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Most of us have a lot of questions we want to ask our hairdressers during appointments, but we are too shy to. What are some of those?

8 Questions You Need to Ask Your Hairdressers

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As much as you ask Google about things — How do I do a fishtail braid? What’s easy nail art that I can do myself? Where’s the best salon? — there are some things that Google can’t answer. Namely, particular, unique questions about your hair. If you’ve got fine, unruly, thick, dry or basically any kind of hair texture under the sun, you should be treating your hair individually than your friend with a different texture.

Much like going to the dermatologist and asking questions particularly about your own skin, going to the hair salon means that you can ask an expert what’s right for you. Below are seven questions you should be asking your hairdressers because Google probably won’t have the answers you’re looking for.

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What kind of shampoo and conditioner should I be using?

Granted, this question is often answered with one of the branded products sold at the salon, but your hairdressers will actually be able to point you in the right direction for your hair. Whether you’ve got split ends, colored hair, damaged hair, frizzy hair, curly hair, straight hair or anything, in particular, the shampoo and conditioner you use make a big difference, so be sure you’re doing your hair properly.

How often should I be cleaning my hair?

Though we don’t recommend washing your hair every day, every hair type differs, and if your roots get oily quickly, you may be better off shampooing every day. Ask your hairstylist about your own texture and get the straight prognosis.

What’s the best way to style my hair with natural texture?

Trying to play up your natural locks or your stick-straight hair can be a bit of a challenge, but there are some tools and products that help for each (for one thing, a diffuser). Spend time while you’re having a haircut or coloring session to ask about styling your hair in a healthy way.

Are there treatments that will bring my hair back to life?

Whether you need a straightening treatment, a gloss or something to help repair your damaged hair, ask your stylist about the kind of treatments will be best for your hair, then splurge on some caring the next time you need a pick-me-up.

What’s the best hairstyle for my face shape?

Create as many “Hair Inspiration” boards as you want on Pinterest, sometimes, the cut you’re looking for is just not right for your face shape. Ask hairdressers about your texture, shape and how much maintenance you’re willing to put in on every day to get the best idea of which haircut (or haircuts) will work for you.

How can I maintain color at home?

Switching between salon and box hair color is not advisable, but if you need to do a bit of root touching up at home and salon visits, ask your hairstylist about products that will work best so that you don’t mix any chemicals that should not mix with one another. That’s one absolute way to need a quicker salon appointment.

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Which hair color will work best for me?

This changes depending on the season (hair usually gets lighter in the summer months and darker in the winter), ask hairdressers about which color, aside from your natural one that will work best on you. If you want to change from blonde to velvet hair, you may want to go for strawberry blonde instead of auburn so that the change looks natural on you.

What is the upkeep needed to maintain my cut/color?


Again, you have to know yourself and the commitment you are going to make for a new cut or color before having it done. This is why it is very important to focus about this detail beforehand. Opening this issue to your stylist make adjustments to your color and haircut that works within your needs.

Whatever question you have in your mind, it will never hurts to ask. These are just basic jumping-off questions. When it comes to hairstyling, communication is needed and questions are a great way to build relationship with your hairdressers. It’s very important to be sure you and your hairstylist are both on the same page. After all, hairstyling and coloring are each different forms of art. Most professionals in the industry take enormous pride in their work and will want their customers to love the result.

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Choosing the Right Wedding Hair Stylist

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Finally! It’s here! Your big day – and you’re ready to look your best. You’ve been dreaming about all the details of your wedding for years, and in planning the crucial details to get the day right, one of the things you can’t forget is the wedding hair stylist.

Shop around for a stylist

Shopping for a hair stylist for your wedding day can be stressful, but don’t worry! There’s a few key things you can do to make it easier.

Consider:

Location:

Where will your wedding be? Although you may want to have your hair done at your favorite salon, it will be hard if the journey will end up taking too long to get to the wedding destination.

If possible, always try to coordinate the hair and makeup team to come to the wedding location, or schedule yourself at a salon that’s as close as possible.

Hair Style:

The location of the wedding ceremony will help you determine the style of the dress you’ll wear, and then, of course, the style of your dress helps determine the style of your hair. Some hairstyles are more elaborate, requiring extensions, hair pieces, coloring, or accessories. So, you’ll want to make sure that you chose a wedding hair stylist who can accommodate whatever request you throw at her (or him!)

Reputation:

Does this person normally do wedding hair? If not, you might want to give them a hard pass. You need to make sure that you’re dealing with someone reliable, someone professional, someone who knows what they’re doing – can be trendy or classic – and won’t let you down on your big day. Of all the things to stress over at your wedding, your hair shouldn’t be one of them.

How to find the right stylist

Well, there’s always the Yellow Pages. (J/k – who even does that anymore?)

Where should you go if you want to find the best wedding hair stylist that fits your needs? Instagram. Yelp. Google Pages. Any of the places that you can see real work that the stylist has done before – real examples of people showing off their hair. You want to see the pictures. You want to see the video – and there are places online that not only let you search by location, but let you see an entire portfolio of someone’s work, so you know very well who you’re dealing with.

What questions you should ask

Don’t be shy! This is one of the most important days of your life, so ask all the questions you need to in order to feel ready and that this person is the right person for you.

A few questions we recommend asking potential wedding hair stylists when you interview them:

  • How long have you been styling hair for weddings?
  • Are you familiar with the challenges of styling my hair for this particular location (beach, outdoors, etc.)?
  • How long do you think this hairstyle will take?
  • What should I do to prepare my hair for my big day? Do I need special conditioners, extensions for this style, color treatments ahead of time, etc?
  • What kind of accessories in my hair would you recommend to coordinate with my dress and/or veil?

Bring pictures

If possible, always show the wedding hair stylist pictures of your exact dress (or at least as close as possible, if there’s a reason you can’t show them the dress), and be prepared to show pictures of your bridesmaids’ dresses (or at least the color). The more images you can have that show them the style you’re after, the better you can work together to figure out how to get it done right.

Lastly, be flexible

Life happens. Sometimes, the extensions are the wrong color, or the hair piece won’t stay in place (or it breaks), or some other small disaster happens.

To plan for this, or practice for it, ask the potential stylist what he/she would do if an urgent situation like that occurred. How would they fix it on the spot?

And then, realize that it’s not the hair that is the most important thing on your big day – it’s your love. So relax, trust the professional you hire, enjoy the beauty of the moment. And remember to smile.