Post # 1
This is meant to be more of a silly post than anything. I get my hair highlighted blonde about every 2 months. This costs about $115 every time, so pretty expensive. I could definitely spend that money elsewhere. I have been going to the same woman for more than 5 years. She’s amazing at what she does – she did our entire bridal party and everyone looked great. My step-mom also uses her for dyeing and hair cuts on a regular basis.
That said – My husband’s relative is a hair stylist. She can easily do my hair whenever I want for just the cost of supplies (hair dye, etc.) and does everyone else’s hair in the family. But – I feel REALLY guilty about switching! I know that my stylist will notice (she sees my step-mom pretty often and my hair needs upkeep with my blonde highlights) and will probably ask what I’m up to.
Has anyone else ever felt like theyre cheating on their hair stylist?! LOL
Post # 2
weatherbug: I’ve totally cheated on my stylist, but come on – $115 verus $25. No one can argue with that logic!!
Post # 3
I just recently cheated on my hairstylist of 3 years, and I don’t feel that guilty about it. The only reason I stayed as long as I did was because her color skills are excellent. Her haircuts have really gone downhill in the last year or so, though. I’d go in and be pretty specific about what I wanted, and I’d leave looking like nothing had been done to my hair at all. Between that and the salon being constantly hectic and not at all relaxing, I was done. I’ve found someone new at a quieter salon, and I’m much happier. You have to do what works for you.
Post # 4
weatherbug: YES!! I have my old stylist, who I went to from age 13-23ish. Have her on Facebook and everything. I just started realizing she never really cut my hair the way I wanted. My close girlfriend finished hair school two years ago and does hair out of her house, so I go to her now. But when I was transitioning and the old stylist called to book an appointment, I felt so bad and couldn’t be honest. I think I lied and said I was growing my hair out for a bit. Haha I’m so much happier getting my friend to do it though.
Post # 5
Yeaaaah I admit I do, but I wouldn’t be able to say which one I cheat on aha. I have a hairstylist from a very small place downtown, an old lady who is amazing and charges almost nothing. but she just, knows what I want all the time! She never misses!! It’s been over 5 years I go there and love it! but my uncle got married to a hairstylist… So she wonders why I cut my hair in the city instead of calling her up :s she’s a great hairstylist, but I don’t like her, and I’m afraid she knows and would mess up my hair on purpose LOL. and she is MORE pricey than my original hairstylist!! She doesn’t give me a “rebate” and she’s family… tells you about her character.
Anyways… I have the same dilemma for the wedding, as in, do I ask my usual hairstylist or my uncle’s wife??? I think my uncle’s wife would do it for free as her wedding gift, but 1) she hates me I think 2) She did my hair for my bachelor’s degree graduation, and she didn’t really do what I wanted… I hated it. So although my own hairstylist would cost more, I trust her soooo much more!! Although she never did any updo on me. Sigh. Hopefully I’ll figure this out soon…
Post # 6
weatherbug: I’m all for customer loyalty and rewarding a good job done, but $115 is A LOT, especially when you have the option to save a huge portion of that. You gotta do what you gotta do, your hairstylist will have to understand.
Post # 7
thesummerangel: So many doubts on your uncle’s wife .. I would stick with the old lady
Post # 8
thesummerangel: “She doesn’t give me a “rebate” and she’s family… tells you about her character.”
Oooh as a hairstylist I find this incredibly offensive. You do not have to go to her to get your hair done, but just because you are family that doesn’t mean you are automatically entitled to a discount. I only do IMMEDIATE family for free. If your uncle’s wife did every distant relation at a discount or for free she wouldn’t be making any money! People act like hairstylists are just having fun all day and they don’t deserve to really be paid for the work they do. I think this attitude shows way worse character than your uncles wife not giving you a discount.
you are free to think that your uncles wife is bad for other reasons, but shame on you for saying she has poor character because you are CHEAP and feel entitled to a discount, a discount you clearly don’t deserve since you go around bad mouthing her.
Post # 9
Ung just realized how old this thread was
Post # 10
Lol old post.
I am in the midst of a huge hair styling war..lol.
My best friend is a stylist. He has been doing my hair for a while. I only pay for product costs.
My fi..is taking styling in school. (Changed his mind about what he wanted and decided his passion is hair)
So…now…I have to let fi do my hair..eek!!! He has always helped me do it and helped with my extensions..etc but omg last night he is talking about cutting it and dying it. I’m panicked!
Anyhow…As for paying for a stylist. I switched from my regular to my best friend. Yes if it’s for money I would rather save it.
As for extended family doing everyone’s hair for free. That’s a big no to every stylist I know. Maybe a one time thing (brings back customers if they like your work) maybe a discount but for free no. Do you want to do your job for everyone you know for free? A good cut and color, highlights takes hours. Why shouldn’t they be paid for it. (Yes I know my bff does mine free but we always plan it to be an ab fab night, drinks, chats and dinner, I just end up in his chair for portions of it) and he doesn’t want his best friend walking around with bad hair..lol.
Post # 11
weatherbug: I have cheated/switched only 3 times on my adult life. I am 27.
I just found better prices/ better accommodating schedules.
I loved all of them. My first one was at the mall salons and they have stupid high prices.
my second one started at the mall salons then went elsewhere. But then she just kept salon hopping and I couldnt keep up.
My mom and I go to the same lady now and she owns her salon so I don’t see myself switching any time soon. I love her and she’s always done a great job.
i wouldn’t feel guilty! Gotta go with the deals!
Post # 12
Unfathomably: I guess I had other experiences where people helped me out without being family necessarily so it makes her seem cheaper than those other people in my life, like my esthetician never charging me the taxes and not increasing the price in over 10 yrs because she knows I’m a student and don’t have much money, or where my sister works at the salon, the esthetician gives me half price because she knows my sister (and she still does this when I ask her last minute when my other esthetician can’t!) same with the hairstylist… and I must admit there are tons of other reasons to dislike her that I won’t name here cause it’s not relevant to the thread, so this is really an unimportant reason you are right. sorry for offending you.