You want to know the worst phrase you could say to your hairstylist?
The other day this lady comes in and sits down in my chair, I ask her how she would like her hair cut. She replies, “I don’t know. You’re the professional.”
Yes, lady. I know I’m the professional. But I don’t know how you want it cut…I can’t read your mind. (I didn’t say this out loud, even though I wanted to).
So, as the professional, I’m here to help you know how to communicate with your hairstylist so you get the cut you want. It’s also good to have an idea how you want it cut before you sit in your hairstylist’s chair.(hint hint to that lady)
1. Bring a picture. You can try to explain it all day but what something means to you may mean something totally different to your hairstylist. If you don’t have a picture, most salons will have books to look through. You just have to ask for them.
2. Remember what year we are in. 2008, not 1970. You might want to brush up on some more recent celeb haircuts so those of us that were born after 1970 will know who you are talking about. J
3. Know your lingo. It is no longer called “feathering”. It’s called ”layers”. You probably shouldn’t ask for “frosting” either. (unless you’re talking to Abbi) It is now called “highlights”. For you guys remember what number of clipper guard is used. Come on it’s the only thing you have to remember. Write it down if you have to and put it in your wallet.
4. Don’t be afraid to speak up. If your cut is not looking the way you want it to, speak up before it’s too late and all your hair is on the floor.
I hope this helps you understand a little bit about your hairstylist, and if you’re not happy with your current hairstylist, you can always come and visit me!
Have any hair horror stories to share?