On the other hand, you should never be the client from hell.No stylist wants to deal with a client who demeans, disrespects, or treats them as an underling.The goal for both sides is a long-lasting, healthy relationship between the client, stylist, and salon that lasts years.
Few people would disagree that hair is an important part of how we look—a great hairstyle goes a long way to making us look and feel good.
Getting along with your stylist can do wonders for getting the style you want, but that's not always as easy as we'd like it to be (not to mention, how much and who should you tip? We consulted with several hairstylists for their experiences, along with the feedback of staffers and fans to help explain why this stylist-client relationship can be so complicated.
The Hairstylist-Client Relationship A woman's relationship with her hairstylist can be like her relationship with a significant other: When things are going well, the woman is wildly happy, blissfully in love, and feels beautiful; but when things go wrong, life is a disaster and she doesn't know what to do.
For men, their relationship with a stylist (or barber) usually is less mercurial, but that doesn't mean men are always happy with their haircut or color, or that guys don't feel just as much anxiety about whether their hair looks good or not.
Maybe not always, but from time to time tension can develop, and the goal is to defuse it—or to know when you have a mismatch and need to move on to someone else.
Ask your friends or salon employees who don't do hair and you'll often hear that stylists can be a sensitive, tricky group of artists.Oftentimes, ego gets in the way of reason—but there absolutely are stylists out there who are exceedingly talented yet humble.Stylists often will ask for your feedback, but then seem to ignore or disregard everything you say.Not surprisingly, like any interaction between two people, a successful relationship is mostly about communication.Regardless of the salon you go to, sometimes you end up with an untalented or incompatible stylist, and you just have to let go.However, you also must keep in mind that lots of clients want haircuts that won't work for their hair type, or they have completely unrealistic expectations about what's possible with their hair.