how to ask for tousled hair

How to Ask Your Stylist for a Tousled Cut

Know your terms.

If you’re looking to get a lob or a bob with a bit of flair, consider getting a tousled cut. This look is still popular on the red carpets, on the runway and beyond. But how does on leave the salon with the right look? Simple! Ask your stylist for exactly what you want. Read on to learn how to speak your stylist’s language, or better yet, show the inspirational looks below to get the tousled haircut you’re after:

Tousled Cut: What to Ask for at the Salon

young woman in salon with tousled cut
Speak up and have your stylist demonstrate the many ways you can style a tousled cut. Photo credit: Farraz Essani Photography

We’ve all been in the hot seat: Yes, we are talking about that stylist’s chair where we sit, sweating bullets, because we’re afraid and intimidated to fully explain our taste and preferences. Listen up: It’s your hair, so it’s literally in your best interest to explain to your hairstylist how you would like to look when you walk out the door.

1. How short or long to go

How low do you want to go? Do you want a bob length or a lob length for styling flexibility? Communicate to your stylist how you plan to wear your hair everyday, as well as on days you don’t have time to come in for a hair appointment or if you’re just feeling lazy. If throwing your hair up into a ponytail is one of your go-to styles, opt for a lob that hits you right above your shoulders.

2. To layer or not to layer?

More layers, more movement. If you really want a true tousled cut, go for gold! Settle on just enough layers to give your look enough body and swing.

3. Choose your finish.

How do you want your hair to feel on a day-to-day basis? Do you want loads of texture in your tousled cut everyday? Or do you want to switch it up and wear it bone-straight? Depending on what you choose, ask your stylist what you can do at home to recreate the look. Here’s a little cheatsheet: For sleek styles, opt for flat ironing with TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection SprayTo create the tousled look, check out our tousled hair tutorial. Or you can apply a product, like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, onto damp hair to create effortless-looking waves. Finish with Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray to secure your look.

Now you know how to ask for your dream look! Learn the many ways to style wavy hairstyles and check out how to create a wavy bob

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