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Old 04-26-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Bringing your own styling products to a salon?

I'm going to get my hair trimmed at a small place I've been to a few other times.

I like the cut/ trim, but the styling products she uses don't work AT ALL for my hair and I was thinking about bringing my own.

Has anyone else ever done this? Do you think the stylist/ owner would be offended?

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Old 04-26-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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I've done it before. They shouldn't be offended, since they'll charge the same whether you use their proucts or theirs (saves them money!). Just let her know that the products she usually used don't hold until you get home, so you thought you'd bring your own.

Sometimes I apply and sometimes they do, depends on the stylist. But I've often brought my own products.

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Old 04-26-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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I've always asked first if they minded if I brought my own and I haven't had a stylist yet object to it. In fact, one time I brought a product in that the stylist had never used before and liked it so much she started carrying it in the salon and using it on her own hair.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:32 AM   #4
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I don't see a problem with it. Especially if I was comfortable with the stylist. Since I don't have one of those yet (well, I have in the past, just not currently), I just forgo the wash (I do it at home beforehand) and don't bother with the dry/style afterward. Saves a couple bucks too.
At first I worried that I wouldn't be able to tell totally how I felt about the cut if they didn't style it. Then I realized that I couldn't tell from their styling either so I go home, do it myself, and most stylists don't have a problem with you coming back for a little tweak once you see what it does.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:34 AM   #5
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I brought my own stuff and she still used her own shampoo and said oops I forgot, I was a little mad, but she quickly rinsed it all out. I think it is ok to bring your own stuff.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:37 AM   #6
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I bring my own and I'm very upfront about the reasons. The salon doesn't have a problem with that at all. I would suggest asking if it's OK when you make the appointment.
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