A perfect haircut is priceless, and so is the hairstylist that gave it to you. So when you find out you have to move, you may break out into a sweat just thinking about having to replace her. It’s going to be okay, I promise, but first you need to put your detective hat on. Cutting and coloring hair is an art, and you need to find a stylist whose aesthetics match yours. Here’s how:
Getting a personal referral from a friend is one of the best ways to land an amazing hairstylist. But, since you just moved there, that’s sometimes easier said than done. If you don’t know anyone in your new town, don’t be afraid to stop the woman at the grocery store with the impressive ‘do. She will appreciate the compliment and will likely have no problems giving up her source.
Do Your Homework
With the internet at your fingertips, it is easier than ever to gather third-party reviews on the salons in your area (we have them!). If they are Vagaro, you could visit their business page and read any reviews that they might have from clients! Even a company’s Facebook page can provide valuable insight into the level of results the salon produces. You will also want to make sure their work comes with some kind of guarantee, and while price is worth noting, it should never be the deciding factor.
Visit the Salon
Once you have it narrowed down to a few hair salons that look promising, it’s time to check them out in person. While there, observe the cleanliness of the salon, how friendly and professional the staff is, how busy they are, and whether or not the haircuts in progress look legit. If you are looking for something more complicated than just simple cut (say a new color and highlights), go ahead and book a consultation to test the waters and flesh out your hair needs!
Take a Chance
Finally, it’s time to just go for it. You have done as much recon work as possible so now you need to trust your gut. Give your new hairstylist a chance, and she may blow you away. Of course, always make sure to go into the appointment with realistic expectations and communicate throughout the process for the greatest chances of loving the finished product. But remember, you should never settle, so if the end result leaves you unimpressed, it’s okay to try the next stylist on your list, or at least communicate your concerns with your stylist. If it’s a great salon with stellar customer service, they will do their best to address your less-than-perfect results within reason.
Happy hunting and check out Vagaro for businesses near you!