Choosing the Right Hairdresser for You
When it comes to choosing a hairdresser it may seem pretty straightforward, but the reality is that many of us actually want to find both a professional and a service that we can trust. So, how can you find the right hairdresser for you? Let’s take a look.
Finding a Good stylist
There are many skilled and experienced stylists around, but finding someone who can cater to your needs isn’t always as easy as walking into a salon. If you have a unique style that you want kept, if you have certain medical needs, or if you want somebody to treat your specific hair type, finding someone with the right skills can be difficult.
Make sure to prepare a set of style-centric questions that pertain to your needs. If a hairdresser can answer everything you need to know, the chances are that they will be able to help – but if they struggle to understand any elements, they may not be well suited. Remember that it’s okay for a professional to not understand your needs – after all, they may specialise in something completely different, or they may have a wider, less specific skill set.
A professional near you
Another thing to consider is finding a professional in your area. As is the case in many parts of the world, hairdressers can be a dime a dozen. With salons up and down the high street you’d think you’d be spoilt for choice, but not every store will offer exactly what you need.
In cases of medical restrictions, a mobile hairdresser may be required, but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for your neighbour’s cousin – just because they can competently cut hair from home. Professional services should be able to cater to your needs and if not, a simple explanation may lead a hairdresser to make a call-out in special circumstances.
One of the biggest factors relating to choosing the right service for you relates to being clear. Many people give professionals a vague or poorly explained idea and let them work with it. Some can even allow themselves to be led by stylists and often leave salons with unwanted cuts and colours that they’d rather cover up. To stop this from happening be very specific with your stylist and tell them exactly what you want (and provide pictures if you can) to ensure that you will receive what you want – first time.
Ask for advice before you make a commitment
Sometimes we get carried away by sitting in the hairdressers chair and feel obliged to commit. Take some time out to talk to a stylist before you let them cut your hair – as you might find them to be rude and distant. Nobody wants to have somebody who seems like they are not concentrating to cut their hair and a simple conversation can tell you all you need to know about their level of commitment.