How To Find A New Hair Stylist



How To Find A Stylist

So you NEED to find a new hair stylist… people switch salons for many reasons. Maybe you’re new in the area, you no longer “click” with your stylist or you’re bored because they haven’t offered you a new color or cut idea in years. Never fear, there are plenty of excellent stylists out there!

One of the easiest ways to find a new hair stylist is to look among your friends and acquaintances and see who has great looking hair, especially if their hair type is similar to yours. Be brave! If you see a stranger with fabulous hair go right up to them and ask where they had it done. They’ll be flattered, and will likely talk up their favorite stylist or salon.

If you have a favorite professional product you can search the company website for a local salon or spa that carries their products. Manufacturers provide amazing education for hair stylists and salons on trends, hair color and cuts.

Okay, now you have the name of a stylist or salon. Call and make an appointment for an image consultation. Here are some things to look for.

1) Were you greeted politely and is the salon clean and reasonably organized?

2) Was your stylist on time for your appointment?

3) Did the stylist assess your hair, looking at it’s condition and ask about treatments you’ve had done including color, perm or relaxing services?

4) You’re lifestyle is important to your haircare routine. Did she talk about a maintenance schedule? Cost for the services you’re interested in? The need for professional products and how much time you have to spend styling your hair at home?

If you had an agreeable meeting, take it slow and have a trim for your first appointment. Get to know your new stylist better and see what ideas they have for you. Every single appointment should begin with a consultation no matter how long you’ve been a client. As a stylist I am always open to pictures from my clients. If there’s a style or color you like then it can be discussed. A professional stylist will always explain to you what will and won’t work for your face shape, hair type and how much time you’ll need to spend on the new style. They’ll also teach you the correct products to use and how to style your hair at home.

The end result should be hair that makes you look and feel like a million bucks. YOU are now a walking billboard for your new stylist and will hopefully, happily pass their card out! And I always reward new client referrals with a free professional product!

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