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Advice Smackdown Bat Signal: Hair Help in Houston

By Amalah

I need the help of your wise, beautiful readers. It’s not for me, it’s for my 22-weeks-pregnant-with-twins sister. She moved down to Texas last year, and recently got her first haircut since moving. She told the stylist, “I want to keep it long, and just get rid of some of the layers. I’m growing it out to one length.” The stylist replied, “Well, I trust my own opinion on how to do your hair.” She proceeded to cut short layers all over the place.
Needless to say, my sister was horrified. But we’re from the Midwest, and therefore fear confrontation beyond all reason. I’ve told her to send her husband in to ask for a refund on behalf of his hysterical, bereft pregnant-with-twins wife (first kids, I’ll add). She’s not up for it. And will still hate her hair, even with the money back.
Not a single one of her friends can recommend a decent stylist in the League City (suburb of Houston) area. They apparently all have this experience (some are just better at going back and getting it fixed…as long as that may take).
Would you be willing to put out a call for help? I know you must have some Texan readers who can come to her aid. I know there has to be a lovely, wonderful stylist down there!

OK, so I know this is far from the most scintillating question with the broadest appeal, but 1) I have the biggest mushy soft soft for pregnant women, and 2) I am about to DIE of the common cold and YES, that is totally possible and wah.
So. We have a pregnant (with twins!) mama out there in Texas who neeeeeeeeds a decent fix-it cut within the next 15 weeks or so.
I’ve never used online review resources like and such, but in a pinch of bad-hair-hell-desperation I imagine it’s better than nothing. I wandered into my salon seven years ago or so based on a “best salon” vote from a local magazine (got anything similar down there in Texas?) and the fact that it was one whole freaking block from my house. I’ve gone through a couple stylists since (due to babies and salon moves and probably more babies), but I like the salon — it’s nothing fancy or luxe, reasonably-priced, client-focused and all the stylists are well-trained. Plus, there’s the funniest shampoo boy ever who routinely busts out in elaborate song-and-dance numbers, and my stylist Phillip likes to curse out Mariah Carey for no good reason and always brings me stacks of gossip rags hidden under the latest issue of Vogue while my color sets.
My needs, they are modest.
ANYWAY. I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY POINT. I guess it was that sometimes you just plain luck out with a salon, and other times you really need a little help from smart, stylish and pretty readers.
Anyone feel like singing the praises of their salon and/or stylist? Particularly if they could come to the aid of poor mas’ sister in Texas?

Published December 9, 2007. Last updated March 27, 2018.
About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected].

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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