10 TIPS FOR GETTING THE HAIR YOU WANT + LEAVING THE SALON HAPPY
**A MUST READ for TODAY’S SALON GO-ERS**
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE BEFORE YOU EVEN SET FOOT IN THE SALON…
1. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE’S HAIR THAT YOU LOVE, ASK HER WHERE SHE GOES. I think this works better for color than for cut. Also, look up GOOGLE reviews and search online for the best in your area for what you specifically want.
2. BOOK ENOUGH TIME, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE TRYING A NEW SALON. Book an extra 15 minutes, so you have enough time to talk about your expectations and share your ideas. The last thing you want is to take up a good portion of your scheduled appointment talking, and then the colorist has to hurry through the service. Oh, and for that same reason, don’t be late! If you are new, show up early and book a consultation first, prior to the appointment our the day of. Stylist are only allowed X amount of time to do a service. We book by appointment and need to stick to the schedule. The more we talk at the time of the service, is less time spent on your hair.
3. BRING A PHOTO OF HAIR YOU LOVE, WHETHER IT’S OF YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE. I’ve found Pinterest to be the best place to find hair inspos. I’ve spent a fair amount of time finding the perfect blonde lob. The most important thing here is to be realistic. Look for someone with similar color, texture, hair type, etc. Otherwise, you will probably be disappointed.
ONCE YOUR’E AT THE SALON…
4. TELL HER WHAT YOU DON’T WANT. Just as important as finding photos of hair you love is knowing what you DON’T love. The second you sit in that chair, let her know that you didn’t want your hair to be warm. It just doesn’t work with your skin tone. And remember, warm tones are inevitable when going lighter. Hair does NOT lift ASH. EVER and NEVER WILL. Understand its a color wheel situation and is your situation. What we have to work with is what we have to work with. If you have used box color or have gone darker or red, this is not a turn key solution or quick fix. It will require multiple visits and can be pricey. Color is a PROCESS that must go through each step.If you don’t like warm, then the maintenance level will be much more and so will the ticket cost. Toning out warm tones takes time and product and money. As does the maintenance of upkeep, you may need to be in more often and use special color pigmented shampoo and conditioner.
5. ASK FOR PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS. You’re sitting in the expert’s chair, so you might as well take advantage and get some good hair intel. 🙂 Good hair products equals good hair. It’s exactly like going out in the sun and NOT wearing sunscreen.
6. INVEST IN GOOD PRODUCTS. Its also like not using good quality products on your hair to buying suede boots and standing outside in the rain. You’ve taken the time to find a stylist/colorist and you’ve spent money on your hair, now it’s time to protect in your investment and the crown you wear everyday.Don’t have the mindset that stylist “just want to sell you something”…they don’t just want you to, they NEED you to in order for it to look and feel the same as it did at the time of your service.