Well I posted a thread a couple of days ago looking for a hairdresser rec in galway for thick hair (that I don't like). Really wish now someone would have recommended somewhere else after I got it cut today The place I went wasn't very "trendy" as I thought they might be quieter and able the spend the long time it takes to cut my hair.
I was a little early when I went in so was sitting there for a few mins. The girl who was supposed to cut my hair was a little late so another girl (the only other person there) washed my hair. She managed to splash water on my face 3 times, twice down my top and in both ears. She sat me in a chair and the hairdresser arrived a few minutes later. She aplogoized for being late and said she's late most mornings as she finds it harder when the kids aren't in school. I didn't mind about that.
She asked me what I wanted and I said I wanted it above my shoulders a little, but enough that it won't hit my shoulders and kick out for a while and to be longer in the front. I said I wanted my side fringe to be long, wide and to sweep across. I said I don't want it cut straight across and motioned with my finger across my eyebrows that I don't want it cut across there. I said the main thing I wanted was for as much as the thickness to be gone as possible, that I don't like the how heavy it is. She asked if I wanted some layers and I said "ya layers, and whatever you think will get rid of the thickness". When she started to part it I asked for a center parting and the side fringe parting to go in straight diagonally which she didn't know what I meant so she got me to do it. I said sorry for being awkward!
That all seemed fine and she chopped away while I read a magazine. She didn't seem to do much sectioning. All throughout, whenever I got hair on my neck she blew on my neck to get rid of it instead of using the brush for that (don't know the proper name). I thougt that was really unprofessional but didn't particularly care in another way. When she got to my fringe she cut it all in ONE chop and when I saw it in the mirror (as she was standing in front of me) she'd cut it all the way straight across my eyes. I said "but that's exactly what I asked you not to do" and she said "oh your fringe was so long before, that's the only reason it was staying over" and I said "no that's the way I always got it done!" She didn't seem to care. She asked me if I wanted her to cut in to it some more and I said "it's too short now as it is, so not if it's going to make it any shorter". I only realised after that that prob would have just made it sit better. She finished the rest of my hair and showed me what it looked like and said she could cut more off the back if I wanted. She never asked before or after that if the overall length was ok. And it looked like it was all the same length all the way round and not longer in the front like I asked. She said it was and I said "it must be very slight". So I said ya "take a bit more off". I stupidly looked at my magazine again and when I looked up she had cut more off all the way around! It looked really harsh and round on my face but she'd taken so much off the front that it was too short to be "long in the front" anymore. She feathered the edges in the front to make it slightly less boxy. When she finished she mentioned that she only put a couple of layers in so it wouldn't take away the shine. She didn't use a lightening scissors so I don't see how she how she could have tried to take away the thickness which is the main thing I asked for! It's very round all the way round, barely graduated, too big at the back and looks old fashioned to me. I think it may look even worse when I wash it. At the end she wiped off some of the hair on my cardigan with the brush for that and also gave one wipe to my face with it.
So basically EVERTYTHING I asked for she didn't do. And the one thing I asked her not to do she did! I was specific so it wasn't like she interpreted me wrong, and she acted like she knew what I was saying. She just did what she wanted and was unprofessional. It's not a terrible cut but it's not what I asked for and I don't like it on me. I hate it more and more as I look at it.
I'm going to my sisters wedding later in the week and because it's abroad I wouldn't be able to get to the hairdresser for an updo so I wanted it fairlly freshly cut for that but I am really unhappy with it!! I would got to another hairdresser to see if the could fix it (though they might wonder what they're fixing as it's not that bad a cut as I said, just none of the things I asked for). The fringe is too short to do anything with except maybe soften it slightly but I hate how short it is and that's the real problem". The front is too short to be much longer than the back now unless I go even shorter at the back but I didn't want it that short and it might be too short. The only thing I could really get done is more layers in the back and up higher I think so the back looks thinner and maybe not so round all the way around my head (I think she may have only done one layer an inch from the bottom and no other thinning).
UH I doubt anyone is still with me but I'm so annoyed and upset