Most of the new clients we see in the salon, come to us because they have asked for a specific colour & style, but their previous hairdresser has just missed the mark slightly. This isn’t always the fault of the hairdresser, there are a few things to take into consideration when you’re going to get you mane tended too. Here are some key pointers to help you & your stylist get the most out of your appointment!
The most important of all!! The only thing that stands between an amazing hairdresser & an almost amazing hairdresser, is the pressure of time! Most salons run on 45 minute time slots, which makes it difficult to have a thorough consultation AND get a bangin’ colour application!
There are 2 ways you can combat this time pressure…
- Make a consultation appointment prior to the actual hair appointment. This way, you can have an in-depth convo with your hair guru & make sure you’re on the same page moving forward.
- When you’re making your appointment, ask for a little extra time to have the colour applied! This shouldn’t be an issue as it’s only an extra 15 minutes added onto the appointment… which will make the world of difference.
It is up to us as hairdressers to listen to your needs are as a client, but it is also up to the client to be honest about your colour history, the products you’re using at home & to commit to the aftercare that we recommend to you that will maintain your colour & quality of hair!
Being open & honest about experiences you have had in the past & what you expect to get out of your hairstylist moving forward is so important. If you struggle to explain what you want, start with talking about what you DON’T want, and the convo will no doubt start to flow. Ask lots of questions, we have so many facts stored in our hair brains, that we will be able to answer anything. And if you have a fear of going blank as soon as you sit in the chair at the salon, make a few notes prior to your appointment about what you want & don’t want!
Thank god we’re in the age of The Smart Phone… Gone are the days of cutting out celebrity hair pics from trashy mags! Images are such a great way to get on the same page as your hairdresser. A lot of the time, your idea of a “creamy blonde” or “ombre” are very different to your hair scientist… So go on a trawl through Insta, Pinterest & Blogs to get some ideas of hair you would like to wear and put them in a little “Hair Folder” on your phone!
Stalk your Stylist.
Last but not least, stalk your hairdresser on social media, and by that I mean Instagram! You will be able to see the quality of their work, the style of hair they do and get a good feel for their personality.
So now you have all the tools to get the most out of your hair experiences moving forward, I expect to see some amazing tresses stomping the streets over the next few months!
Love, Kirby x