Scoring a haircut you really, really, really like doesn't mean you should book an appointment at an expensive salon. It's all about clear communication and realistic expectations. Besides the usual drill of saving your dream cuts on your Pinterest board, try these other tricks to finally get the haircut you've always wanted.
1. Bring pictures of the haircut you hate.
Showing your stylist haircut pegs is great, but letting him know the looks you don't want on you gives him a clearer picture (both literally and figuratively) of what you are not expecting.
2. Show your stylist pictures of yourself.
Bringing snaps of your last favorite haircut will also show him the look you're going for. If you haven't found the right cut yet, your past pics can also brief him on the 'dos that didn't work so well for you.
3. Connect with your stylist.
Consider the man behind those shears as your hair's soulmate. Try making small talk and connect with him on a personal level. When you're comfortable with your hairstylist, you develop a level of trust and you become more at ease discussing your hair goals.
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