Finding the right hairstylist is much like finding the right job or significant other—it’s different for everyone. While someone may work wonders on your pal, they may not have the same effect on you. Your hairstylist is someone you want to go to for years, so the decision should not be made lightly. Keep reading for six things you need to consider before choosing a hairstylist.
How They’re Known to Work With Your Hair Type
Just your friend with long, thin hair loves their hairstylist, it doesn’t necessarily mean the same for your short, wavy hair. Study stylists’ Instagrams to get a sense of what hair types they frequently work with. Knowing which hair type a stylist is most familiar with will really help you in choosing the right hairstylist for you.
Their Reputation at the Salon
When you go to a salon, you want to feel cozy and cared for. If you end up with a stylist who isn’t favored by their colleagues, it can make things particularly uncomfortable for their clients. You do not want bad vibes during your hours-long visits. We’ve been there and it is not fun.
How Much They Charge for All Services
Before committing to a stylist, find out little things like whether or not a blowout comes with a haircut. If you’re seeking out a colorist and your hair will need a lot of upkeep, find out how much glosses and touch-ups cost—not just general highlights, for example.
What They Specialize In
Some colorists, for example, are known for making their clients blonde. Hairstylists are known for cutting hair in a particular way. If you want extensions, make sure you’re dealing with someone experienced in putting them in.
Which Salons They Worked at Prior
Different salons are known for certain styles or ways of doing things. Get a sense of a stylist’s background, and dig around to get 411 on their reputation. If they’ve bounced around from salon to salon, it could be a red flag.
If They Style More on the Edgy Side or Conservative
If you want bright pink hair, you’re going to want a stylist who pushes the envelope. Again, scroll through their Insta to get a good look. Just because your friend gets blonde highlights that look amazing doesn’t necessarily mean their stylist can give you the pink hair of your dreams. It can require a bit of research to choose the right hairstylist but trust us, it’s so worth it.
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