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Old 05-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #21
 
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And these dang sulfates! It didn't lighten my color but it made my scalp and eyes sting. One of my eyes out of the shower was bright red!
Yikes! You're not suppose to wag your eyes with it.

Just make sure (I'f you decide to go back) that HE listens to you. If the owner ignores what you tell him then I'd get up and walk out and never go there again.
Lol, I can only imagine what my eyes would look like if I actually got some shampoo in them. I think I will use the shampoo to clean my toilet.

And for sure, if I feel that the owner isn't listening to me, I will walk out. Even once he (hopefully) returns my hair to its normal color, I don't plan to return. They don't even have hooded dryers (I like heat lamps the best, but they are even harder to find), and the owner's product line is filled with sulfates and cones.

I will hold off on writing my review until I go back, because I try to be fair like that.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #22
 
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And these dang sulfates! It didn't lighten my color but it made my scalp and eyes sting. One of my eyes out of the shower was bright red!
Yikes! You're not suppose to wag your eyes with it.

Just make sure (I'f you decide to go back) that HE listens to you. If the owner ignores what you tell him then I'd get up and walk out and never go there again.
Lol, I can only imagine what my eyes would look like if I actually got some shampoo in them. I think I will use the shampoo to clean my toilet.
I use shampoos to clean my toilet and bath tub to use them up. Works great!
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #23
 
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I'm going back in an hour to the salon to have the owner return my color back to how it looks in my avatar (hopefully!). I'm bringing a picture of how my hair looked. I'm scared!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
 
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I am hoping this all turns out well for you, and watching to see your report of what happens.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #25
 
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Well, most important thing for me is that my color does look much better now, but I would still never recommend this salon to anyone, especially not CG curlies. My hair doesn't look quite the same as before I ever went there as the front, especially above my ears, is still darker than the rest of my hair, but it looks medium brownish-red with strawberry blonde highlights again from what I can tell (my hair is still damp).

The owner listened to what I wanted and mixed the color, but had another stylist apply it. They were professional and didn't try to argue with me like the other guy did after I complained.

The stylist used conditioner like it was the last bottle left in the salon. My hair was tangled post-conditioner! I had to tell her not to towel dry it, just wring it out, as I do every non-Deva stylist. For styling, she said the Moroccan Oil Curl Cream was cone free, but I looked at the label mineral oil was the 2nd or 3rd ingredient! They did not have a single styler that was CG! Good thing I brought my own. I told the stylist she could start with half my head, I'd do the other, but she admitted she didn't know what to do. Argh!! I told her I rake it in with my fingers then scrunch. She used a quarter-sized amount for the whole half of my head, haha! Look at all my hair in my avatar! So I just took over. Then she, my original stylist, the owner, and another stylist watched in awe as I applied my product (raking/scrunching). I swear, looked like they had never seen anything like it before, applying an adequate amount of product to dense, curly hair. The stylist is like, "Wow, you use a lot of it!" Pathetic. I still left the stylist and the owner tips as big as I would have had I been pleased (that's just me). My original stylist was like, "Write your name and email on this card so we can save your color," like I would ever go back. Wow. I need a drink before 5 after that mess.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #26
 
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I hope you like the color when it dries. I don't blame you for not wanting to go back or recommend them to anyone, but I hope you taught them a thing or two.
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Oh why oh why do salons think that they stylist that did your hair has to be the one to fix it? This sort of action is nothing new, and it is YOU, US, the customer that has to pay, once again, for the stylists mistake!!! I find it hard to believe this is so hard to understand!

Not only did the owner not listen to what you wanted, they sent the big bad wolf back to your door for more humiliation and embarrassment!!

I have found that stylists don't think twice about lying about their skills. It's happened to me the last two times I've gone. Both stylists said that they knew how to do an ombre color, and neither did!! And then there was the one who said she knew how to cut curly hair, and took out her razor!

I am doing my own cutting and coloring now. Have to tried doing your own hair?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #28
 
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Oh why oh why do salons think that they stylist that did your hair has to be the one to fix it? This sort of action is nothing new, and it is YOU, US, the customer that has to pay, once again, for the stylists mistake!!! I find it hard to believe this is so hard to understand!

Not only did the owner not listen to what you wanted, they sent the big bad wolf back to your door for more humiliation and embarrassment!!

I have found that stylists don't think twice about lying about their skills. It's happened to me the last two times I've gone. Both stylists said that they knew how to do an ombre color, and neither did!! And then there was the one who said she knew how to cut curly hair, and took out her razor!

I am doing my own cutting and coloring now. Have to tried doing your own hair?
Yes, some stylists are truly infuriating.

I do trims of my split ends, but I don't know how to give myself a real shaping haircut. I've tried coloring my own hair, but there's just too much of it and I can never cover it all, not even just my roots. Also the color usually comes out way darker than it is on the box, which is why I turned to the professionals.

And thanks Raindear, I hope I taught them something too.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #29
 
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A friend of mine is thinking of going to beauty school so I told her if she wants to be truly successful she should specialize in cutting curly hair. She looked at me like I was nuts!! I then proceeded to show her the curly girl handbook and I let her know how salons truly do ignore our very special needs!

Yes, us curlies have special needs...humm

Aren't curlies about 50% of the population? Why are we so ignored?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #30
 
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Curlies/wavies are over 60% of the population! I've heard you don't really learn good styling techniques until you apprentice at a salon, that beauty school just gives you the certificate you need to do so. We don't have special needs, our needs are just ignored.
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