5 Things Your Hairdresser Must Do. And 3 Things You Shouldn’t Expect

haidresser expectations

People go to a hairdresser to feel reassured that they look their best. Hairdressers need to be an authority on current styles, trends, and techniques for hair. But they also need to be approachable. You should be able to discuss styles with them and know you’ll be getting the style you want.

However, you should manage your hairdresser expectations too. Going to a salon isn’t going to subtract the ten pounds you gained on vacation or give you flawless skin. Keep your hairdresser expectations high, but be realistic.

Hairdresser Must Do’s

Your hairdresser must listen to you about the style you want. They can offer suggestions on styles that look better with your face shape. Or they can find styles that suit your described lifestyle.

But you should never feel you’re not in control. You are always right when it comes to your own hair, even if it goes against what the hairdresser would usually do.

Your hairdresser must look and act professional. If your hairdresser has bad hair or an unkempt appearance, it questions their training and eye for details. When picking out a hairdresser, pick someone whose look matches with how you want them to treat your hair.

A hairdresser must be clear about what services will be required to achieve a particular hairstyle. And how much those services are going to cost before starting.

You should have your hairdresser’s whole attention anytime they are working with your hair. You should never see cellphones, tablets, and non-work devices while you’re paying for their time.

Your hairdresser should be able to recommend what products you’ll need at home to keep your hair looking salon perfect.

Hairdresser Don’ts

Don’t show up without a photo and expect the hairdresser to automatically know what hairstyle you want. Celebrities and models change their hair styles frequently. Even if they know the person you’re referencing, they may be thinking of a totally different look.

Bring multiple photos of the desired style if possible.

Listen to see if there are challenges to creating that style for your hair. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether you want to go forward.

Don’t expect the hairdresser to bring you coffee, or supply snacks or candy. While those services might make you feel a little more pampered, they have nothing to do with how well your hairdresser can style hair. And trying to provide them creates a financial and logistical drain on the hairdressers’ time. This can make it much harder to run a salon, impact customer service, or even drive up the price of services.

Don’t expect your hairdresser to squeeze you in, if you haven’t called to check for an appointment first. No hairdresser wants to turn away a client. But showing up without notice forces the hairdresser to send you away or snub her scheduled clients.

If you like this post and want to know more about hairdresser expectations or salon services, contact Evergreen Beauty or make an appointment!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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