All of us have those girlfriends who swear by a particular hairstylist and will go far out of their way just to get an appointment with him or her. If you aren’t one of those people who have found a hairstylist who completely understands your hair and knows how to cut and style it correctly, it’s time to get on the hunt for the best one for you!
Your hair says a lot about who you are, so why settle for an inferior or improper haircut given to you by a hairstylist who just doesn’t understand what it’s like to have YOUR hair?
Step 1: What’s your Haircut?
The first thing that you have to think about when looking for the best hairstylist is what haircut you want to sport. This will help give both salons and hairstylists you contact an idea on what you are looking for, and who they would personally recommend to you.
Step 2: How to Start your Search
Word of mouth is the best way to start off your search for a good hairstylist. You know that stylist that your friend is always raving about and drives an hour to go see every few weeks? That stylist is probably one that you want to meet. Friends and family are an invaluable resource when it comes to learning about which hairstylists are good, and which ones are definitely to be avoided.
Another good way to try and find a good hairstylist is to look up local salons and spas and barbers near by. Once you have found the names of a few you think you would be interested in, open up a search engine on your computer and look up reviews on these locations. People are brutally honest about their experiences, especially when it comes to their hair, so you can trust in what the reviews will say. Most of these reviews will also review a particular hair stylist and may even mention the type of hair and the type of cut that the client was hoping to have.
When you have found a salon you know you want to visit, but you don’t have a name of a particular hairstylist, describe to the salon the type of haircut you would like and what type of hair you have. They will be able to suggest and hook you up with the best stylist who is experienced in creating the look that you want. It’s also important that when you call the salon you ask them about their prices to make sure that it fits your budget.
Step 3: Meeting the Hairstylist
When you go for your appointment, make sure that you go in with your hair dry and in its natural state so that the hairstylist knows exactly what he or she is working with. Describe what you want from your hairstyle. Are you looking for a cut that is easy to maintain? Do you want a haircut that allows you to create diverse looks? Do you need a haircut that’s quick and easy to do each and every morning?
The best stylists will ask you these questions themselves without you even having to say a word. Most will also ask what type of shampoo and conditioner you use in your hair. Bring along a picture of a hair cut that you would like to have and get the stylist’s opinion on it. A good stylist will be able to tell you exactly why or why not that cut will work, and offer up other suggestions for you to consider.