I am posting this again because it is so relevant now and always. It originally posted in 2011, but is one of my most visited blogs every year....
Rinse. Repeat. Don't overdirect the hairdresser. When you hire a professional to assist you because you have never done something before, listen to them (you are paying them after all). How do I know this is good advice? The first time I decided to change my hair color, I sat down and told my stylist exactly what I thought she should do. She suggested otherwise, but I insisted. As she predicted, it looked awful.
Embarrassed, I went to another salon and said "Who's best at short hair techniques?" They suggested Kimberly. I told her "I'm hiring you to look at my face, coloring and overall image and do what you think will be best." Then I trusted her to do it, and I continue to trust her to do what she thinks will look and work best for me, my image, changing hair color techniques, and my lifestyle.
The same holds true for hiring any expert...
Hire people you trust, validate them, and then trust them to do the job you hired them to do. It's hard sometimes, and the control freak that gets all those other projects done every day may not know everything that is required to do the job at hand.
That is why you hired an expert to help you!
Originally published August 11, 2011