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5 Things to do Before a Haircut Transformation

Let's talk about hair transformations.

Going from long hair to short hair, Blonde to brown, Black to rainbow.

We will cover it all in this guide to transformative hair.

Now at this stage you have already been through part 1 - the Checklist of Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Huge Hair Colour Transformation.

Here we will go through the 5 things to do before a haircut transformation! 


#1 Decide on Your Dream Haircut

Find some hero images that you really like, if you can’t find everything you want in one photo use multiple images to show different parts of the haircut like a collage.

Try to look for people with similar hair texture to you, even a similar face shape, that will help with creating the best haircut for you.


#2 Do your research

Use tools like Instagram and google to research different salons and different stylists.

Most salons will have a website or instagram showcasing their stylists work sometimes even their personality with questionnaires or quizzes about each stylist.

It’s important to choose someone who you feel comfortable with as well as being confident that they can achieve your desired haircut. Building a rapport with your stylist can lead into a beautiful relationship, not just an amazing haircut.


#3 Set a budget

Personally I think this step is super important and sometimes overlooked.

Short hair needs more maintenance than long hair to keep it looking fresh so you will need more regular appointments.

Between 6-8 weeks is a great appointment schedule for a pixie cut or a blunt bob. You will need to factor in the cost of a haircut every 6-8 weeks if you were previously only visiting the salon every 6 months.


#4 Make a booking

Time to contact your chosen salon, most salons offer an online booking system or you can call them direct if you are more comfortable with that.

Make sure you book a consultation when you book your haircut, let them know you are wanting a big change.

Pick a time when you know you won’t have any time restraints as it could take longer than a regular appointment.

I would set aside 1-1.5 hours to really give the stylist time to help educate you on any styling questions you might have and give you the best experience possible.

It’s also good to familiarize yourself with the location of the salon so as to not run late.


#5 Listen to your stylist

Your time at the salon should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Let yourself take full advantage of being pampered, but be sure to listen to your stylist if they make suggestions.

They only have your best interest at heart and want to give you the best haircut possible. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something.

This is why collecting and showing images can be so helpful. If you are finding it hard to get your ideas across verbally a picture is the best way to communicate.



Author - Jessica Burt is an Artistic Director at Chumba's Windsor Salon.


Jessica Burt



Meet Jessica, she is what we refer to as a ‘True Blood’. Born into the Chumba Hair family from her very beginning of her career she has lived a closeted life with the walls of our Hair Asylum. All that has resulted in a freak hairstylist full of Chumba magic hair tricks and is crazy good in her skill sets.

Blessed with a calm that anchors the entire team she is a foundation stone of the Windsor Salon.

When you mix the styling skills and the technical prowess of Colleen Stanford and the magical energy of Chris Gratton you get this - you get Jess the culmination of all of her mentors all wrapped up into one Super Star person.

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