Finding a new hairstylist is a mission and a half, and after finding one it becomes an even bigger challenge to have a good working relationship with him / her. We thought of some useful tips and tricks to assist you in finding synergy in working together with your hairstylist, and getting the best styles to turn heads.
GETTING WHAT YOU ENVISIONED
You may have endless screenshots of inspiration images of a hairstyle that you would like to have next. Be very descriptive to your hairstylist with how you would like your hair style to look like. Clearly communicating your ideal hairstyle to your hairstylist eliminates for any dissatisfaction when you get up from their chair. Make sure you have enough reference images to show from all angles.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND NEGOTIATE THE PRICE
Ask around how much it would cost to do your specific hairstyle, by doing so you get a rough idea of how much you are willing to pay for the hairstyle, you also eliminate the risk of getting robbed in broad daylight. Make sure you separate the labour and hair fibre costs when you negotiate for a discount, as this can get a bit confusing when having to make the payment. Make sure you agree on a price before your hairstylist starts working on your hair. Do not be afraid to ask for a reduced price but don’t forget that at the end of the day your hairstylist needs to make a living. Haggle for a bit, ask your hairstylist what is the standard rate of the hairstyle you would like to have and then work on your negotiation from that price point.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
If you are avoiding having to wait, book an appointment with your hairstylist at least 24hours in advance and make it known to him / her that you do not want to wait. It’s also your duty to make it on time for your appointment.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
You may feel that the progress of getting your hair done is not taking the direction of what you envisioned. Don’t be afraid to stop your hairstylist and ask for exactly what you wanted and refresh their memory by showing him/her the ideal pictures. After all you are paying for all that labour and hair fibre. Always remember though, that there is a difference between aggression and assertiveness. Be polite with your request, your hairstylist is human too.