If your favorite hair stylist could be real for a second, this is the article they would write!
At the core, I’m sure hairstylist love their clients, but also they want everyone to know there are just a few things they wish you knew and understood about their craft…
I think the biggest rift amongst the hair industry and customers are miscommunication and understand. Especially, miscommunication because communication is crucial no matter what business you have. There is probably a high chance that hair services could go a lot smoother, have a lot less gossip and better reviews if certain things improved.
Often, customers apply blame to their hair stylist since they are providing a service. However, it’s time for customers to take a look in the mirror and examine their wrongs.
Continue reading to find out ten things your hairstylist wish you knew and understood!
Healthy Hair is Always the Best Hair
Too many of us don’t listen to our hairstylist. Like, at all.
Once they finish our hair, they always tell us how to care for it, but all that information goes right out the window! Hairstylists want us to know that if we take care of our hair, it will be healthy, stronger and longer! But listening and accepting what they say is where us customers fall short.
“I Need a Trim, Thanks!”
We all have been in the chair where we asked the stylist only to trim our ends, and that’s it, but they take so much off instead.
But have you ever asked why they took so much off? It’s because they are trying to do your hair a huge favor. The oldest part of our hair is the ends. If you think about it, when we know our ends are bad but we ask for a trim. Instead, we’re wasting money.
Hairstylists believe that we aren’t doing our hair any justice by only trimming it. In reality, we’re always going to need a trim because we aren’t solving the issue. Hairstylists are aware that although we’re probably going to get upset about them cutting off more than what we wanted; they also don’t care.
They walk away knowing they did the right thing and that we will thank them later.
Have Realistic Hair Goals
For years, hairstylists have been telling us that we need to have an open mind when we bring our hair goals to them!
We think they are miracle workers and the truth is, they aren’t. If our hairstylist were honest, I’m sure they would tell us they could only do the best they can. Although that doesn’t sound completely confident, it’s the truth, and we need to accept it.
We Can’t Look Exactly Like Halle Berry
Hairstylists want us to know that only Halle Berry can look like Halle Berry!
We have to stop marching in these salons demanding transformations and getting upset when it’s not right! When we bring in photographs of styles we admire, we have to keep in mind that it’s nothing more than an inspiration. We must allow the hairstylist to give us a “similar” look. Essentially, we’re just giving them a foundation to start.
We have to understand that it’s a high chance that our style won’t look identical to the photo.
Hair Color Takes Time
Have you ever asked for a certain color but when the style was complete, it wasn’t quite right? Certain hair color takes time.
Hairstylist needs us to know that colors like, blonde, is going to be a process to achieve. So yes, we may have to come in for a few sessions until that color comes through popping! We can’t walk in with jet black and expect to leave with champagne blonde.
We must fully understand the services we’re paying for so we know not to apply all or any blame to our hairstylist.
Importance of Keeping Your Head Still
“Hey, can you put your head down for me?” is probably the most asked question at hair salons!
Hairstylist needs us to know how important it is to keep our heads still, the entire time of the service. Why do we move so much? Every time the front door opens we need to peep who came in and also how the next person hair is doing. You don’t know it, but hairstylist can’t stand that because if our heads aren’t right, then they can’t work properly.
Also, if they are using hot tools, and we keep moving our heads then we risk getting burned because we didn’t want to listen when they told us to sit still. Then we get mad and decide not to pay when in reality it was our fault. Hairstylist need us to know that we should pay attention to how their hands are moving, and help glide our heads in accordance to that!
Which technically makes sense and I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get burned.
Now, Let’s All Be Great
Seriously, can we all agree on this? Hairstylists have spoken, and well, we hear them!
They have worked hard at their craft and have put in a lot of time, and they deserve much respect. Paying customers are very important because without us they wouldn’t be able to perform their skill, but we still have to understand and know what we do wrong and how to fix it.
As mentioned earlier, communication is key, and a lot of this list is about how to make it better. If we do a little more respect and understanding, our awesome stylist will be able to do their best work.
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