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Why Do Hairdressers Decide Our Hairstyles

Updated on February 15, 2019
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Its a well known fact that Hairdressers have a mind of their own when it comes to cutting!

Do we as the customer have to be exact about how much we would like cut off?

Exactly what I said when my hairdresser had left!!!!
Exactly what I said when my hairdresser had left!!!! | Source

The Cut

Why is it that hairdressers do the exact opposite to what you want them to do, I wonder....

O.K, so I phone the her after six months and ask if she could fit me in for a cut. "Yes she replies, Im not busy at the moment, January is always so quiet".

Great I say, we arrange for the home visit a few days later and as promised she turns up ready to give me a cut.

She asks me what I would like done (I'm sure I explained on the phone that I would like a cut but nevermind!).

I explain that I would like 1inch cut off of my lovely long locks and perhaps a few long layers put in.

No problem she says, and away we go. I'm busy discussing everything that has been going on with my life since her last visit and she is responding happily whilst cutting my hair.

She then asks me to lower my neck slightly so that she can check the length at the nape of my neck, of course I do as she asks and I lower my neck to see my wooden floor boards are covered in hair! When I say covered I mean covered at least a carrier bag full of my hair!

I shreiked and said " What have you done, where is my hair!!!!????" I put my hands through my hair and it's gone, she has cut it really short and I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

She gasped and said Im so sorry I have got carried away!

My hair is in the same style now as the Princess Di cut, o.k, I love that cut but I really was not ready to go short!continues to apologize but all I can think is what is my husband going to say? He absolutely loved my locks, I really did not know what to say to her so I pretended that it was fine (being the good customer, but inside I was shreaking with anger) paid her and sent her on her way with her dreaded scissors.

I can only think that where she has been so quiet she was really enjoying her work!

The Husband

After spending a few hours or so trying to do something with my little bit of hair that I had left, I decided that yes it was fine and my hubby would love it.

I pack on a little more make up, put some earrings and lipstick on and wait patiently for his return home from work.

As he enters the lounge he shouts as he normally does "ola! hows my pretty girl" he's referring to our 14 year old golden retriever dog, however I respond like I normally do " I'm fine, are you ready for a surprise?", "Oh, I forgot you were having your hair cut today, are you pleased with it?" he responds.

I think to myself no point in responding let him see for himself, with the dog barking insanely like she does when he arrives home, I manouevre my way stepping over her and into the lounge and just give the biggest smile that I can and wait for his response....

Well, talk about shocked he looked at me and said "who are you?" I just burst out laughing and said I think the hairdresser was bored and wanted some practice!

The end to my tale is this, when you are having your hair cut I believe it is totally and utterly necessary to be specific! otherwise like me hair is no return!!!!!

By the way, hubby loved it!

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Oh my!
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© 2012 Trudy Cooper


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    • tlcs profile imageAUTHOR

      Trudy Cooper 

      4 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      poetryman6969, it definitely is a thing that us women worry about!

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      4 years ago

      Didn't realize this was a thing. Makes you wonder how they get repeat business.

    • RTalloni profile image


      4 years ago from the short journey

      I've given up trying to be totally and utterly specific, and I'm on the verge of checking on how to cut it myself. At least I'll have no one else to blame in the end! So glad your experience turned out delightfully. :)

    • Cherylann Mollan profile image

      Cherylann Mollan 

      4 years ago from India

      Hi tlcs! So true. Sometimes hairdressers can give you graver nightmares than spirits and the likes! Something that I always do is keep mum when getting my hair cut because I fear the hairstylist will chatter away to glory and give me a totally scary cut! It hasn't always helped, but sometimes, it has. :)

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      7 years ago from US

      I take pictures with me and still never get what I want. I know I have the worst luck of anyone!

    • tlcs profile imageAUTHOR

      Trudy Cooper 

      7 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      Well, will see... its early days yet and al lot of practice is needed to get the style right, hey ho! Thank you anyway.

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      bell du jour 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Hi TLCS, I really loved your story. This has happened to me, and to most of us I'm sure! We have an idea in our head of which way we want our hair but the hairdresser has their own idea. Glad it turned out ok in the end:-)



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