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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If you are like me with very, very curly hair, you understand some frustrations we have to endure. I have a mountainous tumble of ringlets. It is a lot of work. It’s very high maintenance. They are impossible to detangle, I have to spritz them with a moisturizing reviving spray every morning, and they get crushed and matted after a full night’s sleep. Suffice it to say, I LOVE getting blowouts here and there. Wearing it straight is just so much easier. I can get it straightened on a Saturday and then don’t touch it again for up to a week!
Of course, blowouts can start to crumble, your roots get oily and your second or third-day hair can start to pick up certain environmental scents and can start to look dull. Luckily we have hacks for each of these issues. Check out these three ideas to help keep your blowout for as long as possible.
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver, not only because it controls oil and buildup between shampoos, but also it gives hair body at the root (simply apply, flip hair over, and massage into your scalp). Ask your hair stylist for some tips on finding the best dry shampoo for your hair. (I don’t recommend using dry shampoo when you are in curly mode with your hair because it can dry your hair out. Curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair.)
It’s a sad fact that hair can carry the scent of whatever it is exposed to. Going for Mexican and having fajitas? Better do that on the day before your next blowout. Nothing freshens an aging blowout like a lightweight hair scent. There are mists out there that are lightweight and faintly-scented. They also manage to fight frizz and strand static. Again, check with your hair stylist to see what they recommend. Most are good, however, and it is just a matter of finding a scent you like.
After the second day, your blowout can look a bit shine-free. When hairs rub up against the rough cotton fibers in your pillowcase, it can result in an ever duller-looking finish. Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase. The shiny surface helps hair retain its natural oils and looks glossier than ever.
Follow these three simple ideas and your blowout will last you a while. When you are fighting the curly hair battle every day, sometimes it’s nice to go straight and not have to focus so much on your hair. Don’t get me wrong, I love the curls and I think they define who I am, but sometimes I just need a break!
For amazing blowouts, head to Legends Salon of Hillsborough and have one of our experts give your hair the royal, blowout treatment! You will not be disappointed.