Thursday, July 10, 2008

Salon Talk

(This one's for you, Lucy!)


Are you an independent salon girl, a Toni & Guy or Visible Changes gal, a Supercuts girl, or somewhere in between?


I've been all of the above, but I prefer the independent salons. There is a locally owned salon here called Menchaca's. They have four or five locations, but they are not a nationwide chain. The owner does my hair, and he's fabulous. It can be rather pricey, though. I've learned the hard way that it's worth every penny!


My step-daughter has had a really awful haircut at Supercuts. My 12 year old son has had a bad haircut at TGF Haircutters. And I had the worst experience recently at Fantastic Sam's. Now, I realize not all of the stylists at these places are bad. In fact, most of them are fine. But just before we went on vacation last month, I decided I needed a hair cut. I didn't have an appointment at Menchaca's, I wanted to save money, and I needed my hair cut NOW. Next time, I will simply either wait or plan ahead better.


I wanted a really small section of bangs (I don't think I look good without bangs). I have a huge chunk of bangs now, and I am still having to cut them to even them up. They are so completely jagged! The stylist asked if I wanted the sides tapered to the front. I told her no. I wanted a blunt cut. Guess what? She tapered the front! I am old enough to know how I want my hair styled! I have thin, baby fine hair, and I know what works and what doesn't.


I will give some freedom to my regular stylist, but when I go somewhere new or unknown, I don't want that person to experiment on my hair. In a few weeks, I plan to go to my regular stylist and beg his forgiveness for letting someone else touch my hair. I know he'll be able to make things right. I found out the hard way that it is worth it to be patient and to spend the extra money to get a decent cut. It's true that you get what you pay for!

4 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

The money is not the issue with me it is the convenience. I use to go to a local salon and then it became quite a hassle to get an appointment. Lucky I have easy hair now I just go to a walk in...

Lucy said...

hahaha DIANNNNee!! I had a few minutes to check my google reader before bed and OF course this post caught my eye! Thanks for writing it just for me!!
YOU are SO right Diane, If you have a great stylist... STAY with them. Typically a hairstylist that IS very talented tends to be found in a more expensive salon, that is of course, unless they have low self esteem and don't recognize their gift, then u may luck out at a bargain salon. On the other hand, you can't just go to ANY stylist in a high price salon expecting that makes them 'the best' because there are MORE out there with ridiculously HIGH self images who in reality should be working in a butcher shop! haha
( bangs grow quickly.. hang in there)

Giggles said...

I'm a hairdressers daughter and what Lucy says is absolutely right. If you have a good hairdresser and bad hair...then it is GOLD to you!! I have an award winning stylist, but I really need a change...I need to get bangs but fear them!

Hugs SHerrie

Jean at Penny Lane said...

I have had a few bad haircuts myself. They grew back and got restyled.

Worst hairdresser was my Dad.
You should have seen what he did to my hair the night before we had school pictures taken! I have PROOF! LOL

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