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Are you missing your hairdresser

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Yiayia4 Wed 08-Apr-20 12:53:29

Hi everyone how are you getting on without going to the hairdresser.
Can you manage yourself or are you struggling? I'm an ex hairdresser so can colour my own hair and trim my fringe also cut DH's hair,although not done it for a long time! There are lots of tips on YouTube for cutting hair if your brave enough.

Tangerine Wed 08-Apr-20 16:17:55

I shall either trim my fringe, which I've done in the past, or I'll grow it out.

Alishka Wed 08-Apr-20 16:27:37

Fortunately, my hairdresser, who works in the City, lives not far from me and called by en route to Sainsburys a week or so ago so was able to pick up some essentials for me then. How lucky am I? She also cut my hair just before lockdown so, just for the moment, I'm OK.

Missfoodlove Wed 08-Apr-20 16:35:02

Got the online colour but petrified!
Wish I’d married a hairdresser.

NanTheWiser Wed 08-Apr-20 16:56:05

I usually go every six-ish weeks, as I keep it short and layered ( sort of Judi Dench, but a bit longer). I would have liked a cut this week, but that's not happening, so last week I took the plunge and attempted a trim myself. I used thinning scissors (which my hairdresser always finishes with) as I felt it wouldn't show obvious mistakes, and just trimmed sections as well as I could. I was quite pleased with the results! It did look a bit tidier.
I don't need to colour it, as it is a beautiful silver, and is often commented on.

dragonfly46 Wed 08-Apr-20 17:01:24

I haven’t got any hair! 😂

Hetty58 Wed 08-Apr-20 17:06:32

Missfoodlove, just go for it. It's an ideal time to experiment without any special occasions looming!

Coolgran65 Wed 08-Apr-20 17:13:28

I bought a nice n easy before lockdown. I used to do It myself. Have always chipped away at it and hairdresser gave me a pair of thinning scissors.
It's usually cut every five weeks. I'll just thin the heavy bits and trim what I can.
Any mistakes will soon grow 😀

Missfoodlove Wed 08-Apr-20 18:44:26

Thanks Hetty, I will let you know🤞

Marmight Wed 08-Apr-20 18:55:32

8 weeks since my last appointment. I can’t attack it myself; I can’t even cut wrapping paper in a straight line. My hairdresser says to just bundle it ip in a clip until she can sort it. I’ll look like Miss Haversham by then 😱

12Michael Wed 08-Apr-20 19:09:53

I must admit I am, due a cut as I like a number 2 cut or SBS .
Especially with warm weather now.
She normally comes into the retirement home once a week ,and I am among a regular customers , the others are female residents .

Curlywhirly Wed 08-Apr-20 21:43:29

Oh dragonfly46 you soon will! thanks

Curlywhirly Wed 08-Apr-20 21:50:31

Mine is shoulder length, so another inch or two extra length won't matter and I often trim my fringe myself. I have some root spray to use on my parting which helps disguise my grey roots between visits to my hairdresser for a colour. However, have just bought a box of dye to do all my roots for a more permanent solution. I'll probably be ok for a few months, but any longer and I'll have to wear it up!

NotTooOld Wed 08-Apr-20 22:01:35

I'm missing my hairdresser a lot. I'm just washing and leaving while we are in lockdown, can't be bothered with straighteners and my grey roots are showing a good half inch so it looks a mess, sort of brown, grey and frizzy. DH has offered to cut it very short for me and I am tempted but he's never cut hair before in his life. Should I go for it?

SpringyChicken Wed 08-Apr-20 22:08:08

A tip from my neighbour's hairdresser for trimming short layered hair - take a strand of hair, twirl it tightly with a finger and hold the end in your fingertips. Cut the hair at the fingertip and it will be graduated as it untwists.

NfkDumpling Wed 08-Apr-20 22:17:27

I too usually keep mine Judi Dench length (although it never looks as good as hers). I’ve not had long hair since I had a P J Proby bow. It was a lot wavier then. I wonder what it’ll be like now.

Marydoll Wed 08-Apr-20 22:25:46

I was due at the hairdresser's today. I need to have it cut every five weeks, as it's so thick, don't know what I'm going to do, as I'm sheilding.
I still have my natural red, wavy hair. I will look like Crystal Tipps by the time I'm released.

harrigran Wed 08-Apr-20 23:44:15

I was due for a haircut the day after lockdown, hairdresser said she would come but I asked her not to as she visits lots of people in their own homes.
My hair was getting shorter and shorter so a break will be no bad thing.

GabriellaG54 Thu 09-Apr-20 05:00:23

There's a video of Holly Willoughby doing her own hair (roots etc) recently. She uses Garnier Nutrisse.

Alima Thu 09-Apr-20 06:46:41

I was due a haircut on the 26th March so it is now well overdue. Mine is ideally a similar length to Judy Dench’s too, when I can get it cut that is. Really don’t like the feel of my hair when it gets too long, feels really heavy and gets so hot. We have a pair of hair clippers, unused up to yesterday. Persuaded DH to have a bash at running the clippers over my hair. Don’t know who was more frightened, him or me. Any road up, it worked, been thinned out loads on the back and sides. Top is a bit wonky but then that goes with my face anyway. Won’t hesitate to use them again, still got just over 9 weeks for it to grow.

Pittcity Thu 09-Apr-20 08:15:41

Didn't Crystal Tipps have purple hair Marydoll ?

Lilypops Thu 09-Apr-20 08:27:44

Loopyloo, my local garden centre is doing deliveries, so I got some compost and plants delivered at the weekend , Maybe your garden centre will do the same, they need customers more than ever now. I am missing getting out for a mooch round the charity shops too and going to the tip to get rid of the rubbish from the garden ,

Lilypops Thu 09-Apr-20 08:29:36

Oops just realised , wrong thread it was meant for “ What will you do when lockdown is over ,

silverlining48 Thu 09-Apr-20 08:57:38

Have just watched something on Fb of a grey haired man cutting his own hair with what looks like sheep shears, it’s riveting as there is always the fear he will cut off his ear. He only uses one hand so the process was risky but he made a fairly decent job if it.
I had my hair cut a little shorter last time, knowing it woukd be a while. Don’t like it this short though!

Yiayia4 Thu 09-Apr-20 09:06:30

Dragonfly when it grows it will be even better than before.💐💐

Sparklefizz Thu 09-Apr-20 09:51:51

Holly Willoughby posted some photos of her touching up her roots, but I have noticed that the presenters are looking much more natural. For instance, I noticed that Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast looked quite tired ..... and then I thought, perhaps that's how she always looks but now she doesn't have expert makeup with concealers and contouring to disguise it.