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Old 12-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Hair Tales .......

My Father and Grandparents were in the hairdressing business and Mother married into it, so to speak, but I'm the family drop out.

I have the most awful hair - Dad used to joke that he'd seen better hair on a side of bacon - poker straight, fine but thick and a s*d to cut properly. Ma was the only person who could ever cut it successfully. She had to give up doing mine some time before she died and I have spent subsequent years touring the local hairdressers wherever I've lived getting worse and worse hair cuts.

I don't know about where you all are but over here hairdressers, in the main, only know how to cut wet hair and club cut it (ie blunt cut it) neither of which my hair will co-operate with.

The other day I was at my wits end and on impulse walked into the first hairdresser's I passed in Glossop. Yes, they cut hair dry, no problem, come tomorrow at 2pm.

The result was the best hair cut I've had since Mother had to give up! I no longer look as though a mad axe-murderer has set about my head with a knife and fork and - the ultimate test - after getting soaked to the skin twice today, my hair cut still looks good. And it only cost 10 (about US$15) The last time I had it cut it cost me 35!!!!

Now, for the weird bit. The hairdresser who owns the business is called Ursula Smith. My mother was not only a hairdresser, her christian name was Ursula and her maiden name was.....Smith!!! Oo-er!!!

I'm inclined to think her ghost was getting tired of seeing me walking round looking like hell on wheels and decided to intervene.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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That is eerie! I would stick with her though. Sounds like she knows your hair. I have a thick mop on top of my head. So I have to get it layered cut. Otherwise it looks like there is a large critter living under there.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Isn't it great when you stumble on a perfect solution to a long standing problem!
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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What a weird coincidence, Mad Cook! Glad you finally found a hairdresser that worked out!

DH is my hairdresser, I wear my hair long, and just have him whack a couple inches off the bottom with my sewing scissors. Saves me $34, which is what I was charged last time I went to a salon for them to do the same thing.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:58 PM   #5
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Great story Mad Cook! I bet your mum had a hand in this!
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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I'm working on growing mine out again...if I can stay away from the scissors.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:22 AM   #7
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What a weird coincidence, Mad Cook! Glad you finally found a hairdresser that worked out!

DH is my hairdresser, I wear my hair long, and just have him whack a couple inches off the bottom with my sewing scissors. Saves me $34, which is what I was charged last time I went to a salon for them to do the same thing.
Yes, that is a weird coincidence. Great that you found a good hairdresser MC.

Dawg, I'll bet your DH also knows not to cut off too much. I have seen a lot of people with long hair curse the fact that they spent money to have too much hair cut off, or in tears over it.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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I look terrible in long hair. It's just a bushy, unruly mess.
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Yes, that is a weird coincidence. Great that you found a good hairdresser MC.

Dawg, I'll bet your DH also knows not to cut off too much. I have seen a lot of people with long hair curse the fact that they spent money to have too much hair cut off, or in tears over it.
I'm fairly blind without my glasses...it's easy for a hairdresser to be over zealous and take too much off.

Oh well, it's just hair it will grow back...unless your name is Shrek
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #10
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I go to those 'cheap' hair cut places where you don't have to have an appointment. And yes, it's true, you get what you pay for.

But a woman in one of them in ABQ gave me the best hair cut ever. Since I moved from ABQ I've never found one that did a good job: Fair? Meh. Inexpensive? Always.

My hair grows incredibly fast and going to a salon just isn't affordable for me since I'm keeping it pretty short now.
It was in ABQ where I decided to go from hair long enough to sit on to very short. They gave me the hair they cut off and the link to Locks of Love where your donated hair is made into wigs for children with serious medical problems (like cancer/chemotherapy).

I just found this:

5 Ways to Cut Hair - wikiHow
Very interesting.
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