The holiday season is here! Work is about to be crazzzzzy! People have company parties, family is coming in town, you may be flying out to see family....all in all everybody needs their hair done ASAP and for some reason it is the busiest time of year for everyone. Our phones are going off 24-7 with people that need to get in, so forgive us stylists for not responding quickly or if we forget to respond. Just go ahead and give us another text as a reminder. I wanted to write this post for all the clients and hairstylists out there. Hopefully this helps to avoid stress and tension between clients and stylists.
When making appointments with your stylist ///
-Be very descriptive of what you want so they can book the correct amount of time. Sending a photo of your current hair, a photo of what you want, and telling them the history of your hair in the past year is a good way to do so. Also if you know you have a ton of hair just let them know they may want to book extra time.
- Plan ahead and don't try and book an appointment for that day or week, to save yourself frustration prebook with your stylist or if you are a new client book in a couple weeks in advance. We understand hair emergencies happen and we always have a back up salon to recommend if we are booked up.
-Be on time and in the stylists chair at your appointment time, not 5 min, 10 min, or 15 min late, this cuts into the time the stylist has allotted for you and automatically adds stress. It's always better to be early than late. Sometimes you may have to wait because the person before you was late :/ but at least you can look at magazines, drink wine, and know that you will have your full amount of time with your stylist.
-If you are late don't expect them to have time to do everything you wanted done, you don't want the process rushed, trust me, especially if you are going for a total change. If you are 15 min late, understand that your stylist most likely will have to reschedule.
-If you have to cancel, give them at least 24 hours to get someone on their wait list in your place so they don't miss out on that money, we don't get paid hourly, we get paid for the work we do.
-If you cancel within 24 hours, if you are over 15 min late, or no show the stylists are out money and they could have made that money with someone else that has been trying to get in. This is why Cancellation Policies are enforced and it is appreciated that you still pay at least 50% of what your service was going to cost.
-Do your research on the stylist your booking with, check out their profile on website, or check out the work they do on Instagram to see if they would be a good match. A match made in hair heaven can be one of the best relationships, for stylists too..
- Check website for address and prices so there are no surprises.
- Understand that prices go up over time, so feel free to get an estimate while booking your appointment.
Us stylists love our clients especially when there is a mutual respect. We understand that hair is important and we have to wear it everyday. We want to do our job and make you feel like a million bucks when you walk out that door. There is no greater feeling. I hope this post helps clients and stylists.
*Also we do get that emergencies happen so this does not apply to those situations.
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