Question: What Should You Not Do Before A Hair Appointment?

Are you supposed to wash your hair before a hair appointment?

Come clean—at least, clean-ish.

If you’re getting your hair colored, clean hair helps the hair color be applied evenly and thoroughly; if you’re getting a haircut, dirty hair can be bogged down with product and dry shampoo, as well as look a tad too greasy to get a good pre-wash consultation..

How early should you arrive for a hair appointment?

Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time so you can get changed and ready for your appointment. If not, your time with your stylist may be shortened.

How should I wear my hair to a hair appointment?

If your coming for a haircut appointment, wear your hair the way you normally would. This way the stylist can see your hair texture and what you generally do with it. For a color appointment, it’s best to arrive with your hair dry and shampooed within a few days.

Should my hair be wet or dry when I dye it?

Coloring your hair while it’s wet is best for subtle results and looks that are less likely to cause damage. Some people choose to apply semi-permanent hair dye to wet hair, as opposed to dry since some ammonia-free formulas like semi-permanent hair color can better absorb into wet strands.

How do I prepare my hair for coloring?

Wash you hair 1-2 days before. Hair should not be excessively dirty, sweaty or oily. Dirty hair does not “grab color better” *see next slide. However, you want there to be a natural protective oil layer on your scalp to act as a barrier against the chemicals in the hair dye.