I was left...
Now I am alone...
It is like a bad break-up all over again...
I don't know where to turn, don't know where to go...
Things are starting to look bad, REAL bad.
I have taken matters into my own hands and now I need help.
We have all been there. "There" meaning without a hairdresser. My lady who has cut and colored my hair for the past 3 years is gone. They won't tell me where she went of course because they want to keep my business. Little do they know that I won't be back. The reason I stayed at the salon was for her. She was great. I did not have to worry about getting my hair cut, or what color it would be when she was finished, but rather looked at the time as pure enjoyment because I always felt great when leaving.
She knew my style, knew what I would like and what I would not like. And then it was done. I tried to go on as long as I could, even giving myself a trim (not a good idea), but it was finally time. I had to move on.
This is not an easy task. I have had plenty of bad haircuts in my days and was not looking forward to the search again. So I had a gift card to a salon that I am not fond of. I have been there in the past but they seem to snotty for me. So I decided to suck it up and make an appointment.
I had no idea who (besides a name) was going to be cutting my hair. Was this her first haircut? How long has she done this? Was it a good or a bad sign that she had openings the same day???
As she called my name I felt nervous. I walked back and introduced myself. She took my hair out of the messy bun it has lived in for the past 3 weeks and started to ask questions. I tried to keep a positive attitude and thought that I would just get a trim, nothing big, noone would be able to tell.
We shampoo'd and made small talk, she seemed nice. I asked her how long she had been cutting hair and it reassured me when she said over 7 years. She started to cut and we talked some more. She was very pleasant.
I ended up liking my hair when I left and had even told her about my other stylist leaving. She chuckled and reassured me that my feelings were very normal and alot of people feel that way when their stylists leave.
I left feeling better about the haircut and think I might even go back...
....could it have been this easy to find a replacement???
....she did tell me not to cut my own hair anymore (even if someone else cut it!)
I guess a hair stylist I am not!!