In Manhattan there just are no kids in the salon.
At least not the ones I ever worked in.
I'm sure the nannies take them to some secret kid salon in Queens or Brooklyn
Where the sign on the door says, "We Welcome Children"
How painful for those stylist!
In suburbia America the story is completely different!
The over bearing, micro-managing mother just can't let her little darling make a decision!
And this starts from the beginning....
The latest for suburbia American moms is to make sure her 18 month old all the way up to teenagers
Are wearing what "she" thinks is the "in" look
Causing us in the fashion world to want to just step outside and have a complete melt down
Like I said before.....
Most of these mothers could use a MAJOR makeover themselves!
Over weight, no makeup, wearing an outfit I'm sure she stole from some poor homeless man
The other day in strolled one of these such mommies
Strapped around her waist an 18 month old who she said was in desperate need of a style
The look on my face priceless
I'm not quite sure what goes through these mothers minds
He was a baby!
I'm not quite sure what baby fashion magazine he was being offered a job for
But seriously his hair was just fine for a baby
She literally asked me to give him a style
I had to bite my tongue and ask her if I could give her a style before him!
It's the same way with the teenage boys
Now teenage boys are pretty much like that baby......
Especially 14 year old boys.....
They ain't talking!
These micro-managing mothers are certainly loose screws
And they are in noooo position to offer fashion advice!
An 18 month old baby is in NOOO need for gel in his hair
And teenage boys are deaf mutes
But most likely because they have decided to stop talking because mommy monopolizes every part
Of their lives.....
Including every sentence they go to utter
What a better way to get back at that sort of mother......
Let's just make a fool of her she'll never know.....
So they just stop using their own brains
Most teenage boys are wearing their hair either 2 ways.....
Or whatever David Beckham wears
All day long that's allllll we do......
The David Beckham haircut
The preppy nerds.....
Mommy comes along to make sure and guide me into making sure I only take a half inch
Of his very Ralph Lauren nerdy look. His name is something like Archer or Woodley.
Nice staunch, embarrassing "family" names that the poor child wants nothing more than to commit
Suicide for having such a name and dreams of one day when he can change it to something normal....
But, we are hairdressers and this is the salon life we endure