I get my hair done every 12 weeks. The guy who does it is really good at getting the color just how I like it, and makes it blend so naturally that I think it looks fine going 12 weeks between appointments. I have a very easy cut that takes him less than 5 minutes, and going 3 months between cuts is no big deal. My hairdresser is a bit eccentric, but I go to him because I love how he colors my hair. He's a bit pricey, I pay $140 for a cut and color. At least I think that's pricey!
My last appointment he asked if I wanted a reminder text for my appointment and I said yes! He took my cell number and said no problem. Usually he writes it on a card for me but this last time I didn't get one. I wanted the appointment 10-12 weeks in the future, and he gave a date a bit sooner than 10 weeks because of conflicting vacations.
Fast forward to today. I had a nagging feeling my appointment was coming up. I don't have his cell number, but I have his email so I texted and asked when my next appointment was. His reply email was, "Ugh...it was tue @ 9 " So now I feel like total shit.
Should I pay for the missed appointment? Should I partially pay? If I pay the full amount, I will have to schedule my next appointment for 12 weeks from now because there's no way in hell I'm paying $280 at once. I guess the interval of gross hair will be the consequence for my stupidity in not writing it down.
I think I missed an appointment once 5 years ago with him and I don't recall paying him for it. I think I gave him a little extra at my next appointment. But I feel more invested in this guy, and like I really screwed up. I feel terrible! But do I feel $140 terrible? Not really!
FYI, he's not a super busy fully booked hairdresser, and it takes him exactly an hour to do my hair from start to finish. He owns his own business.