Regularly visiting your hairstylist is the key to keeping hair healthy. While a simple trim of your usual style won’t require much preparation, you’ll want to put some thought into your next salon visit if you’re going for a new look. Use these tips to ensure your next hair appointment is a success: 

Have (and Give!) Direction

Knowing what you want to do with your hair prior to your appointment will save you and your stylist a lot of time. Whether you’re looking for a cut, color, or a complete hair makeover, be sure to come in with ideas for your stylist to carry out. Take the time to research some hair inspiration and bring in photos of your favorite looks to help your stylist create the exact vibe you’re going for. 

Brush Up on the Lingo

You can have a clear vision of what you want for your hair, but if you don’t relay this properly to your stylist then you risk coming away with a completely different look than what you’re after. From highlights to lowlights, you’ll need to know the difference between various hair terms so you can be sure that you and your stylist are on the same page. 

Be Realistic

Have you recently seen a photo of your favorite celebrity sporting a new hairstyle and want to recreate it? While this is a great idea, in theory, some hairstyles may not be a good fit for everyone. Haircuts and coloring look best when they’re chosen with your specific aesthetics, such as face shape, in mind. Hair type and your commitment to styling will also have a major impact on how a cut looks on you. 

Consider your lifestyle and aesthetics before setting your heart on a particular hair look. Feel free to use celebrity hair looks as inspiration for your own, though, as your stylist can help use it as inspiration to pick a new ‘do based on it with tweaks that make it great for you. 

Book Ahead

Great stylists often have busy schedules. Rather than sporting a less-than-coif style while waiting for your stylist’s appointment book to free up, it’s best to plan ahead. If you regularly need your roots touched up, try to work out a standing appointment with your hair salon based on the rate of your hair growth.

Furthermore, certain color transformations will take multiple appointments to complete. Starting the process early and getting on the books will ensure your style update is ready before any big events you may have coming up. 

Consider a Consultation

Are you totally lost on what to do with your hair? In a hair consultation, your stylist can help you figure out what style to adorn next, taking your specific look, hair type, and lifestyle into their plans to ensure your new ‘do’ is an excellent fit for you. 

Our Marietta hair salon offers complimentary hair consultations for clients to ensure every appointment meets their expectations. Contact The Salon of Classic AutoSmith today to plan out the hairstyle of your dreams!