Right, it wasn´t just my own impression then!
I had planned a lovely post here about the magnificent views of the lakes around during the early days of the Summer (because ey, the warm weather is finally here!), as well as the ton of precious parks you can find in Bucharest (no worries, there will be more about that coming, anyway) when "The long hair axiom" stumbled upon me.
The morning after these pictures were taken, I decided to make an apointment at the saloon.
I might clarify that as a rule I normally take care of my hair myself. I´ve had long hair for ten years now and extra-long hair for about three or four. I used to visit the hairdresser´s quite a lot before it but as I was letting hair grow longer I started noticing that, even when it was healthy and well-cared, the coffieurs frequently (if not always) complained about its length and continuously adviced me to cut it down. I got quickly sick of it. I mean, I do understand it is plenty of job for the stylist and I would be more flexible about my opinion if I just didn´t pay a ridiculuosly high fare for extra long hair every single time I visit. So, some time ago I decided to start investing all that money in taking care of it at home. I cut my own edges once a month and dye it when necessary, plus spend a good quantity of money on pricey vitamin treatments to have a healthy and happy hair.
Actually, the only two cases in which I visit the professionals are:
A) If I am attending a special event and need a super-hairdo.
B) If I need to reapply a solid base of colour and I exceptionally feel too lazy to do it myself.
I found myself in the second case and decided it wouldn´t be so bad to let the others do the job for once. I was totally wrong. I let myself to forget about that innegable axiom that says every hairdresser hates long hair: my fault. Indeed, the double hate it if it is extra long.
At the beginning everything was ok, the lady made me sit and brought the colours chart.
For my surprise, it just contained one single black tone, the natural one.
I do like to add blue or purple undertones to my hair, mainly because I like it to look very artificial. I know that´s not very common, but it really suits my style and fits much better aesthetics. I politely asked if they had another chart with more tones to choose and she answered:
"That´s black enough".
Ok, I know it was technically black but there was something on her tone that sounded really rude. However, I let it pass.
She just dyed my hair and when the process was over the washing started but I suspect I should rather call it the torture. Because it was. She removed all the skin stains produced by the dye using an abnormal quantity of strength that made me think she was about to transform herself in she-Hulk. And during the whole process she wouldn´t stop saying "It´s too black". As if I care! That´s precisely what I was looking for! Then we started drying and brushing and the whole thing came at once:
"You should cut the half of your hair down, it is not right. It is too long".
Come on, must I follow every single silly style fashion wave to satisfy a stranger? I thought professionals are supossed to do whatever you like, not the other way round. But before I could say something, she just added:
"I don´t like it (your hair) this way".
I decided not to play her game, so I paid and left with no intention of going back.
I probably won´t visit any hairdresser´s shop in a long, long time.