Best Hair Salons – How to Find a Stylist. The day will come when you will have to find a new stylist. It is as inevitable as death, and about as pleasant.
It is finding the best hair salons that is critical, not the right stylist, and all the better so as stylists tend to move on every year or so for no particular reason.
If you have questions as how to find a good stylist or salon with the following formula you will be able to find yourself a good hair stylist.
Best Hair Salons – How to Find a Stylist – 3 Tips To Find Your Sylist
1. Do not ask friends, relatives or coworkers whom they recommend.
As it turns out they will rarely tell you who their stylist is because over the course of time they have told that stylist every detail about their personal life and they don’t want it to slip out. They also don’t want you to show up with the same cut and style that they have.
What they will do is give you the name of a relative or friend who cuts hair because every single person on the face of the earth is related to a hairstylist, or at least knows one socially. If you actually go there and you are unsatisfied with the service, there is no graceful way out of the situation without offending the person who gave you the referral.
Instead I recommend asking a total stranger. If you see someone on the street or at the grocery store who has a cut that you like, simply stop them and ask. You needn’t be embarrassed, it is quite flattering to the person whom you stopped and they will be eager to brag up their salon or stylist. After you have done this a few times you will see a pattern emerge.
2. Age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and years of experience, have nothing to do with the talent of a stylist.
Don’t get caught up in those nonsensical stereotypes. They will neither serve you, or become you.
Instead checkout the salon. Do they have an internship or apprentice program for training their new stylists. How often do they have education in the salon, (other than product education).
Now, I don’t expect every salon to meet great standards, but I do expect to see some degree of professionalism above that of the average salon, or they don’t get to touch my hair.
3. Last but not least, I always give the straight razor test.
Walk up to a stylist in the salon who isn’t doing anything and ask him or her to show you their straight razor. If it isn’t in their tool belt or on their station ready for use, or if it has a guard on it, turn and go. Those people are not serious about hair cutting. Imagine your plumber not knowing how to use a wrench.
If the salon is dedicated to being the best, you can bet the stylists are too, and it does not matter a hoot whom you choose in that salon.