A HAIRDRESSER said that she constantly has to deal with parents who expect discounts for bringing in all their kids together.
China Allred, from Texas, US said that that it would not make any sense for her to offer a two for one deal, or discounts on children's hair, as the job still takes the same amount of time.
Taking to her TikTok account, China explained that some mums just do not get that cutting a little girls hair can be just as much work, if not more than an adult, depending on the length and thickness of the hair.
Posting under the domain @chinaarae she captioned the post "When its 'your fault' another salon messed up their hair."
China revealed that a mum came in and was furious when she was given the hairdressers rate.
Reenacting the conversation, the mum who entered her salon said: "Hey there sweetie, I need to get two haircuts, for my daughters they're young, so how much are the haircuts for them?"
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"Well we don't really go by age, it just depends on how much hair they have. Both of them have extremely thick hair so it would be $65 for each of them" replied China.
The mum was in disbelief and went on a massive rant about how extortionate this rate was.
"I'm sorry what? $65…for each of them? That's super expensive. One of them is 10, and one is 12, they're still little girls. They're not even teenagers yet. Why would you charge that much for little girls?" asked the mum.
China said: "Well it's just as much work to do their hair as a woman. Honestly, they have a lot more hair than a lot of my clients, women clients that pay $65, so I'm sorry that's just the normal price."
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"If they had really thin, short fine hair, it would be less but ya, that's the price" added the hairdresser.
The mum then started to complain that she should at least get a discount for bringing two kids in, and China explained that it was not a two for one offer.
"So your not willing to give me any discount because I'm bringing you both of my daughters? I was gonna send you some business but I just think that that is really expensive, I don't think that anyone else is gonna come here and pay that price" said the mum.
Adding: "That's actually ridiculous."
Hitting back, China said that she has many clients who bring their daughters in for haircuts.
"We do mainly colour here but we also do haircuts, and a lot of the moms actually bring their daughters here and they pay that no problem so I don't know what to tell you," said the hairdresser.
Are you kidding me? I need you to fix it. That's just great, I already paid to get their hair butchered and now you're not gonna lower the price to fix someone else's mistake."
The mum then started threatening the hairdresser that she was going to slam her on social media.
"That's cute sweetie, I'm just gonna make a post and we will see if all the other mom's think that's too expensive or not," said the mum.
After going back and forth with the woman who accused China of "stealing" from people due to the cost the mum decided to take her daughters elsewhere.
A few days later the mum returned with her daughters saying that the other hairdresser had done a terrible job on her kid's hair.
"I took my daughters to a salon, not too far from here, the haircuts were only like $25 but they butchered their hair, now I need it fixed, how much is that gonna cost?" asked the mum.
Adding: "Because I'm not paying the $65 to get you to fix their hair, because it's not gonna take you that long, how much would it be?"
When China revealed that it would still be $65 the mum was irate saying: "Are you kidding me? I need you to fix it. That's just great, I already paid to get their hair butchered and now you're not gonna lower the price to fix someone else's mistake."
Adding: "That's so nice of you."
The post has been viewed over 68k times, and TikTok users have been quick to comment.
"I can't afford that, but I wouldn't be rude about it or expect anyone to change their prices, I'd just leave" commented one person.
Another added: "Not to mention kids don't sit still so it takes longer and it's a lot of work."
"Lol, what in the world does age have to do with it?" commented a third.
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