At the hair salon

At the hair salon

1- How to choose your hairdresser?

You can color your hair yourself, make your wrinkling and now, with the help of this article, you can also cut your fringe!

However, you will always need a good hairdresser to cut your hair. It is important to choose it well to ward off the fear, or even the phobia that some of you may experience towards hairdressers.

2- The steps to follow to make the right choice

Step 1:

Look first at hairdressing, fashion or art magazines. Choose three photos of haircuts you like and three that you don’t like.

These photos can also be taken in your own photo album. As far as magazines are concerned, the models in them are certainly always beauties! However, tell yourself that beauty and youth have nothing to do with style.

Remember the shapes of your face and find patterns that look like you. Don’t shake to compare your face with that of a Hollywood star...

After this search, attack!

Step 2:

Find a hairdresser in your area during a shopping trip or among friends. If you meet a person whose cut and color harmonize well with their morphology, even if it’s not your style, ask them where they got styled.

If his hairdresser has been able to make the most of his morphology, the chances are good so that he can do the same with you! Know that hairdressers know more than one cut! Don’t be uncomfortable informing yourself about it. Your interlocutor will be flattered anyway to be told that she has a beautiful head!

Step 3:

Take the trade show tour. Don’t rely on renowned banners or local dimensions right away.

In hairdressing, talent is the human being. Ask for a “consultation” appointment with a hairdresser. Any hairdresser concerned about his clientele will gladly grant you between 3 and 10 minutes of his time. Some may charge you a few dollars that will most often be refundable at the next appointment. Inform yourself beforehand.

Note that a hairdresser who refuses a consultation may not be the one you need, especially if you are fearful.

Step 4:

During your consultation, ask the hairdresser to tell you what he sees in your hair. Then show him the photos of the styles you don’t like, telling him exactly how they don’t like you. Afterwards, do the same with the photos of the styles you like.

Take care to report important details, such as fringe and gradients. Specify your preferences. Then will come the description of what you know how to do with your hair. Good or very good folding with heating rollers, for example.


Describe your routine. You should also make the bill of materials for the styling products you use. Your hairdresser will then be able to determine if they will be compatible with the new look you want. It may suggest you invest and learn more about the maintenance of this look. You will then be able to judge whether it is possible to insert it into your routine.

3- Color

When it comes to color, ask to see the wicker so you can get an idea of what would suit you best.

Note that the color appearing on these spinners can be more flamboyant and shiny than on your hair. It all depends on their condition.

In order to better understand the explanations of your hairdresser and to better communicate your needs and desires, read the lexicon of the hairstyle. No need to tell you how important good communication between you and your hairdresser is!

4- Small lexicon of hairstyle

1- Haircuts

#01- The long gradient

The lock at the top of the head remains long, which provides a slight degradation at the bottom of the hair.

#02 - The short gradient

The wick at the top is short or very short, which provides a much more pronounced gradient and a greater effect of movement and texture.

#03 - The concave cut/squared cut

The neck is shorter and makes an angle that gives a longer hair forward. Can be accompanied by a short or long gradient.

#04 - Cutting squared with or without gradient


The square cut is defined by the same length in front as in the back, regardless of the length. Can be degraded.

#05 - The rounded cut

The rounded cut gives a circular effect. The fringe must be in the ogive (rounded), as well as the contours of the face. Can be degraded.

#06 - The asymmetric cut


 One side of the cup is longer than the other. Can be done in the gradient.

#07 - The Bob

The cut is marked by a solid line at the base.

#08 - The mushroom

 It is much longer on the top than on the underside. Marked by an outline line. 

#09 - The Mohawk 

 Both sides are much shorter than the top (they can even be shaved). The top ends up in the shape of a tip.

2- Hairstyles

#01 - Straight hair

 Straight hair is not necessarily free of volume. They are simply straight from root to point, without any ripple. Also, the tip doesn’t turn at all. With or without volume.

#02 - Straight hair with inward or outward facing tips

Right from the root to the lengths, the tip can turn outward or inward.

#03 - Wavy hair

The hair forms a slight wave. They can be short or long. The operation can be carried out with a brush or with large rollers.

#04 - Curly hair

It is possible to use the diffuser, for hair that curls naturally, or curling iron, or small rolls for hair without curling.

#05 - The tapered hair

An uneven texture is obtained in the gradient and thinner in the tip. This pleating helps to conceal the gradient stages.

#06 - Semipermanent coloring

Translucent color that gives hair more brightness. Often used on locks to change reflections.

#07 - Strands tone on tone

Often, often lighter, they are very discreet, but give brightness to the hair. They help to define hair degradation.

#08 - The hair remover or stripper

Treatment that removes the dark coloration and then applies a paler one.

#09 - The mordançage

Treatment to be applied before coloring to allow the hair scales to open well to capture the color. Used by the hairdresser in the case of virgin or white hair, difficult to color.

#10 - The laying time

Permanent color development time or other chemical treatment.

#11 - Precoloration or filler

Application of a pre-colouring mixed with a water base prior to staining. It is done in the same day, in order to fill the hair to avoid the discoloration effect (such as the bottom layer applied to the walls before painting).

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