It's generally not ideal to arrive with heavy product build-up from styling your hair the day of your appointment, especially if you're getting a dry cut or highlights before washing. It can cause hair color to go on unevenly and affect how your hair stylist evaluates your pre-cut hair type and texture.
There a few topics of conversation that stylist generally know to stay away from including politics, religion and health problems. The job of a stylist is to brighten the client's day AND give a good service. Generally speaking anything negative should be avoided.
For a hairstyling appointment — whether it be for a big event, wedding, prom, or graduation — you'll want to show up with hair that's clean, but not too clean.
Come In With Relatively Clean Hair
While it's okay for your hair to be somewhat dirty before an appointment (it's okay if you've gone a couple of days without a wash!), if you think your hair is overly dirty, your stylist probably will too.
We suggest wearing activewear, or comfortable pants. Definitely don't OPT for your tightest, skinny jeans, they might look amazing but there is no need for fashion over comfort in this scenario. These suggestions all might seem pretty straight forward but little things can make a world of difference.
Ask Your Stylist to Be Sure
If your stylist doesn't give you a clear answer, use the general rule: If your hair feels dirty or gross to you, it will for your stylist, too. Wash your hair before your appointment if it's feeling greasy, dirty, or overly textured due to products.
It's best to wash your hair 1-2 days before your appointment! Light, natural oils will help prevent your scalp from feeling itchy or too tingly when color touches it whether it's toner or a root touch up.
Most salons will keep an electronic record using their POS (point of sale) system, although some may choose to keep a paper file on each client. An electronic record system can save valuable salon space and is usually tied into each client's booking profile, making it easy to access at the click of a button.
To recap, Shana Dee recommends four ways to reduce your hairstylist anxiety: #1: Eliminate The Problem Before It Starts, #2: Let It Go!, #3 Fake Being Ok, and #4: Education Is Key. Shana would love to hear about other situations that produce anxiety, so we can work together to overcome them!
“Tell your colorist in a calm way that you are unhappy with the end results. They will understand,” he assures. “Share the details of what you don't like about the color or cut, like the highlights are too chunky or the tone is too brassy.”
What should you do? A: Clients switch stylists for hundreds of reasons. It doesn't mean the stylist did anything wrong, but that the new stylist was a better fit for the client's needs and desires. Stick with the stylist who best fits your needs and style preferences at that time.
Yes, absolutely. A picture is worth a thousand words. Why? Because clients often have trouble describing what they want effectively, or try to use industry jargon but often use that jargon incorrectly.
Buckett says you should be concerned after two or three consecutive sessions where your stylist either won't attempt what you ask them… ...or you find yourself leaving the salon looking and feeling no different than when you walked in. “It's important for you and your stylist to evolve together,” says Buckett.
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Most of these experts suggest leaving 15% to 20%, depending on the service and your satisfaction. Going with 20% is nice for the stylist and you because that math is pretty simple. To find 20%, start by finding 10%, then double that amount.
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Wet hair helps hairdressers get exact lines when cutting your hair. When your hair is wet, the hair is straight and controlled. Hairdressers opt for a wet haircut to avoid having to work around the natural movement of your hair when it's dry, which can make achieving blunt, smooth cuts a little more difficult.