1. What’s Your Day-to-Day Styling Ritual Look Like?
It’s important to get a feel for your real desire for how you’d like to style your hair. In theory, you may love the idea of a super adorable bang and platinum hair, but the amount of maintenance to maintain a healthy head of hair for those styles might not be feasible or realistic for you.
2. Are You Looking for Something Lax or Are You Really Into a Routine?
Some people absolutely love a get-ready-morning-ritual where they style their hair.
Other people can’t stand it and want their hair to be lookin’ good with little-to-no maintenance.
3. Do You Use Heat on Your Hair?
Always an important question. Also, what other tools and products are you using, too. If you are consistently using a straightener or a curler, you’ll want to keep an eye out for damaged hair.
4. What’s Been Done to Your Hair in the Past That You Definitely Don’t Want to Repeat?
This might seem intrusive, but it’s actually a really important question. People are all very different—something that we as stylist might think might be a positive experience for you might actually be something you already know you hate.
Maybe we (as stylist) think that you (the client) would look great with a stylish bob—but if you’ve had a horrendous experience with a bob-length cut that you never want to repeat, it’s likely you’re not going to be on board with your bob suggestion.
5. What’s Been One of Your Favorite Hair Stylist Experiences and Why?
Understanding what you love about your past hair experiences is just as helpful.
6. What Are Your Long-Term Hair Goals?
Whether they know this or not, it’s always important to ask. If your looking to let your hair grow out to be strong and beautiful, then chopping it into a pixie cut likely isn’t the priority move.
Be sure you are being open with you about what they want, and make sure that you know that this is a non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts and ideas with us.
7. Do you Spend a Ton of Time Outside?
The elements can be really damaging, and if you spend a ton of time outside, we need to know about it so we can help you strategize ways to keep your hair healthy. Further, we can brainstorm ideal cuts and styles for you to keep your hair beautiful while protecting it from further damage, too. (Hot Tip: Check out this blog all about UV protection https://www.panachehairatlanta.com/post/i-m-shocked)
8. What’s Your Favorite Thing About Your Hair?
This is a great question—make sure you really talk yourself up here. Even if your hair has some issues, there’s undoubtedly something totally great about it (the color, the length, the texture, etc.)—and make sure you’re telling us what you love so that we don’t accidentally change something you’re fond of.
9. How Would You Like to Improve Your Hair?
It’s okay to talk about your less-than-favorite features of your hair. Yes, sometimes we have to be honest and direct (you need to know if you’re doing something that’s damaging you hair), This is a safe space for you to feel comfortable enough to discuss these insecurities with us.
10. What’s Something You Love to Do But Know It’s Damaging to Your Hair?
Whether you love to swim laps in a chlorine pool or feel the need to temp-dye your hair with boxed color, it’s vital that you have to be honest about some of the things you love to do that also could be damaging to your hair. We’re not saying you should stop doing the things you love, but knowing about your passions and hobbies can help us figure out an ideal regimen for your haircare that’ll keep your strands sexy and your locks luscious.
Help this help prepare you for your next appointment!
Happy Hair Days
-Panache Hair Team