Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into a salon, tell the hairstylist what you truly want and walk out of the salon rocking a new hairdo that you absolutely love? Unfortunately, not every appointment is a happy ending. In fact, some people feel disappointed that they end up in tears after leaving the salon.
Whether you’re shelling out $200 or $20, you should walk out of the salon with the hairstyle you had in mind. Next time you schedule an appointment with your hairstylist, use these tips to avoid any OMG salon moments and ensure you get the results you’re looking for.
Book a consultation
Before you commit to a haircut, you might want to set aside time for a consultation. This will give your stylist will have the opportunity to check your hair, ask you about your grooming habits and lifestyle. Plus, it gives you time to discuss your options and find the best hairstyle that will give you the most flattering look.
Bring photos of the style you want
Stylist’s and client’s perspective of a haircut can be different. As such, it is best to tear out a photo out of a magazine or save the photo in your phone and bring them to your appointment. I will be a lot easier for your hairstylist to understand what you have in mind by showing a picture, rather than just describing it.
Don’t get your heart set on a very specific style
While showing pictures to your stylist may help, please don’t get too hung up on a magazine photo. You can use them for inspiration, but you need to understand that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to get the exact same result. If your hair’s texture isn’t the same as that of the celebrity’s, the haircut will end up looking completely different. Ask your stylist for suggestions about the hairstyle that would best suit you, and the ones that would be more flattering to your face shape.
Speak up about your concerns
Don’t be afraid to let the stylist know if you are unhappy with your new hairstyle. This gives them a chance to fix it. Tell the stylist what it is that you don’t want about the hairstyle, so he/she knows what he/she can do to fix the situation.