|By Heatwave345 (Heatwave345) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit|
This may seem like a really stupid question, but how do one go about haircuts during college. My hair is getting quite long and I think i might have to get it cut this weekend.
There is a supercuts about 10 minutes away, but i have been getting my haircuts from my Dad ever since i was small. I remember one instance where he was away on business, so i went to a local barber shop (not a big one like supercuts). I told the barber to just to make my hair shorter (that's the point of a haircut right?), but he ended up cutting off wayyy to much, giving my head that "round" shape. Granted, i never got my hair cut by anyone besides my Dad ever since.
So when i go into supercuts this weekend, what should i say/do. Is there a "stylebook" where i can choose from or something? FYI, after applying some hair gel, i like my hair to have the "visor-spikey" appearance in the front. What style is that?
Haha, sorry for this stupid question, but any help will be appreciated!
|By Justinmeche (Justinmeche) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:41 pm: Edit|
People who are cutting hair in professional shops should be able to do what you tell them. Just be very specific about it.
My Story: I went to a salon down in "collegetown" and asked for a low buzz cut. I am a black guy and at the time I was at an Ivy League school. The problem? None of the white women in the salon could cut my hair. There was one guy who could but me moved out of the area. Fortunately there were black students who cut hair in the dorms for half the price.
The problem is that many people have their regular barbers or stylists and someone else may do the same haircut slightly different. Example: my regular barber takes about 15 minutes to do a straight buzz cut and edge-up on me and it looks neat. When I worked in Wisconsin (again, no black barbers were around) it took the guy 50 minutes because he wasn't used to cutting a black guy's hair. I had to tell him to keep cutting because he kept leaving my hair uneven.
|By Idiias (Idiias) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 05:37 pm: Edit|
lol heatwave. i've been going to the same place since I had hair, and now I have to get my first haircut elsewhere this weekend too. Normally I just say a number 2 on the sides, and cut and blend in the top.
|By Rums (Rums) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit|
Just give specific instructions to the person cutting your hair, eg a number 2/3/etc on the sides and back, an inch off the top, or short sides, back no shaver/razor etc. Tell the person how you normally style your hair, and they'll know what 'technique' to use when cutting your hair, eg i normally style my hair with wax and just mash it up ('fresh out of bed' stylee) and they know to cut my hair with serrated scissors and to chisel cut it with normal scissors.. Also you should ask for a wet cut or cut and wash since you don't want to be walking around with bits of hair loose about the place as it can be quite irritating.
|By Dejaentendu (Dejaentendu) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 08:43 pm: Edit|
Not a stupid question at all, hehe. I've been going to the same place for as long as I can remember. It's just a one-lady shop, so I sit down, she asks, "same thing?" and I always say yes. Heh.
I've always hated having to go to other places like Supercuts or Great Clips, but I guess I'll have to get used to it. It seems like they always spend too much time and talk too much when all I want is my hair shorter. No conversation, please. But maybe I'm just antisocial [with hairstylists?] like that. Hmmm yeah...
But good luck.
|By Aim78 (Aim78) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 11:13 pm: Edit|
This is what I always say: "Short, but not too short." The immigrant workers usually don't understand, so I try #4 on the top and #3 on the sides, or something like that. It ends up looking even.
|By Megofou (Megofou) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit|
Oi. I worried about this for quite a while. Then my stylist (who I'd been going to since my first cut) died. Now I'm weary of getting my hair cut at all. But it's really long and it's too hot for such long hair. Still undecided as to what to do. I think I'll end up having my parents come get me for a weekend and figuring out who is best at JC Penny now.
|By Heatwave345 (Heatwave345) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit|
thx for the help, but what's this #2,#3,#4 stuff about?
|By Dejaentendu (Dejaentendu) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 05:44 am: Edit|
The numbers have to do with the guard they put on the clippers. Smaller numbers are for a closer cut (shorter hair), and larger numbers are for longer hair. I do #4 on top, and #2 on the sides I think. Or maybe it's #1 on the sides. Well anyway, my sides are pretty short. Too short now that I'm thinking about it...but yeah -- hair grows.
|By Jenniferelaine (Jenniferelaine) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit|
If you're picky about your hair (or a girl I suppose)...NEVER go to one of those chain places.
I was butchered. My stylist was out of town and I had a moment of temporary insanity. My feathery layers looked like...like they'd taken a weed-whacker to my hair. Wore a hat for two weeks.
I only go to my stylist. I have to drive 45 minutes to see her when I'm home, but it's well worth it.
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