If there is one key thing I have learned over the many decades I have been taking care of people’s hair, it is that the initial consultation is the most important step in your visit to the salon.
Without this time spent together, we are both missing out on a vital part of the experience that contributes to you leaving, feeling happy and confident and excited about your hair.
The first thing I will do when you visit is sit down with you face to face and listen to your needs and wants. If you’ve been a guest in the past I’ll check my notes about what we did during your previous visits and ask specific questions to see how you’ve found your hair since we last saw each other.
If you’re a new guest then I’ll ask a different set of questions to better understand what is important to you.
I will offer advice based on your hair and during this time exploring what you want to achieve we can spend time looking on my salon iPad at different styles and colours that will be realistic for you based on both the type of hair you have and the kind of colour ans style you want to achieve.
Both during this initial consultation, and during the rest of your visit I will offer you styling tips to make it as easy as possible for you to maintain the look at home.
In terms of colour, I will make keep your desires in mind, but also promise to ensure you know whats happening out there in terms of current trends and techniques, rather than simply doing the same thing everytime. I love how so many of my guests trust my guidance and can, when the time is right, find changes are easy for them to embrace.
My goal is to come up with things we can do to keep you excited by your hair and always looking forward to the next visit.
I’m a natural teacher and really enjoy sharing the knowledge I have so I will educate you from a technical perspective, so you understand what is happening with your hair on a scientific level. This can give you a lot of insight into your hair and why it does what it does, often making it easy to manage moving forward.
It is common for me to use a range of products when both shampooing, conditioning and styling your hair. I love both the Pure and Davines ranges (you can read why here) so I will share with you all the products I feel, as your hairdresser you should be using to make your life easier and to maintain the look at home, as well as showing you how to use them so it simple for you and you can leave the appointment feeling confident and fabulous.
If you decide you would like to purchase any of the products used, I have them available in the salon, so you can take them home with you right there and then. I’ll also keep a record of what I recommend and what you purchase so we can reference that at any time in the future,
I love taking the time to get to know the guests that join me in the salon and really enjoy the interation with you, so I look forward to seeing you at Sam Macdonald Hair very soon and having you become a long term guest.
To enquire about booking an appointment, please contact me here.