Friday, July 29, 2011

Jour Salon & Spa in Rockwall? You suck.

Last week, my sister and father in law were in town. On their last day, I showed hubby this picture in the newest issue of Cosmo. I've been contemplating going short for a while, but never had the nerve to do it. Apparently, last Tuesday was the day I had the nerve. My sister in law had been wanting to chop hers off too, so we wanted to do it together before she left on Wednesday.

My normal stylist wasn't available, so hubby called another salon, Jour Salon & Spa, and they had an opening in an hour (FYI, if a salon has an immediate appointment that wasn't a cancellation, be wary). So my sister in law and I went up there. Want to know our conversation with my stylist? 

me- "This is the haircut that I want to get today."

stylist- "ummm, really??"

me- ""Um, okay. Is that not something that you'd recommend?"

stylist- "No, it's fine. It's just really short. It'll be a big change. It's really short."

me- "Yeah, I can see that."

sister in law- "Yeah, can you do it or not?" 

stylist- "Yeah, I can do it"

me- "Alright, then let's do it".  What I should have said was "Peace out" and left. 

So she washes my hair, and when we go into her room, I tell her "Look, I'm going to need you to be more supportive about this whole thing. I'm not blind, I see that it's short. But I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and you hesitating and questioning me is really ruining the whole experience for me". Then she kept apologizing and telling me that I'm really pretty and have a cute face and can pull off any look. Geez lady, that's what you should have been saying in the first place. 

Sister in law's hair turned out super adorable though. When we were checking out, the receptionist was on the phone with foils in her hair. Gee, I hope I'm not interrupting your highlights. She swipes my sister's card, and then tosses the card back on the counter. Not exaggerating, tosses it. What the hell is wrong with this place? 

The haircut was okay, a bit too poofy. I've been blessed with super thick hair, and I think she left too much on top. I think it lacked the "edge" that I wanted, more of a bob than a pixie. More soccer mom than hot mom. I was okay with it when we were there, but when I got home and really looked at it, it was NOT what I was wanting.

So hubby calls up there to complain. I basically paid $55 for the lady to be rude to me and for me to hate the haircut. He calls, tells the manager what happened, she tells him that she'll call him right back. Doesn't call back. He calls again the next day. Turns out, the rude receptionist? Yeah, she's the manager. Hubby wanted a refund, but she refused and basically said they didn't do anything wrong, and that she never threw the card. I'm sorry, but if you were on the phone on a personal call, how do you know? 

So I post on FB that I hate my hair, and I've just accepted that I made a huge mistake by not waiting for my regular stylist. My regular stylist reads it, and offers to fix it for me at no charge. How awesome is that? Instead of penalizing me for going to someone else, she offers her talent and knowledge to fix it. I made her a flower headband for her, and two fabric ones for her girls as a thank you. Handmade gifts I think are much more personal than "Hey, here's a Starbucks gift card, thanks".

I make the appt for Thursday at 1, and she tells me to come with it washed and styled, and she'll cut it dry and texture it out. When I get there, instead of taking a short cut and doing it dry, she says that we'll do it right and washed, cut and styled it for me. And I LOVE it. There was a moment of "Oh shit, am I going to look like a guy?" But I told hubby that it'll be my motivation to put on make up and earrings, instead of being lazy on some days.

So this is what we ended up with. I gave my stylist free reign. She did an asymmetrical edgy pixie. I freaking love it. It's SO easy to fix. My hair, being super thick, takes FOREVER to dry when I wash it, and it's slightly wavy so I have to straighten it. This morning, I washed it, it was dry in 15 minutes, I flat ironed the bangs part, threw in some wax on the crown, and roughed it up. And voila. Finished. 

You likey? Me likey. Would you mistake me
for a dude?


21 people love me:

Kris @ said... [Reply to comment]

your hair looks awesome!!!! i love it!!!!

Helen said... [Reply to comment]

Not even a little man-like! It's super cute. :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

GAH!! I love it!!!! I've had a lot of issues with haircuts lately. Today I got mine cut again. I liked it in the shop and I still like it now several hours later. Hopefully I still like it after I wash it myself. :-)

Oh, and no one could mistake you for a man, you're too darn cute.

