From getting a simple trim to a color revamp, having the right hairstylist can make a difference. However, looking for the ideal one can be a trying experience. Whether you’ve had to relocate to another area and leave the salon you regularly go to or had a terrible experience and have had to pursue hair damage claims in the past, you’ll need to put in some legwork if you’re looking for a stylist. This is especially true if you’re starting from scratch and going on the prowl for someone who can care for your hair.
While it does require time and effort, finding the one who can meet your needs doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. And in this post, we’ll discuss some tips that should lead you to the stylist you’ll be happy with.
Ask for recommendations
It may sound obvious, but word-of-mouth advertising isn’t just an effective marketing tool—it’s also an excellent way to find products and services, and hairstylists are no different. For this reason, looking for recommendations is an ideal place to start. Ask family or friends who they go to, especially those whose hairstyles you admire. Doing so will help you find a salon or hairdresser much quicker than you otherwise would have.
Look into social media
Similar to recommendations, the social media platform is a well of hair inspiration, especially since it enables people to find the stylist responsible for doing the color, coiffing, or cutting. Many find hairdressers on channels like Instagram and Facebook. You can also search for hairdressers in your location by including the area in your search tags. So never underestimate the platform, as it can help you find what you need without too much trouble.
Don’t skip consultations
It’s a rule of thumb always to book consultations when meeting with hairstylists. After all, this session will enable you to get a better sense of your hairdresser and determine whether or not they’re the right fit for you. They’re also free and give the stylist some insight into your style and preferences. As a result, you’ll have a much better experience than if you decide to take your chances and opt for a trial-and-error approach.
Gauge their professionalism
There aren’t many things more frustrating than booking appointments with a salon and being treated as if you mattered little as a customer. If the stylist shows up late or doesn’t support your ideas, you should walk away. But, on the other hand, if the hairdresser is professional and treats you with respect, it’s a clear indication that they could be the ideal option for you.
When all’s said and done, the ideal hairdresser will be one who you’ll feel the most comfortable with, working on your hair and getting along well with. By asking your friends and family members for recommendations, using the social media platform to aid in your search, taking advantage of consultations, and having a high standard for professionalism, you’ll guide yourself to the right hairstylist.
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