Did you recently move to a new place? Or are you just back in the market to find a hairstylist who actually gets you and your vision? Well, we’ve got some quick tips for you to consider before starting your search, because let’s face it: we all deserve a hairstylist who understands us and gets along well with us, too.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
The first and quite possibly, one of the hardest steps to take. We’ve all been there, sitting in front of the mirror, wondering what style would look best on us. For you to be able to translate and explain what you want to your new stylist, you need to have all the details down. What is your preferred length? How would like it cut? What about color? – all of these things need to be addressed. Sadly, this is one of those situations wherein ‘winging it’ just won’t cut it, you need to be able to give a description of what you want.
Another good tip is to bring photos, lots of them! If possible, photos of the hairstyle you’d want from all angles. Not only that, you need to point out the details that you love about the style that you picked so that the stylist will be able to keep that in mind.
THE POWER OF RESEARCH
Nowadays, we are so blessed to have the world at our fingertips. With just one swipe or a few taps on our smartphone and we’re able to access so many things. One of these is the fact that we can easily check out salon reviews. So before anything, it would be good to see if there are ratings available — of course, the higher, the better.
Another thing you’d probably want to do research on is the terminology. Try to find the term for the certain style or cut you’d like. Do you want choppy bangs or full bangs? Some of these things would take not even a minute to read up on and it will definitely help turn your vision into reality. The more intricate you can get about explaining what you want, the easier it would be for you and your hairstylist to be on the same page.
There is always the ‘old school’ way. If you manage to talk to locals or even to someone who you see has a similar style you wanted, don’t be afraid to ask them who did it for them. Word of mouth and recommendations are always a good way to discover new things!
When in doubt, start with a blowout. Do not commit to the big stuff when it’s your first time with the hairstylist. To be able to get a feel of their ‘vibe’ and how well you guys get along, opt for the more menial tasks such as a blowout or a simple trim.