Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hair Adventures

I got a great haircut today, and I only had to go to 2 different salons to get it! The first salon was an upscale (read: too expensive) place that I had been to once before. I arrived a few minutes before my scheduled appointment with a stylist I had never seen. And I left, still not having seen that stylist – or any stylist! After I checked in with the receptionist, I waited. And waited. And – you guessed it - still waited. After 20 minutes, I asked the receptionist whether she was sure that the stylist knew I was there, and she said she’d remind her. Finally, it was already 30 minutes after the scheduled appointment time, and the stylist still hadn’t even stopped by to introduce herself. (It took less time yesterday for a busy auto shop to change my car’s oil!) So, I informed the receptionist that I was leaving, and I walked out of the salon. I figured that if I was going to pay a small fortune for a cut, I should at least be able to see the stylist before my hair turned gray. (Then I would need a cut and a coloring!) On a whim, I ran into a salon in the mall, and the stylist there had an opening. She was polite and kind, and the conversation was pleasant and enjoyable. The cut she gave was amazing, and it was half the price I would have paid at the other salon. Like my past hair experiences, I left the salon wanting to cry. Except this time they were tears of happiness. I finally found a terrific stylist at a bargain price! I’m trying not to think about how we’re moving in less than a week, and I’m going to have to find a new stylist again. But, I think I finally have this process down. Search. Find. Move. Rinse and repeat.

5 comments:

trying said...

good for you for leaving the first place. i hate it when they make you wait and wait and then expect you to pay thru the nose. I had a stylist once who would go on and on about her personal problems (very awkward relationship stuff not just chit chat) and then when it would be time to pay I couldnt help but think I had just paid for her to have therapy!

Hope you find a great stylist in your new surroundings!

A, B & C said...

I feel your pain. We're new in Italy and I'm having trouble finding someone myself. I hope both of us find someone great in our new locations!

A, B & C said...

I feel your pain. We're new in Italy and I'm having trouble finding someone myself. I hope both of us find someone great in our new locations!

Ann M. said...

I'm so glad that you didn't stick around at the first place. I never understand why people can't just come by and explain why they're making you wait. If people can't be bothered with common courtesy, they certainly don't deserve your time!

It's awesome how it worked out for you, too :)

Playful Professional said...

I hated moving out to DC from UT because I'd found the perfect stylist in Provo. I miss her and am scared to begin looking again!