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Old 12-23-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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My goal has been trying to find a decent stylist so I don't care if he/she talks or not. I'd be happy with a good cut.
I saw someone last week whose hair I liked. I asked where she got it cut and she said Walmart.
I was shocked but got in touch with the girl she had mentioned and got my haircut yesterday. It's the best cut I've had since I've lived in Texas and that's been almost 5 years.
She wasn't much of a talker but she did talk some and I kept my talking to a minimum so she could concentrate on my hair. I do like some talking.
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:50 AM
 
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I do not expect friendly small talk with my hair stylist. I prefer quiet. I'm sure I will never find that because every stylist I have seen is a Chatty Cathy. I finally left my stylist after 5 years because she would have 5-7 cell phone calls while doing my hair. It was horrifying to see her cut and talk on the phone at the same time! If she wasn't talking on the phone she was yacking at me and waving the scissors all around. I went to her because her reputation was "Up there" Yes, amazingly she did a great job but with all the yacking it extends my stay an extra hour & that irritates me badly.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Gosh, I don't blame you for leaving her at all. I think some stylists that have been in the business awhile get burned out and need social stimulation, unfortunetly while they are doing your hair. On know that there are sites on the Web that review local salons and hairstylists. Good luck.
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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About those asian nail salons...I would not go to one for fear of getting some fungus. No offense to the people, but they are just anonamous workers who come and go and if I had a problem they would be long gone. I'd rather go somewhere where I know they are well established and reputable.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: in a house
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About those asian nail salons...I would not go to one for fear of getting some fungus. No offense to the people, but they are just anonamous workers who come and go and if I had a problem they would be long gone. I'd rather go somewhere where I know they are well established and reputable.
You are entitled to your opinion but I had been getting acrylics for over twenty years off and on only at Vietnamese salons and maybe I was lucky but never had an infection. But the one time I went to an all white salon, I got a terrible fungus! Go figure. (oh, and I am white, well actually more pink)
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Lightbulb Nail Salons

This is not a white, purple, black, polka-dot, asian thing.


Even some of the higher end salons can have problems.
And then there are others that have very strict guidelines, I know...I worked
as a hair designer for over 15 years at an upscale salon.

I would never continue going to a salon where they were physically hurting me. Even if it's to save a buck, it's not worth it.
I would however, report it to the board of health and they can do their own investigation.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:57 PM
 
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I once went to a highly recommended stylist. She did a great job but she was on the phone constantly. I went a second time, same thing. The third time was the clincher though. I had just sat down when her mother and two sisters walked in. They started talking and eventually pulled up chairs and sat down. I don't think she directed more than two words to me the entire time. Needless to say I never went back. I don't need chatty cathy but I do need some attention, after all I'm paying!
My husband stopped going to a salon and began going to a barber because he said he couldn't stand the constant chatter, LOL! His barber says hello, same as last time? And that's the end of the conversation. My husband loves it!!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I once went to a highly recommended stylist. She did a great job but she was on the phone constantly. I went a second time, same thing. The third time was the clincher though.

That's just completely rude and disrespectful to be on the phone.
And quite frankly, that could apply to no matter what kind of service position a person may have. I don't blame you for not going back.
Talking on the phone while dealing with a client is just wrong.
Those convos can wait till a break or lunch.
I have to wonder where the salon manager is at in some of these salons?...sheesh.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Default Talking to the hairdresser

When I was much younger, I was a hairdresser so this is from my side of the fence---I didn't like to chat a lot as I worked and didn't really want to know about the fight you'd had with your husband the night before. A nice "hello" and a friendly smile from my customers suited me just fine, but they always seemed to want much more and seemed "put out" if I didn't respond to their mile a minute chats. I always tried very hard to give them a great haircut and smiled a lot as they vented.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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That's just completely rude and disrespectful to be on the phone.
And quite frankly, that could apply to no matter what kind of service position a person may have. I don't blame you for not going back.
Talking on the phone while dealing with a client is just wrong.
Those convos can wait till a break or lunch.
I have to wonder where the salon manager is at in some of these salons?...sheesh.
Oh, and this was before cell phones so she kept running to the front desk to take her calls! I guess no one there knew how to take a message.
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