SOCIAL MEDIA

08 January 2013

The Things People Say to their Hairdressers

 You can tell that taking pictures of myself is not my favorite activity.
Upon seeing a photo of me and Angel inside my desk, a client getting a haircut asked "Is your husband Dutch? Oh, Mexican? Is he very jealous? No? That's good. Mexican men are usually jealous."

A mid-50s guy getting a buzz cut: "I always used to hate it when my Dad cut my hair this short--but of course, he wasn't pretty like you are!"

I told an man with white hair who was considering coloring his hair, "There's nothing wrong with white hair! It looks good on you! Of course, I wouldn't want it on myself...."
His response: "Ah! You're a silver-tongued devil, aren't you!"

An elderly lady's response to getting a pre-treatment before we permed her hair: "Oh, you have to do that because of all the drugs I take, right? Yep, I'm a druggie! I'm as high as a kite! heeheehee!"

On the 21st of December, a man walks in for a haircut, wearing a three-piece suit and tie. When asked where he was going that required such formal attire, he responded, "I decided to dress up for the Mayan apocalypse."

 Notice my clippers plugged in on the left side of my workstation. Apparently, on this day I was rebelling again unjust working conditions.

While I was cutting an elderly lady's hair, another client sat down in the chair next to where I was working, and started instructing his stylist, "Make sure you get the hair on my ears, and cut my eyebrows, and check my neckline really good..." and  on and on and on. So, what does my client say? "Well, my goodness, would you like a pedicure too?" I wanted to burst out laughing, but I managed to maintain a somewhat professional composure. "Some people," she continued, "are way too picky."

Gotta love it when a client starts saying the things that you're thinking, but are too polite to say.

And most recently, after I cut off a man's beard and he saw his whole face for the first time in thirty years, he grabbed me and kissed me on the cheek. That was very shocking, and I wouldn't normally condone such behavior in clients, but he also gave me a very good tip, so hey, I guess I can be bought.

And finally, there was also the lady who gave me advice/warnings for menopause.

I think this is a very good career for a blogger to have.

18 comments :

  1. Hilarious!! Your blog is so fun to read. Congrats on your ebook!! :)

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  2. That's hilarious! I had no idea people were so open to their hairdressers like that. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to read more!

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  3. HAHA wow!!! This totally makes me want to be a cosmetologist...also, is it weird that ISAIAH wants me to be a cosmetologist? I'm pretty sure he's told me at least 5 times over the last year that he thinks I should learn to cut hair, do nails, etc. I have no idea why he thinks this.

    That guy who decided to dress up for the apocalypse...too much!

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  4. Haha all those quotes are super funny! It's amazing what people open up about.

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  5. hahaha that's awesome. People say strange things to their nurses as well. As Angel has probably told you!

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  6. I call my hair stylist my "hair bitch" thank god she knows me. But I love going because it's never short of a soap opera and mostly gossip among them being mad at each other.

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  7. That's hilarious. What a good career to have as a blogger (and as a reader... I get to enjoy all the laughs!) What would we do without crazy people?

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  8. I'd imagine it's perfect for blogging! So many interesting stories! I don't get that in leasing apartments. :)

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  9. These are too funny! I agree...you have a great profession for a blogger. I have actually thought of doing it, but I am too afraid to give someone a bad haircut and/or deal with picky customers.

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  10. LOL, is ear hair cutting included in a hair cut? I had no idea! Bless you, I could never do this job, lol.

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  11. I love the old lady with the pedicure comment and the "end of the world" guy would have made my day!

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  12. This is hilarious! I love the guy in the suit. At least he is classy at the end of the world :P

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  13. HAHAHAHA!!!!! Rachel, these are amazing! Please keep doing this. I love it. And I LOST it when I read "would you like a pedicure, too?" Just, perfect.

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  14. Dressing up for the apocalypse...that's awesome!

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