I moved to Columbus nearly 2 years ago, and have had a VERY hard time finding a stylist that I love. I had a couple mediocre haircuts, and one horrifically awful one.
The awful one was done by a man....a man with an ego about his splendiforous haircutting skills the size of...I dont know..was going to compare it with a continent...but sounded weird. He had a big ego. He was also very weird....and halfway though the cut I realized he was DRUNK. He was a large, drunk, German man who said very inappropriate things. Being overly curious I sat there and let him finish...he was such a trainwreck and it was so bizarre, I just couldnt leave midway. I wound up with a haircut that was best described as a combo of a cast member from that old show Designing Women...and Ziggy Stardust. I did what any self respecting woman would do...I cried. I cried for 3 days, and almost got extensions.
After that I have been scared to get my hair cut....so I let it grow, realize it looks bad, and ask a random woman whose hair I like where she gets it done. I got one cut that was ok that way...and then the other time I went to the poshest salon around here, and was not impressed.
I decided I was going to go to a salon that advertised itself as being a snob free zone...and sounded promising...and is in the fun part of town known as the Short North.
I got there, and met my stylist who had tattoos and facial piercings, and who liked my purple/pink hair color a lot. She also thought that I am in my mid 20's.. (she got a few extra bonus points)
Anyway...she gave me such a fabulous cut...I dont think I will ever leave her for another stylist. :-)
A couple of photos...