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Anyone else get anxious when getting a hair cut?


I try to schedule when I feel it's not going to be too crowded.
It's crowded as ish today
Damn I hate feeling like this.

Anyone else go through this when doing simple things like hair cuts or going to the dentist?

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And then there's the chance that they mess up. Which they did, once. Luckily I was too stupid to understand how stupid I looked but now that I think back on it I honestly would not have left my house like that today.
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Yes I hate it, I have been goin to the same woman since I was about 5 but I still cant handle it, its a really small place so if I went on my own it would most likely just be the two of us in the room. I have to go with my mum because that way she can fill the silences, I really hate it.
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Yes, I hate it too. My hair grows unbelievably fast and I like to keep it short for work so I end up going once a month at least. I really have to suck it up and make myself go.
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I get anxious when it comes to getting a haircut, not because of how crowded it is, but making small talk with the "stylist" or whatever they're called. I feel like if I do talk, then they might get irritated because they can't concentrate, and if I don't talk I feel like they might think I'm rude.
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Yes, I feel Vulnerable for some reason. I don't like when its full or the awkward forced small talk the hair dressers try to do while cutting my hair.. And having to look at myself in the mirror while they cut my hair makes me feel uncomfortable, I don't know where to look :/

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I only get really anxious if it's a new place I haven't had my hair cut at before. Just a little awkward otherwise.

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My mom started cutting my hair when I was about 8 and because of that I'm too scared to go now, I have no idea what I would ask them to do and then there's the awkward small talk so I still get my mom to do it

I've never had a problem with the dentist though.

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Small place with mirrors all over the place. Eyes darting around and everybody can see you.
I made small talk and got through it. Silence freaks me out. I keep thinking everyone can hear my heart beating out of my chest.
I held it down like a big dog but inside I was screaming like a little b! lol

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I always get anxiety because i know it will probably not turn out the way i want it to. I always want to tell the hair stylist to cut my hair a different way than usual, but I end up not saying enough, so i always end up with the same haircut that i don't want to have anymore.
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yes i get anxious. but that's why i cut my own hair. and that's why i didn't go to the dentist for 7 years. lol.

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My mother has cut my hair ever since I was born. I've only been to a hairdresser once in my life. My sister cuts my hair too sometimes. So, I don't feel anxious. If I had to go to one I'd probably be anxious since I'd have to explain what I want them to do with my hair.

Don't have a problem with going to the dentist.
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Ugh, yeah, I'm supposed to be having one tomorrow, as it happens... I usually just get my Mother to do all the talking for me. I hate the tension as you wait, and then not being able to respond to the man/woman performing the cut when he/she speaks :\

I actually used to get buzz-cuts at home to avoid having to attend the Barbers'.
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My mom started cutting my hair when I was about 8 and because of that I'm too scared to go now, I have no idea what I would ask them to do and then there's the awkward small talk so I still get my mom to do it

I've never had a problem with the dentist though.
im the same although i would never trust my mum with that >..< i get my dad to do it and thats once a year so no biggie and i hate denists!!! i dont want them messing around in my mouth! not been to 1 in 10 years i just go over the top and brush 3times a day
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My mom used to cut my hair too, and she was AWFUL. I would get teased a lot. Now I'm always anxious getting a haircut. I don't even look at the mirror until it's done.

The dentist I'm ok with.
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hahaaaaa and i thought i was weird. yes i get very anxious. i've been going to the same beautician for a few years now and like you i try to schedule when no one is there lol. i once tried 6am on a saturday, who the hell would be there i thought, WRONG! it was a little crowded, where did these ppl come from HAHA. it also makes it worse b/c i apparently have long hair for my ethnicity and ppl at the shop like to stare and compliment me a little too much. i'd rather much be invisible.

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