- Don’t even bother looking at a picture of a haircut you really want if the texture of the hair is completely different to yours. If it has curls don’t think it will work if you have dead straight hair.
- Always ask your hairdresser to show you, step-by-step, how to style your hair. Take note of the products they use and how they dry it. Don’t be afraid to get them to write it down if you have to.
- Make sure the cut suits your face. If you have a long face you will probably suit a fringe. If you have a round shaped face, keep hair longer around your face.
- A good cut should only take up to 15 minutes to blow-dry, any longer is starting to be a problem.
Products you will need for the job when you are home:
- Quality hair dryer
- Small and large round brushes
- A paddle brush
- Sectioning clips
How to master a disaster if your cut does go wrong
Wait it out
Unless you can’t look at yourself in the mirror without breaking into hysterical screams, try to live with your new style for a week. Sometimes a big change takes time to get used to. But don’t go longer than two weeks because your hairdresser may not consider fixing it up for free if you have left it too long and he/she may make you pay. Make sure you advise them you are unhappy when you call up and ask to see the same hairdresser again or even the manager of the salon.
An ounce of precaution
With any beauty change proper communication is the key. Have a detailed conversation with your hairdresser before they chop. If he/she says the cut won’t look like the picture you have shown him then believe it.