I hate the hairdressers with a passion, not sure what the official name for the phobia is, but I have it! I break out in to a cold sweat at the thought of a visit so I never go back to the same place.
Last year I happened to wander in to Bad Apple in Sutton Coldfield and Pat cut my hair, I've now been 3 times - my most successive visits to any hairdresser since 1997- and although I don't love it (that will never happen) I truly can't fault it.
Pat takes real time and care with his cutting and over the course of 3 haircuts I'm getting close to having hair I can love because I'm feeling braver about what can be achieved. This is thanks to a hairdressers patience in listening to my ramblings about how I hate my superfine hair and my inability to master any of the tools needed to make it look good. Off the back of that I've been given good advice on how to manage my style myself, might sound simple to many of you I know. The cut I have now is absolutely gorgeous, everyone comments on it and it's the first time people have ever asked me where I get my hair cut.
I like the ambience, the loopy interior design and the mixed clientele, I always enjoy the choice of music as they play a lot of chilled dance music, stuff like Saint Germain for instance. I don't feel like I'm obliged to discuss where I'm going on holiday, the latest installment of Eastenders or talk about kids and the staff are quirky and funny with real personal style.
Not your typical review I appreciate but if you experienced sheer terror on entering the hairdressers like I do, your view's and requirements might be a bit off the wall too. :O)