NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I went to the Great Clips at 3710 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville TN on Thursday June 23 between 2 and 3 pm. My ticket number was ** (on my receipt). I wasn't super excited getting up out of the chair at the store, but when I got home I saw the carnage on my head. Worst haircut of my life. It was an inch shorter than I requested on top and too long in the back. Normally, I could live with this, but it was so uneven and patchy everywhere that it looked like I got my hair cut by dodging knives at the circus. There were several tufts of hair at the front that were half an inch longer than the surrounding regions. A divet on the upper right side of my head looked like an eroded crater on a hairy moon.
I paid $13, but I've had better $5 haircuts from a Chinese immigrant working without a shop. Yes, that's how low my standards are. I've never previously gone back to have a haircut re-done, but this was unbearable. Distrusting the Great Clips on Hillsboro Pike, I drove to the one at 4311 Harding Road. My ticket number was **. They fixed it as best they could, and were somewhat apologetic about the other place, but I still had to pay another $14.
COPPELL -- I went to Great Clips at Coppell Crossing to get my haircut on Tuesday at 4pm. Hair Stylist: Sylvia. I said, "I want triple 0 on the sides and a half inch on top." She said, "We don't have triple 0." I said she could use the clippers to trim the neck. She asked the other woman if that was OK.
She started on the sides. I smelled alcohol. She was using the clippers to trim the neck on the top of my head. My hair was over 2 inches long. I asked her about that. She said that she knew what she was doing. She kept using them till they started jamming. Then she started using the regular clippers. She asked again. "How long do you want it on top." I said, "a half inch." She was barely cutting it. I knew there was a problem. The picture on the license didn't look like the woman who was cutting my hair. It said the license expired 5/05.
She started taking the cover off, like she was through. I said, "That is not even. The right side was ½ inch lower than the other." She put the cover back on. Trimmed a little bit and took the cover off. I said, "It's still not even." It was obvious! She was closing one eye and looking at it. She couldn't see the problem. She did a little more work. She took the cover off. I said, "That is more than a half inch on top." She said, "No. That's a half inch." I said "OK, I'm not going to argue about it." I paid her, and left her a tip.
I drove to school. People where looking at me strange. In class, people where laughing and making fun of me. My hair is not even. It is 1.5 inches on one side. ½ inch on the other. This is the worst haircut I have ever gotten. I am wearing a baseball cap.