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  • Professional or Do-It-Yourself?

    40 posts, 27 voices, 999 views, started Oct 1, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by Daphne

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    • Carnelian
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      Do you go to a professional hairstylist/colorist or do you maintain your haircut/haircolor yourself?  Are you a one stylist kind of gal or do you go to a different salon or stylist every time?



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I haven’t had a haircut since August 2007 because I was butchered!  

          I get really freaked out when I’m in need of a hair cut. Then, when I finally do psych myself up to go, if they do a bad job I’ll boycott salons for a loooong time.

          I’ve NEVER kept a stylist over any period of time. If I find one I like, one of us bound to move away. I can ALWAYS find one I hate, lol.  

          And, I stopped coloring about 5 years ago when I developed an allergic reaction to every product on the market.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I just recently had mine all chopped off. She did a great job, but I am still getting used to shorter hair. Most of the time I am the famiy hair dresser. We splurged and I took all the little girls for trims too.
          I am guessing she took about 10 inches off my hair. My husband never comments on how I look. We have even discussed long vs short. He said he had no preference. When I came home, he said "So, are we going to call you Paige?" (as in page boy cut) He later told me he really likes it (ever tried to dig yourself out of a hole? LOL) I will most likely let it grow back out a little, but I do like the style (not page boy btw!)

          Sharing Hope,

          Dee Dee



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          Darla5 wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I go to the salon every five weeks to get my hair cut. The same girl for 6 years. I love her dearly. She is so good!!!

          I have done highlights only a couple of times.

          I do not color yet...The tweezers still do the trick on the  gray hairs that show up from time to time.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • Funny coloring story - I was scared to do it myself the first time. I have auburn highlights, and was afraid it would turn too red. So, I went to my life long stylist, and not only did it turn carrot-top red, it started falling out by the handfuls. So, I decided it couldn’t get any worse if I did it. I colored using the same brand for years... and all of a sudden the box is missing from the shelves. So, I decided that I wanted to focus on the red highlights and bought Feria (sp). It turned it fuschia with a maroon tint. I donned my baseball cap ASAP and went to the upscale salon to be rescued. She charged me 90 bucks to put more color on top of what was there. It toned it down, but even now, 2 years later, when the color starts to fade, I can see some of that pinkish red undertone. I decided maybe red wasn’t for me. LOL



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • Moved to Phoenix 2 years ago and have bounced around to stylists since. Still looking for “that one“. Started coloring it myself too. Don’t like it as much as when I get it professionally done but it will do for now.



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          Daphne wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • As a hairstylist, i LOVE pictures.  If you see a haircut in a catalogue, magazine or anywhere else, cut it out and bring it to your stylist!!!  The terminology you use may not jive with the terminology a stylist uses, making it difficult to get an idea that’s in your head to come out of your stylists scissors.

          The trim and tidy visits are always fun but if i’m feeling particularly inspired, i’ll tell my client and usually i’m told to go with it!  This usually results in a really cool spin on your everyday hairstyle.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I am photographically challenged (currently by a dead battery) or I would post a pic of the new do. It looks a little like yours Daphne. It is tapered longer in the front, but not layered. I have wispy bangs that were the real reason I decided to let it go. I wanted the growing out bangs to blend more, and have it closer to being all the same length.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • Right now I am letting my hair grow long after keeping it in a curly bob for years.  It’s been that way so long that people always thought I had naturally curly hair.  I don’t.  My hairdresser that I have had for over 10 years re-married this time last year and retired last December.  I was so mad...well not really...very happy for her and her new life...but I lost my hairdresser.  Anyway...I have a new one from the same salon...and she does a great job.  She is a nut and I have played many jokes on her before she ever became my hairdresser.  But I color my own hair.  The gray just comes in way too fast for me to be able to afford to color that much.  I do a pretty good job.   My former hairdresser use to say I missed my calling....maybe I did.



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          Daphne wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • Good plan, Happymomma...any chance you donated your hair to Locks of Love?



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • It wasn’t quite long enough she said.
          Mary your hair is really cute in your picture. I am the same about coloring. I have to hold myself back to wait 4 weeks. I am anal retentive about having roots. :)



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I have to have someone cut my hair, because of how short I keep it, and I really don’t want to use clippers on myself. I go every 4 weeks, because it is so think, it grows full, not long.

          In the summer, when I want highlights, I go to a pro; but in the winter I am a do-it-myselfer. I was blonde for years, then went red about 1995. Everyone thinks it’s natural because I am fair-skinned.  

