1. "Gimme that Shelf Haircut."
Unfortunately, the shelf haircut is what a lot of people end up with at a traditional salon. With straight cutting methods and cutting curls wet, the result is major shelfage. When we cut curls, we cut them dry and one at a time. This enables us to see where each curl lives and cut it where it needs to be cut. Hence, avoiding the shelf.
2. "I really want that triangle look. You know, really heavy on the bottom and it makes me look like a pin head."
Nobody wants to look like Roseanne RoseannaDanna. Seriously. But this happens all the time in traditional salons! Tell me you haven't had that haircut. At OlyCurl, we know how to create shapes that are not the triangle. Shapes that are more flattering for your face. Shapes that flatter your neck and create separation from your shoulders.
3. "If you can just make sure that my curls are super uneven and stringy, that'd be great."
Every curl bounces up differently. What separates one curl from another is the unique shape of those strands that make up a curl family. When we cut curls one at a time we can make sure nothing ends up looking stringy or uneven.
4. "Make it real smooth so that when I get outside in the rain it poofs right out."
Luckily we don't have hot tools like flat irons and wands. Your curls are natural. Fighting it is a never-ending battle.
5. "I want my hair to look like this mushroom that I brought in as an example."
No more mushroom head! Unless someone wants the Octopus Cut. Which, honestly, I can't believe is a real thing right now. My mom had one in the late 80s.
6. "Please make my hair do that granny-helmet head thing."
Granny helmets are out. Soft touchable curls are where it's at. No need to shellac the curls anymore. They should actively bounce. Even if they are on the shorter side.
7. "I just love it when my hair is super crunchy and doesn't move."
The 80s called and they want their Aquanet/White Rain/Dippity Doo back.
Look, we know curls. It's what we do all day long. We know what you don't want. Let's discuss. Bring pictures to your appointment. It is just as important to share with your stylist what you don't want as it is to share what you do want! We can make your curl dreams come true!
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!