Hair Styling Advice from Tabatha Coffey's Elle Article
The Style You've been at the salon now for three hours and you're getting tired. Sure, the complimentary paraffin dip and hand massage was a nice touch, but you're quite antsy to get out of the salon. Fear has now set in that you're going to walk out with hair that has more poof and volume than a 1978 Charlie's Angel. Yes, it's time to get styled. The arsenal of tools, products, and rollers are in plain sight. Game on. The Style: Do's Be patient. The whole purpose of the styling process is to not only make you look like a million bucks, but it allows for the stylist/colorist to see their finished product. Also, be honest. If you're hitting the gym fter your appointment, make them privy to this information so all their hard work and styling isn't going to waste. They can still take the necessary styling measures to see their latest masterpiece in all its glory. It will be a time-saver to say the least. And speaking of product, pay attention what your stylist is using to create your final look. If you want to recreate that style on a daily basis you're going to need to know exactly how to do it. If you see that your hair is being prepped with three different products before the blow-dryer is turned on, ask why. If you normally use a firm hairspray and your stylist is applying a lighter version then question as to why this is being done. Become part of the styling process. Get hands-on if that's going to help you in the long run. The Style: Don'ts Stop assuming that the stylist is out to gouge you on product. If they are recommending a specific product for your hair, then take them up on it. Again, you are walking billboard for their craft. And, if you can't afford to purchase the full size, then ask if there is anything available in a travel size. If it is currently out of stock then see if they can get it from their distributor or supply store. Who knows, you may fall in love with a product and soon discover it is the secret weapon you've been looking for all along. The Style: Tips Share your hang ups with your stylist. If you don't know how to properly blow dry your hair, use a round brush, or curling rod then request a lesson. Your stylist wants you to look good. Always. They are there to educate you and guide you into your new look. Stylists have so many styling tricks and tips up their sleeves, you just have to ask for help. And if they mention the salon hosts a weekly or monthly B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Blow-Dryer) class, then sign up. What have you got to lose?!