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I haven’t cheated on my hairstylist in years – and for good reason. I absolutely LOVE the way she does my hair and my hairstylist is also one of my very close friends (we worked together for about 5 years). I recently moved to a new city and although I vowed to still always go see her, I had to cheat (but she knew about it). Due to a scheduling conflict, it just couldn’t be avoided.

Now, when I normally get my hair done I literally sit in the chair, tell her to “do you” and my hair always magically comes out just how I want it. I knew this wouldn’t be the case with trying someone knew. So, I made my new appointment and after an unapologetic front desk receptionist explained it would be almost 2 months before getting in, I decided to keep my appointment and see if I could possibly find someone close by that I could see every once in a while.

Seeing that I had 2 months until my hair appointment, I spend a great deal of time researching and deciding just what I was going to say. When the day finally came to get my hair done by said new stylist, I’ll admit I was a little nervous. I tried to wear my hair how I normally wear it and dress in a cute outfit so she could “see my style”. I knew exactly what I was going to tell her I wanted: “Balayage, the same color as what I had going on just a refresh at the roots and a small trim”. I showed up to my appointment 5 minutes early – because that’s just good salon etiquette. As I sat in her chair and we had the consultation, she asked: “Do you have a picture?” I realized I had just broken MY OWN cardinal rule! Always bring a picture because even though we’re both stylists and may speak the same language, our dialects can be totally different. Needless to say, my hair didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it – I’ll admit I’m also a bit picky – but it was completely my own fault! I didn’t listen to the advice that I give others on the daily.

Lesson learned and no harm done, but just remember that everyone see’s things differently so bring your visuals friends – it’s the easiest way to communicate sometimes!


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