Want to know how to explain to your hairstylist exactly what you want your haircut and color to look like? Below you’ll find some helpful tips from Flirt Urban Salon to ensure your stylist knows exactly what your hair goals are.

Step 1: Find The Right Stylist

Searching for perfect hair stylist can sometimes feel like trying to find Bigfoot: almost impossible. In your quest for the right stylist, you may end up with a few bad haircuts that make you feel like Bigfoot. To help you find a great stylist, below are a few things you can do. If you’ve already found a stylist you like, skip to Step 2.

One great way to find a stylist is to ask friends for recommendations. You can also check out online reviews and see what people are saying about the salon and stylists. Did you know that Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego has 5 stars on Yelp and over 153 reviews?

Another way to find the best hair stylist for you is to schedule a free consultation before you book your hair appointment. At Flirt Urban Salon, we offer free 15-minute consultations which can be booked in advance. A consultation will give you the opportunity to get to know the stylist, talk about techniques, recommendations, and pricing. Need more tips on find a stylist? Check out our blog on How to Find the Best Hair Salon In San Diego.

Step 2: Bring Hair Inspiration Photos

One of the best ways to explain to your hairstylist what you want is to bring photos of haircuts and hair color that you like. Showing your stylist exactly what you’re talking about instead of trying to describe it can make the difference between liking your new look and LOVING your new look.

Pinterest is a great place to find and save hair inspiration photos. You can also look through the salon’s Instagram and save photos of the looks you like. Feel free to check out our Instagram at @flirturbansalon to see our latest work.

Step 3: Figure Out If You Have Cool or Warm Skin Tones

Knowing if you have cool or warm skin undertones can help you and your stylist determine which hair colors will look best on you. People with cool skin tones typically look best in cool-toned hair colors, which are often described as “ashy,” “platinum” and “champagne.”

So how do you know if you have cool or warm undertones? Think about which colors you look best in. If you look best in blues, purples, and emerald green, then your skin is probably cool-toned. If you look best in reds, oranges, yellows, and olive-green, then your skin probably has warm undertones. Still not sure? Check out this Bustle blog to help you determine your skin’s undertones.

Step 4: Keep Your Hair Texture and Color In Mind

It’s important to know that blonde hair usually shows more details of a haircut than darker hair. If you find a picture of a haircut you like that’s on blonde hair, but you have darker hair, talk to your stylist about whether or not a similar look can be achieved with your hair color.

Step 5: Know What Haircuts Look Good WIth Your Face Shape

The shape of your face can make a difference in whether or not certain haircuts look best on you. Since there will be many hairstyles that suit your face shape, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This blog from Allure is helpful in determining some of the best haircuts for various face shapes. However, these are just guidelines and not rules. If you want a haircut that doesn’t follow the “rules” of your face shape, then go for it. It’s all about confidence. Talk to your stylist about the type of haircut you want and get their recommendations on how to best frame your face.

Schedule Your Hair Consultation at Flirt Urban Salon

Ready to put these tips into practice? Schedule a free 15-minute consultation at Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego.

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