To be fair I am not 100% sure this story should go here or in the Special Snowflake thread, but here it is...BG: My hairdresser has been cutting my hair for over 15 years. I have very dark brown/auburn hair, naturally very wavy/sort of curly. I have a lot of natural highlights, from deep red wine, dark copper/carmel and some that are nearly purple. Most people assume I dye/highlight my hair, some think it is permed. I do not do anything to it. I don't blowdry it or curl it. I don't even own a blowdryer, or a curling iron (I actually do have a flat iron, but rarely use it). Eng BG
A few weeks ago I went to get my hair cut. I had to wait as my hairdresser "Lisa" had just started a consultation on a dye job/hair cut. No problem for me, I brought a book with me. I sat down and started reading as they started their consultation.A few minutes into the consultation, I hear slightly raised voices, but I really wasn't paying any attention to what was going on. Lisa comes over to me and asks if I would mind coming to speak with her client "Jill" about my hair. I go over to speak with her. Introductions are made...
Jill: You have lovely hair dear.
Me: Thank you very much.
Jill: You know I asked Lisa here to do my hair like she does yours, but she says she only cuts it. So I wanted to know who perms and dyes it.
Me: <smile> This is my natural hair ma'am.
Jill: Well, that can't be. So do you dye it yourself? Does some other stylist perm it?
Me" Ma'am this is how my hair naturally is. It isn't dyed or permed.
Jill to Lisa: I want my hair like hers!
Lisa: As I said before I may be able to get it close, but not exactly.
Jill: You two are lying, I don't know why you refuse to do my hair like you do hers.
Jill to Lisa: I demand you do my hair like you do hers! < much other mumbling and cursing> You two are lying to me. etc, etc.
Lisa: I am sorry Ma'am, I don't think I am going to be able to help you.
Jill storms out.
I get my hair cut, it takes all of 5/10 minutes. I go outside minus nearly 6 inches of hair. I stop to get lunch a few blocks next door to other hair place. I have to walk in front of other hair place's front windows to get to resteraunt. Who do I see? Jill having a consultation with "Ned" (who btw, was my hairdresser prior to Lisa and who I still use occasionally if I can't get in to see Lisa). She sees me, points to me. I continued on my way. A few minutes later Ned comes over to ask me what the ehell is going on. I relay the story from Lisa's shop. He starts laughing...laughing with tears streaming down his face laughing.
When she saw me, she told him that she wanted her hair like mine and the hairdresser at the other place told her it was impossible. Ned told her he might be able to get it close, but there was no way to get it exactly the same because everyone's hair takes chemical processing a little differently, etc, etc. Then he goes on to add...and that is how her hair naturally is, so we might have to play around with combining a few shades. That is where.She.went.ballistic and stormed out.
Apparently, there is no way Deity gave me this hair colour it *has* to be from a bottle. Ned said I am always a good source of entertainment.