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Do You Immediately Restyle Your Hair After Leaving the Salon?

Getting pampered at the salon is one of life's little pleasures, from the massage at the shampoo bowl to the precision cut down to the final blow-dry and style. Recently, a co-worker and I were chatting about our salon visits, particularly the "style" portion of the service.

Both of us agreed that while we might love the results of our actual haircut and/or color, neither one of us are ever really all that excited about the way the look was finished. This often results in some immediate restyling upon exiting the salon's door. (Once we're out of sight from the stylist's view, of course.) Call us picky or creatures of habit, I suppose. What about you? Do you leave the salon with a bounce in your step, happy with the way your hair was styled, or do you end up doing a little makeshift salon action the minute you leave?

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sarasonne sarasonne 7 years
My hair is very wavy/frizzy, and I've yet to meet a stylist who can do a blow-out/flat ironing and get it as smooth as I do at home. They even let me leave the salon with my roots still damp, and guess what happens. A mess. So I ALWAYS have to go home right after and smooth out several spots myself. Frustrating!
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 7 years
I guess I'm the only one that can't stand hair all over me? I rush home immediately and shower, then I style it how I want it, which is wash and go...
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
I don't quite get the love most stylists seem to have for styling my bangs down into my eyes. Drives me bonkers. The girl I go to now gets it for the most part, but I can tell the eye-sweep thing is ingrained...she starts out styling it that way, then you can almost see the moment when she remembers that that drives me loony and adjusts the sweep. She's mah guuuurl :)
a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
I usually like it EXCEPT for the bangs. He poofs them up every time, and I have to clip them to the side until I wash it.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No, I like to run home and wash it. I like how a new haircut looks after the first hair wash. My hair settles into the new haircut better (after the first wash).
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
If I didn't like my hair style, I would ask the stylist to redo it before leaving.
kr1sti kr1sti 7 years
I've been to salon today and I left absolutely happy with my final look. Like Leila07 I do not always like this "curling the ends under" thing, so after it's done I ask to straighten the ends, if needed. But it depends on the haircut - sometimes curled ends look great.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
I don't even like them to dry my hair. I let my hair air dry and the way the straighten my hair is terrible. Thanks, but no thanks.
StarObsolete StarObsolete 7 years
All I pretty much have my stylist do is straighten it pin-straight which I completely love. As someone mentioned, I try not to touch it because I can never get that again after I leave!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
My old stylist (back in NJ) did it perfectly every time. However, ever since I moved away I haven't been able to find anyone who knows how to style it. So I immediately freak out once my hair is done, go home, wash it, and restyle to find it's okay ;] PHEW!
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
Ialways have to re-style it, no matter what salon or the stylist. For one i'm half arab half white, so my hair came out to this weird segregated type hair, part kinky, party curly and part straight. The stylists can't ever get it right, i end up with frizzy fluff for hair everytime i leave so i just tell them to leave it wet now and ill style it on my own.
mondo mondo 7 years
I go every week for a wash and set. I just let them do what they want & in the car, I fix it the way I want. Why they insist on bangs & oddly placed parts is beyond me, since I never come in with my hair like that. But I like the owner & all the ladies there. Been going there for over 15 years.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
My hair guy always want to spike me straight up in the front and I just don't do that.. so I more judge the length on top and not the spikes, color of course, and then when I get to the car, mash it down and re-pump it up.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
my old stylist i used a few years ago would always end up curling the ends, making me look about 5 years younger (and when you are 16, that's not what you are going for!). but now that i found a great place [aveda institute!] i never have to fix the end result!
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
I love the way my stylist cuts and blow drys my hair. But he also likes to straighten my hair so if there's time, I let him. I love how soft it is after he straightens it but not the flatness. I like a little volume and movement so I usually add just a touch of texturizing cream.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I usually love how my stylist does my hair. Every now and then the bangs may be pulled too far forward that they become a distraction when trying to work - not that they didn't look great, just weren't practical once I got to work. I've become friends with my stylist over the past 7 years of going to her, and she and I meet for lunch on Sundays sometimes. I get so nervous that that will be the one day I have a bad hair day and that it will be styled bad and that I'll be letting her down on all the effort she puts into my hair (it takes her two hours to color/highlight and cut). I've finally come to realize that she knows and respects that I may style it slightly different from how she did it, especially as it grows out inbetween visits.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
im with pink2022, i just have to fix the part--everything else is so much better then i could ever do!
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
I'm mostly ok with how my stylist cuts my hair (I'm picky about this), but the styling part is so wrong. She doesn't really understand my hair and I think she just styles it how she would style her own hair, in the 80s!! -- BAD IDEA considering her hair is naturally wavy and frizzy and mine is naturally fine, non-frizzy, but I have a Japanese perm. So basically, I have to leave the salon looking like I came out of the 80s because she likes to style out my permed hair into a giant poof. Awful!! And I've tried to explain to her how to properly style it but she doesn't get it.
kty kty 7 years
my stylist does a great job with it,so i enjoyed it as long as i'm able to
tallkell tallkell 7 years
I am not a great hair stylist at all so when it is styled I leave it!
syako syako 7 years
I don't get this. If you don't like how your stylist styled your hair, how about telling her so she can get it right?
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years
My old stylist made my hair too poofy and parted it funny, so I always restyled it. But my new guy that I've been using this summer is fantastic and styles it so well- I love it every time.
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