The Cut

I am embarrassed to say it has been 8 months since I had a haircut, that is until today! One of the main reasons has been because my hair dresser for 9 years only works weekdays. Since I am a SAHM and my family only has one vehicle, it is too difficult for me to get to the salon during the week. It was convenient when I worked and my salon was only a mile away, I could schedule cuts during my lunch break. Anyway, this morning I put my son down for his nap and left my husband on daddy duty.

The other evening when I was at The Florida Mall, I noticed Salon Cielo had a sign indicating $30 for a cut and blow dry. Not a bad deal for a salon that uses Aveda products. I couldn’t take advantage of the sale then because my toddler wasn’t cooperating and I didn’t have the heart to leave him with my husband to deal with.

The sale sign was on display this morning, so I walked into the busy salon. I was informed the wait was at least an hour, and if I wanted to take advantage of the $30 walk-in special, then I’d have to actually walk up and ask for it. The clerk literally told me to come back by in an hour to see if anyone could take me as a walk-in. I found that to be rather bizarre. She also said for the regular $40 rate, my name could be penciled in for the next stylist so I would definitely be the next customer assisted. I let her pencil my name in because I had no desire to walk around the mall for an hour, but then I chickened out.

As I mentioned, I have been going to the same stylist at Salon Salon for 9 years and I love her! The thought of having a stranger chop on my locks freaked me out a bit (especially when I took a look around the salon). Call me a snob or whatever, but I have been pampered when it comes to salons. So what did I do? I high tailed it out of the Florida Mall and immediately called Salon Salon. I asked for a stylist who is at the same level as my usual girl and they were able to schedule me right in. I drove to Lake Buena Vista and my panic soon began to subside as I walked into my familiar place. Yes, my haircut cost $55 before tip; however, I found a great stylist who has hours that work with my life.

I am glad I didn’t “cut” corners and go to a salon just because they had a special going on. I am a firm believer in “you get what you pay for” and I already know from experience that Salon Salon hires talented stylists. Their customer service is top notch and I felt at ease the moment I walked in. My hair is shorter than I had anticipated but that is because it was in bad shape thanks to my 8 months of procrastination! But, it is healthy and has style!

Are you also particular when it comes to your hair stylist or salon? Please tell me I’m not alone!

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5 Thoughts to “The Cut”

  1. Briana

    Well, I’m not that particular about the salon that I go to, but then again, I don’t iron my sheets either (I’m just kiddin’ with ya!). I often salon hop; however, I have had the bad haircut to prove it. There is one salon in the mall here that I love. It is an Aveda salon and no matter who has done my hair there, it always turns out great! I am actually due for a haircut any day now, so as soon as my mom is able to come back and help me with the girls, I will be getting it chopped again! Oh, and we need to see a pic of your new ‘do!

  2. Joyce

    I have one stylist I go to here in Winchester at Headlines and even when I lived in Fredericksburg for the past 9 years I travelled up here to get my hair cut. I tried a few places in F’burg but always came out with uneven hair and very unhappy. So I’m very happy to be back in the same area as my hairdresser and able to go whenever I need to.

  3. Jennifer

    I went to Salon Salon in LBV for a few years then found a great stylist that did my hair for almost 5 years. He did a great job, but it took forever and he got on my nerves. I stuck with him far too long out of fear that I wouldn’t find anyone else I liked as much. I recently tried out the new Salon Salon on Sand Lake by Whole Foods. LOVE THEM!!! My new stylist is amazing!!! Thanks for reminding me that I need to make an appointment.

  4. Oh how you are NOT alone in this! I’m a stylist by trade for 20yrs now. I haven’t worked in a salon in over 10yrs, since I became a SAHM. I used to cut my own hair because I was to afraid of find someone I could trust. It’s scary for stylists too especially when you move to a new state where you know anyone! I did venture out and tried 3 different salons over the past 2yrs. The first I absolutely HATED. The second was The Sanctuary Salon in Windermere, FL. I really liked Kurtis but he traveled a lot doing hair shows over seas. So I found someone new in Winter Garden, FL. whom I love too. But again I only go every 6-7 months because I’m growing my hair back out, so I can again cut it myself because $55 for me is hard to swallow! 🙂 So I feel your pain!

  5. Oh how you are NOT alone in this! I’m a stylist by trade for 20yrs now. I haven’t worked in a salon in over 10yrs, since I became a SAHM. I used to cut my own hair because I was to afraid of find someone I could trust. It’s scary for stylists too especially when you move to a new state where you don’t know anyone! I did venture out and tried 3 different salons over the past 2yrs. The first I absolutely HATED. The second was The Sanctuary Salon in Windermere, FL. I really liked Kurtis but he traveled a lot doing hair shows over seas. So I found someone new in Winter Garden, FL. whom I love too. But again I only go every 6-7 months because I’m growing my hair back out, so I can again cut it myself because $55 for me is hard to swallow! 🙂 So I feel your pain!

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