Today I thought I would share some questions we get asked frequently in the salon as well as the answers that we give our clients to help them out with these questions or issues they face. Maybe some of these are things you have thought or questioned yourself?! Hopefully you find these helpful!
Client Question 1)-” What is the best cut/ style I can get to not have to do anything to my hair in the mornings? I like easy and low maintenance, but I also want it to look just like this picture” (showing a picture from pinterest on their phone).
Answer– This is a really hard question to answer. 97% of people do not have what we call “wash and wear” hair. Most clients have to do some form of styling to their hair to get a desired result. Most photos you see on Pinterest are styles- hair that has been styled and effort has been put into the style. So we usually try to tell clients no matter what style or photo they choose, they are most likely going to have some maintenance involved in their styling. Exceptions to this are curly hair- where you can a lot of times wash and scrunch for styling. Clients with silky smooth hair that desire a straight style can also typically get away with just shampoo and drying. These are really the only exceptions. Some styles can be easily styled WHILE blow drying, shaping the hair with a round brush to get the desired look. This saves time and keeps you from having to do extra styling with a flat iron or curling iron once the hair is dried.
Client Question 2)- “I found the product I use on Amazon or at CVS, TJMax, etc. Is it ok that I just pick them up there when I need them?”
Answer– NO! This is never ok. Salon products are sold only in professional salons. If you look at the back of any bottle,can or tube of salon product you will see it says “sold only in professional salons”. When these products show up in other places like drug stores or online, it is because of something called Product Diversion. Diversion occurs when products are sold in “unauthorized” places. Genuine products are sold only in authorized salons, spas or authorized salon related websites. WHY DIVERSION IS BAD? Diverted products can be counterfeit, diluted formulas, or old, expired formulas that may not be safe to use. This could not only potentially affect your hair and scalp health, but it is also taking away business from the salon industry, which is where the products are made for and how you get a professional recommendation to be able get the product your hair needs.
Client Question 3…This one is a personal favorite;) )- “Every time I get my hair colored or highlighted, a few weeks later, I have roots. What can I put on my hair to stop that from happening and not get roots anymore.” Yep. This has actually been asked….on more then one occasion.
Answer– There is nothing you can do to stop your hair from eventually growing and showing a regrowth line or “roots”. Everyone’s hair grows at least a 1/2 inch a month. This is the natural growing pattern for hair. Some hair grows even faster which would result in even more regrowth. You want your hair to be healthy and continue to grow. This does however mean you will start to see “roots” at the 3 to 4 week mark after getting color. Nothing you do will stop this from happening. You can purchase shampoo and conditioner made to help seal your color in so that it doesn’t fade off the rest of the hair strand. You can also have different color techniques done to help lengthen the time in between colors such as a balyage- This technique allows highlights to be more natural looking and start further down on the hair strand which hides the regrowth line some as it grows. The closer the base color is to your natural color it also hides the regrowth line better.
Client Question 4)- “How often should I shampoo my hair?”
Answer- This answer varies from client to client. A lot of it is personal preference. If you have colored hair, not shampooing every day could extend the life of your color. Not shampooing your hair daily leaves some of your natural oils on the hair, so if you are someone with dry hair, this could help relieve that some. Even if you are someone who has oily hair, you don’t have to shampoo daily. You can use dry shampoo which comes in spray and sprinkle form and helps to absorb extra oils on the hair and give the hair needed volume. Some people (including myself) prefer to shampoo daily, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just know that color washes/fades out with every shampoo, so if you shampoo daily it will fade your color faster.
Client Question 5)- “Why can’t I ever get my hair to look like it does when you style it?”
Answer– First off, all of our stylists have been through at least a year or more of beauty school and extensive training and continuing ed classes since graduating. On top of that education, they are daily in the salon building and practicing all areas of the trade. They love what they do and it shows!! However, this does not mean you can’t learn to style your hair like we do. A few tricks that we use that will help you are- sectioning your hair off with a clip when you dry, flat iron or curl. This helps ensure you get all of your hair dried or styled. It keeps you from taking too big of sections to smooth or curl giving you a more done, professional look to your style. Start your curls from the middle of your hair strand. Starting from the end and curling up gives you a large section of the hair that never gets in the iron and get heat, therefore not getting curled. By starting in the middle of the hair strand and pulling and clicking the hair through the iron, all of the hair gets curled and it gives volume at the root area. It also helps the hair hold curl better. Another thing we as stylists do to help your curls or style take and hold better is to spray each section with hairspray as you curl or style. Feel free to ask your stylist to show you the best way to dry, curl or flat iron your hair at your next appointment.
Do you have a question you would love for us to answer?? Feel free to ask or comment in the post!!