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14 Simple And Helpful Appointment Tips That Beauty Professionals Swear By

First of all, please relax your hands and feet... (H/T Reddit)

A recent Reddit thread asked beauty professionals to share some tips on how to get the most out of your appointments. These are the helpful results:

1. "If you're getting a manicure or pedicure, please relax your hands and feet and stop pulling them back towards you."

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"I already spend eight hours a day bent over, so leaning further over a table to reach your hand only makes my back hurt more and my job more frustrating. I'm also likely going to miss spots and I’ll still charge you full price." —skittlesfortiddles

2. "Let your stylist know if you have a tremendous amount of hair and/or really, really long hair."

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"Especially if you're coming in for highlights!" —edwina_scissorhands

3. "If you plan on making a change to your service, make sure you tell your stylist before your appointment."

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"Appointments are booked based on how long something generally takes, so you might need to reschedule or even come in for a consultation first." —edwina_scissorhands

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4. "ALWAYS ARRIVE EARLY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!"

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"If every client made an effort to be five minutes early for their appointments, it would make everyone's services run on-time and much smoother." —hilaryrose

5. "Be nice to the front desk."

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"Basically, spas and salons are complicated beasts, and the front desk always has a lot of spinning plates. So please don't be mean to us." —hilaryrose

6. "BRING INSPIRATION PICTURES! The most stressful thing is when a client says, 'I don't know...I just want to look dramatic, but natural.'"

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"You have no idea how many people tell me they absolutely do NOT want a smokey eye when it turns out they really DID want a smokey eye, just maybe not the typical black and gray version. So just make sure you have some pictures ready." —shmalloryrenee

"If you have a photo that shows the color placement you'd like, but you want to use different colors, then feel free to bring additional photos that help explain the bigger picture." —edwina_scissorhands

7. "Tame your expectations. A lot of the amazing hair you see on Instagram usually requires six to eight hours straight. Or it's actually a weave or wig."

"Some of those hairstyles are even digitally edited. You can talk to your stylist about the best way to achieve that look though! But don't be surprised if it takes a few sessions." —baba_banana
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"Some of those hairstyles are even digitally edited. You can talk to your stylist about the best way to achieve that look though! But don't be surprised if it takes a few sessions." —baba_banana

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8. "It’s okay to fall asleep during skin treatments. In fact, we enjoy it too. Talking all day is tough on us, so we don’t mind the odd hour of quiet. We'll just focus on your services."

"On the flip side, if talking helps you relax, talk away. Just keep in mind that I’m trying to multi-task, and coming up with conversation is tough to do when I don’t know you. It also makes me think you want me to leave you alone when you don’t respond much, so I’ll stay silent, which sometimes results in a client feeling like I don’t care." —skittlesfortiddles
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"On the flip side, if talking helps you relax, talk away. Just keep in mind that I’m trying to multi-task, and coming up with conversation is tough to do when I don’t know you. It also makes me think you want me to leave you alone when you don’t respond much, so I’ll stay silent, which sometimes results in a client feeling like I don’t care." —skittlesfortiddles

9. "You don't need to be modest or insecure during a wax. I've seen it all, so unless I notice something that may affect your health, I don't care."

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10. "For makeup services, please send me a picture of all the clients beforehand, whether that's one person or a group."

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"It'll help me personalize and customize each look, and I'll know what products I can or cannot use on each client." —rosieco

11. "If you prep your skin beforehand, the makeup will look better and last longer."

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"That means cleansing, exfoliating or doing a mask, moisturizing, and even applying eye cream. I can cleanse your face, but that'll eat up time. I do always moisturize clients regardless, though." —takehart_sweethart

"If you come to the appointment with makeup on, yes, I can remove it, but it might make your eyes red and possibly watery depending on your eyes' sensitivity." —MissFunkyH

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12. "Tell me if you’re allergic or sensitive to certain things, like whether you get irritated from a brand of lipstick or a particular foundation formula."

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"I can still work with you by using certain products and avoiding others. You can't imagine the number of people who don’t say anything when asked, but then complain about having red eyes the next day." —Themaddieful

13. "If you keep getting up, please don’t get annoyed that your makeup application is taking longer than planned. I can’t work on you if you're running around the room!"

14. "When we ask you if like something, don’t lie. We won’t be offended. It’s just makeup, and we can change it to make you happy!"

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This post has been edited for length and clarity.

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