Tress Talk: How Do You Break Up With Your Hairstylist?

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Earlier today, my close friend posted this question on her Facebook page: "How do you break up with your hairstylist?"

The responses ranged from, "Just stop going to her salon," to "Tell her you simply need a change."  One responder hilariously commented, "If you're the lying type, just tell her you went natural." Ha!

The conversation made me recall a similar situation I found myself in many years ago. I had moved to a new city and was so excited that I finally found a stylist I loved. About a year later, she gave me a dreadful haircut. After seething over it for a few days and making an appointment with another stylist to fix my hair, I finally gave her a call to politely discuss the haircut with her. I told her I was unhappy about the style and asked her if she cut it so short because I had breakage (which I knew was NOT the case) or maybe there was some other reason. She claimed that she cut it into a "style" (a "style" that I did not ask for, mind you), was very apologetic and offered a refund, which I declined. I didn't care about the money, I just wanted to kindly express to her that it was not okay to get scissor-happy on folk's hair. I felt peace after the convo but never went back to her again because I didn't trust her anymore.

So this brings me to my question: Has something like this ever happened to you? How would you break up with your hairstylist? Take our poll and comment below!

How do you break up with your hairstylist?
I'd stop going to her without giving an explanation.
I'd give her a truthful explanation before never going back.
I'd make up an excuse to tell her before never going back.
Total votes: 205