Bad Haircut? What to Do When Your Stylist is Convinced It's Great
The art of politely informing your hair stylist that you hate what she's done to you
What she got: "Instead I got this giant chunk of hair on the side of my head. The bangs were so far back that it looked like a giant layer. I noticed when she was cutting that it seemed like a little too much hair, but I'm no hairstylist, so I figured she knew what she was doing. But, as she was drying it, I was thinking, Oh my God, what has happened?"
How she handled it: "When I saw it, I wanted to cry, but I said thank you and left a tip. I didn't say anything because usually once I get home I restyle my hair after a haircut and I like it more. I couldn't fix it this time. I didn't want to go back, because at that point the bangs were cut so far back into my hair, I couldn't imagine that they could do anything. The experience was so traumatizing, I haven't had anything extreme done since. I went to the salon determined to get a lob recently, but instead I got half-an-inch cut off."
What she should have done: In this case, Petroff says that a lengthier consultation might have saved Allie months of growing out her hair. "Even my clients I've been seeing for 10 years, I talk with at length before we cut," he says. "Come early so we have time to talk to you." Red flags: "If a stylist seems uninterested or is rushing, that's not a good sign."
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