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4 Tips to Avoid an Awkward Hair Salon Visit December 26, 2016

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4 Tips to Avoid an Awkward Hair Salon Visit, Northeast Jefferson, Colorado

You know that awkward moment at the end of a hair appointment when the stylist spins your chair to face the mirror—and you discover your new haircut isn’t what you were expecting? Do you squirm when you don’t have anything to talk about with your hairstylist? Even though visiting a hair salon can feel like a luxury, there are universal moments that can make you cringe. Don’t get discouraged! To avoid these minor embarrassments, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps.

4 Etiquette Tips For Visiting The Hair Salon

  • hair salonBe Prepared: It’s always good to have an idea of everything you hope to accomplish during your appointment, whether you’re trying a new haircut, adding some highlights, or dying your hair. Bring pictures of what you like so you can clearly communicate your ideas to your stylist, and you’ll be more likely to get the results you want.
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions: Sometimes, people feel compelled to talk during their appointment, but aren’t sure what to say. This is the perfect time to ask your stylist questions—for example, they’ll be able to tell you how you can style your new haircut, whether you’ll need a special shampoo to preserve a new hair color, or what products you can use to match your hair type. Not only will this exchange help you loosen up, but you’ll also learn about how to take better care of your hair.
  • Provide A Suitable Tip: You should always tip your stylist for their service, but many people are unclear about how much they should offer. Hairstylists typically receive between 15% and 20% for a tip. Not all hair salons accept tips by credit card, so keep cash handy just in case.
  • Be Considerate: Plan to arrive at the hair salon 5–10 minutes before your appointment, and silence your cellphone while you’re getting your hair done. Your hairstylist and other guests will appreciate these simple accommodations!


When you follow these easy etiquette tips, you’ll have an enjoyable and productive hair appointment. If you’re looking for a quality hair salon in Denver, check out your local Fantastic Sams Cut & Color. To find a location near you, visit their website, and to discover more insider hair care tips, follow them on Facebook.

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