Whether you’re visiting a posh day spa or an ultra-hip modern salon, there are a few hair dresser habits that will separate the amateurs from the professionals. The following are qualities of the best hair dressers:
1. They Know Your Hair
If you’ve got ultra-fine, baby soft hair, all over layers just aren’t going to work for you. Like-wise, if you have really curly, coarse hair, you’re going to need to shape it with layers to even it out (and avoid the dreaded mushroom head). The best hair dressers will know if the cut you want will work with your hair type. P.S. — You’ll want to know what works with your face shape before getting a new cut too, so make sure you read up on the best haircut for your face shape.
2. They Pick the Right Style
Everyone looks great with a blowout. Stylists know just how to use their tools to make you look fabulous. The real test of a haircut is if it works on those days when you wake up and you’re already late. A great hair stylist will ask you about your styling habits and make sure you know how to style your cut correctly.
3. They Touch Your Hair
The best hair dressers will get friendly with your hair before they bring any sharp objects around it. If your hair dresser begins hacking away or takes you off to shampoo before touching your hair, it’s a red flag.
4. They Make You Happy
If you’re unhappy with the final result, speak up. The best hair dressers want you to leave their chair nothing short of elated.
For more tips on how to get a great cut from the best hair dressers, check out 10 Tips for a Great Cut.