The Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Haircut
Getting a haircut can be an instant style updater, but what happens when you leave the salon with a less-than-stellar ‘do?
If your hairstylist is getting you down, learning the proper way to communicate with her is key to leaving the salon with a style that works for you. This guide will show you the dos and don’ts of getting a haircut and everything you need to know before you sit down in the stylist’s chair.
Do Show Up On Time
The number one rule of haircutting? Show up on time for your appointment! You made an appointment for a reason; your stylist needs to be able to devote that time to giving you the perfect haircut. If you show up even a few minutes late, that’s a few minutes of time she lost to give you a great cut. Honestly, show up on time. Show up 5 minutes early if you have to — just get there in time for your appointment and save your stylist the stress.
Don’t Cut your Hair During Drama
You lost your job, your boyfriend broke up with you, your cat has been missing for a week… these are not excuses for getting a hair cut. While you might think a drastic change in appearance can help you get over your problems, you have a better chance of adding a new problem to the list — a terrible haircut! Wait until your emotions won’t interfere with your hair decisions before hopping in the hot seat.
Do Bring Photos
One photo to show your stylist is great; several photos of styles you like (and don’t like!) is excellent. If you find yourself unable to effectively explain the cut you have in mind, photos can help you and your stylist find a cut that works for you. Plus, if you also bring photos of styles you aren’t interested in, that can help your stylist steer clear of cuts that don’t work for you.
Don’t Expect a Miracle
A good haircut can flatter your face and make you look “new and improved,” but it’s not going to turn you into Heidi Klum! A great stylist and a rockin’ cut can definitely make you feel better about yourself, but don’t expect miracles to happen — you’re still going to have the same face, the same life, and the same hair texture as before you went to the salon.
Getting your hair cut can be a major mood lifter, but it’s important to be able to effectively communicate with your stylist about the look you’re going for. With these tips, you should be able to leave the salon rockin’ a new hairstyle and look absolutely fabulous.