4 Simple Tips for Upgrading Clients' Hair this Fall

Get your clients Fall ready with these tips from Hair industry veteran Mandy McCullough.
Get your clients Fall ready with these tips from Hair industry veteran Mandy McCullough.

Fall is the perfect time to refresh summer hair, or just try something new altogether. 

Mandy McCulloughSam Villa ambassador and owner of Fix Salon Seattle, has four tips for guests, regardless of whether or not there is a major change or simply a refresh.

  • Offer Something New Bangs, go a little shorter, add layers, go darker, go lighter, turn up the red, add highlights, create more texture, smooth it out. Shake it up by offering something different and discussing new options for clients' hair type/texture, facial shape and personal style. It's okay if they decline, the important thing is that their stylist expressed a professional opinion about what would be beautiful…and who knows, they may need to digest the info and circle back another time.
  • Recommend a Color Glaze Everyone wants shiny hair! Treatments rejuvenate strands, but to really turn up the shine do a color glaze. Offer it to all guests and advise that it is a demipermanent color with a life span of about six to eight weeks. If they love their current color, offer a clear formulation to enhance it with amazing reflection. For those who want a little more tone, add a bit of copper to spice it up, gold for a warm glow or a deep rich brown to cool it down.
  • Do a Product/Tool Overhaul Everyone's product stash gets out of control at times, so add 15-20 minutes onto appointments for a review. Have guests bring in products from home (or a list) and narrow down the best choices for their current look, as well as recommend alternative, better options. Do the same for thermal tools; older versions don't have the latest technology so they can either not get hot enough, requiring multiple passes that stress hair, or they overheat, also compromising hair health. Look for tools with targeted temperature technology and ion-coated plates and controls.
  • Cut Hair More Frequently Getting hair cut more frequently keeps it looking healthy, reduces the risk of split ends and can make a current style look brand new. Remind guests that short hair (above the shoulders) should be cut every five weeks, medium lengths (around the shoulders) every six weeks and long hair approximately every eight weeks. To maintain length, trim 3/4″ to 1/2″ off. If it's a grow-out situation, just cut 1/4″ off. And PREBOOK these trims!
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