Tips For Going To The Hairdressers.

Hello Everyone!

Today I went to the hairdressers! I now have a long-side-fringe-thingy going on and I love it. Saying that though it was probably the most unpleasant hairdressing experience I've ever had. 

My stylists idea of a head massage was like being tortured- I genuinely thought she was pulling my hair out. The customer service was rubbish, she was clearly more focused on getting it done than making sure I was happy with the end result. Plus the salon was freezing, I was pretty surprised a penguin didn't walk in to get it's feathers manicured.

So today I thought I'd give some tips for going to the hairdressers so that you (hopefully) don't have the same experience that I did.

-Bring Pictures

I know, it's obvious but giving your hairdresser an idea of what you want is always a good shout. My hair inspiration is Fluer De Force-her hair is stunning. I also love Jennifer Aniston's hair. I've never had a haircut that I'm unhappy with and I think bringing in images of looks I like is the reason why.

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-Look Your Best

I learnt this the hard way last year when I sat in the chair for 2 hours with no makeup on, with my oldest clothes on staring at myself in the mirror. This combined with the worst lighting in existence left me feeling very underwhelmed as I left the salon with my new hair. Look your best so you can walk out the door feeling like a supermodel flicking your beautiful, freshly-cut hair as it flows behind you in the gentle breeze. Lovely.

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-Bring Snacks

Especially if you are going to be at the salon for more than an hour, you may get peckish. Bring some dried food or some nuts if you want to be healthy although let's be real here, if it was me I would bring chocolate.

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-If you aren't happy, say.

There is nothing worse than going home unhappy with your hair- you have payed good money for it and spent time getting it done. Think of it as buying something and realizing it's broken, you wouldn't keep it, you would get your money back or ask for a replacement. It's the same with hair. It might be awkward but you need to make sure you are satisfied with it. Also, your stylist would much rather have you like it than have you tell people you are unhappy with it, it's bad for business.

Also as a side note, I would always ask for a slightly shorter cut than you were planning. I find that it always seems shorter in the salon but after a while there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. Plus it saves you having to come back for a while.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post! I would love to know any of your tips or experiences of the hairdressers!

See you soon x

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    1. Thanks so much! Thats so lovely of you <3

  3. You are so right, I hate sitting in the hair dressers for hours and it's so boring, I have my hair cut at home now, which is so much better and you can feel relaxed in your own home.
    Great post

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    1. What a good idea! That never occurred to me, I'll definitely try that!

  4. These are good tips. I think it's really important to bring pictures to the hair dressers. I've recently started to do so, and although I feel awkward about it, I will always come out with the haircut I was expecting. I hate having horrible experiences at the hairdressers. A while ago I went to a hairdresser and even before I sat in the chair I was unhappy with the service so walked out without saying anything! I now use a much friendlier salon!

    1. Wow good for you! I wouldn't have the guts! You go girl!

  5. I laughed slightly when I read this because it reminded me of the time I was at the hairdressers and the girl washing hair squirted me in the eye with the shower and then laughed as my make-up ran down my face!

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  6. I'm going the hairdressers tomorrow so I needed this post :) The last time I went the hairdressers it was awful as I just hated how my hair looked afterwards. The head message was so painful too, haha! Great post and I'm glad that you love your new hairstyle! x

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    1. Thank you, good luck with yours too!

  7. Went to the hairdressers yesterday and I got my hair cut to around shoulder length. I was so scared to get it cut but I love it now and i'm glad you love yours too. Aleeha xXx

    1. Aw I'm so happy! Really want to get mine cut short but I'm too scared !

  8. More than anything, I think communication is the key. Be honest with what you want and what you can reasonably expect with your hair. Find a good hairdresser who can talk to you about what is feasible and who you feel comfortable speaking to about adjustments and the like. Good post!

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  9. I loved this post, great advice and funny too! Well done, I'm very glad you came over to visit my blog so I could get a look at yours :)

    Annie Rose xx


  10. Great tips !
    Fleur is my hair inspiration as well. And inspiration in general tbh…

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