It’s a pretty important relationship. You were together through thick and thin and you wouldn’t give them up for ANYBODY! I’m talking about your hair stylist/beautician.
Despite this bond the two of you may have, it’s important to make sure you are getting everything out of the relationship you expect. When you walk into that salon whether it be weekly, monthly or even less the visit should be what you want and not what THEY think it is you want. Hey, you are spending money on them so you might as well get your money’s worth.
This article written by, Violet Smith, BDO Staff Writer of Blackdoctor.org has some important questions you should have already asked or need to ask your stylist.
“1. What are your credentials?
All hairdressers should have a state certificate showing completion of cosmetology school. Understand, of course, that one crucial credential can’t be proved with any certificate – a satisfied clientele.
2. How do I style it?
When considering a new style, always keep your hair’s texture in mind. Ask your hair guru for a hands-on styling lesson before you leave the salon. Be wary of the product pusher who insists you purchase every can of hairspray or tube of gel used during the appointment.
3. How short will it really be?
Use a ruler to show how much you want taken off, or use your finger to show the stylist where you want your hair to hit. Also, arrive at the salon with your hair in its natural state so your stylist can see its movement and natural wave.
4. What’s included in the price?
Does the price of the haircut include a consultation, shampoo and/or conditioner, scalp massage and styling lesson? And pay attention during your cut. If your stylist starts blow-drying or curling your hair and you’re not sure if the service is included, ask.” Blackdoctor.org
I know, I know. Some of them are true divas that think they know it all but the bottom line is YOU will be the one stuck with that style, cut and/or expensive mistake. Just make remember if you don’t speak up you won’t know if the two of you are on the right page.
Stay aware Naturals,