You show up twenty minutes early because you’re so excited and hang out on the wrong side of the glass looking half anxious, half eager, like a dog whose owners have tied her to a bike rack while they buy coffee.
Forbes recently came out with a list of America’s Least Stressful Jobs and hair stylist was #1.
Hair stylists are often independent contractors, but they are that particular type of independent contractor who is still required to show up at a certain time, follow an employer’s rules, and pay the employer for use of the tools required to do their job.
Should I really feel differently about tipping people who have more money than I do? Does that make me a terrible person?
Last weekend I got a really bad haircut—waaay shorter and a totally different shape than the stylist and I had discussed.