I’ve been growing my hair out since my short boy cut. Even though my hair was long and shaggy, I was afraid to cut it for fear that the stylist will go too short. I usually kept it tied up and clipped on the side.
When my mom visited me in Korea, she asked, “When are you going to cut your hair? You look like a homeless.”
One of the few days I let my hair free. Pretty homeless.
Thanks to my mom’s discrete remark, I lifted up the courage to brave yet another battle with another stylist who pretends to listen and then cuts my hair completely different from what I ask.
When I went to cut my hair in January, I was put in the hands of a middle aged lady. She was the first stylist ever who actually listened to what I said, did what I asked for, and even took initiative to find pictures in the middle of my haircut to confirm what I wanted. She never looked annoyed as I watched her cut my hair and asked to her fix certain parts.
I finally found a stylist who I want to go back to!
Last Saturday, I made an appointment with her. I told her my hair has grown out a lot, is too thick, and all I wanted was a light trim without cutting off too much because I want to grow my hair long.
Then, I pretty much dozed off and let her do all the work. She always asks me after she cuts my bangs whether I want to go shorter. I usually do, because she is usually careful not to cut it too short.
The only thing small criticism I had was she did not blow dry my hair after the cut since I didn’t wash it, but my hair was all flat from her spraying water on it before cutting. I had to ask her to blow dry and put some volume into my hair for me, which she did very nicely.
I walked out a happy (and less homeless) lady!
*edit 2014, Oct 12: Aka Hair is now closed (I went recently!). I will make a new post for a large hair salon area very soon.
The name of my stylist is RaKyung.
15,000won ($14 USD) cut only. 3,000won ($3) wash and dry. 3,000won to curl or style.
After my haircut, I quickly shopped around before drinks with my friend and bought a hairband. I love buying hairbands even though I don’t end up wearing most of them T_T I’m gonna work hard on wearing this one as often as possible!
Small, delicate, and subtle. Nothing too crazy.
5,000won ($5) Kangnam station (강남역) underground shopping
I think the gold leaves go really well with my hair color.
Finally, just to put you off the hook, instead of always showing you all my made up photos, here’s me after washing, blow drying, and waking up the next morning with my new hair cut.
No makeup look. Don’t be scared!
Even though I watched her blow dry my hair, it’s really hard to get it as perfect. I’ll work on it!
PS. 6 more days for my mini Korean socks giveaway. Since my audience is quite small, you have a good chance of winning! Details in the video.