Today was my appointment for the highlights I have applied to my hair about every three months. I really like the way this stylist does my color, and she does what I ask, not as she wants, as others I’ve visited have been prone to do.
A trim is all I need in the way of a haircut, as I wear my hair in a longish bob with bangs, and have worn it in this style for years. On hot days, or when I’m working in the garden, I can pull it back and secure it with a band so it stays away from my face.
On the trip home, I stopped in an Aveda salon to purchase the shampoo and conditioner I like that is specially formulated for colored hair. As I was entering the salon, I noticed a large banner in the window advertising “French Hair Cuts.” As the saleslady was ringing up my purchase, I asked her what exactly is a French Hair Cut, as I had never heard the term.
She explained the hair is cut on an angle, so that it falls more attractively around the face. Her medium-length hairstyle was very pretty and I asked if that was the cut she had. She said it was. When I returned home, I wanted to know more, so with a Google search I found out a bit more than I was told in the shop. Here’s what I found:
“French haircutting is a revolutionary technique that uses the hair to frame a face taking into account the shape of the head. French haircutting uses the hair to accentuate features rather than cover them up. The results are a soft, feminine and commercial looks, much like celebrities on the cover of magazines. The French trained stylist stands the client up during the haircut in order to look directly at that which he or she cuts, just as a painter would look directly at a canvas. The style is built from the top down and is made to fall perfectly into place like shingles on a roof. Our French haircuts result in wash and wear hair containing several different looks in each style.”
Below are two photos I found of a French Hair Cut.
Now perhaps this is just some new advertising trick, that the results won't look much different than an ordinary cut. I did not ask if the price for a French Hair Cut is more than the usual. Maybe it's just the cynic in me that thinks advertisers are always trying to take advantage of a woman's desire for products that make her look good, that this is just another "trick."
Have you ever heard of the French Hair Cut?
Maybe the next time I need a haircut I will try it out at the Aveda salon. Sometimes I think a different twist on my old style would be good for me.
Here are two view of my new color and trim. The color appears a bit more golden in the photos than it really is.