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Old 02-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #21
 
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I can't imagine ever leaving a salon with WET HAIR!? To me, you should leave the salon ready to go out to dinner, on a date, etc. It's kind of a rip off to leave the salon with "incomplete" hair. I would also think its not good for the salons image, to have clients leaving with an unfinished hair do.

Curly hair in particular looks really different when its dry, so how can you know that you got the look you were seeking? If my stylist did this, it would be a big no-no for me.
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If your stylist can't blow your hair out straight, that's just ridiculous. There's no reason for a competent stylist to not be able to take you from curly to straight (and without a flatiron.) That's just basic stuff.
I have never had a stylist manage to blow out my hair and have it look good. The result is always 'country singer bouffant' hairdo. They all were very sure they could but that's not how it turned out. I have very thick, coarse hair. I don't even let anyone try anymore.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #23
 
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I rarely got get a haircut, I usually do it myself. On the rare occasions that I pay someone else to do it, I never let them style my hair. Straight or curly, I have never had a stylist fix my hair and it look good. I can explain how I style it until I'm blue in the face, and they always think they know better ways of doing things. They never do. I have no idea why.
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I can't imagine ever leaving a salon with WET HAIR!? To me, you should leave the salon ready to go out to dinner, on a date, etc. It's kind of a rip off to leave the salon with "incomplete" hair. I would also think its not good for the salons image, to have clients leaving with an unfinished hair do.

Curly hair in particular looks really different when its dry, so how can you know that you got the look you were seeking? If my stylist did this, it would be a big no-no for me.
I just got my hair cut again last week. She started drying it and then said "oh, do you want me to dry it?" I said yes. She dried it for a few minutes and then with my hair still VERY damp, she showed me the back with the mirror. I said it was fine and left. With driving home and finishing it with my dryer it only took a few more minutes. But if I'd been going out instead of going home, it would have been totally unacceptable.

She's a nice girl and my cut is satisfactory for a reasonable price but this kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Still better than following my old stylist downtown, paying twice as much plus hassling with parking.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:09 AM   #25
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i generally prefer to leave with my hair wet, but if it is really cold out or i am going out straight from there, i diffuse my own hair with their dryer/diffuser. every place i've ever been to will allow you to do this.

she may not dry/style it to cut down on time, save $$. the cut is the important thing for me, so if you are happy with the cut, i'd stay with her and ask to use her dryer/diffuser.
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My hairdresser always asks if I want my hair straight or curly. Usually I want it curly and if it's warm out I will leave with it wet. When it's cold she sits me under a dryer to dry it. I'm okay with this as I would rather have my hair air dried whenever possible.
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[QUOTE=rbb;2069433]i generally prefer to leave with my hair wet, but if it is really cold out or i am going out straight from there, i diffuse my own hair with their dryer/diffuser. every place i've ever been to will allow you to do this.

she may not dry/style it to cut down on time, save $$. the cut is the important thing for me, so if you are happy with the cut, i'd stay with her and ask to use her dryer/diffuser.[/QUOT
Maybe I'll try asking to use her dryer to finish it myself. I think she just feels it takes too long to dry my long thick hair. But when I say yes I want it dried, to me it should look finished when I leave the shop.

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My hairdresser always asks if I want my hair straight or curly. Usually I want it curly and if it's warm out I will leave with it wet. When it's cold she sits me under a dryer to dry it. I'm okay with this as I would rather have my hair air dried whenever possible.
I wouldn't ask her to dry my hair straight as I think it would be more work. But drying it to the point where it looks like curly hair (not flat to my head) would be nice, esp when no one else is waiting for her.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #28
 
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Just like a lot of other curlies here, I'm hard-pressed to get a good style/drying after a cut.

Maybe your stylist thinks more about time equaling money, or she's ignorant about drying curls. On the surface, her behavior seems disrespectful, considering she didn't leave you wet or send you out dry, but did some half-azzed in between job instead.

Maybe curly-reluctant stylists figure one disgruntled curly customer won't matter because the majority of their potential clientele don't want or respect curly hair anyway (They'll just think, "Well can you blame your stylist?" ... or that's maybe the assumed reaction). And this may be overly-cynical, but I'm guessing a lot of stylists are relieved when curly customers don't return, or swear off other potential curly customers. Until more of society embraces curls, we're outnumbered and a lot of stylists won't be clamoring for our business or closely monitoring our needs (except to "straighten us out"). Sad but true. It's why I now choose salons specializing in curly hair.

