Ladies, I'm no longer shoulder length. I'm back to neck length. I can't believe it! All of my work for the year is gone! What is about asking for the ends just to be dusted that these idiots don't understand! Here is the story. At the recommendation of a friend, since my hair had grown back I was looking for a rod set for company's party tonight. I call the salon describe what I wanted, explaining that in the past when I got a rod it was done on the orange perm rods. She said that they did not use the perm rods for that set but used the flexi instead. Ok sounds good that should work. Got to the salon yesterday, she looked at my hair and I explain some more what I was looking for. She said that normally hair is about 12 inches before they do flexirod sets and indicated that she could do it on very small magnetic rollers is I wanted the curly look that would drop in a few days. She showed me a couple of the small rollers but I just didn't think that would give me the look that I was looking for and was a little hesistate. So she then suggested that we just do there signature look which is flowing, bouncy straight hair that moves, you know the swing. Well, that's really my style anyway so I felt that I'd just better stick with what I know since it had been years since I had a rod and I didn't what the tight headed grandma look for tonight. Just to give some back ground on this shop, they use all Aveda products and other natural products. There main thing is healthy hair. They do only roller sets. I think she even told me that they didn't use curling irons. She explained that she would set my hair on the magnetic rollers. I told her that I used purple and red and home. She said not problem, she would set the hair, take it down us the blow dryer and roller brush for their signature style. Whoa...mind now I just told her earlier that I had not used a blow dryer for over a year and did the curling iron only around 6 weeks on post relaxer. But I figured just one time blow drying with good products wouldn't hurt since I've been taking good care of my hair and she is using top notch products. She even put some Aveda Damage Remedy on my hair and put me under the dryer without me requesting this. That impressed me because stylist will not give you deep cond unless you request. After she rinsed out the cond she proceeded to trim my ends. I told her that I had not had them trimmed since June purposely because I was letting it grow out and most stylist would take too much off so I was just dusting them myself. She was real convining that I would not lose my lenth that she would just nip. Of course my back is turned from the mirror. She part my hair down the middle in the front and then she part across, almost as if you're getting touch up. She then part across the nape and snip, she parts the next piece up and snip. I'm thinking if I'm just getting a nip, why does this seem so defined. This continues until she's done. She set my hair and while setting one of the rollers fall out. It's green. So I'm thinking why is a little green roller first of all in my hair when I use red and purple and then it will not stay. I knew then my length was gone. Once my hair is dried the main stylist that does the finishing product proceeds to remove the rollers. He takes a hair brush and brushes me out. That's a no no to me. He then tells me how healthy my hair looks and now he begins their signature. Part the hair and blow each piece with a round brush. I'm cringing because this to me is using direct heat. I'm convincing myself that once in a year and half will not hurt. He does spray my hair with nice smelling Aveda product. He used some Brilliant serum as well. When he's done he turns me to the mirror and my hair is gorgeous, shiny, bouncy and the works. But much Shorter! I couldn't belief the length that was gone. He did a nice job and we chatted about it. She then walks in a saids OH that looks so good, which it did but in the same breath the length must have shocked her once it was dry because said that I cut more than I planned to because it was broken in the back. Liar! Now have this blunt even all around cut. My nape is really cut short. She actually cut a style not a nip. I then my total bill was $66. She had the nerve to ask if I wanted to schedule another appt. I'm thinking Hell TA DA NA! First she will never come near my head again with scissors and I'm not about to get a blow dry and round brush style that frequent. My thinking is you're focusing on healthy hair but how could your signature be a hot as blow dryer with brush me healthy. Aveda and that good to combat. When I got home my husband looked at me and just shook his and said there goes your arm pit length my next year this time. I couldn't sleep last night over this. I guess I will just start over for the new year with fresh cut. I would go there again but NEVER will another stylist bring scissors near me head again. I'm even thinking about ordering some MTG now and that scares me. I'll just od on vitamins. I plan to have my husband take a pic to post. At least you will see my starting point for the New Year. Bunning for sure now.