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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
What exactly is it like to be on the other side of the barber’s chair or stylist’s chair? Have you really ever considered what goes on in the life of your hairdresser? The Shear Truth: 10 Things You Should Know Before You Make Your Next Hair Appointment is a very honest look into the good and bad things that go on “behind the scissors.” Using her twisted, somewhat sarcastic, sense of humor, Iva Ursano lays it all on the line without pulling any punches. She discusses missed appointments and being late for appointments and exactly what that does, not only in financial terms, but the cost in respect that comes from something that could be so easily corrected by a phone call or text message. She also gives advice on using your cell phone or letting your kids come along to play while you get your hair done; both very disrespectful. She talks about how much she would love to see your photos after she has played such an important role in making you look your best. Most of all, she lets her readers know that their hairdresser really does care about them and wants to do their very best to make them look and feel their best, but they have bills to pay and a life outside of the salon as well. How much do you value and respect your hairdresser? You’ll probably know by the time you finish this book.
The Shear Truth: 10 Things You Should Know Before You Make Your Next Hair Appointment is a no-nonsense discussion of respecting the time, skill and financial needs of your hairdresser. Iva Ursano writes with a humorous approach on several touchy subjects. The bottom line in most of them is to remember to “do unto others and you would have them do unto you.” Many people forget that their hairdresser has a life, feelings, and has to pay the bills with what little they make from their craft. The Shear Truth: 10 Things You Should Know Before Making Your Next Hair Appointment gives sound, honest advice with a touch of humor from someone who truly loves what she does, but needs to let the truth be known. Perhaps you can buy this book and leave it in the waiting area of your favorite salon for others to “get the hint.”