Back to school, haircuts, hair cut

Back to school, haircuts, hair cut

Here are Angie’s 5 tips to help your child achieve a stress-free experience at the stylist:

  1. Respect the chair: Prepare your child for what’s to come, especially if he or she is used to you snipping their ends. Stylists are there to deal with hair, not discipline.
  2. Manage expectations: They're stylists not magicians. There are just some things hair simply cannot do. If your child has dark curly hair they probably won’t be leaving the salon looking like Hannah Montana with blond straight hair.
  3. Listen up: If your child wants a complicated style that you don’t think they’ll be able to manage, ask the stylist to assist you in explaining the situation. It’s important to let your child have input, but if your school doesn’t allow purple highlights, then you’ll have to step in.
  4. Speak up: If you are unhappy with the cut, politely talk to the stylist before you leave the shop and ask if they can make a modification. Some salons will even give their clients a week or two to return free of charge.
  5. Think yearbook:  Experimenting can be good at times, but the back to school season usually includes a school picture that goes in the yearbook and to family members. So this might not be the best time to try out a completely new style. Your daughter might want to go back to classes with a bob, not looking like Bob.


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The key to being happy with your hair stylist is communication. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kathleen D.)
The key to being happy with your hair stylist is communication. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kathleen D.)

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.

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