Your hairdresser can become someone you confide in, share laughs with and look forward to seeing every six weeks. But let’s face it they also have to get your hair right. They should know what you like or be open to helping you find a new style, because our hair—like our personality—is ever evolving. The trouble is, we don’t all keep the same friends throughout our lives and the same goes for hairdressers. If you’ve outgrown the hairstyles they give you, persevered but they’re just not quite you anymore, how do you break up with your hairdresser? We spoke to Ken O’Rourke, Charles Worthington’s brand ambassador, keep scrolling for his solutions to this problem.
It’s highly likely that you have spotted another hairdresser in the same salon who is creating the kind of hair you want. Find out what days your hairdresser is off or when they’re next going on holiday. Book in with the other hairdresser when yours isn’t at work. If you love your new hair, then gradually make that transition.
Tell them that your financial circumstances have changed, that you can no longer afford them and that you’re so upset you have to move on! This gives you the freedom to head to another salon or have your pick of the junior team at the same place.
If you want to go to another salon you can just leave. If the receptionist asks you if you want to make your next appointment say, you’ll ring up to make one once you know how your diary is looking. The only person calling you up, chasing, will be the receptionist.
You have their number on speed dial and they’ve been to your house for dinner? Be kind, but be honest; if they’re that close you definitely owe it to them. It’ll be awkward, but it has to be done.
Extend your gap between haircuts by using Charles Worthington Secrets Collection Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm (£11) before shampooing. Apply Redken Extreme Length Sealer Split End Treatment (£15) after each wash.
Have you ever broken up with a hairdresser? Share your story and tips in the comment box below.