Human frailty is a given part of daily lives & forgiven as far as possible – but business takes money for service, so I expect courtesy on the telephone and in person- not to be barked at or patronised by the receptionist.
- The stylist, seemed a lovely man, as a pal, – BUT
as a hairdresser??! NO!
He left shampoo bubbles on my hair, ears & neck. THAT sloppy unprofessional treatment SHOULD have been my cue to leave.
(Detergent itches if not washed off & too many stylists seem unable to comprehend the instructions on the product. ‘’RINSE until water runs clear’‘)
I WISH I’d just left!! IF ONLY.
But for ONCE, I was just NOT in the mood to defend myself as I WAS HALF ASLEEP & had gone to the appointment to relax….., So I just let the bubbles dry, as an ordinary, sheep-like, typical uncomplaining customer would…. Sigh!. (MISTAKE to be tired in a salon!)
On arrival my hair was in it’s natural wavy state, – I explained I never use blow-dryers or straighteners nowadays as it effects the condition.
It’s NOT VERY
curly hair - just WAVY
in a Marilyn Monroe way,-
so it’s VERY EASY to cut in a straight line when only wet & combed flat, .
However, the stylist wanted to use straighteners & blow-dryers throughout the cut. - & as I’m an artist myself I allowed him creative expression — IF it helped him cut a better precision line at the back, I didn’t mind a ONE-OFF change,.
I asked very clearly, 100% CLEARLY, to PLEASE ONLY cut the BACK of my hair & to LEAVE the FRONT ALONE as I was growing it – thank you very much. I could NOT have been more distinct, polite OR MORE friendly!.
It’s not as if I asked the impossible. It’s really NOT HARD to LEAVE EXISTING front hair ALONE & JUST CUT THE BACK straight.
The stylist told me to relax….. and so I did…….BIG MISTAKE!!!…..NEVER, EVER RELAX with an unknown stylist!
……Lulled into a false sense of security…..enjoying the coffee….my mind drifted in conversation…..then.. BAM! !!
than a speeding bullet my front hair, which was below my cheekbones, was suddenly GONE GONE GONE
in a snip!!!!! FAR ABOVE
my eyebrows, literally 2 INCHES
above my eyebrows!
Think ‘Three Stooges’! Ironed flat, POKER STRAIGHT! When naturally dried it will stick up like a toilet brush.
Athough it’s not the first time I’ve been utterly violated by a hairdresser, nothing ever prepares me for that sense of shock & total confused bewilderment…..the inability to compute such a BREACH of TRUST between stylist and client —
You’re almost too STUNNED
to breath let alone speak, – & WHAT
is there left to say?
The clock CANNOT be turned back!!!
ALL you’ve EVER said in that salon has obviously been ignored ANYWAY! As if you’d been in a parallel dimension for 2hrs, talking to yourself only.
One CANNOT BELIEVE that YEARS of HAIR growth can be TRASHED so casually….& BY A STYLIST !?!
REELING in SHOCK – ..you question If you’d missed something….. – But we had an understanding, me & the stylist..?.. Didn’t we?!
It’s abuse, both mentally & physically when you are at your most vulnerable.
A scissor wielding stranger is next to your head & judging by the result of your hair, they may well be an escaped delusional out-patient
ANOTHER CLUE that SHOULD have made me RUN, was when a staff member uttered the immortal line to another client – “Hair grows back, ha ha” –
A) – It does NOT grow back FOR AGES!
B) – Clients should not have to spend ANY time AT ALL in trauma AFTER PAYING for a SERVICE to make their hair look BETTER. Clients should leave feeling GOOD with the haircut REQUESTED. & ALL the hair which they’d ASKED TO KEEP should still be ON THEIR HEAD, not on the floor
Shampoo residue is easy to wash off later.
BUT NEVER in my wildest fantasy could I have foreseen being STUCK for YEARS with the memory of Llongueras due to this MONSTROSITY on my head. I’M SICK OF SHODDY, arrogant ‘hairdressers’ who are verging on SADISTIC !
The BACK of my hair isn’t even straight! Botch job & feels fried by the straighteners
Years ago I successfully SUED a salon for a LESSER hair crime! But right now, I’m moving house and just do NOT have time or energy to do anything but get my hair fixed by someone competent..
I CANNOT recommend Llongueras Salon if you give even the tiniest damn about having the hair-style of YOUR choice. You CANNOT prepare for HOW BAD it can get!
You WILL cry.
IF ANYONE KNOWS a GOOD, precision BOB-cut hairdresser. PLEASE MESSAGE ME. *******
I WILL NEVER use a GROUPON hair deal again!!!
Or ANY deal for face & body treatments It’s too much of a lottery as to whether staff will be proficient, & I cannot emotionally or financially afford to play Russian Roulette with my hair & body which I have to see everyday!
From now on, I’ll go by personal referral & by asking people in the street for the name of their stylist