Should I wash my hair before coming to the Salon?
We don't want to be gross or anything but we love dirty hair. Ok, there is a cut off point of how many days you can go without shampooing, but you should NEVER (except one instance!) shampoo your hair before you come to the salon.
Coming for your colour done? Always come with dry hair (Professional Tip!) it saves time if you want to be out on time, and means that it won't need to be blow dried before hand! Dirty hair (second...even third day hair is ok) makes it easier for the technician to place foils. Oils secreted by your hair also form a type of protection against possible irritation by the colour!
With a haircut...Well having a dry cut is like going to McDonalds for a Salad. You want the burger but you've cheated yourself out of it, and it costs exactly the same! You have come to the professionals and it costs no more or less to sit back in our shiatsu massage chairs, and feel the stress of every day life melt away with every knot that is kneaded out of your back by the chair. Pair that with the KILLER head ritual that is done during your shampoo and you will wonder why you cheated yourself out of this experience for so long!
But you should come with your hair styled the way you normally wear it. Makes it easier for the Stylists to see what you do with your hair, and see what kind of effort and/or style you put in yourself.
Hair Up and Curling appointments should always be washed and dried the day before, then just left. No styling products...no oils...just your hair. Okay...Maybe a volumising cream such as Forme Fatale or Lift Vertige from Kerastase but nothing else! It gives a great base for doing hair up and curling, and if we need to change the texture for any reason then we can always do that in the chair 🙂
And that exception when you should wash your hair....Chlorine. Always wash your hair after being in a swimming pool...Chlorine reacts with colour, and the results can be...how shall we say...Interesting? Also if you have put any lightening products such as SUN-IN or other type of thing, let your stylist know! The results of that with foils and lifting agents can be very serious!
So if you haven't washed your hair when you visit us...Don't worry, it's going to happen anyway. It's like cleaning the hotel room before the maid comes!