Ok, so I went for a haircut today. There is this place in the centre of Swindon where ladies can get a haircut for 14 pounds only, and it’s really sensible one, so I always go there. Also, as my hair is naturally wavy and it’s doing it’s own thing it seems to me like it makes no sense to spend money on a sophisticated cut. But what is probably the most deciding factor is that I don’t always end up with the haircut I actually wanted in the first place. And it keeps happening to me, whether I go to a cheaper salon or to expensive one.
I mean, it’s ok if I have long hair and just want to ad some layers, but if I want to go from long to short the hairdresser will always end up manipulating me into keeping it mid length.
And you know what? I don’t even fight any more. I can imagine that, if they are so focused on that, it must be because they have experience of clients who went from long to short, didn’t like it, created argument and refused to pay. I try to be understanding, that’s why I don’t insist.
Let me say that again: I’m giving up on my chosen haircut so that the hairdresser didn’t get stressed! If that’s not empathy, then what is?