I don’t know about you, but I think finding a hairdresser you trust is almost as difficult as finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. I’ve had my hairdresser for over 15 years now and I know exactly that she would never do anything that I don’t like. In fact, I trust her so much, I just sit down and let her work her magic. Not everyone is as lucky as me though and the best example for that some of my lovely blogging friends. When we chatted about bad hairdresser experiences, they told me some horrific stories, but read for yourself:
Kelly from Domestic Goddesque came home with a rather animalistic look:
I went for highlights to a new salon, and they used that magi-mesh stuff to put on the dye. Anyhoo, when I got home, I realised that the magi-whatevs had some sort of adhesive on it, which had stripped the dye from small sections of my hair giving me what can only be described as a zebra-hair-do. I went somewhere else to get it fixed and as it happened pre-social media days, there are no photos!
Cass from Frugal Family wasn’t the victim herself, but she’ll never let her OH take the kids to the hairdresser’s again:
I let my husband take my (then) 7 year old to the barbers and I have no idea what he asked the guy to do, but swears he asked for what he was supposed to. The poor lad somehow ended up with a number one all over which is something similar to a skinhead. I was traumatised and that’s the last time that I don’t go with them on a trip to the hairdressers!!!
Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary went from Rapunzel locks to looking like a boy – involuntarily, of course:
When I was 11, I had a perm. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to persuade my mum and dad that I could have one. I wanted to have a soft perm, like my best friend, who was called Diane. She was so beautiful, and I just wanted to look a tiny bit more like her. So I went to hairdressers and asked if I could have the ‘Diane’ hair. Well I had hair down to my bum before I went it, and I came out looking like a poodle, and I cried for days, and wouldn’t come out of my room. It was so dry and frizzy I had to have it cut off, really really short. So when I started secondary school I looked like a boy.
Michelle from Mummy From The Heart went home with a style that got her a new nickname:
My worst experience was the day of a ball at uni. I was 19 and had spent £120 on a dress (so a ton of money 20 years ago) and wanted pretty hair to go with it. My idea was soft falling tendrils, the local hairdresser felt differently and gave me a tight set. My friends called me ‘sheepy’ all night!
Of course, your hairdresser appointment doesn’t have to end in a disaster. Websites like Rock Pamper Scissor list the best hair dressers in your local area, like these hairdressers in Manchester and, if you are prepared to do a bit of prep-work before seeing a new hairdresser, you’re definitely on the safe side:
1. Look at reviews online and on social media
2. Ask friends and family for recommendations
3. Do your research: What do you want? What don’t you want? Print pics or cut out pictures of styles you like.
4. Communicate clearly: Tell your stylist exactly what you want. There’s no point in sweet talking or agreeing with them when you don’t. Remember, you’ll have to live with your new cut or colour for weeks, if not months.
5. Have a play: There are a lot of websites online that allow you to upload your photo and add an overlay with the hair style of your choice. This way, you can find out, if certain cuts and colours suit you or something else might be more flattering.
This is a promotional post with images from Caroline Tran via Flickr and Bruce Guenter