How to shop for a hairstylist


Everyone has a hairstylist that they cannot live without. You will follow them almost anywhere, from salon to salon and wait patiently until there is the next available appointment. They pretty much become an absolute need in your life as opposed to just a want. Some of us  become so attached to our hairstylist that we point blank refuse to let our friends know where we get our hair done in case they might steal the limelight. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact it’s a wonderful feeling when you have finally found someone who understands your crowning glory and exactly what to do with it, without you having to explain 100 times over and over (yes this does happen).

However what happens when you hear your hairstylist utter the words “I wanted to let you know personally from me first, but I am moving” At first you think they are just moving to another salon in which case, you’ll move with them too, no prob! But then the harsh reality is broken down to you that they are actually moving to another country! What are you going to do? What is your hair going to do?

Usually your hairstylist will train their apprentices to apply colour, cut, wash, trim, etc exactly the way they do it. This is a bonus should you wish to stay within the same salon and shop for a new stylist. Your hairstylist will also most likely recommend someone who is “just as good”. In this case give them a try and see if you instantly connect with them. This is always a sure telltale sign that you can see yourself visiting them again.

Once you have bonded with your new stylist, it’s time to put them to the test and pray for the best! Okay, that’s a little bit of an over exaggeration but start off slow. By this, I mean ask them to wash, trim and blow-dry your hair. By doing this, you get to know their technique and the way they do things. You also won’t be too nervous as nothing can go too wrong with a quick snip and blow-dry (well we hope so!) Once he/she has passed this simple test and has gained your trust, take the plunge and get that colour or crazy hairdo done. You’ll probably be surprised at how much you absolutely adore your new hairstylist and how you were stressing over nothing.

It’s important to shop for the right hairdresser that will suit your needs and wants for your hair. There are so many incredible hairstylists out there but it really is important to feel comfortable with the right person cutting and colour your precious locks. Don’t stop searching until you get that warm and fuzzy feeling that tells you “this is the one”