I’ve said it before, I am in total love with my hairdresser. But it hasn’t always been that way. Before he came along I was in and out of bad relationships. I always felt like my voice wasn’t being heard. I would say “just an inch” and they would hear “5 inches please”. There is nothing more frustrating than sitting in a salon chair and watching someone as they completely ignore you and take control of your hair and you know that when they are done you are going to hate it! This is when it is time to take a stand and break up!
Like any relationship, breaking up with your hairdresser can be hard. But also like any relationship, if you aren’t getting what you want it is time to walk away. I know, I know, we all make excuses that maybe they were having an off day, or maybe you didn’t tell them clearly enough what you wanted. Forget all of that. Here are 5 signs it is time to cut the cord and find someone new.
1. They hair shame you.
I hate when I go to get my hair cut and the stylist pokes around my hair, makes weird noises and asks whom the last person to cut it was. Or they comment on how bad my split ends are. If I wanted to be criticized I would have met my mother for lunch.
2. They tell you not to do a certain process because they clearly just don’t want to do it.
If you hair stylist is always turning down new ideas you bring and they look like they aren’t paying attention to you because they are backed up and too busy, it’s time to let them go. The salon should be a relaxing and fun place.
3. The cut you bangs after you have said NEVER to cut you bangs
Bangs are rarely a good idea. You need to be mentally prepared for bangs. Any hair stylist that cuts them without talking to you first does not deserve your business. Walk away and never look back.
4. They pay more attention to socializing than to your hair
Obviously there can be a lot of downtime at the salon, especially when getting color done. But if your stylist is too busy gossiping, reading magazines, or eating to pay attention to you then it’s not a good sign.
5. Everyone client gets the same cut
Are you starting to notice that all of their clients have the same layered bob? No it’s not a coincidence. It probably means that they got good at one thing and just keeps doing it to everyone. You want someone who will give you your own original look.