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    17 Things Your Hairstylist Wants You To Know

    "Be honest with us and yourself."

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    1. Have a handle on your ~change threshold~ before asking for a huge service.

    2. And you don't need to have a massive makeover to feel like you've made a change.

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    Lorean Cairns, co-owner and creative director of Fox & Jane Salon, NY suggests changing your part (seriously!), blowing out your hair if it's naturally curly, or getting a gloss or slight change in color for a healthy dose of shine.

    3. Have realistic expectations about your hair ~inspiration~ photos.

    4. Same goes for hair color.

    when your client has box dyed jet black hair and wants to be platinum blonde in one session...... @Stylist_Problem

    When a stylist says that the color you want is unrealistic, believe them. If you want to go from jet black to platinum blonde hair, you're going to need to plan for much more than two hours. Unless you want your hair to melt off, that is.

    5. And even though box dye has its perks, going for professional color after dyeing your hair at home can lead to some big issues.

    6. So let your stylist know that you've used box dye BEFORE they start coloring your hair.

    7. Figure out your budget before you book your appointment.

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    Talk to the receptionist about prices to decide on a service. If you go to the salon for a single process of color (i.e. dyeing your hair with one dye all over the entire head) it's going to be less expensive than a full head of highlights (i.e. lightening hair section by section with foils).

    8. And once the salon gives you a quote, respect their price.

    9. Getting to your appointment late screws up a stylist's schedule for the rest of the day.

    If I had a dollar for every time a late client called saying "I'm on my way" I'd be a very wealthy #hairstylist!

    "Stay on time to get the full experience. We won’t let your tardiness ruin our next guest's experience. This should be fun, not stressful!" says Cairns.

    10. Make enough time for your appointment to make sure you get what you want.

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    If you've booked a big service but only have an hour, chances are your stylist won't actually be able to do everything you've asked for.

    11. Trust your stylist.

    12. And let them do what they're trained to do.

    13. There's a reason they suggest cutting more than "just the dead parts."

    If I cut all my dead ends off I'll be completely bald 😭😭

    Cutting off a few inches may truly be what's healthiest for your hair even if you only want a trim, but it's best to have that conversation at the beginning of your appointment so that you and your stylist are on the same page.

    14. Damaged hair is unhealthy hair, which means you're better off without it.

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    Remember that dry, damaged, or fragile hair doesn't have that healthy bounce and has a hard time holding texture or color.

    15. When stylists ask you to keep your head a certain way, it's for good reason.

    16. And touching your hair during the appointment does more harm than good.

    17. Help your stylist help you, amirite?

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