3. Select a stylist
Once you have a plan and your style set, you’ll want to select a good stylist to properly execute the style. Maybe you already have a set stylist that you love and that can accomplish just about anything. However, in the case that you don’t, I recommend doing a lot of research prior to jumping in the chair. Like I mentioned earlier, your hair will be in the hands of that stylist and once it’s done, it’s done.
One of the best ways of selecting a stylist is by word of mouth. Talk to your friends or coworkers and see who styles their hair. This also goes for when you’re out and about and see another woman with a fierce cut you would love on yourself, don’t be afraid to compliment her and ask who does her hair!
Another form of selecting a stylist that has become popular is on Instagram. There are tons of hair-spiration pages that do stylist features such as @VoiceofHair. You can be directed to a stylist in your area and see the work she has done.
4. Take a photo or two
Once you have selected your stylist and booked your appointment, make sure you have a photo or two to bring in that will clearly detail to the stylist the look you are going for. I made the mistake the first time I was getting my hair cut to bring in a photo that wasn’t at a great angle and so the stylist wasn’t exactly sure of the look I was shooting for and kind of just free-styled it. It came out looking nothing like I wanted and I had no one to blame but myself.
So don’t be afraid to browse a few Instagram hair pages or Pinterest for hair spiration and screenshot the look you want.
5. Be prepared to be shocked!
So you have a plan, know exactly what style you want, and have selected the best stylist for the job. No matter how prepared you are, doing a drastic style transformation will lead to some serious shock.
It’s possible that the stylist executed the look to perfection, but once you see it on yourself you absolutely hate it! It’s different, yes. And it will take some getting used to, of course! But that’s what you were going for right? A shock. A complete style transformation.
Embrace the new you and grow to love her. Be proud of yourself for being bold enough to do something different!
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