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Have You Ever Said to a Stylist, "Do Whatever You Want?" 2010-03-19 13:00:13

Have You Ever Said to a Stylist, "Do Whatever You Want?"

Based on the various conversations I've had with hairstylists over the years, there's nothing they like to hear more than these following four words: "Do whatever you want." It's such a liberating statement for both parties involved. The stylist gets to express his or her creativity, all while the client gets a truly customized treatment. A lot of you said you've had a stylist talk you into something you really didn't want, but I'm asking you this: have you ever told a stylist that she can do whatever cut or color she chooses?

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chequettex chequettex 7 years
I wanted to get a new haircut for myself as a reward for something I'd accomplished. I had a deep discount coupon to a fancy place. The stylist was young and she looked hip and stylish - I figured she might have some great ideas for my hair, so I told her to do whatever she wanted, just not go too short, i.e. above the shoulders. (It was a few inches below my shoulders.) SHE GAVE ME A MULLET. Why would you do that to someone??? I mean, it wasn't an all-out, totally-short-on-top mullet, but it was left long in the back & neck and everything else layered short... mulletized. This was 2007, by the way. My lover kinda liked it, said I looked like a rocker chick. Gee thanks.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Nope since a lot of stylist I frequent do not know how to style cut hair for $h!t. I know they make pretty good money and if they are passionate about hair, they would invest in class to do proper style cutting and coloring. Well what can you do? *shrugs*
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 7 years
I might say it with limitations. i.e. "Do whatever you want as long as it is a certain length," or "do whatever you want but keep it blond."
deanna024 deanna024 7 years
I got to a point 4 years ago where I didn't care. I had shoulder-length hair. I went to a new stylist, sat down, and said, do whatever you want. Even if you want to shave it all off, I don't care. I ended up with my short pixie-ish haircut, which I love. Best decision ever, I get complements constantly. All because I was OK with giving up control to someone else.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
When I'm in the mood for a change and didn't know quite what I wanted, I've told my stylist to do whatever she thinks will look good on me, usually I'm pleased with the result.
Rouge14 Rouge14 7 years
I did and I was very happy with the result, it was a refreshing change of style for my hair, but I only told this to a hairsytlist I knew very well and was sure I could trust 100%, I would never let anyone else do whatever they like with my hair.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I'm in the middle of that now. I walked in to the salon and told the stylist, "My hair is short. I want it long. I don't want it to look terrible in that in-between stage. Fix, please?" I go to her every two months for a trim, a re-shape, and some new styling ideas. It's awesome! I'd done that twice before, and both times, I ended up looking gorgeous but paying a ridiculous amount of money. If hair didn't grow, I'd say those super expensive cut/dye/highlight jobs were worth it, but I couldn't afford the maintenance. :/
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Yes and it didn't end well. I ended up with super short layers all over my head. Reminded me of the Brady mom's haircut.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Just once. Now I have a tuft (not bangs, mind you, which is what I believe she was going for). A tuft, such as that experienced when you are 5 and get gum stuck in your hair. Never again.
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 7 years
Well, I let my hair guy fix my former stylist's bad cut job, and I didn't really tell him what to do. That's as close as I'll get to saying "do what you want."
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
I intend to do that on my next trip to the salon. :) I haven't cut my hair since January last year. They could shave my head and I'd probably love it. Soo sick of my hair.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 7 years
i ended up with choppy uneven bangs.. took forever to grow out too!
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
No. I always have something in mind that I want. However, I trust my stylist and she is so great that if I did tell her this, I know I'd be pleased with the outcome. The only thing that would upset me is if she cut too many inches off of my waist-length hair. :P
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Yes. Pretty much every haircut.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Sort of. When I had short, precision haircuts, I would come in with a picture of a haircut I wanted. The picture may show the front and sides. For the back, I would leave it up to the stylist. I've gotten some very cool styles for the back (precise, asymmetrical looks, graduated back that flattered my neck, etc.). Basically, I decided on my entrance (how my haircut looked from the front), and the stylist decided my exit (how my haircut looked from the back). I've gotten some amazing haircuts.
kayepants kayepants 7 years
I regularly tell the stylist to choose - it's so easy to be disappointed when you come in with ideas and the end result doesn't measure up.
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