I’ve always been one of those people who doesn’t like to rock the boat, so to speak. So typically when something bothers me I tend to let it slide.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a bit more vocal and have started to stand up for myself in most areas of my life, except one- when I’m at the salon.
I can recall countless times that I’ve gone into the salon with a particular style in mind, and come out with something totally different all because I was too nervous to speak up.
This may seem a tad bit silly, but it’s true. Most recently this happened when I went in for a crochet braid mambo twist appointment.
I did a ton of research on the style even before booking the appointment, so I already knew exactly how I wanted it to look, and the amount of hair needed to achieve the style.
I brought two extra packs of hair though, just in case. As I was sitting in the stylist’s chair, I showed her a picture of what I wanted my crochet braids to look like, and even made mention of how that model only used 5 packs of hair, and not 7, like my stylist said I would need.
Don’t get me wrong, I love big voluminous hair, but it’s not very functional in a professional environment or even just day to day activities around the house, not to mention based on reviews, I heard the hair can be really heavy! Fast forward to when my stylist finished my hair, and I looked in the mirror- I was speechless!
It was just too much hair on my head, and it was heavy! Somehow I managed to let her talk me into using all 7 packs, instead of the 5 that I planned to use.
I really didn’t know what to say, or how to say it, so I ultimately just left disappointed and ended up taking the twists out about 2 weeks later. I definitely learned my lesson, because the next time I had a hair appointment I spoke up before and during my appointment.
When you don’t speak up during a hair appointment, the only one you are hurting is yourself! You are the one who is going to have to deal with the hairstyle, and not to mention, you are paying for a service!
Have you ever walked out of the salon with the wrong style, because you did not speak up?
Linda Williams says
Let the stylist know!!
Janie Dee says
yes but no more
Nina Simone Alicia Alleyne says
I never go to hairdressers as I’m always disappointed and pull it out!
Jacqueline Michelle Watson says
Stylist never truly give you what you want 100% of the time
Keesha Onley says
Sorry not me if I pay my money u getting my true opinion on it this is y I do my own hair
Leah Blake says
I just don’t go to them anymore if I am not given what I want.
Tina Waters says
They always knew when I was unhappy because I never went back. Once it’s done nothing can really fix it, especially with a cut.
I stopped going to hair dressers years ago. I decided if I’m going to be jacked up, it’s going to be on me. I’m not paying someone else to do it.
Amirah Griffin Greene says
So you will pay for something that you are not happy with?
Pamela Smith says
My hairstylist knows me and my hair and knows what my hair will and won’t do. I’ve known her for years and we have a good hair relationship.
Cynthia Amos says
I Will not pay for anything that I feel is not what I asked for…
Sonja Stewart says
YOU NEED TOO!
Audrey Scott says
Never had this problem with my stylist
Jestina Campbell says
I didn’t speak up once and my edges definitely paid for it…
Sylvia Holligan-Reece says
You should let them know..but sometimes it may not matter because they can’t fix it..I stopped going to salons for many years now …because of that
You should always let your stylist know what you want or don’t want, what you like, what you dislike. It’s your money and time. This way, you can avoid becoming one of those ladies later who is anti-hairstylist, because they never give you what you want. Most stylists will welcome your input and will change what you don’t like. Those who don’t take it well? Time to find another more receptive stylist!
Sherry Dailey says
You should; some of these styles today belong in a circus!
Ebony Walkbyfaith Guerry says
I’m guilty of this I just go home and fix it myself to my liking
Wanda Fowler says
No way! You paid to have what you want not what they want!
Elayne Bowman says
Wow, I never done that. What I get is what I ask for. Nothing crazy though, something that fits my face.
Nardia Why Pree says
I don’t have time or money wasting she definitely will know ain’t spearing her feelings so I feed an look bad.
Wanda Fowler says
Yes you should! You’re paying for it! If you don’t speak up they will keep giving you what they want and not what you want!
Prudence Renee says
About my coins I speak my mind
Evelyn Archer says
Darryal Starks SO not me!!!
Cynthia King says
I am guilty of getting hairstyles I don’t like and end up fixing my hair myself when I get home. I end up not going back to that salon
Karen Nesbit says
Neki Love Greergirl says
That’s why I love my stylists she knows me too well,I ain’t got to say nothing! Vanessa Ann Wright-Jones
Julia Johnson says
Look for someone that does a basic wash condition trim and set, then fix your hair yourself. Barber’s are the best for styles.
