kassandra l. on Insider Pages
10 years ago
07/27/2011, 01:52 AM
Alice in Sasson-land..
I drove 45 minutes to get there to get low lights weaved in to match my roots below. I specifically said on the phone and to the colorist that I did not want to highlight my hair anymore, my hair had been damaged enough from highlights and my mission was to allow my natural hair to grow out, I just needed a colorist to match the color of my roots and bring it down into the remainder of my hair. The colorist told me that she could put some low-lights but would HAVE to also add highlights as well. Well, # 1 she did not HAVE to, she WANTED to, its my choice what color scheme to go by, and # 2, I told her already that I was pregnant and my Dr. told me I could NOT use and lightening products. When I explained this to Mimi, the colorist, she looked at me with a vacant stare and then tried to argue that it should nt be a problem to highlight my hair since I was only ten days past my first trimester. I should not have to first off all, get bad medical advice from a hair colorist, and number two, if I only want low lights, and don t want highlights, then its my prerogative, after all, it is my hair! Why the power struggle? In any event, I chose to leave as I sensed an expensive calamity around the corner. When I did, I asked to speak to the manager. (I thought that the manager was Etienne, but I ended up speaking with someone who claimed to be the manager, but was not Etienne. Mark or Marcus all but laughed in my face condescending to me that my drive there was "not THAT long" and that the reason Mimi did not put low lights on was because she "clearly" according to him, "did not want to ruin (my) hair". (He had never spoken to her by the way, this was based on his speculation) I told him that highlights are far more damaging then low lights, and Mimi never said she would not put low lights on, she just insisted that she also put highlights on. At this, the so-called manager said that "that's just the way it is, Mimi is the stylist,"
So, if you are looking for a job at a hair salon, I d say Vidal Sassoon is a great place to work, but a terrible choice if what you are looking for is to get your hair done the way you want amongst professionals who are adept and have manners. Mimi was clueless, and the "manager" was quite frankly, a pompous, irresponsible, ill informed twit. DON'T GO HERE!