Tips to find a Great Hair Stylist, Salon, Barber
The key to being happy with your hair stylist is communication. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kathleen D.)
The key to getting a great haircut is good communication between you and your stylist. No stylist or barber wants to have an unhappy customer, but it’s up to you to help make your time in the chair a success.
- A picture is worth a million words: Hairstylists recommend bringing a picture to help the client get his/her idea across when it comes to a new hairstyle. This way the client and the stylist will be on the same page with a visual goal of what the outcome should look like.
- Realistic expectations: They are stylists not magicians. There are just some things your hair can and cannot do. If you have dark curly hair you probably won’t be leaving the salon looking like Paris Hilton with blond straight hair.
- Don’t hold back: Whether it’s about how much time you spend on your hair on a daily basis or how much money you’re willing to spend on hair products. Be honest about all your hair issues. The $75 highlight & color treatment isn’t worth it if you can’t maintain it.
- Returning for a “fix-up”: If in the end you leave the salon not satisfied with your haircut, don’t be shy. Go back immediately, or as soon as you can, and get it fixed. Most salons give their clients a week or two to return free of charge. If you wait too long you might as well get another haircut.
- Be open-minded: Listen and take into consideration any suggestions your stylist might have for you. This might save you the agony of being stuck with a bad hairstyle. Purple highlights just aren’t for everyone.
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