How to Talk to Your Stylist to Get Exactly What You WantMarch 14, 2019
To get the most out of your stylist appointment, communication is important. You want the perfect style, and your stylist wants to give it to you, but if you miscommunicate, you may not get exactly what you want. Today, we’ll talk give you some tips from the pros about how to describe the style you want.
Bring photos. Pictures are a great starting point, although there are some drawbacks. The photo may be retouched, the model may have a different hair type and texture than you, and the style may not be something that can hold up longer than a photo shoot. When you’re looking for examples, be realistic about what your hair can do.
Use visuals. Demonstrate with your hands exactly where you want your hair to fall on your back rather than talking about how many inches you want off. Although inches are a standard measure for most things, for hair, each person can have their own ideas. Make this clear, especially if you’re worried that your hair will be cut too short.
Use a consultation. For a major style change or for special occasion styling, schedule a consultation first. This will give you and your stylist a chance to talk about what you want and what will – or won’t – work with your hair type and texture. This step is particularly important for wedding or prom styles where you need time to plan and match your dress style.
Manage expectations. In almost all cases, you won’t walk away looking exactly like that runway model in your photo, but that’s okay. Your hair is part of your individual style, and if your hair works best in a slightly different style, that’s what makes it unique. Another part of this is being realistic about how much time you want to spend replicating your style at home. If you’re busy and have little time in the morning, you’ll need a style that can be done quickly, without spending hours with styling tools.
Be flexible. Hair styling is an art, and your stylist’s interpretation of the style you want will be different than your photo. Your stylist will work with your individual style (so wear the clothes you’ll want to show off your style in) and your personality, as well as your natural hair type and texture. The finished product is a work of art that’s all your own.
Use the right products. Once your stylist is done, ask about recommended products that will keep your hair looking great between salon visits.
Ready for a new hairstyle? Make an appointment at Anna’s Salon Elite today. Our professional stylists will create the perfect style for you! You can find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa or call 724.375.8511. You can also book an appointment with us online at your convenience.Tags: anna's salon elite, communication, hair lingo, Hair Salon, Hair Styles, Hair Stylists, hairstyle communication, Talking to your stylists