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Old 28-07-2016, 10:28 AM   #8026
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Refined Wax & Pomade => tiong brand .... OG Fook creation. Who got try ?
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Old 28-07-2016, 10:35 AM   #8027
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anyway, I think hairdressers at void deck won't lose to stylists at expensive salons. paid 5x more + spent 50 mins longer but the outcome is disappointing
Depends. It maybe in your case, you got an apprentice hairdresser. I had a horrible experience at a high-end saloon, when I visited 3 years ago due to my usual place being closed for vacation. They assigned me an apprentice who proceeded to butcher my hair - my sides were left longer than my top!

I'm gonna go on a mini-rant to answer once and for all what I feel is the best way to approach hairdressers at a saloon, so I hope someone stickies this.

It's best to be a demanding and an educated customer, and actually quiz the hairdresser before, during and after the cut.

- Bring pictures,
- Ask how well the hairdresser can replicate it,
- And ask them to explain what are the limitations given your head shape and hair type.

I also find it very very very useful to explain how your hair fits your lifestyle e.g. you want fuss-free hair for an active lifestyle, or you are more willing to spend time to condition and blow dry.

Also what kind of look you generally want to sport, like swept-back and clean-cut, or a shaggy casual textured style etc.

Furthermore, I also always explain the desired length and end result - I like to grow my hair out and wear it longer these days so I always make sure they try their best to explain how to manage my hair as the length get longer and longer.

At the end of the haircut, also take note of their blowdrying technique and quiz your hairdresser on how to blowdry and style for optimal results. Ask them to walk you through the whole process.

What I find lacking in your neighborhood saloons is that this level of customer education and service is usually somewhat lacking. Whereas the same few hairdressers I have been using for the past 8 years, paying around $30 per haircut, consistently give me good results because I asked for their knowledge to be imparted. After all they are professionals and do this for a living - they should know their craft.
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Old 28-07-2016, 10:40 AM   #8028
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how about the elevate? anyone?
Elevate is a nice product but I don't advise it for anyone whose hair can't be tucked behind their ears. It's more of a conditioning creme for longer haired dudes who just want a bit of hold to manage flyaways.

Would advise to negotiate with Carter Supply to allow you to only bring in Flux, given how distribution agreements are like. Elevate wouldn't really sell.
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Old 28-07-2016, 03:22 PM   #8029
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Um.. it was the salon director

Thanks a lot for your tips, it's too bad I went before I saw this.

Depends. It maybe in your case, you got an apprentice hairdresser. I had a horrible experience at a high-end saloon, when I visited 3 years ago due to my usual place being closed for vacation. They assigned me an apprentice who proceeded to butcher my hair - my sides were left longer than my top!

I'm gonna go on a mini-rant to answer once and for all what I feel is the best way to approach hairdressers at a saloon, so I hope someone stickies this.

It's best to be a demanding and an educated customer, and actually quiz the hairdresser before, during and after the cut.

- Bring pictures,
- Ask how well the hairdresser can replicate it,
- And ask them to explain what are the limitations given your head shape and hair type.

I also find it very very very useful to explain how your hair fits your lifestyle e.g. you want fuss-free hair for an active lifestyle, or you are more willing to spend time to condition and blow dry.

Also what kind of look you generally want to sport, like swept-back and clean-cut, or a shaggy casual textured style etc.

Furthermore, I also always explain the desired length and end result - I like to grow my hair out and wear it longer these days so I always make sure they try their best to explain how to manage my hair as the length get longer and longer.

At the end of the haircut, also take note of their blowdrying technique and quiz your hairdresser on how to blowdry and style for optimal results. Ask them to walk you through the whole process.

What I find lacking in your neighborhood saloons is that this level of customer education and service is usually somewhat lacking. Whereas the same few hairdressers I have been using for the past 8 years, paying around $30 per haircut, consistently give me good results because I asked for their knowledge to be imparted. After all they are professionals and do this for a living - they should know their craft.
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Old 28-07-2016, 03:34 PM   #8030
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Um.. it was the salon director

Thanks a lot for your tips, it's too bad I went before I saw this.
Oh Wow. I will definitely boycott if that was the case.

