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Hairdresser shares four 'icks' most clients are guilty of during haircut

Gregory Robinson

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Hairdresser shares four 'icks' most clients are guilty of during haircut

Featured Image Credit: @emilyrosepytel/TikTok / Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

A hairdresser has come to the rescue of countless women around the world by sharing the 'icks' that most people are guilty of doing during a hair appointment. Watch below:


Although you may think you're completely innocent, there are definitely one or two everyone has done at some point.

Hairdresser Emily Pytel which has garnered over 320,000 views on TikTok, has some very useful tips.

Dirty hair was her first complaint, which is totally fair.

“When a client comes to me with super dirty hair, just no,” she said.

“We don’t want to touch your dirty hair but it’s also not good for your colour, it doesn’t take as well."

Her second ick was having customers ‘look her in the eyes’ when they put their heads over the bowl to get their hair shampooed which does sound very awks.

“Don’t do that,” she warned. “It is awkward for everybody. Just close your eyes.”

Ick number three was the one that ‘really gets her’.

The hairdresser shared her icks. Credit: @emilyrosepytel/TikTok
The hairdresser shared her icks. Credit: @emilyrosepytel/TikTok

She said: “When you show up late but you have a coffee in your hand and don’t have one for us. We love coffee too and we need the caffeine to do your hair.”

Number four is something you may not even notice you do.

“When you are in our chair and we turn our chair and the head looks back at the mirror, please don’t do that because there is a reason we are turning your chair,” she explained.

Well, this does make a lot of sense.

Naturally, viewers went straight to the comments to discuss all the icks Emily shared, especially the dirty hair which has become quite a controversial topic.

“Waitttttt I was always told to get your hair coloured with dirty hair??” one confused commenter wrote.

Lots of people asked similar questions, however a couple of TikTok users clarified that dirty hair is better for styling rather than colouring.

Another hairdresser in the comment said: “People take it to the extreme though, if your hair stinks and your scalp is itching from being dirty, please don’t come to the salon that way.”

Here's everything you shouldn't do at the hair salon. Credit: Unsplash
Here's everything you shouldn't do at the hair salon. Credit: Unsplash

While someone else penned: “That's old school. Chemical services used to be a lot harsher. Unless you do on the scalp bleach, and still then day 2 hair, not dirty.”

One woman, who is presumably one of Emily’s regular customers, commented: “I am definitely guilty of the dirty hair.”

Emily replied: “Nooooo your hair is never bad at all!!!! I’m talking about SUPER dirty hair!!”

However one strong-minded commenter wrote: “I’m not going to wash my hair to come for a hair appointment.”

Another person shared: “This is why I colour my own hair. I don’t want to get judged for doing something wrong lol.”

Other people were outraged about Emily’s joke about buying the hairdresser a coffee.

“We’re paying more than enough for a service without the expectation of bringing a coffee for a hairdresser,” declared one person.

Emily responded and wrote to a comment defending her, writing: “Thank you for saying this! Everyone is misunderstanding the coffee comment... it’s only if a client is late with a coffee!”

Topics: Hair, TikTok, Life

Gregory Robinson
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