How Can You Help the Appointment Run Smoothly?
As the majority of clients and artists would agree, smooth sailing is always the goal. On that front, Serra shared a handful of tips that can help. For safety purposes, she said the most important thing is a full disclosure of food or skin allergies. She also recommended that during the appointment you avoid phone calls, eating, and leaning forward — all things that can compromise the artist's ability to do their job effectively. Changing looks mid-appointment can also disrupt the process and potentially extend the length of the appointment. "The best way to enjoy the appointment is to sit back, relax, and observe what the artist is doing, because it's a great opportunity to learn new tips and tricks," she said.
Serra also stressed the importance of being on time during especially busy times — prom season, we're looking at you. Artists have back-to-back appointments on these days and need the built-in time to sanitize brushes, wash hands, and clean the station. "For best results, you don't want your appointment to be rushed."