Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair...
July 27, 2012
Hair is so much more than a summer stock theater experience. It's an important part of every woman and girl's day. It can involve detangling, curling, braiding, coloring, or simply pulled into a ponytail. For many it is a fashion accessory that must look perfect, lest it becomes the reason behind a girl's bad day. For others, it's the loss of hair that alerts the public eye to their struggle with sickness. Good relationships with talented hairstylists are cherished, and hair management can be a very serious undertaking. I was traveling with my teenage daughter and we were strictly using carry-on luggage for a flight. The biggest dilemma for us was what she would do about her hair products. At first I was thinking, "Look, I can fit mine so you can fit yours." But she couldn't; the product she uses comes in a big spray can with no travel size and it's the only stuff that really works with her massive head of curls. I really wanted to pull the "suck it up attitude" I was raised with. But I understood and remember what it was like when I was her age—how good I felt when my hair was cooperating with the rest of the day. So after landing late in our destination, we sought out a 24-hour drug store that stocked her product then mailed the unused portion back to our house before we returned home. That's just a tiny example of the things women do for beauty—not vanity (though for some, this is debatable). Finding the perfect products, the perfect-fitting jeans, the right cut of a dress is a victory in and of itself. Changing products is not an option; mailing them home is:)
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Here's the breakdown on 13 secrets your hairstylist won't tell you, according to www.totalbeauty.com:
Find your stylist through a referral and be sure to refer your stylist to others.
Saturday mornings are the worst time for appointments; this is their busiest day.
Best appointment times are earlier in the week; try to get their second or third appointment of the day as they are settled in but not very tired yet.
Schedule a consultation if you're seeing a stylist for the first time.
A good stylist will realistically tell you what can happen with your hair; they probably can't make you look like Jennifer Aniston.
Pre-book your appointment, stylists appreciate loyalty.
Do not be late; it challenges the rest of his or her schedule.
Tip well; at least 20 percent and tip with cash.
Remember to tip assistants too.
Listen to their product recommendations; it's not about the commission (small) but actually something they think your hair needs.
Show how much you want cut off; don't just say "about three inches."
If you seek a last-minute appointment, ask to be on a wait list or speak with the stylist directly.
All hair textures cut differently; book extra time if it's needed.
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