Hair and hairstyle are important to women. You want your hair to look good, be easy to manage, and not cost a fortune to maintain.
The following 10 hairstyle tips and tricks come from 22 years of professional hairstylist experience; as well as many more years of simply being a woman – 38 and counting. Knowing these hairstyle tips and tricks may just save you time, frustration, and money; a winning combination in my (appointment) book.
Top 10 Hairstyle Tips and Tricks for Women:
Know your hair! This first tip is most important – determining every other aspect of how you wear your hair.
Do not over “do” your hair! This includes everything from shampoo to finished hairstyle. A quarter size drop of shampoo, conditioning every other day, and limiting use of the blow dryer will help retain your hair’s natural beauty.
Be aware of your hairstyle limitations! If your hair is thin and fine, you may never – through any measures – have thick, lustrous, locks. But you can find styles that compliment you and your hair.
Listen to your hairstylist! If he or she is dedicated to keeping you beautifully coiffed, you will know it. Your hair stylist will guide you efficiently about how to care for your hair from home. Just ask.
Trust your hairstylist! Copious training and years of experience working with different types of hair enables the stylist to provide you with the best advice. Ask questions and trust the professional.
Not all hair care products are equal! Salon products may be more expensive but may actually save you in the long run – if you use them properly.
Do your hair care research! This includes everything from choosing a hair stylist to what gel you put on your hair and everything in between.
Get regular trims! No, this isn’t a ploy to get you back in the salon. Your hair needs a good trim every 6 – 12 weeks, depending on growth.
Do not over-process your hair (e.g., color, perm, bleach, straighten, etc.)! Chemical processes do damage your hair. Know when to take a break and trust your hairstyle professional.
Invest time in your hairstyle! Learning to care for your particular hairstyle will save money and frustration; and more time once you know how to properly care for your hair.
Good luck and happy styling your beautiful hair!
22 Years – Professional Hairstylist Experience (11 years salon; 11 years retired and still hair-styling – family, friends, and myself)