Anyway, this is all just guess work when it comes to what lurks inside your specific stylist's brain. I've found that communication is the best policy with whatever stylist. Only your stylist can tell you what's up, really. Better to ask her why she seem reluctant to dry your hair and also let her know specifically what you want, even if it makes you uncomfortable to stand up for yourself. You could also just not go back again and forfeit the good and cheap cut she gives you. But then I'd discuss your needs plainly w/your next stylist to try and avoid another unwanted situation.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #29
 
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I haven't had my hair dried/styled since I wore my hair straight--maybe 1973 or 4?? I always leave with it wet--even when it's really cold.

When I schedule my appointment, they always ask cut/blow dry--and I respond just a cut. They do that to schedule the timing. A blow dry would also be another "service" and cost more. Since I wear my hair curly and don't blow dry it (only a little diffusing), it's not something I'd want my stylist to do. He's given me fabulous cuts and color work for over 30 years. I feel that I style it better, so wet and style when I get home, if I'm going out.
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Just like a lot of other curlies here, I'm hard-pressed to get a good style/drying after a cut.

Maybe your stylist thinks more about time equaling money, or she's ignorant about drying curls. On the surface, her behavior seems disrespectful, considering she didn't leave you wet or send you out dry, but did some half-azzed in between job instead.

Maybe curly-reluctant stylists figure one disgruntled curly customer won't matter because the majority of their potential clientele don't want or respect curly hair anyway (They'll just think, "Well can you blame your stylist?" ... or that's maybe the assumed reaction). And this may be overly-cynical, but I'm guessing a lot of stylists are relieved when curly customers don't return, or swear off other potential curly customers. Until more of society embraces curls, we're outnumbered and a lot of stylists won't be clamoring for our business or closely monitoring our needs (except to "straighten us out"). Sad but true. It's why I now choose salons specializing in curly hair.

Anyway, this is all just guess work when it comes to what lurks inside your specific stylist's brain. I've found that communication is the best policy with whatever stylist. Only your stylist can tell you what's up, really. Better to ask her why she seem reluctant to dry your hair and also let her know specifically what you want, even if it makes you uncomfortable to stand up for yourself. You could also just not go back again and forfeit the good and cheap cut she gives you. But then I'd discuss your needs plainly w/your next stylist to try and avoid another unwanted situation.
You're right, I should just ask her why she doesn't want to dry my hair. I think I'm afraid that (a) I'll offend her and (b) she will say it's more work and want to charge extra.
So I go on being annoyed when I leave the salon but basically being satisfied with my cut during the three months between cuts.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:35 AM   #31
 
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You're right, I should just ask her why she doesn't want to dry my hair. I think I'm afraid that (a) I'll offend her and (b) she will say it's more work and want to charge extra.
So I go on being annoyed when I leave the salon but basically being satisfied with my cut during the three months between cuts.
It sounds like you're getting something out of this arrangement even though it's not ideal - a bargain is nothing to scoff at ... Just a gentle piece of advice though, about offending stylists: if hair-related questions ever offend a stylist, that's excellent info. It means you aren't respected as a customer and it's time to fire the person (assuming it wasn't just a bad day for her, resulting in a strident apology). This person works for you, not the other way around.

Anyway, all the best to you
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You're right, I should just ask her why she doesn't want to dry my hair. I think I'm afraid that (a) I'll offend her and (b) she will say it's more work and want to charge extra.
So I go on being annoyed when I leave the salon but basically being satisfied with my cut during the three months between cuts.
It sounds like you're getting something out of this arrangement even though it's not ideal - a bargain is nothing to scoff at ... Just a gentle piece of advice though, about offending stylists: if hair-related questions ever offend a stylist, that's excellent info. It means you aren't respected as a customer and it's time to fire the person (assuming it wasn't just a bad day for her, resulting in a strident apology). This person works for you, not the other way around.

Anyway, all the best to you
you're right.....I think I need to stop whining and take the bargain until such time as she gives me an unsatisfactory cut or I find someone else I want to try
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You're welcome. It's good that you have a plan
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Yes my stylist dries my hair. I've never had a problem with anyone not drying and styling my hair. (except of course when I moved to AZ, and everyone styled and dried it straight....but that is another story). I know someplaces charge more for a style and dry. But that should be disclosed up front. You are paying for a service, you shouldn't get different/ partial service just because your hair is curly. If you go to her again, tell her to dry your hair all the way.
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