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What’s Inside This Issue!

Cover Girl

Carrie Underwood! Always glistening under the spotlight!

Mini Magazine

Iconic looks from the most stylish celebs. You voted on 2020’s Style Icons.

Hot Hair

2020’s Best Change-Ups Styled by Hair Pros at the JCPenney Salon / The Salon By InStyle Inside JCPenney

Star Hairstyles

Take a look at all the different styles these stars have tried out.

Free Swag

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Beauty Beat

Renew your routine with these amazing products..

Covers Of Fame!

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! Check out just a few of our fabulous covers from years past…

How To Talk To Your Hairdresser

And Get The Best Results Possible!

Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, shares tips on how you can communicate with your hairstylist to get your best mane possible.

  • Have realistic expectations. When showing a picture, talk more about the specific elements, what you like and dislike, shape of the silhouette, and what styling regimen is realistic for you. A good hairdresser will be honest about how close they can get to the image based on the variables involved (texture, color, health of hair, face shape, facial attributes).
  • Talk more about the results and less about the approach. Stylists attend beauty school to get a professional license and then take advanced training, so they are proficient in many techniques that yield different results. If you’ve seen a video technique, share it and get their feedback – they are literally trained to know what looks good on people. Nine times out of 10 they will have a solution for an issue.
  • Hang in there, it can take 2-3 visits to really get things right. The first appointment is all about communication – hair aspirations/grievances, lifestyle, personality, etc. If after that appointment something needs to be altered, talk about the desired “result” so improvements can be made. “The top seemed a little flat – I’d love more body.” Don’t give up if the hairdresser is headed in the right direction, every head of hair responds differently to techniques and it takes a few appointments to really learn each guest’s preferences and the intricacies of their hair.
  • Breaking up is hard to do but move on after 2-3 visits. Both the hairdresser and guest want the same thing, a good experience with beautiful hair. If the guest is leaving unhappy and the hairdresser feels frustrated, it’s time to find a better fit. “It’s not an insult to switch hairdressers, if there is no common bond, it’s better for everyone to part ways rather than struggle in a relationship that isn’t working” says Carruthers.

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