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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Moving to a new city is a wonderful, exciting time. You are in a new environment; new home, new work and you are meeting new friends. There is a lot of pressure that comes along with moving, however. Adjusting to life in a new place can be like culture shock and one of the biggest things women face when moving is finding a new hair stylist. Sounds silly but it’s something that can take awhile to figure out.
If you are looking for a new hair stylist, there are some things to keep in mind. In order to find the right fit for you, you need to first look for a salon that fits your style. Research salons in the area you just moved to and find one that matches your taste. Do you like things casual and comfortable, upscale and sophisticated or trendy and modern? Often times, hair stylists will work in a salon that fits their style also. Read our article about finding the right salon for you.
Once you have decided on a salon, call them and tell them what you are looking for so that they may recommend the right stylist in their salon for your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask to interview multiple stylists in the same salon. They won’t take offense. We all understand how finding the right hair stylist is just as important as finding the right doctor or contractor or babysitter. It’s not an easy process!
Look for an experienced stylist. He or she will have had countless hours styling hair and can tell you their background with ease and confidence. New hair stylists shouldn’t be put out of the running, however. If they were trained at a good school and are under the tutelage of someone incredible, chances are, they may be a nice fit too. One of the important things to consider is, will their personality fit with mine? This may sound funny but if you are spending a few hours at a salon every couple of months, don’t you want someone you can talk to? You not only want to talk to them about life and other things, you want them to understand what exactly your hair is all about so that they can take care of it the best possible way. And by having this rapport with them means that if something they do to your hair upsets you, you can tell them without hesitation.
At Legends Salon of Hillsborough, we have incredibly trained and experienced hair stylists who understand the importance of finding the right person to tame their tresses. Our stylists are specialists in their field and they continually train in every aspect of color enhancements and the latest hair designs. We are proud to have the finest group of stylists in New Jersey. Legends Salon has a very diverse staff that will meet all needs possible. It’s not just about getting a haircut or getting your hair colored and we know that. It’s about an experience and a lifestyle.
Come in and let one of our amazing trained stylists give you that superstar look you deserve!
No one likes to break up. The tears, the heartache, the agony of it all. So when we find a hair stylist we like, we want to keep them forever. However, sometimes, you may have to break up with your hair stylist. It’s not something you want to do but, for the sake of your hair, it is sometimes necessary. How do you know when it’s time to break up with your hairstylist and find someone new? These telltale signs will help you to figure it out. If the signs are there, it’s time to move on.
She doesn’t listen to you
If you want a particular style and you walk out of the salon with something completely different, this is a huge red flag. If your hairstylist doesn’t think the style you want will look good on you or is even feasible, she should be honest enough to tell you so. But to give you a style completely different just because she thinks she knows what’s best for your hair is a big giant no-no.
She has no idea how to cut your hair
I have half straight hair (on top) and half curly (on the bottom) hair. Due to chemotherapy, my hair came back with a whole new life of its own. My hairstylist had no idea how to cut it. None whatsoever. Instead of telling me she had no clue, I kept leaving the salon with a cut that was totally wrong for my hair type. I found a new girl who actually asked her boss (the salon owner) for advice. She admitted she wasn’t sure but instead of winging it, she went to someone with more experience than her. I admired her for that and now she “gets me.”
You never leave the salon feeling refreshed
When you experience a hair salon, you should walk out feeling good, confident, and totally relaxed. If you leave as stressed or more stressed than when you walked in, you need to walk out and keep walking. No salon should ever make you feel like you just took a trip to the dentist. They want you to feel comfortable and relaxed when you are there. A salon is an experience and you should always leave feeling refreshed.
She constantly tries to pawn products on you
A good hairstylist knows that most people aren’t going to spend $100 or more on hair products. Just because she is using those products on you in the salon, she is fully aware that they are pricey. If you show an interest in what she is using then she should explain what it is and what the price is and leave the decision to you. Just keep in mind also that you aren’t going to get the same results at home if you aren’t using the products that they use in the salon. Peruse our professional, salon products at the Salon Shoppe at Legends and discuss which products can serve you best at home, keeping you looking your best.
When you are ready to break up with your hairstylist, the experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough are waiting for you.