I didn’t go into an in depth review last time I went to Wildilocks (see post HERE) as it was my first time there and sometimes you just need a second visit. Of course I am not one to attend a hair dresser regularly as I quite enjoy the growing out stage and seeing how different styles can be achieved every few weeks (my hair grows up to an inch a month – it really is quite insane). Last time I was there I had a traditional 6 in middy (with shorter layers in the front). Unfortunately I pretty quickly realised that the shorter layers in the front were not giving me a nice “U” shape. But my hair grows so quickly I wasn’t fussed and mostly I could work around it. I was mostly thrilled with it. But lately it was just getting too long in the back. So I made an appointment and yesterday I headed off to Wildilocks to have my hair cut.
My before photo hastily snapped before I remembered I have tonnes of photos of my hair…
Wildilocks in owned by Cass and specialises in “alternative” hair styles. She is well versed in the middy (and many other vintage cuts). Much like a friend of mine, my favorite part about going there is that they respect “alternative life choices” ie. homeschooling, my daughters having shaved heads or mowhawks and I don’t have to go through the entire thing trying to explain things. I know that probably sounds weird – but it gets exhausting having to explain that no my children are not suffering from isolation and no they don’t miss school and no we don’t “test” them (if you want to know why we don’t test – it’s because I spend all day everyday with them. I don’t have a whole class – I know what they can and can’t do without a test). Sometimes I just want to sit and be pampered and not have to explain my whole life (yes taxi driver who demanded to know why I am living with my brother but can’t give directions to his house – just use your damn GPS and leave me be).
ok…I may be a little ranty….let’s continue, shall we?
I arrived early (I am either crazily early or late – no in between) and was seated next to a lovely man who was having his gorgeous long locks straightened and smoothed. I wanted to touch it…but thought that was slightly inappropriate. Cass then bought me a tray with tea and chocolate and then we had a chat. I explained the problems I had with our last cut and then she measured my hair (the longest layer had grown to almost 5in in 6 months!) and we decided on a plan of attack – 7in all over.
Cass cuts Middy’s dry – just like they used to. With the same scissors they used to use. Using the same hair cutting technique (apparently the opposite of how they cut hair now – not sure what that means). And she also measured as she was going to make sure it was all right. Not long after there was a pile of hair on the floor and a very happy me heading out the door. I popped in a new set last night and here we have the finished result…
If you are in Melbourne (Australia) and are looking to have a traditional Middy cut call Wildilocks and ask for Cass. She also regularly visits Perth if you are on that side of the country and wanting a fab Middy.
347 Victoria St
 9326 5037
Miss Fairchild xoxo
Stay tuned for this setting pattern….