I want this but don’t do this.
*SIGH* I hear some variation of this a lot. And almost invariably it ain’t possible! And I think they know it. Unlike a kid asking for the same thing over and over again until their parent gives in, pestering me will not suddenly change the physical laws of the universe and make it possible for you to have lots of layers and body without cutting your hair. Or whatever impossible thing it is they want!
Most of the time I patiently explain the options. A, B, or C. Pick two. You can’t have all three.
Most people get it. I can do a lot, but I can’t do magic or change the laws of the universe. If I could things would be very different.
But some clients just push every time they come in. Like we haven’t had this conversation multiple times. “No your hair won’t do that and this is why. This is what your hair will do. We could try this? No? Or this? No? How about this?” Nope don’t want that. They still want what it won’t do.
Sometimes I do get really blunt. I have said “Not going to happen. Ever. No matter how many times you ask me.” Sometimes I swear I am talking to a three year old with ADD not a thirty-eight year old with a master’s degree.