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How to Ask for the Haircut You Want August 1, 2020

Kailua, Koolaupoko
How to Ask for the Haircut You Want, Koolaupoko, Hawaii

To get the haircut you're envisioning, you must be able to explain what you want to your hairstylist. This can be harder than it sounds. There's such a wide range of styles that can be described in so many ways that even an experienced cosmetologist may not understand what you mean. To make sure your description is coming across correctly, you need to speak your stylist's language.

How to Get Your Ideal Haircut

1. Be Specific About What You Want

There are two sides to this. First, tell your hairstylist about problems you're having with your hair or have had with past haircuts—for example, if you've had bad experiences with layers, or if your hair always seems too flat. Next, describe what you do want—not just in terms of techniques to try, but the result you want to achieve, like cutting down on frizz. Your stylist may have some ideas you haven't thought of to achieve those goals. Pictures always help to convey what you're asking for.

2. Describe Your Lifestyle

haircut kailuaSome haircuts and styles take more maintenance than others. By telling your stylist how much time you have to work with your hair, you give them an accurate idea of what styles are practical for you. They can tell you what it will take each day to achieve your desired look, or they can let you know if your hair length or texture isn't right for the style you want.

3. Learn the Lingo

Hairstylists have a lot of specialized language for describing cuts, colors, and styles. For example, there are many different types of bangs or fringes, some "stronger" or "lighter" than others. When you get a good haircut, ask your stylist what they did and how they would describe it to another hairdresser. Write down those terms for use in the future. You can also research online for the specific language to describe what you want.


When it's time for a haircut, the skilled team at Aikahi Hair & Nail Salon in Kailua, HI, will talk with you to figure out exactly what you want. They pride themselves on taking time with each client, listening in detail, and following your wishes for your hair. Their Oahu salon is always open for walk-ins and on time for appointments. Call (808) 254-1471 or visit their website to get started.

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