Holiday Hair Appointments: Why You Should Book Yours Early

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The holidays are just around the corner. You’ve started to shop for gifts, to plan the meals, and most importantly, you’ve started to fill your social calendar. You may have a head start on some of the most important aspects of the season, so why wait to take care of the most important part of your holiday look?

It may seem too early to make a salon appointment (or two), but the truth is you can’t schedule a session at the salon too far ahead during this time of year. Here are just a few reasons why you should book your holiday hair appointment early:

You’re Not the Only One!

‘Tis the season for everybody to be busy, so expect your salon to be booked more often than not. Schedule your appointment now to beat the rush of the crowd—and to actually get in the door of the salon.

You Don’t Want to Feel Rushed

If you wait to the last minute, you don’t want to feel worried and stressed about squeezing in an appointment—not during the merriest time of year. When you finally get in the chair, you want relax and enjoy your time to feel pampered so you can let everything else you need to do drift away.

Beauticians Are People Too

Your hairdresser or barber is a person too, and he or she will want to enjoy the holidays. If you wait too late, your favorite beautician may not be available. And if they do squeeze you in, it may be at the expense of their personal time.

Tips for Planning Ahead

If you don’t consider yourself an early bird, here are some tips to help you plan ahead:

Know Your Salon’s Hours

The salon, like many places of business, may set seasonal hours that differ from normal operating hours. Look online or call ahead to find out what they are.


During your last salon trip before the holiday season, pre-book your appointment then and there. That way, you won’t have to stress about fitting it in; it will be set before you forget.

Be Flexible

Know that if you do wait, or if your salon typically gets booked up fast, you may have to rearrange your schedule, pick a day or time a little out of the norm, or even find another hairdresser or salon.

Ask for the Waitlist

You can also ask to be waitlisted, which means if someone cancels an appointment, the salon will contact you to see if you want to fill that now open slot.

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