Hello, my name is Laura and I am a hair procrastinator. On average it takes me a good six months to decide I actually need a hair cut and then a further six to get round to booking an appointment, by which time my hair is unmanageable and half way down my back. I have several issues in getting myself motivated and I am wondering if I am alone in this or if others share my woes...
My number one problem is deciding where to go. With such a wide array of hairdressers in Bristol
and none that I am especially loyal to. How am I supposed to know which
ones are reputable and which ones just want to rip me off? Please also
remember I live in the back and beyond, where salons are divided equally
between “purple rinse special” catering to the over 70s and the
“wannabe city salon” where prices are high and quality is low.
on my list of worries is decision making. How does anyone commit
themselves to a style? Before my latest haircut (which I do actually
love) I must have run through over a dozen styles, declaring them all
“the one”. How did I decide on what I ended up with? I stupidly let the
hairdresser decide and thankfully it turned out just fine!
closely with this is trust. How many times have I heard the words “yes I
know how much an inch is” only to leave a salon minus half a head?
Sometimes it seems like booking what should be a simple trim is some
kind of punishment!
and the small talk. That endless small talk. I can chat until the cows
come home, really, I can, but sometimes I’m not in the mood to talk and
being forced to explain for the hundredth time that no, I really don’t
have a social life/exotic holiday/amazingly hot boyfriend puts me off.
Oh, and those lectures about the state of my hair/roots/lack of
making it sound all doom and gloom, and I promise I’m not always this
awkward. When I get down to it I do generally enjoy the experience of
having a hair cut and advances in salon software tend to make it much more pleasing,
not brilliant at having people in my personal space so I tend to focus
on all my above negatives and forget about the nice parts; the head
massage, the trashy magazines and the on tap tea and coffee! The most
recent salon I visited in my hometown (Arcadia in Nailsea) has gone some
way to get me over my hairdresser phobia, they couldn’t have been
nicer, or done a better job for a very affordable price...
I’m due a trim in three weeks; who wants to place bets on how long it takes me to book?
are you like about hair appointments? A routine patron or repeat
procrastinator? Want to give a shout-out to your favourite
salon/product/generally rant and rave? I’d love to hear it!
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