i cannot even remember when the last time i chopped this absolutely outrageous and unruly mane of mine (thank you, prenatal vitamins), so when hair cuttery offered me a free cut, i cannot tell a lie – i threw caution to the wind and went for it. now, i should note that my hair is not complicated, but much like the rest of the universe, i like it how i like it, and i don’t let just anyone cut it. i should also note that i’m in the habit of paying $75-$90 for my haircuts, which is probably why i only get an average of two per year. the thought of a $24 cut set me a little inexplicably on edge, but i ignored my nerves and made my appointment.
when i settled into the chair at my local hair cuttery, stylist patrick immediately put me at ease. he asked me exactly what i wanted, then asked thoughtful questions about how i part and style my hair, how confident i am blowing it out with a round brush, etc. to decide how he would achieve the desired length and style. while he worked, i learned that he has worked for hair cuttery for six years (impressive in an industry where i feel like people bounce around!) and that he studied at our local paul mitchell school. then, as he was cutting, he checked in with me periodically to get my thoughts and make sure that he was on track which i fully appreciated. once the cut was done, he took painstaking effort to blow my hair out to picture-perfect smoothness.
when all was said and done, there’s no denying: this is a good haircut! the layers are soft and even, without any harsh lines and the length frames my face exactly how i like it. i am one happily surprised customer.
my collaboration with hair cuttery is in celebration of an upcoming feature to their blog called #myhclook. this feed, generated by hair cuttery fans, will provide easy access to the latest styles provided by its stylists and will serve as inspiration to fans around the country. i love a brand embracing social media – and what’s more fun than showing off a confidence-boosting cut?
about hair cuttery: hair cuttery is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the east coast, and in new england and the midwest. a full-service, value-priced salon, hair cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. hair cuttery is a division of ratner companies, based in vienna, va. you can keep up with hair cuttery on facebook and twitter, and you can find the closest hair cuttery to you by using the salon locator.