You can learn to style your own hair but when it comes to any type of chemical treatments you should go to a hairdresser. Either way hairdressers go to school for 1500 hours and up to get licensed by the state so it isn’t that easy. Problems can arise while doing your own color or permanent waving. Believe me I have seen enough people that come into the salon and ask, “can you fix my hair”?
One reason to go to a salon is so you don’t have to go in later with green or purple hair and ask them to fix it. By the way, fixing it will cost more. Another problem with people coloring their own hair is overlapping which causes hair breakage and hair loss. Our hair is porous, especially at the ends so we can’t overlap or it will damage your all ready chemically treated hair.
Another chemical treatment people do at home is permanent waves and this could be a real disaster. Here, there are so many things that could go wrong. Wrapping incorrectly and getting fishhooks is easy to do if your not experienced. Using the right size rod, solution and doing all the procedures is important for a good permanent. If things are not done right you could end up with burns on your skin and scalp, over processed hair, under processed hair or no hair. You can always buy a book or ask a hairdresser about ways to style your hair. You can watch videos and read books on how to cut your hair. But for any type of treatments involving chemicals you should go to the salon.
Styling your hair is one thing that your hairdresser will teach you to do. But do you have the foundation to get you started? A foundation is a good haircut, color, body wave or permanent wave. Hairdressers are trained to give the customer whatever style they want and they are trained on how to achieve it. Once you have the style all you need to do is maintain it. You don’t need to go back to the salon for that.
Some people think it is easy to cut hair but have you ever tried cutting your own hair. As a hairdresser, I cut my own hair but I’ve been doing it for 21 years and I still have problems getting it even on both sides. As for letting a friend cut my hair that doesn’t know what there doing, forget it. I would suggest always going to a hairdresser to get a good haircut and have them teach you how to style it different ways. I never charged my customers for lessons on how to style their own hair. I want them to be able to style it exactly the way I did in the salon because they are my walking advertisement.Kelly 'Styles' Patrick
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