Yes really! I have been growing my hair on and off for the last 5 years. Every time it gets to a certain length, I end up cutting it back. Not really short but to a manageable length. Actually my husband does it, more about why later.
My hair is thick, I can thanks my kids for that. (Son on right). Not sure if it’s a good thing! I guess anyone with fly away hair would say yes, but thick hair has it’s disadvantages. As it grows it’s harder to manage. To get it looking half way decent it takes 20 minutes to blow dry it, curl under the ends, use the tongs to get rid of the waves. I hate curly hair and mine used to be dead straight. Not sure who to blame the waves on, maybe older age.
So for the last five years it’s been a cycle of grow it, cut it, get fed up with it, cut it. All my hair really needs is to be layered. Of course then the layers grow out, as I cut it shorter and before long it needs layering again. It shouldn’t be a big deal and I am not really a vain person at all, actually quite the opposite. With three brothers and now two sons, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to know I am a tomboy. How tomboy? Well I don’t own a dress or skirt, I don’t own any high heels, I drive a Tahoe, I help fix cars and I never wear make-up.
Why does my husband cut my hair? The answer is I simply do not trust hairdressers! Why not? Because they never do what I want them to do. It seems that they take the liberty of assuming they know better than me because they are the hairdresser and I am not. Wow, whatever happened to providing the service a client asks for? They always cut my bangs shorter than I say, they always cut the length when I say don’t. The problem is I cannot see what they are doing behind my head, I even had a guy hairdresser do some fancy work back there that I absolutely hated. The trouble with cutting hair is you cannot put it back. So after many visits to hairdressers where I came out annoyed I decided to fire them all.
Last week I went to a potential sellers home to discuss listing it for sale. In the basement Mrs Seller showed me she had a small set up to offer hairdressing from her home. How cool is that? I asked her, tongue in cheek, how long it would take to cut layers into my mop. She and I both agreed it was getting way too thick and would benefit from layers. Anyway we moved on with touring her house and concluded the business of the reason for my visit. Then I asked her if she had time to cut my layers in without touching the length and without touching my bangs. Of course she said. And that is exactly what happened.
I am not sure why, but having spent an hour with Mrs Seller/Hairdresser, I felt a connection of trust and was willing to put my hair under the control of her hands and scissors. I became the client, Mrs Seller became the service provider and she did exactly what I requested. To say I am happy is an understatement, my hair is finally under control and I have found some-one who can keep it that way. As I drove home and got stuck in traffic, I kept looking in the mirror to admire my new look. It took me a few days to stop looking!
The important part of this story is finding service people that do exactly what their client wants. Trust has to be earned and it’s difficult for consumers to trust someone they have never met. As you go searching online for a Realtor, read the About Us page, read their blog to find out more about them, find an agent you feel you can trust before you connect. Finally when you interview a Realtor to help you, trust your inner feelings. If there’s something about the meeting that feels “off” you are probably right. We are not all perfect matches for each other.