how should I prepare?
Before Your Hair Appointment
To wash or not to wash?
Squeaky clean hair is very appealing, but it can be difficult to work with freshly washed locks. Your hair has natural oils that condition it and keep it manageable. The natural oils can help mold an up-do into place. If you choose to wash right before your salon appointment, you may find that the locks are a little dry and may have static that prevents the hairstyle from staying in place.
How long before the hair appointment should you wash? The last thing you want to do is show up with a mop of hair that hasn't been washed in days. Greasy hair is no pleasure to work with, and dirty locks can be unmanageable. Some things to consider when deciding when to wash are:
Your hair's thickness:Thick locks take longer to dry, so it may be best to wash at least 24 hours before your appointment. Thin hair tends to dry quicker, so you may have enough drying time if you wash a few hours before your scheduled time.
Oily or dry hair: If your hair is oily, it may be best to wash it first thing in the morning if your appointment is in the afternoon, or right before you go to bed if you are scheduled for the morning. If your hair is dry, you may want to allow the oils to build up for about 24 hours before your hairstylist goes to work.
Should I use products before the appointment?
Yes, if you want to use a holding product before blow drying, although not required as I have product.
My hair never holds curl, will my style last?
If you feel like your hair doesn't hold curl well we can allow extra time in your appointment to add extra product and set the curls to ensure they will last longer.