If you wanted a house built or even just do a few renovations, you’d want a consultation. If you were involved with a court case (we will kindly assume you are innocent) you’d want a consultation. Getting your hair done may seem small in comparison, but it still sounds like a good idea. Perhaps you would like to consider a hair salon with consultations.
Why is Consultation with a Hair Stylist So Important?
Is your hair important? It must be if you’re going to a professional. You don’t want to walk around with a horrendous hair-do any more than you want your house to have a horrendous paint job. Even if this is not an everyday look but a special occasion look, don’t you think people take photos on special occasions? The only way to get the hairstyle you want is to have clear and open communication with your stylist. Let the stylist know your desires and expectations. Your stylist may give some suggestions to help you keep your expectations realistic. It’s best to do this before something irreversible is done.
What Info Does Your Stylist Need?
There are lots of things your stylist needs to know. Be ready to share the following information with your hairstylist.
- What is the natural color and texture of your hair?
- What is it you hope to achieve?
- Do you have a deadline for your new style?
- Are you willing to go through multiple sessions or do you just want it done in one visit?
- How much are you willing to invest in your hair? (e.g. take-home products)
- Do you want to keep your present length?
- What have you done with your hair that you really loved?
- What have you done with your hair that you really hated?
You may also want to share other information about your hair. Tell your stylist what your hair goes through on a normal day such as styling products, shampoo type, and whether you usually tie it up in a ponytail or expose it to heat or chemicals. A lot of stylists would love it if you could bring in some photos of the style you want. If you have any allergies, now is a good time to bring that up. A good stylist will make you feel comfortable sharing this information with them.
What to Expect from Your Stylist in a Consultation
Your stylish should be friendly yet professional and organized, ready to take notes. A good stylist will take their time and not try to rush you into the chair. The stylist should focus on you and what you want but will be realistic and honest. They will listen attentively without judging. Yes, they will bring up the filthy lucre, but they’re just trying to figure out what your budget is so that you won’t freak out over the final bill. They will go over all of their business policies with you and make sure they understand what you want and that you understand what they can do.