In what might be the most brilliant news of the day, a hair salon in the UK is offering up a ‘quiet chair’.
We’ve all been there. You get to the hairdressers, you’ve had an exhausting day, and all you really want to do is sink into that chair, enjoy your tresses being toyed with and read the latest issue of LOOK with a cuppa. Are we right?!
Except, you’re kind of expected to chat… And not that some of us don’t love a gossip with our favourite hairdresser every now and then, sometimes we’d just rather not.
And this is why an Bauhaus, an Aveda salon in Cardiff, is now introducing a ‘quiet chair’ for customers who simply aren’t up for a natter.
‘We understand people lead busy lives where they may have been communicating with people all day and want some relief,’ salon owner Scott Miller told WalesOnline.
‘A trip to the hair salon is supposed to be relaxing, and while for some people that means catching up on what’s been going on in their lives, not everybody is comfortable with small talk.’
He added: ‘We wanted to take the embarrassment away, and for customers to know we won’t be offended if they don’t want to do the small talk often associated with visiting the hair salon.’
Besides, it’s not just the customer who sometimes prefers a bit of peace and quiet.
Matt Fugate, a stylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in NY, told Allure: ‘Maybe I’m having a day where I don’t want to talk to clients.’
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‘Also, when I was trained, I was taught ‘FORM’ as a way to talk to clients. It means Family, Occupation, Recreation, Message. ‘Message’ means “Get the message; your client doesn’t want to talk to you!”‘
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