So, I did it!
I went to the salon last night and had a pretty good experience. It’s much more posh than I thought it would be. There’s a coat check and assistants to get you drinks and stuff…
My stylist was good, turns out she teaches at the school at the salon which made me feel much better about using her!
In terms of the cut, she gave me the professional opinion I wanted so desperately. She said that longer hair suited me best, but that I should go with my natural curls and enhance those. Normally I go for a straighter look, so this was different! She cut about 5-6 inches (!!) off, gave me more layers to add volume and movement, and reshaped the fringe at the front.
The best part I thought was that she took the time to show me a simple way to do my hair without too much effort. I’m about to give it a go on my own tonight and see how it works out! I am optimistic that the cut will also look good when I don’t do anything to it, or if I straighten it. Time will tell!
Anyway, below are a couple of photos of the new hair. I would like to mention however, that it was raining when I left the salon, and I forgot my umbrella So it’s a little flatter than it should be, and also looks a little wet and dark in the photos. Oh well, you’ll get the gist.
So what do you think? Did I do the right thing, going shorter and curly? Or should I have stuck with long and wavy/straight? Was the cut worth $85? I welcome all honest opinions!
Oh, and yes, I would recommend the Vidal Sassoon salon, if you’ve got the extra cash and can make it to Toronto! My cut cost me $85 + tax, and I also purchased some chi-chi Kerastase product for $40 (ouch!) but I had a 15% off coupon so it wasn’t quite as painful.