We've all had a bad haircut or two, but these are on a whole 'nother level.
"When I was assisting, I used a code phrase with my boss to have her come check something without freaking the client out.
It was, 'Do you think we should tone this?'
It's a really common saying in the salon so the clients don't think anything of it, but her and I both knew that if I was asking, it basically was my way of saying, 'Oh, shit.'
One day, I take a client to the bowl to shampoo her and start pulling out her foils.
Her hair was coming out with the foils. Like every piece that was in a foil was disconnecting from her head. I was panicking. So I said it. 'Do you think this needs a tone?' And of course, this would be the one time where it didn't click with her and she casually says, 'No, it's good.'
I'm literally sweating. I don't know shit about hair, but I know it's supposed to stay attached to the head. So I say it again, but more direct. 'Hey (boss), are you sure? Do you want to check this? I think it needs a tone.' And again she brushed it off. Finally, I was like, 'I REALLY THINK SHE NEEDS A TONE.' Then the boss took over.
It's been a few years since I assisted, but my old boss still gives that chick free extensions."