be realistic about colour changing your hair. Think
how much effort will be needed to maintain your choice.
Highlighting or full-head tints can damage hair
youll need to spend extra time on conditioning and
blow dry more gently. If you need a wash and go
routine you may be wiser to opt for a less time consuming
temporary rinse which will need less aftercare.
HINTS IN A HURRY
If you want
to cut down the drying time on longer style, wrap your hair in
a towel to get rid of most of the water, then rough dry with a
Use a blow
drying lotion to dry hair more quickly and smoothly.
list of ingredients on your products those with a high oil content
will prolong drying time.
hairdryer to a faster speed rather than a higher heat setting
a faster flow dries your hair quicker than heat.
TO FIND A GOOD HAIRDRESSER
Word of mouth
is about the best recommendation. Most salons will be only too
happy for you to call in and discuss your hair before you make
an appointment. Take note of how many ideas the stylist gives
you and be prepared for a honest opinion as to what he/she thinks
you can achieve. Be honest as to how much time and effort you
are able to dedicate to your hair. If your good friend uses that
salon, mention that you might want a similar style (if you do)
hairdressers have remarkable memories for customers hair types!
TO GET A GOOD HAIRCUT
The best haircuts
of all are those that are versatile. Aim for something you can
dress up or wear casually, something that can be altered by a
different blow drying technique or styling product if the mood
takes you. There is no doubt that a layered cut is one of the
most versatile and allows more options than a one-length cut.
Look through magazines with your stylist and ask how certain styles
could be changed. Once hair is cut, practice at home for the first
few washes, altering the style each time you blow dry and see
how different products can give your different results.
TO STYLE LIKE A HAIRDRESSER
right style in the first place will make it easier to handle at
home. Ask your stylist to recommend which products are likely
to give you what you want to achieve, and dont overdo it. Too
much gel or wax can make hair appear dull and lifeless so use
sparingly until you find the right amount for you. And think how
much time your stylist takes to section and dry your hair! Try
not to hurry if you want to achieve longer lasting hold.