Ap­point­ment dos & don’ts

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DOS

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’TS

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.

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