Finding a new hair salon/stylist.
Typically the reason for finding a new salon is relocation. I can understand having someone new do your hair can be a very scary experience so here are some tips to make the experience a little less scary.
1. Do Your Research
With all the technology we have these days our quickest and easiest way to find anything is the internet.
Read reviews, I’m sure you always read the reviews when booking a holiday right? It’s important that you leave reviews too.
Go into the salon and book your appointment or go in for a consultation. That way you can get a feel of the salon, gauge the clients who go there and meet your stylist. Having a consultation before your appointment gives you the opportunity to discuss options for your new haircut or colour. You’ll feel a lot less pressure when the time comes for your appointment.
Personally I think the best way to find a new stylist is from a colleague/friend/relative or even a stranger with gorgeous hair, find out where they have it done and research the salon or stylist.
2. Salon pricing
Most salons have various levels of stylists – prices are dependent on years of experience. Booking in with a junior stylist might be totally fine if you want a simple haircut or if you’re just covering up those aggressive blondes (grays) but if you’re going for a radical change or know your hair is difficult to work with, you might want to spend the extra cash to make sure you’re booked with a more experienced stylist.
3. Honesty is key
Be honest about your expectations. A good stylist will find out your daily hair routine, what products you use, what appliances you use and mainly how much time you have or are willing to spend on your hair.
Bring a photo of your desired style, don’t be embarrassed. I personally love it when a client brings a photo. It’s a clear visual of what you want.
If you are getting hair colour or another chemical procedure done a patch test before your appointment is ESSENTIAL, even if you’ve been colouring your hair for years. Make sure you tell your stylist exactly what your hair history has been.
“Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges but eventually you find a hair stylist you like” Author Unknown.