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how to switch hairstylists

Lately I've had a heck of a time finding someone I like to cut my hair.

Here's what I was having a tough time. I'd call a salon I'd never been to before and ask for someone, anyone. I'd go and get my haircut by a person who was just... okay. The salon would immediately schedule my next appointment with that same person, assuming I always wanted to come back to the same stylist. If I called, they'll look me up and say "Let's see you go to... Katie!"

And while Katie was cutting my hair I'd look over and see someone else getting an AWESOME haircut from some stylist I'd love to try, but it's considered a bit insulting and awkward to switch, Katie would see me three chairs over if I asked for that other stylist and wonder what went wrong.

So after about three visits, I'd just switch salons and go random again. Always random, never to anybody who I'd seen doing a good job cutting hair.

Social niceties. They suck!

BUT as luck would have it, my mom has run into this problem and has the solution.

She goes to a salon. Gets her haircut. Notices who's really good there.

Then the next time she calls for an appointment, she'll say "Last time I had Katie, what days does she work?"

They'll reply, "Well she has every Tuesday and Friday off."

And she'll say "Oh that's too bad, I MUST have my hair cut on Tuesday! or Friday. Darn! Uh... is Carol available, by chance?"

problem solved. I'm so there.


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Nov. 30th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
Wow, I don't think I've ever been to a salon that recorded my information. I think you are far too nice. I suspect if you'd only been to a salon once and had your haircut once, there's no way the stylist would remember you enough to realize you were trying someone different.
Nov. 30th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Ooo very nice! I had one stylist move out of state and then another one quit the business, but at least the second time there was another one in the same salon who I think is cool, so I can still get my hairs cut.
Nov. 30th, 2014 04:22 am (UTC)
oh this is brilliant! Definitely going to try! :)

Wonder if this would work at my GP office. ha! I like my doc, but liked another one whom I had seen in an emergency. but they make it seem like a big deal to change, even though they advertise otherwise! :S
Nov. 30th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
And this is why I have my awesome stylist's cell phone number and I text him directly when I need a hair cut.
Dec. 7th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
I've never had a salon do that. :/ Each individual stylist does their own scheduling. But that is an excellent idea for switching any service provider that I'll keep in mind!

I've been going to Denelle Farber at First Class Hair in Wichita for years and have always been happy, if you want someone to try. A haircut with her is $20 so even if you don't like her, you're not out much.
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