Ash Ta Ji says
I’ll be dawn………☹ you better fix my s**t right and stop playing wit me
Deborah Graves says
I did that once not going to ever so again
Serita DirtyRedd Stanley says
Oh no I’m not paying 4 something I don’t like & ur gonna absolutely know that I don’t like it
Jai Trineice says
I have a couple of go to styles I like that my stylist does but when I try something new and I hate it, I just say thank you, leave and try and fix it myself. I keep going to my stylist because she takes care of my hair but some styles just don’t look right on me. Idk if she can’t do some styles right but I be looking at styles she do on other clients without much input and wonder why she can’t make different styles look good on me.
Kamille OneIn AMillion Taylor says
I had one of those and my thing was some stylist have there fav customers and they will do them good
Karen Jeneen Hilliard says
I will take the comb right out their hand and fix it. That’s why only certain folks touch my head.
Yvonne El says
Shhhh*t!! If I don’t like it, I will let her know….I am paying for her service to b the best as well, as I will b the one wearing the hairstyle!
Tamika Harris Jones says
I’ve never had a hairdo that was just horrible…but I expect my hair to be like I asked. Either you fix it or don’t get paid.
Cordelia Belezaire says
some stylists gives you attitude when you say you don’t like the style and when you go bk to their establishment they might not want to do your hair or will give you the run around on your next appointment. Acting as if though your money has no value.
Mel Cayetano says
If u have to pay for it..u should like what u get. If not u should at least say how u feel. ..
Tanya Benson says
Lorraine Hillhouse says
I wouldn’t let it get so far – as she is doing it I would make her do it how I want. I’m not paying for something I don’t like.
Tanya Betton says
I’ve done it. I was in my 20’s and living in New York. I paid $300.00 for a style I hated that my Mother helped me take out the very next day. Suffice it to say that doesn’t happen anymore.
Erica Shanelle Spicer says
Go to the beauty supply and do your own hair then.
Some ppl are very hard to please and don’t communicate well to the stylist what they want anyway. So if you know you are particular about your head, then just do it at home. Problem solved.
Rosy Rose says
If they could do their own hair they wouldn’t be looking for the services right? I don’t think it’s about being particular because everyone is if it’s a service that they’re seeking from a professional and paying for.
April Bell says
Well,keep walking out the hair salon looking like a fool then. Oh,and throwing away your money. No,way I’m about to pay for services I’m not satisfied with and anyways why keep going back if you weren’t satisfied the very first time?!doing the same thing expecting different results is INSANITY.
Fine Brown Frame says
Just because the client isnt happy, doesn’t mean anyone did anything wrong..let the stylist know, if her attitude is funky..find a new stylist. .most stylists will try to make it right..
Rosy Rose says
The way some are charging these days, I would definitely say something. I usually come with a picture for reference.
Shanée HairStyling Queen says
As a stylist ive had clients tell me the look they want to achieve but they get the wrong hair for it. Or their own natural hair isnt right for it. I already know how its gonna look a hot mess after lol. So i kindly instruct them which hair is needed to achieve the look. Or if i cant do the style i am honest. You cant do someone’s hair the wrong way and think they wont notice lol. Some stylists are afraid to be honest because they dont want to lose the client.
Jamila Kelly says
Its like any other person in the service industry getting told this… seriously if a hair styler can’t handle the service industry, even the bad parts, they don’t have the basic customer service skills needed to be in it. Seriously, servers get told this kinda crap all the time and we don’t even make the food. Its just the business . If your stylist can’t handle the truth, go find another. When you pay a lot for services like this, you pay for it to be done the way you expect and want, unless there is a waiver you have to sign before hand stating that the stylist isn’t responsible if you don’t like it…. not many do that, but if you can’t handle complaints it might not be a bad idea to start doing. Even if It’s not the stylists fault, It’s better to fix and own up to your “mistskes” then get a bad review online everyone will see.
Sophia Baugh says
Its been plenty of occasions
Sometimes being passive to avoid conflict is not the best characteristic to possess
Tilly Alwayz Pretti says
Every client should communicate with their stylist so we can achieve what u want
Linda Williams says
IF IT’S NOT RIGHT..I’M GOING TO LET THE STYLIST KNOW.
Sabine Pierre says
I heard from a stylist if you do not tell them.. they will not know how you like your hair style for the next time.You are paying for a service. your $$ do not leave that chair until you are happy. Even if you have to go back to fix… #your$$..#ijs…