How to Communicate with Your Stylist Effectively

How to Communicate with Your Stylist Effectively

Jul 29, 2019

Let’s say you just saw the best hairstyle ever and now you want it. But there’s a problem. It was on someone you saw earlier today and not in a picture. Now you kind of remember it, and so you do your best to describe the look to your stylist, but you’re not sure they get it. It happens all the time and can be so frustrating! Here are some simple tips to help you communicate what it is you want to be done so that your stylist can make that hairstyle become a reality.

The best way to get the color and/or cut you want is to bring in a picture, but you can’t always do that like in the example above. If that’s the case look for photos that best resemble what you want, even if it’s only part of the style from one photo and a different bit from another. You might be able to find a picture of the color you want in one image but have to use another to show the kind of cut. Bring in what you can find and explain that some details are missing. You should also bring in pictures of what you don’t want so your stylist knows what range they’re working in.

Try to be as detailed as you can. Find the best descriptive words that get as close as possible. If you’re wanting to go brunette, think of words like chocolate, caramel, and raven black. For curls, think of words like smooth waves, loose beach waves, or tight curls. When thinking of colors, do you want highlights, lowlights, or solid colors? When you find pictures of looks you like, there are descriptive words that go with it that can be found in the title, description, and tags.

It’s important to be realistic about what you want. The majority of people don’t look like movie stars and runways models so if you’re using a celebrity as a reference, the look might be different on you. What’s especially tricky is hair color as it can look different depending on skin tone. Understand that you may have the same style or hair color, but it may look a tad different.

Lastly, you want to dress the part. Rather than going into the salon in your workout clothes or sweats, go in wearing what you think looks good with the hairstyle you want. It’ll be easier for your stylist to match your hair to your outfit when it has a look you want.

Ready for a new style or hair color? Make an appointment today at Taire Hair Salon. Our professional, well-trained stylists will take the time to understand exactly what you want and give you a style or color that is perfect for your individual personality. You can find us 2050 County Line Road in Huntingdon Valley, or reach us by phone at 215.322.8794. Prefer to schedule an appointment yourself? Use our free mobile app. You can download it for free at the AppStore, on Google Play or Amazon.