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Be sure to work with a certified hair salon, or else it could be risky…

If you are looking for a great hair salon, is important you work with someone who is a professional and certified in certain products and techniques.

One of the most popular is Aveda which is a signature brand of hair care products that requires advanced certification and a significant investment in education.  We have heard horror stories of people going to a salon hoping for the best and getting completely the opposite of what they asked for.

We have a friend who owns a hair salon in Albany that is certified and she says you have to be really careful.  You risk having someone do a subpar job who might not be able to do what it is you’re looking for.

Be sure to make a good investment in finding a salon that is certified in capable of doing the work that you are looking to have done.

Looking for a salon certified in Aveda or other products is a key to ensure you were working with somebody who has invested significant time money and education to provide professional and quality services.

An example of a professional Aveda specialist at work…

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid at A Hair Salon

Ever showed up at a party with hopes and expectations only to end up with frustration and disappointment?  The same is likely to happen when you go to the hair salon. Of course, most people are quick to lay the blame to the salon or hairstylist not realizing that the mistake was their own. Knowing the right thing to do will help you contribute to best results. Similarly, making certain mistakes will lead to horror results when it comes to your hair. It’s time you stopped falling victim of hair horror stories. Here are common mistakes to avoid if you want to have a good hair experience every time you go to the salon.

Showing up at the Salon with Dirty Hair

Don’t show up at the salon in your greasy ponytails. You don’t want to make it difficult for your stylist to do his or her work. It’s important that your stylist knows your makeup and hair routine. That’s exactly what stylists what to see. Understand that your stylist wants to create a style and choose colors that match and complement your beauty preferences. It’s, therefore, important that you consider visiting a hair salon when your locks are at their best.

Assuming your Hair Stylist Knows and Remembers Everything

The fact that you’ve been going to the same hair salon for months doesn’t mean that your hair stylist remembers or hasn’t forgotten anything. Let them know about your hair. Be frank to discuss with him or her about past treatments and services as this would help the stylist make a successful recommendation. That means you’ll have to recall everything possible even if you had covered up highlights for months. You can show your stylist a picture of yourself with your favorite style and let her know what you like about it.

Failure to Dress Up Properly

What do you usually wear when going to the salon? Most people don’t think what they dress really matter. Well, it matters what you dress. Avoid wearing hooded sweatshirts, turtlenecks, and collared shirts when going to the salon. These are clothes that are likely to alter and affect the natural fall of your hair. Consider removing jewelry as well. Make it easy for your hair stylist to do his or her work by wearing simple.

Not Relaxing

Most people show up at the salon not knowing that the time they spent there is supposed to be relaxing and spa-like experience. Lie down comfortably and relax. It’s important that you make the most of your time at the hair salon. You’re not here to interview or interrogate the hair stylist, remember. Focus on enjoying everything that’s being done.

Failure to Pay Attention

Why would you go to the hair salon and spend all the time looking at your phone? You need to be attentive to everything that’s going on between you and your stylist. This is the time to cultivate a relationship and engage with your stylist. Not paying attention and focusing on other things will end up changing your posture, slouching your shoulders, and moving your head. All these can impact your haircut and result in horror results.

Failure to Update your Hair Care Routine

While there’s nothing wrong with using the same old routine after you’ve had a new color service, it’s important to upgrade and start using a salon-grade shampoo that’s color-specific as well as other UV-blocking products. Your hair stylist will provide you with recommendations and instructions on tools, products, and methods to use after a new haircut. Make sure you follow everything your stylist tells you.