WHERE TO START?!
I’ve been intensely ill for the past two weeks, so much so that my husband ended up taking the first week off work to take care of me. I’ve been completely unable to get out of bed. It’s been rough. The doctor says I have severe bronchitis combined with some sort of viral thing.
Right before this happened, last Monday (April 7th), I got the brilliant idea that I wanted to go blonde. My normal salon is closed on Monday so I read reviews and found a one-woman salon that seemed good. My husband called and she set up my appointment for 8:45 pm. I thought it was weirdly late but thought I was lucky she was willing to take me.
Let me just preface this by saying this turns into the Hair Drama of 2014.
She seemed really nice and I showed her my inspiration photo for the color blonde and another photo on how I wanted my bangs.
This is what I ended up with (photos taken at 2 am when I had gotten home, yes it took her 6 hours to do…this hot mess):
My bangs look much longer in the photo than they actually are. They don’t even reach my eyebrows unless I bust out my blow dryer and flatiron.
I had this weird “crown” of super dark brown hair and then the rest of it was yellow/orange.
I told her the entire time I was there that I was NOT happy, that the color was all wrong, that she completely screwed up my bangs, and all she would say in response is “well, it might take another session”. Now at this point, it’s 1:30 am and she tells me she can not do anymore for me because she has to be back at work the next morning and charges my card. The price online for all-over color / full foil highlight/hair cut was supposed to be $205. She charges me $300. No explanation for the $100 extra charge BEFORE charging my card.
At this point, I’m freaking out. I get in my car, call my husband bawling, and then drove home. He called the hairstylist back and she got extremely confrontational with him and rude, however, she agreed to re-do the color “only one more time” and we scheduled it for Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon rolls around and she contacts my husband twice, even more, confrontational than before… long story short she said she would never be able to make me happy and would give my money back. So my husband contacted my card and got the funds released to me right away.
I then called my normal salon, begged forgiveness for cheating, and for a fraction of the cost, have awesome hair again. She also trimmed my bangs so they aren’t as blunt and so that they will grow out properly.
Forgive me, I’m extremely sick in these photos (you can see the ice pack at my throat in the photo in the middle) but you can see the hair!
I figure I’ll either go even lighter for summer and then once I’m bored of that, go purple again or maybe even blue.