We’ve all been there….
You head off to the salon, with an idea firmly in your head and come out with something completely different.
It can be very tricky trying to describe the image you have in your head to your stylist and sometimes that life changing haircut you’ve got firmly fixed in there, doesn’t actually work or exist. By that i mean, all haircuts are a blend of 6 classic shapes and techniques. Unless your going for something extreme and disconnected, every section relates and flows into the next one, so if you fancy a short bit somewhere, unless it is blended into the adjacent sections, you could look as though you just grabbed your scissors and chopped it in the bathroom.
Communication is the biggest part of the job with being a stylist and we know it can sometimes feel like your under interrogation during your consultation but we just want to get it right for you.
Our Top 5 Tips For Getting It Right!
1) My top tips for getting the haircut you want starts with bringing in a picture!
This is the best way to make sure you don’t get lost in translation, you can show your stylist exactly what you are trying to achieve and they can identify any potential issues and see if it will work on your hair.
2) If you can’t find a picture, keep looking! find pictures similar to what you're looking for or even 2 or 3 pictures that show an aspect of the style you’d like so your stylist can blend them together. Equally valuable, is an image that you really don’t like so they can avoid doing that too. Failing that, if you really cannot find it, it may not exist. We occasionally get told of a style that would simply not work and would look a mess, your stylist does not want to upset you by saying no, they are just trying to save you from yourself.
3) Don’t try to use technical lingo… often clients can try to communicate with technical terms, unless your a qualified hairdresser, we recommend you don’t venture in to this territory. It is absolutely fine to waft your hands about, grab bits and call things “fringey bits” and “feathery bits” we know exactly what you mean. There’s nothing more scary than a client getting a technical term wrong and not liking it when its been done….
4) Be honest about how much effort you want to put into styling your hair every day so that your stylist can recommend a style that you can do at home.
5) If you can’t do it, tell us! If there’s a bit that doesn’t hang right after you’ve washed it, tell us! Please don’t keep quiet or we will think you loved it and do it again!