All the Emotional Stages of Going to the Hair Salon!

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We’ve all been there, we finally get that push to change up our hair. Whether it was because of a break up, a new job, or you’re reinventing your style. We all have the same emotional stages when getting our hair done.


You’re finally going to do it! You’ve done your research on exactly what you want and you’ve mentally prepared yourself and you’re so ready for your brand new look!


It’s been more than the suggested 4 – 6 weeks any stylist would suggest since the last time you’ve gotten a haircut. You knew the hair lecture was coming, but you still weren’t completely prepared.


Now that the shame is out of the way, you’re ready for your haircut.  You’re a little unsure, but it’s too late to turn back now, right?


You’re ready. You want this haircut, and it’s going to look amazing. But it’s so different from your current style, you need this change, but it doesn’t come without a little bit of nerves.


It never feels this good to wash your own hair, it’s so nice to lay back and be pampered every now and then.


Hair color takes so long to process, why? There’s only so many times you can scroll through your Facebook newsfeed or Instagram photos before you start getting bored.


Why is so much being cut off? That’s more than I expected… the panic arises in you as you realize you’re now about to have much shorter hair then you imagined.

Relaxed again

You could also never blow dry your own hair like this at home. You’re now getting excited to see the finished work.


You’ve been waiting for this change for so long, scared that you’d hate it so you never went for it. Now that it’s done, you love it, and you walk out feeling hotter then ever!

Whether or not you’ve realized it, those are the emotional stages of being at a hair salon!

What are your emotional stages in a hair salon?

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  • Evelina

    Haha! So true! I always go through all of these emotions

  • The last time my mummy went to the hairdressers it ended in tears. She actually wrote a break-up letter to Toni & Guy. So hoping next time she’ll get the happy emotions too!

  • Kara

    Hee hee – this made me chuckle. I really need my haircut, must make an appointment

  • This is so true hhaha, every single time I got to a hair salon. You nailed it.

  • Hahaha I couldn’t stop laughing at this, and you are absolutely right about every emotion!
    xx, Kusum |

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini

    Such a funny post :)) I love changes and I`m not nervous at all when I go for a new haircut because my hair is growing soooo fast – guess I am a lucky girl :D

  • This is so, so true! I have been through all of this – like 100 times! So hilarious! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • Anwar

    Omg.. this one hundred percent accurate , stage of emotion you go thru,and Gif’s are done beautifully

  • Ana Ojha

    I can totally relate with all these phases! I loved your GIF’s especially the monkey doing blow drying. It’s hilarious!

  • This is so true… I’m always kinda scared that it will not turn out as the way I want, but it always does. :)

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I am one of those people who loves the salon experience and love someone else washing my hair, adding a treatment, blow drying it #heaven x

  • Anvita – TheBellyRulesTheMind

    Anxious…always wondering if i will be able to carry my new hairdo.

  • Haha this is so true – I have to admit I often just DIY my haircut at home! So bad! x

  • Jessica

    Haha. I am excited and nervous most of the time. Unfortunately, it always ended up that I was disappointed with the outcome but I tried to convice myself just to like it and let it grow again.

  • Laura Dove

    Haha this is so funny! I always leave the hair salon feeling really annoyed at myself that I messed with my hair, I never like it when it has just been done! A week or two after I fall in love with it, enjoy it for a few more weeks and then go and have it done again, and back around we go!

  • The .gif with the dog is so silly and funny! I only get my hair trimmed every 3-6 months because I`m trying to grow my hair out.

  • haha, I can relate to this. I never go to the hairdresser ever 4-6 weeks, that would ruin my budget as here in the UK it cost about £80 to get your air cut and dyed. I love it when someone else is washing my hair and oh my, the final result! Why can’t we at home make our hair be like that? :)

  • Edo

    The dog and the monkey is so adorable hehe

  • This is really funny. I’ve definitely had the panicked “why are they cutting so much off?” before.

  • Little Steps

    I always feels relaxed when going to our hairdresser’s. Maybe because I’ve been going to the same one for years and really enjoy chatting with her ;)

  • Jolina – The Unlikely Baker

    LOL! I didn’t realize there are so many stages of getting a haircut. Too funny.