SkinnyMeg said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man, trying out someone new is always scary! Love love love the fix though, you look smoking' hot Jen!

Samantha {Moody Mama} said... [Reply to comment]

I love it!!

(I wish I was brave enough for a pixie cut!)

Sam | Away She Went said... [Reply to comment]

I love it! I wish I could go short like that, but I have a big head/fat face. I think I'd look like someone put a wig on a bowling ball.

Some hair stylists can be such a-holes! One lady made me cry one time because she kept telling me how horrible my hair color was and how green it looked.I wish I would have told her to go f* herself instead of crying. And, it wasn't green...I think she was just trying to scam me into getting my color done there.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

That was the funniest salon story I've heard in a long time!!! The girl who did your hair - I guarantee this time last year, she was still in beauty school. And I love the manager with her foils and personal call, throwing the card at you...LOL. Lesson learned: Slapping a french word on the name of your salon does not make it classy. ;)

Love, love, LOVE your awesome new cut! Not manly at all. Even without earrings. The first one makes you look like you're about to go sell some Pampered Chef. The second one makes you look like...YOU!

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said... [Reply to comment]

It looks awesome. :) I've had my own haircut woes of late. I'm missing 3 inches I didn't ask for at the moment. I had to go to someone else to fix the mess the first stylist made, but I still have to wait for it to grow. I try to think of the extra three inches off as a gift with purchase or a bonus...humor keeps me from being royally pissed all the time.

Nelly said... [Reply to comment]

I love it and it really suits you.I have had hairdressers from hell too its why I have long hair now.

Tammy @ Type A said... [Reply to comment]

one you are too pretty to look like a dude, and two it's awesome! looks great.

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

a) That salon does suck!

b) Your final look is fantastic.

c) Jake rocks! I love when husbands step up like that and get their wives backs! Yay for good husbands! (and good stylists with enough skill to fix another's screw ups!

Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said... [Reply to comment]

No dude look there, for sure. It's awesome and your stylist is incredible! The bob was definitely not you.

Tannis said... [Reply to comment]

Looks HOT, that is one great hair stylist you have. You were right, the first cut was too poofy and fru fru! Great NEW cut, not looking like a dude at all!

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

I used to have my hair just like that and I loved it but I've been way too chicken to cut it short again since. My hair isn't thick and it took a lot of product to get it lookin like anything stylish.
Yours is awesome! Great cut, great shape. Your stylist rocks!

Debbie B Sam said... [Reply to comment]

Love the new do! Your regular girl is the bomb. And can I just say, I love your husband for being so freaking supportive of you in everything you do. You really need to figure out how to clone that man and share him with the rest of us unfortunate souls! And your pictures were amazing! I was at work and totally forgot to comment, love the whole non-traditional images. Keep on rocking in the free world!

cheryl @ nefotlak. said... [Reply to comment]

you definately don't look like a dude!!
that haircut rocks!!
lucky you for having such a gorgeous face to be able to pull it off - and pull it off brilliantly.
good work by your stylist too.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

you look stunning!! i hate when stylist don't do what they are told. if i hire you for a job, i want the job done. if you are a plumber, you need to fix that leak, if you're a stylist you need to do my hair :)

-Lidy said... [Reply to comment]

I totally love how your husband calls to make your hair appointment and calls back to complain. What a guy! The new pixie hair is the bomb! Way cute. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Not a dude at all, and you look HOT! It's very similar to what I'm wanting myself.... cept mine is still currently uber short so can't pull off the asymmetrical. Yet. Thumbs up for your regular stylist, though I reckon she needs some free promo, lol.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Not a dude at all, and you look HOT! It's very similar to what I'm wanting myself.... cept mine is still currently uber short so can't pull off the asymmetrical. Yet. Thumbs up for your regular stylist, though I reckon she needs some free promo, lol.

Leeann said... [Reply to comment]

Definitely love the 2nd look more! Kudos to your stylist. I hope the first Salon's web search hits your page with your review, they deserve it for allowing you to be treated this way. I'm glad it worked out!