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Hairdresser dilemma


Here is the situation which happened today.

I've been going to the same colorist and hair dresser (two different ppl) for about 2 years now. My colorist is going on vacation for a few weeks so I had no choice but to go see her today, her last day. I usually get my hair colored and cut at the same time and when I asked to make an appointment with my regular hair dresser I was told that she is on vacation till July 18. So I'm like...OK...do you have anyone else who could trim my hair. She says "Kathy" has some free time.

So I go to the salon...color my hair and then go downstairs to see Kathy. She asks me what I'd like to do etc...and she starts. The problem here is that she did a FANTASTIC cut and style, better than my regular hair dresser. Now I want to stick with her! You ladies could see my dilemma here....what do I do? Go back to my regular hair dresser or stay with Kathy and probably offend my regular hair dresser?

Any suggestions?

Jun 30, 2009 @ 07:23 pm

5 Replies


ooooo that's such a touchy situation!

Does Kathy work anywhere else or would she be willing to do your hair at your home or hers?

You could just be up front and tell your hairdresser that you are getting your hair cut with Kathy but it will most likely lead to awkward silences and death glares when you go into the salon. If you wanted to be sneaky you could schedule when you know your regular hairdresser has an off day...she will probably find out anyway....

good luck...I really want to know how things work out...
Jul 01, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
Ali de Bold


I totally understand the loyalty thing, but if it were me I'd probably
keep seeing the person who does the best job. Ideally you would tell
her you are going to start getting your hair done by her coworker. If
you can't bring yourself to have that conversation, you can always go
in on her day off...
Jul 03, 2009 @ 06:25 pm

Maybe i'm a jerk...

but I really believe you need to get rid of the old and go with the one who does a better job. A woman never feels sexier than right after a beautiful new cut and style that they Love. I completely understand the feeling of loyalty to your other stylist but I would rather look and feel beautiful for myself than have a good but mediocre cut just to prevent hurting someone's feelings. The old stylist will move on and you will continue to look like a glamour queen.
Jul 10, 2009 @ 01:18 am

I hear ya!!

I have been going to the same girl for almost 4 years. I have constantly had problems with my highlights - she doesn't get close enough to the scalp around my face and over my ears. Totally annoying!! I've mentioned it and even gone back for "repairs". Well, last month while visiting my sister out of town I went to her hair stylist in London. The girl did an amazing job!! Now I'm going for another visit/hair appointment next week. I actually cancelled my original appointment with my in town girl today. I feel terrible, but I'm tired of being disappointed. I figure this is a service I am paying for and if I'm not happy, I definitely have the right to look elsewhere.
Jul 15, 2009 @ 07:28 pm

Get what you want...

...great hair. I know it is awkward but I would totally go to the person that does the best job. As Misschickie said you could always go in on your hairdresser's day off! This reminds me of a Seinfeld episode...same thing happened to Jerry! He ran into his hairdresser who popped into the salon on his day off and almost busted Jerry getting a haircut by someone else! Anyway, go to whomever gives you the cut or style you want, if it makes you uncomfy, you can always go in search of a new salon with a whole new stylist....
Jul 16, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

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