When you sit down in your stylist chair to get a haircut and they say "so how are we cutting your hair today?" DONT SAY SHORTER! It's the most annoying thing ever! We know you want your hair shorter! That's why you're here. We can't cut it longer!!! So if you know that you want a 2 on the sides and finger depth on top, say it!
When we ask how you want you hair cut don't tell us how you style it. That's not what we asked you!
Also, saying "trim" means nothing! I have seen "trims" where the people get 7 inches cut and "trims" where it's 1/4 inch.
"It doesn't matter, just cut it how you want" "you're the professional" We are professional. We also could shave your head and not care. So if you want hair when we're done, tell us. "Sure" is not an answer, it's an evasion! "Just cut it the same as last time" WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT WAS!
Let's talk about talking on your phone. RUDE!!! We are trying to cut your hair. Being on the phone and acting like we are the rude one makes me want to cut your ear.
If we are not done with your haircut please don't ask us if we are going to leave it like that. We're not done! If we move you or the chair dont move back. We put you there for a reason. If we do ask you how you style it please don't tell us the product you use. We don't care if it's gell or clay or wax. we want to know the style.
Don't say you're not picky and then question everything we do. It's okay if you're picky. Don't lie to our faces! Also, don't tell me your haircut is quick and easy. Do you cut hair? No? Then how do you know!?
Saying "oh you know" is also something that is annoying! NO WE DON'T KNOW!!! THATS WHY WE ARE ASKING YOU!!! We see so many people everyday. I personally average about 400 haircuts a month. Every person with out fail does one or more of these things. Please know what you want when you come in. If you can, bring a picture. It makes our lives so much easier. Also really look at the picture. If you have thin straight hair don't bring a picture of someone with thick curly hair saying you want that. This is a comb, not a wond! We do what we can but don't expect the impossible. If you don't know and want our advice, listen and answer our questions. We are trying to help you. Not attack you.
If you have gell in your hair, expect to pay the $2 for a shampoo. If you have an itch let us know. If you move and we aren't expecting it you should expect to lose more hair than you want. Never Ever EVER use the cape to get hair off your face. That is gross! Pull your hand out from under the cape.
I am going to let you all in on a secret. There are only 7 haircuts in the world. Long layers, short layers, elevated, graduated, clipper, vertical and blunt. That's it! There are all kinds of lengths you can have these cuts. There are many ways to style them. You can even mix and match the cuts on the same head of hair. There are still only the 7 cuts.
"I want length in the back to cover my neck but not a mullet" I'm sorry sir the definition of mullet is short on top and long in the back. I cut this "non-mullet" for this man and he was happy. It was a mullet. You can't have hair 4 inches in the back and 3/4 inch on top with out it being a mullet.
If you can avoid chewing gum when getting your hair cut. Please do so. If you must be chewing gum, please don't chew with your mouth open. I had a man sit in my hair that chewed like a cow and then started gagging when hair got in his mouth. I then started gagging. Not good. I also had a man in my chair that hadn't put his teeth in and was trying to chew his gum. That was one of the grossest things I'm ever seen.
A man walked in and asked for Flynn rider's haircut. He had his 3 little girls with him. He had grown the patch of hair on his chin and was now getting the haircut. His girls were so excited and kept saying he was the best dad ever. It was so cute.
One more thing before I end this rant. If the shop closes in 5 minutes and you come through the door please don't be mad if we are booked and can't take you. Please don't be mad if we just don't take you. We have been here for 10-12 hours and are tired. We have been here all day. We are open for 10-12 hours a day find time. Don't come in 5 minutes before close and ask for a 20 minute service. It's rude!
Thanks for reading my rant.