Make the Most of Your Haircut

What you can do to get the best cut, and style it the right way at home

Hair Salon

Talk about tools

I didn’t mean that jerk who stood you up last week, rather, hair tools. Ask your hairdresser what type of blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron, etc. you should be using on your hair. Even more important: ask her how to use them.

Here’s the thing: a seasoned pro can probably dry and style your hair in under five minutes, but ask (nicely) if he or she will slow down and walk you through the whole styling process so you can replicate it at home. Ask him or her to explain things every step of the way so you can walk out of the salon feeling confident about styling your hair.

Next: Ask about alternatives