Finding a good hairdresser is hard. If you’ve seen my hair in real life, you know what I mean. It’s serious business because looking good is not easy. Twenty years ago it took a swipe of ChapStick and a high ponytail. Now it takes a team of experts, spackle, and seven yards of Lycra.
My first few professional haircuts were memorable, in the bad way. Like getting the stomach flu in Target is memorable, just for the sake of an example that totally did not happen today.
When I was seven, my granny took me to her “girl”. Her girl was a seventy-year-old lady named Elvis. And since Miss Elvis was born decades before the Presley-type Elvis, she was ticked if you mentioned his existence.
She came at my bangs with shaky hands and cuticle scissors. The resulting hair style was less Dorothy Hamill and more Luke Skywalker. Yes, there’s a difference!
Add in the stylist years later who left an entire lock of hair down my collar (I discovered my unwanted rat tail once I was home), and the infamous pee-ee-ar-em, and my haircut success ratio is low.
I was nervous, but optimistic about doing a review for Hair Cuttery. What if I got the granddaughter of Miss Elvis? What if they talked me into chunky highlights? Again?
To check them out, first I took in one of my daughters for a cut and style. She’s young, her hair grows faster, and she deals with disappointment really well. Luckily, her stylist Tiffany did an amazing job, so I booked my own appointment with pleasure.
I did not know Hair Cuttery offered all the treatment options they do. I was tempted to try a keratin treatment–my hair-fabulous friends swear by professional keratin treatments. Also, they do extensions (I call that “Party Hair”) and Redken chemistry treatments, special products applied to the hair after the wash.
I decided on a package that includes wash, a Redken chemistry treatment, cut, and style. I thought it was very affordable and I loved the chemistry treatment I selected to add shine to my hair.
You can always walk in for an appointment at Hair Cuttery, but I really recommend an appointment if you want more than a shampoo. Also, it makes me feel special.
I had my hair done in advance to a trip to Washington, D.C. for training with the U.N. Foundation. I was very nervous about being the chubby housewife in a room of accomplished women, so knowing I looked my best was a real boost for my confidence.
What I liked best about my experience at Hair Cuttery was the value. I think the cost was low for the service, quality of treatment, and quality of product I received. For me, that’s the perfect visit. I’m going back on my own dime because I liked what they did. I think I look cute!
If you’d like to discover what’s new at Hair Cuttery, connect with them on Facebook and/or on Twitter. I personally recommend checking out their website—that’s another place to find what deals are current. They have a good sale right now on product.
“Hey, Anne,” you say, “can I get a fifty-dollar gift card for Hair Cuttery, or what?”
I insist! The giveaway runs for a week. One winner in the U.S. will receive a gift card to Hair Cuttery worth fifty dollars. Only one entry per person, please! Promise me if you win, you’ll do something nice and treat yourself!
Simple giveaway: tell me here in a comment how far you are from a Hair Cuttery. I’m 1.8 miles, which I could walk if I felt like being mowed down by a semi. It might be worth it for good hair.
I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received a Hair Cuttery gift card to facilitate my post and monetary compensation, but all opinions stated are my own.
This giveaway is now closed. I used random.org to select one entry at random. Congratulations to “ZooRho”! I’ll be contacting you via email to get your mailing address.