Being in a hairstylist's chair is a very intimate experience. Our hair, after all, isn't something we let just any stranger touch: It is usually reserved for our significant others and sometimes, not even them. Allowing someone else to cut, style, and wash it, then, brings that person into an emotional and physical proximity that isn't really shared during most other professional relationships.
While that experience may seem very intimate to the person in the chair, it may not be so for the person wielding the scissors and the blow dryer. Remember, they see scores of customers, listen to hundreds of stories, and cut millions of strands of hair every year. They're paid to flatter, to smile, to be kind, even though their heads may ache and their backs hurt. As long as you are in the chair, the spotlight is on you.
But what goes through their heads? What are their worlds like when it comes to thinking about the hours that they spend every day?
These confessions from hairstylists all come via Whisper app, an online platform where users can share their secrets anonymously. They are so deliciously revealing, you won't ever see your stylist the same way again.
We'd love to hear more confessions from hairstylists or anyone who works in a salon. Tell us your best stories and deepest thoughts in the comment section below.