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Have You Ever Cried at the Salon?

People's reaction to a bad beauty service can go one of two ways: they either have a Foxy Brown-caliber freak out or they pretend to like it to be nice. Of course, every kid has cried after a haircut, so let's limit this to our adult lives. Spill those horror stories!


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Allytta Allytta 8 years
haven't cried. i don't cry in public. only when i'm comlitely alone. but if i was an emotional wreck i would cry :) first cut was amazing, went back to the salon, but the woman wasn't in that day so i tried another one, she was nice enough but my bangs somehow got 2 inches shorter than i wanted. and i was leaving for the holiday abroad in 10 days! it was christmas... i said i didn't like it and it was way too short so she said she wouldn' take my money. if someone did something to my hair to make me cry i wouldn't pay and if they wanted they could arrest me.
Cider-Morten Cider-Morten 8 years
No never, it's just hair, I can make it work no matter what, well almost, purple would be a problem :)
tcadet1 tcadet1 8 years
My hair stylist gave me a haircut and it was all wrong for my face. It was extremely short with very blunt bangs. I cried because I only came in for a trim...I had been trying to grow my hair for so long. Now, I realize that I was being a big baby and I needed a haircut because my hair was damaged. My hair quickly grew back..not at long as it was before, but it looks alright.
subhuman-error subhuman-error 8 years
Once I had the best haircut of my life. Finally, this stylist did everything I told her to and I looked fabulous. Two months later I went back to the same salon, but it had been remodeled and there were new staff. Whereas before there were all these young, hip asian girls working, now there were a hodgepodge of mommy looking stylists. I went for it anyway, and as she was cutting my hair I just kept trying to remind her of what I wanted. She was either delusional or not listening, so finally I shut up just to keep her from doing further damage. She made me look like a twelve year old goody two shoes with crooked hair. About half an hour after the hack job I came back in tears, demanding my money back so that I could go somewhere else and undo the damage. The store manager actually agreed that it looked horrible and I think I am the only person who has ever gotten their money back. The experience was so traumatic that I ceased having my hair cut for almost a year afterward.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
yes - i have. there was a time a couple years ago that i was thinking about going from blonde to brunette so i had the colorist bring my hair down a few shades, and well...i was crying and miserable. then my mom told me that i looked ugly - so i had to turn around and go back. it was AWFUL!
bearrii bearrii 9 years
I haven't cried at the salon but I did when I got in the car......sometimes I just have NO idea what they were thinking
kia kia 9 years
The closest I came was when I did some hair modeling for a Vidal Sassoon show. They did something truly sh*teous to my hair but it was only temporary. They cut it into a pixie-do two days later that I loved.
CaffeePants CaffeePants 9 years
When I was 15 or so my mom dropped me off at the salon while she ran some errands. I showed my stylist a picture of a style I liked and she started. The cut was fine but when she dried my hair she curled it with the round brush when I wanted it straightened. My hair is really thick and poofy if you don't know how to control it. I got up from the chair ran to the bathroom and called my mom to come get me. No tears but I panicked when I looked in the mirror because I now had Martha Stewart/"mom" hair! Not appropriate for a 15 year old. Then another customer knocked on the bathroom door (my hiding place) so I had to go sit in the lobby. I was close to a breakdown when my mom arrived. The next few times I went to that stylist I didn't let her style it afterward.
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
Hahah! Good one but no, I haven't cried. Thank god...
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Reading all of these stories is actually making me feel much better. Not that everyone's suffering is making me happy - but it's nice to know that I'm not alone. I can NOT, for the life of me, find a decent hairdresser. I'll explain exactly what I want, I'll bring in photos, and I never, ever leave the salon happy. I've been going to the same stylist on and off for 5 or 6 years. My biggest complaint is that she plays it too safe. She never thins my hair out enough and it's always puffy and shapeless within a week. I also never like how she styles it and I usually end up running home to re-wash and dry it immediately. I left her twice. The first time, the new guy, instead of trimming my bangs, hacked them until they were less than an inch long. They looked awful. The second time I left her, I ended up with a fabulous haircut, but the second time I went back to my new stylist, she didn't remember me and ended up giving me a horrible cut (plus, she razored it so I had split ends in less than a week). So I'm back to my regular old girl. She's not horrible, but I'm not happy with her. Like I said, she never cuts enough off and I have to go back every 6-8 weeks for a trim. If she'd just thin it out enough that I could wait 3-4 months, I'd be so happy!
