Skip to main content

Questions to Interview a Possible New Stylist

Picking a hair stylist is by far one of the most intimidating challenges I've ever encountered in my entire life. So, here's a few helpful questions to ask to ease the anxiety of meeting with a new hair stylist:

Will you be cutting my hair wet or dry?

This question tells you if the stylist has dealt with curly hair in their career. More than that, this question reveals how WELL they have mastered the art of curly hair. The only answer ever acceptable for this question is:


Curls have a spring factor that normal straight hair does not have. Therefore conventional haircuts will not benefit curly hair. Curly hair has to be cut in it's DRY state, so the stylist can sculpt and create a unique cut that will allow the curls to grow and blossom. Curly hair is meant to be seen and flaunted in it's dry state. So, why would you cut the hair in it's wet state when you can't tell what it would look like dry?! Amateur mistake #1!

How long have you been styling curly hair?
This question is your RIGHT to ask. You would never trust your car to your dentist and your teeth to your mechanic right? So, same goes for curly hair. Before allowing anyone to touch your hair, you should feel comfortable with their body of work and their experiences. Ask to his/her work, if you have not already seen their social media.

What products will you be using to style my hair?
This is SUCH an important question. Everything can go right on a trip to the salon, the stylist has experience, they are cutting your hair dry, and then...BOOM, it all goes to hell when they put silicone filled products in your hair. Make sure before sitting down in a stylist chair, that they are using products that are completely free of:

  • Silicones
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Waxes
  • Drying Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil
If your stylist doesn't have any of these types of products around, make sure to bring your own!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Xtava Black Orchid Diffuser Compatible Hair Dryers

What is the Xtava Black Orchid? A diffuser that is bigger than the normal ones on the market. Has tiny holes in the prongs to help distribute air quickly and efficiently through the hair to help dry quicker. The large bowl allows for quicker drying time for even the thickest of manes. This diffuser gives maximum definition to every texture from waves to coils. Since the diffuser is much larger in regards to width than normal ones on the market, (Xtava black orchid width: 1.8inch diameter) finding dryers to fit the diffuser without having to take out the little ring inside the diffuser is tricky. Xtava Black Orchid Nozzle Measure = 6 inch circumference Please note that the Xtava Black Orchid Diffuser is not a universal diffuser. A quick trick to help adjust the diffuser a bit more to your current dryer is taking the internal ring out of the diffuser, allowing it to open up more and accomodate a larger variety of dryers. Here is a list of dryers I have compiled that fit the X

Olaplex #3

Everything You Need to Know About Olaplex # 3 What is Olaplex #3? Olaplex #3 is called the "hair perfector." It is neither a protein treatment, moisture treatment or deep conditioner.  It is a bond builder. Olaplex #3's main function is to relink the broken disulfide bonds in every single hair type. It provides real structural repair that works from within. Broken bonds often result in split ends and breakage. Similar to a protein treatment, Olaplex #3 provides structure to repair those bonds and prevent split ends and breakage. It penetrates the disulfide in the cortex of the hair that gets damaged from chemical treatments or the overuse of direct hot tools such as hair straighteners. The cortex (center) is responsible for the hair's color, texture, and strength. Once those bonds are damaged or dry that is when split ends and breakage occur. How Do I use Olaplex #3? Here's a few tips to help answer the FAQ about the olaplex steps: Olaplex is meant to

Red Carpet Curls Reviews: Bourn Beautiful Naturals

My number one focus with Red Carpet Curls has always been to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choices for your natural beauty needs. Since it's one year of existence, Red Carpet Curls has stayed true to that initial mission. Along with amend the initial mission with a new one, connecting you with small "mom and pop" natural beauty brands that stay true to their "natural promises." Make sure to read the entire review for your special Red Carpet Curls discount code with Bourn Beautiful Naturals to save yourself 15% at checkout on these already inexpensive products! So with that in mind, it is truly my pleasure to introduce, you, my lovely Red Carpet Curls Royalty, to this week's Natural Beauty Brand of the Week; Bourn Beautiful Naturals . What is Bourn Beautiful Naturals? Bourn Beautiful Naturals is a small natural hair  and beauty products company based in the United Kingdom. This black woman- owned business makes hand-