I. Ignored. All. Of. The. Signs.
I should have known when I pulled up to the salon for my hair appointment that the empty building was not a good sign.
I should have known when I called the number of the salon and the girl who answered laughed and told the other girls she "forgot to tell another client they moved" and the whole salon filled with laughter in the background, it was not a good sign.
I should have known when I arrived at the strip mall and saw a basically vacant parking lot that it was not a good sign.
I should have known when the girl who was suppose to cut my hair at 4:30 finally emerged from the "break room" pregnant, and red eyed and puffy faced that it was not a good sign.
I should have known when she was washing my hair and banging me in the face with her large boobs that it was not a good sign.
I should have known as she was cutting my hair and in the middle of doing so started crying uncontrollably and then ran out of the salon that it was not a good sign.
I should have known when the other girls all rolled their eyes and said, "Not again!" and did rock, paper, scissors to see who was "going after her this time" that it was not a good sign.
I should have known when the girl that "lost" in rock, paper, scissors shouted a very colorful expletive it was not a good sign.
I should have known as I watched the very animated conversation through the window between the 'loser' and the pregnant girl it was not a good sign.
The conversation between the stylists over the whole situation included things like, "she really should just quit" and "did you see what she did to that lady's hair the other day" and "she is going to get us shut down, if she doesn't stop this" I knew it was NOT a good sign. When she finally came in and apologized and told me that she just "accidentally" cut about 5 inches off of my hair instead of the 2 inches I had asked for, it was NOT a good sign. But when she left me in the hands of the three other stylists and one of them said to me, "I going to be honest with you, it's not looking good", as they were trying to "fix it"....THAT was a REALLY terrible, horrible, no good, very bad sign.
Actual text message between me and Cecily :
First message sent when I arrived at the first salon:
Me(4:33pm): Is it a bad sign when you u show up for your hair appt. and they have moved?
Cecily(4:42pm): Haha. That made me laugh. And yeah probably not a GOOD sign anyway! :)
half hour later....
Me(5:12pm):OK so how about when the pregnant girl cutting your hair starts crying uncontrollably and runs out of the salon?
Cecily(5:13pm): No way! Did she come back?
(((i was unable to respond right away, I was in shock...what was going on?!?!)))
Me(5:31pm): Yes. I will be blogging about this...holy cow its not cute. they are trying to fix it.
Cecily(5:32pm): Oooo. I'm sorry!! Is it working? The fixing I mean?
Me(5:37pm): "I'm gonna be honest with you, it's not looking good"...direct quote!
Cecily(5:38pm): Oh my HELL. What did she do?
Me(5:42pm): I'm not sure I think I may have blacked out. I can't believe I am making jokes right now. Dude this is my hair!
Cecily(5:43pm): I am so so sorry!!! Do they at least have someone else trying to fix it?
Me(5:45pm): dude, there are 3 girls working on my hair right now. Seriously I just looked at the floor..I'm pretty sure the back of my head is bald right now.
Cecily(5:47pm): Oh my gosh!! I don't even know what to say other than I'm sorry!! Again!
Me(5:48pm): This stuff only happens to me. thanks for the distraction...TTYL.
Cecily(5:48pm): Good luck!!
Me(5:49pm): Thanks...chocolate. Must. Have. Chocolate...or a gun.
Cecily(5:50pm):Chocolate. I choose chocolate.
So at 6:45pm I have super short hair, not even close to what I asked for. The pregnant girl has come in and out of the break room to check on me and apologize over and over again. And 3 girls have all taken a turn trying to fix what she did to my hair and talk trash about her whenever she is not in the room. I learned:
1. pregnant girl's "sugar daddy" owns the salon
2. sugar daddy is also the baby daddy and is married
3. sugar daddy is NOT married to pregnant girl
4. sugar daddy's wife just found out about the baby 4 days ago
5. pregnant girl is a hot mess...
I did not ask what happened with the other bad hair situations that pregnant girl created. I was too skeeeerd.
As I was putting on my jacket one of the girls handed me a 'bill' for $68. I looked at her and said, "How about I give you $20 and NOT mention the name of your salon when I get home and blog about this tonight?" She only nodded...I dropped the $20 and here I am.
Note to self: Pay attention to the signs or you may just end up with ANOTHER bad hair cut.
*EDIT* I have just woke up from a Girl Scout cookie induced coma. I have worked through this with a Rootbeer Float and a sleeve (ok, box) of thin mints. This might just be the sugar talking, but I think I can get through this. The timing for a bad haircut is not fabulous but dude, its only hair.