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Terrible Haircut
Posted by Janbrown on 03/04/2011
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- My son went in with hair to the bottom of his chin. This is a popular hairstyle with the young teenagers here. We just wanted a shape-up. After Melissa was done, He came out with hair above his ears. The hairstylist chopped and chopped on his hair. The manager tried to blend the top. We were charged. Once in the car, I saw more gaps in the hair. The assistant manager tried to even it up. Then, I was offered a free hair cut. They should have given my money back. The haircut still looks terrible. The only choice I have is to let it grow out some and let someone else even it up. It is so bad that my son did not even want to go to school to see his peers. SUB-STANDARD hairdressers are not cool! I would not recommend this place to anyone.

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04:
Sports Clips is just one more in a long line of fast food hair cut places to be avoided at all costs. Do as I do and only let Asians working in Asian owned stores cut your hair. You'll get a happy ending everytime.

Good review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04:
Did you ask for your money back?
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2011-03-04:
Just because something is popular doesn't mean it is necessary; individual expression can say a lot about a person. Maybe your son can use the experience to develop some leadership skills.
Posted by SteveWiginowski on 2011-03-04:
LR, I've been to a Sports Clip before and had an excellent hair cut. I would certainly go back if one was close to me. I'm curious as to why you say so many places should be avoided at all costs? Do you think that 100% of the people who get a haircut at where you get your hair cut are happy when they leave? It may be more than the average, but one complaint could be a really bad one and would you then suggest that it be avoided at all costs?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-03-04:
#4 clippers, left/right side cut in my own home, wife trims the back and I'm done.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04:
Me using clippers with a guard that fell off while cutting nephew's hair: "I've got good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?"
Nephew: "What's the good news?"
Me: "The good news is you're going to a professional stylist."
Nephew: "What's the bad news?"
Me: "The bad news is the reason you're going to a professional stylist is because there is now a big bald spot in the back of your head."
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-03-04:
Unslated asked a good question. Did you ask for a refund? From the description you may deserve one, but sometimes you need to ask. Or, you could be bold, and say "I don't feel I should pay for this haircut." At the extreme, you could say "We're not paying for this haircut!"

MDSasquatch brings up a good point. This could actually be a growth experience for you son, while his hair grows back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04:
Steve, I’m probably unfair but that’s alright. I just don't like these national chains where the employees are punching a clock instead being their own employer. I kind of dig locally owned and operated places not sporting some sign I can see in every major city in America. Yeah I'm a dinosaur.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-03-04:
jktshff1 -> that may work for some, and would be easy for short hair, I assume. My hair is medium length, and thin, and there is no way a home haircut would look presentable. Heck, it barely looks presentable when done by a professional (:
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-04:
Just because it's locally owned and operated doesn't mean they know how to cut hair.

I'm still looking for a good place to take my son for a good haircut. My husband wants to just buzz it at home, but I do NOT want that.
Posted by msnanny on 2011-03-04:
Wonder what you and your son were doing while she was chopping away at his hair? Nobody thought to say "Hey STOP! This is not what I wanted!"
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-04:
msnanny, it's hard to stop a hairdresser in the middle of things. And it's impossible to know what he or she is doing.

I took my son for a haircut a couple of months ago. I told the lady the same thing I tell them every time. #2 around the back and sides, and use scissors on the top. As I watched her cut my son's hair, my stomach dropped as she used the #2 all the way over the top of his head. If I said stop, that wouldn't have replaced the hair she just buzzed off.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-03-04:
I too do not understand how hair can go from chin length to above the ear without being noticed. You have to pay attention when someone is cutting your hair. Never assume they understand what you want. Some hairdressers just don't listen.

I feel really bad for your son. I understand how this can be a traumatic experience for a teenager. Maybe he can go somewhere else and get some funky short haircut and start a new trend. The good news is, it will grow back. And I'll bet next time he'll watch every move the hairdresser makes.

You could have asked for a refund, but I think they should have given you one regardless.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-03-04:
On the other hand, I think the op deserves money back, why would you want the give them another chance to mess it up.
Posted by Skye on 2011-03-04:


Definitely deserves to get her money back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04:
Indeed, a refund is in order.
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Horrible Service at Sport Clips on Pelham Road, SC
Posted by Iwouldratherbeatthebeach on 08/03/2009
GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Went here on 7/24, my son's birthday to get his "free" haircut they advertise. We always get our kids hair cuts here and read the sign before and joined the free birthday list. When we got in the lady was very rude and you could tell she didn't want to be there AT ALL. She said since I signed up for the birthday club at the other one I needed to go there even though they are both owned by the same person. It was an hour before closing so I tried to explain to her I couldn't get there in time and this was closer to my home. She was so rude! She told me she would not honor it. Then she was rude to my 11 year old and cut his ear while giving his uneven, horrible haircut. Wrote a letter to the business to let them know I would not return because of this hairstylist and did not hear anything from them. No I'm sorry or anything. Will never go there again!
     
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Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-03:
Poor kid. What a hellish way to spend your birthday.
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-03:
How serious was the cut? Did it warrant medical attention?

I bet the local media might want to hear about this one.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-03:
You really should sue them too. I'm sure that cut must be worth millions. Don't forget to report the shop to the BBB too.
Posted by DisputeTheCharges on 2009-08-04:
Eloise has the best answer!
Posted by goduke on 2009-08-04:
Never make your hair folks mad before they cut your hair.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-08-04:
or fix your food
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
Eloise and Dispute, most unintelligible answers.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-04:
What? Soaring, you always tell people to complain to the BBB and to sue. I thought you just forgot.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-08-04:
You could kill 2 birds with one stone if you just sue the BBB and complain to the lawyer.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-04:
I'd never thought of that. Sounds perfect! Best Answer Digital!
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
This thread is just getting ridiculous. All I asked is how severe the cut was. The haircut could always be fixed elsewhere.

