Confession: I’m afraid of going to a hairdresser

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My hair and me.

We’ve had some battles. We’ve gone black, orange, dark brown, pink and green. Some of these colors were my own mistakes, but there are also some bad hairdresser experiences.

So naturally when it comes to my hair I’m a bit overprotective. And when it comes to hairdressers I’m quite scared. The fear is definitely not as bad as the fear of dentists, but it’s still there and on a night before my hair appointment, I’m sleeping restlessly. Luckily I’ve found some great hairdressers now and I’m slowly overcoming my fear of stepping into salons.

You can read my recent post about hair stuff in the post Hairdresser’s worst nightmare AKA me as a client.

Before & After

The recent hair salon I stepped into was Flow 21 and my hairdresser was Susanna Pomell. I had seen her work before, so I knew she was the hairdresser I wanted to collaborate with. Coming in and sitting in Susanna’s chair, I felt like I could relax. What I wanted for my hair was a cut, that would enhance my curls and make it look healthy. I’m trying to grow out my hair so I didn’t want to cut it too much – but I let Susanna decide how much was wise to cut. Because let’s face it: the broken ends don’t look good on anybody.

Susanna was a professional and even though she only washed, cut and styled my hair – I felt like I got a makeover to my hair with those three (probably ’cause my hair was super dirty haha). I was happy with the results. Just look at how healthy and shiny it looks.

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I know my natural color is quite ashy, while the rest of my hair is almost golden. But since I’m trying to grow my hair, I’ll just wait for the golden color to grow out. I am using silver shampoo which helps a bit too to remove the brassiness.

I’ve known Susanna for a few years now through another friend and as an entrepreneur her work is inspiring to me. She works really hard not only at the salon, but also on her blog and she updates regularly her social media channels.

If you’re looking for a hairdresser to make your hair look healthy and fabulous and want your hairdresser to be down-to-earth and easy to communicate with – I warmly recommend Susanna. Especially to those, who are scared of hairdressers. I feel you and I think in Susanna’s chair it is way less scary than usual.

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Hair artist | SUSANNA POMÉLL

Flow 21
Lapinlahdenkatu 21,
00180 Helsinki

+358 45 176 9707



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  1. Yiota

    I am afraid hairdressers too because I had various incidents in the past where they didn’t quite understand what I wanted and did something different which was scary to be honest. But the last years I have been visiting an amazing salon and the guy that is in charge there is amazing and very professional, I am really pleased with his work. Your hair looks amazing Charlotta and so healthy 🙂


    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Glad that I’m not alone and it’s great, that you’ve found someone you can now trust too. 🙂

  2. Bry Jaimea

    Your hair looks amazingly lush!
    I tend to cut and colour my wn hair as I haven’t had a positive salon experience in over ten years! I recently went from black to blonde trusting the job to a hairdresser and she turned it orange and pretty much ruined my beautiful hairstyle that accentuated my curls 🙁
    I’m back to colouring and cutting my own hair again – maybe one day I’ll find a hairdresser as talented as yours xx

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Thank you! I sincerely hope you’ll find a great hairdresser match too.

  3. Hannah

    Your hair looks amazing! Growing it out is never easy. I’m luck with hairdressers, as I have been going to the same one ever since I was little, and she also does my mums hair and my nans!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Thank you! And wow, that does sound lucky.


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