I contacted Boyko for an upcoming competition and got a "you are on the list" e-mail back. For some reason, I have had a slew of Unfortunate Incidents around hair and make-up appointments, including somebody getting sick so they had to cancel (that was Boyko, none of the rest of these are), being given times absurdly and unworkably close to my first heat, etc. Once, a vendor gave me the wrong time and only became helpful when I showed them the e-mail I had received. In this particular case, I don't have a good built-in backup. Thus, it occurred to me that I could make an appointment with another vendor as well and cancel one of them. The one time I cancelled an appointment (one of the absurdly close to my first heat incidents), it didn't cause the vendor any issue as she had a waiting list (and I would have paid her if she hadn't been able to make up the income). Thus, what seemed unthinkable--making a 2nd just-in-case appointment--starts to seem plausible. So, no big deal if I did that or as unthinkable as I originally thought? And, what is people's track record with Boyko and "you are on the list"? I don't care whether or not he is the one who does my hair, but I don't want it done the night before (and I told them that). Thank you!