I'm going to bring my stylist a cupcake the next time I see her. Just because of her I don't have to deal with bad haircuts!
When I was younger my mom would just take me a Great Clips, because I didn't care much about my hair. Everytime they'd lecture me on using shampoo. Apparently the shampoo I was using was wrong and I really needed to buy their shampoo. I was like 12. I used the shampoo my mother bought. Usually they'd give up quick but one lady just kept on and on and on and on about it. For the entire hair cut. Finally I just broke down in tears because she kept saying I had bad hair, and I'd always have bad hair and it was because of my shampoo and I shouldn't even bother. I was maybe...14 at the time. She told she was done because she didn't cut "baby's hair", I walked out with a wet head, my mom stayed back and fought. True, it was nothing to cry over, but I was just a kid. And really I think anyone would start crying if you were forced to pay someone to tell you you had bad hair.
After that I didn't want to get my hair cut for the longest time so my mom decided to shell out the extra money and take me to a salon she'd gone too. I sat down and the stylist looked over my hair and asked me what kind of shampoo I used, I told her (ready for lecture) and she says "Hm, you know you have a lot of hair, but it's fine hair, so I think that shampoo is weighing it down, try to avoid anything that says it provides extra hydration or straightens hair, even though you have curly hair it just can't take it", she's been my stylist ever since. If I wanted a cut that just wouldn't work on me she'd tell me why it wouldn't work and suggest something better.
She's got her own shop now and I take everyone there. Imagine if Ms. You're wrong, your hair is wrong, everything about you is wrong, would've just explained things to me.