bibliophile bibliophile 9 years
I had a haircut over the weekend and although I feel the cut and color are fabulous, the styling was less than desirable. I feel like I'm rocking mom hair in a major way, but I'm hoping that soon as I wash it I'll look like myself again. It is such a disappointment when you go to the salon thinking that you'll look fabulous after a professional does your hair, but you end up reaching for your hair tie to put it up in a ponytail or something. What a waste of a blow-dry.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
Yes. Totally. I asked for bangs that like swooped across my forehead and she cut me like literally less than one inch long bangs. It was terrible and took my months to grow out!
cmill38 cmill38 9 years
Last time I got a trim I cried all the way home. I held my tears and displeasure until I got to my car. I was so depressed I considered going back to get extensions the following day. A trim left my hair about 4 inches shorter than when I went in. It's the same guy that I've trusted my hair with for 4 years. He gets a warning when I go in a week and if he messes up again...Goodbye! I can't be depressed for two weeks until it grows out a bit again.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Yes. My ex-mother-in-law used to butcher my hair. :mob:
Mariine Mariine 9 years
I weeped, it was way too short and I was 5 years old
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I cried because the person didn't listen to what I wanted ... and swindled me out of $30 for a haircut that took an hour but didn't look any different from when I walked in. But on a brighter note, I have cried before because my haircut was so drastic, that I didn't even recognize myself. It was AWESOME.
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 9 years
I have a good repore with my stylist. I tell her to stop before it gets to bad. I have gone to a few other places and had a few near freak outs.
Purly Purly 9 years
Yes but she made me look like Mrs Brady.
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
No, but I have been damn near close to clawing the hairdressers eyes out. I had onced asked for a TRIM and fringe. She hacked off no less than 3 inches and got the fringe totally wrong- way too short so I looked ridiculous. To top it off, the cut cost near £50! It didnt even occur to me to go back and get it fixed there.....but then, I don't think I would risk it!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 9 years
I cried once cos I wanted a certain style, but the hairdresses cut completely different, so my money was spent on nothing...
Pepper Pepper 9 years
No, I'm not really attached to my hair.
Hannah-123 Hannah-123 9 years
no! but im going to get my hair cut tomorrow i hope the person don't mess up! once i had a bad hair cut but i don't think i got it at a Salon i really don't know i was little and my mama cut my hair all the way up to my ears everybody at school called me a boy so ill never have short hair agian!!
sldc sldc 9 years
SarahPuffy's story almost made me cry. Um, I once had highlights left on too long at an Aveda salon, because I asked to be squeezed into an appointment and got my regular stylist's junior stylist. She left the highlights in to long and my hair turned a grey/white. The master stylist sorta fixed it, but that took forever to do. I was terrified it would fall out, but it turned out okay... albeit ashy. I tried to pass it off like I chose Debbie Harry's hair. I had to wear so much makeup, because I looked so washed out! I have even done my own highlights with much success!
xoxoxx xoxoxx 9 years
I feel so bad for some of the ladies on here, I figure I may share my own horror story - courtesy of my mom. So I was like...9? 10? When my situation occurred. My mum's BFF and her daughter came over, and I went to take a nap, and the girl cut a chunk of my hair out while I slept! The next day my mum saw, and I had no idea what happened, and my mum - thinking I actually LET the girl do this to me - beat the crap out of me. It wasn't even THAT bad, until mum decided to take a razor - the kind for your LEGS - and from the nape of my neck, shaved my hair off up two inches. I was mortified. And then, I had to wear pigtails. Even teachers made fun of me. Once she realized I was telling the truth, she felt like a jackass, and never let that girl come over again. Arg, I'm welling up at the thought of those pigtails...*shudder*
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 9 years
I did once, yes, about 4 years ago, because I asked for my bangs to be cut right at my eyebrows, and the dude went AT LEAST an inch shorter than what I wanted. And then had the audacity to put his hand on my forehead--to hold my very short bangs down--to say "well, see, it's not so bad when you do this." That's when tears fell, as I told him "but I'm not going to walk around like that!" Never went back...and I've been scared ever since to cut bangs again.
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