I'm going to be at sea over a 112 day cruise and know my hairdo will have to be refreshed a few times to stay looking presentable. Has anyone had the occasion to use the hair salon on a cruise? If so, how is the quality of service, the cost, competency of stylists, etc.? I appreciate any input.
I have used most of the services provided by the Stiener Spa company, and the only one I would never use again are the nail services - just don't do it as well as on land. I have even had a hair color and cut and loved it. My guess is that since HAL is a Carnival line, they use the same company.
Holy cow! I hope you get your question answered more thoroughly. I think the thought of a 112 day cruise has just so floored many of us that we lost our concentration!
I have actually been wondering how the hair stylist are onboard. I am thinking of having my hair "put up" for formal night and was wondering about the cost, etc.
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Just before our cruise on Celebrity two years ago, I had gotten a really bad haircut - my hairdresser said she wasn't feeling well when I complained (one side was an inch shorter than the other). In any event, I felt I had to do something on the cruise, so I went for a haircut. The hairdresser was a young gal from Northern Ireland with various colors of spiky hair pointing in all directions. She slashed at my hair with open shears - uh, oh! Later, I realized that I had gotten the absolute best haircut I had ever received! Still haven't found anyone who could compare - wish I could have taken her home with me! While I did succumb to some beauty products, the cut itself was only about $30 plus tip.
Thanks all! Gerif, I'm glad to hear you were pleased. My color and cut have to be redone about every five weeks, so even leaving home with a fresh do, I'm expecting to need several trips to the spa just for my hair. I'm not about to try to find a stylist in any port, so onboard is the best I can do.
I have used the ladies from Steiner to style my hair for formal nights and have been very pleased. Talk to the salon manager tell her what you are looking for and she will find a stylist who will suit your needs.
wow, a 112 day cruise..how does one prepare one's self for this?..is it broken up with long periods of time in one port etc ??? I would be afraid of cruise overdose ?? Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing ?
I think every poster's fantasy is to be able to take your trip but I don't think if presented with the opportunity, we would be afraid to actually do it
If you click on this, you can scroll down rhrough the whole trip and see the stops.
Really, it will be like a new home with changing scenery each day to check out, except for the sea days of 3-4 in a row at times, which we can use for socializing, catching up on email and checking out all the ship's services and of course, getting my hair done for formal nights and keeping it trimmed, colored and curled on schedule.
I am impressed! I imagine with long cruising, you develop a routine and more or less go back to your own personal habits, just like at home. Sure would be interesting. BTW, I have found that cruise ship cuts and styles are really very professional. I guess the personnel are so used to working with all styles, colors, hair types, etc.--that they're really good at what they do. They aren't cheap, but cruising isn't, either. Ah, but what fun it is! Have a great time.