I came in for a hair cut and color after not having anything done to my hair for nearly two years or so. I asked my stylist to do a razor cut with lots of layers and some highlights. I even showed her a picture.
I ended up with a blowout and curtain bangs, looking like Keith Urban.... I didn't complain because I was in the chair for nearly 3 hours and really wanted to just get out of there. And she was clearly getting impatient because she had another appointment scheduled already.
Granted, she did a fantastic color job (hence the two stars and not one), but the cut was bad. Also, not worth $255 at all. I've gotten an excellent cut and color job done in Chicago for $175, but unfortunately, my usual stylist there is on hiatus, and I was getting impatient to get my hair done.
The stylist's attitude was "meh". Not much talking, which is really fine by me, but really didn't seem all too friendly. What was amusing to me, though, was at the end, when she followed me to the cashier and was clearly waiting for me to hand her a tip. I'm not against tipping at all, but I didn't know this salon only accepted check/cash tips. I told both the stylist and cashier that I'd be back and their tune changed from superficial friendliness to straight-up rude, "I could care less about you now" type of attitude, but nevertheless, I returned with her tip. The cashier told me she'd deliver my tip to the stylist and just looked at me with a demeaning attitude. I didn't like it at all and while I usually find instances like this hilarious, I just gave this salon over $300 of my money. For a style I'm not even completely satisfied with.
So no, never, ever again.
My advice is that the stylists probably shouldn't follow clients to the cash register. At least for me, it makes me feel uncomfortable like they clearly expect something from me.
Next time, I'll deal with my super long hair and go back to my stylist in Chicago....