Telling your hairdresser what you want when getting your hair done can be tough.
I’ve pretty much had every hair style and color during high school. Every few months my best friend and I would terrorize our local hairdresser: one minute I wanted red hair, one minute I wanted a perm, one minute I wanted it straightened… my poor hair (and my poor hairdresser!)
The thing is, a lot of my hair experiments were merely “fixes” as I didn’t get what I wanted the first time. (Which lead to this post, How to Fix A Bad Haircut.)
And I know that a lot of ladies are sometimes scared to sound bossy or rude when explaining, so I wanted to write a short, but such a vital, important tip today on how to tell your hairdresser what you want.
The general tip is that when getting a new hairstyle, simply showing a picture of what you want to a hairstylist will help much better than words.
But I say, take it a step further: Don’t just bring photos of the style you want – bring photos of things you specifically DON’T want as well.
I started doing this recently, and it helps them greatly. You can show what you’re looking for, while kindly explaining what you’re definitely not looking for. There can always be miscommunication with words, and different words can mean different things to people (for example “shoulder length hair” is considered medium length in hairstyling, not short hair).
So that’s it – that’s the big great secret in telling your hairdresser what you want, so you can get the hair you want! Knowing how to tell your hairdresser what you want is simply down to visuals: use them to explain what you want, but make sure you also visually explain what you don’t want too.