A stylist who is professional will not mind any request you make with your hair and will accommodate you accordingly. It's never inappropriate to stop a stylist and ask them to do something differently if it fits your needs. Most would prefer you did instead of sitting and suffering in silence.
Long lost in my own world.
Long lost in my own world.
I love my stylist! But there would be a few things I would change: the heat styling. But she knows me pretty well now and will only trim a very little bit. Sometimes I wish she would take off more, but other than that, I'm happy. I like her because she listens, not a lot of stylists do that now adays and think they can treat everyones hair the same.
My Little Roo~ "Sassy"~ AKA Sassafras, Sassaroo, Little Meese, Mimi, Leettlle, Keeeteeey, so cute, Mow Mow
Thank you for all the nice comments - and I am very pleased with my trim!
Hypnotica, I don't know if the henna would have darkened on my hair if she had used heat on the blowfrier, but I had hennaed only 2 days ago, and I am of the "better safe than sorry" school. I love my present color, and would have been devastated if the heat had caused a significant darkening. And I also remember that when I did use a blowfrier after washing, I really did not like the way it looked and felt after it had been dried that way. Using the cold setting took longer, but gave me better results!
CarpeDM, I hope that the next time you have a trim, you will take some inspiration from my story, and stand up for yourself. You are paying the stylist for her services, after all, and that means you have a right to expect a good result and good treatment at her hands. If you are unhappy with the results or your treatment, it really means you did not get what you paid for! I am sure the stylists here on LHC will agree! If it helps, you can rehearse certain requests beforehand. Personally, I was worried about what would happen when the stylist was going to detangle my hair, so I came prepared with my own comb and a polite but firm phrase. And as for not wanting to shampoo at the salon - if necessary you might claim allergies - a small white lie like that might be useful at times.
And Hypnotica, I agree that not all brushes are bad - I also have a Tangle Teaser, and love it - but I was not going to let the stylist's hairbrush anywhere near my head!! Additionally, there was the way she was going about it. Starting from the top, indeed!
ETA: Nightshade: The Nuke It From Orbit school of haircare - I love that!
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Lady Northern Lights, Keeper of the Gates of Dawn in the Order of the Long Haired Knights
Good for you! Some of the worst hair stylist horror stories contain some version of the line "and the next thing I knew" and I always wonder "did you go to sleep or what?"
December 2012: cut back to hip length
Love this story!Luckily your stylist listened to you and your requests,I have very curly hair so need to have it cut dry,and when I used to go to the salon near me they've actually refused to cut my hair dry,insisting wet with a shampoo was the ONLY way they would cut it.They also detangle improperly and roughly and love the hot blowfryer and want to straighten my hair and always cut off way more than i want so it's a real hassle to argue with them as they have the I am the hairdresser and I know best attitude. Am sure not all salons are so stubborn but now I do everything at home as I'm tired of not having my requests honored and I don't have the energy to hunt down a salon that would be more accepting. If I could find a long hair forum friendly salon near me ,I'd definitely try again, but don't believe there is one.I live in Victoria B.C .Canada.If there is one please let me know,till then I'll continue to do everything at home.