Life can get incredibly busy and stressful. Things can come up all the time that seem more important than that salon appointment you have on your schedule, even if you’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. You might even feel selfish or frivolous to want to do something for yourself when work, kids, chores, travel and other obligations seem more demanding and important. You often leave precious little time for yourself and maintaining your hairstyle. But are you sure that it is a good idea to put your hair at the bottom of the list of important things to get done?
Definitely not. There are many reasons to rethink neglect of your tresses, and yourself in general. Stressful times are exactly the ones that call for a little extra attention to yourself for relaxation and retuning yourself and your appearance to give you a boost and some extra confidence when you are feeling frazzled. When all your energy and attention goes to other obligations, you will deplete all your energy so that there will be nothing left to give. This makes an argument even for unselfish reasons why you should keep your appointment despite what might come up. Here are some more:
1. There is no time like the present. This adage makes sense in many more ways than philosophical ones. We always think that we will have more time SOMEDAY but how often is that the case? Really, if there isn’t a disaster going on, then you may have more time now than later when it could be a much worse one for time’s sake. doing it now will be good for our schedule in the long run because you don’t have it hanging over you.
2. Ultimately, you will save time. This may sound ironic when you are so busy you can barely do the things that seem like emergencies. But ultimately, you need your hair done sometime. You can’t put it off for ever. And there was a reason that you set the appointment for the time that you did – chances are it was as good or better of a time to do it as any. If you wait and are forced to do it when it isn’t convenient, you may find yourself in more of a bind.
Also, practically, your hair takes you less time to get looking good when it is cut into a manageable style. You know what it’s like when you are overdue for a trim. You blow-dry it, curl it, and coax it into obedience but it just doesn’t want to do anything. You will spend your day having a fright catching yourself in the mirror and trying to do something about it. You then wait for your next appointment which will probably have been hard to get so you take a time that isn’t that great. Keeping your hair in its usual style, and keeping the appointment that you made when good appointment times were available, are ways to spend less time doing your hair and on your next appointment.
3. Ultimately, you save money. You have to do more involved things to keep a cut in shape if it has been a while. Particularly if you let perms or coloring go too long, it can require major intervention rather than a touch up.
4. That next appointment might be a long ways away. Particularly if you nabbed a lucky spot, such as a cancellation, or with the coveted best stylist in the salon, it might be hard to replace. How often are you going to get lucky again? The popular and quality places are hard to schedule with, so you may be risking putting off your cut for a long long time, and if you are already overdue, how much are you going to enjoy that wait?
5. It’s only the right thing to do, after all. Everyone has stressful lives. No one feels that they are the ones that can afford to give up their time. So your salon is probably going to get hit with a lot of such requests or even no shows. This is not very nice, particularly if it is a business that you are going to use in the future and that you value and respect. If the stylist is one that you want to remain on friendly terms with, it is going to be awfully uncomfortable to have left them holding the bag while you adjust your schedule but give them a kink in theirs.
Some companies even have fees for no-shows, particularly the very popular places that can afford to loose your business. And if you do it too many times, they will feel they can let you go as a client. Often cancelling at the last minute can leave the stylist with a slot that they can’t fill, and this means no money. It won’t be a popular thing to do. So do what you have to do to keep that appointment! Your hair, your body, and your stress level will thank you, and so will your stylist.