Friday, October 31, 2008

Haircut angst

I need a haircut badly. Alas, I haven't had a single good haircut since I moved to France, and I've tried salons all over Paris, in all price ranges, from Left Bank to Right.

What to do? I guess I'm back at the beginning of the endless cycle of pay little > get bad haircut > decide to pay a lot > get bad haircut > decide I might as well not pay a lot because it doesn't seem to make a difference. So I'll go to the Camille Albane chain salon in the neighborhood and get a bad haircut tomorrow, unless anyone has a better suggestion.


jonnifer said...

Totally feel your pain. I have had two haircuts here, both among the worst in my life. And both in the 50€ range, despite being done at little unpretentious neighborhood salons. Let me know if you get any leads!

Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

That's funny, every French person I know over here is running around town complaining about the terrible US haircuts.

Personally I just avoid hairdressers altogether. It's easier for everybody that way :-)

Isabelle said...

I'm a victim of the bad haircut plot too!
I've had bad haicuts both in France and the U.S. so I'm starting to think that it's due to my hair which is kind of curly, kind of straight, depending on the weather!
We need to create a club, I think it would be very popular :)

Parisienne Mais Presque said...

@Isabelle: I'm beginning to wonder if it is me, too, not only because my hair is difficult to manage, but also because I am incapable of describing what I want. Something low-maintenance yet chic that doesn't require an hour of blow-drying in the morning... not exactly specific!

caramama said...

I FINALLY found a hairdresser that I love. I just hope she stays here forever because it took me so long to find her.

Shay said...

I was a Marine. For a guy, no problem, they all have the same haircut. For a gal, the regular trauma of transferring to a new base on the other side of the country and finding a new haridresser who could not only cut hair but understood the requirements of MCO P1020.34F, Uniform Regulations (and grooming standards. Yes. Right down to when earrings may be worn and what kind. No pearls until you're a field-grade).

I started asking women I met with good haircuts for the name of their salon and if I heard the same name more than twice, I'd call for an appointment.