I haven't been to any salon or professional hair stylist since 2020. I'm pretty sure it was January, so it has been a long time since I've sat in the salon chair. Whether it's been a while for you too, or you just need to brush up on your salon etiquette, I have some helpful tips from the experts.


Be open and clear about your desired hairstyle, preferences, and any concerns or questions you may have. Effective communication helps the hairdresser understand your expectations better and ensures you leave the salon satisfied.

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Trust the Professional:

Hairdressers have expertise and experience in their field. Trust their knowledge and skills when it comes to recommending hairstyles, techniques, or products that would work best for you.

Be Realistic:

Understand that achieving certain hairstyles may require time, multiple appointments, or specific hair conditions. Discuss realistic expectations with your hairdresser. Remember that your hair type, texture, and current condition might not work with your vision.


Provide Feedback:

If you're not satisfied you should speak up. Honest feedback helps them improve their services and ensures better outcomes for future visits.

Maintenance and Home Care:

Ask your hairdresser for guidance on how to maintain your hairstyle at home. They can provide tips on styling techniques, product recommendations, and proper hair care routines to keep your hair healthy and looking its best between salon visits. This usually does not involve trimming it yourself.

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Pre-Book Appointments:

Scheduling your next appointment before leaving the salon ensures that you can secure a convenient time slot and maintain regular hair care. Don't complain when your stylist is all booked up.

Photo: CANVA
Photo: CANVA


Bring visual references:

If you have a specific hairstyle in mind, bringing pictures or references can help your hairdresser understand your vision better. Visual aids can serve as a starting point for discussion and provide a clear direction for the desired outcome.

Be Patient and Adaptable:

Hair transformations or intricate styles can take time, so be patient during the process. Additionally, understand that sometimes adjustments may need to be made along the way to achieve the desired results.

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Tip Appropriately:

Show appreciation for your hairdresser's work by tipping them appropriately. The general guideline is to tip around 15-20% of the service cost, but this can vary depending on your location and level of satisfaction.


Enjoy the Experience:

Visiting your favorite salon is not just about getting a haircut; it's an opportunity to relax, pamper yourself, and enjoy the experience. Sit back, let the professionals take care of your hair, and savor the moment.

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