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"I'm late, I'm late!"

“I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say 'hello, goodbye,' I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!" -Rabbit Alice in Wonderland

I hear this often. Ok, not this specific statement, but clients are in a rush. I understand. It’s the modern world where we rush around with tongues on our chins. (A Ukrainian saying referencing to a dog panting) We live in a society spoiled by instant gratification. Trust me; I understand.

Understanding needs to be mutual for both parties to maintain a healthy and happy relationship. A hairdresser makes an appointment according to your request. Let’s say in this scenario the request is for a maintenance root retouch, face framing ‘beige’ highlights requiring a toner and a haircut blowdry. Simple and doesn’t break my back, but the requested appointment is 2.5 hours start to finish.

I have had clients half way through my foiling inform me they need to be at another appointment in an hour. (Give or take) Ummm…at this point, I can choose to not finish foiling and just allow you to process which could be 30-45 minutes. I am left with possibly 15-30 minutes for the toning and haircut blowdry.

Sure it can be done, but no one will be happy with the final result.

Again, I understand certain situations arise unexpectedly out of our control, but the purpose of this blog is to bring to light how to not make your hairdresser sweat profusely intentionally and unintentionally.

  1. At the time of making the appointment, ask what is the minimum and maximum time expected, so I can plan my day accordingly.

  2. If you made an error with your schedule, let us know up front before we start the service. Using the above referenced scenario, we would eliminate the foils + toning, and you would walk out happy and beautifully styled in time for your next appointment. I would also sleep well without wondering the outcome of your rushed hair care.

Easy peasy. You’re welcome.

We can accommodate, and we would appreciate the mini break to put our feet up with a peaceful mind. On the flip side, you will look forward to your next appointment not dreading the potential tension.


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