Peak season for every hair stylist is no doubt the holidays. From November to New Years, we are booked solid and are usually running on coffee and Christmas cookies in the breakroom. Don’t get us wrong, we’re thankful to have amazing clients who keep us busy. But this is definitely a crazy time of the year.
Being in this business for almost 20 years now (wow, am I dating myself here?!) - I’m happy to answer some popular holiday hair questions from clients just like you.
Okay, this is SO tempting. I get it. Maybe you have a big Christmas party to go to and you want to be extra stylish this year with your Wednesday Addams-inspired fringe. Or maybe you want to jump on this stunning ruby red hair trend.
But let’s pause. Why does changing your look around the holidays deserve a little more thought?
This is a great question! I’d like to start by saying that hairstylists know that visiting the salon is a luxury (and a splurge for many) and we do not at all expect gifts for the holidays. For those who do enjoy gift giving, I didn’t want to answer without getting feedback from my fellow hairstylists so I polled a bunch of forums and this what I found:
You might have noticed that salons are posting a lot on their social media about products, raffles, giveaways, etc. during this season. It’s easy to overlook this, but here’s why you shouldn’t.
Hot tip. You might be tempted to buy haircare products on Amazon too, and I get the convenience factor - but ultimately, I do recommend that you go through your local salon for a couple reasons. One is to show your support and the other is because you know what you’re getting there is the real deal and not knockoffs. Yes you can be buying knockoff or expired hair products at places like Amazon and Marshalls!
This is the worst, right? And we’ve all done it. There are a couple of things you can do in this situation. Here’s my best advice...
This is a big one! It can be super scary finding someone new in a rush. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. You can search through a ton of great hair salons and stylists in Greater Boston on our app - VERVERY. Here are my recommendations on how to approach this.
Their schedule will likely have more room for extra sprucing after the new year! This is also a great way to test out a new salon or hairstylist without over committing to something that might not be an ideal fit!
If you don’t want to worry about wearing holiday headbands or rushing through your Christmas eve hair appointment to make it on time to your family party, I recommend that you start planning your holiday appointments by October (September, if your hairstylist is normally busy). I know this sounds early, but the early bird gets the best appointments. Let that be you! Save the stress for things like that gift that isn’t supposed to arrive until Dec 26th.
I hope this was helpful and have a wonderful holiday! See you in 2023 - Cheers!