I had an appointment with a new stylist because my usual was no longer working there. When I came in I said I wanted exactly what I had before, to look at the hair growth and basically subtract 2 months. I said it was a style similar to a 1920s flapper. I thought I was specific enough. I thought we were on the same page, but we were not. When I started to question the cut it was too late, too much was cut so I told him to continue with his vision because I didn't know how to fix it myself. I got something completely different than I wanted, something that isn't me at all, and the cut is so short, the only way to change it is to make it a pixie cut which is too short for me. The stylist and I had a conversation at the end, and I showed him a picture of me with the cut I wanted. He replied "I'm glad you didn't show me that, because I wouldn't have done that cut anyways. I don't think it looks good." 1. I have been rocking that cut for 8 months and I loved it. 2. I asked you for something and you didn't trust my opinion 3. I went into an appointment where I was not going to get what I wanted, no matter what because of the stylist's ideals and to me that is what is most disheartening, it was a no win situation for me.
I wish I knew where the communication breakdown occurred, maybe I should have spoken up about every little detail about the cut. But if I did would the stylist have given me what I wanted? Would I have had to leave and make another appointment for someone else? If I knew it was going to be so different I would have liked to have discussed it with him. Basically I didn't understand the stylist, and he didn't understand me.
I love Aveda and I go to the location after I have some extra cash, and when I want my hair treated well. (This visit was the pre-birthday hair cut). Other than that my usual go to for touch ups is Fantastic Sams for 20 bucks, and they have never had a problem getting me back to the cut and length that I have wanted. I am disappointed I didn't go back to the consistent cheaper option.
I may only return when I want a completely different hair style, which won't be for awhile since I'll have to wait for my hair to grow for 1-2 months before it's similar to what I had.