(Closed) She cut my hair shorter than I wanted it

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I hate when that happens… Did you voice your concern about this? Not that it matters since it was already cut, but I would hope she wouldn’t charge you for not doing what you asked. Can we see a pic?

 

ETA: Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a good day otherwise.

Post # 5
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1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Happens to me every damn time. Literally, I cut my own hair now because of it. I can make a mistake, fix it, and still lose less hair than I always did at the salon. 

I think the problem is that they’ll take a generous chunk of 2 inches right off, and then proceed to cut in layers and even out the edges out until they’ve gone way past what you asked for. 

Post # 7
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2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@kaylee26:  It’s happened to the best of us. I’m a hairstylist. When someone asks for a trim I would always ask, so half an inch? Half an inch or less is a trim/dusting. Anything more than a inch is a cut. You and your stylist should always discuss the exact amount of hair you would like removed. If necessary, show her with your fingers how much you want removed. If you tell her you want your “dead/split ends” removed and you have 2 inches of split ends, then she’ll remove 2 inches of hair. Always discuss and confirm exact amounts.

Post # 8
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

Wow i really hate hairdresser that “know better than us”. i hate that attitude. You know what you want and you ask for a service. If a different tradie did some work that was completly not what you asked for you would be in your rights not to pay or pay a different amount for what they had done. It baffles me that they think that just because your hair looks like it could use a 6 inch haircut doesnt mean thats what you should get if you only ask for two. 

I read an article the other day about becoming proactive when it comes to your hair, and if only i could find it to post on here. it opened my eyes! not only was i getting a hair colour that i didnt like and a hair cut i didnt ask for but i was paying a huge amount for it!! So i changed. I had been loyal to that particular hairdress for nearly 10 years and in that time they hadnt given me what i asked for but for some strange reason i felt like i ‘owed’ it to them to stay. But what this article told me was that i owed it to myself to change. and i did! and i dont feel guilty. i wasnt the one doing anything wrong. They were providing a poor service and honestly wern’t good enough for me to be forking our money every 5 weeks for them to do a crap job!

I love love love my new hairdresser and she always listens to me. i explained why i had left my old hairdresser and she assured me she would always listen to what i wanted and would help me with anything if she couldnt. She also said she hates having her own hair cut and only ever gets a “nibble” if she feels like she needs it.

So you have two options. Stay with who your with and speak up next time, or change and start a new hair relationship! 

So sorry for the rant. 🙂

Oh and here is a picture of happened to me when i asked for a trim.

 ETA: i did say to her during the convo, “i only wanted a small trim as i was trying to grow it longer. i dint ask at all for slit ends or anything. yes i should have spoken up but honestly i wasnt proactive enough in how to style my hair. annoying.. but changed my veiw/understanding of how hairdressing works. gotta keep communicaiton open!!

Post # 9
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2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This happened to me the last time I got my hair cut too. I think she thought I wanted a post-wedding chop. It’s a little shorter than I like, but I’m skipping my usual once-a-month hair trim for a few months until it grows back out to the length I want. =/

Post # 10
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrsrangrang:  what the heck O_O I can’t believe you went in for a trim and came out with SIGNIFIGANTLY shorter hair.  I’d be so mad (but it looks good!).

 

Post # 11
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

double post

Post # 12
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

ah ye! worst hair cut ever, and the sides were two different lengths. I dont remember asking for an assymetrical cut?? so i went home and cried. for like a week. and then i sucked it up and just tried to work with it.. i dont like it that short on me. and i would straighten it constantly so it would look longer.. ergh.. worst hair experience ever..

Post # 14
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

SuperDuperBrit kaylee26 i laugh about it now.. but it has taken me a long tiem to get over it. i had a huge attachment to my hair. and its been a little over a yr since this happened. so all i can do is let it grow. still dont like to get it cut, but have a lot less trust issues with my new hairdresser.

Post # 15
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrsrangrang:  I always have a hard time cutting my hair too.  I’d freak out if someone cut my hair completely different than what I asked for.  Sometimes I get sad that they cut it how I told them too, LMAO.  I end up liking it eventually once I adapt.  

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