Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Day in The Life of Me

So I finally decided to get my hair cut yesterday. I was long overdue for a cut as it had been at least a year since my last cut. I tried a new place just around the corner from home.

When I called to ask about prices, the person answering the phone didn't know the answer and just yelled it out to someone in the salon. I was told it cost $25-30 for a wash, cut & style for long hair. That should have been my first clue, as that is pretty low. But I needed it done and really didn't want to pay a lot anyhow.

So I show up there yesterday and there is only one other client there. I get my hair washed with slightly too cool water. She never asked if the temp was ok or not as most stylists do.  Then, they have no capes, they are all in the dryer, remember, there is only one other client there. So they give me an ill fitting robe, I am a large woman, so this thing didn't close int he front, so I got covered in hair.

Also, most stylists will ask how you want your hair cut while it is still dry, this one didn't. I told her I wanted it cut shoulder length, and the sides layers to brush back. I also said I wanted it long enough to still put into a ponytail. As soon as she cut the sides, I could see she had cut off too much - not much point of mentioning it then, the deed was done. I guess she didn't consider hair shrinks up as it dries.

So she cut the length & texturized all the ends - but never put any layers into my hair. I ended up with a bob at about chin level - I hate it!

They charged me $28.50 for it. The only good news is that there is much less to colour.

During my time there, the owner was working on the other client. Another client came in to ask a question about eyebrow threading. The owner just said, "I'm busy & I don't work tomorrow, call some other time."
Really? How unprofessional? How about setting up an appointment for another day she is in? That is what the receptionist, who was just sitting around should be doing.

So now I am hoping my hair grows quickly & I'll have to find a different salon in the next year.

I called hubs who was on vacation that day, to come and meet me for lunch at the pub next door.
I had finally got back to eating lowcarb the previous day. So I figured a grilled chicken breast on a greek salad would be safe. Wrong, after I poured the small container of dressing over my salad, I tasted a drop from the lid - it was SWEET! I had given up sugar! Now the whole salad tasted bad & I knew it would mess with my progress. I put some vinegar on it to try to cut the sweetness some.

Yesterday just was not my day *sigh*


Waitress from Mensa said...
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Waitress from Mensa said...

Some hairstylists may not realize how personal—even intimate—a haircut is. For some women, it is the only time someone fusses over them. For years, I've gone to nice salons and walk-in places in the hopes of finding a stylist who would cut in a simple, practical, and attractive style that works with my lifestyle. At best, I have an enjoyable conversation with the stylist. In one particularly unfortunate example, the stylist’s snooty attitude made me feel frumpy and dorky.Three times, usually in the interest of expediency, I went to female barbers, and love the result. I stuck with each barber until I moved from that city. Most recently, I tried the shop of a barber at whose shop the ROTC cadets get their regulation cuts. Outstanding! Great cut, easy to care for in the busy mornings, and, even with very generous tip, two-thirds the cost of the salon cut. Just a suggestion