Return to the Beauty & Fashion Forum | Post a Follow-Up

haircut before a perm..?

Posted by vieja (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 11, 11 at 19:28

I have always asked & until just recently always got... my hair cut before my perm. I feel I could see what the hair cut/shape looked like after the cut but before the perm. Now almost everywhere they refuse to cut before the perm even if it is longer & I want it shorter. After the perm, for one thing a lot of the perm will be cut off esp. if there is a lot of hair to trim off... and at least the tightest (end)permed parts will be cut off. It is difficult to actually see what the shape looks like ... until you shampoo it a couple times & find flaws in the shape & length. Why do they refuse to do this now all of a sudden? Oh, I am told they might cut it too short if done before the perm but I think it really is that it is easier for them to roll the uncut old permed hair & it is easier to conceal a bad haircut when done after the perm. I even offer to sign a waiver if they will do it my way but they refuse! Thankfully, I now go to a beauty school where the students are allowed to do what patrons want though it does take upwards of four hours for me but I at least don't go home & cry as I used to do afterwards!

Anyone else have this problem?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: haircut before a perm..?

If a stylist doesn't do what the customer asks for, find another stylist. I am glad you are going to a school for your hair now, your requests and knowledge of your own hair needs will help them become better stylists.

Next time, ask one of the instructors why you are having the reactions you are, see if this is something new in the industry.

RE: haircut before a perm..?

The stylists all used to do it (cut before a perm) but now have all these 'reasons' it should not be done. Why was it then OK to do it in the past?! It only stands to reason I think that the blunt cut end is a bit more difficult to roll on a perm rod than if one is trying to roll the uncut (old perm) hair on a perm rod but no one will admit this may be the reason they want to cut after the perm!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Beauty & Fashion Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here