The hairdresser, the masseuse, the nail salon. Are you a customer? An employee? An owner? Tell me about the ugly behavior you've experienced!
I have one for this. I used to get my hair cut by a woman who had four kids from about age 12 on down. This was never a big deal until about a year in, when she apparently started letting the oldest one watch the younger ones for a couple hours after school. I'd get an appointment for 4-4:30,which would coincide with her kid getting home from school.
I think you can see where this is going.
Of course, the kids called her cell non stop. And she had to take every single call and talk for 5 or 10 minutes, all the while saying "I'm at work, I can't talk right now". WTF? I'm sitting in the chair with half-cut hair, waiting for her to decide to do her job. Lady, if your kids can't handle being home alone without talking to you 70 bazillion times, either get a babysitter or stop working those hours. Sheesh.
Needless to say it didn't take too long before I stopped going to her.
Posted by: Ann
at September 3, 2010 7:04 PM
I can be pretty quite, and I detest small talk. I most especially detest small talk with people I don't know.
I went to this barber a couple of three times. He did a pretty good job of cutting hair, but he would Not Shut Up! Jeeze, dude, get a clue. If your customer is giving you polite, yet brief answers to your overly personal questions, give it up and just cut hair. I swear, if he had just cut hair instead of yakking at sixty miles an hour, I'd have been out of there ten minutes sooner.
Oh, and if you ask me a question and I my answer is "I don't know", what that means is I Don't Know. It's not an invitation to ask me the same question phrased a little differently in a quest to get the honest truth out of me.
I'm just not that chatty with people I don't know. Get over it.
Posted by: Steve Daniels
at September 13, 2010 2:07 AM
I don't get my hair cut that often because I like it long, and since I don't do a lot of style damage, I don't really need to. So, by the time I went to go back to the last girl I had seen (after moving to the town I now live in) she had actually left that salon. I asked if they knew where she went, but of course they said they didn't.
Fine, I found new lady, and she was okay, and I decided to go back to her a second time... well, I went in for a cut, and figured it might take 30 minutes, since they always insist on blow drying (which I hate, but had it explained to me once that they like to do this to make sure it looks right when it's dry). So, she finishes cutting my hair, and says "I'm just going to stick you under the dryer for a minute, I'll be right back." I figured she had to run to the bathroom or something.
NOPE.. she sat another customer down, in the middle of MY appointment, and started cutting her bangs, while she stuck me under a dryer. Hell no! I stood up and said I had an appointment I needed to get to (and I wasn't lying, I had to take my dog to the vet), and was ready to take the smock thing off, when she said "oh it's just a bang trim, I'll be done in a second, then I'll dry your hair."
I was super irritated, needless to say, I found a new girl to do my hair.
Posted by: Angie
at September 15, 2010 7:40 PM
Women who bring their kids to the nail salon. Wanna know why I haven't gotten a salon pedi in 3 months? Because I haven't had a sitter at the right time. (I've been doing my own nails, though.)
Also, don't bring your self-important little tween daughter and her annoying fucking friends in and allow them to run the staff ragged change their mind about the color they've chosen halfway through the pedicure.
Finally: I quit going to a hairstylist because she constantly bitched about how long it takes to dry my hair. Lady, I know how long it takes to dry my hair, because I do it all the time... and I'm not going to cut it all off because it would be easier for you to style it after the quarterly haircuts I get. (She'd charge me extra, too. And that's fine. But don't charge me extra, and bitch the whole time. It's a cut and blowout, not a full head of foil highlights.) And I don't have Crystal Gale hair or anything, it doesn't even hit my bra strap. It's just thick.
Posted by: ahw
at September 25, 2010 1:08 AM
ahw, I have uber thick hair, too. I always ask the stylist at Great Clips to thin it out so that my hair cut can last in between cuts. I had one stylist tell me that I shouldn't bother gettingit thinned out. Excuse me? I asked you to thin it out, I'm paying you my hard earned money to do a job that I cannot do by myself-even though cutting my own hair is cheaper. Needless to say, I NEVER went back to that stylist again, and I NEVER gave her a tip.
Posted by: Eva
at October 4, 2012 8:30 PM
I do not like gossip in a hair salon/barbershop and I was actually a victim of gossip not from my beauty shop, but my friend's barber.
Most of the time, my friend's barbershop has a lot of people who love small talk and want to know everything about people's lives. Once, my friend was talking about me; however, the person doing his hair said something very untrue about me and that really hurt. So from now on, he no longer talks about me and his personal life.
Posted by: Anonymous
at December 29, 2013 11:35 PM
I have to agree with ahw about children. Once, this woman (who turned out to be a real b----), brought her small child to the salon and I can tell he was growing impatient because his mother was getting both a mani and pedi. As I was getting my hair done, I can hear her hollering like crazy "be patient!" and something else and she was acting like a drama queen the whole time. Nobody really paid attention to this woman one bit. Both procedures would take a while, so why didn't she hire a babysitter if she knew this would take a long time rather than act like a drama queen? The child actually did not run wild like most children, but the long wait for both mani and pedi would make the child grow rather impatient and she's taking it out on him??? Ugh! I blame the mother in this case, even though the child tried to be patient, almost 3 hours is way too long for a child his age and next time, this lady should hire a sitter.
P.S. Everyone in the hair/nail salon were quite disgusted with her attitude.
Posted by: anonymous
at February 26, 2014 2:35 PM
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