Maybe if you read the threads where I tell people to sue, you will see that there is a significant reason to do so. Or maybe you forgot how to comprehend facts.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Some of you members forget that Soaring is young, enthusiastic and totally sincere. Its a shame to hold that up to ridicule. Please lets not bash each other for trying to help the consumers that come here...
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-08-04:
I don't have any problem with soaring. She can say whatever she wants.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-04:
Soaring you told the poster to call the local media. How is that not overreacting? Or maybe you've reached an age where it is difficult to remember what you wrote the day before. Go back over your comments for the last month and count how many times you told people to sue. The number is outrageous.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Soaring, I think if the cut on the kid's ear was severe, the OP would have mentioned it.

Eloise, everyone has different approaches to consumer posts. Its not up to you or anyone else to tell them that they are wrong. If his information is bad, its easy enough to point out without ridicule.
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
I'm a he.

Contacting the local media would share the experience with other locals, and as a result, there is a definite chance of action being taken, and a rectification. This is a logical solution.

Maybe I tell people to sue a lot because people are being ripped off or taken advantage of, a lot. Usually it is the right course of action, and if it isn't then people can politely tell me why it isn't, that is what a community is for. Meanwhile you are flaming me simply because I have the opportunity to respond to more situations, which are similar in nature somehow.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-04:
Boki, he was the one who called my comment stupid. Is it ok to do that?
I went back and checked Soarings comments over the last 10 days he encouraged posters to sue 13 times, and to contact the media four times. It's over the top and unnecessary.
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
It appears that you have ample time to flame yet not enough to read the reviews associated with the comments. It is like boxing where you hop in the ring without putting gloves on.

You were the instigator with the ridiculous response to my comment after all. Your comment, in fact could have led to someone actually starting a ridiculous lawsuit.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Well Soaring, you've always seemed very open to constructive criticism. I think that is admirable, but I'm not happy with people mocking you because they disagree...

You have a good spirit and you frequently side with the consumer..maybe that's what ticks them off, I dunno.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Eloise, your comment about suing them and the BBB did not go unnoticed. Don't expect me to believe that Soaring called you stupid for nothing. He's not an idiot.

And believe me, you're not the only one who does this..there are several.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
If you feel that his responses to consumers are over the top, you can talk to him about it at any time. He's always receptive to criticism, and answers it very kindly.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-08-04:
So I'm stupid, Boki? Thanks!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
You are anything but stupid, Eloise. That's why I'm making this appeal to you. If I thought you were hardheaded and stupid, I would just flame you back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-04:
Boki, how very conciliatory of you!
You are correct everyone has their own "style" I'm of the opinion you don't go screaming to the govt or some other agency every time you feel someone did you a tiny bit of dirt. Culpability and occasionally eating crap that may not have been your fault are what I would pass on to the "young, enthusiastic" poster.
We have become such a sadly litigious society because of people like that - perhaps others such as yourself can provide guidance.
Personally I picture he/she as the hall monitor who narc'd on everyone in grade school
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
VF you still haven't proven yourself. I'm still waiting.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-04:
I've always found the reactions that SC's comments generate to be very fascinating and revealing as well. The responses IMHO aren't meant to flame SC but rather are honest gut reactions to his comments. Very interesting.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
LOL VF, I don't advocate suing all the time either.
And your advice that occassionally eating crap and learning things the hard way is extremely valuable. The lawyers that I knew (including my ex) gave the same advice, many, many times.

I don't picture him as a narc in the hallway, I kind of picture him as one of the students that used to help me with my math homework...

You know that I value your advice also, I've told you before.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-04:
Soaring prove myself of what may I ask?
I got drawn into a silly argument with a kid and I know better than that.

Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-04:
You claimed to be a military pilot and an airline executive.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Soaring, this is about haircuts! :D
Posted by fionaflyby21 on 2009-09-26:
Eloise, whats up between you, jktshff1 and LadyScot? Do you always piggyback each other's comments just to build your case? Geez you guys have a lot of fun here at this website trying to upset consumers! I see hundreds of posts that you have all ganged up to shoot down the consumer with a complaint.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-09-26:
You are really desperate for attention aren't you fiona?
Posted by fionaflyby21 on 2009-09-26:
Yes Eloise, I want to bring attention to your crummy tactics. People are actually trying to defend themselves and their opinions without realizing that it is your mission to gang up on the consumers with your posse of pals that are only here to aggravate consumers and defend retailers (regardless of who is right), rather than offer any real help to these folks that need a bit of empathy if nothing else.
Posted by fionaflyby21 on 2009-09-26:
Yes Eloise, I want to bring attention to your crummy tactics. People are actually trying to defend themselves and their opinions without realizing that it is your mission to gang up on the consumers with your posse of pals that are only here to aggravate consumers and defend retailers (regardless of who is right), rather than offer any real help to these folks that need a bit of empathy if nothing else.
Posted by Fufu487 on 2009-09-26:
fiona, was it really neccessary to bring up Eloise? she hadn't made a comment previous to yours since......am I reading this right?? August 4?? And It was yourself, fiona who brought this thread back to life??? wow, that's unneccesary... lol we should ALL, including yourself, be more kind to each other.
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