I am blessed with a gorgeous hair from birth; unfortunately, I am not immune to disastrous haircuts. Once while I was in a hair salon and patiently waited for my haircut, I overheard the comment of one stylist to another about my hair stating that no one can really screw up my hair, because I have curls and curls are the perfect cover up for mistakes. He had no idea what he was talking about, and I was not in the mood to argue.
What I know for sure is that even the gorgeous locks like mine could be ruined by the unskilled hand of a hairdresser. I have been down this road too many times in my life, but one of my worst haircuts I will never forget. I was still in college then and did not mind to experiment with different looks. Sometimes, I will keep my hair the shoulder length for a while or let it grow up to my waistline, or cut it very short or even fashionably uneven. I never thought that all experiments with my hair one-day can end up in a total disaster and could not easily be fixed.
I went to my local hair salon to have a stylish short haircut, but ended up with a horrible, almost non-existent hair. My hair was completely gone; I could see the shape of my skull in all its glory: bumps and all. When I saw myself in the mirror, I was horrified with the end result and made my stylist cry. She cried about her incompetence, but I had to live with the horrible haircut for an entire month and wear different hair bands to cover it up.
To prevent this disaster from ever happening to me again I do the following:
I always bring a picture of the hairstyle I want to have to a hair salon.
It could be a photo from a fashion magazine or a printout from another source, but it is always a precise image.
I am not afraid to communicate my ideas about my hair and what I want to get at the end.
I instruct the stylist on the length of my hair, on how I want it to be styled, and what kind of the product to use.
I always speak the truth about the end result to the stylist.
If I am not happy with the style, I ask the hairdresser to correct it right on the spot. It is my hair, after all, and I have to be pleased with it and no one else.