          In Evansville, where I just moved from, it took forever to find a stylist that could give me a consistent cut. Moved to Kingsport, and the first lady I went to did it exactly right! Have been four times, and she has gotten it right all three times. And it’s only $20 cause I am cut-and-outta-there, no foufing.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I wait too long between cuts.  It has been June since I had my last hair cut. My hair is long and straight.  I need to go get mine cut now.  When I reach the point where I am desperate I will run down off the mountain where we live and have a professional cut it.  I go to a sweet young lady that a friend told me about.  I have been going to her for about four years now. My ends are getting pretty scary but heck it is almost Halloween...I could be the wicked witch LOL.  

           I do my hair coloring at home and it is not permanent.  I don't want to damage my hair and I hate that permanent coloring always turns my hair more red.  My hair is dark brown almost black.  So the grays pop out around my face.  My husband likes my hair long and I feel better when it's longer but I'm sure that it will come a day when I have to seriously think about a" big girl hair do".  One of my girl friends and I talked about this just tonight.  She promised not to let me wait too long before I did something.  I also have a really skinny long neck...I think a short do or an up do makes me look like Popeye's girl friend Olive Oyl.  Not good!



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 16, 2008
        • I have decided that when my hair grows back I’m going to dye it platinum blonde.  I have always wanted to do this but felt my career choice did not allow for to much creativity.  I will choose a professional stylist because I want true blonde and not something in the family of rust or ruddy lite brown.  I’ll be sure and post pics so my fab40 ladies can either cheer me on or laugh with me through my tears while I wait for it to grow out.



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          Daphne wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • warriorprincess...to insure the best results of your platinum color, be sure you don’t use any chemicals on your hair while you‘re growing it out.  I hope you love being platinum blonde...i can’t wait to see some pics!  :c)



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • warriorprincess...you are such a pretty lady I believe it would be fun to do something so bold!!! I cannot wait to see your pictures. I imagine when you have been through what you have...hair color is no “biggie“. Go for it! The only WARNING is I hear that men like that look....  LOOKOUT! WOOSH! LOL



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • Ha. :)  I can only hope that my hubby sees me as his sexy mama again.  Lately, he has been treating me like I am this porcelain glass doll and if he squeezes me to tight, I will break.  What happened to my roughneck hunk of honey.  Once I turn blonde I say let the games begin.  But, I wonder if the radiation will effect the chemicals in the coloring.  Hmmmm.  I’d better find out or you ladies might see a purple lady come the winter.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • Hey Warriorprincess purple is the color of passion! Right?  LOL You might get more than you bargained for!hehe



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          Tuliplady wrote Oct 18, 2008
        • I rarely go to the salon.  I don’t trust my hair with people I don’t know.  It’s down the middle of my back long, so it doesn’t need to be trimmed too often.  Usually a trim once a year is plenty.  Now I’ve started coloring it.  I’ve been coloring it myself, and honestly, it looks it. Yuck. And I’ve got so much hair, one box of dye doesn’t do the job.

          A teenager I used to work with is going to cosmetology school, so she’s going to learn from the start to do my hair.  I got to be her live hair model for her first hair cut.  Don’t know who was more nervous, her or me, but she gave me a real nice trim and got an A for her grade.  At Christmas-time I’ll be having her color my hair too.  I don’t care where she moves when she graduates, I’ll be going to her to have my hair done because I trust her.

          DH doesn’t like that I’ve been coloring my hair.  I told him when I turn gray, I’ll gladly stop coloring it, but I’m not going to run around with the fading mud color that’s underneath the red dye.

          Tulip



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          Coachmombabe wrote Oct 18, 2008
        • When our daughter went to cosmetology school I let her give me a makeover. I ended up with very short, spikey, bleached blonde hair (as seen in photo)! I loved it immediately, tho it was a radical change from my shoulder length, self dyed strawberry blonde. That was 6 years ago. I still wear it quite short, but have recently gone au natural for color. I’m by nature a brunette, but have a lot of white on the sides and mixed througout. I thought I wouldn’t like the salt ‘n pepper look, but I think it’s kind of classy! Looks a bit like Jamie Lee Curtis, I think. I still get it professionally cut, but if it gets too longish on the top I’ve been known to whittle away at it!

          Blessings,
          Coachmombabe
          http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

          "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • I love my stylist. I did her a favor last year and had my hair cut in New York at the Ouidad Salon. They are truly experts in cutting curly hair.

          When I got home I went to see Holly the next day. She washed my hair and went all through it to see how it was cut. She’s been able to follow the technique ever since. She says it’s fun to see something new and I love the way she’s doing my hair. I can now wear it straight or curly depending on my mood or or mood of my hair that day.



