5 Things to Know Before You Get a Haircut

The following 5 things to know before you get a haircut can help you avoid a hairstyle regret, as well as help you find a new and talented stylist deserving of your business.

1. Find a Stylist- If you’re new in town or just unhappy with your current hairdresser, finding a hair stylist can be a daunting task. The best thing you can do is begin researching local area hair salons and read the online reviews. You can also ask friends, relatives, acquaintances, etc. who they might recommend. Remember most salons offer free consultations. This is a perfect solution and offers no-risk if you just want to meet a potential stylist and see if it’s a good fit.

2. Understand Your Hair Color- Hair color is yet another thing clients really need to understand before making a major change. If you’re deciding on a more drastic cut and currently have hair color, you might need to adjust the color pattern or hue to enhance your new cut. Making a hairstyle change includes the bigger picture, so meet with a stylist/colorist together to discuss how both techniques will enhance one another.

3. Know Your Hair Type- While your stylist will help you best find a haircut suited for your texture, it never hurts to be aware of your hair type and styling challenges. If she understands the frizz, curl, or extra body that you’re dealing with, she can make a better suggestion for a cut that works with these particulars. Now is not the time to be shy. Be open, honest, and speak up!

4. Commit to Change- There’s nothing more frustrating than booking a hair appointment, only to get cold feet in the end. Be sure you’re ready for a new hairstyle commitment before taking time out on his appointment books. If you’re going for a major makeover, give your options lots of thought first. Will you get tired of bangs? Is short hair really your thing? Committing to a hair cut is a very big decision, but being certain is the only way to avoid regret.

5. Keep Your Appointment- If something comes up and you’re unable to keep your hair appointment, always call first to cancel. A late cancellation is always better than a no-show, although “both” impact your stylist’s day, as well as their paycheck. Being courteous and appreciative is just common respect. If you treat your stylist well, you’re on your way to building a positive relationship. (And then next time, when you “accidentally” cut your bangs at home, she’ll squeeze YOU in for a quick fix.)