Post # 1
…with my hair stylist!
I have been going to her for years, stopped for a bit but have now been back for the last 3 years or so. She is such a wonderful lady and about a year ago quit working in the salon and now travels to clients and does my hair in the basement. It is super convenient, and I love the way she cuts. She did my wedding hair as well as my bridesmaids and they turned out amazing…but the last few colour jobs she has done have been a little less than stellar. The colour has been a little patchy and she has had to come back to fix it. Today I got highlights and mentioned that I wanted them very subtle but I feel like they are too ‘stripey’ or chunky. The cut however is fabulous.
My mom said that maybe it’s time to try someone else, and I think she is right but i feel bad. I know it’s not personal it’s just business (and hair is important to a girl!), but she is so sweet I don’t know how to go about having my hair coloured elsewhere and using her just for cuts. or how to just cut ties (no pun intended!) altogether.
what would you do bees? Should I ‘break up’ with her? how can I approach this?
Post # 3
Hmmm… very difficult! Have you shown her pictures of the kind of look you’re after? In my experience, unless your hairdresser is either naturally intuitive, or knows you extremely well, ideas can get ‘lost in translation’. Also, because hairdressers have a specific technical vocabulary (which can be very different to the way that non-hairdressers talk about hair), you could have unintentionally used a word (or she to you) that actually means something different, if that makes sense?
If she’s a great cutter, then I would try to work this out 🙂 Keep us posted!
Post # 4
Just don’t make any more appointments…
Post # 5
Why can’t you just find someone else? It’s not like you’re dating, she’s not going to be heartbroken….at least I don’t think. I don’t get my hair done (I don’t even own a hairbrush), so maybe that’s why I’m not really understanding this.
Post # 6
I used to work as a massage therapist at a salon, and I would suggest just stop making appointments with her. Se may very well get in touch with you at some point to check in, but just be honest. Tell her you’re sorry, but she’s just not creating the results you’re looking for any longer. Unless someone lets her know she’s slacking, she’ll just keep messing up hair all over town.
Eta: if she takes it personally, then she is not cut out for the business.