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Have You Ever Had to Blow-Dry Your Hair at the Salon?

There was a salon near a former apartment of mine that carried this particular brand of shampoo I liked, so every few months I'd pop in to restock. While the salon had a modern appeal and the stylists seemed up on the latest trends, I couldn't get past the fact that they had a special blow-dryer room for those who didn't want to pay the extra fee to have their hair dryed and styled. Say what?

First off, I'm always turned off when a salon doesn't include the price of a blow-dry in the cost of service. Isn't that the perfect way for a stylist to showcase her work? Plus, I've always found the best cosmetologists to be the ones who offer product and styling tips as they're styling the hair. Have you ever had to blow-dry and style your own hair at the salon — or wouldn't you even step foot in this type of establishment by principle?

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Allytta Allytta 7 years
no, but I love the idea. I hate when my hair has just been cut and they put the hairdryer right ontop of my thin ends and blast the heat up.
eneriyma eneriyma 7 years
Never dried my own hair, but half the time I leave with wet hair to let it dry naturally, as that's how I usually dry my hair and it's easier to see what the style looks like. I have my stylist blow it out if I want to wear it straight that day.
dootsie dootsie 7 years
I'm sorry, but wtf? How am I supposed to know what my hair looks like unless you're going to blow dry it? I'm not just going to walk out the door with wet hair and hope that it looks like what I wanted!
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 7 years
Also, I have thick hair, and A LOT of it, so if I had to blow dry myself, it would do nothing but p*ss me off. The reason I go to the salon is so I don't have to do it myself.
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 7 years
This is fascinating to me! I just started going to a fancier salon (after using the same stylist for 10 yrs) and my new guy and all the other stylists in the shop blowdry their clients hair. And I've seen him have at least 4 other people waiting to get their hair done as well. Also, my old stylist would either have the wash person do it, or do it herself. I cannot imagine paying a lot of money and having to do some of my hair by myself.
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 7 years
I think it's rude for a stylist to leave the customer with wet hair. Honestly you will not know how the cut or color is going to turn out until it is dry. It's better to have the customer see the finished product before leaving the salon...that way if she/he has issue with it, it can be addressed immediately.
christinapeeples christinapeeples 7 years
thats ludacris! everytime i get my hair done,, the blowdrying comes with the whole style,, i would pick somewhere else to get it done!
smallbee smallbee 7 years
having someone else blowdry my hair is my favourite part! it's such a treat... so i would def not go someplace where it wasn't included.
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 7 years
Wow, I've never even heard of that before....
suzpuz suzpuz 7 years
I definitely don't think it's a problem if you have to blowrdry your own hair, if you are aware of the fact up front. I am a bit biased, because I manage an upscale salon in the city. Our stylists all charge different prices,some charge extra for a blowdry, some don't. The stylists who do charge extra for blowdry's never do it during a haircut service, only color services. The reason they do charge is for their time (if they weren't blowdrying your hair, they could be making more money doing another client's color). Most of the time ppl end up drying their own hair is because a client is desperate to get in for their color and the only possible way to make it work is to forgo a blowdry, which people are usually happy to sacrifice. But I definitely think it's rude if you show up for an appointment and aren't aware you are gonna have to do it yourself.
sham28 sham28 7 years
If I'm getting an actual cut/style, I go to my salon and aa blowdry is included. If I'm getting a trim I go somewhere cheap and avoid blowdrying (I try not to heat-syle as much as possible).
mek123 mek123 7 years
My stylist has always dried my hair for me; sometimes does a dry cut but I can't image paying for a haircut and it NOT including the blow dry.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
No, but sometimes I wish I could. The place that I go to always does it super carefully and it takes forever, when I'd just rather just blow dry it myself in five minutes (because, honestly, it doesn't require much effort) and have the extra 30-45 minutes to do what I want.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
The salon and spa that I worked at in college (as a receptionist) charged extra for blow dry and style. A lot of people skipped on the blow dry to save time/money. I would do the same. I'd rather not sit for an extra 20 min. and pay an extra $20 (yes, the blow dry is an extra $20). Especially b/c I hate when places use a lot of product and really blow it out. I like my hair w/ little to no product and I wear it naturally straight.
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
yeah yogaforlife, a lot of times stylists cut more after blowdrying. i cant imagine letting a client go without seeing the final product. i cant do the finishing touches without it being styled first!! so whoever lets their client leave with wet hair had better be very confident in their skills!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
That's never happened to me before but if I was getting it cut by a student or super cheaply, I'd expect that to happen or pay extra for a blowdry.
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 7 years
Wow, I didn't know shops didn't include it in the price. The salon I go to, it's included
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