Hairstylist tip of the day

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My tip of the day today is to bring photos to your stylist. Now some stylist do not like photos but I and a lot of other stylists that I know and have worked with appreciate when a guest brings in a photo for reference.

Now I feel that there are certain criteria that one needs to consider before showing us a photo of what you want. Also the criteria falls into three sub-categories; hair cut, styles Updos or otherwise , and color.

I will start with recommended haircut criteria:

  1. Is the photo you brought length that you want your hair?
  2. If you can’t find the perfect photo, that’s okay! You can always bring in more than one. You and your stylist will have a consultation and with the photos that you have your stylist will be able to help you to achieve the look you are aiming for.
  3. With the photo(s) that you will be providing, at least in my case, it is always beneficial to try to get a photo of the back of the hair. It isn’t necessary in the least bit but it certainly helps.

Hair style criteria:

  1. Make sure the photo(s) that you bring in is close to the length of your hair.
  2. If you are looking to get an updo and see that the photo has thick full hair and your hair is thin, you will have to get extensions to achieve the fullness of the photo you want.
  3. As always, a proper consultation with your stylist will get you just what you are looking for, also during the consultation your stylist will let you know what is achievable and what is not.

Hair color criteria:

  1. During the consultation (I know broken record)and showing photos of the color(s) you’ve been dreaming of may seem like a hassle the stylist will be asking A LOT of questions.  This is completely normal, please for the love of your hair, answer all questions they have to ask you honestly and truthfully.
  2. As the same as the before criteria try finding a photo that is close to your hair length. If the hair in the photo is longer than yours, your hair may look different than what is in the photo.
  3. Be realistic. Please refer to Monday’s tip of the day for realistic expectations.

 

As always, one stylist recommendation may differ from your stylists recommendation. My suggestions may be different from your stylists but all in all we stylists are always looking out for what is best for our guests.

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Hairstylist tip of the day.

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My tip of the day today is that there is no way possible of going dark to platinum blonde in one sitting, it is a process. Please do not think that your stylist is just wanting more money. We are trying to uphold the integrity of you’re hair, which keeps your hair healthy enough for future chemical processes, as well as saving as much length on your hair as possible.

Hopefully most everyone knows that lighter along with any chemical processing on hair is damaging. Going from a dark level (5-1) to high lift blonde (10-12) is something that isn’t achievable in one day in my professional opinion. High lift blonde is not to be taken lightly either, it requires maintenance such as weekly hair conditioning treatments, regular trimming, root touch up every 4-6 weeks, and proper home care.

The proper home care that I recommend to all my high lift guests is:

  • Purple shampoo and conditioner. I currently have Matrix So Silver.
  • Leave in conditioner.  I LOVE Biolage Keratindose.
  • Heat protection for any of my ladies out there who like to curl or flat iron their hair. I like to use the Sebastian Trilliant heat protectiant. If you are unable to find Trilliant, I also am a huge fan of Matrix Total Results Heat Treat, I use it on my hair often as well as almost all of my guests. Another great heat protection product is Design Line Get Pressed cream, this is sold exclusively at Regis Corp. salons and is for flat ironing hair.

*photo is not my work, Google search photo*