Appointment dos & don’ts
DO… be specific
This isn’t the time to be vague. If it’s three inches you want off, say it.
DO… bring in magazine tears/pictures
A visual representation of a colour or style is a great way to indicate to the hairdresser exactly what you’re after.
DO… have a consultation
ALL hairdressers should indulge in a ten minute-or-so consultation at the start of an appointment – if they don’t, it might be time to rethink your choice of stylist. This is your time to really work out what you want done.
DO… listen to their suggestions
Most hairdressers know what they’re talking about. Let their experience and understanding of hair help your decision. You may want to be as blonde as Britney, but if blonde doesn’t suit your skin tone, it’ll be a disaster!
DO… ask if you don’t understand
In the industry, hairdressers will use many terms that we regular mortals won’t understand. If you feel your forehead
creasing at something they say, ASK what they mean!
DO… be honest about the amount of time you’ll be able to commit to styling your hair
Otherwise, you’ll never leave the house in the morning.
DON’T… be shy
Speak up to get what you want — you’re paying for it!
DON’T… be persuaded into something you don’t want
Your hairdresser might be convinced a fierce blue shade will look great on you, but if it’s not what you want then say NO.
DON’T… walk away with something you hate
If you’re not happy, a lot of hairdressers will correct your colour or cut for free or at a discounted rate. All you have to do is tell them.
DON’T… be afraid to swap hairdressers
If you love a particular salon, but don’t like your appointed hairdresser – don’t be afraid to swap. Just politely ask the receptionist next time you call if you can try another member of their staff.