Overcoming your nerves about getting a haircut

Overcoming your nerves about getting a haircut

Many people are nervous about going to the hair salon, especially if they are going to get their hair cut. If this is you, do not despair. If you look up haircut anxiety, you will see that you are not alone in how you feel. There are strategies you can put into place to help you overcome your nervousness. Any serious fear of haircuts should be addressed by a professional, but if you are dealing with garden-variety nerves, this is something you can overcome and mentally prepare for before you set foot in the salon.

It is not uncommon for people to avoid a trip to the hairdresser if they have had an unpleasant experience in the past, such as the stylist ignoring their instructions. Do not let one bad haircut experience prevent you from going to the salon ever again. It is always a good idea to vet your stylist ahead of time. At Radical Hair Design, you can browse our Instagram or our website to gain an understanding of our level of work. This will not only help you to feel reassured, it can also give you some ideas of what style you might want. 

If you are worried that you will not like your new hair style, the best thing you can do is be as descriptive as possible when telling the hairstylist what you want. Show them pictures of what you want and ask if that look will be achievable with your hair. There is more of a risk of being upset with the results if you are making a serious change to your appearance. If you want to make a big change but you are apprehensive about the results, talk to your stylist. There may be ways to achieve the look incrementally, over a series of visits. This can be the better way to approach a major change of hair colour or length.

Taking the time to communicate with your stylist can set your mind at ease, as you are both on the same page about the look you want to achieve. Show up to your appointment on time and ready to have a chat about what will work for you. Communication is key when it comes to getting over your nerves about going to the hairdresser.

Some people find that looking in the mirror makes them more anxious while they are getting their hair cut. It can be daunting to watch your style taking shape, or you may just not want to see yourself in the stylists’ chair. There is an easy fix: ask not to face the mirror. Your stylist will be able to do some rearranging (or drape a cloth over the million) so this is not an issue.

You do not have to fear the stylists’ scissors at Radical Hair Design. Our high quality work and comfortable salon will help you have a pleasant experience. Call us on (02) 9651 3200 or send us an email to find out more or book your appointment.

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