If there is one thing harder than answering the question of whether the chicken or the egg came first, it is locating a good hairstylist. The chances of landing a hairstylist you absolutely love is very rare, so when it does happen, it feels a lot like Christmas; too darn good! However, just like the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift is a challenge, so is hunting down your ideal hairstylist. Most in fact, have now accepted that this is not something meant for them, and so make do with haircuts they dislike, but deal with because they are used to. Well, there is no need to do that anymore, mainly because the 21st-century has presented us with multiple options to work with. If you are determined, you can definitely do it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Ask Friends and Loved Ones
Okay so let us begin with the most basic options, which sometimes we do not pay much heed to. Ask your friends and family about their recommendations. Who do they go to and for what? Some salons and hairstyles specialize in different types of hair services, so you should know which you want. If you want someone that focuses on haircuts, then look for someone who offers those mainly. And if you happen to see someone whose hair you like, why not ask them about where they got it done? It may not even be in the same country, but what is there to lose right?
Beyond your immediate neighbourhood and vicinity that is. Chances are, you have most likely scouted out all the hairdressers in your area since you have not been happy with any of them, which in turn means that it is time you began exploring beyond your suburb. Head out and see how far you are willing to travel for the perfect hairstylist, or at least the one that is right for you. After all, you do not want to travel for hours on end just for this purpose, though we do not doubt that there probably are people who do. If you have heard of a salon that is proficient at, say, hair colouring, then visit it in person to see whether it lives up to its standards.
Book a Consultation
You do not always have to have your haircut when you walk into a salon. You can also book a consultation with them, and have someone assess what you need based on your hair type and face shape. You see, what works for straight hair does not look so good on curly hair and vice versa, and those with wavy hair need to figure out what works best for them as well. The same goes for highlights and what colours you would want and which suit you. You can also find out whether it is safe for you to go ahead with chemical treatments or not.
Test It Out
Of course even if all of these come out positive that does not guarantee the job you want at the end. However what you can do is test them out; in other words, give them a try, and start with something small while you are at it. Have them do a haircut. At worst, you can disguise it with a cap or hat or even clip it back till it grows out. A bad colour though is worse, since you will be stuck with it for a long time, so think wisely.