Originally Posted by manifest v
So I've lived in L.A. now for a year and I just recently cut my hair for the first time with a razor (and ended up breaking the motor). I'm gonna chill with my 98% finished buzz cut for a bit (or shave it all off). But once the winter comes along I'm thinking of hitting up a salon. It'll be my first time doing this in L.A.
I'm scared though because my filipino hair is thick/wavy and most stylists don't know what to do with it. My sisters have had a terrible time, and just resort to straightening it, going for the "emo"/east asian style straight layers with uneven bangs. It looks excellent for the a week or so but eventually reverts back. I've avoided it for most of my life by just buzzing it off but this winter I want a longer style. Anyone know some barbers/stylists that can mess with my hair some?
I live and travel between the Westwood and Koreatown areas of L.A. I go to Chinatown once a week as well.
I used to go to Shorty's Barbershop in West Hollywood and Rudy's in Silver Lake. I've had pretty good cuts at pretty decent prices. Shorty's used to be about $16, and Rudy's cost $19 or $21.
My Chinese hair has not given any problems to any of the barbers/stylists or their equipment.
It's been a while since I've been to either of these establsihments (each shop does have more than one location in the L.A. area), so you might want to find the one closest to you.
Now if only I could find similar barbershops in North Orange County.
P.S. Go early or call to get on the list.