At the hairdresser's.

There are a few things every hairdresser wishes you wouldn’t do. Of course you are probably thinking showing up late is our number one and while this is probably our biggest pet peeve it’s not on the list. It’s just too obvious. Click the notes to get the 6 major things we wish you wouldn’t do so you can have better hair. –– Kelly Rowe



Change hairdressers constantly

Hairstylists whether they cut, color, or do both, can create their best work on clients they see often. Having a relationship with the client means they know their tastes and preferences, so outcomes are normally more geared to what the client will fall in love with.


Color at home

This one can’t be repeated enough. Coloring at home normally leads to color correction in the salon. Avoid this bad habit and create and easy to maintain or easy to change color routine with one colorist.


Have unrealistic expectations

When it come to color and other chemical services, there is only so much the hair can take before it simply falls or melts off so you may not be able to go platinum in just one appointment. Understand Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was your icy blonde. As for haircuts, just because a celebrity looks great in something doesn’t mean you will, nor will the haircut change your face to look exactly like the celebrity. Remember use pictures as inspiration not as something you want exactly.


Avoiding product

Product is key even if you aren’t a fan. No perfect blowout came from product free strands. If you aren’t a fan of cocktailing them into your hair there may be a reason, and that reason may be you are using the wrong ones or the wrong quantities. Plus, if you like to style your hair you must add some form of heat protectant or moisture to avoid damage in the long haul.


Spending money on expensive in salon color and not taking care of it

Hair color is going to fade but you can prolong that by using professional color protecting shampoos and conditioners. If you are using any old cleansing regimen “to save money” you are actually spending more because you will need to have you hair colored more often.


Bring your children to your appointment

We know you’re busy but the salon is not fun for a child. Color appointments can be long and scissors are sharp. We love kids too but for their safety, a better outcome in your hair, and the relaxation of the other clients try to make arrangements to have a babysitter.


By Kelly Rowe. A Graduate of ARROJO Cosmetology School, Kelly is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.  

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