Know what you want before going in.
Perhaps it was because my stylist was new. I'm not sure. At Marsha Nadalin, stylists start out charging $35, and as they draw more clients in their pay gets higher. The lady at the front desk said they all went through the same training, so I went to a $35 stylist. It started out nicely. She introduced herself and shook my hand, and asked what she could do for me. I asked her for her input on what to do with my hair.
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"What can I do for you today?"
"Well, I actually wanted to know what you suggest."
Right then I should have gotten up and left.
I TOLD HER THAT I DID NOT LIKE THE CUT THAT I HAD.
I wanted her straight up opinion without my opinion first, but she kept pushing questions about layering and length. All the while she was messing up my hair, flipping it from one side to another, tangling it horribly might I add.
My cut ended up looking the same with no visible difference. I could have gone to SuperCuts.
If I had known first what I wanted, then maybe this could have been avoided. But I had the idea that stylists were trained to make their client look good, so I just went on with that. Oh well. Maybe next time.