How do I keep the salon from making my haircut too femme?
August 18, 2014 11:40 AM Subscribe
I'm a mid-twenties woman who grows her hair out long and cuts it all off every few years. Tomorrow I'm cutting it all off again. How do I get the stylist to respect my masculine haircut wishes?
posted by hollyholly to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My hair is about shoulder length and pretty blunt, and tomorrow I'm going to have it cut ear-length or shorter. I've gone through that drastic change several times now, though it's been three years or so, so I know I like it and am looking forward to it.
The problem is, that while my personal style is somewhere between "active tomboy" and "unfashionably lazy", I read as pretty straight, and the stylists always seem to take this as an invitation to femme up the haircut I ask for with feathering or pointy sideburns or whatever. I like masculine short hair, though, and don't appreciate this "help".
What are some key haircutting terms I should know for men's hair? Should I just bring reference pictures of men wearing the haircut I want? Can I just say, "don't make it too feminine"?