I had this girl, Rita, who did my hair for about two years, WHO I LOVED, and all of a sudden she peaced out last fall. As many of you women can probably relate, this resulted in a bit of a freak out on my part when I called to make an appointment and was told my precious stylist was M.I.A. We were "tight" or so I thought - we talked the entire time, I knew what was going on with her and vice versa, so naturally, I felt like we had broken up or something with no notice!
Since that dreaded day, I have been seeing someone else at the shop...the first time I was very nervous and swore that I returned to work with a MULLET! Many of you remember getting that text message from me and a pic that day. Well, basically out of mere convenience, I decided that the cut wasn't that bad and that I'd go back...so I have been for the last few months and things have gotten better (with the cut anyway)...we don't talk, we aren't friends - I'M NOT READY TO MOVE ON, so I tell her what I want, she works & I read...
After I built some confidence in her, I had her cut this nifty little doo where the back was shorter than the front, which I *liked* for the most part - laid funny at times, but I decided that could be my fault for not drying it properly, trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. She says she has been doing hair for 15 years; needless to say, I am not convinced. The only thing I do know is that they like to charge me A LOT for her services:) ANYWAY, back to the stroy - once you have put an angle like that in your hair, it's a bit difficult to go back to one length, which is where today took me...
Again, little to no talking today. We confirm color, I tell her I want to *fix* my hair length and again I read. She had to chop off a couple inches from the front...SO, instead of returning to work claiming that I had a mullet, today I am saying that I look like a BOY! I know I'll get used to it, it is what I asked for, and it will grow out, BUT it still makes me sad...where oh where did my wonderful girl go? How can I find her? HELP!
To top it all off, this lady INSISTS on parting my hair to the WRONG side every time, which makes me want to SCREAM! I like to compare this part of the experience to hearing nails on a chalkboard...I'm like - look - you don't have that much to remember, you write down my color, we discuss the cut - so if you can't either A) remember the right side after this long B) notice what side it is on when I walk in C) Observe that I change it EVERY TIME - right in front of you - than you better A) WRITE IT DOWN or B) ASK ME EVERY TIME!!!!!
I'm sure some of you are saying - quit your moaning and find someone else, and I think I need to...it is just the starting all over part again that SUCKS - real bad...what if the next person is worse? Seriously, how much more negative could I be?? :)
PS - the new stylist says to me today "wow, you study A LOT - every time you are here you are reading." I returned with a laugh, but what I really wanted to say is that I MISS RITA and I've had better conversations with a ROCK than with you!