September 13, 2008 12:40:16 AM CEST
Hello to all my fellow forum friends,
Again, I want to thank all of you for your understanding and support. I am amazed that a group of total strangers can be more supportive and understanding than some of my closest friends. Thank you for your comforting words - I really feel the community warmth in your writing and I cannot thank you all enough. :-)
At the end of the day, I know my hair will grow again but that is not issue. Plain & simply put, it is the utter disregard of my wishes and how my instructions could be so totally confused that alludes me ... and the complete denial of the disaster.
I am pleased to say that I now have long hair, thanks to modern day techniques like extensions. I just wanted to share with everyone, in case any of you find yourself in a similar situation (a hair cut from hell from a horrible butcher such as Jama at Romana) or simply if you want to have long hair. First, I went to a store on kinkerstraat to buy hair hair - great service and nice people - be patient as it is very busy which is a sign that it is a good business.
Here is their link in Amsterdam - also located in Eindhoven andRotterdam: http://www.realhairexclusive.com/EN/
Once I purchased my "real" hair (between 35 & 80 EURO depending on your desired length, quality, quantity and colour), I was referred by a colleague to a really sweet lady who works out of her home and is starting to building her own business. She has 15 years of working full time in a hair salon, including cut, colour & extensions. For 100 EUR, she will add a full head of extensions (this is like 5 or 8 layers of hair - about 1-2 hrs of work), colour all of it, cut and blow dry into a style which I think is amazing considering the extensions that are a big part of the work.
She knows the microrings technique which is much healthier for the hair - unlike the usual extensions which are done with a kind of hot glue which destroy your hair when it grows, needing a touch up as early as 6 weeks - whereas with the micorings method, it will stay in for 2-3 months without needing a touch up. Also, the hair that you initially purchase can last you for many months provided that you take good care of it - which simply means, moisturising, avoid over processing with styling tools (like hot hair dryers & straightening irons) - basic common sense is to treat it as you would your own hair.
Overall, I am really happy with my new look which is longer than my original hair - it is beautifully layered and blended into my previously butchered hair and is a big improvement on the disaster created by Jama. If anyone is looking for a new AND trustworthy hairdresser, who is available in the evenings and weekends (if you work full time like I do, it is often difficult to make appointments) pls send me a message and I would be glad to give you her contact details.
I have seen that this topic has been read almost 600 times and I hope that this will cause a serious loss of busines for Romana in Amstelveen. I have forwarded 2 emails to them now, with an update on the number of views (I think close to 300 views at the time which has since doubled) and they do not seem too bothered and are still too cowardly to respond. So I hope that with everything that I possess that in the next 6 to 12 months, their business will collaps and they learn the power of the internet, forums and the word-of-mouth. It will give me great satisfaction if they close their doors due to lack of customers :-)
Again, I would like to reach out to everyone to join in my mission to make Therma Romana in Amstelveen an outcast by spreading the word to EVERYONE possible so that the consequences of such shocking AND UTTERLY disgraceful service are treated appropriately by the community ... BY FIGHTING BACK!!
Have an excellent weekend all!!!
Bubbly bubbles :-) :-) :-)