4 Things Your Hair Stylist Needs To Know About You!

SALON TIPS:

4 THINGS YOUR STYLIST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU!

power-suits-for-women-street-style-looks-11. WHAT TYPE OF JOB DO YOU HAVE? // WHAT IS YOUR WARDROBE LIKE?

Spending 5-6 days a week in a suit might warrant a haircut with more distinct feminine features to contrast well with the masculine details of your work wardrobe.

On the other end of the spectrum, 13cc75e3e9374941f570bc963169eef9someone who adores bohemian style probably won’t want a cut that’s too spiky, blunt, or angular.

The key to a happy client is all about communicating to find something that flatters your features & lifestyle!

2. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAT STYLE YOUR HAIR?

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As most of us know, frequent heat styling can cause a great deal of damage to your hair.

It’s very important for your stylist to know exactly how often you apply heat to your hair.

This way, you can both come up with a suitable hair care routine to combat the harmful & drying effects of heat styling tools.

Your stylist may also suggest a shorter time span between trims to prevent split end buildup.

Music To My Hair has an incredible list of hair treatments to restore damaged hair, including a Keratin & Brazilian Blowout treatment. Learn more here!

3. HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HAIR?

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According to Paul Labrecque, celebrity hair stylist and owner of Paul Labrecque Salons in NYC & Philadelphia, frequent washers may benefit from a dry cut.

Opting for a dry cut allows the stylist to accurately tailor a custom style to your natural texture. This would be especially ideal those with very curl, wavy, or fine hair.

Knowing how often you’re rinsing, also gives your stylist the opportunity to make sure you’re using the best shampoo & conditioner for your hair type, as well as the leave-in styling products we should be recommending to you.

street-style-mini-black-leather-t-shirt-dress-trench-coat-long-messy-touseled-hair-fashion-week4. IS MAINTAINING LENGTH IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Some clients are great about making a standing six week appointment for regular trims & hair health maintenance. Others, not so much.

Are you the type to leave the salon and forget about your hair until one day, two months later, you look in the mirror and realize with horror that you’re in desperate need of a cut? (Don’t worry, I might also be guilty from time to time!)

Regardless of your answer, it’s important to know how often you cut your hair & if maintaining length or growing out your hair is the end goal.

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If length is the objective, but you’re not visiting the salon regularly for trims, you may actually be hindering yourself.

By the time you do come in, you may very well have to cut off more length just to get rid of the frayed ends & jagged layers.

It’s always best to be diligent about scheduling your future haircuts before you leave the salon.

We know you’re busy & that it’s hard to plan in advance, but scheduling early will give you that extra reminder that it’s time for a cut! Even if you have to reschedule, we’ll forgive you! 

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

How To Do A Fishtail Braid

Have you always wanted to try the ethereal fishtail braid for yourself? Here’s how in FOUR EASY STEPS.

HOW TO DO A FISHTAIL BRAID

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Although this braid might look intimidating at first, it’s not too difficult to achieve once you get the hang of the motions. Plus, other than a hair tie, there are no tools or products necessary to recreate this look. It’s time to unleash your inner hair stylist – follow the steps below and you’ll have a perfectly messy & beautiful hair style.

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STEP ONE:

Separate your hair into two sections. Unlike your typical braid, a fishtail braid only requires your hair to be parted in two.

STEP TWO:

Using your fingers, separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge of the first section and cross it over the second section – this should overlap the same way you would do it if you were doing a standard braid. Get a good grip on the hair and tighten the plait, still keeping the two sections separate.How To Do A Fishtail Braid

 STEP THREE:

                                                          Continue to overlap small pieces from each section until you reach the ends. Try to keep the pieces that you’re overlapping with the same size for a consistent looking finished braid – you generally want to keep the sections to a half-inch.

Bonus Tip: You can make the sections larger for a bigger looking braid – this is especially great for messy braids (as pictured above).

How To Do A Fishtail Braid

STEP FOUR:

Once you’ve reached the ends of your hair, secure the braid with an elastic. Finish the look by gently tugging at the outside pieces of the braid with your fingers to loosen it for that effortless appearance.

Double Fishtail Braid

Of course if you’re a beginner and new to braiding or you learn better by watching rather than reading, definitely utilize Youtube for some easy to follow hair tutorials.

When you recreate the look for yourself use the hashtag #musictomyhair and we’ll repost our favorite looks here!

XOXO

Music To My Hair

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

 

MTMH: How To Choose The Perfect Cut For Your Face Shape

At Music To My Hair we pride ourselves on offering a detailed consultation before each appointment. We take the time discuss your lifestyle & daily demands, while also considering the shape of your face and unique bone structure.

You can also do this at home by taking a ruler and measuring the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jawline, and the length of your face from forehead to chin.

Round = your face is nearly as wide as it is long, with your forehead and jaw curving at the corners. ie: Charlize Theron

Heart-Shaped = you have a wide brow and narrow jaw. ie: Taylor Swift

Oval = width of brow, cheekbone, and jaw are almost equal. ie: Ashley Greene

Square = Wide brow & narrow jaw, but the length and width of your face is equal. ie: Olivia Wilde

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ROUND FACE

THE CUT
A shorter chop with spiky layers sliced around the crown.

“If you’re going short, go short all the way” –Celebrity Hairstylist Garren

A petite pixie cut breaks up the roundness of your face, while choppy pieces add height up top which lengthens your face and emphasizes your eyes. The style is also extremely easy to style whether you have straight, wavy, or fine hair.

Avoid a jaw-length bob for a round face and stay away from this style if you have very curly hair.

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HEART FACE

THE CUT
Long layers with curly sections and full bangs.

WHY IT WORKS

“Never pair a defined jaw with a heavy, motionless curtain of hair. The result will be too severe.” – Garren

Thick fringe like Taylor Swift’s offsets prominent jaws. Regardless of texture, the look is easy to pull off.

If your hair is fine, keep your layers long and concentrated closer to the ends to create a full, but light effect.

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LONG/OVAL FACE

THE CUT
A sleek blowout that hits around the shoulders.

WHY IT WORKS

Although the layers look uniform, the subtle variations in length keep your strands from lying flat against your head.

If your hair is fine, keep uneven pieces around your face so that the hair looks as full as possible.

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THE CUT

Wispy shoulder-length layers starting a few inches above the ends with sweeping bangs.

WHY IT WORKS

“The airy ends prevent the eye from noticing any sharp corners” Garren

Feathery layers conceal a strong chin and add volume to any hair type.

Part your hair to the side for an asymmetrical effect.

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Of course you don’t have to have a pixie cut if you have a rounder face or long hair if you have an oval face – that’s what’s great about having the talented and experienced stylists at Music To My Hair available to help you decide what cut would flatter your face the best.

Call 518-313-7723 to book a complimentary consultation and we’ll help you decide what your next stop on your hair journey should be.

XOXO

Music To My Hair

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723