But yeah, just be friendly and ask alot of questions. A good hairdresser will be more than happy to help.
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Old 28-07-2016, 10:36 PM   #8031
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can share which salon yall go to and who to look for?
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Old 28-07-2016, 11:00 PM   #8032
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Depends. It maybe in your case, you got an apprentice hairdresser. I had a horrible experience at a high-end saloon, when I visited 3 years ago due to my usual place being closed for vacation. They assigned me an apprentice who proceeded to butcher my hair - my sides were left longer than my top!

I'm gonna go on a mini-rant to answer once and for all what I feel is the best way to approach hairdressers at a saloon, so I hope someone stickies this.

It's best to be a demanding and an educated customer, and actually quiz the hairdresser before, during and after the cut.

- Bring pictures,
- Ask how well the hairdresser can replicate it,
- And ask them to explain what are the limitations given your head shape and hair type.

I also find it very very very useful to explain how your hair fits your lifestyle e.g. you want fuss-free hair for an active lifestyle, or you are more willing to spend time to condition and blow dry.

Also what kind of look you generally want to sport, like swept-back and clean-cut, or a shaggy casual textured style etc.

Furthermore, I also always explain the desired length and end result - I like to grow my hair out and wear it longer these days so I always make sure they try their best to explain how to manage my hair as the length get longer and longer.

At the end of the haircut, also take note of their blowdrying technique and quiz your hairdresser on how to blowdry and style for optimal results. Ask them to walk you through the whole process.

What I find lacking in your neighborhood saloons is that this level of customer education and service is usually somewhat lacking. Whereas the same few hairdressers I have been using for the past 8 years, paying around $30 per haircut, consistently give me good results because I asked for their knowledge to be imparted. After all they are professionals and do this for a living - they should know their craft.
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Old 29-07-2016, 02:35 AM   #8033
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Old 29-07-2016, 10:16 AM   #8034
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Yup, very likely that many brands use the same lab/s to concoct their products.
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Old 29-07-2016, 10:18 AM   #8035
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Is the video below correct - that Chrome has a bit more hold and is stiffer in the hair compared to TSB?

I'm guess Chrome will also be too heavy for voluminous, free flowing hair that goes past the ears? I'm gonna give TSB a run in my long hair today later on, been just using cheap mousse for the past weeks as I wanted to try a more free flowing style.

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Old 29-07-2016, 08:44 PM   #8036
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Yeaappp... We have seen similar examples that are closer to home haven't we, albeit on a much smaller scale.

Erhemm @ those who know about the MIC issue



Yup, very likely that many brands use the same lab/s to concoct their products.
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Old 30-07-2016, 08:37 AM   #8037
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Is the video below correct - that Chrome has a bit more hold and is stiffer in the hair compared to TSB?

I'm guess Chrome will also be too heavy for voluminous, free flowing hair that goes past the ears? I'm gonna give TSB a run in my long hair today later on, been just using cheap mousse for the past weeks as I wanted to try a more free flowing style.


Chrome really harder to ply through thick hair. Feels firmer though. Might be placebo cos I alternate between both.
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Old 31-07-2016, 03:08 AM   #8038
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If u alternate between both then definitely not placebo le wad.

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Old 31-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #8039
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Thanks guys.

I think I'll skip on Chrome and try to get American friends to help ship V76 products for longer hair over - maybe the medium hold lotion or creme.

My hair is now too long for your usual clays or waxes, only thing that works ok is the treatment styling balm. I kinda like not blow drying all the way, maybe to only 75% dryness for a slightly wet look now with hair that I can tuck behind my ears now.

So basically all my sea salt sprays and clays are now useless.

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Thanks guys.

I think I'll skip on Chrome and try to get American friends to help ship V76 products for longer hair over - maybe the medium hold lotion or creme.

My hair is now too long for your usual clays or waxes, only thing that works ok is the treatment styling balm. I kinda like not blow drying all the way, maybe to only 75% dryness for a slightly wet look now with hair that I can tuck behind my ears now.

So basically all my sea salt sprays and clays are now useless.

Brylcream lor

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