Tips to Avoid a Bad Haircut

You walked into the salon with a clear picture of the hairstyle you want. You described it to your stylist the best way you can. But by the end of the appointment, you weren’t really that happy with how your hair turned out. Whether you’re shelling out $20 or $200, you should always leave the salon with an amazing haircut.

Listed below are some tips to ensure that your next haircut is the most perfect ‘do ever. Follow these tips to avoid any meltdowns, freak-outs or OMG salon moments.

Let the stylist see you hair

Make sure that the stylist sees your hair before he/she picks up the scissors. You want the stylist to see your hair growth patterns, how you style your hair, and how it currently looks. Don’t rush into the haircutting process.

During this stage, you can tell the stylist what you want to do with your hair. He/she, on the other hand, can suggest what type of hairstyles would look great based on your hair type and face shape.

Bring a picture

Sometimes, it can be difficult to put into words the image that’s in your head. To give your stylist a good idea of the hairstyle you wish to achieve, we suggest that you bring a photo and show it to him/her. While the stylist will do his/her best to copy that specific hairstyle, you need to understand that it would be impossible to get the exact look.

For instance, you want the long layers like J.Lo’s, but you can’t get the exact same look unless you have the same hair texture and face shape.

Be honest about your lifestyle

When choosing a ‘do, it is important to consider you lifestyle. How long does it usually take you to style your hair? If you’re considering adding bangs, make sure that you have enough time to fix your hair in -the morning. Otherwise, it’s not going to look nice. If your morning routine is more of get-up-and-get-out-the-door, choose a hairstyle that is low maintenance.

Don’t just say “3 inches”

The stylist’s and the client’s perspective of 3 inches can be different. To make sure that you are on the same page, we highly recommend that you physically show your stylist how much of your hair you’re willing to cut.