10 Tips for a Hassle-free Salon Experience + My New Haircut :D

Recently I got my curly locks chopped off!Why? Because the heat was killing me an my poor hair was turning dry and limp so I had to get my hair cut and it isn’t easy maintaining decently long,thick curly hair when you are a school teacher!

Before

So I went in for the usual one which I always get done: A layer cut for the hair at the back and feather cut in front. It took me a long time to find out what kind of a haircut would suit me and I’ve gone through major disasters in the name of “experimenting”.

After

I wanted to list out a few things which I personally do when i go to a salon for any treatment/service. It not only helps me have a wonderful salon experience but also a peaceful/worry-free one.

  1. Do a thorough research of the salons in your city preferably your area and find out the one people recommend the most. To check a quality of a salon get a pedicure done. That will reveal it all πŸ˜‰
  2. Book your appointment for services (other than eyebrow threading of course!!) so that you don’t have to wait and waste time.
  3. Carry your own towel. Incase you are unsure of the cleanliness of the towels ask them to use yours.
  4. Carry your own comb. Make sure your stylist/hairdresser uses your comb to style your hair. I personally don’t like the stylist using the salon comb on my hair. I had asked my stylist what combs she might need to style my hair and she recommended a few combs which i might need and I bought those.
  5. Carry a sunscreen with you if you are getting a facial done. Ask the beautician to apply the sunscreen on your face once you are done with the facial.
  6. Be aware of the different kinds of haircuts. When stylists use technical terms you don’t understand ask. It is very important to clarify your doubts before proceeding with any treatment/haircut.
  7. If you regularly go to a particular parlor and you find a stylist who you trust stick to that person. Do not compromise when she/he isn’t available. Otherwise you might only be worried and not enjoy or relax during the service.
  8. While going for a haircut ask the stylist what she/he recommends. at the same be very specific on what you want especially with respect to length. If you want a haircut which adds volume to your locks ask your stylist. List down what you want and based on that the stylist would recommend something to you.
  9. This one is also with respect to getting a haircut. Ask your stylist different ways of styling your hair after getting your haircut. I’ve had a bad experience earlier when I got my hair cut and it was styled beautifully by the stylist. Later when I washed my hair I did not know how to style it! It was a nightmare!
  10. While getting your hair cut, DO NOT read magazines or tilt your head in any direction. If the stylist asks you to look down do it! That ensures an even haircut. Also if the stylist recommends products to use ask him/her for some time and do a thorough research on how good it is and then buy it.
So these are a few tips I wanted to share with you. Hope it was helpful and do leave your ideas in the comments section too! Oh! and what do youΒ guysΒ think of my haircut?? πŸ˜‰
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  • i loved ur haircut πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • hahaha.. i had to make sure i dint get tempted to chop off more because of you πŸ˜› and my curls dint disappear Upsi <3

    • <3 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Nice,,huge difference πŸ™‚
    You must be feeling halka halka πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

    good suggestions,,my salon lady flatly refuses to cut my hair : no matter what I say she says no!! :p she says she really likes it,,I say I need a style..she says stop reading magazines n internet πŸ˜‰

    • Same here.. this lady who i regularly go to a haircut to always refuses to cut my hair.. she loves my curls and advises me against getting it cut.. i have to beg and plead her to cut and she always wants an assurance that i wont get it cut the next time πŸ˜›

      hahaha πŸ˜› it really did make a huge difference.. how do you maintain your hair Nams? Since you are also a teacher.. Dont you find it difficult?

  • Deepika! I love your haircut <3 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I totally agree with Point 8. I am in an experimental phase, though, with parlours. Where would you recommend I go?

    • Thank you Kirthi! <3 naturals besant nagar is good.. ask for Roma.. she is excellent when it comes to haircuts and spa treatments πŸ˜€

  • Great post Deepika! And wow, I had no idea that your a school teacher O_O! Which class and subject you teach? ^_^.

    LOVE the after pic! Your hair is looking so curly and healthy plus stylish! πŸ˜€ And thanks for those 10 tipes ^_^.

    ♥Crazy Pop Lock♥

    • hehehe thank you so much πŸ˜€ I teach the middle school and 1st std as of now πŸ˜€

  • HnB

    very very useful tips Divs… particularly carryin combs, combs & sunscreen is a must! i m gonna follow this from now on… thanku πŸ˜€

    • you’re welcome πŸ˜€ and you can call me Deeps.. My name is Deepika πŸ™‚

  • totally agree with 3, 4 and 10.. ans u look lovely as ever deeps πŸ™‚

    • thank you so much dear πŸ™‚ <3

  • aww why did u chop off those lovely curls :(..i really liked them :(..thanks for the useful tips :)..will keep in my mind when i go fr an haircut(not any time soon)

    • Welcome to Divassence Lee.b! πŸ™‚
      hehe.. had to get them chopped thanks to the heat and the excessive sweating.. it was making my life miserable and I always had to tie up my hair .. also it was getting dry so chop chop chop! πŸ˜€

    • thank u!…same pinch..plus i have thick hair so its really a chore but i really dont wanna get the length reduced :(..any solutions? πŸ™

    • all you need to do is condition your hair regularly.. condition your hair while bathing everyday if possible and comb your hair using a wide tooth comb.. also use an egg white pack once a week.. this was what i used to do before joining a regular job and then now I absolutely have no time πŸ™ so had to chop off the dry and damaged portions..

  • hey, you look so cute for a teacher!!! and I agree with all the above mentioned tips…I follow most of them myself:)

    • hehehe D thats one of the best compliments I’ve received in a while πŸ™‚ any other points to add to the list?

  • awww.love ur new avatar Deeps.<3

    • thank you sweetheart <3 πŸ™‚

  • amazing point Deepika…absolutely agree with you on learning how to style the hair!!! I had the same issue and I was like now what πŸ˜€ second time, I went, I made sure how to learn about the hair styling.

    • πŸ˜€ a little homework is all it takes to get the perfect haircut! πŸ˜€

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