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Old 12-31-2008, 01:47 PM
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Do you notice a difference between male and female stylists? I have had 2 male stylists and they were the best I've ever had. Very gentle, took great care of my hair. One of them even told me that the flat iron was not made for our hair. It destroys it. I had never heard that before but it makes sense. I don't know what he uses, but his roller-sets looked better than a flat-iron. Them white folks were eating it up as I walked out of that salon.

This is a picture of my hair a week after Anthony did it. Ignore the face; I posed like that on purpose.



I'd go back to him, especially because his salon was so beautiful and upscale. He was just one of two black stylists in a "white" salon and I got annoyed by them staring at my head when they saw him relaxing it. Besides, $80 was too much for a relaxer.

Do you prefer male or female stylists?
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I prefer male stylists although I'm currently on a DIY journey.

When I had a male stylist, he was the best. He knew what he was doing and his styles were fierce. If I could find another male stylist in Denver to "make me OVA", he'd have my business with *two snaps and a twirl*
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

The two best stylist I've ever had have been male - one white and one asian.

$80 may seem like a lot to pay for a relaxer, but remember you are paying for the expertise in an upscale salon. You can always pay less, but you also get less too.
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

They both have their perks. From my experience, male stylists seem to care about making the hairstyles frame the face more than female stylists. I love that. They can be a little more extreme when it comes to styles though. Female stylists just seem to do a style and not care if it fits the person's face (this is all shape and volume wise). Female stylists seem to be a bit more professional. The male stylists i've been to have been overly flamboyant and arrogant. We know that you can do hair. We understand that you know tons of people. You don't have to announce it constantly.

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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I've never had a male stylist, but I heard they were better. They seem to have more regard for womens hair and want to be sure they don't mess it up health-wise (we even have a few male stylists that post on LHCF--I won't name them but maybe they'll drop by ).

I only heard one story on here about a jealous male stylist who over-trimmed someone's hair. But how much more often do we hear about that with women stylists? Personally either way I've become cheap and enjoy doing my own hair now. But maybe for a special occasion I will try a male hairdresser.
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I had female stylists for years. Some of them good and some of them bad. I had one male stylist and he was just okay. My current stylist is male and he is really great. He has helped me grow out may damaged hair.

I think it really depends on the stylist...
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Its something about a man doing my hair that just irks me.. I cant put my finger on it, but it just seems weird.. Now, I will let him do my makeup..I know, I know, backwards right? But my BF used to get his hair cut by a guy who did men and women hair and when I would go with him, I would turn into a little peeping tom, watching the stylist/barber's every move... I just equate men with masculine and I dont want no masculine hands doing my hair..I had my BF brush my hair one day...lets just say it was an experience I'll never forget.
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Its something about a man doing my hair that just irks me.. I cant put my finger on it, but it just seems weird.. Now, I will let him do my makeup..I know, I know, backwards right? But my BF used to get his hair cut by a guy who did men and women hair and when I would go with him, I would turn into a little peeping tom, watching the stylist/barber's every move... I just equate men with masculine and I dont want no masculine hands doing my hair..I had my BF brush my hair one day...lets just say it was an experience I'll never forget.
Sorry. That was funny. Maybe you should just recruit him for scalp massages with those stronger male fingers.
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^^^ Okay!! He wanted so badly to help out and I just couldnt say no. I felt like this
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I have never had a male stylist but have had absolutely no luck with the female ones I have had. If I could find one here in Memphis, I would definitely go to him.

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^^^ Okay!! He wanted so badly to help out and I just couldnt say no. I felt like this
Oh wow, that smilie is so funny, yet descriptive at the same time. Tell him he can help out when it's time to finance the purchase of new hair products/tools.
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I need a man!! 2 different kinds though. One for and another for swanging hair
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I haven't been to a hair salon in almost 3 years and will never go back. But from the experiences I've had at salons, I'd say the few male stylists were the best. I don't trust female stylists.
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I've been to 1 male hairstylist and he was great.

I'm not willing to pay $90 for a touch-up so I haven't seen him since.
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The 1st and only time I ever went to a male stylist was back in october because I had heard that homosexual men make the best stylist. Well my perm was too underprocessed and he gave me a crooked cut that I specifically asked him not to do!
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

When my hair was always shorter than I wanted it, I was seeing a female stylist. They always cut too much and talked on the phone mid-relaxer, so lord only knows what was really happening to my hair.

The first time my hair was past shoulder length in my life, I had a male stylist. He always knew I wanted long hair and helped me work toward that. He moved out of the country and after that is when I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I'd definitely say male stylists are more attentive in my case. But I'll never trust another stylist again if I don't have to.
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I`ve never set foot in a hair salon in my entire life (that may be b/c my sister is a hair stylist) - that may change with all these hair salons that are speciliazed in natural kinky hair coming up - but I think I would prefer a male hair stylist.

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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

Never had a male stylist before, but I just wanted to say that it seems that most top hair stylists are men. I used to watch this show called Shear Business (or something like that) and it was a show where stylists faced off against other stylist, and it was almost always (and I say almost because I haven't seen every episode) a male stylist who ended up winning.
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Men are the best....
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Default Re: Male vs Female Hair Stylists

I've been thinking about this recently. I can't answer it because I've never tried a male stylist but I've always wanted to.

There is one guy that I've got my eye on who is very good - does celebrity hair and all. I went as far as book an appointment for a touch up last year, but chickened out at the last minute. Which is just as well, cause that dude was charging in the region of £140, which is around 200USD.
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