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Your hair colour salon plays a very important role in your life especially if you are conscious about good grooming and if your appearance matters a lot to your career and lifestyle. Therefore choosing a good hair stylist is a must.
Once you have found the right stylist it can often turn into a solid professional relationship that can last for a long, long time. How many times has a friend or relative told you they’ve visited the same hairdresser for 10 years or even 20 years!
Here are some tips when seeking your new hair stylist.
Free Hair Consultation
If a salon provides a free hair consultation, make full use of the opportunity to show photos of cuts that you really like and find out whether they will suit your hair and lifestyle. A good tip is to pay close attention to the way the hair stylist looks. Experienced hair stylists usually have their distinctive personal style but are calm and not easily distracted from their client.
Having talked to you and after asking a number of questions, the stylist should work with your hair to get a better concept of its texture and weight. The stylist should have several suggestions about style and care that will work well for you. And by the way, you should always feel very relaxed and comfortable with your prospective new stylist.
During the first hair consultation, you should discuss fees for hair salon services and the recommended time between appointments, for example 6 weeks.
Hair Stylist Training
It’s also advisable to ask about the stylist’s training as unfortunately a lot of hair stylists have spent 6 months to a year in a beauty school and gained very little experience. There are hair stylists who have worked in budget salons who learned from video or watching more experienced stylists cut hair and after just a few months were already working with clients, not necessarily to the right standard. If post school training is completed in a more established hair salon, the hair stylist may well have worked as an assistant for 12 months, focusing on shampooing and drying hair and learning from hair professionals.
Whatever the pattern of training, it’s important for practicing stylists to go to seminars or work with in-house trainers. New products and new trends are the industry norm, and stylists require steady continuing education.
In House Mentoring
Joe Gordon, the Managing Director of Colour My Life Unisex Hair Salon commenced his hairdressing career with Regis Group as a junior stylist. After his apprenticeship he was promoted to assistant manager and later, trainer for the midlands area. Relocating to London Joe was promoted to area manager, a position he held for 13 years, overseeing 16 nationwide hairdressing salons. He progressed to pioneering his own salon and has a passion for the latest hair colouring, styling and finishing techniques. Joe is passionate about the carefully selected hair products used in his salon and that the very best hair cutting and colour standards are maintained. Joe constantly evaluates and trains his salon stylists to ensure they can deliver to all their clients whatever age or gender.
Meet The Stylist
Marco is one of CML’s most popular stylists and specialises in haircutting having completed 2 years at college for hairdressing before going on to Hair Academy Varesse in Italy for a further two years. Having achieved experience at an Italian hair salon he came to London in 2010 where he worked for Vidal Sassoon in Islington for three years before joining the team at Colour My Life, Lavender Hill, SW11
It’s a good tip to observe the stylist cut somebody else’s hair. Dependable stylists work with confidence and you can just tell they have experience. Note how well the stylist conveys to the client what is being done. Most often experienced stylists have regular clientele and you may not observe ongoing dialogue throughout the hairdressing process because the salon stylist understands deeply the wants and needs of his or her client, including whether they are growing their hair out, natural colour and texture, preferred styles as well as those they don’t like and when they are next due for colour treatment.
Hair Salon Manners and Etiquette
Once inside the salon, if you’re ignored, or if the desk clerk or any of the other staff appears angry or bored, call off the consultation. A salon must provide a sense of sanctuary from the stresses of your every day life, and you should not have to put up with the salon’s management or staff problems.
Observe for signs of unprofessional conduct, like a stylist who talks on the phone while working or one who gives you the same style while you asked for something fresh.
Avoid the stylist who can’t answer the question, “Why do you think this style is the best one for me?” A stylist must guide you how to uphold the style he or she has made and should tell you to call if you have any problem with the cut.
If a stylist doesn’t return your calls or oftentimes sets off appointments, look for a new stylist.
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