|Love those curls!|
This is the scariest part because it's the make it or break it for the sheitel.
There's a lot of room for mistakes and miscommunication, but with a few simple strategies, you can have a successful experience.
- Your sheitel should have been washed and air-dried before you arrive to ensure that the hair is good. If you get there and the hair is wet or just being washed, I'd reschedule.
- You need to discuss price BEFORE the sheitel macher starts cutting. Don't rely on what your sister's best friend's mother told you the sheitel macher's prices are. Ask her directly, and find out what that covers. Can you come back multiple times to have the sheitel's cut tweaked?
- The consultation you have before the cut is the key to things turning out well. You need to be crystal clear about what you want.
- Unless you are so naturally gorgeous, easygoing, and flexible that any old style will suit you, DO NOT arrive and tell the sheitel macher that she should just give you the cut she thinks will look best.
- Bring a picture, or bring your old sheitel, if you want the new one to look similar. The more you show, rather than just tell her what it should look like, the less of a chance there is for miscommunication.
- The bangs and front of the sheitel are really the most important part of the cut. Ask her to cut them in stages if you are not sure what length/style you want. You can always go shorter, but remember there's no growing back.
- If you feel that a cutting error has occurred, ask her to stop. If indeed a mistake has been made, it may be possible for her to remedy it somehow. But don't wait till the end, when there will be less to be done.
- If the sheitel macher seems distracted, ask politely if you might reschedule. It's totally understandable for her to take one phone call or answer a customer, but things will not generally turn out well if she is constantly being interrupted. Sheitel cuts cost a lot of money—you deserve her undivided time and attention.