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What Do You Prefer to Be Called at the Salon?

While one of my friends was attending cosmetology school, she started chatting me up about a lesson they were learning about building rapport with their clients. First rule? Never refer to your client as a time, especially when they are within earshot. For example, shouting, "Sally, your 5:00 is here!" would be a bad thing. I get the concept, as it's a bit rude to be referred to as a number. But then the other day, I walked down to the new salon I've been going to over the past few months. After being greeted by the receptionist, she immediately got on the loudspeaker and blurted, "(Name of stylist), your client's here." I'm not sure why, but I found it to be a little unprofessional. Maybe it was just all of the shouting. When you hit up the salon, what do you prefer to be called? Are you OK with client, customer, and the like, or do you prefer to be called by your name?

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robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
I don't care what they call me, as long as there isn't shouting involved. So unnecessary and unprofessional.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
The receptionists don't know our names so they just tell my stylist their next appt is waiting on t he couch. My stylist calls his clients "Darling" though. It's kinda funny.
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
I don't really care either way, as long as my stylist recognizes me and calls me by my name when he sees me. I go to a salon with 15 stylists so I understand that the receptionists (there are two), see about 120-150 clients each day. Plus, I only interact with them for a minute or two while I'm checking in or making my next appointment. The part that would annoy me is the yelling. I worked at my friend's small salon for a few weeks while she was looking for a full-time receptionist and I would walk over to the stylist's booth and politely (and quietly)say, "Katie's here." That was a salon with a lot of regulars so most of the time they knew who I was talking about and if not, they'd check the computer before walking up to the lobby. Quick and easy and no one was offended.
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
hi snarkypants, i care because i'm a stylist. geez
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
:rotfl: Dana - I am with you! :)
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
I've been going to the same lady for about 10 years, so, we're on a first name basis. She has her own salon now, so it's not an issue.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I don't really care as long as I don't have to wait and the cut and color are great. I go to an one person shop so it's not an issue currently.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I don't care what they call me as long as I get in the chair at my appt. Time.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I don't mind. However, I have been going to my salon for a while, so they know me by my first name. I am a client to someone, so calling me their client is not an issue.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
who cares
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
I really don't care one way or the other. But my salon is so small (6 chairs total) that my stylist just sees me come in and says hello while she's finishing up who she's working on before me.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i probably wouldn't make a big deal of it either way, but i'd prefer to be called by my name, in general
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