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Old 22.06.2011, 17:18
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

That sounds terrible you poor thing! I have had my hair blond for a long time and am very fussy who I will let bleach it, as unfortunatley I have had some horrible experiences when I was younger.

I am very lucky that I have the best hairdresser that I have ever had, in Zurich. He is a German guy and speaks perfect English a complete perfectionist in colour and its a delight to sit and be pampered for a couple of hours.

I personally think as there are not so many blondes here in Switzerland, some hairdressers do not understand what people require and just do their own thing, ORANGE when we want bleach , bleach bleach!

I do not like a stropy hairdresser neither do I like to see playboy mags being read as happened in 1 salon in Seefeld ! Whatever next ?
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My hair dresser is wonderfurl. She is very good and is actually one of the best friends I have here in Switzerland. I haveactually met her through EF.
Name please? Where does she work?
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Old 22.06.2011, 19:26
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

Uggh.....some of your stories sound as bad/worse than mine ha ha! Yes, I do have hair left, but my scalp did not like being dyed twice then bleached, and it is peeling a lot, and very itchy.

My normal hairdresser in Zurich (Oerlikon) is lovely, and did a perfect job on my first bleched hair, and I met her through the english forum....and HER I would recommend, but as she is on holiday at the moment, I had no choice but to find someone else!

No it's funny, when I had a moan about it, their english suddenly got much worse......
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and HER I would recommend,
you still not told us who SHE is! I will need to have my hair cut when I get here! can't afford running back to UK just for a hair cut! Come on.. tell us.. please...
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

My husband went for a haircut here, and they decided to shave his ears. His ears have never been particularly hairy either... needless to say, he didn't go back!!
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Old 22.06.2011, 21:30
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

Last time I had a 80CHF haircut and came into work, my boss took one look at my head in the meeting room and said - Did you pay someone to do this or did some else pay you to show her students how it should not be done ?
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Old 22.06.2011, 21:47
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

I have auburn hair. Years ago I wanted to see how it felt to be blonde, so I went to the hairdresser to get it highlighted.
Found out the hard way that auburn, when it is bleached, turns a surprising shade of of very bright light orange, like a stabilo pen.
So I asked the hairdresser to do something and change me back.. asap
She tried.... by applying red dye on the bleached highlights.

I ended up with the most fabulously bright pink highlights, mixed with my own color.
.... I looked like a rainbow
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

Oh, you tried the orangine shade as well??? I also had the - ahem - incident.

I never quite liked going to the hairdresser... sort of a chore, so for years and years and years I... well, would tumble my hair upside down, and cut whatever felt too long. luckily, with wavy hair, one can get away with much (or if not, no-one ever dared to say).

Much cheaper too.
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Old 22.06.2011, 22:47
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

The worst hairdressing experience I ever had was actually in England...

I have very thick, rough and annoying hair that isn't quite naturally curly or wavy, but definitely doesn't do 'smooth and glossy'. Think Hermione Granger (books, not films). Plus I have a high forehead which looks awful without some kind of fringe... but the fringe is the curliest part of my hair, so never looks good for more than a few weeks. I've never really managed to find a hairstyle that I like.

My parents paid for me to hair my hair highlighted and cut my 18th birthday. A few months after that, I had it permed, to see if that looked better. It was ok... the first time round. Fast-forward 6 months, it was university interviews time so I went back to the same hairdresser and booked an appointment to have the highlights and perm re-done. On the same day. The hairdresser didn't say anything.

So they started off by perming my hair. I noticed they were using very small rollers (the last time they'd used bigger ones), but thought that they were the experts, so didn't say anything.

Perm done, they tackled the highlights. I was slightly concerned that they were scraping a fine-tooth comb through my new curls and straightening it out.... but there you go.

After 5 hours, I was done. Looking in the mirror, I realised my hair looked rather... fuzzy as opposed to curly. But didn't say anything.

Got home, and my mum was horrified. On closer inspection, I had a 'tonsure' effect of frizzy hair all around my face and neck, and then tighter curls in the back of my head. She insisted that I ring the hairdressers, who told me to come back the next day.

So I came back, they agreed it wasn't great... and permed my hair again - another 3 hours. Thankfully, they didn't charge me.

Well my hair never really recovered. I had to develop a style where I swept the front part of my hair back from my face with combs to look even half respectable... and I had all the perm cut off several months later.

Never, ever again.

Right now, I'm in the shaggy-with-a-few-inches-henna-at-the-ends stage... waiting until I have a job interview or something before getting it cut (so that it has a fighting chance of looking respectable). When I do want it cut, I'm going to try here: http://www.academiedecoiffure.ch/, as I'm told the students are quite good, the prices cheap and you can just walk in to some of their sites.
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Old 22.06.2011, 23:43
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Just don't get your haircut at the Flughafen, my boyfriend did and paid CHF 63.... - the hairdresser gave his card and suggested I go along, at those prices not likely!
the haircuts at the airport may be good but always have been some 25% above the average level. Worst have been, in the early 80ies, a hairdresser near the Migros Glattbrugg and one in Glattzentrum, who both declared "such curled hair" to be "difficult to work with" and behaved both rather arrogantly. I usually, since my hairgrowth has reduced speed, do a bit of haircutting myself, usually at least
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Old 24.06.2011, 20:29
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I usually, since my hairgrowth has reduced speed, do a bit of haircutting myself, usually at least
I couldn't tell..no really.
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Old 25.06.2011, 06:16
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Re: Hairdressing stories.... Grrrrrr!!!

The worst haircutting experience I had actually was in DC U street area. The guy who cut my hair was absolutely high. He reeked of weed and zoned out while cutting my hair. The funniest thing was during the haircut he was so ripped he spilled his ice coffee all over himself. He cut my hair far too short using a Nr. 1 1/2 clipper when I told him to use at least a 3. I came out of the haircut with a marine cut, but complained to the hairdresser and he admitted he was high and agreed not to charge me. After that experience I make sure I seek out a proper barber everywhere I live.
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I have auburn hair. Years ago I wanted to see how it felt to be blonde, so I went to the hairdresser to get it highlighted.
Found out the hard way that auburn, when it is bleached, turns a surprising shade of of very bright light orange, like a stabilo pen.
So I asked the hairdresser to do something and change me back.. asap
She tried.... by applying red dye on the bleached highlights.

I ended up with the most fabulously bright pink highlights, mixed with my own color.
.... I looked like a rainbow

Oh no!! Thats awful! My hair is auburn as well, which I guess is why the blonde hair dye did nothing to it! Thats awful though!! I have had blonde highlights before, and that was never a problem. I must say though the frst time it was bleached, it was a beautiful shade of canary yellow, but hairdresser tonned that out thank goodness. I nearly cried when she whipped off the towel, but before I left the salon that day it looked great!
But well....anyway. It looks a bit better now I have got a decent cut (from england!) and the sun has gotten onto it a bit and lightened it.

For those of you who asked who my normal hairdresser was it's a lady in Oerlikon called Caroline. There is a thread on here about her, but I can't seem to find it....but her website is http://www.carolinerohwer.com/index.html and she has been great. A few of my friends have been to her and have liked her as well!
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Old 29.06.2011, 23:48
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Old 29.06.2011, 23:56
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Hey, this looks good, thanks for the tip. How much is it? Kids in school actually go there and love it. Let me know how it went, I need to find a hairdresser asap, my hair is so long I am sitting on it, the bun is too heavy, I need to trim. My last hairdresser refused

It's good you found a good school, the one in Nyon can be seriously disasterous, I had to spend an hour fixing the weirdness they did to hb's head one time, hair bits a few inches long sticking out of hb's head and all
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