The majority of us tend to get our hair cut on a regular basis. We either visit a hairdresser or have one come to us. I tend to go to a hairdresser and when I find one I like, I tend to stick to it!
I grew up going to the same hairdresser on more or less a monthly basis. They were always very good and I never had any complaints. They knew my name and most importantly, they knew my haircut. I never had to describe how I wanted my hair cut – if there was someone new, another would explain it to them. All I needed to do was walk in!
I have moved homes twice in my life, and each time I needed to find a new hairdresser. Suddenly, my ‘comfort-zone‘ was gone. In both instances, I found one and stuck with it, however, something that I’d never really given importance, instantly became very important!
What happens when the hairdresser believes they have finished cutting your hair? They want to show you right? Sure, there is generally a mirror infront of you, but I can’t see my hair in enough detail to tell whether or not I’m happy with it. I can obviously tell there is something wrong if I can see scalp, but otherwise, it’s very difficult to tell!
At the end, the hairdresser will often hold up a mirror behind you, with the objective of obtaining your approval. Obviously, we are meant to look in the mirror infront of us and see the image in the mirror they are holding up, again, I can’t see that well enough!
So… what do we do if we are visually impaired?