View Full Version : Salon Cheapskate

05-27-2015, 01:19 AM
Went to a beauty academy to get my hair done when this, ahem, lady comes in. She's got shoulder length hair in shades of color from fried wheatstraw on the top front to a deep dark brown in the back, with lovely hues of burnt orange in between. Basically, she's used box colors so many times that she's fried her hair and wants them to help fix the color to a single shade without having to cut her hair down to the roots.

Now anyone who's ever colored their hair on a regular basis knows that if you screw up your haircolor it takes hours in the chair with a stylist to fix it. Most places will charge at least $150 for color correction because of the time and materials it takes to do it right.

Anyway, she's there for four hours with two student stylists and an instructor working on her, and she's a total bitch the whole time, making snarky comments about the girls, their skills, and how long it was taking. The instructor even had to stop and give the lady what for about her attitude.

Well, when everything was said and done, and her hair was a more natural, very nice shade of brown, the lady started complaining about the $120 bill. She managed to argue them down to $65, a staggering discount for the service she just received, but she wasn't done yet. Oh no, this is when she got really sucky.

She whipped out a 50% off coupon!!! :eek:

I couldn't believe that the salon accepted it! I think they were just sick of her by that point and wanted her to GTFO. But wait, there's more!

She didn't tip any of the people who worked so long and hard on her hair. Not even at the discounted rate. :mad::censored:

Man, there are two groups of people you just do not mess with: the people who handle your food and the people who style your hair. Both can seriously ruin your day!

Sapphire Silk
05-27-2015, 03:11 AM
I hope they ban this bitch :flame:

05-27-2015, 03:38 AM
Better yet, let the other stylists around know what she did. She'll be screwed the next time she fries her hair. What a bitch!!!

05-27-2015, 03:45 AM
This was a beauty academy, so there were a good dozen students who saw how she was treating these girls. I'm betting that they'll all remember her should they meet her in their future careers. Word got around quick about how she stiffed the girls on the bill.

05-27-2015, 01:30 PM
It's likely she went to a "beauty academy" because she figured it would be cheaper.

Unfortunately, she raised enough of a stink that she was right...

05-27-2015, 01:37 PM
She's damn lucky that they only originally billed her $120 and that they were able to fix the mess she had made. I've heard horror stories from hair stylists I've known over the years where people have damaged their hair so much that not even protein fillers would stick in order to help hold the new colour. Frankly they should have just shaved her head and be done with it, especially in light of how much of a bitch the customer was.

05-27-2015, 03:31 PM
I couldn't believe that the salon accepted it! I think they were just sick of her by that point and wanted her to GTFO.I think you're right about that, EE.

05-28-2015, 02:31 AM
I guess they also thought she was an object lesson for the students: "You, too, may someday have to deal with this during your career. Here's how you handle it."

05-28-2015, 10:34 AM
She's a very charming lady. Let's hope she never comes back.

05-28-2015, 04:21 PM
She's a very charming lady. Let's hope she never comes back.

Something tells me if she does her experience won't be the same...:rolleyes:

Why is it I suspect she has to go to a different salon every time because she acts like this and doesn't dare go back?

05-28-2015, 05:51 PM
The fact they were even able to fix her hair after she ruined it so damn badly should have merited a goddamn 30% extra charge on top of the original $120 bill tbh. That shit takes so much time to fix!

I've had to get my own hair fixed once, cost me $200. Mines wasn't too bad - I needed to go from black to blonde to purple with a chin length hair, and it took hours. I was more than happy to pay since my stylist is frankly the best I've ever seen with unusual colour. But that's the thing - you expect that sort of thing when you're going to regularly change your hair colour. Bitching and moaning just guarantees you're gonna have a half-assed job done, and that your stylist will NEVER work with you again. I've seen women thrown out of my regular place for pulling stunts like this lady did.

Betting that lady is never going back there whether she wants to or not. Agreeing with Eltf too - she sounds like she's the sort of person that has to find a different place each time due to her snotty attitude.

05-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Something tells me if she does her experience won't be the same...:rolleyes:Assuming she is allowed there in the first place.Why is it I suspect she has to go to a different salon every time because she acts like this and doesn't dare go back?More likely she's banned...I certainly would.

05-28-2015, 08:26 PM
I had to get my hair fixed once, too. It was the salon's fault, though, so they didn't charge me, which was nice of them. They tried a dark golden blonde shade on my hair, and it turned pumpkin orange! :eek: So, went back the next day and they re-dyed it light brown. Still, mistakes happen, life goes on. Don't be an ass and you'll be welcomed back.

05-30-2015, 10:09 AM
Still, mistakes happen, life goes on. Don't be an ass and you'll be welcomed back.
Exactly. This is why I was there long enough to see the whole thing. The student who did my highlights didn't put the foils in tight enough so I had about half an inch of root showing. I was polite about it, but I insisted that I didn't want to leave looking like I already had three months of regrowth, so they were fixing their mistake (for free). Good attitudes got all involved a 20% tip -- each, since usually the students have to split any tips.

But Mooncat, I sincerely hope they weren't teaching the students that caving to unreasonable demands by the customer who has already consumed your services is how to do business. A quick call to the cops for theft of services is more appropriate.

05-31-2015, 04:03 AM
Why not

A. go over the pricing beforehand to ensure everyone is clear on it (make them sign something.
B. Firmly state "no, the price is X, as you agreed to. Please pay or I will be forced to contact the police."

06-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Wow. she was a beyotch. I get partial highlights. About every three months or sooner if my grays start poking through! Cost to me, at a "normal" salon, aka not beauty academy, is $120, which includes the haircut. In the area I'm in, that's a pretty good price. So for what they did, 120 for that is pretty decent. she really had some nerve to complain, and then expect the coupon! i hope she doens't come back. even if she does, and the students arfe not there, the instructor will remmber her, i'm sure!

Lace Neil Singer
06-03-2015, 10:56 AM
My salon would have called the police on someone who acted like that. There's no point in letting such people have their way just to get rid of them cuz it just gives them a green light to keep on acting the bitch. I think that Mrs Bitchy McBitch would have changed her tune had the police arrested her for theft.

06-03-2015, 07:38 PM
If they had called the cops, I'd have had video to share with y'all. :devil:

06-05-2015, 03:07 PM
What a horrible woman to treat students that way. They are trying to do something with their lives and cement a decent career for themselves, and its customers like her, who do nothing but bitch, snark and generally be rude, that might knock a student's confidence so much that they then think they're no good, and quit. I mean, it's horrible to treat ANYONE that way, but this is a whole new level of low for me. I am really glad that others saw this vile woman treat the girls like that, and hope that she's banned from every salon. I mean, judging from the myriad of colours her hair was, she probably styles her own hair because she thinks she can do it better. Lady's deluded LOL.

06-05-2015, 10:29 PM
I agree. I mean, the girl who was doing my hair messed up the foils and was practically in tears she was so embarrassed by the mistake. I just let her know that if it was that vital for it to be done right the first time I'd have gone to a full-fledged salon with an expert of twenty years who charges $200. I had the time and the patience and they fixed it without melting my hair so it was all good. And I tipped her well for keeping it together and pressing on. It was a learning experience for her, no harm done.

06-09-2015, 01:59 AM
30 dollars for four hours of work?

What a horrible person!