We’re sharing the nitty, gritty details of everyday salon life. The gross, the inappropriate, the strange or otherwise, these stylists have experienced it all!
"I had a client bring me a salad crouton once to show me the toasted edge. It was the color that she wanted her highlights to be."— Tina R.
A SIGN FROM ABOVE
"I had a female client who told me her guardian angel said I should do her hair for free."— Ima C.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT
“I was brushing out my client’s hair before a color appointment and there was some crusty, matted stuff and I asked, ‘What is this in your hair?” She replied, “Oh, you know what, that’s vomit from a couple nights ago.” – @laceyellemanhair, Salon Glo & Day Spa, Tulsa, OK
"Someone once showed me a picture of neon lights for their hair color choice and said 'not the light, but the color it gives off."— Daniel O.
“One of my older female clients told me she doesn’t use a blow dryer to dry her hair. Instead, she heats up her oven to 350 degrees Celsius and sticks her head in for three to five minutes.”— @salon1919, Salon 1919, Summerland, British Columbia
A PERFECT MATCH
“I had a client who brought a carpet swatch to show me what color she wanted to duplicate for hair color.”— @jasmin_rouse, Changes Salon & Day Spa, Walnut Creek, CA
“In beauty school there was a client that would come in weekly and she would sit in the chair and meow to herself and one time she asked if I wanted to see daughter so I said yes. She pulled out a picture of her hello kitty and started meowing again. She would tell people this every time she came to get her hair done."— @dreamsincolor8108, Salon Evangelos, Orland Park, IL
KEEP CALM AND BLOW DRY
“An elderly lady had a seizure in my chair while I was blow drying her hair. I had to hold her down to keep her from hitting the floor as the receptionist called 911. My client came out of it when the ambulance arrived. She told the paramedics to wait because her hair wasn’t finished!”— @jensho24, Natalie & Co. Hair Studio and Boutique, Petal, MS
“A client once snuck off to the bathroom with an unused bowl of lightener to bleach her pubes.”— @lienha
"I had a client pull out a 20 dollar bill and say he wanted his hair 'like the dude (Thomas Jefferson) on the bill.' He looked just like him and when I look back the cut was kind of cool."— Tina R.
"My client once went into great detail about the giants living in middle earth."— @heyheyhaleyjean
"I had a lady bring me a eucalyptus leaf for her color choice. Next time, she brought cinnamon!"— Heather L., Hair Depot, Garret , IN