SOCIAL MEDIA

01 March 2016

How a Cosmetologist Gets a Haircut





There's something about beauty school which makes me a little jumpy about the commitment involved in a haircut. Maybe it was seeing a few too many cuts that should have never happened walk out the door. These days, I insist on having a hairstylist I can trust, or at least one that will actually listen to me.

Ever since we moved overseas, that hairstylist has been, very, very reluctantly, my mom. My reasoning is this: many stylists here do not speak English, quite understandable, as it's not really a career where English is highly used. I don't know how to express myself in precise hair terminology in either Hokkien or Bahasa. The stylists here don't work with Caucasian hair on a regular basis and I think some of the odd haircuts I had in high school were due to that lack of familiarity with my hair texture. 

So...Mom cuts my hair, even though she isn't a professional. I usually know exactly how I want my hair cut, however, I just can't hold my hands and scissors at the right angle for this short of a cut, so she follows my step-by-step instructions, sometimes very skeptically wondering "Are you sure this is a good idea, Rachel???" but it all works out in the end and I'm left with an adorably spunky curly long-pixie.

Now when Anna brings me a bottle of blue haircolor from the states (she's visiting in two months!!) I'll be all set.

How do you handle getting haircuts? I got about 5 inches off with this one--do you get trims or dramatic haircuts?

P.S. Have you seen my song parody yet? I'm so proud of our little music video...and the fact that it's gotten 124 views already, as of this publishing. For my channel, that's pretty big stuff. :)

14 comments :

  1. Your hair cut looks so cute!!! Your mom did a great job, and you did a wonderful job instructing her! I don't like having to go pay to have my hair cut, so I usually just let it grow out, and then whenever I see my mother-in-law (she lives several states away, so it's not often) I'll have her chop it, since she used to work as a cosmetologist. I usually like having my hair shorter for the summer, and since it's been getting pretty long and I'm having a baby this summer, I am definitely going to get it all chopped in a few months! Not as short as a pixie cut, but something shorter than shoulder-length. My husband is really detail-oriented, and I don't need anything fancy, so I may ask him to do it. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, I guess!

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  2. She does a great job following instructions! Your hair looks great. I get mine cut about once every year... If that. You can probably tell in my pictures :) I don't really do much with it ever.

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  3. You look adorable. Plus that skirt is wonderful and so is the floral headband.

    Your Mom did a great job. When I was a kid my Mom used to cut my hair. I HATED it. LOL. The common "bowl" cut was her standard. I spent most of my early years looking like one of the Beatles.

    Once you find a good hairdresser you never want to leave them. My sister and I just had a conversation about this as she still can't seem to find one. She spent almost 4 hours at the salon, was charged $200 and came out looking basically the same and super unhappy.

    I've been very lucky. I've found a good one that takes direction and is able to do want I want, even if it does take quite a bit of time. My hair is a bit of my trademark though so it is important to me.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. HAHAHA to your song parody!!! Parodying music is one of my top favorite things, honestly! Also your hair looks awesome!!! My hair is usually a crazy mess, but that's okay :-P

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  5. It looks great! Honestly, I just walk into Great Clips every year or so and say "cut it all off," but I don't think that strategy works for most people...

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  6. I just got my haircut...I had like 3 reference pictures...I always take pictures immediately after I get a good haircut so they know exactly what to do.

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  7. I absolutely adore your hair! I know we've discussed being totally fearful (almost) of getting haircuts, so I completely understand you. My mom trims my hair and I'm not really committed to any specific style other than trying to grow it out so I can basically be a mermaid. But your hair is so darling--good job, mom!

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  8. I LOVE that hair style on you. I still go to my same hair stylist I've been going to all my life. Which means she still lives in the Atlanta area and I live in Ohio. But that's okay because since I go "home" every couple months for work, I always get my hair cut when I'm there.

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  9. That is SUCH a cute style! I've always wanted to chop my hair completely off (it's been super long--like to my waist/lower back--most of my life), but I've never gotten the courage up to do more than a cut to the shoulders. I have this weird, frizzy, crazy thick hair, so I'm afraid I'd look like a puff ball! Your curly hair is the perfect texture for a cut like this--LOVE it!

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  10. Aww, this is a cute haircut and I just love the little flowers!
    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    Come join me for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

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  11. I'm a pixie fan myself! And with my hair being very thick and naturally curly, I'm usually pretty selective about the stylists who touch it. However, I love changing my hair up regularly, and with a pixie cut, getting it trimmed every 4-6 weeks gets really expensive. So, about a year ago I started cutting it myself. I am not a trained stylist and if you look at it closely you can certainly tell that lol, but it's thick enough that it hides any choppiness pretty well, and now I have the freedom to change the shape every few weeks if I want--for free!!

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  12. She did a great job!! Christopher trimmed my hair just last month and he did a great job of following directions too. :)

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  13. I forgot you are a cosmetologist! I'm glad your Mom can cut your hair. I thought I would never go to a local cosmetologist but I did in Yangon. My hair was so awful so I braced for the worst and it actually turned out great. I think they were trained by British people so somehow it turned out okay. Also, it was like $10 for an hour hair wash, massage, cut and style.

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  14. I actually fired the salons after my new boyfriend gave me a haircut in his kitchen shortly after we first started dating. It wasn't his first attempt, he had given haircuts to his ex-wife, previous girlfriends and female friends for a number of years. He learned from a girl he had dated that was a hair stylist. She gave him haircuts and she insisted he cut hers for her. She said it was simple, anyone can do it, and she gave him very detailed instructions along the way. She hated having other stylists cut her hair as they never did what she wanted and figured it would just be easier to teach her boyfriend who like her hair on her head, rather than in a pile on the floor. So I got him already trained. :)

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