Pinterest/social media expectations

“I saw it on Pinterest.” I think a large majority of us can agree that we say this or hear this multiple times in a weeks time. Pinterest is a great way to find ideas for reorganizing your kitchen, planning a wedding or birthday party, finding a new recipe and picking your next hairstyle or color.

Yes, Pinterest is the “go to” for ideas. But it can’t replace a consult with a stylist.

Keep in mind, some of what you see on pinterest is photo shopped. The majority of pictures you see on social media can be enhanced and changed with filters. That beautiful creamy blonde, may be blue in another picture, and bright red in yet another.

Below are just a few examples I found when I typed in “Pinterest vs. Reality hair color.

Why is this an issue you may wonder??? Us as hairstylists have many talents. However, waving a magic wand or applying filters to real life clients is not one of them. So, when a client shows us (as an example) the above photo and wants their end result to be the filtered photo, that can be in issue. In reality, the 1st photo could be possibly more achievable and realistic. The 2nd photo would maybe be achievable after multiple sessions and toners. Maybe. But since like I said real life can’t be filtered, the 1st photo would be much more achievable. Pinterest however makes people think anything is possible. So, keep an open mind when chosing these extreme photos on Pinterest.

We love to see the pictures of colors and styles you love, but until we can actually look at your hair, and talk to you, we can tell you how realistic it is for you to get the same look. And more importantly, we can keep it real by telling you honestly what you’ll need to do to keep it up and what it will cost to maintain that coveted new style and color.

So come in. Bring your phone. Show us what you’ve pinned. But let’s talk too!

Need to schedule an appointment? Call the salon at 724-349-5444 or schedule online at http://www.cameronsalon.com. Keep in mind when scheduling, if you ARE planning something pinterest worthy extreme and drastic, you should call to schedule as we can schedule more efficiently than the computer can.

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