Ok so this is me today. I have some green hair. I work in a senior heavy area and old people like to give their opinions on it whether I ask for it or not. I’ve been rocking the multicolored look since high school— I’ve heard it all, it doesn’t bother me. Usually they tell me they like it, sometimes they tell me they don’t and I say, “That’s ok, I do!” And we go about our lives because different people like different things and that’s ok.
Not for this customer I had today.
This man checked out with ANOTHER cashier and was so empassioned by his opinion that he sought me out. This is literally our interaction.
Customer: You’re pretty. You don’t need that.
Me: Just pretty? I think I’m gorgeous. Whether I’m green, black, blue, blonde, pink, etc etc.
Customer: You must be a liberal. Only a liberal would say that.
Customer: I’m just saying, as a master barber and hairdresser, that it doesn’t look good. It’s dull, there’s no life to it, it just doesn’t look good.
At this point I go, “Did I ask you?” And this dude flips out! That I’m rude, that that’s no way to talk to a customer and he can’t believe I said that! I told him to have a nice day. I’m used to the audacity of customers in what they have to say about unorthodox appearances. But this guy was so offended that I didn’t think he was doing me a favor by letting me know how unattractive my hair is!
About 75% of the time I have customers compliment my hair because it’s a mix of a few colors, or asking what brand I used to dye it or how I did it.
The other 25% it’s generally an unsolicited “why does do that to your hairs” opinion. I once had someone actually ask how I’ll get a job with that hair. While I was ringing them up. At my job.