Whew!! I'm so glad it came across well, thank you for understanding. Sometimes it can be hard to get ideas across on the computer.
So, first off the most any stylists get for selling product is 10 %. I promise you I am not working me bum off for $1.80. If I am telling you about my product line, it's because I personally love it. If you don't, that's ok too
You can use the information and tecnique at home with the products of your choice. So, what I want you to know and understand is don't feel funny or bad that you are using other product, bring it in, we will play. See I don't think the stylist was being defensive, I just think she was sharing what she knows and loves because she is a deva stylist. Can it go both ways? We are both educated in hair, you yours and me, many, and we are both trying to share our information to help each other. If you ask a deva stylist a hair question, she is going to give you a deva hair answer.
Don't feel uncomfortable, try to understand, please?
If you feel the stylist is going out of her way to make you feel uncomfortable or dismisses you completely, then by all means, bye bye.
Otherwise, can you try to understand her point of view, meet her half way, tell her how much you love her cut and color ( she'll love you for that) because that's her other passion, but will you please use this instead. Keep her focus on her positive performance and I am sure she'll do anything for you.