Up to the Minute 2017 Haircut in Melbourne

A haircut is definitely a big deal for working women like me especially because it is a statement by itself. For example, short hair may imply a more active and adventurous personality whereas a long and well maintained hair suggests a more demure aura fit for a lady. I personally differentiate haircut from hair trim. The former is a rather radical change in the styling of the hair whether from a straight cut into layers while the latter is more maintaining the current look and concerns the removal of split ends of the hair. I do not usually get a haircut but the haircut trend 2017 has convinced me just recently. The trends include but not limited to the following styles: short or medium beach waves, shoulder-length layers, medium length highlights and wavy bob. As my aesthetics change as the trends do, I wanted to have my haircut. Besides, I have noticed numerous split ends on the tips on my hair.

Before I decided to search for the best hairdressers in Melbourne CBD area, I took time to search for images of hairstyles through the internet. It was a rather hard task to find a haircut than to decide whether to have my hair cut or not. I have attempted several times before I finally chose one. Because my workload does not permit a more flexible schedule, I chose a salon near where I lived. It was a good thing there were a lot of experienced stylists in that area. You can even check out their Instagram page for more details about their great hairstyle creations. 

Though I prioritized the stylists, I also looked into the salon package offers to be able to choose the most promising yet affordable services. I decided to go the salon with the package which included the haircut, keratin treatment and basic hair colouring. As mentioned, I’ve looked for a specific cut I wanted to have. And this is what I showed the stylist. The stylist then recommended modifications of the hairstyle I showed to better fit the size of my face. She also suggested that I have my hair coloured with hazelnut brown base and a lighter shade for some highlights.

The anxiousness brought about by having my hair styled did not disappear although my stylist has assured me that she will be delivering only the best haircut based on the photo I showed her. The fear of having a bad haircut disturbs me more than not meeting a deadline in the office.

Well, this is because a bad haircut needs 5 months or so to look better. I felt relaxed when the assistant called me up to shampoo my hair before my cut. But, after the washing I saw trimmings of hair on the floor and once again thought of having a bad haircut. This led me to be more nervous when my stylist began chopping my hair into medium length. I can’t stop looking down to check the pieces of cut hair on the floor.

I immediately felt regret. Those lengthy hair on the floor costs around a year or so in growth and in a span of a few minutes they’re gone. I wanted to back off yet that is not such a good thing to do you know. I had half my hair already cut so might as well have it all styled. Thus, I took a deep breath and read a magazine offered to me by the assistant as I wait for the cutting and colouring to finish.

To avoid disappointment, my stylists constantly asks me to check on the length that will be cut. It only took revisions before she delivered the style I wanted to see after the session. The cutting lasted for roughly thirty to forty-five minutes. After this, my stylist immediately used a mirror to show me the back portion of my hair. I was delighted to see the sharp layers she has done. The highlights indeed complemented the cut and the style. I cannot help touching my newly styled hair. It looked way better that I expected it to be when I booked and entered the salon. It was a total reinvention of my hair from the cut and style to the colour.

The day after i had my hair chopped was a working day. As I predicted, my co-workers approached me to ask when I got it styled, where I got my haircut and why I cut it. Of these surrounding questions, the compliments were the ones I remembered. Most of my co-workers commented that I looked awesome with my new hair. The most flattering statement I could recall would probably be: “You look younger and more chic than ever!” It was a good thing this change a ventured into was a positive one.

Though having a haircut is a constant risk to be faced, I am usually motivated by the fact that it will grow back. It may take months to grow it but a highly possible haircut is just minutes away. I recommend others do the same as I did. Think before you cut your hair. Search the internet for trends and then ask experts for opinions to better achieve suitable for your lifestyle and personality. In this way, there are the least chances of regrets.

Caring for Your Crowning Glory

We are all familiar with the phrase, “a woman’s hair is her crowning glory”. This is nothing new to us and although I did not get its significance before, I do now. 

When I was a kid and a teenager, I never bothered fixing my hair. It was naturally unruly because I was born with curls similar to Goldilocks’. While growing up and having several haircuts, my hair changed from being curly to wavy. I still do not have any explanation to this, and although my hair is wavy, it is still easy to curl with the use of my hands. As time passed and I outgrew my teenage years, I started recognizing the hair styles of the women around me. Some are naturally straight, some are colored perfectly, and some are plain disasters. I also started liking the hairstyles of other celebrities, especially the straight and blonde hair of Amanda Seyfried, the lob of Anne Hathaway, and the red mane of Julia Roberts. 

When we went to visit Melbourne, I told myself I would try something new. I wanted a new haircut or a hairstyle – anything really that was different and would give me a fresh look. As I was looking for hair salons to go to, I came across a site that recommended salons. I saw Rakis on Collins as one of the most famous salons in the area. They had great reviews from people and they also mentioned that the hair styles they got definitely gave them more confidence since experts were the ones who styled it. The hairdressers at Rakis on Collins Melbourne were famous both for their dexterity and reception. 

I did some research on the place and it seemed to me that their selling point was their customer service. “We’ve never taken our clients for granted,” says the owner, Stavros Tavrou. I have been to several salons already and I have never come across a selling point like this. Although it is a given that hair salons are there to bring out the best in your hair, they do not usually market this in that way. Most bank on their expertise and the number of services they can offer to consumers. 

Since Rakis on Collins caught my attention, I called up the salon and set an appointment. I went there around 2:00 PM on a Tuesday (they are closed on Sundays and Mondays) and met with a senior stylist. The senior stylist was kind enough to listen to my vague description of hairstyle I preferred. After saying my piece, he went to talk about my face shape, hair density, and lifestyle. It felt like a consultation more than anything else actually. I was not aware that this was a part of the service they give. Each client goes through a four-point consultation where the stylist explains the person’s face shape and the kinds of hairstyles that emphasize or hide it. He also asked me about my hair routine. I mentioned that I just had a basic hair care routine (shampoo and conditioner every day). After that, the senior stylist told me about the density of my hair and the type of hair I have. My hair turns out to be frizzy because of the damaged curls I had. I have a number of dead hair too! This amazed me because it sounded worse than it looks. I definitely did not realize that about my hair. 

In the end, the consultation ended with a recommendation to avail of a pure keratin relaxing treatment. At first, I was iffy because all I wanted was a visible change in my hair, hence, a drastic change in hair style. But then I was convinced that the first step before styling hair is to ensure that my hair was healthy. I then went on with their keratin treatment. 

The treatment was meant to bring out the nutrients to my hair. The end result would be a more youthful looking mane. What happened after amazed me. I mentioned earlier that I had unruly hair. The keratin treatment straightened my hair and made it look shiny. After that, I was more confident of how my hair looked. And since it was healthy enough to get styled, I still continued on having it styled. 

Overall, my experience at Rakis on Collins was the best salon experience I have had. I definitely felt that I was the center of attention (at least for my stylist) and my concerns regarding my hair were valued. Their expertise was no doubt a great plus too. Because of that salon appointment, I’ve known more about my hair than if I went to another salon. It gave me the confidence to wear my crowning glory out proudly.

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