And stay at the same salon?
I’ve gone to the same hair place for nearly 5 years now (the longest salon relationship I’ve ever had). I started with one stylist, C, who did a great job. At the end of the third year she moved away so her husband could go to grad school. I, and most of her other clients, were asked to transfer to another stylist, S. I did that and I have been getting okay haircuts for 2 years.
C recently moved back into town and is back at the salon. Although I wanted to switch back to her, I stayed with S. I felt uncomfortable dumping him. I’m over that now: my last haircut from S was such a disaster that C had recut it. Now I want to remain her client.
This may seem like a silly question, but I like the place and the people…I just like C’s work better. I don’t want to be uncomfortable when I visit, but I don’t want to maintain the status quo (and requisite bad hair). So, what’s the nice way to switch? Do I just disappear and schedule appointments when S isn’t there? Do I ignore the issue and just go with C? Do I tell S that I’m switching?
(PS, you should know I wrote my accountant a “dear john” letter when I left her to have a relative do my taxes for free. Yes, I know I’m sad.)