I am reaching out to you after a year of horrific salon experiences, including, but not limited to: color mishaps, botched layers, and uneven bang trims. To avoid any further disasters or miscommunications, here is what I am looking for in a salon:
Please offer me something to drink. When I sit for more than an hour, I sometimes get thirsty. Please make sure my clothes are covered. I do not like leaving the salon with dye and/or hair all over me. Please listen to what I want. “Dark brown with a hint of red” does not mean “Carrot Top”….capiche? Please talk to me enough to acknowledge my presence, but don’t ask me 47 questions—I brought my magazine for a reason.
Please do your best to avoid getting dye on my ears and forehead. I do not enjoy leaving the salon with faux sideburns. Please do not take other appointments during my appointment, unless you know you have enough time (which, let’s be honest—you probably don’t). Please don’t smoke, and please don’t breathe smoke on me, or my hair. Please don’t cut my bangs too short. They do not grow back as quickly as you think. Speaking of which, please don’t blowdry my bangs with a round brush. Curled bangs have not been in style since 1987. Please don’t put 3 pounds of product in my hair before I leave the salon, and please don’t try to convince me that I need to buy four of those products immediately. And most importantly, please treat my hair like it’s attached to my head.
If you can help me out with these minor requests, I promise to be a good client. I promise to make my appointments ahead of time, show up early, and not attempt to trim my own bangs in between appointments because I know that annoys you.
Also—I promise to be a good tipper and tell all my friends how fabulous you are.
Ashlee (the brunette)
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