I don’t know if this is a story or not but remember my hair stylist, Kaitlin? She’s the one who would never make my hair the color I wanted it no matter how much money I threw at her and so I had to start doing it myself, or rather have my husband do it.
So out of the blue one day I get a text message from her. She has moved locations. She rents her space now and she would like for me to come in. She offered me a deal like $20 off or something. (My aunt was a hairdresser so I know what this means but maybe it’s not everyday knowledge so I will explain quickly that a hair stylist can either work for a salon and they pay her a salary or a percentage for her services plus she gets tips and stuff. OR they can rent a chair in a salon and then they keep all the money that you give them because they are in business for themselves. Okay? Okay.)
So then the next day I got a text from Kaitlin’s old salon. They will give me 50% off my next three appointments. If I stay with them instead of move with Kaitlin. So…Yay me!
I do think that it’s really fucked up that the salon would do that to Kaitlin. I know that she worked there for a long time and now that she is on her own, she’s really going to need to keep as much of her clientele as she can. As a big company, the salon can afford to offer a much bigger discount than Kaitlin can as an individual jus starting out on her own. She couldn’t offer me 50% off for three visits. I get that the salon wants to keep their clients, too but…I don’t know. That seems really messed up to me that they would do that to a former employee.
That being said I’m not going back to Kaitlin because she won’t do my hair like I want it. I had already left her as a client, no matter what salon she worked for. (I was going to change that sentence to “no matter what salon for which she worked.” Because I didn’t want to end a sentence with a preposition but it sounded weird. Then I remembered that I say things like, “that’s really messed up” so who am I to put on airs. If you people are here for good grammar, you all’s ain’t in the right place.) And hell yes, I will take those three services at 50% off because I’m a cheap bitch and they owe me. I paid a LOT of money to them for a year and a half for Kaitlin to not do what my husband could do in our bathroom on a Saturday morning for around $12. So I will go there for my haircuts three times and then, who knows? I’ll most likely just go to Ulta. I’m probably going to be there anyway.
And yes, this makes me part of the problem because I am encouraging them to continue to undercut (no pun intended) their employees when they decide to try and make it on there own. But who am I? Mother Theresa? (Who incidently I heard was not actually that good of a person and profited a lot from all of her “charity work”. I don’t know if that’s true or not so don’t yell at me if your a big Mother Theresa fan.) No, I’m not Mother Theresa. I’m not even very nice. I’m psyched about the 50% off haircuts though.
Yeah, I don’t think that was a good story. We got through it though.