I've been going to the same salon for about 5 years and usually have the same therapist and we've got quite friendly as you can imagine. We don't socialise together but just chat, we were invited to her wedding along with a few other of her clients, I've lent her books, she's listen to my problems etc. Anyway, sometimes i have to have one of the other girls as this therapist might be busy or not working that day and I have come to realise that the manicure that i get from one of the other girls is much better than the one I get from my regular therapist. How do i go about changing my manicure appointments without upsetting anyone? At the moment, because I am actively trying to sort out my nails after years or biting/picking/peeling etc I am having weekly or fortnightly manicures so it's not just a one off thing that I can get round when the time comes. Any advice gratefully received.
thanks Goober but all of the girls tend to get very booked up so i will try that but it might backfire on me and I'll end up with no manicure!!. The salon is in a Health Club and seems to be very busy all the time. I was wondering about asking a friend to call and say that the other therapist had been recommended to her and find out when this other therapist works and then try and book my appt for the same day/times and hope that my original lady is already booked up. Or should i just be very honest and tell the truth??
I like the idea of both at the same time but that would have to be a one off, I couldn't afford to be doing that all the time. I might try somewhere else just for my manicures but then my therapist will see that i'm having them done elsewhere and I'll still feel awful . It's so hard isn't it ggirl? Although I do appreciate that in the big scheme of things we're lucky to only have things like this to worry about.
got it. tell her your sister has just trained as a beauty therapist and has aske dyou to be her guinea pig. you'd feel so terrible to say no to her as she really needs the practice blah blah blah and then go somewhere else!
do you just get your nails done or do you get other treatments? If its more than nails then just use the new girl for those and keep using your usual woman for the rest. If she says anything I'd just say I was so impressed with what the new girl did you thought you'd use her for a change - to be honest, if I was the manager I'd be pleased the girl was doing a great job rather than thinking you thought I was a bit crap IYSWIM
thank you all so much. I'm going to go with Heavenstobetsy's idea. Keep my regular therapists for waxing and stuff but ask for the other girl for manicures. And if she comments then i'll just bite the bullet and tell her the truth. Thanks again.