Who else is DYING to go back to the salon?! Girl, I am right there with you. Look, my hair is 3 shades of brown, red and blonde and basically looks like a pile of poop on my head. I keep it in a messy bun on top of my head so people can't see how bad it actually is until I go back to the salon after this whole pandemic is over. You are probably asking yourself, "Tiffany, why don't you just cut/color your hair yourself?"

This question has passed through my mind too many times to count. Let me tell you, I have been SO CLOSE to buying that box dye at the store BUT I didn't and I am proud of myself for it. I will tell you why. It's because I LOVE MY STYLIST. (And she may actually kill me if I tried using box dye).

I got to Mud & Honey Salon & Boutique in Cedar Falls and my Stylist Mollie Meyerhoff is the BEST! Okay, I may be a little biased but since I have moved here she has taken great care of my hair going from blonde, to gray to red and not only that she is just an amazing human to be around and chat with. So, I decided to ask Mollie the reason why women shouldn't dye/cut their hair in quarantine, tips for keeping healthy hair and also how this is affecting her as a stylist. Hopefully, this will help keep us all from making a regrettable hair decision during quarantine.

1. Why should people not box dye or cut their hair from home?

" People shouldn’t color their hair at home because it can cause a lot of damage that might not be so easy to fix. Color corrections are NOT cheap. There are root touch up sprays you can use in the mean time. Also, home haircuts can also be a disaster no matter how many how-to videos you watch. If done poorly you might end up having to take off more than you originally wanted to in order to fix it. Leave it to the professionals! "- Mollie

2. How should people take care of their hair until salons re-open? Tips for healthy hair?

"You can take care of your hair by continuing to use your at home hair care regimen. Using good quality shampoo & conditioner helps. Limit the use of hot tools such as blow drying, flat ironing, & curling if possible. Ponytails, messy buns, braids, and headbands are great alternatives. If you want to use hot tools make sure you’re using a heat protectant. You can always ask your stylist for recommendations since a lot of salons are utilizing curb side pick up for products! "- M.

3. What do you miss most about not being able to see your clients?

"The thing I miss the most about not being able to see my clients is the conversations. Being a stylist you get the chance to know your clients on a personal level creating a deeper connection. A lot of the time they say we make their day, but they don’t realize they make ours too."-M.

4. What do you hope comes from this pandemic for stylists once everything opens back up?

"After this pandemic, I hope that people learn to appreciate and value our time more. This is our livelihood, we all work really hard and it does make a difference when people no call no show or cancel last minute. We work around our clients schedules continuously to get them in our chair, so them being able to do the same for us is greatly appreciated. "- M.


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