We all go to the salon with high expectations. Most of the time those expectations are met. Truth be told, there are many things you say to your hairstylist that they wish you would maybe understand a little more about before you say them. Below are some secrets from salons from saving money, getting a great hair cut, and much more.
We keep notes on you
Things noted can be anything from the fact that you don’t tip well or how loudly you talk about personal information. They may even jot down your birthday or what you are going through in the present moment so that can remember to ask you about those things next time. Remember what you say may be written down.
Remember this big rule
Do not make your first appointment on a Saturday. It is the busiest day for most salons and they won’t be able to give you the time and attention you want or deserve.
Thin hair does not have to be worn short
Some people with thin hair think if they wear their hair short it will somehow give it more body. This is a myth. Thin hair can and should be worn long. Remember, it’s how well you keep it maintained that counts.
Show up at least five minutes early
If you are running late, please call ahead. Common courtesy to your stylist and future clients is to show up on time, if not ahead of schedule. Your stylist will tell you it’s fine but it really isn’t.
Layers can be the magic remedy
Some women think if they keep their hair all one length the way it was in high school, everyone will think they’re still in high school. But, you aren’t. As you get older, you need to soften the lines around your face.
Bodies and hair change as hormones change
If your hair is dry or brittle, or if it’s not holding your color or style the way it used to do, see a doctor. If your hair isn’t over processed, you could be pregnant or menopausal. Take the time to figure it out and then start getting your hair into a healthy track.
A trim is not just a trim
A trim requires expertise, skill, knowledge and time.
Take a picture
You might tell your hairstylist to cut your hair just like they did last time. The average time between appointments is six to eight weeks so the truth is, they may not remember. If you want a carbon copy of a cut and style you loved, take a picture and show them next time.