How to Choose the Right Hair Stylist

Posted by Kapellohairuk on November 2nd, 2013

Your hairstylist is not only someone who makes you look beautiful, but also someone who listens to you, who shares stories with, who gives you tips, and who laughs and sometimes cries with you. Some people even compare hairstylists to therapists. You are going to want to find someone who is good at their job, who can address your specific hair needs, who you enjoy spending time with, and who always makes you feel good about yourself. While it may sound daunting to find someone who meets all of your needs, there are a few secrets to finding the right hairstylist.

You can start by being a detective. No, you don’t need to sneak around or dress in all black, but you do have to be proactive about seeking out what you like. If the woman in front of you in the check-out line has the haircut of your dreams, ask her where she goes and the name of her stylist. If your bank teller has the hair color you’ve been trying to achieve for years, get a referral and, if you’re feeling bold, ask to take her picture. If, during downward facing dog at your weekly yoga class you notice expertly applied hair extensions on a woman whose hair looks absolutely natural and gorgeous, approach her after class and ask her what kind they are, and who put them in. When you make an appointment with the hairstylist, bring the name or photograph of the person who referred you, so that the stylist knows which aesthetics led you there.

Once you decide to make an appointment with a stylist whose work you admire, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation before the main event. Try to schedule a consultation only, so that if the stylist does not impress you, you don’t feel pressure to go ahead with the appointment. You may want to write down a list of questions that are important to you, such as an inquiry into their continuing education, or their skills with different kind of tools, so that you don’t lose sight of your needs in the name of politeness. This should feel like an interview for the hairstylists, and you should leave having a feel for their expertise, their approach, their personality and their professionalism. Ask your potential hairstylist what they recommend for you, and see how you feel about it, because at the end of the day, the person with the scissors is going to be in control. You want to know that you trust their vision. If you are making a big investment, such as luxury hair extensions, discuss your needs, and lifestyle, and find out if the stylist has a product appropriate for you.

Remember, you are hiring someone to make you into the person you envision yourself to be, so you need to feel comfortable communicating with them. If they pass the consultation, use the first appointment as a trial run. Start with something easy, like a trim, before going for the total transformation.

About The Author:

This article is written by Jonathan Barrett. Kapello Hair is born with a desire to source the best quality hair in the world and to introduce a new level of innovation to the hair extensions industry. They provide a wide range of hair extensions by method, colour, length & type.

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