How To Get The Best Haircut Of Your Life

Photographed by Tracy Wang.
There are few things more damaging to a woman's self-esteem than a bad haircut. Like pimples or cellulite, a terrible cut has far deeper emotional repercussions than simple aesthetics — it can affect your mood, your self-confidence, and even your social life.
A good haircut, on the other hand, has the power to make you feel amazing, confident, and happy with life itself. Problem is, the pursuit of this Holy Grail of beauty can be a tough one, involving a lot of research, consultations, and more than a few bad chops along the way.
Well, what if we told you there's a way to get the best haircut of your life and it doesn't involve dropping a boatload of cash on a celebrity stylist or suffering through a horrific cut? We tapped the amazing Jon Reyman, hairstylist and founder of Jon Reyman Pro and Spoke & Weal salons, to divulge the secrets for an amazing mane — and not one of them requires you to track down Gisele's hairstylist. Ahead, what you need to know (and do) to get the hair of your dreams.
Awesome deal alert: So passionate is Reyman and so much does he love you guys, that he’s generously offering 200 FREE haircuts to Refinery29 readers at any of his Spoke & Weal salon locations. Yep, the first 200 readers to book a haircut with a senior or master stylist at Spoke & Weal’s San Francisco, Los Angeles, or newly opened NYC locations will get their cut absolutely free.
You’ll need to book the cut online (here for L.A., here for SF, and here for NYC) and use code SNIPSNIP in the booking notes. Spoke & Weal will honor the first 200 readers to book with the code. This deal is only good for haircuts (any add-on services will be charged). And, do us a solid and be sure to tip your stylist — this deal only covers the price of the haircut.