Being a chick, my hair is very important to me and I don’t allow just anyone to mess with it. I vet all salons and hairdressers carefully and, once I find one I love, I am very loyal. I also tip between 35-50%. This is very important because it makes me a priority client and my hairdresser will go tons of extra miles for me. She stays late, comes to my house off-hours, reduces her rate and, basically, does anything she can to make me happy and keep me as a client. I am a very good client to have but, even after all that, I am still powerless once I sit in that chair and have that nasty cape clipped on.
I’ve been seeing Maria for a couple of years now and have followed her to three different salons (hairdressers move a lot and I have never figured out why) and have been very satisfied with her. She knows what I want and has always delivered. Yesterday I went in for a regular trim, nothing new, just keep same as always. I don’t know if she forgot or if she was in a bad mood or thought she knew better. At any rate, she took tons of body out, reducing my hair to a sleek straight choppy look.
I don’t have the time or interest to straighten my hair every day; I have accepted it is thick and wild and kind of curly. Why can’t she? I’m told change is good; but is it always? I finally made peace with my hair by working with it and not fighting its natural tendencies. What say you?