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    15 Things You Might Be Doing That Seriously Annoy Your Hair Stylist

    Expecting to go from jet-black hair to platinum blonde in an hour.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what things people do that really annoy them at their jobs as hairstylists. Here are some of their responses!

    1. Not being honest about your colour history.

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    "You can lie to us about never doing box colour Susan, but you're only going to regret it when your colour is messed up."


    2. Minimising how late you'll be if you know you won't be there at that time.

    Zoe Burnett / BuzzFeed

    "When a client calls to say they will be five minutes late, followed by 'Can I get you anything at Starbucks?'...then walks in 30 minutes after their appointment blaming traffic. I serve kick-ass lattes and do my best to stay on time because I value my clients' schedules. This scenario doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it throws me way off for the rest of the day and it affects everyone after that client."


    3. Asking to have your hair cut out of your stylist's work hours because it's more convenient for you.


    "When I work 40+ hours a week in the salon and someone contacts me via Facebook to say 'I don't have time to get to the salon. Can I just come to your house on your next day off?'"


    4. Pointing out that you could get it done for cheaper by a friend.


    "When they say their friend can do it for cheaper or free. Okay cool, go to them then. I still need to eat."

    – s4fd320672

    5. Not showing up for an appointment without calling ahead to let anyone know.


    "The worst people are the ones who don’t show up at all. I understand things come up, but this is how we make a living. If you don’t show up and don’t tell us then we can’t call someone else to fill that spot and I’m out $200. If you can’t make your appointment at least have the common courtesy to let your stylist know."


    6. Wanting a changed-up hairstyle without wanting to actually change anything.

    Maggy Van Ejik / BuzzFeed

    "When your client comes in wanting a TOTAL change, but does not want any length off, or to change-up the layers.....ummm so what do you want me to do then?"


    7. Expecting bold hair colour transformations to be cheap and with no damage whatsoever.


    "All the bright hair colours we’re seeing now, that takes time and A LOT of lightening and processing. It causes damage to the hair and it’s not cheap either. People have unrealistic ideas about what I can accomplish in one appointment and how much it’s going to cost."


    8. Writing hairdressing off as an easy or fall-back career.

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    "Hearing clients in my chair say 'oh this must be such an easy job I would love to just play with hair all day' is so rude. We do SO much more than that. We are chemists, therapists, friends, artists all in one."

    – gotalustforlife17

    9. Constantly moving your head while getting your hair washed.

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    "I get that you’re trying to help me, and I appreciate it. Just please keep your head still and relax. If I want it moved, I’ll move it myself. While we’re on this; I’m not going to get water in your ears, we are trained to NOT do this! So please stop flinching away from the water when it comes near your ear."

    – beccah43f72a499

    10. Expecting to go from dark hair to blonde in one session.

    Alicia Herber / BuzzFeed

    "When they want to be platinum in one sitting from black box dye. For $100."


    11. Expecting a trim to be cheaper than a regular haircut.


    "Saying 'I don’t need a full haircut, just a trim. How much does that cost?' It’s the same thing!!! We do not charge for the amount of hair we cut off. Whether we cut off a 1/4 inch or 5 inches, the same steps are taken with each haircut."


    12. Giving no indication whatsoever as to what you'd like.


    "When they wait and wait and wait, and their turn finally comes up and they don't have a clue what they want to do with their hair. You just sat there for 40 minutes in the waiting room dude how did you not google images of men's haircuts?!? Or that classic line 'You're the professional. You figure it out.' That one really grinds my gears."


    13. Rushing stylists through their service.


    "When they come in and want to rush you through your service. Like you have hair almost to your ass, no I can’t get you out of here in 30 minutes."


    14. Wanting the soonest-possible appointment immediately after flaking out on the one you had.

    Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed

    "Clients who don’t show up for their appointment and then call in demanding another appointment immediately. An added bonus is when threaten to go to another stylist and/or salon if they can’t get back on your books ASAP. Nothing screams 'my time/job/life/brunch schedule etc are more important than you being able to pay your bills' like a client who can’t be bothered to show up to their appointment."


    15. Wanting your hair to look like a specific photo but not wanting to do any of the styling involved to achieve it.


    "When women ask for a pixie and have a pic of short styled hair with hair product in it and refuse to use any product. Yes. Now you look like a man and you specifically said you didn’t want that, but your hair won’t look like the pic without some pomade!"


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