My friend and I have been going to the same hairdresser for a while. She does excellent color and pretty good cuts- but costs a fortune (as prices go in Michigan). My friend has not been happy at all latey and asked me to get a referral from the salon where we all go for make-up and eyebrows (etc- they are amazing there and I trust them!!!) Well, long story short, I went to get my eyebrows arched this morning and asked for the referral, and they finally hired someone to do hair on staff there who they absolutely LOVE! The owner has been searching for years for someone he would trust with his clientele and has talent up to his calibur- and he finally found someone "worthy"! My stylist asked me why I asked- and when I explained to her all that I get done to my hair- she basically told me I am a cash cow to my current hairdresser and to try someone else, even if it's not at their salon. Bottom line: I am a brunette - and my current hairdresser does a tint, highlights, shades and a conditioning treatment every time I go in about every 6-8 weeks- and at the end of the day, I am still a brunette! Am I being taken advantage of? Should I switch hairstylists? WHy is this so STRESSFUL!!! :cry::cry::cry: Please help, I need some advice/reassurance!!!