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Five Questions People Always Ask Hair Stylists and My Answers

Five Questions People Always Ask Hair Stylists and My Answers
Five Questions People Always Ask Hair Stylists and My Answers

"What haircut or hairstyle do you think would suit me?" As a hair stylist, a typical answer to the question "What haircut or hairstyle do you think would suit me?" would be to ask a few questions of my own! This gives me a better understanding of their desired look and personal style. Some questions I might ask include:

"Do you have a specific haircut or style in mind?"

"What is your daily hair care routine like?"

"Do you have a specific event coming up that you are looking to get a haircut for?"

"Do you have any face shape, hair type, or hair texture considerations?"

Based on the client's responses, I'll recommendations for haircuts and styles that would suit the their needs and preferences. As I'm doing this, I'll also take into account your facial features, hair type, and personal style when making styling recommendations.

"Can you recommend any products to use on my hair?"

Sure! I'd be happy to recommend some products for you to use on your hair... assuming I can see it. If this is sight unseen, such as over the phone or text, I'm going to need to know what I'm working with here. What type of hair do you have ( fine, thick, curly, straight, etc) and what are your hair care concerns (frizz, dryness, oiliness, volume, etc)? Based on what I learn, I'll recommend some products that will work best for you. It's also helpful to know if you have any preferences for certain types of products (sulfate-free, organic, etc) and any known allergies or skin sensitivities.

"What's the best way to style my hair?"

Of course, there's a million ways to style hair, and the best method will depend on your hair type and the look you're trying to achieve. Here are a few general styling 101 tips I'll always suggest first:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair's dirty or oily, it'll be more difficult to style and hold shape.

  2. Use the right styling products for your hair type. If you have fine hair, you may want to use a volumizing mousse or spray to add fullness. If you have thick, curly hair, you may want to use a curl defining cream or gel to help define and control your curls. Using the right product for a hair type that ISN'T yours, is a common mistake

  3. Use heat styling tools.... wisely. If you use heat styling tools, make sure to use a heat protectant spray to help prevent damage to your hair. Also, try not to use heat styling tools on high heat settings and avoid using them on the same area over and over.

  4. Experiment with different styling techniques. Braiding, twisting, or using bobby pins, you never know what what works best for you and your hair type until you try.

  5. Don't be afraid to ask ME to help YOU. If you're not sure how to style your hair or are struggling to achieve a particular look, don't be afraid to ask for advice. It's my job!

"How often should I come in to see you for a trim?"

The frequency of salon visits for trims, always depends on your individual hair type and desired style - and the speed it grows! Here's some thoughts to think about

  • If you have healthy, undamaged hair and you're happy with the length, you can typically go 6-8 weeks between trims.

  • If you have damaged or split ends, it's a good idea to get a trim more frequently, perhaps every 4-6 weeks. Regular trims can help prevent split ends from traveling further up the hair shaft, which can lead to more significant damage. Do not procrastinate this!

  • If you're trying to grow your hair out, you may want to go a bit longer between trims, perhaps every 8-12 weeks. Trimming your hair regularly can help keep it healthy and prevent split ends, but you may want to wait a bit longer between trims to allow your hair to grow.

  • If you have very short hair or are maintaining a specific haircut, you may need to come in for trims more frequently, perhaps every 4-6 weeks.

Ultimately, the best frequency for trims will depend on your individual hair type and desired style. Of course, I always want to see you :)

"Do you offer any treatments for damaged or dry hair?" Yes! This is one of my specialties, so not only will I answer, I also get this a lot! The answer is always Keratin treatments! My salon Keratin treatments can help smooth and straighten your hair, making it more manageable and reducing frizz. They can also help repair damaged hair and add shine.

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