For some people, getting a haircut is a huge ordeal. They know they need to cut the dead ends off of their locks but they don’t trust others with their hair or they are afraid it will not turn out how they had imagined.
We have all been there. Even if we like getting our hair cut, it is discouraging getting a haircut only to see results that you weren’t expecting. Or perhaps you are not the type that styles their hair daily, meaning that it may look good when you leave the salon, but once it comes time to do your own hair, it looks completely different and not at all what you wanted.
This is why it is important to ask questions as a hair stylist. Obviously, your clients will tell you what kind of haircut they want, how short they are willing to go, and show you pictures of hairstyles that you know will likely not work with their hair type But you still need to ask questions and get to know your clients and their habits.
At Designing Beauty Academy, we will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful and talented hairstylist. But talent and knowledge are not all you need. You also need to be able to know your clients, figure out exactly what they are looking for, and help give them a haircut they love. To do this, you need to ask the right questions. Read on to learn a few of the main questions you should ask each and every client.
What is your morning hair routine?
Some people will wake up early just to make sure there is not a hair out of place on their head. But then there are those who roll out of bed and go without even bothering to run a hairbrush through their long locks. By figuring out what they do to their hair, you should be able to figure out how to cut it. If they are one who does nothing to their hair, cut it in a way that allows it to look good without styling it or using products. Along with this question, make sure you find out if they use tools, products, or anything like that.
What styles have you liked and disliked?
Knowing what different hairstyles your client has tried and which of them they liked and disliked can help you figure out the style they like. If they haven’t done anything different with their hair expect to trim the dead ends, then it should be easy for you to know that they like their current styles and want to stick with it.
What are you trying to achieve with your hair?
By asking your clients this, you can figure out a lot about them. You will be able to learn why they are getting their haircut in the first place, how they are hoping their hair will turn out, if they are trying to alter their look, and so much more. Some people are sick of having to take care of their hair and want something that is easier to manage. Others may want something more fun and playful. This can give you a good place to start.
These are only a few of the main questions you should be sure to ask your client before getting started on their hair cut. This will help you figure out what they are looking for exactly. Start your hairstylist journey today with the help of our beautician school! Contact us today to learn more.