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5 Questions You Must Ask Your Stylist
So youíve managed to finally find a hair stylist that you like. He or she knows not only your hair type and preferences, but probably your favorite drink, your opinion on Tom and Katie, and that your co-worker is cheating on her husband. It may seem impossible, but you can further improve the relationship with your stylist, as well the quality of your hair, by asking just a few simple questions.
1. How should I maintain my hair at home and which products should I use?
After cutting your hair the first time, your stylist has a pretty good idea of your hair texture and tendencies. If youíve gone over pictures together, he or she knows the desired outcome of your hair. With this in mind, your stylist will be able to tell you how to get the look at home and which products to use. Most times, the products are sold directly at the salon or you can even browse online for discounts .
2. Iíd like to go for a new look. Which cut do you think would suit me?
A stylist can become bored with creating your hair style, just as much as you can become bored looking at it Ė especially if youíve been going to the same one for a long time. Discuss this issue in a diplomatic way, explaining that youíd like a new look and are seeking their counsel. Talk to your stylist about what image youíd like to convey and it always helps to bring pictures for clarity.
3. How can I change my look without changing the cut?
Variety is the spice of life and hair is no exception! You may love your salon look because it gives off a professional feel perfect for the office. But how about those Friday nights when you fee like vamping it up? Ask your stylist to introduce you to the multiple facets of your cut. If he or she did the job right, you should be left with hair thatís versatile enough to pull off a few styles within the same cut.
4. When is your least busy time for an appointment? What time is your first available appointment?
As you can imagine stylists get very busy, so itís important to be considerate and schedule your appointment in advance. If you would like a consultation in addition to a hair cut, also mention this. Like everyone else, stylists get tired. Itís helpful to come in on their least busy day or to be one of their first appointments.
5. Could you put some of the hair dye you used in my shampoo to keep my color lasting longer?
No matter how much you love your colorists, you donít want to see them often for touch-ups. A little known secret is to add some of the dye used on your hair to a daily shampoo. This will keep your color lasting longer until your next appointment. A few drops is all you need and most stylists do not have a problem doing this, especially if your purchase a shampoo from the salon.
About the Author: Kristen is a Hair and Beauty Product Writer and Specialist for popular brands including FHI, Crede, Yuko System, Paul Mitchell, Redken, ISH Ionic Rescue, Alterna and more