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I don’t know what to do with my hair!

How often do you find yourself in a styling rut? You think maybe color is the solution but you really don’t want the maintenance. So perhaps a new cut, but quite actually you would die if you lost any length! Ahh what to do!? You run to your stylist with no clue what to tell them. You basically want a miracle, right?


As a stylist I would like to share the questions that I’ve found really dig deep. They help me understand my guest and pinpoint a realistic expectation while also delivering their deepest-secret desire, sex appeal. Deny it all you want, but we all know you want to look sexy.

A few typical Consultation questions with Kristen Linares:



Explain your style. (People tend to look like a deer in headlights with this one.) No worries though just explain your way of life. Are you relaxed? Do you love bold prints & colors? How do you wear your hair, makeup, and clothing most of the time? Have no style and need help? No worries! Just answer as best as you can and we’ll get you there!

Who’s your Fashion Idol? Is there an actor/ actress, musician, politician, or blogger who exudes your ultimate look? This question is my favorite and helps me understand your limits. Someone who likes someone such as Jennifer Aniston will most likely not want extreme hair color.

What do you Like/ Dislike about your image? If you love your cut then let’s leave it be! We will work on things that enhance the great look you already have with haircolor or eyebrow shaping. Dislike your cowlicks? Pinpointing the problem areas is the first step in making them vanish. I will teach you how to feel confident achieving your look daily.

How often would you like to come in for services? Some say once every few months while others what to come in once a week. Knowing the time frame you’re willing to commit to helps me design your look and how it will evolve through each season.

What do you look for in Hair/ Makeup products? For me it’s the smell and beautiful packaging! For some it’s eco friendly or it just has to work! Whatever it is this question helps me understand what to use and what to stay away from ensuring you will love the way you look when all is said and done.





Leave it to your stylist to help you in this time of indecision. Please come see me at Thirteenth and Washington http://www.ThirteenthandWashington.com for an experience that will leave you feeling happy and heard. Don’t live in St. Louis? Bring these questions to your stylist! I guarantee they will help you both!


Stressed out during your hair appt?

When you go to the salon you should feel excited and at ease knowing your stylist knows just what to do. It’s almost like we know you better than you know yourself. Here’s an interesting fact… we actually know nothing about you or what you like until you open your mouth and tell us. Help us help you!

Your consultation time is crucial! If your stylist is not consulting with you before hosing you down at the shampoo bowls be sure to book a consultation before your next appt or simply ask them to chat before you get started. This is the time to tell them what problems you’ve been having with your hair if any. Not the time to talk about your boyfriend problems or next vacation. Understand that most stylist are on a schedule and want to service you and the person after you equally, so get to the point and enjoy your appointment by leaving the world at the door. Also, this is the time to tell your stylist if you need to be leaving your appointment earlier than normal. If you are on low on time I would not recommend trying a new cut or color, wait until you have ample time to do this so your stylist can go about it the right way.

I don’t know about you but the shampoo is my favorite part. There is nothing worse than being disappointed in your shampoo experience. Let your stylist know what type of pressure you prefer. Is the water too hot or too cold? If you feel like they miss a spot when it comes to color TELL THEM! WARNING: DO NOT LIFT YOUR HEAD OR SIT UP WHEN BEING SHAMPOOED. THIS RESULTS IN A WET BACK OR DRENCHED STYLIST. JUST RELAX AND ENJOY!

Knowing what you want and what you like directs your stylist to a successful appointment, so be assertive and notice your stress disappear.