Hair and Personality (2)

Women with different hair and personalities
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She is the type that wears baby pink lipstick and thin penciled eyebrows, with a mini skirt, boots, and a low neckline revealing lots of cleavage, which would make Dolly Parton blush. She may not have the best hair I've ever worked on, but definitely the best wit and most fun to be with. I wouldn't trade this friend for all the tea in China. Besides, what would I do with all that tea?
The woman with the scalp that shines through:
You have seen the woman who has a lot of fine hair. Her texture is fine, but there is a lot of it. Unfortunately for her, when she stands underneath a ceiling light, you can see the white of her scalp, looking back at you. For this reason, she never, ever stands under a ceiling light again.
She has faithfully learned what haircuts work for her and is a tiger in the styling chair when she tries to explain, exactly what she wants. Eye contact is crucial. Listen carefully to her instructions and ask a lot of questions to increase your communication, or she will tear you apart! Meow!
We've all seen her come in, because she only comes into the salon once a year to get her perm. By this time, she has a whopping six inches of new growth from her scalp with the old perm left on the ends. She refuses to "cut her perm off." Instead of looking better with a trim every six weeks, she keeps it all and gets the most for her money. All hairdressers have a client like this, and have learned to accept this woman along with her mindset.
The eighty-year-old woman:
There is a woman who is eighty years old and comes in for you to wash her hair, because it has become too difficult for her to do. The only trouble is, her hair is in braids and falls almost to her knees. She refuses to allow you to trim her dead ends and when it is clean, she walks out after it is dry, with it braided once again.
Another woman still bleaches and re-bleaches her hair herself. You have spoken to her about the brittleness and dryness. Every time you comb her hair, there are flakes of hair that break off and fall. She comes in for you to trim it once every six months "whether she needs it or not."
Professional woman who is wearing her hair in a bob
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The professional woman:
Lastly, you have the professional woman who comes in every six weeks to keep her hairstyle looking sharp. She is willing to try new things, slowly, and has become a good client as well as a friend. You exchange cards on holidays and always hug her when she leaves. You know about her marriage, her problems, her children, and where she was born, and all of her dreams. You appreciate her to the utmost.
With all that, is it any wonder why hairdressers are like bartenders and psychiatrists, and most people consider them a special breed unto themselves and have learned, by experience, to have a ready answer for those in need? I seriously believe we should all petition for a worldwide hairdresser day. In that way, we can take our precious time off and do what we love and need the most: get our hair done and go to our therapist.
See also:
What hair stylists look at
Becoming a hairdresser or cosmetologist
The pros and cons of being a hair stylist
The talents you need to be a good hairdresser