171 Hair & Beauty / Hair Extension
The Italian haidresser named Marco of the 171 Hair and Beauty in Upper Street tryed to still me lots of money.
As I am Italian as well I trusted him and I booked this 25 hair extensions for 135 pounds (that day I had a full hair colour for 80 pounds and this is not an hairdresser for rich people!!).
I paid him more 47.50 pounds in advance and I took an appointment for the week after.
I chose with him 2 colours but one was different of the one I chose.
He assumed "I" was wrong with the colour but I remembered I told him many times the colours I wanted.
As I am a reasonable person and I thought maybe that he could have done a mistake I told him that it was ok and I didn't want that colour but only the other one.
I mentioned him at the beginning I was not sure if applying 25 so a half of the other colour was ok.
Then I noticed also that these hair extensions were really thin...it was not really what I wanted...he told they were better, they last longer.
He was applying and I was reading a newspaper, I didn't check neither how many he applyed, stupid!!
When he finished I didn't really like the effect but still trusting this miserable I went on the till he asked me 135 pounds!!!
I started to realise he wanted to steal me money, a lot of money.
Fist I remembered him I paid in advance 47.50 and he told me YES THEN IS 88 POUNDS!!!
Then I made him notice the hair extensions were not 25 but less...how many I didn't know because I didn't check...and he told NOOOO I APPLYED 25!!!
I asked him "please can you count them in front of me?"...and he counted 16.
So I told him I understood he need money but stealing is not the way to have more, and I pretended a discount at least!!
He told me YES IT IS 50 POUNDS THEN!!!
At this point I used the calculator in my mobile and for 16 extensions I should have paid 39.50 pounds.
He didn't know what to say but he found another excuse: the service charge (he never mentioned about this and as I paid so much the previous time for a simple bad done tint, I didn't expect any service charge!!).
I laugh at him tellling that I was very sorry he was so desperate and I have compassion for him and I told him that paying 39.50 it was paying too much still but I would have payed because I didn't want to stay there a minute more.
So I payed and he steal me money, not as much as he wanted but still a lot of money and once at home I counted again the extension: they are 13 not 16!!
I couldn't complain with the manager because that day he told me he would have waited for me coming a bit late from work also if the shop was closed...nice guy!!
So don't go there and don't get your hair done from him, you will be robbed.