The stylist client relationship should be a partnership lead by the goals and desires of the client. It is important to understand that as the consumer, you are purchasing a service from a professional and you have a lot of control over the transaction. It is your responsibility to patronize stylists that respect you, your time, your money, and your hair.
A good stylist
1. Honors a clients appointment time
2. Provides a through consultation that examines the full history of the hair and the clients goals/challenges
3. Listens to the client and uses their advanced knowledge to present solutions
4. Offers options but does not pressure the client into doing something that they are not ready for, do not want, or can’t maintain
5. Uses professional quality products that are designed for the clients texture/density/porosity etc.
6. Charges enough to make a profit but does not price gouge
7. Recommends a hair/scalp care routine and educates client how to maintain their hair at home
8. Completes the full service in a timely manner
9. Recommends a followup schedule for professional care
10. And respects the fact that your hair is your hair and should be a reflection of who you are
If the stylists you’ve been patronizing do not understand that these 10 points encompass their responsibility to you, it’s time to find a new stylist who does.