I have written on here many times before about my hair and hairdressers. When I was young I had the same hairdresser for years - she "got me" and kept me trendy with suggestions and skillful cuts. She became a friend, and I used to "model" for her at competitions - until the fateful time that she dyed my hair Aubergine and shaved it off up to half way up the back of my head!!!!!???? What was she thinking? Since then, I have struggled to find a hairdresser who can remain "interested" in me for more that half a dozen cuts. What is it with them? I have a very long list of failed relationships with hairdressers. I had been with my latest hairdresser for above 2 years, and whilst she cut it nicely, I could tell she had lost interest a long time ago. On several visits, she never answered the phone when she was cutting hair, and when she wasn't cutting hair, she was outside having a crafty smoke - so it was no surprise that it was becoming impossible to ring and book an appointment. And so before Christmas, I tried somewhere else.
This wasn't a great success. The salon was newish and very trendy, but my stylist was very very young and lacking in confidence, and when confronted with a ditherer like me, got a bit scared and only cut a centimetre off.
This week, I decided to treat myself to a cut at a very expensive salon in our nearby Shopping Mall. They grade their stylist, so I went the whole hog and asked for a senior stylist and was booked with "Rebecca". On arrival, my daughter thought that the chap who sat me in the chair and didn't even try to feign interest in me, was the cleaner. I don't think for one minute he was called Rebecca. He rubbished all my ideas, he "told" me what he was going to do, washed it, cut it and dried it, wittering on all the time about himself and his plans to get his own salon etc etc He tried to charge me £49!!!! when a huge sign in the window clearly said that they had an offer on for £30 that day. No, I shan't be going back there either.
And because Michela will ask - here is the style I ended up with this week!
So I have another couple of months before I decide where to try next.