Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don’t Let the Recession Get You Hair Down; There are Some Easy At-Home Bailouts

According to an article in Elle, “After polling 600 mid- to high-range salons nationwide, the National Cosmetology Association found that more than 70 percent reported seeing a drop-off in customer spending.” Of course, I want my clients to be able to see me for regularly scheduled touch-ups and trims, but the reality is there are some things you can do at home to stretch out those visits a bit. One caveat: unless you’re coloring your hair within a shade of two of your natural color, you must see a professional. As a Master Colorist. I have had to correct some truly frightening home jobs.

But you can do the little things, like trim your own bangs, or have your long hair cut with interior layers that you can style to create volume and wait much longer between visits. We offer our clients free bang trims, but many feel uncomfortable coming in for a free service when it’s been a long time between visits. This article has a couple of good videos showing a terrific long style and a tutorial on trimming your bangs. Soon, things will take a turn for the better, and you can get back to your regular love affair with your stylist.

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