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Chad's Haircut

Chad's Haircut

Date: Nov 30 2001


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Hi. This is Nedra filling in for Tanis this week. She’s enjoying the sun in Florida right now.
For this week’s Real Life lesson, Chad gets a haircut. Listen below to find out what kind.


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Hair Stylist: So what would you like to have done to your hair today?

Chad:  Well, usually I like to get it kind of blended in the back, kind of really short, but sort of faded so it doesn’t look like it’s just, you know, new level.

Hair Stylist: What do you hate about your hair and what do you like about it?

Chad:  Well it’s got some funky curls in the, in the front on the sides, and it gets kind of bushy, like right here, on the sides. So I kind of like it pretty, to lay pretty flat up here and then just have enough in the front to gel or something.

Hair Stylist: What’s your hair ritual? What do you do every morning when you wake up? Put gel in it?

Chad:  I’d, uh, run my finger, you know get it wet with gel in my fingers and just run my fingers through my hair and then sort of just poof up the front a little bit.

Hair Stylist: Is there anything that you, um, do you like a square neckline? Do you like it natural? Do you like it…

Chad:  Square. Definitely. Yeah.

Hair Stylist: All right.

Chad:  And I like a little bit of side burns, but that doesn’t grow too well.

Hair Stylist: Well maybe we can just square up the back, trim up the sides, blend it up together, and add some more texture, and so you don’t have a wedge line, and blend it all together so you can do your little floof in the front.

Chad:  Hey that’s perfect. Sounds good.



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Chad has never seen this hairstylist before so she asked him a lot of questions about his hair. For example, she asked him what he loved and hated about his hair. This is important because she can help tame parts of his hair that might be to poofy or out of control and help shape his hair into something he wants.
It’s also helpful to describe what you have done to your hair for the past couple of years when you see a new stylist. They need to know if you have dyed it, bleached it, permed it, and how damaged it might have been from chlorine, wind or the sun. This helps the stylist understand what products can be used on your hair and if your hair can be highlighted, etc.
If you have a funny salon or barbershop story to tell, share it with us on the Life Goes On message board!
Bye for now,



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getting haircut can be a hassle when you go to a bad hairstylist, sometimes it's not that easy to find a hairstylist who can give you a haircut you are very satisfied with. the most difficult thing about haircut would be when moving to a new city and having to choose a barbershop from those lining up down the street

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