Hi there! Happy Monday!
Today I want to do something a little bit different and just talk to you and maybe have a conversation in the comments. I was going to reveal my new hair to all of you, but that’s NOT happening, unfortunately. For the first time ever I had to sit in a chair at a salon that I will not name for the big “reveal” after a cut, color, and highlight and fake a small smile while I panicked trying to find the right words to tell my stylist, who I will also not name, who I have known for several years, that I was unhappy. YIKES!
Okay, let’s stop here…who here has had what I mentioned above happen on some way or another at a salon? Let me know if you’ve ever been there! Hopefully you haven’t, because again, YIKES!
I was proud of myself for at least not gushing “I love it! It’s perfect” like would have been easy to do, and like she seemed to expect. And, to be fair, I have always said that and meant it in the past. Now, I ABSOLUTELY REALIZE that hair coloring isn’t always easy and that there are lots of things to consider that I don’t understand because I am not a hair stylist. I know that my stylist was trying to do a good job and give me beautiful color. I do think that it was a situation where she *probably* could tell that I didn’t like it, and of course was trying to talk it up as anyone would, but it’s just so far from what I wanted. And she said maybe it was the lighting, but oh no no it wasn’t the lighting.
What did you do if you saw that you didn’t like it?
I could only muster that I was a little shocked and that I thought I needed some time to get used to it. Fast forward to me in my car and I start crying! Big sobs! I texted my husband and then decided I had to tell my stylist.
If this has happened to you, what did you do? Nothing? Cry in the chair? Demand a refund? Call or text your stylist or salon?
I was in a slightly different situation than is probably typical in that I have known my stylist for years and had lunch with her socially, so I texted her. I considered calling her, but I thought that both of us would apprecaite being able to think for a second about what we wanted to say and I knew it was the only way I would be able to say how I really felt, nicely, without being *too* nice and pretending it was okay. It wasn’t okay. I was sobbing nasty mascara running sobs in my car.
So, I got brave and texted her a long rambling text (sort of like this post! hah!) saying that I had never felt this way after having her color it before and felt awful but I just wasn’t happy at all with my hair. My stylist was, as I expected, SUPER nice, told me not to apologize and that she would get me in this week to fix it.
So, I will definitely be doing a follow up post but today I just wanted to keep it real and talk about a moment that wasn’t Instagram picture perfect. Please tell me if you’ve ever had this happen OR what you would do if this happened to you.
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