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An all too familiar story, now with a different ending.
The common hair salon. They offer a one-stop-shop, social media targeted approach which typically presents clients with an almost pre-determined aesthetic option regardless of hair type, lifestyle or desires. As long as you are interested in what they deem to be in fashion, this may suit you just fine. Hope you like being upsold colouring services and pushed to purchase lots of products. Funny how at least half of them never seem to work on your hair, right? Oh, and you're definitely going to need another booking in 6 to 8 weeks time to keep that all maintained.
For those who don't align with this ideal, a salon visit can often result in frustration and consistently underwhelming results. You know how it goes. Once home and washed your cut lacks any sort of supportive flattering shape. It's not awful, but will probably require more time, tools and energy than you want to give it. That's if they even listened to you in the first place and didn't do the exact opposite of what you specifically asked them not to. Either way, your cut then grows out poorly resulting in frequent visits for exactly the same thing: maybe looks great when you leave and then, rarely ever again. Rinse. Repeat.
Well, there was that one local hairdresser who wasn't too bad. They had some potential, perhaps you'll give them another go. You call and make a booking. Whoops. On arrival, your chosen hairdresser isn't there and the salon owner tries to put you with someone else. Supposedly they are 'just as good'. When you inquire further it seems your particular hairdresser no longer works there and no one has any idea what happened to them. This isn't the first time you've heard of this. You silently start to wonder if maybe there's a serial killer on the loose.
With the exception of that last bit, this all sounds painfully familiar right? Well, there is an alternative. One which fully understands and caters to the needs of whom this story resonates with most soundly. In fact, Tom's practice has been intentionally designed to support those who have long struggled with what has been described here. For those who find the salon environment itself to be an anxious, uncomfortable or emotionally challenging environment to be in, you especially will find the space here to be one which is very safe, sensitive and considerate of your needs.
Too good to be true? Rest assured, this isn't like any place you've been before. Tom is not a conventional salon hairdresser who simply chooses to works alone. In fact, the terms 'hairdresser' and 'salon' are not an accurate or desirable description. The highly acclaimed success Tom has built is due to an deliberate avoidance of the flawed indoctrination and training that a hairdressing industry provides and prides themselves on. Tom's thriving practice is a testament that challenging the established norms continues to resonate soundly.
Curious how this story ends? Read for yourself.
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