Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hair Trauma

I have had a miserable week at work and home, and it was topped off by a poodle perm. :o(

My intention was to get a spiral perm, and I envisioned lovely, loose corkscrew curls. Hah! What I got looks like the perms my mom used to give me when I was a teenager in the 70's, which for then was an okay look. But not for now.

Next comes major whining and venting, so if you don't want to hear my hair woes, scroll down and see my Swan Lake - Mystery Stole progress. Much happier stuff.

The jerk who gave me this mess, and his name is Chris Thomas and I will never never go back to him to say the least, was first of all 30 minutes late showing up to the salon. Then, he cut someone else's hair before me, so I'm now an hour late getting started. So he rolls me up, and while doing that took a call from a friend, and he told them he would take a break in an hour and come see them then. Okay, cue the horror music. After he finishes rolling my hair, he abandons me to his shampoo girl to process my hair. She puts the stuff on my hair and disappears. Twenty minutes later I'm getting ready to go find her, and she shows up. My hair takes a perm very fast and easily, and doesn't require that long to process. She unrolls me, sends me back to Chris' station to wait for him. Ten minutes later I go looking for him, very pissed off. The guy at the desk says they can't reach him on his cell. So I leave, with my hair wet and not even combed out. And to top that off, he cut my bangs uneven.

I went home and immediately shampooed and conditioned it. No relaxation whatsoever. I put deep conditioner on it yesterday and today, and still tight poodle curls. I am so very unhappy with this shitty perm. It looks awful. I left a message for him, but he hasn't had either the professionalism or the balls to call me back yet. I am thinking about getting it straightened back out.

This is the first time I have ever had a hair stylist bail out in the middle of a perm. In my book he is an insensitive, uncaring, unprofessional, piece of shit.


Rissa said...

Oh, no!!!!! I can NOT believe it...I am shocked and horrified! I can not IMAGINE what happened. I am SOOO sorry. He has always been so good to me. :-(

Chanda in Mississippi said...

Bless your heart! I have a great stylist if you need to find someone to fix it.

coral-seas said...

This is aweful. I had a similar experience when I was younger. My mum made me go back to complain, which I did not want to do. I felt very uncomfortable at first but it was the right thing to do. Go into the salon so that they can SEE your bad perm AND your distress.

Mine was so brittle from the perm there was no option but to cut it dead short and wait for it to regrow. It didn't make my hair grow any faster, but hearing them acknowledge their mistake and receiveing an appology helped me loose some anger.

Good luck, CA