November 6, 2012 10:56 AM Subscribe
How do I break-up with my hair stylist? (But with complications...)
posted by floweredfish to human relations (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been going to the same hair stylist for the past two years or so now. She knows my life story, pretty much (I think that hair stylists should also be licensed therapists, but I digress). I usually like the haircuts she gives me, but am not totally in love with them either. They're pretty basic, and every other time I see her, I get a full foil and/or a conditioning treatment. Her color skills and choices are ok. She is middle aged, nice as can be, but works a schedule that is oftentimes difficult for me to work around. We hug when I show up for an appointment. She asks me about my house and minutia from the last time I saw her. She remembers everything.
For the past several weeks, she's been away on maternity leave, so I had to schedule an appointment with a different hair stylist at the same salon, because I was at the point of can't-wait-another-day-of-this. I went to see her just to get a haircut and...she pretty much gave me one of the best haircuts ever that totally works for me and my lifestyle and love, love, love it! I've never walked out of that salon feeling like that before. This hair stylist is younger and funkier, and I am so curious as to what she can do with color!
Anyway, I don't need a haircut again for a few weeks but when I go back there I'm planning on a cut and foil for the holidays. After my experience with the new hair stylist, I think I'd hands down prefer going back to her because she was just so spot on. However, the two hair stylists work together at the same salon (which is small, there's only 14 or so chairs). All of the stylists there are close friends, and it easily falls into the category of "frou-frou", what with their exposed brick, mint mineral water, back massages while getting hair washed and organic, animal-free, high-end salon products that cost in the upwards of $40 for a tube of hair goo. It's my one spendy indulgence.
Am I a bad person for wanting to switch stylists in the same salon? How do I switch? Is it poor ettiquitte? Could I go to both?