Going to the hair salon can mean many things. You could be getting your routine maintenance at the salon, transitioning your look for a new season or dramatically changing your style. Whatever you plan on doing, there is one thing you should be avoiding: a bad hair appointment. If you live in NJ and are looking to change to a hair salon that gives you what you want, scroll down and make an appointment with Legends Salon in Hillsborough NJ.
For the salon experience to be a good one, there are a few things to look out for when it comes to your stylist. Below are some signs that you should break up with your hairstylist because no one wants to leave the salon looking worse than when they went in.
A trim means a trim
You know you have been to the salon looking for a trim and left with four inches of hair missing. This could be due to miscommunication because everyone has a different idea of what a trim means. Or it could be that your stylist simply disregarded what you asked for.
The lines of communication are not open
Following the miscommunication of a trim is the miscommunication of everything else. The best hairstylists wills it down with you before they even wash your hair and ask about what you hope to get out of the appointment. They should ask about your style preferences, your daily maintenance, your texture and everything else that can affect your hair. If you don’t have this conversation, there is a lot of room open for interpretation.
Socializing takes priority over hair
When you are getting your hair colored, this tends to be downtime for the colorist. No one expects them to wait on clients hand and foot, but if your hairdresser gets to the point of socializing, reading magazines and eating where they forget about your hair, it’s time to dump them. Leaving color in for too long can be damaging plus it’ll ruin the color you actually wanted to leave with.
Your example picture is disregarded
Showing an example of what you want is highly recommended as it makes for much easier communication. But when that picture is completely tossed to the side and you leave the salon with the opposite of what you asked for, your hairstylist will never give you what you ask for and you’ll be continually dissatisfied with your style.
Blow drying becomes damaging
Even if your cut and color went fine, you still have to get through the blow dry without damage. Whether it’s not putting a heat protectant on your hair or it’s using a heat styling product on way too high of a temperature setting, be sure you’re out of the line of fire when it comes to heat damage after an appointment.
While most of these things don’t happen often, they do, in fact, happen. You can be certain that the professionalism at Legends Salon of Hillsborough is superb. If you are dissatisfied with your current hairstylist, consider a move to Legends. We have some of the best hairstylists in New Jersey.
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Styling Both Straight and Curly Hair, Everything you need to know about styling hair that’s straight on top, curly on the bottom
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… That pretty much sums up what it feels like to be blessed with both straight and curly hair. Interestingly, largely due to genetics, many women experience the board-like strands on top of their head and the twisted ones below. Environmental and styling issues intensify this difference. Speak with the experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough to guide you to the perfect solution for you.
The hair on top of your head has more exposure to the sun and heating tools and is being pulled and touched more than the hair at the bottom. This breaks down the cortex of the hair, which, like the core of your body, gives structure and shape. As a result, those top pieces unfurl and lose curl. Unruly hormones (a result of pregnancy or stress) are also a key culprit in textural changes. Estrogen and testosterone levels affect the diameter, texture, and strength of any given strand. Those who have lost hair to chemotherapy notice that their hair grows back very different than it was before.
To make peace with your unusual hair, you have to have the right haircut. The right cut can be a great peacemaker. Ask your hairstylist for face-framing, graduated layers (we know what you’re thinking and no, we’re not talking about the Rachel; we’re talking subtle). By removing weight, strands around the front and top of your head will spring to life. It gives them the much-needed bend they are lacking to better resemble your curls underneath.
To align the textures, consider getting a partial straightening or wave treatment at the salon, which lasts for about three months; or at home, style only the outer layer. Want to make your curly-straight combo straighter? Apply a smoothing cream on curls and flatiron them, working in small, one-inch sections of hair so you don’t miss any layers. Want your curly-straight combo curlier? Curl only the straight section.
Waves, not quite coils, not quite rails, help aggressive textures meet in the middle. From roots to tips of damp hair, work through a golf ball-size amount of a soft-hold mousse. Then, starting by the face, grab one-inch-wide sections of hair and twist them so they mimic the curls on the bottom. Use a diffuser on the top, which enhances curls, and let the curly bottom air-dry to relax that section.
These are some ways in which you can try and get your straight and curly hair to meet in the middle. It’s a tough situation to be in if you have hair that behaves this way but it doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. Control your out of control hair and show it who’s boss.
For the best cut and advice, talk to the experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough. They can explain the right cut for your hair texture and recommend the best products to use.