8780 Warner Ave Ste 10, Fountain Valley, CA | Directions 9270833.715658 -117.975436
Not Good – I just have to finally write a review as it's been six months since my last haircut with Lori and I still feel like a dude. Pieces got cut that I specifically held up and asked that they not be cut (in the same breath I told her I liked my hair long around my face and that I didn't want heavy bangs). I first came here in March with shoulder length hair that had been overly layered and overly thinned out. I've been trying to get my hair grown out to one length, but every hairdresser feels compelled to give me their version of what my hair should look like. I'm easy going with my hair with that I just put some velcro rollers in it, let it loose and tease a bump in it. She reassured me in March that we would get it to grow and since I'm a gal who knows how to do her hair, that I didn't need an overly complicated haircut. Well in August I got more layers cut into my hair without my knowledge along with major tapering (I thought she meant just around the face, but she tapered the whole head). I thought we were just cutting more length in order to close the gap between the length and my shortest layer at the time and working on blending everything BELOW the top layer. I'm thinking her idea of blending was to taper everything. I googled "hair tapering" and found it's used primarily in male haircutting. I'd always been adamant about blunt cutting my hair, as my hair does not respond well to thinning. I have absolutely no control over my ends now. And all the angles. Cut up & cut down, nothing is consistent. It's almost like my hair is even confused. Yes, I got a Carol Brady shag style haircut. And I have real severe angles, I prefer soft, flowy hair. If I had asked for layers, I would never have asked for this severe angle (I just don't find it pretty at all). And the ends of my layers are pretty damaged. Either from her tapering or from her scissors. I cringe every morning when it's time to do my hair. So Lori cut off 7 months of growth and then some off of my layers. My top layer is bang length. I lost about 6" around my face too. I got left with nothing to work with. Had she left me hair around the face, I could have worked around these short & awful layers. So in short, Lori gave me a very, very, very, very, very short version of what I was trying so hard to grow out. I have since lost all faith in hairdressers and am petrified to ever get another haircut. I will slowly cut my own length as time goes by until I can get my hair to about the same length. I figure I have another year and a half to go. My hair was also cut lopsided. The left side is overly layered while the right side is not. Because of this, the right side was left about 3" longer than the left side. I tried my best in evening it out myself. I had mentioned that the hair around my right ear was feeling funny (for the 1st time in my life & it drives me absolutely crazy). But I'm still having that issue along with not being able to get that side of my hair to look right. At this point, I just want both sides of my hair to be in balance. There's no rhyme or reason to this cut. It makes no sense to me why my top layer had to be cut bang length, as it's done nothing but frustrate the living daylights out of me. I'm pretty savvy with my hair, but this is the most unmanageable cut I've ever had. I usually get compliments on my hair, now I kind of hang my head in embarrassment. I just tell people that I've been the poster child for bad haircuts the past two years. I am a new business owner due to the passing of my parents and this has affected my self confidence beyond belief. As shallow as this may sound, I immediately fell into a depression after this haircut. I will never, ever understand how I got the complete opposite of what I had asked for and/or envisioned. I just want to do my hair the way I want to do my hair. So sick of working around extremely short & severely angled layers.....
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