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Old 07-23-2020, 07:23 AM
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The hairdresser I had for years moved away. I found another one I really liked and went to her for a year or so. She moved away during the pandemic shutdown. Once the salons opened back up, it had been 16 weeks since I had my last haircut (I usually go every 5 weeks). I have short, curly hair and by the time 4 months had gone by, there was no way she could tell how it should be cut. I showed her some pictures of myself after recent haircuts. Well, she didn't cut it like I wanted it. I went back after 5 more weeks and told her it needed to be shorter in a couple of places. She cut if differently than she did the time before, but not how I wanted it. I told her then I thought it needed to be a little shorter and she disagreed.

Do I try one more time, or find someone else? I don't think it is a particularly difficult style and I'm not super picky, but just not thrilled with her. I love the salon, but don't really feel like I can go to someone else in the salon without hurting her feelings. I don't relish the thought of searching for a new salon.

Ugh . . . I hate decisions like this. What would you do?


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Old 07-23-2020, 07:30 AM
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She cut if differently than she did the time before, but not how I wanted it. I told her then I thought it needed to be a little shorter and she disagreed.
There's your answer.

You pay her to cut your hair the way you want and she didn't do it ... twice. Find a stylist that will cut it exactly the way you'd like. I wouldn't wait a minute.

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Old 07-23-2020, 07:41 AM
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If she doesn't listen to what you want, then find someone else.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:54 AM
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I keep going back to the same person due to a family connection and I am never happy. She is very opinionated and never does want I want. I had 16 weeks of growth and had finally grown out the last set of layers! And she added a whole host of new, short layers!! Anyway...my mistake! My husband made me promise to find someone new.


So I am offering the advice I never seem to take...find someone new!
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:45 AM
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....and she disagreed.
This. Itís your hair. You were paying her to do what you wanted. I wouldnít go back if she paid me.


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Old 07-23-2020, 08:46 AM
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Curly hair can be wonderful or a nightmare. You already gave her a second chance. She is not listening to you. You need a specialist with curly hair or at least someone with experience. Stay in the same salon if you want. If it is a professional place, it wonít be a problem.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:49 AM
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Nope. My stylist doesn't get to disagree with me about how much length to take off. She can offer an opinion but, in the end, she should do what I ask for.

I have sometimes been in the position of worrying about hurting a stylist's feelings. This is when I knew them personally. (I've had some stylists who were former students.) In that situation, I've sometimes found a different salon. Otherwise I don't worry about hurt feelings.
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Old 07-23-2020, 10:25 AM
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Nope. My stylist doesn't get to disagree with me about how much length to take off. She can offer an opinion but, in the end, she should do what I ask for.
I don't use a stylist, but I completely agree with this! She did not give you what you clearly wanted. Not ok. And you've her two chances. She's just not a good fit for you, and you have spent more than enough money and time giving her chances. Time to move on.
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Old 07-23-2020, 10:41 AM
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I pay quite a bit of money for a cut. My hair is very thick and I need it cut a certain way or I cannot do anything with it. I am willing to pay what I do because my stylist knows what she is doing and she does what I want. You have given her two chances and she hasnít done what you asked. Time for someone new, either at the same salon or another place.

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Old 07-23-2020, 11:04 AM
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is to not worry about her feelings. Stay at the salon you like and find the hair stylist that works well with curly hair. Hair stylists like clients they can please. She tried to please you and did not after more than one try. You two are just not a good match.

Also is there any way you can call your previous hairdresser? Maybe you can find her number online. Then ask her if she remembers how she cut your hair. Maybe she could talk to your new hair stylist and give her some information about your cut.

I wish you luck!


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Old 07-23-2020, 11:30 AM
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My sister has curly hair and she looked around until she found someone she liked. Not everyone can work with curly hair, so ask friends or family for recommendations. Itís a hassle, I know - but probably not as frustrating as spending money for something youíre not happy with. A trip to a salon or spa is supposed to be a treat, not a negative experience.
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:09 PM
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Your opinion should be the final one!
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