My hairdresser thinks I am cheating on her! LOL!

United States
June 19, 2007 10:17pm CST
Today I went to my hair done. I got it cut, colored and blown out. I told her while I was there that I was going to go to a curly hair salon to get my haircut just once to see how it turns out. She got very upset that I was going to someone else. She was like, am I doing something wrong? She started teasing me about how my roots didn't five months and maybe I had gone already and gotten color too. I think she teasing but I really do think she was somewhat hurt. How is your relationship with your hairdresser? Would they be upset if you went to another?
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
yeah... what's this about hairdressers and this relationship building thing? I don't ever hear about that with any other service provider. I have friends who go to one hairdresser and never every go to another for the rest of their life. If the hairdresser moves their shop to the opposite side of town, the customers will travel all the way there! Personally, I don't have a fixed hairdresser. I tend to be swayed by special offers. So when one shop has an opening offer I might try it there. Especially when my hair treatment or digital perm costs quite a lot without discount.
• United States
21 Jun 07
What is a digital perm? That sounds interesting.
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
It's where they hook your hair up to hot curlers which have these curly wires attached to it. All the curlers are linked to this dome, and the entire machine is 'digitally' controlled. Hence the name. It makes for a more lasting perm. the solutions and creams used are probably the same as traditional perms. Just that the machine is different. It gets very heavy with so many curlers - I felt like Medusa!
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@shorva (923)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
Oh, I would've been jealous too, if I was your hairdresser. It would've been better I think if you didn't tell her. These are the times that when they say, "what you don't know won't hurt you", can be true.
• Australia
21 Jun 07
My hairdresser is my best friend, literally, we grew up together and have known each other since we were in nappies :) but i dont think she would mind if i went somewhere else :)
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
21 Jun 07
My hairdresser is also my friend, and I know she will freak out if she ever finds out that I have been to another hairdresser!
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I go to so many hairdressers so if they get offended then that's their problem ;). To be honest, just don't tell her you go somewhere else. She shouldn't worry about it, perhaps you are not confident with her work and she is just trying to make you feel bad. Perhaps you should say (jokingly) "Well, I guess I'm not going to be seeing you any more. I'm just kidding." I think it's wrong to tease you, but then again I guess she would like to work on your hair if she can. Pablo
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Ha ha, hard to tell on that one. She may acually have been a little hurt if you go to her regularly. My hubbys aunt does my hair for me, He tells me all the time when i say i am going to go to someone else that i shouldnt because she may be offended or upset. But it is hard to get an appointment sometimes with her and when i am ready to get it done i want to get it done now. I dont like to have to wait LOL
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
21 Jun 07
Hairdresser jealousy! I thought it was common only on TV... Try to talk to her and make her feels she's the best hairdresser, I think she'll be better.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Oh yes they do get upset when you go to another place. They dont want to loose you as a customer. I never tell my hairdresser anything like that. You better watch out she might cut your hair really badly next time.LOL
• United States
20 Jun 07
I will always got to her for color and blow dry :)
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I used to go to an expensive place, but had to stop when I lost my job. My hair dresser understood. Now I go to the walk-up place and can't find the same girl twice. And I must say, I have not had a bad haircut at either place.
• United States
20 Jun 07
I like going to the same one. I didn't used to, but now I like it when someone knows my hair and how it works:)
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Funny. I had a conversation with my sister about this recently. She lives in a small town. She loved her last hairdresser but she moved away. Her now one isn't doing such a good job. She talked about trying someone else but didn't want to hurt this ones feelings. I said it must be more difficult in a small town where everyone knows eachother. It would obviously get back to her current hairdresser if she switched. I live in the city and I don't get my haircut too often. I do have one guy that I trust be he is extremely expensive. I think even in the city, if you build a relationship with a hairdresser, they probably do take it personally when you leave. I'm not sure if its because they think they've built a relationship with you or if it's simply because they want your money.
• United States
20 Jun 07
I think in my case, it is the relationship. She works in a big place in NYC. If you ever watched Felicity, it is that same place. She has plenty of clients. She is Dominican and I call her and speak Spanish. She always knows it is me, I guess I don't have the accent down yet:)
25 Jun 07
What's a "curly" hair salon??? Is it somewhere that specialises in curly hair? Sorry am pretty ignorant here!
• Pakistan
25 Jun 07
ok first things , you shouldnt mention other hair dressers in front of your original one. its likely they get angry as to why are they going to other shops than mine.
• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh wow! I don't have that close of relationship to my hairdresser. Though I only go every couple of months for a trim usually. I also go to a place were there are lots of beauticians and unless you ask for a specific person and have the time to wait on that person you get pretty much whoever. Though I have learned who to refuse at that place.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Well, I did not know people will take anything like that so seriously. I guess, she prefers to be the one that takes good care of your hair and no one else.
• Canada
21 Jun 07
I don't have any relationships with my barber but i guess it's a girl thing. I wouldn't take it to seriously. If you keep going, it means you like her for something and if she can't see that maybe it's time to look somewhere else.
• Canada
20 Jun 07
I have a fantastic hairdresser and I refuse to go to anyone else. Though my hairdresser is expensive, I know she'll do a fantastic job and I know my hair is safe in her hands lol. We know so much about each other and we always have plenty to talk about because I only go once every three months. She's very excited about the prospect of doing my hair for my Wedding, and she's promised to do her very best :o)
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Lol, interesting! I don't have any RELATIONSHIP with my hairdresser. In fact, I hate for them to recognize me. I try to go to different ones. I hate it when they chat with me. If they chat, I try not to return to them.:P
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Oh I guess in some places the hairdressers could get upset. Especially in small towns. They all have their own clients and the hairdressers all know each other so they know when someone changes. In the big city there are so many chain types who know who you will see. The hairdressers move around too.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
20 Jun 07
My relationship with my hairdresser is just fine - oh opps it's me :) I haven't paid anyone to do anything to my hair in over 20 years. Just seem to always have something else to spend my money on and last time I went they messed my hair up bad - I figure I can do that myself and it doesn't cost me anything :) My sister does have a hair dresser she's used for years and I know she would be upset if my sister let anyone else touch her hair.
• Nigeria
20 Jun 07
well to tell u the fact most of these hair dressers are indeed jelous when ever they see their customer in another salon.i also hv a salon but we do not such things. sometimes we can be chocked up with work so some of our customers have to go to another salon to make their hair so their is no cause for alarm. i do hear of some salon are rude to the extent that if they u are their customer and u should go to another salon they will not talk to u again they will keep malis with u.