10 Things a Curly Client Never Wants to Hear from a Stylist

08/30/2012 11:22:00 AM


When your new client is a curly girl, peek behind her back. Are her fingers crossed? That’s because she’s hoping and wishing for a stylist who “gets” her. Be that stylist! To encourage that new client to become your permanent client, let her know that you love all hair textures and can offer her many options. Stay positive! You can be sure she’s already heard all of the negative comments:

1. “It’s so curly! Can I fix it for you?”

2. “I bet you wish you had straight hair.”

3. “This is going to take forever….”

4. “Your hair must be a nightmare for you to deal with on a daily basis.”

5. “Do you want me to use the thinning shears or the razor?”

6. “What race are you?”

7. “I had no idea your hair would shrink like that!”

8. “This is the only haircut you can wear, because your hair is curly.”

9. “We don’t do ethnic hair.”

10. “Uh-oh!”







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Boston, MA  |  August, 30, 2012 at 03:37 PM

Finally! Thanks for this post, this happens to me all the time. I have naturally curly, coiled hair and when I walk into salons, i would get that look of "don't put her in my chair". As hair stylists shouldn't we know about all textures and how to perform services on them? I know coarse hair has a longer processing time but geez can a sista get her hair done too!

Tallahassee, FL  |  September, 12, 2012 at 03:52 PM

I'm in North Florida. I absolutely LOVE to work with curly hair. I, of course, don't have it. Typical if "we all want what we don't have" syndrome. But as a Stylist...I have found GREAT satisfaction and had lots if fun working with curly hair! So if anyone in the N Florida area is looking for someone...PLEASE contact me, Buff Crook-Redken Master Stylist, at Fuel a Salon. The number is 850-894-3835.

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wimbledon  |  October, 02, 2012 at 04:38 PM

I started my life at John Freida and i have moved on over 24 years working with curly hair i know everything and there is to know i think there is to know about curly hair.

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