How to leave the hair salon happy and pleased with your new hairstyle - how to communicate with your hairstylist and explain what haircut you want for the best results.
First, look through magazines, or search for hairstyle photos on the web to get an idea of what you like and don't like. Tear out the pages with the hairstyles on that interest you (or print them) and take them with you when you go to the salon to show to your stylist.
Go to the salon for a consultation - most good salons offer this service free of charge - especially if you want a big change.
Try and arrange this for a weekday rather than a Saturday as this is always the busiest day of the week in the salon and you may not get the close attention that you want.
Be honest with your hairstylist about how much time and effort you're prepared to, and have time to put into your new look. Discuss what you like and dislike and what your lifestyle is like.
Listen to the advice you're given by your consultant and if in doubt, don't be afraid to ask any questions. If you are not happy with the consultant's suggestions, go to another salon.
Never feel intimidated into having a style that you are not happy with.
Don't leave the salon unhappy; speak up when you're in the chair. If you kept close watch, you should have the look you wanted.
Hopefully, there's time left for you to learn some new styling options.
If your stylist lets you know each product used and how to use them, chances are good you'll continue to get what you want for years to come.
Remember, you don't have to leave the salon with the latest trend.
Finding a style that suits you is what really counts, not being a trendsetter.