Step One: Bitterly exit salon, with horrible haircut, intense nausea, and receipt for $160, clenched in hand.
Step Two: Vow to NEVER see stylist again.
Step Three: Put “find new stylist” on to-do list.
Step Four: When roots appear, Google regrowth, roots, and celebrities and try to convince yourself that Jessica Simpson and Sarah Jessica Parker get away with this all the time.
Step Five: Remember that you are not a celebrity.
Step Six: Make appointment with crappy stylist because you weren’t motivated enough to find a new one.
Step Seven: Incredulously watch stylist text, pluck her own eyebrows, and tell you about all of the guys she has “hooked up with” while your highlights are over processing.
Step Eight: Repeat Step One
Step Nine: Suck it up and book appointment with complete stranger at the same salon.
Step Ten: Leave appointment with a great cut and color, a receipt for a third less than you paid the old stylist, and a huge sigh of relief.