Published on Friday November 24th, 2017 by Afrocks
How To Be A Good Customer For Your Afro Hairdresser
Going to the hairdresser should be a pleasant experience. A moment of pampering. However, you need to be aware that there are ways in which you can be a bad customer. Don’t be a bad customer.
1-Be on time.
Punctuality is the politeness of queens. When you have a hair appointment, especially given the amount of time it usually involves to do hair, time keeping is essential and you have your part of responsibility in this. Start by arriving at the time you originally agreed upon with your stylist. When arranging a booking, make sure to give your stylist a good idea about what you want to do so that the two of you can arrange a time slot that would be suitable for what you are requesting.
You need to consider what you are giving your hairstylist to work with. As much as you would expect a good hair stylist to be able to work their magic and give you the best hairstyle you have had in your life, there are certain things your hair just won’t be able to do. And it is okay! Just know how to differentiate between “getting a bad hairstyle” and “getting the best hairstyle it was possible for you to get under the circumstances”.
“If you don’t like something, say it. Don’t suffer through a bad experience silently.”
If you don’t like something, say it. Don’t suffer through a bad experience silently. You should be able to tell your hairstylist when they are doing something you don’t like or if they are doing your hair in a way that doesn’t suit you. Work together so that you can leave their chair a happy customer or at least so that you will know how to do better the following time.
Don’t change your plans by the time of your appointment or, even worse, halfway through a hairstyle. Or at least, if it should happen, be prepared to amend the contract you have with your hairstylist. This could mean having to stay in the chair for longer or agreeing to pay more money than you originally decided.
Don’t show up to your appointment with hair lathered in sticky products or the dirtiest it has ever been in your life. Don’t insist on chatting on your phone the whole time. Don’t bring your best girlfriend and have the loudest chat possible while your hair is getting done. This is a business transaction, after all. You will have to do your part for it to be a successful one.
“You don’t have to tip your stylist but you could buy them a cupcake or coffee. Give them a quick phone call or drop a text message if you are late.”
You don’t have to become your hairstylist’s best buddy but be considerate. You don’t have to tip your stylist but you could buy them a cupcake or coffee. Give them a quick phone call or drop a text message if you are late. Ask them a few questions, show a little interest. Say thank you before you go on your way.
If you think you have found a gem of a hairstylist, become a repeat customer. Send your friends their way. Give them a good review!
What kind of customer/client are you when it comes to hairdressing?
Go on, treat yourself.
Or book an afro hairstylist in London
Jessy Mullings is content writer at @afrocks
Designer at http://www.rutyjewels.com/