Find out exactly what you need to do to get the absolute most out of your hair appointment.

If you’re planning a big style change with either your hair color, your hair cut, or both, the best thing to do is be prepared. That way you’ll increase the chances that you’ll end up with the style you want, a style that’ll suit you, and a look you’ll love.

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Take a Picture

It could be a picture of a celebrity, a picture of a model from a magazine, or for the best demonstration, a picture of yourself with the style you want (upload your photo to our Virtual Hairstyler today!).

Go with Clean, Natural State Hair

If you have naturally curly hair but usually straighten it, then wear your curls. That way your hairdresser will know how to cut your hair to work with your curls or waves- even if you prefer to style your hair straight all the time. Clean hair is also a must so they can see the texture and actual color of your hair.

Give a Hair History

If you wear your hair up all the time, wear glasses, go to the gym, straighten it every day, or only wash it once a week, then let your hairdresser know so that they can advise you on a style that’ll fit in with your lifestyle.

Listen to Suggestions

You don’t have to take the advice if you don’t want to but if your hairdresser thinks a hairstyle might suit you better or knows of a great new hair color that’s along the lines of what you’re after then have a listen to what they have to say.

Dress Right

If you want to visit the salon dressed to the nines or in the tracksuit you only wear when you’re spending the day around the house then it’s up to you, but if you’re having things done to your hair it’ll be easier for you and your hairdresser if you’re not wearing anything that’ll cover up your neck, like a turtle neck jumper, a scarf or anything else that’ll get in the way of your hair. The same rule goes for accessories like big dangly earrings.

Add Makeup to Your Makeover

If you’re getting a new hair color and you regularly wear makeup, or you’re getting your color for a certain event that will require makeup, either do your face or take the makeup colors along so your hairdresser can help you decide on a hair color that’ll flatter and suit.

Whether it’s one of your regular hair appointments, your first hair appointment in years, or your first hair appointment ever, being prepared and following these tips will ensure you have a helpful hair appointment every time!

  • 2 Jessica
    Thanks for the suggestions. Love the tip on adding makeup. It really does make a difference to the impact of a new hair color :-)
  • 4 Roger
    I like the point about hair history: it's a great idea to let your stylist know about your lifestyle. Nice work Katie!
  • 0 Rocco
    This is all very good advice that people should take notice of and do. Next, find a great stylist and its game over! You will look great and feel great!
  • 0 Kerry Jane
    Definetly some great advice here. I usually find I follow my hairdressers instinct. Afetr all, I do put my trust in them to cut my hair to begin with.
  • 0 Eraka
    Great info Katie! Also, as a client be realistic in making sure you're asking for a style that is achievable and suitable for you. Let's not forget to be flexible, as Katie pointed out be open to suggestions!

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