Your Salon Speak Cheat Sheet: How to Understand Your Hairdresser
Salon speak can be slightly confusing, right? Let's be honest, we're all guilty of stepping into the salon, sitting in the chair and agreeing to something because we're told it will suit us, before we even understand what it is. Then it's simply too late to ask and we have to sit in angst awaiting the result. Yes, as we said, we've all been there at some stage of our lives. . .
The salon world can be intimidating, and not only because of the splurge we are making, or the ever-changing stylist's haircuts, but also because of how they describe haircuts, colours and styles. And at times, there is also the not-so-secret judgement of our hair — yes, it may have been 6 months since our last cut!
So we sat down with one of the best in the business, Anthony Nader, (international hairstylist and owner of Raw Salon, Sydney), to create our very own salon speak cheat sheet to put hairdressing terms simply, so you're always in the know. Well, you've got to talk the talk so you can walk the walk, right?
He's worked on Fashion Weeks around the world — most recently Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren (see below) at New York Fashion Week — and styled the a-lister locks of celebrities from Miranda Kerr to Gisele Bündchen and Lily Cole. With those creds, who better to ask?
Read on for everything you need to know. . .