Stepping out of the hair salon after an appointment can be one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you’ve had a minor touchup, been styled for an event, or made a significant change in your cut or color, a visit to the salon has the potential to help you feel confident and beautiful. And while having your hair in the hands of an experienced professional stylist is an important part of the equation, there is one thing you can do to help ensure that you feel as gorgeous as possible when you leave: bring a photo to your appointment.
Not sure where to look? Just do an Internet search for images of your favorite celebrity hairstyles, Pinterest photos based on your hair length, or even images from your cousins best friend’s sister’s Instagram account. Save them on your phone, print them out, or depending on your relationship with your stylist, you can even send links by text or email ahead of time.
Need more convincing? Here are 5 benefits of bringing a photo to the hair salon:
#1. It brings clarity to your vision
The benefits of bringing a photo to the salon begin before you even walk in. That may sound like an exaggeration, but think about it. All that time you spend browsing Pinterest or flipping through hair magazines and looking for a photo to show your stylist what you want is time spent getting clearer about your own vision for your hair. You increase the likelihood of getting what you want at the salon if you have some idea of what that is before you go in.
#2. It speaks for you
You know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, we think it might apply doubly at the hair salon. With a picture, there’s no need to know the name of a cut or find the right words to describe Jennifer Lawrence’s hair from the 2018 Oscars. If you can present your stylist with an image of the cut that inspires you most, you won’t have to say a word.
#3. It clears up color confusion
Vivid hair is modern and fun, and it can make you feel like a fairy princess or a rock goddess. If you end up with a color that doesn’t match your vision, though, it can be really disappointing. Relying on words to describe the exact shade of vivid pink or vivid blue that you have in mind won’t always work. When it comes to color in particular, a photo can help to bridge the gap between what you’re thinking and what you’re able to get across to your stylist.
#4. It strengthens communication
Even if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, bring in a photo that inspires you. It can serve as the starting point of a brainstorming session where you and your stylist come up with a cut or color that makes you feel like the goddess you are. You can even bring in two or three photos if you want. They’ll help your stylist understand your current and future hair goals and how to best serve you.
#5. It increases the likelihood of getting exactly what you want
Here’s something to remember when you visit the salon: as much as you want to walk out looking and feeling like you can conquer the world, your stylist wants that for you, too. Every great stylist gets a thrill from watching a client light up with joy when they turn the chair around to face the mirror. Bringing an inspiration photo to your hair appointment increases the likelihood of everyone’s joy and satisfaction.
You’re in good hands at The Electric Chair
There’s a reason we’re one of the longest standing salons in San Diego: we know hair, and we’re great at what we do! Whether you’re looking for a big change or a small one, you can feel confident knowing you’re in the hands of experienced and professional stylists who want you to look and feel beautiful – and who have the tools and the skills to make it happen. Give us a call at 619-223-1112 for an appointment today!