Question: when you see an acquaintance who has made a very dramatic change, in this instance in hair color and style, which is not at all flattering, is it best to not mention the change at all, or to say something neutral like ” you changed your style”, or comment on something else?
Once in a while, when shopping or just out around town, I run into acquaintances that I used to work with, or know thru a club, or even was in a class with. we usually say hi, how are you, chat for a few minutes, then go on our way. Recently I saw an acquaintance who now has a very dramatic hair color, actually several very different colors. On a younger person it would have been more flattering, on this lady it was quite unflattering. I thought I was safe asking about her children, when she asked what I thought of her hairstyle. All I could think of was to ask how long it took her hairdresser to do it, and to say that I could tell the hairdresser had spent a lot of time getting it to look just right., I hope with the right amount of enthusiasm.
Anyone have any better suggestions?