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06 February 2005 @ 10:29 am
I swear, is 'Ignoring Your Customer's Wishes' a required class in beauty school? Every single time my hair gets cut, it goes like this: I go in and indicate I want two or three inches trimmed to get rid of the raggedy ends. The stylist badgers me into consenting to a couple more, and then whacks off several more inches than that. I go in wanting a trim and come back eight inches shorter.

This was a particularly bad one; my hair was hip length and now it's barely below my shoulder blades. Grump.
Tayefethtayefeth on February 6th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
I've had better luck getting what I want (as opposed to what the person with the scissors wants for me) when I go to cheap places like Supercuts than when I go to a Stylist or Hairdresser. Just FYI.
Ambarambar on February 6th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
Interesting; I've had exactly the opposite experience (and that's why I'm willing to pay the freight at Juut's in Palo Alto, Tavella -- I get EXACTLY what I was expecting.)
Lauratavella on February 7th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
Hmm, maybe I'll bookmark that for next time. I keep trying different places in the hopes that someone will get it right.
Krisquiet000001 on February 6th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
I just don't let people cut my hair. *g*

These days I get my dad to do it when he comes to visit.

There's one hairdresser in Pittsburgh who's been trained not to cut too much, but of course, he's in Pittsburgh. :)
Lauratavella on February 7th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
If only I could find someone trainable!
(Anonymous) on February 6th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
I paid them to do it...
Lauratavella on February 7th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
I sense my mother speaking :)
but ain't no gyroscope can spin forever....roadnotes on February 7th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
You know, that's an "I didn't ask for half my hair to be lopped off; I'm not paying you, and I'm considering reporting you to the BBB" offense.
Lauratavella on February 7th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
I'm such a wimp with hairdressers. No matter how bad it is, I just say something polite and just don't go back. Also, I didn't realize quite how bad it was, in terms of 'goddammit, that was a couple of years' growth', until I got out of there and started to do my habitual over the shoulder pull, and realized that what had been a lovely waist-length braid was now going to be this short little thing.
Cyllanlilisonna on February 7th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
At least tell me you didn't tip them.

Try a ruler?
jadianajadiana on February 7th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem, and always have. I wear my hair very long, elbow to butt length usually. Many times I let my hair keep growing because I /hate/ to go get it cut, knowing that I will lose the battle and 2-4 inches will end up being 6-8 inches and I'll leave disappointed again.

I'm not sure what it is about hair stylists that they do not like long hair. I suspect it's because that there's less need for regular return business. Like if you have shorter hair you need to return more often to keep it trimmed. So therefore they get more business from someone with shorter hair.

I have had a few good stylists, but every time I move it's the same old problem until I luck out and find someone.
Alix (Tersa)tersa on February 7th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
I read someone on longhair say they have great luck going to an Indian (as in Asian) beauty salon.

I am tempted to try finding one in the area.