I was going to Great Clips for the longest time. I finally stopped after the guy ignored how I didn't want him to cut my hair. I told him, please don't layer it and please don't cut my bangs. I didn't know at the time when the hair dresser pulls the bottoms of your hair up, and cuts the ends, that he's layering it. The person I went to after him, told me it was layered. The guy also cut my bangs. I told him not to. He was going too fast with the scissors. If I had tried to stop him, he'd have messed it all up. He said I looked cute when he was done. I went in there just to cut an evenly across length wise of 1 inch off the bottom. I left crying and I had to pay and tip. Now since I moved to my new place, we have a great stylist here. She charges $10 a haircut. Great Clips charged $16. She listens to what I want and it looks nice. I take Hair/Skin/and Nail pills every day, so my hair grows really fast. Once a month I get it trimmed 1 inch off. My bangs won't grow back out now. They have grown down to my eyes. I hide them in my hair mostly. All because the idiot with scissors didn't listen, I won't get my bangs to my hair length again. Oh well. I'll never go back there again. Does your stylist listen to what you want?
I did hair for a while in a past life. I've never understood stylists who don't listen to their clients. If someone says "I don't want bangs", you don't give them bangs, simple as that. If they tell you to cut one inch, you cut one inch, not three. If they don't want it layered, you don't layer it.
Sorry you had a bad experience. I understand feeling trapped and not wanting to cause a scene, but if you said you didn't want bangs and he did it anyway, you shouldn't have paid, or tipped. You should have asked for the manager. I've heard this story so many times. It makes me so angry. Glad you found a stylist who is listening to you. Don't be afraid to speak up. It's your hair and your money. You are allowed to tell them to stop. Even if they've started. You can get a manager or another stylist to finish it correctly. You shouldn't be charged for it either.
My stylist is fantastic. She recently won an award after being voted best in central Massachusetts. She's definitely more expensive because she works independently, but she's worth every penny because my hair is the thing I am most vain about. Regardless, a stylist should be giving you what you ask for (within reason, and warning you if it's not a good idea) and not just running with what they think will look good, which is extremely unprofessional.
Yes. I've been going to the same barber shop for over 40 years, and they only do three "regular" men's haircuts (regular, crewcut, bald). It started off with the owner, and now his grandson is in with him. Eventually the grandson will take over, and even the older clientele are happy with him.
I have naturally wavy hair and discovered years ago that not all hair dressers know how to cut hair with body in it. I refuse to go to bargain basement places anymore. I've been lucky in that my hair dresser will let me know if a certain cut will work for me and my hair type.
It only happened to me once and I refused to pay the hairdresser and she said that she would call the police, I told to do it, she didn't. I also told her that she should consider herself lucky that I did not sue her. That was the first and last time I visited her hairdressing salon.
The hairdresser failed to LISTEN to what I told her before she cut my hair and just did her own thing.
I got an instructional book and started learning to cut my own hair as far back as 7th grade. I did some awful clip jobs but I improved over time. I would get professional cuts, then just give myself a touch up trim in between going back in for proper haircuts. But I got quite frustrated with the inconsistency of stylists. Before I was out of college I had experienced one too many butcher jobs and finally decided I would rather be disappointed in my own efforts than PAY someone to disappoint me. Over 30 years later now and I have never had anyone else but myself cut my hair ever since.
DAMN I'm good! Actually, I'm just pleased to still have a full head of hair. LOL
My previous hairdresser, was super talented, but sometimes did her own thing. Yeah, what's with these hairdressers and layers? So I'm trying to get my roots covered, and she must have run out of bleach, because she made my hair light brown. I went back for a fix, and it looked the same. So I found a new hairdresser who does what I want with no arguments. If I want a purple Mohawk, give me a purple Mohawk. So I get an email from her franchise that she's moved on, and they'll give me a free cut and style. Weird, I think- I wasn't getting that vibe from her. Usually you can see that kind of thing coming. So a few hours later , I get an email saying, they email was a mistake - disregard it. I'll bring in the coupon anyway. The worst thing that can happen is they say no.