Who Does Your Hair?


A big welcome to Victoria Howell, Dharma’s first guest blogger of 2016.  In her own words, she says “I am fond of writing blogs about women’s beauty.”  Nice and simple, non?

We all know there are a few people in our lives that we should never tick off, and for sure our hairdresser is at the top of that list.  Read on to see what Victoria has to offer on the topic!


There are a lot of things you may say to your hairstylist. There are a certain number of things that you should say to them, such as your wishes and desires.

However there are things you should never say to your hairstylist – and the best Natural Hair Salon in the New York City has prepared a list of these things especially for you!

#1. “Please, give me something new”

You can’t even imagine how annoying this phrase is. It will be much better if you come to your stylist already prepared. Be specific! Describe what you want to get and bring several photos to show your hair stylist. Believe me; they will be glad to hear your propositions rather than I Want Something Different!  <Dharma says:  I still have a picture of Jessica Simpson with the cutest hair cut ever that I carry around in my wallet just in case I need to show any stylist exactly what I want. Don’t judge me, Jessica has great hair.>

#2. “What box color can I use in between meetings?”

There is only one right answer to this question and it is “none”. Your stylist spent a lot of money and time while he or she was learning color theory, and they really care about the condition of your hair, that’s why box color is improper.

Also, you should pay your attention, as using a box color can’t guarantee the color you want. It can be a little bit darker or a little bit lighter but fixing the situation will lie on your stylist’s shoulders.

Your experiment can cost you more than a simple box of Clairol, so don’t forget that.  <Dharma says: Does anyone remember mousse hair colour? I think it was called “Flirt”.  It was great, washed right out!  Especially when it rained, as I found out one sad day…>

#3. “Last night I picked up an amazing guy in the club…”

Try to keep things as professional as possible. Discussing your sex life or talking about politics or money might make your hair stylist feel uncomfortable. Keeping a distance and respecting the boundaries are very important things in this relationship.  <Dharma says:  This is good advice in so many situations!  Ahem – at work – cough cough>

#4. “What the F***?”

Even if the masterpiece your stylist created is not all it’s cracked up to be, it’s not an excuse for aggression. Yes, your cut might be shorter than you expected or the color a little bit different than you wanted, but Man is prone to error and it can happen even to a Bishop.

Try to be patient and explain your problem calmly without strong language.  <Dharma says: One time I just cried.  Right there in the salon.  And then in my car. And then at home.  It was so bad.  But at least I didn’t swear at her…>

#5. “I’m going to Egypt next week!”

Be careful when you share some information at the hair salon – it is a public place and all information can be used against you.

We don’t mean that your hair stylist will rob you, of course not, but someone who has overheard you could. That’s why you should be careful when sharing personal information in a public forum.  <Dharma says:  More people should follow this advice when it comes to updating their status on Facebook too!>

We hope this advice will be useful and your relationships with your hair stylist will be really great!




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