It may look like a throwaway topic but I would like you to approach it fairly seriously. From my own experience, as well as thanks to many small-talks done with hair stylists, I finally learnt what grinds hairdressers’ gears. Believe me, rarely is it connected with, for example, delivery of goods, with finances and so on, and so forth. The most frequent reason why hairdressers are driven up the wall are… clients!
Indeed, my Dearest readers. It is us who make hairdressers fight their inner war with themselves trying to be kind despite being cheesed off by you. Sometimes we cause the annoyance completely unconsciously, therefore, I’ve prepared a short guide to open your eyes a little bit wider on that issue.
A guide on what shouldn’t be done at a hairdresser’s,
savoir-vivre in a hairdresser salon
It seems to be one of the basic life rules. Unfortunately, clients of hairdresser salons frequently don’t do their bidding. And here comes the problem because since our friend doesn’t rather mind waiting for us a few minutes longer, it isn’t that indifferent for a hairdresser – each lateness has its bad consequences. A hairdresser needs to start working faster so as to style a hairdo and make it looking good before arrival of another client, who in most cases comes on time. This translates into nerves, rush and often unsatisfying effects of the hairdresser’s work. And we are the ones to blame here.
Cancelling the visit
There are various random situations that force us to cancel a visit at a hairdresser’s at the eleventh hour. Ok, it happens. However, completely unacceptable are the situations when we don’t come at all without informing the salon or when we cancel the visit a few minutes before it, in spite of the fact that we knew we couldn’t make it. For hairdressers each visit cancelled in a moment before being scheduled is a waste of money and time. Rarely is it possible that an unscheduled client enters the salon as well as it is almost impossible to propose a visit in 10 minutes before it to an already scheduled client. It’s just not the way we should behave.
Lack of hygiene
Each person who works with other people will confirm what I’m going to write. The worst thing about the clients is the fact that they don’t take care of their hygiene. Naturally, it isn’t about taking long baths or pouring fragrances onto the body before the visit. It’s about having clean hair unless you are going to have your hair dyed. Nobody likes to work with greasy hair with dandruff. It’s also worth mentioning that majority of hairdressers don’t like clients who has just had a smoke before entering the salon. The irritating smell of cigarettes hovers around the client.
Humourlessness and lack of manners
I’ll discuss both of the issues together since they are fairly similar. Of course, I’m talking about all the situations when clients are rude, mean, demanding and sulky without any particular reason. Certainly, hairdressers aren’t always super kind and can irritate a client, as well. Unfortunately, in most situations it’s the other way around. Remember, every issue can be solved in a polite manner and crying out against lack of free appointments and cursing a hairdresser because of that is definitely gross exaggeration. I wholeheartedly encourage you to visit a hairdresser with being in at least a fairly good mood. This will contribute to better mutual understanding when it comes to the effects you expect to obtain.