Hair Disaster

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  1. aprilshowers

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    I've been going to same stylist for 4 years. The last 2 color appts she has not listened to me, even though I have brought pictures. Today, she dyed my hair this ridiculous violet color even though I told her not to put violet in the color and expressed concern after I saw the color she mixed up. She told me it wouldn't look violet when it was processed, but it does! She says it looks violet only at my roots, which is like the top inch of my hair, so I think it is pretty noticeable/unacceptable. The rest of my hair is much darker than what I asked for and showed her.

    She wouldn't let me pay her today even though I tried to insist and wants me to come back so she can put a toner on it or something. However, I do not want to go back (which is why I was trying to pay her). I think I will have better luck going to someone else to fix it. Should I "break up" with her and mail her a check? Should I not mail her a check since it is obviously not what I wanted and I now have to pay someone else? Or should I let her try to fix it? She told me there is not a lot she can do to lighten the color to something closer to what I wanted. She said my best bet was to "wash it a bunch of times."
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I've read that either Dawn liquid dish soap or Prell shampoo can help strip out bad hair color.

    I wouldn't pay her and I'd find a new hairdresser
     
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    I would also find a new hair dresser.
     
  5. Tasha

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    I agree with finding someone new. There is something that will lift the color and it can be corrected to some degree, but it is pretty damaging. I don't think I would pay her, it can be expensive to fix hair color.
     
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    Pics?

    I think that it was good of her to offer to fix it for you. If you're not comfortable with that, though, it's perfectly okay. It's totally acceptable for you to find a new stylist.
     
  7. teach1

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    Oh my!

    It was very nice of you to insist of paying, but if she made a clear mistake, it is common practice at a hair salon not to charge you. It is also common practice to offer to fix it at a later date. Unfortunately, from what you've described, I would not trust her to fix it.

    I would go to someone else. More specifically, someone who specializes in color.
     
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    There are people who specialize in color?
     
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    Yes! I get my hair cut in one place and go to a neighbor who no longer works in a salon but does hair out of her house...she is an expert colorist.
     
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    I never knew that. My stylist does my hair, cut & color. I usually only go about once a year, I do the roots myself.
     
  11. AdamnJakesMommy

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    I just broke up with my hair dresser six months ago... she started to not listen to me anymore. And she TOOK FOREVER to do highlights. I'm a natural brunette, but most of the year I have bleach blonde highlights (heavy highlights so I look blonde)--right now I'm red though :) Anyways, she only did the top of my hair, it was always dark underneath and it took her FOUR hours to do it. I had to plan for a whole day to be at her house. My new hairdresser, at a salon, can do my whole head in an hour and a half, and she listens to me. It costs me about 20 bucks more, but it is the way I like it.
     
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    If this was the first mistake I'd give her a chance to fix it. However since you've been unhappy before it might be time to walk away. I colored my hair at home once and it was street-walker red. I washed with head and shoulders (very astringent shampoo) over and over. I used about half a bottle. It didn't get rid of it all, but definitely toned it down.
     
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    I have been crying all day over this.

    I was supposed to have my appt last weekend but, when I got to the salon, she didn't have my appointment down in her book. I showed her my reminder card and she admitted her mistake, but couldn't rebook me until this weekend. So, yeah, she does make mistake kind of frequently. She also messed up my bangs pretty badly this time.
     
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    Go to somebody else today and get it fixed!
     
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    She sounds like bad news.
     
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    There is a product you can get at Walmart called "Color Oops" that will strip the last color applied to your hair. Get a super good conditioner to use afterwards (and keep using it) until you can get in to someone to get it fixed.

    I go to a color specialist at a Paul Mitchell salon in my area, and they are fantastic.
     
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    aprilshowers, well, she didn't want you to pay her, so don't & yes, definitely go to another stylist to have it fixed.

    I like my current stylist. She does what I like & I don't bring a pic or two most times...only when I'd like to try a new style. Plus, she's the most reasonably priced stylist I've ever had.
     
  18. czacza

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    This alone should guide you.
     
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    There are so many hairstylists around, there is no reason to stay with one if you're unhappy. If someone messed up my hair, I wouldn't trust them to fix it. If they couldn't do it right the first time, how would they be able to fix it the second time?
     
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    This. I also wouldn't think twice about never going back.
     
  21. Go Blue!

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    I would pay her regardless. I would definitely find some new to do my hair, but I would pay her period.
     
  22. TeacherNY

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    I don't think I'd cry over it. My mom cried once when a woman at her favorite salon cut her hair too short. I don't think I'd cry over that either although it's easier to fix a color mistake thank a cutting mistake. As someone else said, there are a million other people who do hair so you won't have a problem finding someone new who knows what they're doing.
     
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    I agree to just cut all ties with her and go to someone else. When I moved I used to drive an hour one way to my stylist because she was so good. When gas prices went up so high, I found one in the town that we had moved to. She was good for the first few times, but then she messed my color up to the point where I was crying over it. I returned to the same salon, but went to a different stylist and have been with her for 6-7 years and love her.
     
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    Between the scheduling error, the bad color that you actually discussed before hand AND a bad cut, I'd leave her. And I wouldn't pay either. If she insisted on not being paid and didn't fix it there and then, that's her fault. It doesn't take long to put on a toner. I would have apologized to my next client and juggled you both to fix it for you.
     
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    The last time I broke up with a stylist, she was my roommate. It was awful and awkward, but I was crying over the botched haircut. I called the best salon I knew of and asked for their top miracle worker. I'm in love with the stylist I found after my botched haircut and make time for her whenever I'm back in Atlanta. You wear your hair every day. It's one of the first things people notice about you. Break up with this stylist immediately and find a miracle worker who you can trust to fix this damage. I would start combing websites where people leave reviews.
     

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