The Problem: It's Just Not You
You've become the victim of a stylist's "artistic vision" and now have to live with a look that's too edgy, too high-maintenance or too plain-Jane. Contact the manager of the salon and let him/her know of your disappointment. (He/she may offer you a complimentary cut with a different stylist.) Remember, says Anderson, "It all starts with the consultation." Don't be afraid to speak up, says Melville, and bring photos or clippings as an example of the hairstyle you wish to achieve. If you feel like you're not on the same page as the stylist, then you may want to consider switching to someone who is willing to work with what you want. And be sure to communicate what your needs are. For example, if you only have time to shampoo and air-dry, not use hot tools every morning, tell the stylist! This should ensure that she takes your natural texture into consideration before she starts snipping.