Your situation is so familiar to me. This just happened to me this week, but my hairdresser is my aunt. I have been going to her forever, and now take both of my kids there. This Monday, my kids were in rare form, and she commented that bringing them to her house for haircuts is not working and that next time I need to come by myself and make them separate appts. I live over 1/2 hour from her, and work, so how does she expect that I will have time to do double appts now? She doesn't take hair classes too, and when you bring a picture of a new do or suggest she cuts your hair a certain way, she will argue your opinion and do what she wants anyway. And when I get it colored by her, it is never done right (again, she is not up on the new coloring techniques and products). I am going to have to end this relationship too, but then continue seeing her at family functions. But what really got me was her comments about my kids. And she barely cut my son's hair because he was throwing a tantrum and she was scared to cut him. So I need to find him a child friendly hair dresser. If you have any referrals of a good hair dresser, please let me know.