Hairdresser trust issues??Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
help - so last year i paid a hairdresser close to £200 for them to take my blonde up higher and to maybe run a pastel colour through the blonde (now i have had this done before at the same salon but by a different stylist and it was perfect) - so she talked me through it and we began
5-6 hours later my hair was so dark i didnt even think it was blonde underneath and i handed my cash over (i'm weak i know i should've said there and then) - fast forward a few weeks i went to barcelona and was using blue shampoo every wash - until i finally said something to the hairdressers. They were super apologetic and offered to fix it -i felt terrible i didnt want to upset the girl that did my hair however once i got there it was the salon owner who patronisingly told me 'it doesnt look as bad as the photos you sent??' to which i said well its basically had a full bottle of blue shampoo?
so she fixed it for me, however it was still not as light as when the first girl there did it (she left hence why i had a different girl) but now i want it doing again and i'm struggling to find a local hairdresser that i want to trust enough to do my hair as it still has a slight band and i'm just really meh about them all and i feel like it's because of this!!!!
does anyone have any similar stories/experiences?!
(pictures attached of my hair before, then after the first time, then after the fix...)
by blu123Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
Yeah , alot of them don't listen or care too much about what you have to say. They think their ideas are better than yours, I also think sometimes they can't achieve what you ask for so they do their best and hope it's enough.
That's why I do my own hair now :D
Maybe ask other people for recommendations, even if their strangers, it might be worth saying "I love your hair, where did you get it done"?
by Jude StaffPosted 1 year, 3 months ago
That last pic is gorgeous by the way! Do you have a photo of it when it's not curled and after a few washes? I'm interested to see how it looks after the toners have had a chance to fade out a bit. I can see a bit of warmth towards the roots. Was it a full head of colour or balayage? I wonder if the root area being warmer is from them trying to blend in with your natural colour?
I definitely need to see some more pictures because it does look quite light in the last photo. Pop some up in your timeline
I agree with blu about asking around, I found a good hairdresser that way. Check them out on instagram too, it will give you a sense of their work.
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by Folk_LaurPosted 1 year, 3 months ago
I've personally never trusted hair stylists ever. It's not really anything personal towards stylists, but just that each stylist is different. Their knowledge is different. I have respect for the fact that they went to school and are versed in something I'm passionate about. However, it seems like everytime I try to talk with a stylist about anything hair related they just act as if I'm a toddler sticking my finger in a socket. So respect for their paid education is usually about all I have for them because they're usually pretty know it all, condescending type ppl. I'm sure not all of them are, but most of them that I've met are. Also, I've heard more horror stories about salon trips gone wrong. It has always been off putting to me that that's the case. I prefer to make my own mistakes, but luckily for me that I do my research well enough that I don't usually have too many, if any, surprises. I hate to sound so down on stylists....but I feel like if they worked w people w their hair and opinions more, and were more honest about their limitations then their flaws would not be such a big problem for me. I also can't tell you how many times just through FB I've seen a stylist say it's people's fault for doing their own hair at home, and that's why it takes multiple sessions and blah blah blah to fix and then they still can't get it right.....and that right there is a prime example of what I'm talking about. It's condescending and judgey to say something like that, as if I don't know my own hair and haven't been doing it since I was 12, and instead of just explaining their limitations they place blame. I hope you find someone who can get you to what you're looking for. Best of luck.
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by vivienne StaffPosted 1 year, 3 months ago
I definitely struggle communicating with stylists, because I like doing my own hair, but I get that they don't want me to leave looking too unfinished, because it might be bad for their business. Honestly, I think reaching out to people online through Instagram and Facebook helps, because it gives you the time to explain your situation and be specific with what you're looking for and you can get a more direct confirmation that they understand without sounding confrontation. Once I'm already in the chair, I feel bad taking up too much time, because I know that they have other people waiting sometimes. Unfortunately, for people who are more successful, they can't always respond to your messages, so you usually need to take a bit of a gamble on someone who doesn't have as big a client base yet.
Overall, though, I think your issue isn't going to be super difficult to fix as long as you explain that you've already gotten it processed twice so they don't overlap too much. I can see a couple of warm bands in new last photo, but I think it won't be too hard to touch up. It's a little hard to tell with the curl, but I agree that it might just be from them trying to blending it so that the transition doesn't look like a harsh band across one portion of your hair.
by AndyaPosted 1 year, 3 months ago
Yes, where do I begin.
Typical of salon owner to downplay the situation so the result may not seem as bad as it may be. That is their job. Also typical and terrific professionals there were apologetic and wanted to fix the situation as well as make the client happier. For me 200 pounds is a heavy amount, pun intended, to pay for bleaching to a light blonde and adding a pale semi-permanent color.
If you do decide to get close to very pale beige blonde or white hair and then try and add a pastel shade of semi-permanent dye, please be careful of a product called clear used by the professional. Clear is used by some professionals to dilute the semi-permanent dye to a lighter shade of the same color. Some products called Clear are as clear as water. Some products called Clear are as white as conditioner and probably are just expensive conditioner. The Clear that is as clear as water please avoid.
Here is why to avoid the product Clear as clear as water. Many years ago I had seen a professional stylist with maybe ten years to her craft. I asked for a pale pastel green shade. She stated was going to use this product called Clear to dilute the dye. I asked if the product Clear was water clear or white. She stated the product Clear was clear as water. So I requested to use white conditioner because I knew the outcome otherwise. This was with only 22 years of non-professional experience with semi-permanent dyes that I had. She insisted on using Clear. So I let her use Clear to help her learn and experience something new. She added a medium green dye to the Clear. She later told me she used about 90% Clear and 10% green dye. After rinsing out my hair and drying the hair, my hair was a medium green exactly the same shade as the green dye she used. The professional stated, "I do not know what happened. I used almost all Clear." I knew what would happen and I was not surprised by the medium green hair. She was apologetic too.
Red and white make pink. Red and clear make red.
This is my humble experience, suggestions and opinion based on non-professional experience.