Is It Time for You to Leave Your Hair Stylist?

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/26/2015 | 04:12 PM EDT

Breaking up with your hair stylist can be harder than breaking up with your man, but sometimes it has to happen

It’s one of the hardest things to do: breakup with your hairstylist. They’ve been down with you since day one. They’ve comforted you through breakups, makeups and money woes. But, the time has come for you to face something you’ve been putting off for a while now: you’re in need of a new stylist.


But wait, you start to reconsider. What if we can make this work? What is he/she can change? If the below deal breakers are wrecking your brain (and your hair), we’re positive that it’s time for you to find a new hair stylist.


You have to redo your every time you get home

Somehow, your stylist can never really get it right. You’ve been working with her for a while, but the thought of going home, yet again, to redo your hair seems pointless, especially since you spend money and even gas to get to her salon.


There’s a bit too much gossip going on around you

The salon is where women come to vent, feel good and upgrade their looks. So, it’s inevitable that we may talk a little stuff here and there. But, if the tone of the salon is one that is nasty, superficial and gossipy, it may be time to call it quits. No one wants to be around the kind of energy.


Your hair may look good, but it doesn’t always feel good

In other words, your hair isn’t healthy. This may come as a surprise, but not all hair stylists know how to help build healthy, strong hair. Some just do a good job at providing a unique style. With money being a factor in everything, we think it’s pretty pointless to have someone working on your head who can’t keep your hair healthy. Cut your losses.


They’re always overbooked

And usually running late for all of their appointments. This is a headache. There is nothing worse than scheduling an appointment, getting there on time and then having to wait for hours just to get a wash and blow dry. We’d say give the first time a strike, but the second, an official farewell.


Your hair is damaged after leaving the salon

Whether from heat, too-tight braids or a weave installed incorrectly, damaged hair is a no-no. There are no warnings or second chances. If you notice your hair is completely damaged after leaving a stylist’ chair, don’t you ever go back.

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