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Capture Your Clients’ Attention With Instagram Hair Captions

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So, you’ve snapped the perfect hair pictures for your salon’s social pages. But where do you stand on using killer hair captions for Instagram posts?

Too cheesy and it’ll make the viewer cringe. Too boring and it’ll send them to sleep.

Choosing a caption is important. If it doesn’t cut it, it could spoil your online reputation. This, in turn, might even put off potential clients.

But, how can you write hair captions for Instagram that’ll blow your clients away? And what quotes about hair are trending now?

Don’t let your Insta page be stuck in a hairy situation of boring captions. Read on to get to the root of hair captions for Instagram.

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How to Write Hair Captions for Instagram

Salons have to, not only keep up with the latest hairstyle trends, but also show the world what they’re made of. The best way to do that is through Instagram. With more than 1 billion monthly active users, it’s a fierce platform to show your skills on.

If you really want to boost your engagement on social media, follow these secrets to Instagram success:

    • Show the most relevant information first
    • Use call-to-actions
  • Use a kick-ass quote (for humor or inspiration)
  • Use relevant hashtags
  • Use emojis

Let’s take a look at these secrets to awesome hair pictures one by one.


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Relevant Info

An Instagram caption shouldn’t only be a fun quote. It should also contain something that markets your salon.

Instagram allows 2,000 characters in the caption. But it usually cuts it off at 125 characters, until the user taps on “more”. To really grab attention, make sure the most relevant info is within the first 125 characters.

For example, you can push hashtags, tags, and emojis to the end of a post. Add your call-to-action in along with a fun quote in the very first part. Use a “pointing down” emoji to encourage followers to view the rest of the details.

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Don’t Forget Your CTA (Call-to-Action)

A powerful way to increase engagement through Instagram is to ask your followers to do something.

  • Ask people to follow you
  • Ask followers to tag a friend
  • Host a contest/competition
  • Offer discount for followers
  • Ask followers to comment and like the hair pictures

And don’t forget to engage with your audience too. If someone reposts, thank them. Or if someone tags their friends, thank them for it.

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Trendy Quotes About Hair

As well as writing a killer CTA on the captions for your hair pictures, you should also add a quote. Make it funny, trendy or inspirational.

Check out these trendy quotes for some ideas:

New Hair Quotes

When your client has a haircut, before and after shots are a great way to show your skills. These new hair quotes will make your Insta pic stand out in the crowd.

“New hair, who dis?” — Unknown

“Back to my roots.” — Unknown

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” — Coco Chanel

Live colorfully or dye trying.” — Unknown

But First, Let me Take a Selfie

Clients are notorious for posting selfies of their “new hair, don’t care” look. With their permission, repost their selfie with an inspirational quote.

“Sorry, I can’t hear you over the volume of my hair.” — Unknown

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” — Harry Winston

“Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.” — Unknown

“Your hair is 90% your selfie.” — Unknown

Short Haircuts for Girls Quotes

When one of your clients has gone for a drastic chop, take a snapshot of all the cut off hair strewn about the floor. Pictures of short haircuts for girls can inspire others to go for a radical transformation too.

“Short hair, don’t care.” — Unknown

“Snip, snip!” — Unknown


Captions for Styled Hair Pictures

When you’ve dolled up your client with a new style, show it off with a pic. Caption it with one of these quotes to show off the glamorous style.

“Life is too short to have boring hair.” — Unknown

“Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory.” — Jill Scott

“That’s why her hair’s so big, it’s full of secrets.” — Mean Girls

“Lettin’ my hair do the talking.” — Unknown

Boomerang It

Everyone loves a boomerang effect. Use these quotes about hair to show off your client’s ultra-glam hair flip.

“I whip my hair back and forth.” — Willow Smith

“This hair was made for flipping.” — Unknown

“Life is short. Make each hair flip fabulous.” — Unknown

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Hair Captions For Instagram #Hashtags

Hashtags are vital in the Insta universe. Try to think of hashtags as keywords. When someone types it in, it will come up with the results.

For example, #new hair or #weddingupdo. Of course, these hashtags are pretty common and thousands of results may come up. Instead, try to use specific or branded hashtags for more exposure.

Branded hashtags are hashtags for YOUR salon. It could be your salon’s name, location or a special service you’re providing. Whatever it is, use it on all the hair pictures you post.

And encourage your clients to use the hashtag in their selfies too.

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Go Wild with Emojis

Emojis are the best way to communicate a message without saying anything at all. And they are growing more and more popular. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary word of the year in 2015 was the ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji.

But when you use emojis, your message should be clear. Clients won’t want to sit around decoding a message. Use emojis to add flavor to your quotes about hair, not to overwhelm viewers.

Always know what the emoji represents, as some have hidden meanings. Better to steer clear of the eggplant and peach emoji!

Bad Hair Day — Aint Nobody Got Time for That

As you can see, writing hair captions for Instagram isn’t as easy as you might think. Of course, you could write anything you want, but that’s not going to help you find new clients.

If your salon needs some help when it comes to social media and marketing, you’ve come to the right place. DaySmart Salon can help you to create a successful marketing strategy that’ll help your salon reach the top of its game. We also offer an Instagram ‘Book Now’ integration with your online booking page, learn more about increasing Instagram bookings here!

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