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Old 05-17-2014, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I've decided to get a Brazilian Blowout plus color, a procedure I've had done before. Brazilian Blowouts are a keratin treatment that involves a lot of chair time in which the stylist uses a flat iron and the keratin conditioner to smooth the strands of the hair. It takes a long time, especially since my hair is quite long, thick, and coarse, so it will be about 3-4 hours. However, it lasts several months, and there is no need to use all those de-frizzing products and flat irons like I normally do. There are a few coupons floating around Living Social and the like that my girlfriend is bugging me to use to save money on it. It would save me about 1/2, costing aroung $150 instead of $300.

My dilemma is that I'm not sure I want to use some unknown stylist just to save money. I already trust my current stylist, and I know she'll do a great job. But bad hair procedures aren't like taking back a defective pair of pants. You're stuck with the awful results for months, sometimes even years. Thoughts?
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Your current stylst will probably take it personally if you go to somebody else for a discounted service, if you have a sold working relationship with her.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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if all they do is put conditioner on and use a flat Iron and you can save 150 bucks I would do it. I doubt I wouldn't use to save 20 or 40 bucks but 150 for something not technical I would.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I would try it. As for the current stylist, who cares? It's a business relationship. I don't take it personally when my stylist charges me a small fortune for cut and color, so why should she when I decide to try someone else? Yeah, I've gone back to old stylists and, if they ask, I just tell them I was trying someone new.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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Tell your stylist about the deals, that you're interested in the procedure, and see if she offers to discount her rate to keep the business in her shop.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Your current stylst will probably take it personally if you go to somebody else for a discounted service, if you have a sold working relationship with her.
Possibly, however, if she doesn't offer a competitive rate, she shouldn't take it personally. I have only used her once, for a trim and color treatment, but I was very satisfied with her service, and we have a good rapport. I'm leaning toward using her again, rather than taking a coupon from someone else because I can trust her. I've had some bad haircuts in the past, and the resulting depression about my looks while they grew out far outweighed any monetary savings I gained
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