I’ve been meaning to try out a new hairdresser.
I need to have my roots/highlights done quite desperately, but don’t really want to go back to my usual place. There are many reasons, but I’ve also never been totally happy with the end result.
I thought about waiting until I get to Dubai, but then wondered if I really want to spend three hours sitting in the hairdresser, when I could spend it in the mall…
Anyway, so many people have talked about this lady – I’ll call her…. I’ll call her Tina. She’s meant to be AMAZING at highlights and colour. I do always feel a twinge of envy when I look at my friend’s hair. Also, she’s cheaper than my usual hairdresser. So I thought I’d try her out.
I asked someone for her number. She gave me the salon number and Tina’s mobile number. I decided to call the salon – if she wasn’t in how would she be able to take an appointment, etc.
A Lebanese man answered the phone and this is what transpired…
Me: Hi! I’d like to make an appointment with Tina for colour and highlights, please.
Him: Madam, you don’t make appointments with Tina, you make them with me.
Me: Ok – sorry.
Him: Tina works for me.
Him: You must be Indian if you’re asking for Tina.
I’m thinking that all the Indians want Tina to do their highlights because she’s good at it, and he’s a bit peeved?
Me: Yes, I am.
Him: That’s why you’re asking for her. Who gave you this number?
Me: *gives name (of non-Indian) friend*
Me: *says name again*
Split second of silence
Him: You are welcome, madam
And then he went on to take the appointment.
WTF was all that about? What a complete twat!
Please correct me if I’m wrong – but when you call a spa or a salon or somewhere for an appointment, if you want a particular person to do your treatment, don’t you make that known?
What crawled up this guy’s backside? And how long is it going to be stuck there for?
Did he get all twitchy because the lady that works for him is better at doing highlights than him?
When I go there on Tuesday is HE going to do my hair? Or will he let Tina do it? And if he does it – is he going to fuck it up on purpose?
Maybe I should cancel my appointment and go back to my usual place?