I have heard so many haircut horror stories that I would like to educate you the paying client on what you should be looking for when going to get your haircut. Some of you as a client are under the impressions that going to one of the “better salons” or sometimes referred to as an “upscale salon” will give you the best haircut since life’s bread.

I strongly believe that the art and technique of hair cutting must be mastered by the student in order to work in one of the “better salons” or an “upscale salon”. What is an upscale salon? Dictionary.com defines upscale as being “luxurious or elegant or relating to the upper end of a social economic scale.” This is a well known little understood fact and another topic I will have to talk about some other time.

Most people don’t understand that there are a few basic principles when doing a hair cut. There are points on a person head that affect the overall hair cut. I like to say that a precise hair cut begins with an understanding of the shape of a person’s head. What is your head shaped like? Haircut styles are designed to accentuate a person’s good features while minimizing a person’s bad features. Nobody wants to put what they’re most uncomfortable with on BLAST. I know I don’t! So when selecting a haircut you should take into consideration your head shape, facial contour, neckline and hair texture. These four things will determine greatly the outcome of your haircut.

If you’re going to a professional, they’re the expert. So please don’t be that customer who goes into a salon, sits in the chair and then proceed to tell the professional how to cut your hair – unless you’ve accomplished a precise haircut on your own. And if that’s the case then do it yourself! Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before going forward with a haircut when going to a professional. If these 3 basic things are not happening, get up and run!

  • Did the professional do a thorough consultation?
  • Did the professional ask what it is you would like to accomplish?
  • Did the professional ask to see some pictures or show you some pictures? (Visuals are the BEST. They can’t see your vision as you cannot see their vision. So I suggest you bring pictures.)

So you have just been educated on how to receive a precise haircut. My hope is that you, the client, is able to walk into a salon with a little bit of knowledge on what to look for and what to expect. That way you won’t have any horror stories to report to the professional who has to fix it and who actually knows what they are doing. Hope you’re informed. If so please click on the like button below and thanks!

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