By Patricia Reynoso
What separates a sensational salon session from a disappointing one? Communication. Remember:
Arrive at your appointment with your hair in its regular style. Doing so gives your stylist the best sense of your hair texture.
Chat with the stylist before you're led off to the shampoo station -- dry strands hang very differently from wet ones.
Haircut terms can be greatly misinterpreted. For instance, your version of "cropped" might be your stylist's definition of "choppy." Bring pictures that show looks you love -- and others that you don't.
If you don't feel comfortable with what the stylist is doing mid-cut, speak right up!
Small Change, Big Impact
Don't want to make a big hair move? Try these simple moves that have high impact.
Get extra body at the crown by moving your part to the middle or to the opposite side.
Wear a hair accessory, such as a pretty barrette clipped near the temple or a wide headband covered in elegant velvet or leather.
Temporarily change the texture of your hair easily with a new styling tool or product. For example, if your hair is straight, add waves with a curling iron. If you're a curly girl, a flat iron is just what you need to be sleek and straight.