10 major signs it may be time to see your hairstylist

10 Major Signs It May Be Time To See Your Hairstylist

Pay Attention to The Signs

We live in a world where we’re able to do just about anything for ourselves.

Ever since I learned how to do my hair, I haven’t been to a stylist. I decided to stop seeing a stylist because of the expense, as well as my lack of availability. Although I can do my hair, there are some things that I can’t do that a stylist can.

My scalp is extremely dry, and often, I’m unaware of how to alleviate the symptoms of an itchy scalp. I went to see a stylist and explained to them exactly what was happening with my scalp, and they were able to guide me in the right direction.

My stylist was able to tell me what was wrong with my scalp, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future. Sometimes, it’s okay to see a stylist and get the hair assistance you need to have and maintain that style you’ve been dying to have.

Here are ten signs that it is time to see your hair stylist. Make sure you pay attention to all the signs so that you don’t miss out on any pertinent information!

hair cut trim

When Did You Last Visit?

Before you think of any other reason to visit your hair stylist, think about the last time you did see a stylist.

How long has it been? Are you someone that attends regularly? If you’re someone that visits regularly, then you should visit your stylist at least once a month. You should visit twice a month if your hair requires a lot of maintenance. Have you been missing out on your frequent appointments?

Take time to go back and just check in, and get a touch-up. If it has been a while since your last visit, then think about making an appointment and visiting a new place. Call your old stylist and set up a day to come in and catch up.

salon blow dry

Check Your Hair Health

This is an important topic. The health of your hair is essential to how amazing your styles can be, and how well you can maintain them.

In my example above, I talked about my dry scalp. My dry scalp was preventing my hair from growing because it wasn’t moisturized. Situations such as that one can affect the health of your hair.

Analyze your hair from root to end. Does your hair lack moisture? If your hair is lacking moisture and you’ve tried everything, then it is time to visit your hairstylist.

Usually, your hairstylist will recommend you to a dermatologist if they can’t get to the root of your dry scalp and hair, but the majority of the time they’ll be able to help you.

If you notice that your hair isn’t growing, then it is time to contact a hair stylist. Different conditions affect hair growth that your hair stylist will be able to spot for you. Also, many styles that we choose to get can change our hair health.

If you’re braiding your hair too often, then it can affect your edges, and eventually your hair growth. If you’re getting wigs or weaves and are using glue or adhesive, then this can also change your hair health.

These kinds of materials can affect how healthy your hair is because when not used correctly they can harmful to the skin surrounding your scalp, and even cause infection. Your stylist can help you get through hair issues and guide you, teach you and show you exactly how to keep your hair fresh and healthy.


Think About The Style

It may be time to see a hairstylist when you’re changing your hairstyle to something you’ve never had before.

Do you feel like you need to try something new, fresh, and exciting? It is probably time to visit a hairstylist. Another reason to visit a hairstylist is if you have a style that is difficult to obtain without professional help.

A braided style that is complex would be one of those problematic styles, for example. A rising problem that has been occurring is people attempting to do their hair and ruining their techniques in the process.

Some hairstyles aren’t safe to do on your own because you may not have the correct tools or time to do it properly. Also, because most of us aren’t professionals, it’s important to know that we can’t do every hairstyle by ourselves.

A professional will be able to let you know the reality of what style they can do for you. Also, another indication that it is time to see a hairstylist is when you find yourself unable to figure out what hairstyle works best for you.

A hairstylist will be able to let you know what works best for you and your hair type. A hairstylist is essential to living your best hair life.

ombre colored bob shaved sides

A Botched DIY Haircut/Hairstyle

One of the biggest reasons to visit a hairstylist is to fix a botched style.

A botched haircut would include when we try to cut our bangs and fail because we thought we could do it ourselves. Some people try to layer their hair and end up with jagged cuts. After something like that, a great hairstylist is essential.

You should go to see your hairstylist when you suffered from a botched style, such as a wig that doesn’t look right, or a weave that doesn’t style well. A stylist will be able to let you know what style to get to fix your messed up look, and how to maintain it as well.

We often think that a botched hairstyle is the end of everything but a good hairstylist will be able to get you back to normal! They’ll be able to let you know what went wrong and what to present in the future as well.

cut bangs

Need a Color Change?

A color change is another essential reason to visit a hair stylist.

In my opinion, I only feel safe getting a color change when a professional is doing it. I believe a professional should do it because there are certain chemicals in hair dye that I don’t feel comfortable doing alone.

This one time, I decided to try to color my hair without professional help and ended up with orange hair. It was horrendous. Also, the difficulty of coloring depends on what kind of color you’d like to get. I wanted to get red hair, which is harder to achieve when you’re not using a professional.

A professional will be able to do multiple colorings in one visit and give you the vibrant color you want. If you’re looking to get highlights or layered color, then visiting a hair stylist is important. You’ll get the best results if you visit a colorist that knows what they are doing and can achieve what you want.

Also, with the help of a professional, you’ll be able to understand when too much color is harmful, and which colors are the most difficult to change.

mixing hair dye

What About Your Lifestyle?

Your lifestyle is essential to remember when wondering when it is time to visit a hairstylist.

If you’re someone that has a busy lifestyle, you may not be able to do your hair on your own. My friend, for example, has an active lifestyle, so she sets an appointment with a stylist every three weeks. If you don’t have time to do your hair because most of you dedicate most of your time to working, school, or family, then see a hair stylist.

A visit to the hairstylist will be quick, depending on what you’d like to do, and you won’t have to do much labor. The labor will be entirely on the professional you choose, and they will ensure that you’re taken care of. Also, if you’re someone that has an active lifestyle, a stylist will be able to help you with that as well.

