How To Tell Your Stylist What You Want

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One of the most important parts of getting your hair styled is having great communication with your stylist. For some, especially if you are quiet or timid, it may be hard to speak up and tell them exactly what you want and how you want it done. However, any type of miscommunication could possibly lead to an undesired look making you feel insecure or self-conscious. Nobody wants that!


Prepare for your appointment

In order to prepare for your hair appointment, you should make sure you know exactly what you want beforehand. Do your research, and decided what style is best fitted for your hair type. This way, you won’t be wasting time trying to explain to the hairdresser what you think you want, or not having a clear articulation of what you want it to look like.


It may be helpful to bring in a picture of the hairstyle you want. This way, the hairdresser can actually visualize what you want and replicate it on your hair. This can also save the time you would spend trying to properly communicate how you want your hair to look with your hair stylist.


Ask Questions

In the process of deciding on a new hairstyle, it may be beneficial to ask the hairdressers opinion. Though you may think you are set on a particular look, you may find that you are more partial to a different option that you hadn’t thought about before. The hairdresser will likely have an opinion that is best suited for your hair type and face shape. That being said, it is just as important to be as honest as possible when getting a new hairstyle. If your stylist makes a suggestion that you aren’t too sure about, it is perfectly fine to tell them that you’d like something different. It is your hair, after all!


Communication needs to be very clear when getting a new hairstyle. If you are sure to be very clear with what you want and you articulate yourself well, the end product should be something you are more than happy with.