I went to a certain stylist for several years (pre-curly days) and tipped well. Then I had to deal with some health issues and canceled the same day, twice. I felt like she was mad at me. But really, there was nothing I could do! And I thought the fact that I had been a long-time customer who tipped well might help her have some compassion and understanding for my situation. To be honest, I didn't realize that it would cost her money (an open time slot) for me not to make it to my appointment. I guess I've learned my lesson. But we are human, and things happen.
So this brings me to another bone of contention as a stylist far mor irritating that tipping.. How much advance notice do you think you need to give your stylist when you change your appointment time? And, do you think you owe her some compensation for the time you wasted that she couldn't re-book if that cancellation is last minute? Just to be clear, I am talking about a stylist that doesn't get paid by the hour but is a renter or on comission only.
I haven't found a good "curly" stylist yet, and I'm afraid to look! My current stylist is kind-of a beginner, but does okay cutting straight lines, at least better than I could do it, LOL! I just don't have much faith that there are many stylists out there who know how to cut curly hair. Do you think most stylists are good with curly hair, or not?