With the hundreds of options available out there it can be hard to explain to your stylist exactly what it is that you want when it’s time to change your hairstyle or color. You may have a very clear picture in your mind of the style you are going for, but describing it in a way that your stylist can truly understand is a different story. But there’s no need to fret. We’ve put together a few pro tips to help you communicate with your stylist to get a style that you’ll absolutely love.

Brush Up on the Terminology

If you’re not able to find a picture, make sure you know the proper term to describe the style you’re going for. For example, if you ask for an ombre when what you really wanted was a subtle balayage, you might be disappointed with your color.

Have Realistic Expectations

A hairstyle that looks fantastic on your favorite singer might not be as flattering on you. The cut or color may not be flattering for your features. In this case, no matter how well you communicate with your stylist, you won’t be pleased with the results.

Discuss Your Lifestyle

You want to make sure that your chosen style will work for you. Be sure and discuss your lifestyle with your stylist before making your final decision. Let them know how much time you can or want to devote to styling each day. How much maintenance are you willing to do? How versatile do you need your style to be? Be completely honest with your stylist about what you expect from your new style.

Discuss Your Hair’s History

It’s important for your stylist to know how often you color your hair or have any kind of chemical processing done, especially if they will be coloring or processing your hair to achieve your new style. The last thing you want is to have your hair fried by over-processing, and if your stylist doesn’t know your history, they can’t take steps to prevent further damage.

Dress For Your Appointment

Wearing an outfit that you’d normally wear out or to the office will give your stylist a feel for your personal style. This will help them customize your cut or color to let your personality shine.

If you’re ready for a new look make an appointment at Full Spectrum Hair Salon today. Our well-trained stylists will listen to what you want and discuss options with you to make sure that you walk out with a style that you love. Give us a call at 972.509.1565 or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, Texas.