My experience with hairdressers has been awful.
As you may guess, people are wary of my skin condition (ichthyosis). I have been to hairdressers that haven't wanted to cut my hair because they are afraid my condition is contagious (it's not!). The last time I went to a hairdresser, I explained what my condition was. Her exact words to me were 'Yes, when I saw you walk in I was shocked but then you spoke and I realised you are normal and that'. Yep. Normal and that.
Sometimes I find they give me a substandard haircut, they don't make an effort because of the way I look. I don't think I'm imagining this.
I'd love a new style as I've had this one since I have had hair. No really. I seriously look the same as when I was three.
And I'd love some colour or highlights. I've seen some natural colours that maybe I can use. I will take in the magazine that I saw the natural colour ads in.
So I think I need a hairdresser that is compassionate, maybe had experience in the medical field (possibly worked at a hospital?). I would like them to have some colours I could use, or give me the option to bring my own. I'd like to talk to them about my experiences with hairdressers, and have them understand I am anxious about hairdressers, but also know I am willing to give a new one a try.
Please, if you know of a hairdresser in Melbourne that you'd recommend, let me know. Let your friends know I need one, too.
It's my mission in 2010 to find a good hairdresser.