Leave a Hairstylist
June 17, 2010 1:04 PM Subscribe
How do I leave my hairstylist who's also my friend?
posted by pauldonato to human relations (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I'm friends with my hairstylist. Not super-close, but we go out drinking every couple weeks or so. She's been my stylist for 3 years now. I initially chose her because it wasn't too expensive to get a semi-trendy cut. Lately, though I've been really dissatisfied with my haircuts and I think I can afford a better stylist. So, I've tried, in the last six sessions to mention "do this" or "do that" and half of the time I get a great haircut, the other half, I get a crappy one.
And so my current plan is to just find another stylist. And if she asks to hang out, or wonders why I haven't been to see her, I'll just white lie it out, "Oh, I got a haircut from my stylist back home when I was on vacation."
I've considered saying, "I haven't really been happy with my haircuts lately, the most recent one was too short around the sides or whatever" but I just can't bring myself to do that. It seems like I should just let her go softly and move on.
What do you think?