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Very curly hair

Mischkah  is off-line
10 March 2013 20:49
Mischkah1
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Mischkah1
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

Hello h/mua's
I would really like to know what, if any, training is given to you good people with regards to handling very thick curly hair?
I am yet to find a hairdresser that knows how to treat curls appropriately - when booking hair cuts I'm told I must have cut & blowdry but I KNOW that a blowdry is a big no no for me unless I want to look like a poodle! It leads me to have deep anxieties about 'qualified hairdressers' and h/mua's going near my hair. Does anyone specialise in this type of hair ? IS there any specific training given or is it something you must learn on the job? I would be really interested to know your thoughts, advice & opinions if you have any


Suzy Monty is off-line
11 March 2013 09:00
SuzyMonty
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SuzyMonty
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Cornwall
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My hair is very thick & waist level in length. I either wear it straight or very curly. For the latter, I find it best that hairdresser/MUA styling my hair uses heated tongs. then clips for height & lift,  together with elastic coated bands. Hope that helps.

Have to add that usually I style my hair myself...
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Mischkah  is off-line
11 March 2013 09:30
Mischkah1
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Mischkah1
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

That's a big help thank you very much.


11 March 2013 09:53
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Contact Batwoman, she used to be one of the top hair designers in Scotland.  Spoke to her earlier and she said yes there is a specific technique for curly hair - it has to be cut at the right place on the curl or it will be a mess and even though hairdressers may say they'll book you in for a "cut & blow-dry" that's just for the pricing - if they know their stuff they will not use the same techniques as for straight hair.  She says if it worries you ask for a wet cut and let your hair dry naturally.
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Mischkah  is off-line
11 March 2013 10:38
Mischkah1
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Mischkah1
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

Awesome, thanks again. Much appreciated


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11 March 2013 12:17
alexkidd
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alexkidd
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East Yorkshire
Hull



^ my other half has similar fears, never seems to be able to find someone to do a decent job of a cut
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Mischkah  is off-line
11 March 2013 12:46
Mischkah1
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Mischkah1
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

Wow!:-) our hair type looks exactly the same!
It's really good to know I'm not the only one with this problem. More often than not the hairdresser will straighten my hair before cutting it. !?

The 'before' hair on the adverts and in the media is what we have. "What do we do with curly frizzy hair? -make it go away" thanks Dove!


Mischkah  is off-line
11 March 2013 12:54
Mischkah1
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Mischkah1
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United Kingdom
Merseyside
Liverpool

So if any h/mua's were confronted with hair like ours in a shoot where usually no more than an hour is allowed for both hair and make up, what would you do with it? What would you think? Would you just have a go & hope for the best or stay well away? What would your first course of action be -a brush? Curling tongs?


Natasha J Bella is off-linePlatinum Member
11 March 2013 12:58
NatashaJBella
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NatashaJBella
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United Kingdom
West Yorkshire
Leeds

I've always wondered who else has an issue with hairdressers managing thick hair, I've been turned away in the past - several times, feels so awkward.

I know of a hairdresser that works in Yazz in Guiseley who handles a friends thick curly hair very well and they have a variety of stylist trained in different techniques.


Suzy Monty is off-line
11 March 2013 14:13
SuzyMonty
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SuzyMonty
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United Kingdom
Cornwall
Truro Cornwall -enjoy travelling! -Published Internationally

A top rate hairbrush like a Mason Pearson is a must, I've found for curly hair...cheeky

I have naturally wavy hair, but still have it straightened for some model shoots...ONE hairdresser put plastic curlers in my hair and then couldn't get them out, so they had to be cut out - not good...

Thankfully, I've found a brilliant hairdresser now and they don't charge the earth either.smiley
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