Posts Tagged ‘beauty’


Great Clips – Aberdeen

April 4, 2008

My hair was getting too long for my liking and since I don’t have a hairdresser (er, “stylist”) around these parts yet, I went to Great Clips next to Shop Rite. I was greeted warmly when I walked in the door. There was nobody else in there so they took me right away. Kelly attended to washing my hair all while engaging in cheerful chatter.

Then she directed me to her station where she asked me how much hair I wanted cut. I said “I want it to lay nicely on my shoulders.” She acknowledged that is what I wanted and went cutting away. She was very attentive the entire time, as we made small talk, asking “How does this feel?” As the inches came off, it felt great. Even though I have fine hair, it felt like a great weight had been lifted off me. She showed me where it would lay on my shoulders when it dried. I was happy with length.

Then she asked me if I wanted layers. I think they are trained to ask this question. Every stylist I have gone to asks. I said “Very subtle layers.” She did a few cuts and asked me “How does that feel?” It felt fine. Then she asked if I wanted her to blow dry my hair to which I replied “Yeah, I want to see the length dry.” So she went ahead and did that. I was pleased with the length.

Overall, it was a good, albeit no-frills, hair cutting experience. I got what I wanted and I didn’t break the bank ($14 + $3 tip). If you’re looking for a place to get your hair trimmed, by all means check out Great Clips.