Despite the questionable reputation of C&C, I decided to give it a go after Beauty Plus was booked solid. Next time, if there is a next time, I plan on waiting to get my hair cut.
I entered the shop with the intention of getting a trim. My hair is rather short, but it had become shaggy recently. A few months ago I had gotten my hair cut at Beauty Plus, and the stylist was fantastic and delivered exactly what I wanted. So I came to C&C armed with pictures of my old hair style. As soon as I walked through the door, I regretted the decision.
The front desk work was incredibly cold. He barely looked up when I walked into the salon, choosing instead to chat with the stylist behind him. I dislike the fact that I had to tap on the counter before I was noticed. And when the gentleman turned around, he did not make eye contact at all, and spoke as if I was offending him with my presence. He obviously lacked customer service skills, and this almost prompted me to turn around and save the haircut for another day. But he called for the stylist, being the best thing about the whole trip, and I was quickly ushered away.
The rest of the visit only solidified the fact that choice to go to C&C was a terrible idea. The stylist, whom I believe was named Cindy, approached me in a way that was rather off-putting. She sat me down and I showed her the pictures of my old hairstyle. I explained how the other stylist had done my hair. She proceeded to criticize the way the other stylist had done my hair. She made feel very uncomfortable when she was cutting my hair. When I asked her to give me layered bangs (which the other stylist had easily done), she asked me if I blow-dry my hair. I said no, then she said "so why bother getting layered bangs if you won't blow-dry them to show them off?" For the record, I've had layered bangs before, and they turned out perfectly fine.
Cindy proceeded to completely ignore what I wanted with my hair, and cut my hair the way she thought looked good. When she finished, I could only see slight differences with my hair. It was definitely not what I wanted when I walked through the door. When I took my ticket to go pay, the man at the front desk finally looked interested in my presence. Only interested in clients when they're giving you money, huh?
Well, I suppose I got what I paid for. The trip cost me $15, and I do believe I got what I paid for. When I got back home, I had my partner cut my hair. They got my hair looking closer to my old style than C&C did, and they even messed it up slightly.
To summarize: I received a better haircut from my partner in my residence hall bathroom than I did from a so-called professional in a salon.