14 Things Your Hairdresser Won’t Tell You
Unhappy with your last haircut? Think you’re paying too much for hair colouring? Save money and improve your experience at the hairdresser with these expert tips.
1. I Know What I’m Doing
I have formal training and know what will work well for your hair texture, face shape and colouring, so try to ask more and tell less.
3. Stop Shouting
I can’t hear what you’re saying over the noise of the hairdryer, so be quiet and stop barking orders at me while I’m blow-drying.
4. A Little Gratitude Means a Lot to Me
Tell me when you’re satisfied with the result, and say thank you on the way out.
6. You’ll Know When It’s Right
Having beautiful hair doesn’t mean it needs to be long. A good haircut is low maintenance and does wonders for your face.
7. Try to Come Alone
Don’t bring your kids (or your pets) with you. Restless youngsters are an unwanted distraction. If they’re perched on your lap or tugging at your arm, I won’t do a good job.
9. Repeat Business Can Lead to Discounts
If you’re a new customer, I’ll charge you a tad more, but will reward loyalty if you’re a regular – and occasionally reduce the price when you have a trim, treatment or blow-wave.
10. Arrive on Time
Arrive on time. Just like you don’t like to wait, neither do I. Time is money around here. And if you can’t avoid running late, then please call ahead.
12. Be Clear About Your Expectations
I’m not a mind reader and my idea of a “trim” may not be the same as your own.
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13. Don’t Be Tempted to DIY at Home
Salon-only products will give you a better and longer-lasting result and won’t damage your hair as much.