Hair salon etiquette is something we don’t give a lot of thought to. But it’s an important subject. Most of us have hairdressers we love and want to keep. Knowing the ins and outs of hair salon etiquette can help to make sure that we continue having a great relationship with this very important person in our life.
1 Explain Everything You Need Done when You Make the Appointment
Your hairdresser needs to know exactly what services you’re coming in for. They need to know how much time to allow. If you say you need a trim when you make the appointment then show up wanting a cut and color then you’re going to throw their schedule off, if they can even accommodate you. They aren’t going to appreciate being put in that position. Make sure you completely explain what you want when you make your appointment.
2 Be on Time for Your Appointment
Your hairdresser’s time is valuable. In fact, their time is money. Be on time for your appointment. We all run a few minutes late sometimes. In that situation, give your hairdresser a call to let them know to make sure it isn’t going to be a problem. Let them decide if it’s best for you to come in or reschedule.
3 Use Your Phone with Consideration
In today’s world, our phones are a part of us. We usually don’t have them out of reach. But you want to use it with consideration at a hair appointment. If your hairdresser is talking then respect them and put your phone down. If you’re sitting under the dryer waiting for your hair to do it’s thing then feel free to surf away.
4 Realize Some Things Really Are TMI
Your hairdresser is someone you can develop a great rapport with. It’s fine to share some personal things if you feel comfortable doing so and they’re open to that. But know when enough’s enough. It’s okay to share about work stress or a fight with your friend but save things like the details of your yeast infection for your doctor. There really is such a thing as TMI.
5 Ask if It’s Okay to Have a Beverage While Your Hair is Being Done
Many of us keep a beverage closeby. We take it wherever we go and that’s okay. But it’s a good idea to ask if it’s alright at the hair salon. Most hairdressers won’t have a problem with you sipping a latte while they’re coloring your hair. Just be careful no stray hairs end up in your drink!
6 Be Honest about Your Satisfaction
We tend to not think about this at all when it comes to hair salon etiquette. Be honest about your satisfaction, even if you’re dissatisfied. The last thing a hairdresser wants is for a client to leave unhappy. If you tell them then there’s a good chance they can do something to help you feel more satisfied. This not only helps you love your hair but keeps your relationship strong with your hairdresser.
7 Include a Tip with Payment
You always want to include a tip with your payment. A tip says that you’re satisfied with the hairdresser’s work. It’s a nice way to express your gratitude. However, if the hair appointment didn’t go in the direction you wanted and your hairdresser isn’t willing to work with you to fix that then you absolutely don’t have to tip. A tip is not only for good service but for good manners, too.
These’re some helpful hints when it comes to hair salon etiquette. Which of these are helpful to you? What other rules of hair salon etiquette do you try to follow?