How to break up with your hair stylist
Breaking up with your hair stylist can be a tricky situation. Do you know how to properly cut ties? (Photo courtesy of Heather Mason)
For many, the relationship with your hair stylist is topped only by a best friend, spouse or sibling. But what happens when the relationship has run its course and it's time to move on?
Angie's List has 5 tips to break up nicely. If your hair stylist just isn't cutting it, here's some advice on how to move on:
1. Realize that breaking up makes you more uncomfortable than the stylist.
2. Break the news gently and keep on point. If you're moving on because the stylist just wasn't following direction, say only that. No need to bring up her cell phone habits or personal flaws.
3. Write a break-up note to the hair stylist explaining that you’ve decided to transfer to a different hair salon, even if your new stylist is across town. That way, you’ll feel less awkward if you have a chance meeting. Be straightforward in your note, but kind, and be sure to say “Thank you,” for past good service.
4. Don’t lose your temper or snub your stylist or the salon owner - to their face or to your friends. You may want to use their services again someday and word can travel fast.
5. Simply consulting with a different hair dresser about new styles isn’t cheating. Maybe you don’t have to break up after all. Share those new ideas that intrigue you with your own stylist. He or she may appreciate a fresh perspective.