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The One Thing Hairstylists Really Wish You Would Stop Doing During Appointments

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By Renee Jacques, Allure 2016-02-19-1455917062-802686-hairstylists.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2016-02-19-1455917062-802686-hairstylists.jpg Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD
A hairstylist's job is a tricky one that requires the client's full agreement and compliance to make the experience smooth and happy. Behold, the one thing hairstylists absolutely hate dealing with when a client sits in their chair. Read these crimes, and if you're guilty of one of them, stop now.
When you're there, but you're not really there. "My biggest annoyance is when a client isn't present and they're distracted by their phone or personal drama." --Michael Silva, a stylist who works with Kim Kardashian
Arriving late and demanding to be seen. "First, please call and let us know you're going to be late. And don't come in demanding to be seen at that moment if we have taken a client in front of you. Everyone deserves to be respected." --Matt Fugate, a stylist who works with Lena Dunham and Karlie Kloss
Crossing your legs. "Doing this will make your haircut unbalanced and uneven." --Lacy Redway, a stylist who works with Lupita Nyong'o and Olivia Palermo
Bringing your entourage. "I love a good friend/tandem haircut moment, but the girl that comes in with seven of her girlfriends who want to have a party is a little much. It disrupts the entire salon, and it's hard to accommodate." --Fugate
Related: The Sneaky Way You're Probably Ruining Your HairTurning your head when you turn the page on the magazine you're reading. "When you do this, it pulls the hair out of my hands, and it means I have to start again, which can end up taking considerably longer. It's also doesn't allow you to relax and makes your back and neck ache." --Daniel Galvin, a colorist who works with Fleur de Force
Turning your head when the stylist has scissors in her hand. "I always end up cutting myself several times." --Jennifer Yepez, a stylist who works with Gigi Hadid
Talking smack about your last stylist. "Listen, I get that not everyone vibes, and not every stylist is a perfect match, but don't come in saying how horrible the last person is. It's a small community, and all stylists try their best to give you what you want." --Fugate
Bringing an inspiration photo that isn't even close to being realistic for your hair type. "It's frustrating when a client brings in a picture of a beautiful, blonde hair color like Jennifer Aniston's or a picture of long, luminous hair like Jennifer Lopez's and wants those results, yet their hair is thin, short, and the darkest brown. Bring cuts and hair-color images to the stylist that resemble your type of hair color and texture." --Tyler Colton, a stylist who works with Katharine McPhee
Related: Find the Best Haircut for Your Face ShapeRunning your fingers through your hair in the middle of the cut or style. "My first concern is that I may cut them. Our scissors are supersharp and just brushing your hands against the scissors can produce a pretty nasty cut. Also, I section the hair, and doing that messes everything up. I have to recomb it and figure out where I left off. Just like in cooking, you have to wait to see the finished product." --Losi, a stylist who works with Orlando Bloom
When you're giving mixed messages about what you want. "It's bad when clients tell you how open they are to change or to trying something new, but then put so many limitations on what can actually change. For example, they might say, 'I'm willing to go shorter; maybe my length is too long.' Then that's followed by 'How much did you want to cut?' followed by 'Well, maybe that's too much' followed by 'Well, maybe we leave the length and just add a few layers, but not too many, because I like my hair right now.'" --Colton
Talking with your hands. "Some people use big hand movements and strong gestures to make a point. This makes stylists worry about cutting either our own fingers or an extra few inches of the client's hair." --Charlie Taylor, a stylist who works with Natalie Portman
Judging your cut before it's done. "Some styles&Mdash;like curls or wave styles--need extra time to fall into place or need to be tweaked at the very end with brushes or a flatiron." --Redway
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