Everything you always wanted to ask your hairstylist
Is expensive shampoo worth the cash? Who should you tip? And why a haircut costs THAT? We asked Master Stylist and bob + page co-owner Frank Calandrino all your burning questions (so you don’t have to).
Why do some stylists charge $100 for a cut and others $35?
Pricing of haircuts typically reflects the knowledge of the stylist. It includes the total amount of training they’ve, the length of time they’ve been cutting, and their general information about hair. I say you play a master stylist more because we know how to say no really nicely! As a result of our experience, we know when something won’t work on you, and we more or less prevent that situation from happening.
A good haircut isn’t just technically perfect, and it also looks fantastic on the person. A great hairdresser focuses on the technical part of cutting. However, the greats also know, making it aesthetically look great on the client. This is the ultimate goal.
Many people don’t look great, all coiffed up while others do. Senior and Master stylists understand making those calls and read the client. And that’s what you’re paying for.
Ok, so what’s the difference between a Master Stylist and a Junior Stylist?
Everything comes down to training and experience. It reduces similar to this:
Juniors are our newest stylists. They’re able to do all cutting services including short, medium, and long haircuts to the standards we’ve set. We like them to run their formulas and ideas away from someone more experienced, so all our juniors are mentored by way of a more senior stylist. It allows them to check they’re going in the best direction.
Top Stylists have 3+ years of salon experience and an even more established clientele.
To reach the Senior level, a stylist has to manage to handle all situations. A senior can assess client face shapes when hair is damaged and recommend changes. If your hair needs to have a break from coloring, they’ll manage to let you know that.
Master Stylist is the absolute most experienced. They can do anything!
Whatever their level, a good stylist is gaining knowledge and education. We do most of our training through the Goldwell Academy. Juniors typically take basic cutting courses, while seniors do more advanced training. They are also color programs like the Master Colourist level that could take up to 5 years to achieve. At bob + Paige, our educators are Violet, Conner, and Joey. They provide courses around the globe and bring their expertise back once again to the salon.
Why are men’s haircuts priced differently than women’s hairstyles?
Cutting hair, like with any service, is priced based on the time it takes. At a barbershop, a man’s haircut is completed in 20 min. A Master Stylist like Joey could take up to one hour to cut a man’s hair. When you aspect in things such as washing and styling, women’s Boca Raton Top salon generally takes longer. I’m happy to express we’ve been narrowing the gap in pricing! I believe pretty soon, and most salons will start charging based punctually rather than gender.
Who do I really should tip at the salon, and how much?
This can be a tough anyone to answer! Hairstylists aren’t available of employed by tips. We’re getting paid already, and techniques for us are very just a gesture. But, if you’re happy with your cut or with the person who washed your hair then, by all means, leave a tip.