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Hair Appointment FAQs Winchester Hairdressing Salon

Booking An Appointment At Our Winchester Hair Salon?  All Your Questions Answered

We know that booking a hair appointment can feel a bit daunting and confusing, especially at a new salon.  What should you ask for?  What do all the different terms on the service list mean?   At Barnet & Tutti hairdressers in Winchester, we're keen to make your experience to be as smooth and relaxing as possible.  In this article we've got answers to all your commonly asked hairdressing questions.  If we haven't covered something that you wanted to ask, just give us a call on XXXX and we'll be happy to help!

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How Can I Explain To My Hairdresser The Look I Want?

A hair appointment at Barnet & Tutti will always begin with a full consultation.  This will let you and your stylist get to know each other, discuss your ideas then work together to get the results you're looking for.  We have the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions, really listen to your requirements and use our expert skills to create a bespoke look that will work perfectly for you.  At your consultation we'll take a look at your hair type and skin tone, talk to you about your lifestyle (how much time do you have to look after your hair?) find out about your budget for your hair and your personal style so we can create a bespoke look that will work for you.

If you have an image of a style you'd like to try, then please bring it in!  It does't matter if it's a favourite celebrity look, a magazine cutting, or perhaps a selfie of a style you'd like to recreate, we'll do our best to make it work for you.

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Can I Just Book In For A Trim?

Yes you can, and in fact this is something we'd highly recommend! To keep your hair looking & feeling healthy, it’s important to book in for regular appointments.   When you book a Cut & Finish with us we're very happy to just trim off any split ends or stop your fringe from hanging over your eyes.   If you come in for regular trims, you'll find these small adjustments can make a big difference to how good your hair looks, so there's no need to wait until you need a lot chopped off to book an appointment!  

Why Do I Need An Allergy Patch Test?

At Barnet & Tutti we're a colour safe salon and we're dedicated to ensuring your health and safety when you visit.  Allergic reactions to hair dye are rare, but they can happen, which is why it's important that you follow our guidelines on patch testing.  We only use top quality hair care products from international renowned brand Yellow, but to ensure your safety, we may require you to have an allergy patch test no later than 48 hours before your colour service.

Sensitivity to hair colour ingredients can change over time and may be affected by the use of other hair care products or illness.   In light of this, we will be allergy testing all our clients every three months ahead of their hair colour appointments.   It's a quick and simple procedure and we'll just need you to pop into the salon to have a small amount of hair colour product dabbed behind your ear.

Why Do Your Charges Vary Between Different Stylists?

All our stylists are highly skilled and trained, but, as you'd expect, some have more years' experience than others.   This means that a service with a stylist who has been working in hairdressing for 10 years or more will be more expensive than with one who is newly qualified.   You can be assured that all of our stylists will offer you the same a great service - what's most important is that you find someone who you feel comfortable with.   This is why we'd recommend booking in for a consultation with one of our team so you can get to know them and decide who's the right fit for you.

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Should I Get My Hair Cut Or Hair Colour Done First?

The first step is actually to book a free consultation with one of our team so we can assess your hair and help you plan your hair colour journey.   We can also give you a patch test there and then, so you'll be ready to have your colour service and won't have to pop back to the salon.

For best results, we'd recommend you book your cut and colour service for the same day.  That way we can make sure that your they work together to enhance each other.

What's The Difference Between Traditional Highlights and Balayage?

Once there were just tints or highlights on the services menu, but in recent years names for hair colouring techniques have changed a lot and names like ombre, sombre and balayage have all made an appearance.   It can be difficult to fully understand what all these terms mean so here's a quick summary:

Traditional highlights are applied using aluminium foil to wrap individual sections of the hair to which the hair colour product has been applied.   The foil keeps in the heat while the hair colour product saturates the hair, helping the highlights develop to the right level of brightness and intensity.   Traditional foil highlights are applied in a structured pattern across the head and offer a pronounced contrast between the lightened strands, making it a great technique to choose if you are looking to add depth and dimension throughout your hair.

By contrast, balayage is a more bespoke hair colour technique that involves your highlights being hand-painted into sections of your hair.   It produces a more natural sun-kissed look as your skilled Segais colour technician will apply lighter colour to those areas which would naturally be lifted if you'd been on holiday in the sunshine.  The colour is applied in small, thin strokes at the top of the hair & gradually gets thicker as it moves down your hair for a beautifully blended look.

At Barnet & Tutti we reckon we offer the best balayage in Winchester!   You can find out more about our balayage services here.  You can discover the meaning of ombré & colour melting too!

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Book your appointment now by calling us on XXXX, or you can book online here.