Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Hair Stylist (Before They Start)

The relationship between you and your stylist is an important one and it can take awhile to develop a friendship. Apart from husbands and best friends, your hairstylist usually knows the most about you and your life, work, and family. The salon should be a naturally supportive environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your ideas and learning how to achieve them. Your stylist should act as an extension of that hospitality and make you feel right at home.

In order to get to that point though, you will need to ask some questions first. Any stylist worth her salt should be able to answer these for you and if they can’t, get yourself a new one post haste!

So here they are, in no particular order, the top 5 questions to ask your stylist:

  1. Will This Style Look Good On Me?–I know many women who LOVED the bleached, pixie cut that Victoria Beckham sported a few years ago. Unfortunately, it was a good look on only a few. When you arrive at the salon, show your stylist photos of the cut/color you would like and ask for her opinion on how she thinks it would look on you. She can analyze your face shape, hair texture and color, and you both can talk about your personal style to see if it would be a good match.
  2. How Long Will It Take To Style My Hair?–This is an important question! If you like to sleep in and allot yourself only about 5 minutes of primping time, you might opt for a less-involved style. If you don’t want to pull out the straightener every morning, let your stylist know that upfront.
  3. What Will The Maintenance Be Like?–If you are a haircut twice a year kind of girl, you might want to reconsider getting a super short style. These require a lot of maintenance and you might be in the salon every month. Of course, your stylist will probably know how often you like to come in so talk to her about options.
  4. How Do I Style This?–Ever had a hard time recreating a salon look at home? Talk to your stylist and have her go through the process of styling step by step. Plus, ask her what kind of products she used so you know what to get.
  5. Should I Wait?–If you are nervous about a new cut or color, talk to your stylist about possibly waiting or doing it in stages. This is especially true if you have very long hair and you want to go super short. We want you to be happy with your look and would feel HORRIBLE if you cried in our chair. Tell us your fears and we can work around them.

Open, honest communication is the best ingredient in a healthy relationship, so take a few moments at your next appointment to talk to your stylist.

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