When it comes to your hair care and style, a hair consultation is an essential step in the process.
Not only does it help to determine the best course of action for your hair, but it also allows for open communication between you and your stylist. A good hair consultation can mean the difference between a great hair day and an average one, and it's important to take the time to have a hair consultation before every hair service, particularly before a new style direction.
One of the most important things a hair consultation does is to assess the current condition of your hair. During the consultation, the health of your hair and scalp is assessed, taking note of any damage or issues that need to be addressed.
This includes things like dryness, breakage, and your daily cleansing routine. Your hair's texture, thickness, and natural wave or curl pattern is also considered and discussed. This information is used to create a customised plan for your hair, tailored to your specific needs and concerns.
Another important aspect of a hair consultation is discussing your hair goals. Whether you're looking to change your colour, cut, or style, it's important to have a clear understanding of what is the goal you want to achieve. You can be given guidance towards ideas of what is possible, taking into consideration your hair's condition and natural characteristics. This is also the time to suggest and discuss recommendations for products and styling techniques that will help you achieve the look you want.
A hair consultation also allows for open communication between stylist and salon guest. It's an opportunity for you to voice any concerns or issues you may have with your hair and to hear offers of solutions. It's also a good time to ask questions and learn more about how to care for your hair at home.
In addition to all these, a hair consultation also helps to establish trust between stylist and salon guest. This trust is important for achieving the best results for your hair. For me as a stylist, taking the time to understand your hair and your goals is always going to be the best way to provide you with a look that you'll be happy with.
Making sure to take the time to have a hair consultation prior to your hair service, it's always worth the investment, so you can be aligned with the right style for you.
Confidence starts from the hair down’
by natalie varrasso