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Has a Stylist Ever Talked You Into Something You Didn't Really Want?

Has a Stylist Ever Talked You Into Something You Didn't Really Want?

Here's the scenario: you're in the salon chair and you've requested a specific cut or color job. But then your stylist suggests something completely different altogether, and for inexplicable reasons, you cave under the pressure. (See photo of asymmetrical spiked hair with blond bangs for proof. Not horribly hideous, just not the Winona Ryder pixie I dreamed of.) I'm always willing to listen to my stylist, who's specially trained to adapt cut and color requests for my specific texture, face shape, and undertones. However, I've left the salon with goofy results more than I care to admit. Have you ever had a salon experience get out of control, too?

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Long-Haired-Guy Long-Haired-Guy 5 years
Was in one of those moods that day, I guess. Actually liked it, after the initial shock wore off.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
How'd that happen, Long Haired Guy?! That's unfortunate, although a layered shag sounds kind of nice.
finch1 finch1 6 years
I haven't been talked into something I don't want, but I love the hairstyle in the picture. I would have considered if it was flattering for my face shape
Abbie-Lynn Abbie-Lynn 7 years
stylists are like sales people they try and try and try and try to get you to do or buy something and you get annoyed enough you do it
AmandaG AmandaG 7 years
I went in for a cut at a new salon once, I had grown my bangs out to chin level and wanted to cut the rest if my hair to that lenght. The hair dresser felt that it was not going to flatter my face, so she cut bangs. She never even asked me if I wanted bangs. I cried right there sitting in the chair, and she charged me full price. I was in shock paid it and immediately went to another salon for damage control. It took me 6 months to grow it back out to the hair cut I wanted. Needless to say I never went back.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
When I was little I got horrible haircuts, and once a stylist gave me horrible side sweeping bangs when I know that I look better with bangs that frame my face. I think I have more problems with stylist just not giving me a good haircut ... like an asymmetrical bob instead of an evenly angled bob from back to front. That haircut pretty much had to be grown out and re-cut to even it out. Or like the time I asked for a punk cut, and because my mom was freaking out I walked out of the salon with a mullet. Btw, I love your new haircut.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
After going to countless stylist's from cheaper to more expensive... I'm sticking with the expensive. I always seem to never get the cut I want when I go to a cheaper salon. They aren't experienced enough, or just don't give two cents about what they are doing. I also think the high end salon's take their time in hiring. They should have a book of their work just like any Make-up Artist. Otherwise I am keeping my hair and going somewhere else. It will grow back, but it's not worth the wait.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I don't think I've ever had a stylist talk me into something completely different from what I've wanted, but I do have a frequent other problem. I enjoy short hair, and stylists are always afraid to take it as short as I want it because they think I'll end up sobbing for my lost locks. NEVER THE CASE! I love short hair! They're always like, "Oh my God, are you sure? Are you sure?" And there has been many times I've left with it a lot longer than I wanted.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Once my stylist tried to talk me into getting an asymmetrical bob. Sure, its a cute look, but I have hair commitment issues and just said no. I don't think I ever let a stylist talk me into something.
untitled1 untitled1 7 years
The only time I've ever had anything "bad" happen was when I had to see someone besides my normal stylist and I asked for side bangs and she gave me normal ones and just styled them to the side.
untitled1 untitled1 7 years
No. My stylist is amazing and knows my hair so well. She always gives me exactly what I ask her to and if I give her free reign on something (like my up-do for prom or the direction of my side bangs) it always turns out fantastic.
Karelynn Karelynn 7 years
A hairstylist talked me into a shorter cut than I requested once, and the result wasn't my taste. I thought I would take her professional advice, but I will think twice before I do that again.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
Yes. Once I wanted side swept bangs. The stylist thought it was a bad look for me and suggested something else. I took her suggestion, because she was the professional and I thought it might look good too. But I didn't like it. It's not a big deal. I'd prefer to get the cut I ask for.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
I told the hairstylist I just wanted one-length cut. She, however, insisted that I go for layers... Let's just say I haven't forgiven her yet.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Yes, I've caved for trims I didn't need or want. Thankfully, it doesn't happen anymore.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
sometimes the end result isn't exactly what i wanted, but i learn to style it to my specific taste. and i totally love the haircut in the picture!
Vsugar Vsugar 7 years
No stylist should ever do this. ABSOLUTELY wrong. If a stylist refused to do what I asked them to do, I would NEVER go back. It's one thing if you, say, ask for jet-black hair, and you are naturally Ginger - red hair, freckles, etc. In THAT case, a stylist should responsibly suggest an alternative shade to like, blue-black hair, so that you can get the "look" you want in a more flattering way. But if you want black hair, and they suggest blond highlights, you shouldn't go back. They are using you as a head model to try out new things. Irresponsible.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I've been going to my stylist for years and am open to change; usually her suggestions are good for me but occasionally it isn't the look I'm going for.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Yes, when I was younger....I went in with my mom [we share the same stylist, who we've been seeing since I was 3] and my mom egged her on with what she was telling me! I usually go in for a trim since I have longer than shoulder length hair and I want to keep it that way. Well, that one day, I was talked into cutting it above my shoulders. I regretted it the next day. It looked super cute on me, but I just didn't want it like that anymore. Growing it out really sucked!
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