I was happily walking in town today when a lady called out to me, 'Excuse me, excuse me!' I turned momentarily, not recognising the voice but decided to be polite and stop.
A lady emerged with a short jherri curl type hairdo with some random red highlights and rushed to my side. She already had a card in her hand which she wanted to give me. I stretched out to take the card before I read part of it 'Hair Salon'.
I then proceeded to give it back to her declining her services. saying, 'No thanks, I do my own hair.'
She protested and I quote, 'We do relaxer, your hair gonna be so long, ' This was accompanied by a hand gesture showing tresses trailing down.
I didn't reply, just glared at her. She seemed to realise that her help was unwanted and immediately apologised profusely and slinked back into the crowd.
I do think she was incredibly polite when I declined her services but it really does bother me that there are quite a few 'hairdressers' who believe that when you have your natural hair out, you must be in between appointments for the next relaxer.
I also do think that before you offer hair services on the street, your own hair must actually look good! I think if you are an established hair dresser, your own hair probably doesn't matter that much but really lady with a jherri curl expecting me to go to your salon?
Anyone share the same experience with a 'helpful tip'?