Trip to the salon or makeup corner have a way of bring out the idealist in all of us, don’t they? Abruptly, all your wildest hair and makeup dreams become touchable and the possibilities seem never-ending. That being said, nothing sends these visions of magnificence crashing to the ground like a salon-visit-gone-wrong. Whether it’s a bad haircut, dye-job or makeup application, a botched loveliness service has the supremacy to leave us in tears. To ensure you get the most out of your next visit to the salon or makeup counter, we came up with a few systems of thumb that will have you leaving looking like the goddess that you are!
Do Your Homework
Make sure you do your due assiduousness and investigation the salon and artist that will be working on your face. Check out reviews from previous clients and look out for negative explanation that could give out as a red flag. Make an effort using an online booking stage like Style Seat that allows you to view in detail profiles of beauty professionals in your town, as well as client testimonials. Don’t walk into a salon without having an intelligence of who will be touching your face!
Occasionally expressions just aren’t sufficient when it comes to describing the makeup of our dreams. There’s no guarantee your stylist is going to interpret the look you’re going for the manner you want them to, so we suggest going in prepared. Bring one or two visual examples that present the makeup you are hoping to gain. You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words...
Your face is not something to be messed with, so be observant of what is going on during your makeup service. Ask questions about way or makeup colors and finishes, especially if something feels or looks off. Find out what products are being used and what colors work excellent with your skin tone. The advantage of asking questions is it gives you the tools and information to execute the look on your own at home. It will also come in handy if you want to return or have the same service another time!
Speak up if you’re not happy
The “speak now or forever hold your peace” rule should expand past marriage ceremonies and apply to all aspects of life, particularly makeup and hair. At the end of the day, your look and style belongs to you, so you are solely accountable for taking ownership of them. If your makeup or hair appointment is going in a path that you are not happy with, you must speak up. Unfortunately, stylists can’t read minds and their job is to make sure you leave the salon or makeup counter happy and confident. The only way this will happen is if you let them know how you’re feeling about the service. Is that shadow looking a little dark? Are your bangs cut too blunt? Speak up!
And Don’t Leave Until You Are
Do not, we repeat, do not leave the salon or makeup counter until you have gained the look you desired. You are paying for a service and are entitled to the look you desire.