Looking for a hairdresser can be a challenge, but there are other benefits people don’t think about when contemplating a visit to the salon. Perhaps a friend recommended it might be helpful to you in recovery to make you feel better. Maybe you were drawn to a sense of self-care that comes from going somewhere that makes you feel like a million bucks. Whatever the reason for going, there are some great hidden benefits you may have not thought about, until now.
Why Stylists Matter
Visiting a stylist may seem like a luxury, especially if you are just out of rehab and in recovery. There is never a bad time to see a stylist at the salon. They can help you feel more centered and grounded in your life right now. Some great benefits to having a professional stylist you like include:
- Improving the health, body, and response of your hair overall
- It takes time to observe how certain cutting methods and coloring techniques work for your hair
- Stylists need to work with hair a few times to understand your preferences and how to help achieve maximum results
- Interactions with you can give insight into what your personal and professional needs may be
- Having an established relationship can build trust and enhance your experience when visiting the salon
Not Therapy (but Close)
Your hair stylist is not a therapist by trade, but they can provide a very intimate setting while working on your hair to talk about yourself. This can be very relaxing because they are there to listen, not judge or offer advice. It is a natural place to relax while they cut, color, fix, or otherwise do your hair in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Perhaps you can talk about the latest news, weather, and gossip. Part of the relaxation is having your hair done in a way that renews your soul for the moment.
Maintain a Good Relationship
If your hairstylist already does things listed below, you know you have a winner. A stylist who inquires about your needs and desires can be refreshing in light of everything else happening in life. You can begin to process growing your professional relationship with a superior stylist by:
- Asking the right questions
- Reviewing what was done before and what your hair needs are now
- Talking about the last cut, and what to do next, with input from both sides
- Checking condition of your hair and offering styling tips and products
Building a relationship with a stylist may not seem like a big deal in recovery, but having one person you know you can see every so often that listens to you, affirms your experience, and lets you vent for an hour can be very therapeutic (in a different way).
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