I’m someone that goes to the gym quite often, and because I do, I sweat out my looks a lot. I usually need a touch up of my hair every three weeks or so. Putting details such as lifestyle can be helpful when deciding when it is time to see a hairstylist.


Damaged Hair

This is similar to the section about hair health, but a bit different.

It’s important to check your hair health in a preventative manner, but if your hair is damaged, then it is imperative to visit a stylist that can assist you. There are different variations of damage when it comes to hair.

There is dry and brittle hair that usually needs deep conditioning or mask to bring moisture back to the root. Dry and brittle hair usually occurs when hair is lacking the required proteins to keep hair healthy.

For hair that is damaged this way, the repairing process depends on the intensity of the damage. It is time to visit a hair stylist when any of these factors may be affecting your hair. If your hair is severely damaged then visiting a professional will help you get back to those healthy tresses you deserve.


Get Some Relaxation

A trip to the hair salon isn’t always about hair. Sometimes visiting the nail salon can be about getting some relaxation in.

Hair salons provide multiple services such as facials, nails, and massages and because they do, this provides a very relaxing space. Also, building a rapport with your hairstylist will create an even better area that you’ll want to visit often.

Visiting a salon every once in a while can help alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling from your everyday tasks. Also, sometimes it is good to splurge on something you enjoy every so often as well.

Learn How To Do Your Hair

I would’ve never learned how to do my hair without going to see a stylist first.

Visiting hair stylists can give you the proper knowledge needed to do your hair when you’re not able to get it done by a professional. When you go to the salon, ask questions and be attentive when you’re getting your hair done.

By doing this, you’ll be able to see what’s going on, what tools are being used and witness the process from the beginning. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a hairstylist that is willing to show you how to do everything.

It might be time to visit your hair stylist if you’re looking to learn about a new style that you didn’t know how to do before.

blogger sazan curling hair

Completely Switch It Up

Sometimes we just want to completely switch up our look and look entirely different than we did before.

I had a friend once that decided to change her entire look completely. She went from long hair to a bob length cut. She turned her color from natural brown to jet black. These kinds of extensive changes require a professional because you’ll want it to come out as best as possible.

A hair stylist will be able to give you exactly what you’re asking for so that you’re ready to walk out of that salon feeling confident and excited about your new look!

blonde to black

What To Remember

It’s always time to visit a hairstylist if you’re going through any of the topics mentioned above.

A hairstylist is the best way to ensure that your hair is healthy, and shining. Visiting a hairstylist will help you get through any damaged that you’re experiencing at the moment. They can help you switch up your look and move you in the right direction.

It’s always time to visit a hairstylist when you don’t have the proper tools, or items to get the job done yourself. A hair salon can be a relaxing place to decompress and can help you with a lifestyle that may be too overwhelming.

All in all, there’s always a time to visit a stylist, but there are the ten reasons why I visit whenever I can.

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

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11 thoughts on “10 Major Signs It May Be Time To See Your Hairstylist

  1. Jenesis Counce says:

    So the Information about the itchy scalp was very helpful because I have been suffering from it for years, and now I’m going to look more in-depth and contact my hairdresser ASAP.

  2. Tara Majeed says:

    This article helped because I have been debating a lot whether I should just take care of my own hair, or let my stylist and I think I should go back.

  3. Ana’jah McKnight-Odoms says:

    I have a go-to for all the styles that I wear. I am not the greatest hair stylist myself but I trust the information that my stylist give me when they are working on my hair. Hairstylists are lifesavers with me being natural. They keep my hair healthy and it is officially growing back.

  4. Amelia Lowe says:

    I can relate to this article first hand. Due to me being in college and broke and maybe 1-2 African American stylists working 2 hours it is very hard for me to decide to go home or just handle it myself. This article was helpful because there are things I wonder if I should just make that 6-hour drive home even though I hate it!

  5. Tiffany E. says:

    I love this post. I am a hairstylist and some clients really don’t know when it’s time to go see your stylist. I agree with this post, it is very informative and gives us insight on the client and hairstylist point of view.

  6. Marcy says:

    Great article because I have been doing my hair at home for the past 3 years when I found out I had a bald spot in the middle of my head. My stylist was doing my hair for years yet she has never told me about it or even discuss how to treat this problem. So I was debating whether I should change my stylist or should I just take care of my own hair.

  7. Slaygoddess says:

    Going to a hairstylist might be a little expensive but if you have split ends (like me) then you need to make an appointment to go to your hairstylist! This article is great at explaining why it’s important to go to the salon!

  8. Niya middleton says:

    Don’t be afraid to try something new and step outside of the box ‼️

  9. Joslin Ball says:

    This post just saved my LIFE! I’m in desperate need to visit a stylist. After moving to natural hair (without the help of a hairstylist), my hair always seems either too oily or way too dry. Like many others, I have a busy lifestyle and between family, school, work, and my brand, I barely have time to breathe let alone visit a salon. This just reassured me that I should relax a little, visit a stylist, and renew my hair. I may even change it up!

  10. Paris Rudolph says:

    This article was so very important to read and understand. Now it is important to go to a hair salon or your hair stylist on the regular especially if you want the healthy growing hair to continue to come in. Now it can be expensive to keep up with especially if you are in school, have to maintain your household, and kids if you have any. I think that’s when you have to try to find some balance between in all and try to keep the maintenance of it up if possible sometimes it’s easier said then done for most

  11. Jasminn Segovia says:

    I haven’t been to the salon in a few years. I haven’t found the best stylist that knows how to work with my thick curly hair. I’m always scared that they’ll take off a few inches because that always happens when I ask for a trim. I know I definitely need to after reading this. Will look into some good local hairstylist. So much good information!

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