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8 Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Stylist

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If you have a great stylist that you can trust, you can be anything you want to be – or at least look like it.

No stylist is perfect, but having someone that you really get along with and who knows exactly what works for you can really be a joy. It takes so much worry off your back, knowing you can just go visit your stylist anytime for all your style concerns. Whether it’s to get your regular haircut, style your hair for a party, or color your hair differently, it’s great to have someone who understands.

Because your stylist is there to guide you along, you shouldn’t be scared of asking all the hard questions. In fact, your stylist is the perfect person to answer them because of their prior experience of dealing with all kinds of people with all sorts of hairstyles. They also know your hair best – sometimes even better than you.

Here are the 8 questions you shouldn’t shy away from:

1. What would you do if you could do anything and everything you wanted to my hair?

Hairstylists normally consider what YOU want, also because you usually come with a very strong idea of how you want your hair to look like. If you have just met your stylist, chances are your trust levels aren’t that high yet and you just want him or her to execute the vision you have in mind. However, your stylist usually knows best so it pays to ask what he or she would do if there are no holds barred.

2. How can I make sure my hair looks this good at home?

Ah, the proverbial problem of going out of the salon with perfect hair and then ending up frustrated because you can’t replicate it the following day. It doesn’t even have to be a complicated hairstyle, because it can be as simple as a blowout. Somehow, no matter what you do, you can’t replicate it. While your hair will always look better under the expert hands of your stylist, it doesn’t hurt to ask for tips.

3. Is my hair as healthy as it should be? If not, how do I change it?

Don’t assume that your hair is healthy because chances are, it isn’t. Your stylist would be the best person to judge whether or not your hair is as healthy as it should and could be, so don’t be afraid to ask for the truth. Aside from that, seek advice on how you could change your lifestyle, habits, and products to make your hair healthier.

4. What is the best hair color for my skin tone?

Even if you wanted a particular color so much because it looks good on your favorite celebrity or it’s the hottest color in town, that does not necessarily mean you’ll look good in it. Instead of being so adamant that you want to change your hair to a particular color, ask your stylist to be honest with you and even suggest the most ideal option for you to consider.

5. What is the best hairstyle for my face shape?

There are a million and one hairstyles that you can possibly sport, but not all will look good on you. Certain hairstyles look good with certain face shapes, and your stylist knows this all too well. You can come with an idea of what you want to your hair to look like, but trust your stylist to tweak it if needed or change it entirely.

6. Am I using the right hair products?

It’s also good to ask your stylist if you’re using all the right hair products at home, and if you’re using it the right way. Your hair stylist is an expert in this field, so it’s best if you draw from that wealth of knowledge and experience.

7. How should I wear my hair on a daily basis?

The fact is you’re not going to visit your hair stylist every single day. You may go there for your regular appointments or every time there’s a special occasion, but it’s unlikely that your stylists is there to fix your hair for you daily. For this reason, it would also be good to ask your stylist’s personal opinion on things as trivial as where you should part your hair or how you should wear it on a day-to-day basis.

8. How often should I come back?

This will depend on the condition of your hair, because some would need more treatments than others. Some people’s hair will grow faster than others as well, so this really depends. Ask your stylist honestly about how often you should visit him or her, particularly if you have some problems that need treating.

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