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How to Tell If You Will Get a Good Haircut Even Before it Starts


03 . 16 . 19

Priscila Martinez

Priscila Martinez is Los Angeles based brand strategy specialist and writer. She focuses on beauty, fashion and the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Martinez contributes to publications like Forbes, AdWeek and Asia Times and she writes for lifestyle outlets like Mane Addicts and Radio Disney’s Sweety High. In addition to editorial and publicity, Priscila has collaborated with various brands to produce content for their social media, websites and blogs. Nevertheless, Priscila’s most noted accomplishment is being mom to her furry son, Kingston.

No crystal ball needed! Our hair pros dish on how you can predict a good haircut is on the horizon, even before the snip starts. It turns out, consultation is king. Read on for the best tips for a good haircut.


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Kylie Jenner hair whisperer and wig guru, Guy Tang:

A great hair cut starts with a great consultation. Communicating with your client to understand what they want will always give great results.


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Global Artistic Director and Aveda aficionado Ricardo Dinis:

The consultation is like a gut check for the client to know if they’re in the right place or not. Look for someone who is listening to you rather than telling you what will work best. Masters ask more questions, then they provide answers.


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Celebrity Hairstylist David Keough:

You should always have a consultation with your recommended hairstylist in the chair before heading to the basin. It’s all about their touch. As soon as they touch your hair, you generally get a feeling of confidence from them. You [also] want to know how long they have been in the industry and what is their favorite look at the moment.

Hair product Girlboss Jesseca Dupart:

If I go to the salon and I really like the person’s hair cut in the chair before me, then I’m pretty confident that I’ll look just as good, if not better. I base my judgment on the stylists’ previous work. If I was referred by someone who has a haircut I admire, I assume that it will be great.

Looking for more tips for a good haircut? Don’t sit in the chair without asking THESE key questions!

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