On Friday, I went to the mall to get my hair cut. When I got to my appointment, my stylist ("Dan", the one I switched to and talked about in this post) was still working on someone. SEVENTEEN MINUTES LATER and it was finally my turn. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I make a hair appointment and I am left to sit and wait.
It just went downhill from there. "Dan" (using a fake name) was acting so odd. He was talking really inappropriately. Not sexual or anything, but just oversharing, you know what I mean? At one point he told me about a random hair he gets on his back that he has to pluck out. WHAT!!?? DON'T TELL ME THAT!
He also was telling me how he looked so much different in high school and showed me a picture on his phone from his senior prom. WTF? He was not like this last time!
Ultimately, I liked my haircut. However, it took an hour! It didn't take an hour the first time, and I had him do the exact same thing as before. He was just going so slow and stopped to talk a lot.
The whole time, I was wondering if the cheap price ($24) was worth all the aggravation. If I paid more somewhere, would my appointment start on time? Would my stylist not overshare? Would the haircut not last an hour?
Wait, it's not over yet. When it was time to pay, he charged me $32! I asked why it was $24 last time but $32 this time, even though it was the same cut. He said the salon prices went up (they "go up" every time I go there) and his stylist commission went up.
Why does it seem like, no matter where I go, the price of the hair cut or dye job changes, even if I get the exact same thing done!? I really hate the guessing game of "How much is my haircut going to cost this month?"
All I want is...
1. To know up front how much it will cost every. single. time.
2. To not have weird conversations with my stylist about back hair and senior proms.
3. To have my appointment start within 10 minutes of my scheduled time.
4. To ideally not pay more than $25 for a haircut (not including tip.)
Is that too much to ask??? Maybe.