2015-06-12

Did my hairdresser sexually assault me?

Did my hairdresser sexually assault me?

So, a weird thing happened to me at the hairdressers.... I don't know how to feel about it right now and am unsure as to what I should do.

It's not technically a hair dresser. It's a barbers. I have short hair and find that barbers tend to do a better job for my style and are cheaper. I'm not loyal to any one place or stylist really, and there are quite a few nearby to where I live so I just go where ever looks quiet. I hadn't been to this place previously.

All the staff were men, and seemed genuinely friendly when I came in. One of the guys sat me down and put the gown on me. The hairdressing gown was one of the full length ones that reach your feet when you're sat in the chair (I say this because it is important later)

The man who did my hair chatted away with me as he did my hair. Fairly normal stuff like what I did for work and stuff. He gave me a fairly platonic sounding compliment about my hair making my eyes look nice or something. He didn't say anything I personally considered untoward throughout the conversation.

He used a razor on my hair in the back which gets a bit of hair everywhere so it was pretty normal when he used a big fluffy brush to brush down my shoulders and stuff and blew on it with the hairdryer. He also moved the back of my top a bit to brush more hair out of the way- all of this is fairly standard by my experience.

It only got weird once he took the gown off for me. He took it off and then used the brush on the top of my thighs. I was wearing a relatively short skirt so my legs were bare from knee to about mid thigh, but they had been completely covered with gown so I was a bit confused at him doing this.

Then it got a lot more uncomfortable- he had the blow dryer in the other hand and proceeded to use that on my thighs also, he then turned the dryer toward me and blew it directly up my skirt.

He did it for a good 4-5 seconds, it's not like he had mistakenly turned his wrist while switching off the dryer or anything. I can't really think of any normal reason to have done that. It reay felt like it was deliberately pointed directly up my skirt.

After he switched it off he also wiped at my thigh with his hand, he might have been brushing something off but after what had just happened it just felt weird.

I guess I was kind of in shock, I didn't say anything except "Ok thanks" and got the hell out of there. I didnt really know what else to do.

This was this morning. I'm looking back on it now and just feeling really weird about it. I don't know if I'm overreacting or if I should do something or what. I guess I would just appreciate any advice.

Thanks for reading. Hope someone out there can help.

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