One of my good friends that I've had for many years changed her career path three years ago and became a hairstylist. In support of her new career, I've been going to her exclusively for the last two years. The place she works at is about a 45 minute drive from my home (w/o traffic).
I love the way she cuts my hair, but I haven't been thrilled with the way she highlights my hair. There have been at least three times that she fixed it and I even dyed my hair back to my natural color to color over the last highlights.
I went to another salon recently to have my hair washed/dried because my arm was in a cast. I really like the stylist and we talked about color. I want to try working with her on finding the right color for my hair.
How do I tell my friend that I want to try someone new without hurting my friend's feelings? I'm NOT about brutal honesty, but I also want to confront the situation directly with her. I don't want her to see pics of my new hair color on FB and then wonder why I didn't go to her. I would like to be "gently" honest....but I'm at a loss for words!
What do you think about this situation? What would you suggest I say/do?