This is just not working out (How to break up with your hairstylist)
Last week, I talked about how the relationship with your hair stylist can often mirror the relationship with your significant other. You need honesty, communication and trust in order for both relationships to be successful. But what if it doesn’t work out the way you planned? How can you end that relationship tactfully and painlessly? That may not be the easiest thing to do, especially if you end up seeing someone else right down the street or even in the same beauty shop or salon!
Well first of all, treat it just like you would any other break up. Have a conversation. Explain that you want to talk….and schedule sometime in between his or her appointments or at the beginning or end of the day. If possible, do it privately and not in front of everyone else in the shop. Spare him or her the embarrassment.
Secondly, .Be up front, honest and direct. State that you will be moving on to someone else and that you wanted to be the first person to let him or her know. If you feel comfortable, you can even explain why the relationship is no longer working for you. If it makes it a little easier, use the old tried and true favorite line: “It’s not you, It’s me. I am the one who’s changed”. LOL
Finally, Be nice and end things on a good note. Write a thank you not for his or her years of service. Maybe (if you feel like really being nice), send your stylist a nice bouquet of flowers to show your appreciation. The last thing you want to do is burn bridges. Who knows, you may need your stylist for a hair emergency in the future. It’s always good to have a back up list!