This is kind of a vent...but it is so weird and silly that it makes me LAUGH! I've known for years that the hairdressers in my area can be difficult. Perhaps the clients can as well... The hairdresser that normally does my hair messed up very badly recently. (it was a haircut). She costs a little more than others,, so I am particularly NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. I have one side that looks a lot different than the other side and it takes me (get ready for this) an HOUR now to blow dry my hair due to the choppiness/layers (which I did NOT want). When I did my color a few weeks later with her and complained about the cut, she acted "indifferent." Ok, so this didn't sit well with me at all. So, I asked around and was told about a talented hair dresser at another salon and thought I would try him. I had an appointment. this afternoon. He is kind of near my home and very near where I work part time. Early this morning he cancelled (left a message) and said it was an emergency, but he should have time tomorrow and to call the salon. He was super polite and apologized. I have been calling the salon to re-schedule and no one has answered my call. So, today after work, I stopped by the salon to see if he had any openings later this week and the receptionist was acting "weird." After chatting for awhile, she tells me that he cancelled my afternoon appointment today because he didn't have anyone for a few hours before my appointment and he couldn't be bothered to wait. Then she described him as a selfish man and that he just does what he wants. She was very negative....Mind you, I have never been to this salon and was a brand new potential customer. So....I said that I wasn't sure if I wanted to make another appointment and gently backed out the door. It's been awhile since my last hair cut...a little longer than ususal. I called my regular person, spoke to her nicely, but firmly telling her that I was making another appointment...but she was NOT to rush doing my hair because I was unhappy recently and I expected her to do a good job. She said she understood, promised not to rush this time, was polite and appropriate. I have another appointment with her this week. Anyway, it was a VERY WEIRD experience! But, I think in the end...I was fortunate that the receptionist was sooooo crazy honest with me and it is likely to turn out fine (going back to my usual person). (On the other hand, one could say that perhaps this receptionist REALLY has it out for this hairdresser!) I think delaying making the appointment and talking to her has to help. It's ashame that the prices alone doesn't do the trick. But honestly, this is the last chance. Am I the only one that has weird experiences at the hair salon????