I’m a hairdresser & clients always do nine things that are so annoying…you think you’re helping, but you’re really not
A HAIRDRESSER has revealed the nine things that clients always do which drive her insane.
So if you’ve got a trip to get your hair done booked any time soon, you’ll want to listen up and take notes to ensure you don’t drive your stylist mad.
Posting on TikTok to reveal her “icks”, Brittany (@by.brittany), a hairstylist from Canada, explained that people lifting their head when they get their hair washed and wearing a turtleneck to an appoint are just two of nine things that she can’t stand.
She said: “My icks as a hairstylist.”
In the clip, we saw Brittany sitting in a hairdresser’s chair, as she opened up on the nine things that get on her nerves as a hairdresser.
She explained: “Let’s do icks as a hairstylist – I feel like this could get me in trouble, but let’s do it.
“So my first ick is when someone shows up late and they have a coffee, and they were late because they were getting the coffee, and they didn’t bring you one.
“Your hairstylist needs to be caffeinated, ok.
“My second one is when you’re trying to blow dry someone’s hair and they do this [pulls head back].
“You’re making my job so much harder, can you please stop?”
The third thing that gets on Brittany’s nerves is when people lift their head when they are getting their hair washed.
She added: “When you’re at the sink and they try to help you, and they lift their head and then just get water everywhere.”
The fourth thing that annoys Brittany is when people claim that they know how to do hair because they were a hairdresser back in the day.
Brittany continued: “When they say, ‘oh I used to be a hairstylist so do blah, blah, blah, blah, blah’, but they haven’t been a hairstylist for, like, 20 years.”
The fifth thing that Brittany can’t stand is when clients book for the wrong thing.
She explained: “If you book in for a haircut and a colour and then get there and say, ‘I actually just need a haircut today.’
“Oh, well, I’m sorry, I just booked three hours for you, and now I’m only gonna need an hour to do a haircut – no, you’re wasting my time.”
As well as this, Brittany revealed that she doesn’t like it when clients complain about other hairdressers.
The hairdresser noted: “When someone complains about their old hairstylist and kind of wants you to complain about them as well.
“Don’t do that. Ick.”
The seventh thing that winds Brittany up is when clients use too much purple shampoo on their hair.
She revealed: “When someone uses too much purple shampoo, so their hair is literally grey and over-saturated from the purple shampoo, and they say, ‘I need to be blonder.’
“You purple shampoo it too much, don’t do it every time you wash your hair.”
Following on from this, the eighth thing that Brittany gets frustrated at is when people don’t book an appointment for Christmas and then get annoyed when she doesn’t have any time to do their hair.
She said: “When it’s Christmas time and they haven’t booked ahead and they need an appointment and they’re messaging you and you’re trying to find an appointment for them, and they’re like, ‘what do you mean you don’t have time?’
“This is your sign to book your hair appointment way ahead of time if you need one for Christmas.”
Finally, Brittany explained that the ninth thing that clients often do that irritates her is wear a turtleneck.
The hair whizz concluded: “Oh, I need to add one more – when you come to your appointment wearing a turtleneck.
“Please don’t wear a turtleneck, it’s probably gonna get colour on it, and then it’s gonna be my fault, even though you shouldn’t have worn a turtleneck to your appointment.”
Brittany’s clip has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly amassed 60.3k views.
It has 3,682 likes, 208 comments and 156 shares.
Many social media users could relate to Brittany and were eager to reflect this in the comments.
One person said: “Amen!! Ugh so true.”
Another added: “I swear one of these happens once a day.”
A third commented: “When they move their head around talking as you’re doing foils…..ick!”