I have been through quite a few hairdressers in my time, and I am really quite fussy about my hair. However, the most recent hairdresser I’ve visited is, in my mind, one of the best I’ve ever been to.The simple reason for liking my current hairdresser is the fact that my hair looks as good out of the salon and after a self wash and air dry, as it does just after he has worked his magic on it.
In my previous experience, I used to notice that whilst my hair looked good right after my hair cut, in a couple of hours, or after I’d washed it the following day, it’d fall back into a previous style of its own. When I asked my then hairdresser how to maintain the style, he told me it was all about using styling products, to keep my style in shape. So, I indulged in these styling products but found they mostly weighed down my hair and I prefer my hair to swing free.
So, when I moved, and subsequently changed hairdressers, I found that my current hairdresser used a minimum of styling products on my hair. In fact, all he’d use would be a little slick of hair gloss and that was it. My hair would swing free and light but remain in its blown out style for at least 2 days so long as I did not wash it. Once I did wash it, I could replicate the blown out style to a degree at home, and my hair would always look just like how it looked the first day it was cut.
This was an eye opener for me. Thus, my personal pointers to watch out for when choosing a hairdresser is:
- It is all about the cut -Â The way he cuts the hair allows it to fall into its desired style even after a hair wash at home and with air-drying. It must therefore be a good cut.
- Whether your style is held up by styling products or because its a good cut – My hair doesn’t feel like a helmet and weighed down with styling products andÂ I feel like a super model walking out of the salon. The only tools of my hairdresser’s styling is a good cut and his hairdryer.
- No hidden charges – My previous hairdresser would charge a basic fee for a cut and wash, then tack on other charges for use of branded shampoos or hair treatments. When I go to my current hairdresser, the price I see is the price I’m charged at the end. RM70 for a wash and cut for women and RM50 for men.
The hair salon I presently go to is De Headline Salon (Tel: 03-2142 0515) at Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur. It is on the UG floor on a side lane after a money changer and is next to a slimming salon. The decor is quite eclectic but the staff are friendly. My stylist is Thomas who I know I will frequent for a long long time. He is so popular, you need to make an appointment in advance and turn up on time or risk having to wait a long time. If finding a good hairdresser that works for you is like entering into a relationship, I’ve found my prince charming!
In fact, my family and friends are now using him too based on my recommendations and everyone loves his touch. Awesome!