Something Fishy Going On..Should I Care? - Page 3
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here you go. Keep in mind that my natural hair color is mousey brown and a frizzy gross mess.
LMAO!!!! Best answer yet!
This lady does not seem like the typical "GutterbuttGayle" you speak of but this picture immediately cake to mind:
Here is the deal ..I don't like confrontations either however I think you can nip this in the butt without being rude or obvious.
1. Find a way to mark the cake drum with your name and phone number that isn't removable.
Food Stamp into fondant cake board, Write on fondant with edible marker.
2. Then tell hairdresser you want to start doing cakes on the side. That you still like the arrangement you have but that you also want to make more cakes for these customers. Ask her then for the list of people and phone numbers. Just tell her you are sure they have extended family you might also be able to sell cakes too to help make more cash.
3. Then the next time she orders a cake do #1. She won't be able to remove it without the cake looking ridiculous with your name and phone number taken off. She can't just stick a sticker over it or peel your sticker off. If she blows you off with #2 like she will get to it, because she is really a cake snake, it will bite her in the butt the next order.
You should be able to gain your answer from her response after #2 and if that doesn't set it straight her face seeing the imprinted info on the cake board will seal the deal.
By the way yes your hair rocks..again this is a way to do it so she has no one but her self to be upset with and you still get great hair!
I would NEVER try to be sneaky with a label. If the cake is paid for (cash or bartered services) then it's up to the customer what she does with it and none of my business. If it were true she was trying to pass a cake off as her own work, humiliating her by putting your label underneath might earn you another mullet cut.
Definitely something to keep in mind. I really think your hair looks great, and I know good haircuts are expensive, as are good highlights and lowlights. In all honesty, I would say your hair looks very high end, and just perfect for your face and complexion. I would not make this lady mad for any reason. Not joking!
You are "paying yourself" a decent hourly wage for your cakes, and sounds like you know what a cakes costs. She sounds like she is giving you the value of the cakes, you are just skipping the cash part, since she needs cake and you need her services, since you don't need mousy frizzy hair, nor do you need an orange mullet.
She is not really out much material to do hair and highlights, but the cost of the ingredients isn't hardly even a factor in what we do, either. This lady has skills, and that is a huge factor! I would be willing to bet you would pay what she asks for her to do your hair, even if the cost went up, if you had it, so having her pay the $20- $50 most cakes cost is isn't really a world changer.
You could always ask her to pay what the retail cost of the cake is, and fork over the dough for your cuts and color, but I really don't know why you would.
I didn't say HIDE the label...lol
I said put it clearly on the cake board like in a corner. From what I'm reading the OP already puts a sticker on the board as is.
Which the hairdresser could pull off if she was a cake snake. I'm saying talk to the hairdresser first but be prepared with a cake stamp and edible pen before talking to her so you are prepared for the next order.
If she already talked to the hair dresser and told her she wanted to start her own business its not deceptive.
It was already clearly communicated. I would only mark the board after talking to the hairdresser and the hairdresser was in approval. The hairdresser is she is a cake snake will not be honest and say yes I'm selling your cakes. She will probably make some excuse of oh they are random customers or they are just my family that is all they need. Then OP could say well they might know someone else who needs a cake and I'm just going to start my business up..yada yada...if you know anyone who needs cake let me know.
The OP can still mark her boards its her business and she gave the hairdresser an option to tell the truth.
The hairdresser won't give her a mullet because
1. She wouldn't get anymore cakes to sell.
2. She will think that the OP is still clueless to her plan.
The hairdresser will just have to get crafty in transferring cakes to new cake boards if she is really determined.
I'm only posting an idea against the trade because the OP said it did bother her.
While I love her hair if it bothers her, why not find out in a way to solve her worry.
okay yes your highlights are looking pretty kick a**!!
I'd probably keep the arrangement too, especially if it's frequent but I would ask her one day very casually (but not when she's doing your hair) about it....just to let her know that you're aware something is not right.
That way all the dodgy, shadiness of it is out in the open on your part...now whether or not she'll admit to it...that's another story I guess...but I would casually bring it up.
hahaha! That would be awesome!!
no offense to the OP's cakes at all but just because your hair is looking great..and I don't know what your cakes look like.