Just cut my hair off, already.
July 20, 2013 2:14 PM Subscribe
Where in or around North County San Diego can I find a hair stylist who will cut my hair in a short, edgy style without fretting over how short is too short for a woman, or what hairstyles suit a tall body or a oblong face? I'd love to find somebody unafraid to have fun with my hair, who has experience doing more alternative-looking cuts.
posted by moira to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm sick of having my hair the way everybody thinks I should have it. I've avoided styles I love for most of my life because I don't have the looks, "sass," or now youth that are apparently required. The few times I've tried to request a shorter, edgier hairstyle, I either get talked down, and/or the hairstylist does a super-conservative (and generally longer) version and finishes it off with a round brush, blow-drier, and hairspray. I walk out feeling a decade or two older.
I found somebody who can do a decent pixie cut, but she keeps telling me how she doesn't want to cut it "too short," even after repeated requests to take it shorter. I'm going in today for a fix of yesterday's cut, and after three recent appointments fighting her on length, I'm ready to take the risk of looking for somebody new.
I'd really like to walk into a place and have somebody help me be creative with my hair, push my comfort boundaries, but I haven't had any luck. How do I find such a person? (I picked my latest stylist because her profile specifically said she did creative cuts, but she has repeatedly talked me down on color, varying lengths, and overall length.)
Bonus if it's not terribly expensive. I'm on a budget, and short cuts mean more trips to the salon. Triple bonus if it's not all snooty.