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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hair Salon Appointment

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Scheduling an appointment at the hair salon is one of the many things you can do to practice self-care. Having great-looking hair is a point of pride for many folks, and tending to it periodically will keep it strong and shiny.

A good hair salon will provide all the services you need to maintain your hair.  After all, a salon appointment doesn’t only mean having your hair trimmed. Your hair may have changed as you age, so you may want to ask about a new color, a change in style, and new ways to care for your current hair. You can also ask what other options are available for your hair type.

Why Schedule a Visit to a Hair Salon?

Getting a hair trim at least once a month is a proven way to keep your ends healthy. If you have colored hair, you may also want to get your roots touched up to maintain the appearance. Getting your hair trimmed by a professional means you’ll ultimately end up with an expertly cut look that will reflect your personality. You can rest assured that you’ll end up with a polished look at the end of the process, as opposed to trimming your hair by yourself.

What are the other benefits of going to a hair salon? A change of atmosphere! Visiting your favorite stylist will give you enough time to bask in their aesthetic interiors and enjoy the ambience they’ve created. You can also ask for other services at the salon, such as facials, manicures, and pedicures.

Read on to find out how to get the most out of your next hair salon appointment at The Oaks at Denville.

1. Make a List of Questions You Have About Your Hair

Before you go to the hair salon, think about the state of your hair presently. Do you have any concerns about your hair type? Are you looking for new ways to style it? Or, are you having a problem you’re unsure of how to fix?

A hairstylist is a professional and knows most things—if not everything—there is to know about hair. They will be able to help you with any concerns. If you have a lot to discuss, make a short list of questions to address with your hairstylist so you come in prepared.

2. What Truly Helps? Taking a Photo of Your Favorite Look

If you don’t know what kind of hairstyle you’re after, ask your stylist. It can also help to search the Internet for photos of a celebrity whose hairstyle you’d like to emulate. If you are a smartphone user, collect a few photos on your phone so your stylist can have an idea of the hairstyle you’re interested in getting.

Of course, you can also ask your hairstylist if there’s a hairstyle they can suggest that will look good on you. With their knowledge about face and hair types, they can give advice on the haircuts that will suit you best.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Advice

Your stylist is here to help you look and feel your best. Since you’re only visiting occasionally, make the most out of speaking to the hair stylist and take in the expertise they provide. If you have a particular hair worry or concern, use this time to talk it through with them. Do you have concerns about hair fall? Brittle hair? Tweaking a cut made by another stylist? They’ll lead you to the right products to keep your hair healthy, shiny, and full. And if you ask them, they can correct hairstyles that don’t look good on you.

4. In a Hurry? Let Your Stylist Know Ahead of Time

Sometimes we make appointments in the middle of a busy schedule, or things are taking longer than normal. If you are in a rush, let your hair stylist know early on so they can adjust the pace of how they work for you.

Saying something at the start of the appointment or when booking the appointment is the best approach, rather than waiting until the appointment is halfway done and the process can no longer be rushed.

5. Follow the Post-salon Instructions Carefully, Especially if You’re Using New Products

Trying new hair products is an exciting feeling, especially if they promise to bring new life to your hair. Knowing that they’re salon-quality also increases the anticipation, too! Even so, no matter whether they are new or tried and true, you will want to listen to the post-salon instructions from your hairstylist. Doing so means you will get the most out of your hair care products. You will also know how to use them properly to achieve the desired look.

If you are unsure of how to use something, just ask! Our stylists are always ready to help.

6. Always Remember, the Hair Salon Is a Place to Relax

What makes a visit to a hair salon so special? Getting pampered. Take this time to enjoy our extra services. Ask for facials and refresh your skin, or get a fun new color for your nails. Improve your overall appearance, and your confidence, before you walk out the door.

Another exciting thing about a hair salon visit is the stories you’ll hear. Many hair stylists love to chat with their patrons, and you can use this moment to catch up on one another, ask about the new going on, and take—or give—advice.

When the conversation pauses, grab a magazine and get new inspiration from the pages.

Make Your Hair Salon Visit as Enjoyable as Can Be

Use these guidelines to help you prepare for your appointment and ensure delightful results. A new haircut or a fresh color will make you feel more confident. Even better, you might make a new friend out of your stylist, too!

The Oaks at Denville is a vibrant senior living community surrounded by excellent services and a congenial neighborhood. Our amenities are managed by professionals who truly understand your wants and preferences. Get to know more about us by visiting our contact page or giving us a call.

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