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A. Dickey, Hair Rules salon

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Has anyone with 3A or 3B hair every had their hair cut by A. Dickey?

My hair has not been the same since I used that horrible Living Proof :crybaby:and I might try him since I am not having any good hair days.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    But......I thought you liked the last lady you saw?
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Can't slip anything past you, C 19 ;-). You are absolutely right. I'm smiling that you noticed - it made me feel important which is particularly helpful today (problems on sister front).

    I like the lady I saw better than anyone before her - and that's saying a lot.

    The only problem I have is that my hair lies flat at the top. I think it needs to be layered more. I asked her for that both times that I saw her but it didn't happen, and I read somewhere that Dickey thinks the biggest problem with 3a/3b hair is that we lack volume on top.

    I also liked her very much personally, more than any other stylist. She is smart, literate, accommodating and a pleasure in every way - except I don't think she knows how to make the top have some volume. I can't seem to master any clipping routine and diffusing upside down leaves my hair a mess.

    So I'm going to hold my breath and try Dickey tomorrow. If it's no better than the woman I was seeing, I'll go back to her. He charges more than twice what she charges (groan). She got terrific, well deserved reviews. I feel a little guilty, but I'm going to give it a shot. Will report back. And for noticing {{{Claudine19}}} :flower::happy1::blob7::love7::sunny:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Well, remember that for a time you considered considering yourself a 2, and lack of volume on top is one of our trademarks.

    However, maybe he can do something different. Please report back with results!
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Will do. Today my hair bears a distinct resemblance to Gilda Radner's famous do.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Bear in mind that "humidity kills" (shape).
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^^^Yup. This is true.
    Well, I'm going today at 10 (excited!) and hope for a miracle. . It's a horrendously humid day today so it will be a good test. I'm also interested to see how they style my hair. He's supposed to be great with 4A hair which isn't me.

    Maybe we need an acronym for stylist junkie - like pj for product junkie - a person who is forever in search of the HG stylist. :laughing5: Will post back.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i also remember your posts about your other stylist. :-)

    my stylist, carlos flores, would not cut the layers short on top, cuts off the curl for 3A hair, and anyway always cuts longish layers for all curl types. shorter pieces here and there, but never short. but, it sounds like you definitely need more layers, some shorter, if you have the dreaded pyramid! and, you can have shorter pieces around your face, too. for whatever reason, i think over the last two years my hair has become more moisturized?? and i don't have that flat top, more volume, waves, curls. not that i'm 3b, altho i have some 3b pieces, just not flat. i'd say it is wavy on the very top. i see in your signature you use cj curl rehab for dts, maybe try the cj deep fix for a bit. i use both, but i do find the deep fix to be more moisturizing. i even use it as a leave in!!!

    isn't a. dickey the stylist who cuts sarah jessica parker's (aka carrie bradshaw LOL!) hair?
    definitely post pictures!! have fun!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    RBB - thanks a million! I will definitely try the deep fix. My hair gets dry because I color it and when I do that I use a sulfate poo because I'm always afraid of leaving some color in if I use a lo poo.

    I have a question for you: I like the Jane Carter N&S but I also worry that a low poo won't remove it. Have you found that to be the case? What do you use as a shampoo or lo poo?

    Yes, Dickey cut Sarah Jessica's hair, but who knows what he used on her - I have read that he sometimes uses curling irons. I don't think he is necessarily CG at all. I'm just hoping for a good cut, but maybe the answer is that I need a moisturizer. I really did like Cristin at Takamichi a lot. Hope I am not wasting my money today.

    I'll post back and if I can figure out how to use my crappy cell phone, I'll try to do a picture. I know how to take pics, just not sure I save them properly. :laughing5: BTW, your hair looks gorgeous if that is you in the picture and the color is amazing.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • suns4i6esuns4i6e Posts: 77Registered Users
    CurlyPearl, I don't know if this is any help to you but there is a 'Groupon for Salons' type of offering called TheFlyCut.com. This week there is a coupon for 50% off for an Anthony Dickey cut. There are limited supplies, so check it out. Here is the link:

    /home/leaving?target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theflycut.com%2Findex.php%3FpositionID%3D525" class="Popup#
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    curlypearl wrote: »
    RBB - thanks a million! I will definitely try the deep fix. My hair gets dry because I color it and when I do that I use a sulfate poo because I'm always afraid of leaving some color in if I use a lo poo.

    I have a question for you: I like the Jane Carter N&S but I also worry that a low poo won't remove it. Have you found that to be the case? What do you use as a shampoo or lo poo?

    Yes, Dickey cut Sarah Jessica's hair, but who knows what he used on her - I have read that he sometimes uses curling irons. I don't think he is necessarily CG at all. I'm just hoping for a good cut, but maybe the answer is that I need a moisturizer. I really did like Cristin at Takamichi a lot. Hope I am not wasting my money today.

