It's a nice way to sit in one spot for a few hours without being asked to wipe anyones bottom.
You might be lucky enough to enjoy a coffee and drink it all before it gets cold. You might even be lucky enough to engage in an adult conversation without being interupted. And if you're REALLY lucky your hairdresser might have those lovely massage chairs which may help you engage in a little midday siesta.
Up until now, I have not been regular visitor to the hairdresser. I used to cut my hair myself. Having very curly hair - it's actually quite easy to do this. You can't see any errors, the curls hide it nicely. It's not until now that I see so many grey hairs that I realise I need to go more frequently. I have vowed to go to the hairdressers and give those greys a seeing to. You know. To avoid confronting the fact that I am GETTING OLD. Which is actually quite devastating in itself.
That last part of the customer/hairdresser relationship - The Blow Dry makes me a bit ancy.
Let me tell you why. I have NEVER met a hairdresser who knows how to blow dry curls nicely. When they learn their skill and they undertake Curly Hair 101, I am pretty sure the manual writes that the procedure to dry curly hair is to make it as boofy as possible. Make it fizz and fuzz. Comb that curl right out baby. Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. But worse. Get the hair to fuzz out as much as possible and you have done your job.
I will never pay for my hair to be blow dried because I end up looking like Fuzzy the Fuzzball from Fuzzland. Dear Hairdresser - Frizzies are bad. Tame that curl, get the curls to stay together. It's not 1984 and I'd prefer I didn't look like I just rolled out of the nearest Rollerskating rink.
And what's funny is. They say "ta daaa". When they have finished and add "See. Not frizzy at all". And I'm like...... WHAT!! Are you for real? If that isn't frizzy, show me what is! Have you gone nuts!? Then I realise it's not their fault. They were brainwashed at Hairdressing school.
So I never have my hair blow dried curly. I always ask for them to blow dry it straight or just leave it. Which is kind of annoying.
Do you suffer from hairdresser anxiety. Do you tell your hairdresser when they've done a shitty job?