Friday, May 20, 2011

Took a risk, and lost!

I'm sure all of you have heard of a little company called Groupon. A few months ago, a coupon came up for $45 worth of treatments at the Aveda Institute here in Provo for $20. "Sure," I thought, "I'll use that!" The Groupon was bought, with the expiration date on May 19th. Well, a day came about a month ago (soon after finding out the news of my bebe) that I was itching for a good trim. I remembered this Groupon and walked into Aveda hoping to use it.

Of course there's a catch with this Groupon. You have to use ALL of it in one visit. A haircut is only $10 or $15. I decided I needed a trim right away and could use the Groupon later to get some color or something. Of course Aveda has a "special" for first-timers: If you buy any Aveda product, your haircut is free, AND you get a gift certificate for whatever amount you spend on product. "Sure," I thought, "I'll splurge this once and get some product and then I can add that amount to the $45 Groupon since I have a bum load of hair (which is more expensive...)"

So then guess how much I ended up getting on hair product? FORTY FIVE DOLLARS! That's 90 dollars for services at Aveda (for 65 dollars, but still...). Okay so that's just the background.

I made an appointment ON May 19th (yesterday) so that I could hurry and use the Groupon. Guess how much I ended up using? JUST the Groupon. No, I did NOT need that extra product. And guess what?

THE CHICK RUINED MY HAIR!!! The terrifying thing? She's "graduating" in a couple of months...beware! (I thought I was safe with her because of this fact.)

I thought, "It's eventually going to get warm and I want some nice blonde-age in my hair for fun." Yeah, well this chick not only ripped my hair out with her awful hair-washing and brushing skills, but she nearly BALDED me in the back of my head. It's thinned so much that it feels like a bird's nest back there. If I see any of you, I'll have you feel it. Oh, and she left the dye stuff in my hair a bit  too long--I have PLATINUM BLONDE highlights on the top. It's horrifying.

I'm never buying a Groupon again. I've wasted so much money. This is the risk that one takes when going to a hair school.

6 comments:

  1. Oh Sad!!! Ha ha I gues everyone has to have a horrible beauty school experience. So sorry! You should have come over to me!:) I would have loved to do your hair! And I would NOT have messed it up!! Oh well! It'll grow back and you can try again! Not there though! :)

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  2. Haha okay I find it really hard to believe it's THAT terrible!! Kind of dying to do something fun to my hair, but don't know what? I want to see pics! :) Also. I miss you.

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  3. oh ames! that's aweful. I'm sure it's not as bad as you say :) but i'd love to feel your rat's nest...just for fun...

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  4. You poor thing! I thought Aveda was supposed to be good! I've thought about going to the one by us before, but maybe now I will be a little more cautious. I hope you are all doing well! I feel like it's been too long since we last saw you!

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  5. UGH there's nothing worse than having thick hair and the hair lady THINS THE CRAP OUT OF IT! because it takes FOREVER to grow back! that made me so annoyed. i bet you still look beautiful though!

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  6. i would only recommend going to a beauty school (don't let the fancy name fool you) for a perm if you're an old stingy lady who wants poodle hair without paying too much for it. Seriously, these girls are still learning & hair is difficult, there is a reason why it takes over a year to acquire a license. You here everyone having a hair horror story & most of those were at Real salons with girls who should know what they are doing, but somehow didn't, so going to a school is an obvious no-no. lol im sorry your hair is ruined for awhile, wish i was there to fix it. but i wouldn't blame groupon, just the fine print & the good aveda sales chick for making you spend so much, ha.

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