In the not too distant past, I wanted to make drastic changes to my hair style and color. It could have been a very positive experience had I accepted the answers from those who truly know the business before taking a seat in a stylist’s chair.
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. I merely thought Hey! I want to do something new and fresh with my hair. Having been full of gumption and guts, I trounced in and inquired about a color change and a smoother cut. The first salon’s refusal due to a lack of time didn’t deter me from trying another. The second salon came in $300 cheaper than the previous salon, what a deal!
All started out well. We chatted while she worked feverishly on my hair. There was a lot of work to do in taking it from black black to platinum blonde. She talked about her 20-plus years of experience and how she could take short cuts in the application process. As the night wore on, we watched as one stylist after another leave until it was just us. She wanted to put a bluing agent to help tone down the brassiness. It would only take 15 minutes and another 10 minutes to do a quick trim. Well, then the nightmare truly began. Upon removing the tint from my hair and seeing myself in the mirror, I let out a scream of horror. My hair was the deepest shade of blue I had ever seen. Not two seconds later, a guard popped in and gave two minutes to vacate the property. The only option offered was here, take this towel, hide your hair and come back tomorrow. I can fix it all and don’t tell anyone I messed up, just tell them we ran out of time.
With extreme anxiety, I arrived at eight in the morning to do what was supposed to be a 20 minute fix. Think it ends there> Nope; once again I was still in the chair at six o’clock that night. Finally on the right track, the stylist was breathing a sigh of relief as she applied the final touches to my hair minutes before closing. All in all, it took 18 hours of sitting in a stylist’s chair to complete a two-hour job. Never again will I not question such drastic reductions in price and time for any job again.