I admit I have a Phobia of hair dressers, stylist and salons. I think I have been tortured enough…let’s explore: Re-posted from my curl diary. I have now resorted to the points system.
So Gina Conway Salon, Wimbledon is the winner so far
1. Near to home/easy to get to: 1 point
2. Uses natural products: 1 point
3. Relaxing environment to calm my hairdresser phobia: 1 point
4. Consultation without commitment: 1 point
5. Did not try to sell me anything: 1 point
6. Expert knowledge about afro/kinky curly hair: 0 points. Kliff refered to my hair as coarse. Ha! I corrected him my hair is fine but there is a lot of it so it is dense. Coarse hair is hard to manipulate and suffers protein overload. My hair is easy to manipulate (far too much!) and lacks protein.
7. Willingness to listen to the customer me and try new things: 2 points. Kliff listened to everything I said including the bits I corrected him on, he gave his recommendations (more than one option) and asked my opinion/advice on how he should hand my hair. This makes up for his lack of knowledge. A true sign of a professional who recognises their limitations and is constantly learning. Who knows your hair better than the person who is with it 24/7/365/366 for how many years!
8. Excellent Customer service: 1
9. Improves my hair not damages it/Impresses me:0.5 I’m impressed so far with Kliff but I need to see him put it into practice!
10. Price: 0.5.. they don’t get the full mark cause I’m used to Nottingham prices but they get half a mark because you get what you pay for in this case
So you can see the obvious winner hair (lol):Adornment: 5/10. Raquel Wheeler 0/10. Morris Roots 6/10 Gina Conway Aveda Salon: 9/10.
If Kliff has magic hands they’ll get a 10/10! I’m taking my curly girl hand book with me and my goody wide tooth ouchless detangling comb just in case. You never know!