If you have a list of the persons who you do not want to annoy, as far as I am concerned, your hairstylist may be in the near top of the list. When a hairstylist is so annoyed that he or she will be not so happy or patient enough to do styling job well for you that may lead to your wearing hat for several days.
For most stylists, there are five annoyances in common, which from time to time bother them a lot. To get on well with your stylist, you had better get rid of these annoying habits a little while and enjoy your visit to a salon. Trust me, a happy memory in a salon or a hair disaster depends on your choice mostly.
- Stop moving your head
When I get my hair cut, colored, styled or washed in a salon, I am always asked by my stylist not to move my head. One of annoyance bothering the stylist is that clients keep moving their head. During the styling process, if your head is bouncing about like a bobble head doll, seriously terrible things can happen to your hairstyle. Be wary of the movements your head makes when you are getting your hair done and try to keep the movement at a minimum.
2. Get rid of chronic lateness
Honestly, I am seldom late for anything. When I make an appointment with others or go to be present at any occasions, I am used to arriving several minutes earlier. For me, chronic lateness is such a vice that it sometimes represents your disrespect, which even does numeral damage to your image. It is acceptable that a person shows up in several minutes later once or twice because of matters such as traffic jams. But chronic lateness? I am afraid that no one can bear waiting for a long time for a guy who is always being late.
Please make a quick phone call or text the guy who you make an appointment with to explain the reason when you are going to be late. It will make a great difference to you too. With the aid of your pre-informed message, your stylist can adjust her mindset, and perhaps the rest of her schedule, or let you know you may have to reschedule. So the most important issue is that you have to let your stylist know what’s happening when you are running behind, so that the stylist can feel that he or she is respected.
- Never say what-so-ever
Do you once think about how your stylist think when you step into a salon and simply give your stylist a what-so-ever order which means absolutely no direction? In a salon, although you don’t have to know everything about hairstyle, your “I don’t care, do whatever” could mean a lot of things and your image will be totally depend on your stylist’s mood or level of irritation. If your stylist knows your style well, it will be okay that he totally makes the decision for you. If not, it is likely that you will be extremely bothered by the hairstyle in the coming several days. On the other hand, no matter how good the relationship between you and the stylist is, it is also nice to say something with direction, so that you too will achieve a win-win result. Some sentences like “I want it to be shoulder length”, “Maybe light color is better” are appreciated by the stylist, in order that he can adjust the styling according to your opinion to get the best result.
- Make an appointment before hand
Sometimes you may find that the stylist you like most is always busy to do hairstyle for you. Yes, you do love the hairstyle he designs for you and you want to continue to have your hair cut or colored by him. But the problem is that he is such a good stylist that a large number of persons prefer him to be their stylist. Although you seldom made such kind of appointment before, it is time for you to do so. You should know that you may just receive the word “No” from your stylist if you make your request in the last minute because he has a too full schedule to squeeze you in. It will be better to call or text your full schedule stylist several days.
- Hang off your phone for a little while
There is no doubt that technology is so important, but it is time for you to hang off your phone for a short period of time while you are in a salon. Not only is it completely rude and disrespect, but it moves your head around annoyingly. Your stylist may consider as an annoyance for it interrupting his job when he is probably trying to comb your hair in some fashion. Texting or facebooking or whatever the kids do these days is a lot better, but it will be better that you keep it a technology free zone. The more you stylist know about your opinion of your hairstyle, the better result it will be.