JC Penney Informative - Surcharge for long hair
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA -- I had my hair trimmed and colored at Penney's last night. I have no complaints about the experience or my stylist. She did a very nice job and was knowledgeable. She went over all the prices up front for the color and that it would be extra because I have long hair. No problem.
She told me the price of a cut was $33. I thought that was a little steep, but only about $6 more than I normally pay where I usually go (I get my hair cut about once a year-too poor and too lazy to do it more often), so I went with it.
I paid for the services and tipped her and left. When I got to the car, I took a look at the receipt, even though the charges were correct based on what she told me. I saw that a haircut is $23, and there is a surcharge of $10 because I have long hair. I've never had this surcharge anywhere else.
Yes, I have long hair, but not Crystal Gayle long. Also, she trimmed about an inch off the bottom. So if I had short hair and she trimmed an inch, it would have been less of an effort? I guess I just don't understand the point of it. Styling consisted of blowing it dry. When I used to wear my hair shorter, they put way more effort into styling it than they have to now.
I'm chalking it up to a lesson learned, but I would have appreciated it if she had told me that the haircut was $23 and it would be $10 more for long hair. I would have paid it anyway, but it would have been nice to know.
So all you folks with long hair-just be aware, and ask for a breakdown of EVERYTHING.