5 Ways to Have Hard Beauty Conversations (Like Breaking Up With Your Stylist)

Audrey Noble

So it finally happened: Your trusty beauty person has done something you're not happy with. Do you say something? Do you lie and hope the next time you see them, they won't let you down again? Is it so bad that you just want to see someone new without saying goodbye?

It may seem inconsequential to just ghost someone like a hairstylist or an esthetician that you've been seeing for a long time, but it's really not. How you treat people who do a service for you says a lot about who you are as a person. We have to remember that the people we turn to for our beauty needs are people too. Yes, we may be shelling out the big bucks to get something done and expect a good job to be done because of that, but we must always remember that there's a right way to go about voicing out our displeasure. Yelling will get you nowhere and make you look bad. And ghosting? Can we all agree to stop this sick phenomenon of just disappearing from someone's life without any warning or reason?

We asked hairstylists, manicurists, and estheticians to see what they had to say about unhappy clients. The consensus is that honesty is really the best policy. Before you start Yelping for a new salon or spa to visit, talk to them first. They will understand and take constructive criticism well, they all promise. 

To see how to handle specific beauty situations, scroll down to see how the pros think you should handle these hard conversations. 

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