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Gross Salon Stories

What's the Grossest Thing You've Experienced at the Salon?

When it comes to salon visits, I can't say I've had too many disturbing moments. It was my fault that I let my stylist talk me into something I really didn't want, after all. And as far as sanitary conditions go, the grossest thing I've seen in the salon was probably watching stylists double-dip their hands into gallons of shampoo and conditioner with the top cut completely off. (I'm assuming it's so they could get every last bit of product a pump would have left behind.)

However, I've seen one too many episodes of Tabatha's Salon Takeover, and know that far worse things go down at the beauty shop. Most stylists really do take care to promote sanitary practices, but then there are a few that send us dialing the State Board of Cosmetology complaint hotline faster than you can say Seche Vite. What's your salon horror story? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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DeMaria482 DeMaria482 7 years
I was once in hair salon for highlights. The flies were around; I asked the hairdressers to do something about it. But they didn't want to do it...they blamed on the food court. I didn't come back again.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Wow!! I'm so glad the only gross thing I've had to deal with was a woman who got a little overzealous with the cuticle nippers and made me bleed! (never went back, ow)
Ladyseven Ladyseven 7 years
I went to a nail salon ONCE where the manicurist blew her nose, and then proceeded to use the snot rag as a wiping destination for the nail file, over and over.
1ninesix1 1ninesix1 7 years
I went for a wax and the room had bottles of dustly vodka right where i was laying down. And the sheet I was on was nearly gray from all of the dust on it! I've never been back. Plus when the women talked to each other they were obnoxiously loud
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
I saw a bug crawling across the floor! It was the last time I went there!!!
amaebi519 amaebi519 7 years
This isn't as gross as some of the earlier posts (!), but once after a haircut, the stylist removed the cape from me and I was covered in hair...obviously, NOT my own - ick. I'm guessing the hair had been washed before it had been cut, but it was really, hard to get out of my favourite sweater, even after washing. This is the same stylist who made me wait for over an hour to start my appointment on a different day and didn't even apologize. Needless to say, I've found someone much, much better, but my mom kept going to her and even bought her nice souveniers from her many vacations...
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
A friend of mine is a massage therapist. She has worked in numerous high end spas and she said it is amazing to see the amount of massage therapists that don't wash/change the sheets after clients. Eeeeeew.
homodachi homodachi 7 years
This might be too gross to post... I started waxing when I was an exchange student in south america b/c the whole family did it. The little old lady who did the waxing had a sieve floating in the wax melter, where she would throw the used wax to recycle it. >_<
homodachi homodachi 7 years
When my waxer came at me wielding a blush-style brush to powder my bikini line before the wax. It was pretty obvious she only had one of them! I recoiled and she was just like, "what?"
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I think I must be lucky. I've never experienced any gross salon stuff.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Maybe I'm been lucky or just don't see what's happening behind the scenes but the worse I've seen is the coffee maker and supplies next to the shampoo.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 7 years
I have been in some unsanitary salons! EW
skigurl skigurl 7 years
when i think of my hair salon, the thing that pops into my mind isn't about anything sanitary's about how one time i saw this family in the waiting room (2 parents and a kid who was about 8 or 9) and the kid was all over his parents, like snuggling them, on his moms lap the entire time, acting like he was about 2 years old when he was almost was ridiculous and was weirding me out
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Ahh...I worked at a salon for three years. If I exposed some of the gross things that go on in the salon/ may never return. Haha. So I'll keep them to myself!
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