Having a stylist that you trust with your precious locks is important. So how do you go about finding one and what makes a good stylist?
Signs Of A Good Stylist:
Before you discover how to find a good hairdresser, you need to know what to look for.
The first thing to pay attention to would be how much time the stylist is willing to dedicate to your personally. If they are always rushing you then they probably are more concerned with the money they are making than the quality of service they are giving. A money-only interested specialist is rarely the one to go with.
A good stylist listens to what you are asking for. They don’t hack off several inches when you just requested a light trim. They also provide honest feedback and give realistic expectations to your requests. They understand your habits and develop a personal relationship with your hair since no two manes are alike.
How To Find A Good Stylist:
Word of mouth is always the best place to start. If you see someone on the street or in a store with hair you really like let them know how much you like their hair and ask them who their stylist is. Ask your friends who they are using, you can even ask coworkers whose hairstyles you like.
Social Media is another great way to search for a stylist. Scrolling through their posts is like looking through their portfolio so you can see what they are capable of. Taking a look at the comments and reviews on a salon or stylist’s social media page is also helpful because it can give you an idea of how satisfied the clients of a salon or a stylist are.
Also, keep in mind that high-end salon doesn’t always mean high-end hairstyling. There are many stylists that are truly great hairdressers and work at more moderately priced salons. Just because they work at a high-end salon doesn’t guarantee they are a great stylist.
You can always start with a low-stakes appointment too. Go in for something small like a blow-out and test out the waters. See how you like the stylist and the salon. It will give you time to chat a little with the stylist and see if it feels like a good match.