I am a girl who enjoys having a spa or salon service pampering whenever time allows, or my wallet gives its blessing. Being pampered is a way that I thank my body for being good to me, and thus, I am in the trusted hands of an esthetician, a masseuse, a hair stylist, a nail technician, etc. But what happens when you purchase a service from a salon or spa and are met with horrible results?
It’s happened to me one times too many—which is why I only patronize a select few spots here in St. Louis with my beauty needs.
Here are my five examples of a salon service gone wrong:
- The “supposed” facial: In 2005, I went to a local salon here in St. Louis for a facial. Its upscale decor and atmosphere had me thinking that I would also receive that type of service. NOT. The facial as the worst I have ever had the experience of having and she used items that could be purchased at Sally Beauty—she applied a hot towel to my face that was straight out of the microwave (YES!) and almost burned me to smithereens! It was a horrible experience and I have never had anything close to that type of facial again.
- The “nipper”: In 2008, I went to get a manicure with a gift certificate I was given. My usual nail technician was out sick so I was serviced by her sister, who I had previously watched do other people’s manis. She was on the phone the entire time gabbing away about Facebook drama, and before I knew it, the cuticle nippers were moving to and fro and nipped a huge gash on my finger. Blood squirted everywhere! It was horrible.
- The eyebrow lighting incident: In 2007, I decided to get my eyebrows lightened just a tad. My mother had this process done and hers looked fab so I went to the same girl who did hers. After she applied the lightening agent, she walked away and after 10 minutes, it started burning. I called her to come back over and she said that since my eyebrows were so dark, I needed to have it sit on my eyebrows more in order for it to lighten. After about 20 minutes, I couldn’t take it anymore—I had her remove the dye and I looked crazy! I actually had blond eyebrows!
- The scalding hot pedi: Earlier this year, I went to a spa that I had been to many times before. I sat down for a pedicure and put my feet into scalding hot water. It was so hot, as I removed my feet, it felt like my skin was peeling off. Suffice to say, I have not been back.
- The eyebrow “arch”: About 10 years ago, I got my first ever eyebrow arch. I was very apprehensive about getting them done but I wanted to achieve a more polished look. I got them waxed and then plucked, only to see after it was done that they were thin and uneven and simply horrid. It took about a month for them to grow back in and it took me another year or so to go back and get them arched professionally again.
What are some of your salon horror stories? What have you done to avoid being “stung” by a spa or salon? Leave a comment and lets chat!