Post # 1
SO I went to a new place to get my hair cut today. It was a cheaper place, but since I just wanted a trim, I figured that that would be hard to mess up. I was wrong. My hair was to the small of my back, and in pretty good condition. I asked for a 1 or 2 inch trim. I wasn’t facing the mirror and when she gets to the front I was watching and said “That seems really short…” She blew me off and said it looks loads better and it was too late to change anything.
It now hits just below my shoulders. Its at least 7 inches off. I said that I was unhappy with the result and she said she would switch it, but I told her that I didn’t want her to touch my hair again (not trying to be a brat, but I donated my hair 3 years ago and have been trying so hard to grow it out.) So I paid, since otherwise I would have had to let her “fix” it, but gave no tip. I also called and filed a complaint. She flat out ignored me!
I came home and was in tears. The hair doesn’t look bad, but its not what I wanted. Fiance thought I was being silly, told me how great it looks, blah, blah. I just can’t understand how you can mess up a trim. I guess this is mostly a vent. I am just really mad. I like to wear my hair in long spiral curls sometimes, and I tried tonight, it doesn’t work now, they stop around my chin and look funny.
Mourning over the loss of my hair…
Post # 3
Aw, I’m sorry to hear that’s happened to you. I had a horror hair dresser trip only 2 months ago, so I feel you. I wanted a bob and ended up with a (very short) pixie-cut.
Post # 4
@LiteraryNerd: Is it just me or do they ALWAYS take off more than you ask themn to? Always saying ‘the ends are dead it needs to be done’ but then you are left in that awkward transitional phase where you constantly have to go back to the hairdresser to do something with your hair because you are not happy with it.
I feel for you girl. Sorry it happened.
Post # 5
Ugh. I’ve had that happen to me too. I don’t know why some hair stylists have such hate for length. I show them with my two fingers how much to trim. Sorry about your hair. I feel your pain
Post # 7
Ahhh, this has happened to me in years past with colors and cuts!!! One day (the much younger and less controlled version of myself) immediately starting crying and ranting upon first look in the mirror after a “color.” I left without paying with the stylist apologizing and chasing me out the door.
Moral of the story: Find a GOOD stylist that you can trust and NEVER venture. Not even for “just a trim.” They are worth their weight in gold.
Post # 8
Something similar happened to me a few years ago. I asked for a half inch off, my hair was over half way down my back and when she was done it was to my shoulders. She asked if I liked it and I just walked to the register paid and left. ='(
I am so sorry, I know how terrible that feels.
Post # 9
I’m sorry. 🙁 I feel your pain. This happened to me also. I’d been growing my hair out from a super short angled bob and had it down to my lower back. Needed a trim and wanted highlights, but couldn’t afford my regular Aveda salon, so I went to the Aveda Institute instead. The girl I got was doing highlights for the first time EVER. My hair turned orange. She also cut off 8 inches and chopped in a layer about 5 inches higher than the bottom one so that it didn’t blend and looked like I had a big rat tail in the back. I asked for 1 inch off and a blunt, straight cut with no layers. I was so upset that I didn’t even want the instructors to touch it to try to “fix” it. But lesson learned. I would never ever go to such a place again and I am betting you won’t either! It grows back…just really sucks in the meantime. It’ll get better. 🙂
Post # 10
Ugh, sorry that happened! Why on earth they thought it was okay to chop off a half a foot of hair without you saying yes is beyond me. Right now my hair is about as long as yours was, and while it’s hot and I’m kind of hating it. I don’t really want to lose too much length and I’m always afraid of something like this happening to me! I think I’m going to just get brave and trim it myself, and if I screw it up, I needed to go get a haircut anyway..
Post # 11
@soontobebe: Just read what you said about going to an Aveda Institute!! You just scared me out of that idea! My sister has been going to one near her and raved about it and insisted that I should go.. But uggggh… I’m scared now!
Post # 12
I am so sorry!! I think once in a lifetime everyone has a ‘haircut from hell!’ I had hair to the middle of my back, wanted a trim, and endeded up with a bob that hit right at my chin! I was in tears when I left!! I would also call again and speak to a different manager, and depending on how that was handled, speak with someone higher up.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I’m going to be honest here my hair is unmanagable anything shorter than mid back. I tend to keep it between waist and hip length. If I turned around and they cut it above that I would not pay. I would tell the hair stylist we had a verbal contract for you to trim my hair I did not ask you to restyle my hair and you breached that contract. I would also find corporate’s number and complain verbally, and in writing. Remember ladies your word and the stylist’s agreement to your word is a verbal contract. If they do what they want not what you asked they breached that contract and you dont have to pay. Verbal contracts are as binding as written contracts. If you have a history a long history of long hair and suddenly its shoulder length I think you have enough grounds if that stupid person takes you to court to win. Business law says verbal contracts are as binding as written and your stylist breached a verbal contract I would not have paid and made it known why.
Post # 14
Start taking prenatals and biotin – makes our hair grow crazy fast!
Post # 15
Sorry to sidetrack…I’ve been going to the Aveda institute for 5 years. It really depends on the students. I’ve had some meh cuts and some amazing cuts. I only had one terrible experience where the student cut one side waaay too short and barely touched the other. I thought it was just the styling, went home, washed it and then cried. I went back the next day and the instructor fixed everything. Bad haircuts make you feel terrible for a bit, but it hair grows back.
Post # 16
I would refuse to pay. I have had hair stylists that take an inch or so more off than what I wanted but if they took off seven inches when I asked for a trim? They would not be getting paid and I would be calling corporate while standing in the store.
I’m so sorry this happened to you OP. I just had my very long hair cut short on purpose and I hate it :/ at least I made that decision though where you on the other hand didn’t plan on cutting it short.