Body wave or not?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2008
Body wave or not?
8
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 2:12pm

Hi,

I found a stylist 4 months ago who is great and she highlights and cuts my hair approx every month and a half - I know that is a lot but my hair grows like a weed and roots drive me nuts.  She uses a pretty gentle formula, like the mildest bleach and my hair has been so much healthier since going to her.  I asked her if she thought a body wave would be okay and she said NO.  I did have a warm and gentle perm at a different salon before I moved and found her which came out frizzy.  I thought a body wave may be okay because there are so many different types of perms around that maybe something else wouldn't frizz my hair?  I don't know what to do, I really like her but I'd like to get a body wave.  Maybe I should approach her about it again?  I set my hair in hot rollers now and use a curling iron and really like the results but I have to keep on doing it all the time!  I'm not sure what to do, I really want to stick with her but I'd really like to try a body wave...

I called a different salon and decided to go in for a consultation for a body wave a week from Tuesday.  The stylist and salon has really positive reviews.  I hope that will help point me in the right direction but I'd still love your advice.

Thanks!

Amy

Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 10:58pm
Hi Amy,

Did she say why a body wave wouldn't be okay?
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2008
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 3:12am

Hi evelyn,

Thanks for replying.  No she didn't really say why.  She may have mentioned something that it could frizz.  I don't know, my feeling is that I am willing to try it or at least get this other stylist's opinion soon.  I think perms may changed since 5 years ago when I got my last one and my hair is healthier since then.  Do you know can they do anything if it does frizz, like are there any products they can use to calm the frizz down?  I'm a little nervous but really would like to try this. 

Thanks evelyn.

Amy

Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:03am
Hi Amy,

When you go to the new stylist, maybe you should tell them that you had a perm that made your hair frizzy before, and mention that another stylist said it wouldn't be a good idea and see what they say. They should also be able to advise you what can be done if the perm goes wrong, then you can decide if it's worth the risk.

You sound pretty happy with the stylist you've been using. Are you planning on switching if the new one is more agreeable to a perm?

Good luck, and please let us know what happens!
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2008
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 4:36pm

Thanks Evelyn,

I moved up my consult appt with the new stylist to Wed and she is going to style it then too, not perm it Wed. I thought styling it would be good so she gets a feel for my hair and if she styles it curly we can get an idea of what I would like the body wave to look like.

I plan on telling her that my hair frizzed somewhat with the last perm but I don't know that I will tell her that my current stylist won't perm it because I don't want to scare her off or jinx myself.

I have some photos and will try to arrive early to look at hair magazine photos at the salon.

As for which stylist to stick with, hmmm... I have had a tendency to bounce around from stylist to stylist and I really do like the one that I am with now.  I wonder if she would just do my highlights and cuts.  On the other hand, the other stylist I have the consult/style with is a little further away, near where I would be moving to if I moved in a year.  I'm just not really sure!

I will keep you all posted, thanks!

Amy

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2008
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 7:44pm
Well, I had the consult with the other stylist who is really nice, easy to talk to and down to earth. She didn't say that she wouldn't do a body wave but wants to try a different cut first. She seems to think that a different cut could eliminate what I feel is unflattering. I am a little nervous because she wants to add layers in the back and I had a bad experience with layers in the back. I think I am willing to try and trust her though. I don't want to leave my current stylist but maybe it's time for a change? She is nice and does an okay job but I could be happier, I think.
Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 5:25pm

Hi Amy,

Well, that makes two stylists who seem reluctant to do a body wave... As for the cut, if you're hesitant about having layers in the back, could she do a similar cut without those?

Have you tried out the Makeover Tool? It lets you try on different hairstyles and might give you some ideas.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2008
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 6:07am

Hi Evelyn,

I have decided to stick with the stylist I have been going to for the past few months for now.  I think when I do switch because I hopefully will be moving within the next  year, I will go to the salon where the other stylist is.  She gave me a good idea about changing the cut which I may bring up to the stylist I will continue to go to for now. 

Thanks.

Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 9:53am
Let us know how it goes, and if you get the cut or not!