MY SALON PET PEEVES!

Prior to making this hair I have on (crochet braids) I haven't visited the salon in over 6 months and I could not be bothered! I was jejely packing my hair everyday because just the thought of going just makes me tired. At my last visit sha I started remembering all the things I didn't like about going to a salon and I bet some of you will gree or not gree.

1. SMELLING AARMPIT! My fadaaaaa! You know when your hair is about to get washed and the hairdresser puts her arm over your face while you are left to stare at her armpits or die of B.O (Not all salons). It should be compulsory for all hair dressers to wear sleeved dresses AND use antiperspirant. Mi o le wa ku. 

2. EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY: You go to your salon, show them a photo of the hairstyle you want, hairdresser zooms into the picture, zooms out, then nods that she sabi the tin. You say ok and siddon. When she's done you are upset because what you showed her is different, what she did is different. Oh, she will be smelling sheepishly while the co-hairdressers will be telling you how this style fit you die!



3. CHANCING: When you go to a salon and one thick madame enters with jimmychoo shoes, prada bag, long fluttery lashes and perfume scenting everywhere like say she use am baff, next thing your hair dresser abandons your hair and passes it on to the assistant so she can attend to the thick madame. 

4. EXPERIMENTING : I don't like when anyone experiments with my hair. This is the most irritating to me. You go to a salon and YOU KNOW the person there that does hair best, they proceed to start your hair and you''re happy. Halfway through your hair is passed on to the assistant who is learning how to do two strand twists and the "main" hairdresser keeps micromanaging her/him. I know people have to learn, but not with my hair please. 

5. TIME WASTING: In the past I would go to a salon in the morning and won't return till evening because of the wait. Salons should book appointments with clients but NOOOOO. Let's all walk in and stand in line. My time is precious and I cannot waste it waiting my turn in a salon. Hello DIY hairstyle! Hello Home Service!! Hello Wigs!!!


Do you have any salon pet peeves? Talk your own


22 comments

  1. Hahahahaha, this cracked me up so hard!!!!
    Sisiyemmie, I have experienced all but i will not forget growing up the lady that plaits our hair thread, would put your head between her legs to make your hair, She always tied wrapper,so you see nothing but you feel something men!

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  2. Ewww at the first one lol. Luckily for me I've never experienced any of these. I always have an appointment before going to the salon. Maybe you should try that out, pick your favorite hair stylist, get her number and just call ahead of time to book an appointment, that way she's expecting you.

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  3. This was so funny I can remember having the same experience. One thing that I don't like and didn't like even as a child was the unnecessary roughness with my hair. And eating over my head. Talking really loud over my head. The they go to the rest room I will be wondering if they wash their hands before they put it back into my head. The head between the legs thing was horrible. I don't wish it on anybody.

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  4. Sisi oo, I cant help but laugh. I hate going to the Salon and if i Must I always book an appointment so no time wasting .

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  5. Lol, can totally relate. I'm a salon owner in warri, having appointments might not always work because bills(rent, fuel for gen, salaries etc) pile up faster than income, so we wanna take as much clients as possible *winks*. The 'chancing' part got me laughing hard, lemme just say, " u no go understand ", hehehe

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    1. Youre soo right and the instances are soo true. I once had a a woman who made my hair when I was younger... That place dey smeeeeeelllll?! And you dare not open your mouth to talk or complain. I just had to get used to it. *sobs*

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  6. that head in between is so irritating, like criozly na old mama dey make my hair then, i almost died..........i hate the talking of a thing also and most of them do this and i hate to perceive the smell of soup omo if u must eat in between my hair u will wash those hands vely vely wellooo cos i no go gree......Saloons can be so fustruating jare

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  7. I actually stopped using my regular hairdresser because I observed she doesn't wash her hands when she visits the loo + she has the loudest voice ever.

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  8. There was this stylist that always have catarrh. At first I thot only for today but I realised her own catarrh no dey go so I quit going there. I also hate the chancing part. I have a stubborn and long hair and i work too so I have not much choice.

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  9. The head in between the legs was something I experienced for a very long time,chai mama Tobi Igbira and her smelling ....... I spend less time in the salon though cos I go very early before the place becomes a market place.Just one stylist has being making my hair for more than two years and the only problem I have with her is her numerous phone calls,the thing dey upset me die.

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  10. Lmaoo OMG I just kept saying yess to all of these!! The chancing and giving her to assistant is a tad bit annoying!!
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  11. I def remember that childhood terror of plaiting your hair to the front!!! i rarely visit salons as an adult so... i guess i do not really have this problem... i am my own hairdresser biko

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  12. I make my hair my own self i no want play play ontop the hair ehehehehe

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  13. #4 is too real. It upsets me when my head becomes the apprentice's practice head. Isn't that what those doll heads are for? Lol! Recently just made my crotchet braids too, for the first time. Still on that learning curve but I'll get there. Fun post!

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  14. #4 is too real. It upsets me when my head becomes the apprentice's practice head. Isn't that what those doll heads are for? Lol! Recently just made my crotchet braids too, for the first time. Still on that learning curve but I'll get there. Fun post!

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  15. YAAAAS ON ALL COUNTS! I've been natural for a year and it has been the most liberating time of my life - as regards salon visits. I've been to salons no more than 5 times in this year and almost all visits were even more annoying than when I had my relaxed hair.
    Recently I twisted my hair myself and most people asked where I had it done, haha! The first time I did crotchet braids I felt the lady latched em on too tight and my hairline suffered from that. I love the technique and look but I need a professional to do it plus I might just learn how to do it myself too!
    Enjoyed this post Sisiyemmie!

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  16. Hm. You are on point on all five. Two more: using their feet to part your extensions and allowing your extensions touch or lie on the floor. Imagine!

    Since I been natural, two additional peeves have crept to the forefront - how salonists don't listen (even when they nod, they still don't do what you ask) and how rough they can be with your hair.
    Don't weave/braid the extensions in so tight. Please don't comb my hair dry/with so much force. Can you make the twists larger? (Don't want to lose hair off my edges on top your desire to do me million braids)

    Do they listen? Story. So I am not terribly enthusiastic about going to pay someone to treat my hair wrong.

    As per the hands bit, I insist those touching my hair wash their hands first. I smile plenty when I ask, but I insist. Braiders are the worst...chop poffpoff and rinse with pure water, then straight to your hair. Rubbish.

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  17. Where do you do your crotchet braids? I need a great permanent spot..thanks in advance!

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  18. Salons never wash/rinse my hair thoroughly. I know I have a lot of hair but seriously...do what I'm paying you for. Sigh.

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  19. My mom practiced home-hair plaiting. Other women are not allowed to touch our head/hair as kids.

    My sister does the same thing. When we turned 16, we then decided to start retouching in salons, changed back to home hair retouching since I had sisters who knew how to make/retouch etc until I found the perfect hair dresser, she works with appointments three to five people daily.

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  20. For me, for whatever reason or reasons, just don't gist over my head! You know when you have 2 or 3 stylists braiding your hair and they decide to update one another on the new toaster or the last episode of telemundo... Biko, not on my head. My 'eleda' no want ariwo please. And yes, leave the vulgar language outside; can't stand it.

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  21. Woooow , Please Sisi Yemi where is your Saloon?
    And what is PEEVS?

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