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Tips for A Perfect Haircut: After

There are three parts to getting a perfect haircut, and this is the last, and least well known one: Ask for Help!

Once you’ve done your prep work and have discussed your needs with your stylist before your cut is finished be sure to ask for a styling lesson during your appointment. I offer free styling consultations to all of my haircut clients because it’s important that you walk out confident in your own abilities to keep your new cut looking great. My clients are a direct reflection of my work as a stylist, so the better you look, the better I look!

One of the best ways to learn how to manage your new style is to have your stylist blow dry and style half of your head, walking you through all of the products used and steps followed. You can then “learn” on the other half, using your stylist as a guide. There is no better teacher than the person who gave you the cut in the first place, so use them while you have them!

While you learn, ask about styling alternatives, so that you are leaving the salon with multiple options. This will keep you happy with your style between appointments since you will have some flexibility. No matter what your hair length is, you should be able to style it more than one way by using a few different products and techniques.

One last thing: products. Pay close attention to the products that your stylist is using. Beauty professionals spend a lot of time educating ourselves on products and we choose what we use for a reason. If we are using a particular combination of products on your style, it’s because we’ve done our homework and are choosing the best possible product cocktail for you.

While products sold in salons only are definitely higher quality, if you really don’t want to spend the money for professional grade products ask your stylist for a drugstore recommendation. Your stylist wants you to be happy and look great, no matter where you buy your products. Just know that while we will get you as close as we can,  your results will not be exactly the same.

See you soon!

-Mary

 

To book a styling consultation with Mary, contact her, HERE

Tips for Your Perfect Haircut: During

Getting a great haircut goes beyond picking out the perfect picture and discussing it with your stylist. While a consultation with your stylist before your cut is definitely one of the most important steps in getting your perfect cut, one that most people miss is while the cut is happening:

Pay attention.

It may be tempting to flip through a magazine or scroll through Facebook while you are getting your hair cut, but trust me, the best thing that you can do is to pay attention to what your stylist is doing. This can prevent any miscommunications that may have happened during your consultation from turning into major mishaps. Maybe you were thinking “shorter” is half an inch and your stylist thinks it means “two inches”, that’s a big difference that you will notice before a cut is made, saving you (and your stylist!) a future problem.

If you’re paying attention while your hair is being cut, you can also decide on last minute tweaks and changes that you may want to make before your cut is finished. Maybe you are envisioning a sweeping bang with your new bob or a few face-framing layers. Whatever last minute additions or changes you want to make can be discussed while the cut is being performed.

Please know, though, that haircutting is a science. If you want to make any major changes to the cut that had been discussed previously, let your stylist know as early into the cut as possible. Angles, ratios and possibly even tools will have to be adjusted accordingly to accommodate your request.

So next time that you sit down in the chair, close the book, turn the phone on silent and enjoy a little quality one-on-one time with your stylist!

-Mary

Ready to make a big hair change? Make an appointment with Mary, HERE

Tips for Your Perfect Haircut: Before

It takes a lot to look put together. You have to have the right clothes, makeup and of course, the hair to match. Your hair is the only accessory that you wear all day, every day so you’re going to want to invest in the very best haircut that you can. The right cut can take pounds— even years—off your face, cut down on your morning styling time and give you an enormous boost of confidence. But no matter how much you spend at the salon, without the right pre­-planning and proper after cut care, your style will never be all that it can be.

To get that perfect cut, it’s important to take a few things into consideration, to discuss with your stylist during your consultation:

● What do you like best about your hair, now?

● How much time do you want to spend on daily styling?

● How much money do you want to spend on maintenance/styling products?

● Do you have any length considerations?

● Do you have any style restrictions due to your workplace dress code?

● Do you have a photo that shows the look that you are going for?

Your haircut should be a reflection of you—your personal style AND your lifestyle. It can be really tempting to pick up the latest gossip magazine and pick out a photo of a hairstyle on a celebrity, but if that cut takes 45 minutes every morning to style and you only have 15, it’s not the right cut for you. Ask yourself the tough questions, when it comes to your perfect cut and make sure to discuss your needs thoroughly with your stylist during your consultation. I offer free in­-depth consultations to every client, to make sure that we are achieving the right style for you. After all, the most important thing to me is making sure that you look & feel your best!

See you soon!

­Mary

Book your next appointment with Mary, HERE!