What should a weird person like me talk about with stylists?
September 18, 2010 2:48 PM Subscribe
How can I stop being weird while getting my hair cut so that I don't have to be so embarrassed by my awkward conversations and not want to ever, ever go back?
posted by smirkyfodder to Human Relations (33 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I can't think of anything to talk about with stylists when getting my hair cut. They ask me a question, I answer, they're silent, then I become a blushing machine. Usually, I just feel like they're trying to be nice but I sort of feel like asking me what I did this summer is such a boring, fake conversation starter. I know they're just trying to do their job and I don't have anything against them. I'm fully aware that it's me who has the problem.
This has caused me to salon hop quite a bit to avoid having to be around the stylist who had to endure my weirdness. Unfortunately (well, not really), I found a person who just cut my really well and I'd like to go back. But I think I totally weirded her out so I'm sort of nervous to make another appointment in the future.
So, can anyone offer me advice on what to talk about with a stylist? Maybe some questions that would be less fake feeling or could lead to a more interesting conversation? Or is there anyway to let a stylist know you really don't want to talk without making them feel bad?