I look MUCH better in the before (not to mention, thinner)!!! I hadn't been to the salon in 6+ months in that photo. I was really looking forward to going, even though I was going to be toting along my 6 year old son and 9 month old daughter. I had my emergency kit all ready to go, juice and Cheerios for Bean and a snack for "D".
When they call my name to go back, once I round the corner to enter "salon" territory the lady stops me and says, "You know, you're really not suppose to have kids here unless they're getting a hair cut too." My thought, "BITCH!" Apparently, she got the message from just the look on my face and then continues to say "it's for the privacy of our other clients. So do you wanna cut her hair (referring to my 9 month old daughter who has beautiful curly hair that is just starting to grow in)?" "No, I said. I don't! But you guys can go ahead and shave my son's head if you feel it's necessary to follow the crap ass salon rules!"
Now let me say, if I wasn't so freakin' desperate for a trim and so... looking forward to having nice flowing hair for maybe 2 days, I would have walked right out of there. So I said, "let's go!" The next 30 minutes included me trying to calm Bean from 5 feet away and telling "D" to just give her more Cheerios, just give her more Cheerios.
When we were nearing the completition of my "so not worth it" trim, the hair cutter lady who I now refer to as "skank" said, "Ya know, you really don't have to get his hair done if you don't want to." So I said, "Ok, so you think it would be better if I just left rather then hung around longer for you to cut his hair?" "Yes, she said." SKANK!
I paid my $35 and got the hell out of there as fast as I could. I felt like I had rabies or something. Geez people!
Now let's just put the icing on the poor customer service/stupidity cake real quick.
When I called last week, the receptionist offered me a 2:45 pm appt. on Monday. My exact words to her were, "That won't work because I need to pick up my SON from school at 3pm." Her response, "Oh, well we can't finish your hair in 15 minutes." No shit sherlock! What I am saying is, can I please get an appt. for after 3pm? She scheduled me for 3:15pm, now why didn't she pass on the "No Children" policy then? She knew that I had never had my hair done there before since she had to add some additional info to the system.
Lucky for you guys and for this company, they're not a franchise.
Thanks for listening, and nothing against stylist, salons, receptionist or natives of this fantabulous state!