Sadly, there are hairstylists in our industry that do not practice a specific method or find consistency necessary, therefor this question has been asked. However, it should not have to be. Trendy looks at a hair show may be great for the time being, but there is nothing set about the foundational steps to get there, or anywhere for that matter.
I use the Rusk system for hair cutting. It is a consistent methodology of cutting, employing specific techniques and patterns for a broad spectrum of haircuts. A Rusk stylist (a good one anyway) can look at your hair and know what they did last time, just by the shape of it. If the client has not been in to the salon in quite a while, the stylist can find the core of the cut and inspect the shape to determine what was done.
But- a hairstylist can have a perfect recollection record with a client and still get asked every single time. These are the waters as stylists we have to navigate carefully. On the devil’s shoulder, we are hearing this: “I remember, I am not stupid.” On the angel’s shoulder we hear this: “This client is just nervous and naturally a little neurotic. It takes all kinds to make the world go ’round.” Either way, we always politely smile and say “Yes.” We move on to the nitty gritty of the appointment (good gossip) and enjoy our clients company. Grandma may say patience is a virtue, but As The Curl Turns believes that patience should go both ways.
p.s- did candlestick wax drip onto your tablecloth? Turn the cloth inside out, stretch it across a bowl, and pour boiling water onto the wrong side. The wax will dissipate and fall into the bowl. Launder according to material instructions.