While working yesterday, a couple of women came in the salon and stood next to the front counter.
Me, working closest to the front, greeted them and asked what I could do for them. One of them inquired as to how much was a haircut. Explaining that we were a chair rental salon and all the stylist's were independent contractors and set their own prices, I quoted them a price of $15 -$20. She asked if someone was available for a $15 haircut. I said I'd check, and excused myself from my customer and went in back to see who was still here. After seeing there was no one available I apologized and told them the rest of us were booked for the afternoon. They asked if it would be better to make an appointment, and I responded yes. They asked if someone could cut their hair tomorrow, and I explained I could give them a stylist business card and they would have to call because I didn't know what hours they work each day since they set their own hours. They said they were tired of going to Bo Rics and getting lousy haircuts. I wanted to say, you get what you pay for, but instead I said yes, you never know what you're going to get there. And then one of them said, Your probably a $20 haircut, and I replied, yes I was. Then as she left, she said, maybe sometime I'll splurge for a $20 haircut.
After she left, Patty, Craig and I looked at each other and started laughing, wondering how I looked like a $20 haircut!