Ever enter an environment you're not completely comfortable in?
If your answer to this question is no then either you're the most confident person on the face of God's green earth or you're lying... and chances are you're fibbing.
For me that place is a car dealership... I completely freeze & when the car salesman approaches I forget how to talk like a human being even though part of what I do is talk to people for a living each & every day of my life.
I don't know how hard to push, what to ask for or when to walk away... thank goodness for my brother-in-law who helps me through all this!
Well I'm hoping that place for you isn't a hair salon. But if it is I'm here to help.
Here are the five things you should NOT do when you're in a nice hair salon.
SHOW UP CLUELESS
It never, ever works out when you tell a stylist to do whatever they want. Earlier in my career when I would fall into this trap it would end in disaster... every... damn... time. Show up prepared to answer some questions & have a frank conversation with the person doing your hair. Does your hair all have to go into a ponytail, do you like seeing dimension, etc.... come in being able to answer basic questions so that you'll leave happy.
If you have a confident & experienced stylist & they're telling you that having a fringe with your hair texture is not OK, that your hair is going to break off going that light in one visit or that a certain length is gonna make you look cray then listen to them... they only want you to leave the salon looking great & feeling confident... with all of your hair intact & healthy.
IGNORE PRODUCT SUGGESTIONS
Again if you have a good stylist & they're telling you a certain product you love is going to ruin the color or smoothing treatment you just spent a whole paycheck on listen to them! Sure it's their job to also sell product but if you're with a high end person that's not really gonna be their concern... if they're talking to you about product it's because it's really gonna help you!
TOUCH YOUR HAIR
Keep your hands outta your hair until the stylist is done! Again... a good stylist doesn't want you to leave unhappy so when they're done styling your hair they'll tweak whatever you're not feeling... that's a whole lot better then you potentially burning your hand or ruining whatever it is your stylist is working on that you might have ended up loving in the end.
STAY SILENT WHEN YOU'RE UNHAPPY
Speak up!!!!! I would much rather fix something in the moment then you leave unhappy, have to come back another time or worst yet give a bad review or trash talk the stylist. I learned this lesson from my sisters at a very early age. I don't think they ever got an updo that they didn't go home & take down... what a waste of time & money. Had they spoken up the stylist could have fixed whatever was bothering them. So don't be shy... speak up in the chair or forever hold your peace.
So there you have it.
Any other questions you have about what your stylist may or may not appreciate ask away here or message me on any form of social media!
Cheers - Hal