Stylist for long hair?

rapunzel This question comes straight from AOA's own Akum.

I have long hair. Not Crystal Gayle long; it's just down to the small of my back. But it's been about two years since my last haircut. (Okay, I have a complicated relationship with my hair. And with scissors.) In short, my hair needs some attention. The AOA birthday party is coming up soon, after all. ...

So my question for the AOA community: Can you recommend a local stylist who enjoys working with long hair? I could really use some inspiration.

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I Highly recommend Robb at V Salon 1168 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3364 (518) 482-1880
Robb has cut my hair for years and I just have to have an open conversation with him and he gives me a quality hair cut. I just recently sent a friend there and she was estatic about her haircut. All of the professionals there are really just great and it's got a nice vibe over there too.

Betsy at Townsend (Corner of Swan & Madison) is amazing with long (and short) hair! And one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Katie Steinbach at The Bombshell Beauty Lounge in Albany, NY. She just opened her own shop and was formerly at B'yond Style on New Scotland. Her new shop is on Allen and she does an amazing job with cuts and color! Her number is 441-3108.

Liza at Townsend Salon in Albany.

I had the hardest time finding a stylist who likes to work with long hair. I started seeing Liza about a year ago and my hair has never looked better.

Mary at Salon 109 in Albany. I've gone to a variety of stylists, including 1 or 2 mentioned above. Mary is where I've landed.

I see Kailin at Pure Elements Salon. She also has long hair, and she knows how to give a fabulous cut that doesn't take a whole lot of length off.

what Hollie said. (thanks, btw)

But I may be biased, since I work there.

All the stylists at Townsend are great, but Christopher Feml is the best with long hair in my humble opinion. He is also a stylist for NYC Fashion Week and has worked with an amazing array of hair types and styles there. Highly highly recommend him.

Kathe at Indigo Salon over in Troy. She's great, so are the girls she has working with her. Also, the salon is organic. Here's a link to their Facebook page.

Christopher at Townsend is fantastic. Has worked at fashion week in NY and knows his stuff.

Shannon at Simply Irresistible (Latham)
Josephine at Salon 109

I highly recommend Heather, the owner at Executive Cuts at 178 Old Loudon Road in Latham. Here's their website.

I highly recommend this place as it's the first time someone has actually listened to what I want and then done just that.

When the time comes, if you end up snipping off 8 inches or more, don't forget to donate it to a worthy cause. You might even get a free or discounted cut.


As a 6 time donor, I highly recommend it.

I have to agree with all those who mentioned Christopher at Townsend. He is a fantastic stylist and really knows how to work with length.

I recommend Sebastien of the Canine & Human Unisex Hair Salon located in Troy NY. He has done my mullet since 1987 and Mr. Fluffy now also goes to him. Mother still prefers the flowbee however, but what does she know.

I would recommend Glenn or MaryAnn from Brooklyn Attitude right in the Price Chopper Plaza on Route 50 just before heading into downtown Saratoga Springs. I have short hair and they do an amazing job, but I have seen then do incredible work on long hair and that is why I am bringing my Mom there who has the same length as yours and she is very unsure sometimes about getting her haircut. Hands down though I know she will be in GREAT hands when she goes there. :) Plus the people who work there are just awesome to talk to as well when you are in there waiting or getting your hair done!

Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. I went with Christopher from Townsend, based on the number of recommendations -- and on the fact that my husband, 12 or 13 years ago when we were dating, used to rent the apartment on Townsend's top floor, and I was curious for the chance to see how the space has changed (now it's part of the salon).

I'm not sure I've ever been happier with a cut and color. Add my voice to those singing Christopher's praises.

B'yond Style Hair Studio on New Scotland Ave across from St. Peter's Hospital is the BEST!! All of the stylist's are wonderful and would be able to work with you to make you look and feel good. Love, love, love them!

Katie Steinbach at Bombshell Beauty is my teacher at The Orlo and she's fierce!

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