Sunday, December 4, 2011
DivaDebbi's Rules of Beauty Civility: Salon Etiquette
These days, women are busier than ever. Much of that can be attributed to the schedules of our children, who are also busier than ever with long days jammed with school, after school and weekend activities that require chauffeuring and cheering. Toss in work, working out, volunteering, food shopping, meal preparation and managing our social lives and particularly in the burbs, you've got a bunch of very busy bees.
I think even the men get it now..no self respecting man with an ounce of intelligence will ever utter, "So. What did you do all day"?, recognizing that leisurely shopping and spa days, were not on tap.
Where am I going with all of this? To the unspoken Rules of Beauty Civility when it comes to salon etiquette, those houses that we worship to carve out a little "me time", to read a magazine, write, or enjoy a neck massage. Out of respect to your fellow patron, do turn off your cell phone, text if you wish, but PLEASE, do not bring your screaming, crying baby to sit on your lap with you while you have your roots touched up.
This may have been the single rudest, most inconsiderate thing I have ever seen a mother, with a choice, do. What should she have done besides subjecting her baby to chemicals, upsetting the stylists concentration, destroying the peaceful harmony of her fellow patrons and putting management in an uncomfortable position?
Simple. ( And yes, chances are her babysitting plans went awry. With my head splitting, I was evilly fantasizing about a leash and a parking meter). No matter what the state of her roots, black or white, the polite thing, the civil thing to do, was to reschedule.
What say you? Do you agree or do you think she broke the Rules of Beauty Civility, or was well within her beauty rites to get her roots touched up no matter what the impact on others???