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I think groomers have a hard time with Havs cause they are supposed to look natural. Even if we want them neatened up, we still like 'em shaggy. This is very hard to grasp for groomers who want everything clipped, scissored, and shaved.
You'll need to specify what part of the bangs you want trimmed. Like take the length between your fingers, and say "I want this much taken off with THINNING shears" and how you don't want the bangs looking like a visor or really blocky & of course stress NOT to shave the nose. They will probably forget and do it out of habit!
As for the pointy feet, that is just bad grooming. The hair on the feet should be combed down, and the hair going past the feet trimmed. Trimming too much at this point will cause the toes to show and that pointy look, cause you can only go as short as the nails. The point is to cut the hair to the nails to make the foot look round. Either with the foot picked up or on the table. Then the hair on top of the foot should be combed/brushed up and stray hairs should be trimmed. This creates a nice round foot.
As for towel drying, you can request this, but it might only be good if your dog is just getting a bath with no brushing. I hope the groomer isn't putting him in a cage dryer, because he really needs to be hand dried and brushed so the hair can dry straight. This helps give a nice, smooth haircut, and the dog looks super fluffy. So this is the reason many groomers do not work on a towel dried or air dried dog. Some dogs are put in cage driers if they are difficult for face drying, or if the dog's hair is getting completely shaved anyway. But even with a complete shavedown, you still get a nicer finish with a hand-dried dog with straight (blow-dried) hair.
Some groomers refuse owners to watch during grooming because the dog acts up and can be very dangerous when sharp objects are near the face.
Sorry you got the haircut that you didn't want! I hope you give her a second chance, but after that if you are still not satisfied, I'd find someone else!