Tuesday night I ambled 1 block north of my place to get my haircut. I like this system. I previously drove 175 kms to get my haircut and that was a little annoying and time consuming. But really, finding a good salon is hard – and I passed through Toronto enough to co-ordinate it usually with something else.
But now, it is a 1 block away. And now, it isn’t just one block away, it is also an Aveda Teaching Salon, so I can get my hair cut for half price. It takes longer and you can’t always be guaranteed of what who you’re going to get. But everyone is supervised by an Aveda Instructor, and well, hair grows back. And if you don’t agree, well, I probably will not find you sitting in a chair across from there.
So, I have had all good experiences there except one that was only okay. Firstly, the girl – we’ll call her Sara – should have been a Swedish masseuse. Her head massage hurt, her combing hurt and her cutting hurt. And I wasn’t too too crazy about the haircut. (she cut it bluntly by sight across my ears). So, every time I made an appointment subsequently, I ask who it will be with and have been able to not get Sara by just selecting another person when I’ve had the choice. I didn’t really want to complain about her and the haircut wasn’t terrible.
So, when I showed up and they said “Hi Susan, you have a hair cut with Sara at 6:30, I see”, I was taken aback. I then had to actually say it was with someone else. And then I drop to a whisper to explain that I didn’t want Sara tearing at my head again.
January 22nd, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Rescheduled hair appointment for Friday night without Sara – and no charge.