Has this ever happened to you? You hear of a great new hairstylist you can’t wait to try, but she happens to work in the same salon as your present stylist. You want to avoid hurt feelings, but you don’t want to feel guilty about trying something new. Just what is proper beauty etiquette in this situation? Here are some suggestions for handling things before they get hairy.
- Honesty is the best policy. Be honest. Feelings are less likely to get hurt if you don’t attempt to hide things or feel the need to cover up. That said, however, don’t make a big deal of the situation. A professional will understand if you want to seek another opinion.
- Be appreciative. Write your stylist a thank-you note expressing your appreciation for his talent and services. Explain how much you enjoy being a client of the salon and that your decision does not reflect dissatisfaction or disappointment.
- You’re not a criminal. Your action involves issues of loyalty, not serious wrongdoing. This is, not surprisingly, a fairly common occurrence in the beauty biz. Be sensitive, but you shouldn’t feel the need to go behind someone’s back to accommodate your desire to seek different advice.