So remember when I was going to get Ombre hair, HERE?!?!
Yep, well I went in last week to get it cut and colored, all excited. I printed off pictures so the girl would know exactly what I wanted. Oh, and let me make this clear, I went to one of the best salons in the city with one of the most recommended stylists...aka EXPENSIVE! I did not want to get my hair messed up so I decided after 6 months of neglecting my hair to pay the pretty bucks.
So my appointment was supposed to last 2.5 hours but it took 4 hours. That meant I got to work 2 hours late which was annoying...ah, it took forever! When the girl was styling my hair I was realizing my hair didn't look very different. My hair is always brown but there were just little baby highlights throughout my hair, very subtle. I said I wanted something pretty noticeable but not too extreme. Also there were highlights by my roots which I didn't want because I didn't want to have to upkeep highlights and continuously go into the salon for that. I don't have that kind of money and I just didn't want highlights!
At the very end she said "I would have liked it to be a bit blonder, maybe next time say you want something more extreme. It is always good to take baby steps when trying out new hairstyles." My thoughts? No, not if you don't have a lot of money to go each month to get little updates. I don't get my hair done that often and when I do I want it to look right.
So, I think what happened was she put too much toner (or something like that) to tone down the blonde-ness when she was rinsing out the color in the sink and my hair pretty much ended up to be my normal pre-color color...make sense?
I paid and was pretty annoyed. I was frustrated because I spent well over a hundred dollars and my hair didn't look much different. It didn't look bad at all; it just wasn't what I came in for. I wouldn't spend over a hundred dollars for mini highlights.
So I left and was very annoyed, mainly because of the money. One of my good friends' Mindy does nails and we were hanging out and she said I should go and have them fix it. She said the customer is always right and that I should definately get it fixed because I'm the one who has to live with it and I'm the one who paid for it. She said just being in the service industry that it isn't a big deal. Also, Kevin said I should complain and try and get a refund or have them fix it to be what I wanted...I am too nice sometimes and don't speak up.
I REALLY didn't want to complain because I am not that kind of person, at all. But they kept saying I should get the color that I wanted because that is what I paid for. So we were eating lunch downtown and we parked right by the salon. I thought well, since I am already here maybe I should just walk in and talk to the girls at the front desk and see what they say. I told the girl behind the desk and she was super nice and said that they could for sure fix it for free as their haircuts/color is guaranteed for 2 weeks. She made me feel a lot better. She also said that the girl would want to fix her mistake and they got me in for today...
Keep reading, horrible pictures to come...
Today, I walked in, sat down, and was waiting for the girl to come get me. I was so nervous because I am not a complainer and felt bad that she was going to have to color my hair again. I have such long and thick hair so it takes hairstylists FOREVER!!!
Anyways, it wasn't that awkward and she started fixing my hair...and then she started blow drying my hair. She had me facing away from the mirror so I couldn't see the color. Maybe that was intentional or maybe I was just jumping to conclusions.
So at the very end she shows it to me and it is like...not blended. And the blonde at the ends was like WAY blonde....too blonde. She then said "If you want you can come in and I can put more toner on but I wouldn't want to have you come in again." So she brought me to the front to "pay" and had a girl go and get some kind of shampoo and conditioner to use to make the blonde fade...so I don't know what happened.
Anyways then she says, "So the price..." And I say, "I thought it was free." She says, "Well if you just had me change a couple of highlights then it would be but I had to completely re-do your hair so you have to pay for the color at least." I ask her how much then... and she said "$60" which I think is lower than what she was going to originally say. At this point I couldn't hide it and I'm pretty sure she knew I was very upset. I just said "Okay" and paid. The girl who charged my card for sure I was upset too and I was pretty much starting to cry so I left.
I called my mom and Kevin and they were both angry/annoyed. My mom was there when they said it would be free. So I was annoyed I spent around $200 for a horrible hair color that they had to do twice. Now it was HIDEOUS and I have a photoshoot on Friday with Kevin so I was thinking I may have to cancel it.
Okay now for the pictures...
Don't judge or get offended when I say "white trash" but I kind of feel like that...
Horrible right?! Not blended and yikes, what happened?! Is it just me? I think it is pretty bad...
Anyways, I cried the whole way home. When I was showing my mom my hair at home, the salon called me and my mom answered because I couldn't. My mom talked to one of the girls at the front desk and they said that my color was supposed to be free so they are voiding my $60 charge of today.
My mom thought for some reason that Kevin called in once I got off the phone with him and my mom told them how much I didn't like the hairstyle. The girl on the phone said she noticed it looked bad and that it wasn't blended.
So I'm finally okay to talk so I do. She said I should come in with a more experienced colorist when the one girl who did my hair twice wasn't working. She said that it would be free and they want to fix it...so that is the plan now. I go in on Thursday. She said that the girl who is fixing it is really good with ombre hair (they call it melting) and that she could blend it better for me, or do something else.
SO here is the question...
I have pretty much made up my mind but I'll ask anyways. Should I get it blended or should I just go back to my normal brown or maybe a little darker?
At this point I am so sick of being in the salon for 4 hours at a time and not getting the result I want and being so upset. I think I am going to get my hair colored a pretty brown and screw the whole ombre thing. I really don't want to risk it. Plus the more I stare at the hairstyle in general, the weirder it gets...
Thoughts?! Goodnight all!