I have a very very niche job. I've been doing it for over ten years now and have made about $28,000 per year. Because of my experience, I was called in for a meet and greet. It was going to lead nowhere. So, I pretty much blew it off, and blew the next one off, and showed up to the third because it was on my way home.
They hired me and gave me a job that pays about $786,000 per year. I was told that they had reservations about me and told me they were bothered by the fact that I wore "denim with unpatched holes" at the interview. I didn't even think I was being considered. This is very unreal. And now I will have a job that pays me more in my bimonthly check than my last year's entire gross. I will be working with a different clientele, and my position will have more prestige than previously.
So how do I dress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 20, 2014 -
Hello everyone! I am early in my transition as a trans woman and am working on growing my hair out. In the meantime I am interested in figuring out some way to do my hair that looks cute and feminine and doesn't require a ton of maintenance. [more inside]
posted by tinyfolk
on Jun 20, 2014 -
in NYC has a tumblr
on which they post photos of some (most? all?) of the clients who come through the salon to get their hair cut, dyed, or styled. This seems like such an obviously great idea - not only has it taught me about lots of new hair trends
, it gives me a chance to see what these super creative styles
look like on real people. If I were ever in the market for a NYC haircut, I'd feel confident going to Seagull. But for some reason, I've had trouble finding other blogs like this: my results are clogged by hair salon websites and individually run blogs full of tutorials and photos of celebrities and such. Do you know of any other salons that do this? They don't have to be the same genre of hairstyle as Seagull; I just want to look at lots of un-retouched photos of other people's haircuts.
posted by pretentious illiterate
on Aug 10, 2013 -
I'm afraid I don't understand the ways of the barbershop. Perhaps you can help? [more inside]
posted by jaksemas
on Jul 19, 2013 -
This question is specific to NYC. I'm wondering what people's experiences have been getting free haircuts from the various schools around town - Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Arrojo. Often, people offer free haircuts on craigslist and elsewhere, in order to get models for class projects. FWIW, I'm a male, 29 yo "hipster," although I'd also welcome opinions from women.
posted by outlandishmarxist
on Feb 23, 2013 -
I'm looking for a whiz for women's short, chic, sexy haircuts in the East Bay or San Francisco. Please share your recommendations and experiences! [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Sep 7, 2012 -
I love Melissa McBride's haircut
. It's basically the main (only) reason I watch "The Walking Dead." I would like it for my very own. However, I have a head full of crazy cowlicks. Would cutting my hair this short make me look like Alfalfa from Our Gang? [more inside]
posted by indognito
on Jun 8, 2012 -
Round-face haircut suggestions, help, and probably emotional counseling needed. How can I articulate what I want my hair to look like? Any ideas for straight hair + round face haircuts? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Help me find photos of awesome, crazy, asymmetrical, nontraditional, etc haircuts for women with long hair. For a point of reference, I'm looking for something along the lines of the work at WIP Hairport
. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway
on Dec 17, 2010 -
I'm trying (again) to grow my hair out. Every time I've tried this before, my wavy, somewhat poofy hair looks terrible after a couple months - like the geeky kid in period 70s movies. Help me maintain a fashionable hair style until it gets where I want it! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Aug 13, 2010 -
What's a great place for a 20's female in Pittsburgh with fine hair to get a haircut? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 22, 2010 -
I recently got a haircut that I am not all that pleased with. To make myself feel better, I want to watch movies where characters give themselves really bad haircuts. Help me think of some. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Mar 2, 2010 -
Have you ever gone to a hairstylist, sat down, said "do whatever you want" and experienced a miracle? I need one of those in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by tristeza
on Jan 7, 2010 -
Where can I find a good and reasonably priced hair cut for my curls in NYC? [more inside]
posted by brookeb
on Feb 21, 2008 -
Should I get highlights/lowlights to make a boring but practical haircut look more interesting? And where can I get a boring but practical (read: no layers, long, cut straight across) haircut in Northern VA? [more inside]
posted by anaelith
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Is there a resource (web, ideally, but books, etc. are fine too) that shows multiple ways to style basic haircuts? I want it to show a picture of the cut (ex. shoulder-length bob), with lots of options as far as updo's, blow-outs, waves, partial ups, etc. I'm not talking about the 1 or 2 styles it shows in a lot of styling books that are available at the chain salons - I want lots and lots and lots. Is there anything out there?
posted by ferociouskitty
on Oct 15, 2005 -
ForMyBetterHalfFilter: Pips is looking for a good women's salon in New York when she can get her hair cut and styled to her liking for under $75. As a guy who gets $12 trims I have no idea. Any suggestions?
posted by jonmc
on Aug 25, 2005 -
Need recommendations for men's hair stylist in San Francisco/ East Bay Area. My SO's much younger brother is staying with us for the summer. He has terrible hair- thin, fine, and yet somehow wiry. Tendency to do weird spiky things. Help us help him get a decent haircut. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on May 16, 2005 -
Recommendations for a place to get a good men's haircut in the Washington, DC/Arlington, VA area? I'm looking for somewhere a little better than your run-of-the-mill SuperCuts/Hair Cuttery but not a totally intimidating/fancy salon.
posted by chos
on Dec 12, 2004 -
My hair has been viciously attacked by a raving lunatic posing as a barber. What can I do to make it grow back as fast as possible? I'll take estrogen pills (and deal with my new breasts) if it'll help.
posted by trharlan
on Sep 24, 2004 -
In an effort to be thriftier, I'm thinking of learning to cut my own hair. I checked online and info is sparse, or mostly aimed at women who trim their own bangs.
Suggestions on books or any other tips/tricks would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by O9scar
on Sep 10, 2004 -
Male pattern balding. I've arrived at the point where I will need to either do something to counteract it, learn to accept it, or perhaps, a little of both. Any suggestions for products/states of mind/haircuts with dignity that have worked for you?
posted by 4easypayments
on Jul 2, 2004 -