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How to Tell Your Stylist What You Really Want

April 18, 2017

If you’re ready for a hairstyle change, the first step should always be a thorough consultation with your hairstylist. It’s important to spend the time upfront to be sure you get the results you want. Following just a few tips on how to talk to your stylist will help you get your fabulous new hairstyle.

First, use pictures. Don’t just bring photos of what you want, but also show your stylist what you don’t want. This will help you explain things like your definition of “too short” or ways you don’t want a particular cut to be styled.

If you’re planning on adding color, talk to your stylist about what would look best with your skin tone. Pictures help here as well, but be aware that a color that looks great on a professional model may not work as well for you.

Talk about your lifestyle. While your stylist doesn’t need to know everything you do on a Saturday night, knowing about your schedule is important to assess how much time you have to spend on your hair each day. Your stylist can then recommend a hairstyle that best suits your maintenance routine.

Discuss the hair treatments you’ve had in the past. Your stylist needs to know if you’ve had permanents, keratin treatments, color treatments, etc. to understand your hair’s health and determine whether more treatments would be a good idea. Also talk about problems you’ve had with your hair in the past that you would not want to repeat.

If you’re getting a cut, physically show your stylist where you would like your hair to fall on your back and shoulders, rather than talking about how many inches you would like cut off. The term “inches” may be subjective, especially if you have a layered look. Be clear about your desired hair length.

Don’t dress down for your styling appointment. While you don’t need to dress like you’re headed to the ball, you will want your stylist to see you in your regular work (or play) clothes to assess how the style you want will work with your look.

In the end, honest communication is the best way to ensure that you are happy with your new style. Your stylist is a partner who wants to help you look your best. Don’t be afraid to speak up – your stylist can’t know what you want unless you explain it clearly.

Make an appointment with a professional stylist today at Anna’s Salon Elite. Our team of highly trained, professional stylists can help you find just the right hairstyle to suit your lifestyle and individual personality. Find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, or give us a call on 724.375.8511 to schedule an appointment.

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