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May 16

Is Your Stylist Ripping You Off?

Are you getting ripped off? 

I believe in Integrity! My Mother taught me that the only thing worse than a liar and a thief was a murderer.  I have lived my life based on that lesson.  I have taken lesson that into my practice as a business owner and a hair stylist.  I have seen a lot in my years as a hair stylist and I want to let you know that a lot of you are getting ripped off! Let's explore how you are getting taken for a ride. 

Everyone Does Not Need a Base Break or Smudge

I see a lot of people in my salon chair that are convinced they need a base break or a "smudge" every single time they go to the salon.  They are often charged $50 or more for this service.  This service is a chemical hair lightening service to lift the hair 2-3 levels to make a highlight more effective for those that have darker hair.  It is a special case scenario at Parvati's Mirror and is only done on those that need it most.  We charge between $20 and $25 for this service.  Some salons in Raleigh believe EVERYONE gets this service regardless of needs and level.  This is simply a rip off.  They charge $50+ for this service and everyone gets it.  It is often poorly executed, resulting in brassy roots and less than appealing hair.  

Why would they do this to you?

This is a great way to "pad a ticket" to use an industry term. This is a way to charge clients more money for something they don't need.  Some salons in the Triangle make this a standard practice.  I'm here to say this needs to stop.

At Parvati's Mirror we believe that each person gets a customized plan that tells them what they need and how often they need it.  They can be assured we'll stick to the plan unless their desires change or their needs change.  

We will give you consistent pricing because you need to budget and so do we.  We won't create a "hair crisis" to make sure you spend more money this week to pad our bottom line.  Integrity matters more than the bottom line at the end of the day.  This is our promise to you. 

I know it is awful.  It is awful to consider that your stylist is trying to ripp you off.  It happens.  You like them.  They are a good person.  Remember they have a boss!  That boss has to have the integrity to worry more about you than they do their pocket book. 

If you need a stylist you can trust we encourage you to give us a call and schedule a consultation.  

We promise to be 100% honest, 100% sincere and give you the best advice possible. We want to build a relationship you can trust. ‚Äč