All of these stories just make me cringe!!! I've had my share of bad hair experiences....but let me tell you all a bad hair experience from a professional standpoint......it's awful!!!
So I'm at my first job in a hairsalon/beauty supply. I'm one of 2 stylists, and on this particular day, I'm the only hairstylist working. A girl comes in the store with her boyfriend (she's from out of town) and asks me about having her hair hilighted. I look at her overprocessed hair, and say "It's not a good idea. Your hair is dry from perms and and color...way too over processed." I proceeded to tell her that I was uncomfortable with coloring her hair (not to mention I never learned how to hilight hair with foil, let alone have ever performed that service on anybody before) She didn't care about my discomfort, said she had it done all the time (yeah! it looked like it). Her hair was down the middle of her back, frizzy/crunchy permed, way too light, and just downright nasty........but if she insisted, I'd give it a shot.
So, I apply the color, and felt very proud of my accomplishment after her head was full of foils. When the processing time was up, I took her to the shampoo bowl and opened the first foil packet.......to my dismay, the hair in the foil no longer resembled hair!!!! It was a glob of mushy white matter surrounded in a greenish juice. That's right folks.....I MELTED her hair!!! It was my first worst nightmare come true. I took the foils out, rinsed her hair down the drain...........I shampooed her hair and used every reconstructor conditioning treatment and cutilce sealer I could get my hands on......nothing was helping. I was on the verge of barfing...but I just had to suck it up and roll with the punches at this point. SO, I get her back to my chair and attempt to BRUSH her hair out so I can "trim" it.......LMOA!!!! As I'm "brushing" her hair, it's breaking of in clumps, and very much resembles slime at this point. I'm talking a million miles an hour to avoid the inevidable question from her boyfriend...dum dum dum dum....he finally pipes up and asks me the dreaded question "Why is her hair falling out in clumps?" Well....what do you say to that? "Uh....didn't you know it was all the rage!! No sh*t! Chemical haircuts are in"
Needless to say the waterworks began instantly...and with that, she left the building......wet, unbrushes hair with gummy clumps dangling from her head. It was a pathetic sight ladies....I wanted to DIE!!!!! I wanted to crawl up in a hole and never come out. It took me a year before I would do a weave again...but I can confidently say, that I have mastered foil hilighting. I'm the best in my salon....hands down.