While you're discussing the cut you want, plan to do a little more talking. And don't be shy -- every little bit of information you can divulge to your stylist gives you a better shot at a great haircut. Your hair habits are just another crucial scoop.
Tell him or her how much time you usually spend on your hair. Do you stand in front of the mirror all morning perfecting your 'do, or are you more of a wash-and-go kind of girl? Where do you part your hair? How often do you put it up in a ponytail? Do you blow-dry or flat-iron? What products do you use? Let it all out -- it'll help you both decide on the ideal cut.