Going to a hair salon in Sydney CBD can be an overwhelming experience when you just want to get in and get out. When you are paying good money for an appointment it’s important to ask your stylist the right questions to make sure you can get the most out of their time.

These are the best things to ask your stylist when you are having your next hair salon appointment.

How healthy is my hair and scalp?

Have your stylist give you a rough estimate of the overall health of your scalp and hair. They see hair and scalps everyday so they know what they should look and feel like.

If you have damaged hair they can recommend appropriate treatments and products to ensure that your head is healthy again.

What type of cut best suits my face shape?

Everyone has different face structures and different styles that suit them better. With the experience and knowledge your stylist should be able to recommend certain styles that would complement your face.

Alternatively if you have a specific type of cut that you like you can customise small things to better fit you. Trimming a fringe or face trimming can be applied to other cuts to better suit you and what you’re after.

What hair colour best suits my skin tone?

Similar to the type of cut, choosing the right hair colour can improve your overall look. Certain colour and tones are more flattering on certain types of skin tones. Your hair stylist should be able to help you choose a colour that’s right for you that also fits the season.

Your skin gets naturally lighter when winter comes around so taking into consideration the external factors is also important.

Which colour is best for my eye colour?

A colour that improves your overall look should also accompany your eye colour. Taking into consideration all your undertones will overall improve the uniqueness of your hair colour. If you have a little dash of colour in your eyes that others may not notice, having highlights to emphasise that could make you the talk of the town.

What is the required upkeep to maintain my cut and colour?

Sometimes people get so excited for a new style that they don’t realise the required maintenance to keep the look. It’s important to discuss this detail beforehand so you’re aware of how many hair salon visits are required.

Your look should accommodate your lifestyle. If you’re a busy person who doesn’t have time for constant salon visits you will have to take that into consideration. The open discussion allows the stylist to make colour and style changes to better suit you and your needs.

How do I recreate this style at home?

Everyone has been in the situation where you get a brand new hairdo only to have no idea how to get it back to salon quality after a shower. It can be both disappointing and frustrating but stylists understand this as well.

They’re there to help and are able to give recommendations on brushes, bristle types and what type of hot tools are required to maintain your new look. They can even show and teach you the techniques to do it at home. Asking this simple little question can go a long way into your daily maintenance routine.

To get the most out of your next hair salon appointment make sure to ask your stylist these simple questions. It never hurts to ask and can go a long way in making your hair maintenance life easier.  Styling and communication go hand in hand so it’s important to be on the same page as your stylist.