Do you want to break up with your hair stylist because things aren’t working out?
Are you afraid your stylist will take it the wrong way?
Scroll down for the 4 Ways to Break up With Your Hairstylist.
1. Try not to insult them.
Most times our hair stylists are not just our stylists. There are also our confidant, therapist, and our friend. Breaking up with a stylist often means that you are at risk of losing more than just one person who does your hair. This is especially true if your stylist has been in your life for many years. Hairstylists tend to play multiple roles in many women’s lives.
With that being said, you want to make sure that you explain to them what’s not working while complementing their talents. For example, do you have a stylist who tends to never get your color right? Well, you can start by complimenting how pretty the color is, but it’s just not the desired shade you were looking for. Let them know how talented they are, but their talents just don’t seem to work for you. When you put it that way it makes perfect sense. Not every stylist will suit the needs of every client.
2. Be clear and specific.
Explain to your stylist what went wrong, and how you feel. Let them know that although you appreciate their effort and time, it seems like what you want may be different than what they’re used to providing. Again, you want to make it more about the service and your needs.Try not to speak in an accusatory tone. Never make your stylist feel like they lack talent. If you insult their talent, you may end up losing them as a friend.
3. Make sure you listen to what they have to say.
Most stylists will go the extra mile because they don’t want to lose a client. This is especially true if you’re a long-term client. They’ll say whatever they need to say in order to keep you. Make sure you listen to what they have to say. This will show your stylist that you respect them. Once they have said their piece, let them know that you heard what they were saying, but you think it is best if you try to find someone else who can satisfy your needs. Again, try not to insult your stylist, but just make it more about your needs and the fact that they haven’t been met.
4. Listen to your instinct and be firm.
There are plenty of horror stories out there about the issues women face when they give their hairstylist too many chances. For example, some women have gotten relaxers and by the end of the service they lost most of their hair or they had scabs. Other women have received unblended haircuts, and some even had weaves installed by their stylists, and now they have bald spots. There are so many occurrences of stylists not performing the service in the manner that the client desires. Gurus, it is one thing to give your stylist multiple chances if you did not like the look they gave you. It is another thing if your stylist is negatively impacting your health. You must be firm and tell the stylist what you believe is best for you.You know yourself better than anyone. No stylist can argue with that.
The only time you should really be concerned about trying to break up with a stylist in a nice way is if you plan on keeping that individual round in the future or if you want to end on good terms. If you are a woman who is very upset with your stylist, and you have no intention of staying friends with them – you do not need to follow a nice approach. In that case, just be honest and blunt about how you feel.
This article is for the woman who doesn’t want to ruin a relationship with their stylist, but they know continuing to be their client is not working out. Overall, it is really about how you say it, your word choice, and not using an accusatory tone. If you stick to these tips, you most likely you will not have any issues with maintaining a cordial relationship with your stylist. Hopefully, by following these steps your stylist will understand and you both can move on.
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