Get the Haircut You Want: Tips and Terms for Better Consultations
The scenario: You have a clear vision of the perfect haircut in your head. Then about halfway through the cut you start to think something doesn’t seem right. A simple miscommunication can often lead to frustration (or even tears) for the client and the stylist! I’ve seen more than one client struggle to convey what they want in a haircut and it doesn’t help that professionals have their own lingo. Better consultations are the key to getting the haircut you want, and a basic understanding of haircutting terms is key to a good consultation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments. DON’T expect to look exactly like the photo. Choose inspiration shots of hair that is similar to your own and shoot for a vibe more than an exact hairstyle. DO share a little bit about yourself, your personality, and your profession with your stylist. Does your job require a certain look? DO discuss how much time you have to spend styling your hair. Can you expertly wield a round brush or are you more the wash-and-go type? DO learn the terminology. It’s so important to have the correct vocabulary to convey what you want. Click through the slideshow of helpful terms complete with definitions and illustrations.