Q. Jordan, I’m having major issues with my hair. It’s not doing anything, just super duper flat. I’ve decided to try and invest some TLC to get things back on track and am going to see Karmela at John Sahag Workshop.
Since this is going to be a spendy endeavour – do you have any advice on how to get the most out of a haircut/salon visit?
A. Hey Megan!
I actually gave Karmela a ring to get her tips for how to make the most of a salon visit, and above all, what she emphasized is being totally honest and open with your stylist. For example, let him/her know the following:
- Whether you feel comfortable using products on your hair.
- How often you exercise (you may want a style that allows you to pull your hair back if you’re big on exercise).
- If you have time to blowdry/style your hair in the mornings, and how handy you are with styling tools.
- How much time and effort you feel comfortable putting into your hair on a daily basis.
To that, I’d add that you should feel free to ask your stylist to show you a couple of tricks when they’re blow-drying and styling your hair post-cut. Some won’t be particularly into giving you a mini-tutorial, but my feeling is hey, you’re paying for the service, and if you’re gracious about your request I don’t see why they wouldn’t. At the very least, pay attention to what your stylist is doing; don’t just sit there through the whole process with your nose buried in your magazine.