The Perfect Hair-Salon Consultation – Austin, TX

Austin Hair Queen - The Perfect StylistHaving a hair consultation is a very important part of any salon visit, especially when it comes to deciding on a new hairstyle or color change, and should be done before you make any decisions regarding your hair.

Even if you are just after a simple blow-dry or a simple up-do, without your hairstylist understanding your needs, it could be done wrong. A hair consultation is the best way for you to communicate with your hairstylist and is the most important part of your visit to the salon. It is also the only control that you will have in determining the outcome.

So, when making an appointment for a consultation, first ask to have it at a quiet time when your stylist can give you their full attention. Never settle for a rushed talk because that will only lead to problems and misunderstandings.

During your consultation be prepared to give your stylist the following information:

  • Pictures of what you do like and don’t like (on your own photo preferably)
  • Information about yourself, about the occasion, your needs, and how much time you have for home styling, including how capable you are
  • Information about your hair’s recent history- including things such as colors done and other chemicals used that could adversely affect the outcome of your hairstyle (LIKE BOX COLOR!)¬†and hair’s condition.
  • Information about any past bad hairstyling experiences

You, in turn, should ¬†listen to your hairstylist’s advice and ask questions that you may have about home maintenance, styling requirements and any hair condition concerns.

This information is very important and will affect the final outcome. The first point where you show your hairstylist pictures of what you like or don’t like is the most important one. Remember the old saying, “a picture speaks a thousand words”.

By showing your stylist pictures there can be no misunderstanding and the stylist can’t say that they thought you meant something else or insist that you told them something else . This helps to get you both on the same page and it will help you get your message across while helping your stylist to know exactly what you want.

This may all seem like a lot but a consultation can all be done in 10 to 15 minutes and you will find that most good hair salons will want and allow time for a hair consultation. Through time, as you and your stylist become better acquainted, the consultation will become easier and more of a follow up procedure.