Hair is more than just hair for many of us. It’s a chance to showcase our personality without having to say a word. It’s about who we are and what we represent. It’s so much more than just hair. So when choosing your next hair stylist it’s of vital importance that they not just understand this but cherish it so you can be sure to walk out of the salon both looking and feeling YOUR best!
Follow these simple steps below to ensure your next trip to the salon doesn’t end in tears because we know, we’ve all been there!
Do Your Research
Research isn’t reserved for academics, it’s for everyone. The importance of doing your due diligence starts and ends with the right amount of research. Gather your potential stylists and start systematically stalking them on their socials. All of the information you’ll find will help you decide which stylist is most qualified for your hair.
Social media is a great resource to use when trying to find your next stylist as you’ll be able to see an up to date portfolio of their work as well as any comments from their current and previous clients. This is a sure way to ensure that what the stylist is putting out there is one, in actual fact their work and two, whether or not there have been any real bad experiences from their past clients. Social media has it all!
If you haven’t already got a list of stylists to conduct your research on then it’s a good idea to ask your family, coworkers, and friends who they would recommend, especially if they have great hair! Alternatively, you can also quickly hop on Google to find hair stylists in your area and have a look at their Google reviews to see if it’s even worth adding them to the list of potential hair stylists.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list and conducted your research, you should be left with only a handful of options, from here you can then take in consideration the look and feel of the salon that best fits you.
Now that you have your next potential hair stylist, there’s only one thing to do.
Pay Them A Visit and Ask Lots of Questions
Once you’ve gathered your final list of potential hair stylists it’s time to give them a call! Reach out and ask as many questions as you can regarding what services they offer, what services you’re after, and if they have experience with the style you seek to achieve.
Once you’ve narrowed it down even further it’s time to pay them a visit. Most hairdressers offer free consultations which you can book over the phone once you’ve decided that they might be the right hair stylist for you. By paying them a visit before taking on a service you can be sure that they are really the right hair stylist and hair salon for you. This is a great way to see how they handle their clients and the work being done in real time. This should give you a good gauge on whether or not you’ve come to the right salon.
Start with a Simple Service
Once you’ve picked a stylist you like, it’s time to see if you enjoy working with each other. Start with a simple service such as a wash and trim to see if you have good communication with your stylist. You can even opt for a hair treatment to see if they’re the right fit for you. This way, you can gauge how good your hairstylist is before trusting them with a more drastic change.
Seal The Deal
The only way to select a new hairstylist is to go for it and book an appointment. You’ll never know how good someone is with hair until you trust them with your hair. This can be nerve-wracking but once you’ve done your due diligence you can be confident with your choice and take the plunge and book the appointment for the style you really want.
Contact us today for your free consultation before you take the plunge!