Any hair transformation is about commitment and trust between a hair professional and a client. Sometimes, an in-depth consultation is all you need to make sure you and your stylist are on the same wavelength. And we all know what happens when your hairstylist actually heeds your wishes – you get your dream haircut!
For James Busby, a hairstylist and hair educator, giving hair advice is a part of the transformation process. He takes his time to ask questions about his clients’ preferred cut and styling habits to come up with a perfect glam. Watch this long-hair blondie getting her dream haircut after going through a thorough consultation.
“I feel like a blonde version of Morticia Addams,” James’ client jokes as she complains about her hair looking flat and glued. So, her idea is to add volume and introduce some layers for a more textured look. What the hair professional suggests is going for smooth layers so that the locks don’t come in chunks but get softer ends. He then asks whether the girl wears glasses all the time to decide what kind of layers will be the most flattering.
The shortest layer starts just below the client’s chin – to look good both with the glasses on and without them – and then subtly blends into the longer layers to achieve a face-framing look. The trick makes the hair look lighter without actually taking the weight out.
The model confesses she hasn’t had her hair cut for more than a year, and by that point, it grew so long that only brought discomfort. It became too hot and heavy to wear. The most obvious solution is to chop it all off, but the client admits she actually likes her long locks. Gladly, the hairstylist finds the way out, suggesting the mid-back cut to keep the length and enliven the ends with a soft shag.
With a cut like that, the locks still remain long but get movement at the ends. The result is a jaw-dropping transformation that leaves the fans wondering why their hairstylist never speaks to them like that. “I would be (pleasantly) shocked if my hairstylist spent this much time talking to me before they got started,” one person mentions. “Never have I ever had a consult so detailed. Man this would be a wonderful experience,” another fan admits.
A real pro move from a hairstylist is also to ask about the client’s hair styling routine to share some useful hacks for her hair type. The hair professional inquires whether the model wears a ponytail often and what kind of styling tools are in her beauty arsenal.
He shows easy styling tricks to elevate the client’s hairstyle. Texturizing products like mouse and hair spray are a must for heavy and thick hair to achieve a stronger hold. A curling hack with a straightener also works great for natural waves and volume.
This video shows how a good hair consultation can literally change your life (and your locks) for the better. So, be bold and ask for hair advice next time you have your salon appointment!
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