Pre-Appointment Tips

Looking for a new hairdresser can be tough. Things can get even more worrying, just thinking about sitting in a fresh chair and consenting to an outsider letting loose on those tresses that you worked so hard to get exactly right.

So, this week, we thought that we would talk about some new-hairdresser guidelines, which should be mulled over by the client or discussed with the stylist before sitting in the chair to make sure that execution results in an amazing hair story…

hairdresser photoExpect Realistic Hair-Hopes…

Most people get style-inspirations from famous people who post their new look in social media. Looking at hundreds of popular-haircuts each week makes it difficult for a gal not to ache for a complicated (and expensive) celebrity hairstyle. So, that is why it’s important to have realistic hair-hopes when visiting a new hairdresser, remembering that those famous people in the media have had hours of pro-hair-fashioning, beforehand, with some images even photo-shopped before the media-posting.

Think of it like this; because every hair type is different, techniques that work well on some women won’t work as well on others. The trick is to find a balance between the celeb-hair you want and what will work for your hair type; that way, you and your stylist will both be content during and after your makeover.

Tell your hair-story…

New hairdressers must hear your hair-story before the clipping starts. When was the last coloring? How many tints have been applied? Do you wear hair extensions? Answering these types of hair-story questions will help a new pro-stylist successfully achieve your hair needs and desires. And with the proper hair-story knowledge, they will be able to suggest any necessary post-appointment hair products, too.

Coloring and lightening are different procedures…

Remember this, girls. Coloring is a process that involves placing new color particles into the hair, which is generally a fast process. However, lightening involves removing the old molecules (melanin) from the hair, beforehand; imagine a dark brunette like actress, Mila Kunis, wanting to go light, icy blonde. That being said, just keep in mind that lighting the hair cannot be achieved in only one sitting.

Discount hair sometimes fails…

It may be nice to save a few bucks on a hair cut or color treatment; but you really need to ask the question, “is it worth it?” Those ten-dollar salons that cut and color in one visit may work for some people; however, one cannot complain, afterwards, if they leave the chair with an inconsistent color and an uneven hairstyle.

Hence, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” really comes into play when choosing a new hairdresser; and just maybe, spending that little extra will get you the latest styles and techniques from hairdressers who are well-equipped and trained to execute them.

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