If you already have a stylist who you've been with for years and who listens to you, as well as makes helpful suggestions so that you always get the style that looks best on you, consider yourself fortunate. For someone in the market for a new stylist, how do you choose the right one while avoiding those who are only in it for the money (and not for the health of your hair)? While you're interviewing stylists, they should also interview you. When consulting with a hairstylist for the first time, she should have some general questions for you.
The stylist needs to know:
1. What, if any, Chemicals You Have on Your Hair Now:
This is not the time to be coy. If your hair isn't a natural bronze color, don't say "the sun kisses it every summer
and it's natural." Tell the stylist what brand of color you used and how long ago you last colored it. She also needs to know when your last relaxer application was and what brand of relaxer you use. If you're not upfront about what processes are currently on your hair, you run the risk of damage if the stylist applies additional chemicals.
2. How Much Time You Want to Spend on MaintenanceIf you're a 10-minute hair type of woman, you don't want an elaborate style that takes 30 minutes to do every morning. The stylist needs to know that so that when you're looking at styles, she can advise you which ones fit into your routines and lifestyle.
3. What Products You Use at HomeDo you regularly use setting lotion, mousse, pomades, hair spray and hair cream? Or does your hair care routine involve little more than water and oil? A stylist might want to know what you use on your hair at home, particularly if it's not in the best condition. She can then make recommendations for products to improve your hair's health.
4. What Tools You Use
A stylist who places the condition of your hair as a top priority will advise you to not use flat iron
s or curling irons on a daily basis. She should help you select styles that rely more on wet sets or wraps instead of heat.