Things your hair stylist wishes you knew

Hair stylists have it hard when it comes to satisfying their customers’ needs and delivering the best service. Below we discuss some of the sensitive but important aspects your hair stylist might be afraid of telling you.

Layers are magic

As you get older, you need to soften the lines around your face. Your hair stylist knows what best suits the shape of your face, allow him or her to help you. Of course your layers won’t look like Beyoncé’s if the shape of your head is not like hers.

Kids’ haircuts aren’t child’s play

Some people feel that their child’s haircut should be discounted, however this may not be the case for several valid reasons. As a service provider a hair stylist treating or cutting the hair of your child will generally take as much time as an adult-cut. Furthermore, in can be a more delicate exercise and it is expected that kids usually won’t sit still. Some may not welcome the process at all, kicking and screaming – calling for more patience and sensitivity from hairdressers. As a parent your calming presence may also make all the difference. It also helps once your child befriends your regular and friendly hair care specialist.

Trust professional hair stylists – rather than DIY

If you want to buy a bottle of color and do your own hair to save a buck, then you may have to deal with nasty consequences – for a long, long time. At least consult with a professional first, for instance on properly colouring your hair – as opposed to doing it at home, getting horrible results, then trying to fix it! Advice is usually free, so you have nothing to lose. But unless you are in fact qualified, it’s best to avoid the short and long terms risks of trying to treat, colour or cut your hair without the skilled hands of an expert.

Unspoken advertising and creating a win-win

You are in fact a walking billboard for your hair stylists work, so it is always in their greater interest to deliver spectacularly – or risk not only your business, but that of the various people you interact with as well. Furthermore, your loyalty directly affects their business. But in the same token, taking quality care of your hair, especially when it comes to straightening and maintenance is no easy task. This is why developing a solid relationship with a salon that understands you and your hair care needs is like gold. Thus there are mutual benefits and once a balance is struck, it will be highly synergistic and a win-win for all parties.

Cancelling at the very last minute

Your hair stylist might have booked you in when someone else cancelled on time, or they may have especially reserved a slot and / or specific stylist for you. This courtesy should be returned of course. While unforeseen emergencies can arise, if you are not sure if you’ll make it, let them know on time whenever possible.

Bring photos, yes, but be realistic

Your hair stylist loves photos because they make their job even easier by getting an idea of what you want your hair to look like. But – for a host of reasons – you shouldn’t expect it to come out exactly the same. Everyone’s hair is different, from undertone colours to thickness.

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