An average pixie style would take around 20 – 40 minutes. In a perfect world, you would make your payment, tip your stylist and be out the door in a grand total of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Let’s go ahead and round up and say that you should be in and out in 2 hours if you rock a short cut and you were not getting a deep conditioning treatment or relaxer applied.
For the longer style, once you’re done drying, your rollers would be removed and then your wrap perfected. That shouldn’t take more than 25 minutes. Which puts you at 2 hours and 50 minutes. Go ahead and make it an even 3 hours. This is also without deep conditioning or relaxer application.
So typically speaking, with a short style, maintenance only visit, you should be in and out in 2 hours. Longer hair, in and out in 3 hours. If you add deep conditioning, coloring or relaxer services to either of these visits, easily tack on another 1 hour to ½ hours each.
Max time you should be in the salon, in a perfect world, would be 3 ½ hours for short hair and 4 ½ hours for long hair. These numbers are approximations and in no way are they exact, however, when you sit in a salon for 8 hours and you rock a pixie cut, that is a problem!
Work with your stylist and do your part to cut down on an excessive time in the shop. One of the biggest pet peeves of professional stylists are clients that are not on time for their appointment. So be courteous and get to the salon on time. Additionally, do not add on services you didn’t book and be respectful of the other clients’ time as well ladies.
Finally, do the consultation that way you and your stylist have a plan before the actual appointment which will help your actual appointment run smoothly.
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