With the right haircut, we feel confident and ready to face the world. With the wrong haircut, the exact opposite is generally true. Sadly, most of us have fallen victim to a really bad haircut at one time or another.
Perhaps your mother placed a bowl on your head and opted for a ‘quick trim’, or maybe you decided to cut your own hair with a pair of blunt craft scissors and the end result left you looking like an extra from ‘Night of the Living Dead’. Either way, it was probably not an experience you want to repeat in a hurry, so it pays to do everything in your power to find the right hairdresser.
Hair Cuts at Home
Haircuts by Bobby, done in his kitchen! Photo Courtesy: Barb Crawford
A home haircut is ok if a member of your family is a hairdresser by trade. In theory, they should be skilled and therefore unlikely to give you a truly terrible haircut, but it does pay to stay on their good side if you don’t want to end up the recipient of the scissors of doom.
Another way to enjoy a haircut in the comfort of your own home is to book the services of a mobile hairdresser. Since they don’t have to pay many overheads, mobile hair stylists usually charge lower prices, which is an advantage. However, you will have to clear up the mess afterwards and if you have your hair colored, don’t use your best towels for the final hair wash or they will end up ruined.
The Salon Experience
Many people prefer to have their hair cut and styled in a hair dressing salon. There are several advantages of a salon haircut, including:
- A greater choice of hair treatments
- Extra services such as head massages and manicures may be on offer
- Interesting conversation
- A more relaxing experience
- Time away from the home
Find the Right Hairdresser
Once you find a hair stylist that cuts and styles your hair the way you like it, stick with them like glue. It can be surprisingly tough to find a really good stylist, which is why it is not unusual for customers to change salons when their favorite stylist moves to a new salon.
How to Find the Right Stylist
Imagine the horror of relocating to a new area and realizing your hair is in desperate need of a decent cut and blow dry. It can be extremely nerve wracking trying to work out where to go. You could take pot luck and risk a dubious haircut, which if you are very unlucky takes months to grow out, or you could ask around to see who the locals recommend.
Personal recommendation is always the best way to choose a decent hair dressing salon. If other customers rate the stylists highly, you should be safe from the trauma of a bad haircut. Alternatively, pay a visit to a few salons and see what the clientele is like. If you are a young 20 something and most of the people in there are 60+, the salon is hardly likely to be hip and happening, so try somewhere else.
Jamie Long works for Kiki’s Salon Chateau, a hair salon in Exton. He enjoys interacting with people and helping them out with his useful fashion tips and suggestions. Visit www.kikissalon.com for more information on the latest trends.