Melanie Morris shares eight simples rules to learning how to achieve the hair you've always wanted.
Listen to your hairstylist in the same way that you’d listen to your doctor. They are professionals – they know their stuff. Ask them for tips. Ask them all the questions. It makes for far more useful conversation than holiday plans.
If you keep doing what you have been doing, you’ll get the same result. So, if you don’t like the way you blow-dry/pin/curl your hair, learn a new, better way to do it.
Ask your stylist to clearly explain to you, step-by-step, what they are doing with your hair next time you have an appointment. Then try to recreate it at home soon, before you’ve forgotten the pro tips.
Watch what other stylists are doing for other clients, and what products they’re using.
If using heated styling tools at home (and this includes your basic home hairdryer), always use heat protectant spray, regardless of how “good for your hair” you may be told the tool might be.
Like any other style advice, don’t ‘debut’ a new hairdo ten minutes before the taxi is due.
Experiment with temporary transformations, like clip-in hair pieces, wash-out colour, or braids.
Try everything once. If you don’t like it, move on. Except perming – don’t do that.
Backstage photography by Jason Lloyd Evans.
This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of IMAGE Magazine.