The NEXT one I only went to a handful of times. What bothered me about her is that she wouldn’t blow dry my hair, she would only flat iron it. I even asked her to and she said I had too much hair it would take too long. I want to leave the hair salon feeling better than ever with that “there’s no way I’d look like this everyday because a professional did it” look. I can flat iron my own hair. I moved on.
Which brings me to my current stylist, with whom I have an appointment with tomorrow. The last time I went I was the second time I’d seen her. I liked her, she was young, did a good job and was reasonably priced. But, the last time I was there I told her I wanted the same exact thing from my first appointment. I noticed right away that she hadn’t written down the color I had and was guessing (from looking at my hair) what color it was. She picked two colors and started highlighting. After she was done with the color, I went to process. She then mentioned she wanted a smoothie and said she would be right back. 30 minutes later, she returned. I wasn’t happy and definitely didn’t think it was professional to leave a client at your chair while you left to get a drink for that period of time. The appointment finished and I was again happy with the cut and color. What I wasn’t happy with was the additional fee I paid since the last time I was there. This time I had partial highlights. Last time I had full. I paid $30 more this time. But, I’m a *you know what* and didn’t open my mouth (I hate awkwardness and any sort of confrontation). I paid and left. THEN when I got home, I noticed my hair was the wrong color. Once I got into the light, I noticed there was a redish tint and it was lighter (no where near the brownish/ black tone it should have been). Which, I could not see in the salon. I know I should have called and complained right away but I was pregnant and didn’t want to get anything re done and I knew I could live with it for another few months. Which brings me to tomorrow. This is the third attempt, will it be three strikes and she’s out or third times is a charm? I’m going to be honest about the color the last time, ask for a price list and why there was a difference but I don’t think I have the balls to say anything about the smoothie run. We will see how it goes.
I wish I was more assertive in situations like that. Am I crazy for going back?
I’m going for a long layered look like Miss Kate below.