    I'll post back and if I can figure out how to use my crappy cell phone, I'll try to do a picture. I know how to take pics, just not sure I save them properly. :laughing5: BTW, your hair looks gorgeous if that is you in the picture and the color is amazing.

    yes, thanks, that is me, my hair. it still looks that way as i've decided that this is the best length for my hair now that it has that gray texture and for my face.

    jane carter -- i only use it and other sealants sometimes in winter, low dews. i just cowash usually, low poo once a week, up to 2x week depending on what i am using. i don't have any problems getting it out of my hair. now straight oils, that is a nightmare for my hair!

    as far as shampooing after coloring, i continued to color my hair for 3 years after i became cg and i always only used a low poo and washed the color out the minute i got home. i always did a dt immediately after. i know they say you are supposed to let the color set, but i never did. anyway, the low poo got all the residue out. the dt kept it conditioned.

    btw, you are right, hair rules products are not cg. so i'd use your shampoo when you got home or next day, then maybe a dt.

    it sounds like you live in manhattan? if you do, ricky's ny (3 locations in manhattan) are now carrying curl junkie products.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    How thoughtful to have posted a coupon, suns!
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  • suns4i6esuns4i6e Posts: 77Registered Users
    We curly girls have to stick together...those cuts are expensive!!! :p

    claudine19 wrote: »
    How thoughtful to have posted a coupon, suns!
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    You're telling me! I wish I had half the money back I've already spent on "special" cuts.
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  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Please post pics when you get back, I'd love to see how it goes!
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Yes
    where's our update, madam?
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The verdict: Love the haircut :thumbright: hate the product he used. Sorry it took so long to update - I wanted to see what it looked like after I did it myself.

    Dickey read my mind. Before I said anything, he said he thought the length was just right, and that all that was needed was some layering/shaping on top. And that is exactly what he did and now I am not flat on top. Yea!!!! Amazing.

    Dickey also recommended:
    1) Use a mousse rather than a gel because it weighs hair down less
    2) Put product in damp rather than dripping hair because sopping hair flattens at the scalp as the water drips down
    3) Use a special type comb to lift hair at the scalp as I diffuse it. He wasn't trying to sell the comb to me - he showed me two styles - said they were both from Ricky's.

    The haircut cost much less than I expected and they didn't push the products at all. I was in such a gaga state that I bought the mousse even though I didn't like it since it made my hair stiff. My brain wasn't registering anything except that I had height on the top for the first time since I went curly

    I liked the lighter effect so I'm going to research and buy a cg mousse.

    Meanwhile, I am very, very happy! :occasion5: :blob7: Thanks and {{{Hugs}}} to everyone who kept me company on this hair journey and Suns, thanks for the coupon! Didn't see it until after I had gone.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    CP, where are the pics of the pretty hair?


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    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    glad the cut went well!!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Juana and Rbb - Hi! :love3:

    Thanks for chiming in. I'm so tech challeged - I can't figure out how to get a picture from my phone - which is an old not smart phone (is that a description of moi?) onto my computer.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    CP - you can email the photos to yourself & then save them to your computer & upload from there. Or if your phone has a USB plug you can transfer the photos from your phone's drive to your computer's.

    Glad you love your new cut!
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    like you are sending a text, a picture text with your email address.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Multicult, and RBB, thanks very much for the instructions. I've texted people but only to their phone #s. Never tried emailing photos and don't have a USB plug. Can I buy one?

    Would you believe I've taught (and been paid for) teaching software? That was before the surgery and I got far behind on everything techie. Didn't even know Outlook when I started my new job 10 mos. ago - (guano - great boss hired me knowing how lame I was in that area).

    I'll try to figure this out - I'm feeling dorky. :confused2: But dorkie with a cute haircut. :laughing6:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Well!

    Very happy to hear it went well, and completely understand needing to style it yourself before giving a verdict. I'm the same way.

    However, I would like to hear more about these combs. Do they have a name? Would you please describe them?

    Thanks!
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    CP - You can buy a USB plug, but one usually comes with a camera phone. But like RBB said, it's like sending a text but the address is an email address instead of a phone number. Did you try that? To send a picture text to your email address? You can also forward it to a friend and have him or her save it to a USB drive for you.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Glad your cut went well!!

    I too would like to know more about the combs.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Claudine19, I actually went to 2 Ricky's to try to buy the combs and they weren't selling them anymore. The combs had two sets of teeth, one longer than the other. Dickey used them to lift the hair on top while he diffused it. The combs kind of grabbed (gently) a chunk of hair and gave it lift. Not sure I can describe this better. I'll keep a lookout for this type of comb.

    Multicultcurly, thanks so very much for the instructions. I promise to try to send a picture (not tonight but soon). I think I had a USB plug with my phone originally but it vanished when my apt. was painted. It's probably in a closet somewhere along with missing socks, etc. I never tried to send a pic to my email address. This is silly - I have to master this! (The truth is I am a green monster with purple spots and straight hair and I don't want anyone to see the real me!)

    SpiralSpunk - thanks for chiming in! I definitely am interested in finding those combs. I'm going to look online.

    ETA: I typed in combs on Amazon and the very first response is a set of cheapie plastic combs which include the very type that Dickey used. I think the set is about $3.00. Apparently it is considered a "teasing" comb. I'm going to check out local drug stores and I'll break down and get one from Amazon if I can't find it.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, SpiralSpunk - that's the very one :blob2:.

    I'm going to see what's available in drugstores before I get this from Amazon - only because the shipping fee is more than the price!

    What's new with you? Do you have a problem with flat top also?
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Curlypearl-- I am so happy you love your haircut!! I am curious about how your hair was cut. Did he cut it dry?
    Also, how do you prevent frizz and get definition and hold using only mousse? Also, how do you use the comb and not break up the curl pattern?
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Which of the three combs pictured is the one the stylist recommended? I'm confused.
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