How far would you drive for a haircut?

sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I'm thinking about making an appointment for a ouidad cut in 3 months... But since i will be at school the closest salon offering it is 2 hours away o_O however, it's $50 cheaper than it would be at home. So, with the cost of gas included, it comes out to the same price whether I get it home or when I'm away at school. Does that sound crazy to travel that long? I just don't want to wait until May when I'm back :( and I'm tired of spending $65-75 on cuts elsewhere because I keep being disappointed and taking scissors to my hair when I get home
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:

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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Personally I don't think I would drive 2 hrs for a haircut. My limit is 30-40 mins. As for the haircut, I have gotten the deva cut and recently had someone do something similar to the ouidad technique and while the result were pretty good (specially the deva cut) I don't think it's worth the hassle. IMO it depends more on how you style it, the products, and what type of hair you have. I've been able to get the same result no matter what the cutting style was. Again this is my opinion and everyone is different if you really want to try it and don't mind the drive I say go for it. I had to try them myself before making my decision. Wish you luck on whatever you decide. :)
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I never really style my hair. I just have it out everyday so a good cut is vital to me since I look the same everyday. I'm interested in the ouidad cut since I have read that they focus on cutting off the bulk rather than just making the hair shorter. I want my hair to stay long, but the problem is that I have a lot of it so it weighs itself down, especially as it gets longer. Plus, my curls get stretched out but I've noticed where I do have it layered that the curls form nicely so I want this all around, not just on the end of my hair
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And thank u :)
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    That happens to my hair so I know how frustrating that can be. When I air dry my hair my curls get weigh down and aren't as defined but when I diffuse it dry my curls really pop. I thought my issue was the bulk as well but after my cut I felt my hair was left scraggly (again every stylist is different so it might not be the same for you). I would suggest an experiment since you have 3 months till your cut try using some products to style your curls and try diffusing it and see if that helps. Also a weekly protein treatment for me really perks up my curls. Not sure what your hair type is but my hair is thick and has 3a curls and I like using SM smoothie LA looks gel and HE curling mousse. They are all pretty cheap.
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use gel everyday that I go out so it's not that I don't use products, but I just don't put my hair up, or braid it, etc. I also diffuse every day so it hasn't helped either. My hair looks good for about 10 minutes after diffusing but then it sinks down again and I get flat roots and limpy hair
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    When I first started getting Deva cuts my nearest options were Devachan. The White Plains location was just over an hour for me, but traffic and road work were horrible. For my next cut I made a day of it and took metro north to SoHo, which was just over two hours between the train and subway. If the cut is good, it's not like you're going every 4-6 weeks.
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I plan on going during my spring break, so luckily I can take my time at least
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I use gel everyday that I go out so it's not that I don't use products, but I just don't put my hair up, or braid it, etc. I also diffuse every day so it hasn't helped either. My hair looks good for about 10 minutes after diffusing but then it sinks down again and I get flat roots and limpy hair

    Have you tried using a gel with more hold? I have tried a few and some don't give me enough hold so by the end of the day my hair sucks lol. My hair requires a lot of hold so I usually use a bit of mousse after. Not sure how long you diffuse but I have to diffuse my hair till it's dry especially at the root if not it limps out. :\

    PS: Applying the products with my hair upside down while scrunching has also helped me with flat roots.
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I feel like I've tried everything :/ and when I apply products upside down I get stringy hair. Ugh
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hmm ... I don't think I'd drive that far. I've been wanting a Deva Cut for ages, but the only approved stylist I know of in the UK is in Birmingham, which is about 2 1/2 hours away, give or take. That's just too far for me and way too much hassle, what with petrol money and stuff!

    But if you're saying, with petrol etc. it'll be the same price than at home, then why not? Go for it and see what happens (you sound pretty determined to).
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lol funny u say that because I am very persistent when I have my mind set on something
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,169Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I think about a 45 min drive would be my limit. I used to drive about 30 and that was fine, I think a little bit longer wouldn't bother me but if you're talking an hour or more I don't think I could be bothered. That said, I think what Corrina did would be a good idea - go and make a day of it.
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yea, it's in a neighboring state that I actually have never been to so I might just do that :)


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    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i drive about an hour each way. of course, i only go in 3 times yr. sometimes i go in with a friend and we'll have brunch in the city, walk around a bit, but mostly i'm in and out. i have to add that i do try to schedule them in advance to get my pick of day/time when there will be the least amount of traffic. i've been lazy (once) and went locally -- took me 2 haircuts with my stylist to correct that haircut.

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  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think if the stylist is really good and you have that rapport with them, then it might be worth it. Luckily, the curly hair specialist I found is on my way home from work, so I don't have to really drive out of the way for it. If I did, I probably would only drive 30-45 minutes tops. I would start to weigh the gas mileage plus the cost of the haircut to see if it was worth it at that point. Then again, I've never had my hair cut by a curly specialist or someone who has been trained in it. So, my beliefs might change after my cut this Thursday!
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