7 Things Your Hair Stylist Wish You Knew

Here at Central Studio, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, friendly atmosphere in the salon to make all of our clients feel comfortable. All of our professional stylists are friendly, talkative, and love to discuss all things hair, and you can even enjoy a delicious coffee from our brand-new coffee lounge! That said, we understand that sitting in the chair, particularly if you’re preparing for a hair transformation, can be quite stressful. Read on to put your mind at rest before your next hair appointment…

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When you’re looking to grow your hair, get it cut!

This nugget of hair knowledge has been circulating the industry for generations, endorsed by professionals and repeated by stylists time and time again. Yet, still those desperate to grow their hair are reluctant to arrange regular trims. We can’t stress this enough; regular trims will result in longer, healthier hair that can be maintained in great condition.

Tell us all about your hair history.

When it comes to creating bespoke hairstyles for our clients, we make sure we understand your lifestyle at home, ensuring that any style is tailored to your own priorities and preferences. Be sure to share with them all that could have affected your mane in the last few years, including home dyes, chemical straightening or perms and extensions. This will allow us to better understand your needs and recommend products and treatments that will work for you. This is particularly relevant if you’re looking for a new hair colour, Bristol, as they will be able to better judge the overall condition of your hair.

PLEASE don’t be late or absent without warning

Ok, so for many of you this is probably a no-brainer, but if you are running more than five minutes late, or you won’t be able to make the appointment after all, please do let us know. We’re human too, and we know life can get in the way at the most inconvenient of times, but when you are significantly late without warning it can affect your hairdresser’s schedule for the rest of the day, to the point where they may even need to cancel. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy at Central Studio, so please do remember to contact us if you need to rearrange. We also take a 50% holding deposit for appointments lasting longer than three hours, so bear that in mind when booking your appointment.

We can’t always create a look exactly like the photo on Pinterest on your first appointment.

We love our clients to bring in photos of looks and inspirations they’re after, and even have a salon iPad to search for their ideal look. This certainly helps give us more of an idea of what you’d like and allows both us and yourselves to have realistic expectations of the end result. Our stylists work hard to break down the barriers of communication and are honest when it comes to what is achievable. If you show us a photo of your desired look, we will offer realistic timeframes, taking you on a hair care journey over the next few appointments for the ultimate end result. Pop in for one of our luxury consultations (link to blog/infographic) to discuss the needs of your hair in more detail and our stylists will be able to discuss the full process with you beforehand.

If you’re not happy with your hair, let us know so we can fix it.

We pride ourselves in offering a bespoke, professional service that makes sure people leave the salon feeling fantastic. However, occasionally wires get crossed, and miscommunications happen, meaning for whatever reason, you’re not happy with the style you’ve ended up with. IF, this very rare circumstance happens to you, please let us know you aren’t happy so we can fix it. We would much rather you were honest with us if something isn’t quite how you imagined, and will work hard until you are happy with your style.

Know that we only use the best products in the salon and recommend the best products for aftercare.

Here at Central Studio, we use only the finest of products to help us create a bespoke style or colour for our clients. This includes the revolutionary system, SMARTBOND, which protects and strengthens hair during technical services, including bleach and hair colour. This system consists of three components, the first two being used in the salon and the final one at home. Our stylists are passionate about what they do, and only recommend products that they know will optimise your look.

If you love us, let us know too!

If you’ve had a great experience at Central Studio with one of our stylists, let us know! The team work extremely hard to make sure each client has a fantastic experience, in terms of both the environment of the salon and the end result of your new do. Please do let us know via our social media channels if you’ve had a great experience, tell your friends, families, next door neighbour’s cousins and shout it from the rooftops!

We hope these points have reassured you to feel a little more confident next time you find yourself in our Bristol salon! If you have any questions or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.