Archive for October, 2008

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
October 28, 2008

Celebrity hair stylist Tabatha Coffrey gained fame as a former participant on the popular reality television show Shear Genius. Since her success, the Bravo network has given Coffrey her own show called Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

In each episode Coffrey and her team enter salon establishments that are in desperate need of professional guidance. Coffrey takes over each salon and changes up everything −retraining stylists, assistants and even salon owners.

The second season of the show began this fall. Recently Coffrey traveled to New Jersey to help a floundering salon owner. Things heat up as the two butt heads. In the end Coffrey prevails and transforms the struggling salon into a successful establishment. In Coffrey’s blog about the episode she speaks highly of salons with retail. Coffrey writes, “Retail is important not only to increase revenue, but to service… clients properly and make sure their needs are met.

Patrons should take advantage of salon products when going in to get hair treatments. Many salons sell the products they use so that clients can keep their hair healthy and beautiful in between appointments. Trained stylists should be able to pick out products that will benefit specific types of hair.

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How to Talk to Your Stylist
October 12, 2008

Have you ever entered a salon with the perfect idea of how you want your hair to look only to leave disappointed? In many cases, the salon is not at fault. The problem lies in communication; it’s hard to communicate to stylists exactly how you want your hair to be. To solve the problem, Good Housekeeping consulted a team of hair professionals and asked them what salon guests should specifically ask for when speaking with a stylist.

For a smooth, pumped-up volume style that goes well with long or medium length hair, you should ask for a “blowout with bend.” Your hair will have great shape and movement.

If you want a super shiny and super straight do, ask for a cut that is at least chin length and then ask for it to be styled “straight and sleek.” The hairstylist will use silicone to give your strands a great, glossy sheen.

Have curly hair and want to get it under control? With any curly cut, ask to have it styled so it looks “polished.” You will get perfect curls with nor frizz. If looking polished doesn’t sound appealing, ask for an “undone ponytail.” The stylist will pull back your hair into an easy, casual but clean looking up do.

And lastly, if you want a spunky layered cut, ask for it to be made “piecey.” Salons use finishing products like wax to help separate hair into chunky sections.