How to Get The Most Out of Your Next Hair Appointment

Have you ever felt anxious about booking a hair appointment? It’s actually not that uncommon. Many women (and men) can feel apprehensive about changing their hair or have a hard time describing what they want. If you’ve had a bad salon experience in the past, or it’s been a while since you’ve been in the salon chair, you may need some tips on how to get the most out of your appointment.

As one of the leading hair salons in Toronto, we are focused on making sure our clients
leave completely satisfied. Here are some of our tips for getting the most out of your next hair appointment:

Bring photos to your hair appointment

If you have a hard time describing or visualizing what you want, then definitely bring photos or save them to your phone. You can use photos to show the color tone you want, the thickness of highlights, how you want your bangs shaped, and more. Depending on your hair type, length, natural colour, or any previous colour work, your stylist can let you know what’s realistically possible.

Photos can also help clear up any miscommunication if you don’t know hair lingo, for instance, maybe what you saw was foil highlights, but you called it balayage instead. Pictures help eliminate confusing hair coloring techniques.

Pinterest or looking through a stylists portfolio is a great way of finding inspirational images of cuts and colour to bring with you to your hair appointment.

Talk about your routine and hair goals

Talking about your routine and can help your stylist guide you towards a cut that will work for you and your preferences. Tell your stylist and colourist about your lifestyle – even if they don’t ask. For example, If you go to the gym every day and work up a sweat, you’ll be washing your hair a lot more often, which will affect how long your colour lasts. Other details like how often you wear your hair up, where your hair tends to part naturally, and how much time you like to spend on your hair should also be taken into consideration.

Know what you don’t want

If you come to your appointment without knowing your hair preferences, or are afraid to speak up, you could end up disappointed. Telling your stylist to “do whatever they think is best” isn’t always what’s best for you. For example, you may not want your hair thinned out a lot, or maybe blunt lines aren’t your style. If you’re tender-headed or hate the feeling of hair spray, letting your stylist know ahead of time will make your experience more enjoyable.

So spend some time thinking about what you really don’t want for your hair and let your stylist know!

Ask for tips and suggestions

Visiting a hair salon is one of the best times to pick the brain of your stylist. You can walk out not only with a head full of amazing hair, but a head full of new knowledge too! Any advice you can pick up about aftercare, product us, or how to work with your texture will benefit you when you leave the salon.

What can I do to best maintain my colour at home? Which products should I be using? How can I reduce breakage and split-ends? These are some questions your stylist will be happy to answer, and will help you maintain salon-fresh hair longer at home.

Next time you book a hair appointment, try following these suggestions – it’ll help you have the best experience and set your stylist up for success. If you’re looking for knowledgeable and skilled hair stylists in Toronto, then come see us! You can book a hair appointment online or call us at 416-901-6395