|Model/singer/dj Solange Knowles' career received a major boost when she cut off her relaxed hair and went natural|
I laughed at Nicole’s response, but knew it echoed the sentiment of a society that places tremendous value on our hair. Hair as beauty. Hair as self-expression. Hair as accessory. Hair as political statement. Hair as safety net. Hair as man attracter (or repeller). Hair as art. The list goes on and on.
While the right hairdo can work wonders, a bad haircut can spell disaster for your social life, self-image, and even your professional career. No wonder so many women don't trust students to do something so important as their hair! They believe students are inexperienced people who just started learning a skill… and that is pretty accurate for many hair salons and beauty schools.
However, at top notch salons students are often people who have been doing hair for years, and now are at the culmination of a mastery level class. These stylists are the PhD's of the hair dressing world; your haircut is essentially their chance to defend their dissertation. That said, there is only a minuscule chance they will f*ck it up.
Most people leave the salon feeling like a rock-star. Bostonian, Chrissy Carroll said “I’ve never walked out from a free appointment unhappy!” She often gets free hair coloring and cuts at salon training classes listed on Craigslist. "I've gotten to go to super ritzy salons with well trained stylists that have worked in other places but are learning the new salon's methods” said Chrissy.
How to get your hair done at an upscale salon for FREE or really cheap:
- Visit Craigslist.org for your city or town
- Click on the Beauty Services section (as I have marked in red in the picture above)
- Keyword search what you are looking for. Some common keywords to look for are
- hair model
- free haircut
- hair color model
- free blowout
- training class
- free hair color
Where do you get your hair done? Or do you do-it-yourself? Let me know if you find anything as a result of this post. Leave your comments below.