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Old 02-17-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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If like me you dont trust hairdressers to cut your hair, I wondered about how many actually cut their own hair.... I have had so many bad cuts that left me disheartened and angry , its as if they dont listen and just chop away taking far too much off and not the style I asked for... I know I have strange wavy hair but I explain this to the hairdresser and that it curls very easily and has to be cut at a longer length than with straight hair........do they listen? not a bit... I would love to find just one hairdresser who I could trust..
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:12 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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At one time, I cut my own hair, but it was NOT because I had trust issues. I just did not want to take the time and money to go to a salon.

I go to a wonderful lady who knows me and my wavy hair, and I love the cuts she gives me.

You should not have to explain your hair... they should be able to see that it curls easily!
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Very true , they should know by looking... Im beginning to think they just dont care... luckily my granddaughter is training at the moment in a lovely salon in the centre of town, and starts learning to cut quite soon... so maybe she will understand and listen.. heres hoping..
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I've been cutting my own hair for years. Trust issues, cheapness, convenience, are my reasons. I've got thick wavy hair and I cut it in a medium length layered style.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: USA
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I invested in a pair of clippers and just buzz it down every so often. Pays for itself after years of paying barbers.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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My friend Joe had this to say on the subject:


"I hate going to get my hair cut. I wish I could take my head off and sit it on a table in front of me so I could cut it myself. Of course, I still wouldn't be able to SEE what I was doing."
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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My friend Joe had this to say on the subject:


"I hate going to get my hair cut. I wish I could take my head off and sit it on a table in front of me so I could cut it myself. Of course, I still wouldn't be able to SEE what I was doing."
thats brillian, you know I said that to my hubby, I wish I could get round the back of my head to cut it.... your idea even better, I think... oh Im sorry for laughing here but check out how he sees the back of his head hahahaha. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...9F2843EF5F4A9A
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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The reasons I cut my hair instead of going to a salon:

Cost
Poor quality of cut


Having very fine hair, if not cut correctly the results are numerous chop lines. Plus I have a natural v-style nape area and if not properly cut the hair will stick out at odd angles.

Have been to chop shops, medium cost shops, and a so-called master stylist: all gave terrible service/cuts.

I have described my type of hair and it's quirks to all, and they pretend to listen; however, once the cutting commences they start chatting away nonstop and their focus on what they're doing goes out the window.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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Been cutting my own for decades. I have had so many bad haircuts at salons in my younger years that I can't even say! My hair if straight, fine and not very thick. I keep a simple shoulder length style with bangs and it is very easy to cut myself. I get the cut I want and don't have to pay a dime!
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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I have thick, wavy hair and in all my years have only found one person would could cut it the way I liked.

We moved away and spent three years and I can't tell you how much money trying to get a decent cut again. Finally, gave up and bought a pair of thinning sheers and do it myself.

I would rather go in, sit down, pay the money, and come out happy. Lot less trouble and effort.

But I've grown weary of explaining that I have thick, wavy hair and I like it cut this way and they agree and then do whatever.
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