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          Sandy Dumont wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Daphne,
          Wow. We‘re all in the same boat. I’ve been back home in Virginia for eight years and have only found a good hairdresser in the last few months. I tried every “famous” hairdresser in the region, and they all messed up my hair.  

          What I’ve noticed is that American hairdresers are about 8 - 10 years behind European ones. In fact, at the moment, they are all still doing the old Vidal Sasson looks that give you a bubble head - or Hollywood frou frou looks. I’m for understated, “natural” looks. Unfortunately, they look siple but require an expert’s hand.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • My cut must be done professionally by someone who is very up to date. The back isn’t easy to do. As for color though I know how so am fortunate to save $$ doing foil/double process right here in my own home. (Good thing!! It’s pricy.)



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Since I have only worked in the salon world I would never dream of doing my own. Now me not doing my own does not stop me from telling the professional how to do it. I have tons of training but still love to be pampered.
          After all isn’t that what it’s all about?



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          Dennie05 wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • I have been going to the same stylist for 10 years now.  I get my haircut and hi and lo lights(foiling) every 5-6 wks or when I can’t stand the roots anymore.  Luckily, not too many grey hairs, but just dark no luster roots.



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Before moving to TX, I went to a professional in Coney Island, NY, great lady, she owned my hair.  Whatever she did I was always satisfied, she would whip me back into shape, if I dare not take care of my hair.

          Since moving to TX, I have not found anyone to meet her standards, so I do it myself.  Unfortunately, she passed last year.  I will always miss her.



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          Mztracy wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • My hubz does my dye, or I do.
          I have been going to the same girl for years, hubby goes to her also.
          For my cuts, she now comes to my home to make it easier for me. She rocks. Always up on new styles etc. I let her do whatever cut she wants.



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          Mz. Queen wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • My hair has been natural for about 5 years now and I go to my barber for my hair cuts and I color it myself.  

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          Dennie05 wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Mztracy...your hair always looks great!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • If I could afford serious pampering, I’d park my butt in a master colorist’s chair, no problem. As long as it looks killer, I’m cool with doing my own & saving $200.00 plus. Box color~ NEVER. lol



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          Coachmombabe wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Gosh, you girls make me have second thoughts about going au natural! You almost make it sound like fun to get your hair colored!

          Blessings,
          Coachmombabe
          http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

          "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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          Termite wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • I have been a professional stylist and colorist for over 24 years and I own a small salon in my local town.  Yes, I am guilty of cutting and coloring my own hair, but if I didnt know what I was doing, I would definately pay someone to do it.  It actually costs you more to have corrective color done than to just pay someone to do it in the first place.
          Vicki, I know exactly what you mean by telling them how to do your hair, I am guilty of that.  I watch every move they make. The poor girl who works for me cut my hair today and I was telling her where and how to cut it.  The poor thing was a nervous wreck!  LOL  Just as she was doing to me when I cut hers today. Oh Well, we have a lot of fun.  

            For those of you who are having trouble finding a stylist, start asking people you see with nice hair, “who does them?“, they most likely will be glad to tell you.  If you want your hair cut and colored like theirs, ask their name so you can tell the stylist.  That way she has an idea of what you are wanting.  So many people come to me and say they saw someone who’s hair I did, and they want it like that, but they neglect to get their name. So it is a guessing game.  

            Also, bring in a picture out of a magazine, so they can see exactly what you are talking about.  I know from experience that what you are telling the stylist and what she is visioning could be two totally different styles.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Indeed. That, and perhaps seek an Aveda Concept, Tony & Guy (creators of “Bed Head“) or Mario Tricocci salon. They‘re all excellent.



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          Termite wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • Yes, they may all be excellent, but at the same time, very expensive. And it seems that the reason most ladies are doing they‘re own hair is because of the price. You can find a stylist just as good without paying the big bucks. I agree, we all like to be pampered, but with the way the economy is, everyone is trying to cut back. You can go to a local family owned salon, get just as good of a result as if you went to the upscale salon.  If you do your homework and check out the stylist’s credentials.



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          Kmarie wrote Dec 27, 2008
        • I go to the same professional hairstylist/colorist since I was 19 years old, when she is not available my girlfriend will style and color my hair.



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          Nita P wrote Jun 27, 2012
        • i usually stay with the same hairstylist but now that i am getting older i go to a few different ones.  i am moved by price.  havent coloured for a while now.  trying hard not too.  i love my grey but it is not spreading as fast.  so i have half black and grey hair.  a forever bad hair style i guess.  i am an infrequent hear cutting person.  my hair takes eons to grow.happyfrown



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