Of all the important relationships that a person has in their life, the one with their hair stylist/barber is not one to be undervalued. These are the people who help us figure out and maintain the look that helps our personalities shine through.
So, how can you avoid the too-short bob, the impossible-to-style shag and other shear horrors? Help your stylist help you by first asking them the below four questions:
1. What are your credentials?
All hairdressers should have a state certificate showing completion of cosmetology school. Understand, of course, that one crucial credential can’t be proved with any certificate – a satisfied clientele.
2. How do I style it?
When considering a new style, always keep your hair’s texture in mind. Ask your hair guru for a hands-on styling lesson before you leave the salon. Be wary of the product pusher who insists you purchase every can of hairspray or tube of gel used during the appointment.
3. How short will it really be?
Use a ruler to show how much you want taken off, or use your finger to show the stylist where you want your hair to hit. Also, arrive at the salon with your hair in its natural state so your stylist can see its movement and natural wave.
4. What’s included in the price?
Does the price of the haircut include a consultation, shampoo and/or conditioner, scalp massage and styling lesson? And pay attention during your cut. If your stylist starts blow-drying or curling your hair and you’re not sure if the service is included, ask.