When in the salon and considering a new color or style, a few things we recommend you talk to us about:
1. How much maintenance is my choice of new hair color going to require?
Maybe you can’t commit to coming into the salon every four to six weeks. It’s okay to explain this to your colorist! They have the knowledge and experience to find a color schedule that fits into your life.
2. How much is my cost investment?
Don’t be shy. Ask up front how much your color will cost and have your colorist break it down so you know what you are paying for. If it’s over your budget, then speak up! Sometimes a few strategically placed highlights can take the place of a partial highlight and bring the cost down a bit.
3. What products should I use to maintain my color?
Please listen to your colorist when they recommend products to maintain the longevity and shine of your color. These products are formulated to combat fading and dulling caused by all environmental elements.
As colorists, we sometimes lapse into “hair” speak; commonplace to us, but a foreign language to you. If you don’t understand precisely what a colorist means by words like “warm” or ” chunky”, ask them to explain differently or show you a picture.
Compare the thickness of your desired highlights to pasta. Seriously! Most people know the difference in thickness between fettuccine and spaghetti.
Caramel, mahogany, and chestnut are different colors for different people. Use pictures to show your colorist exactly what you desire. We love pictures! Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and way to collect different examples of what you’re looking to do.
Tell your stylist about your lifestyle, kids or no kids, frequent travel or homebody, Britney Spears or The Clash, etc. These details may seem like small talk, but over time they go a long way towards helping your colorist customize the perfect color to fit your personality.