Do you wish you stepped out of the stylist's chair with a haircut that you truly loved, rather than one that you felt was just okay? Choosing a stylist whose work you admire is the first step, but even beyond that, there are a few tips you can follow to get a haircut you actually love.
Come with multiple pictures, and discuss exactly what you like about them.
Showing your stylist pictures of cuts that you like is a good first step. However, you should also describe what, exactly, you like about the cuts in the photos. As your stylist cuts your hair, they may not be able to replicate the photo exactly because your hair is likely a different texture and volume than the model's hair. However, if your stylist knows what you like most about the cut in the photo, they can focus on replicating those things. For example, if you show them a photo and point out that you really like how that cut frames the face, they can make sure the face-framing aspect of your cut is as similar as possible.
Pay attention the whole time.
Getting a haircut is not the most exciting thing in the world, and it can be tempting to look at your phone or a magazine while your stylist is working. But if you pay attention to what the stylist is doing the whole time, you'll get a better cut. You can point out, as the stylist is working, if something is a little longer than you want or not quite the right shape. When you're paying attention, your stylist will also feel more comfortable asking you questions and seeking your guidance as they work.
Ask how to style it.
Even the best haircut won't look great if you don't know how to style it. So, pay attention to how your stylist manages your hair after they finish cutting it. Ask them to show you how to style it and to recommend the best products for you to use. They should be able to give you helpful pointers for styling it at home and may even suggest several different methods you can use to create different looks.
You deserve a haircut you love. With the tips above, you can have exactly that. Make sure you also thank your stylist after you get a cut you're in love with. They will appreciate knowing they did a good job.
Contact a salon near you for information about available haircut services.