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Finding A Hairdresser That Understands You (And Your Hair)

Most women know the importance of having a go-to hairdresser you can trust. As of this year, there are 874,408 hair salons in the U.S. Yes, that many! So how exactly do you go about finding a good hairdresser? You don’t need to go through a bad haircut or a horrible hairstyle to find out!

Read on to discover how to the hairdresser that’s “the one” for you.

Ask around.

Sometimes, all it takes is just a good referral! You can ask around your circle whey they have their hair done, or you can look it up on social media and see the salon’s previous reviews. You can’t just look at the pictures they post on their social media accounts; you have to pay attention to what their customers say about them. You can even ask a complete stranger! When you’re just casually walking and see someone with great-looking hair, you better muster the guts to ask about their hairdresser!

Go for a consultation.

A consultation is a great chance to feel things out. It’s a great opportunity to see if the hairdresser understands what you want. Communication during the consultation will tell you about the hairdresser. Do they get you? Can they handle your hair with care? You can ask about their rates, the products they use, the techniques they apply, and whatever you want to know! You don’t have to stop after just one consultation. Feel free to check out the other hairdressers in the area, too!

Salon-hopping is a good idea, too!

As you go on your quest for the perfect match, feel free to look around. Go from one salon to another, compare their rates and services. Get a feel of the ambiance inside, look at the customers’ expressions, and observe the personalities of those who are working there. A pro tip: if you see a hairdresser you want, look at their hair. Does their hair look neat, well-groomed, well-styled, and healthy? If the answer to everything is yes, you are in good hands!

Build a good relationship.

Be friends with your hairdresser! You have to sit tight for a while with them during your hair appointment, so you must be comfortable with your hairdresser. You need to be able to communicate easily so that if you don’t like what’s happening, you can kindly and gently point it out.

No need to stick to one.

If you think you’ve finally found a good hairdresser, but something goes wrong, there’s no need for you to feel obligated to return. If you don’t trust them, you can always have your hair fixed by another.

The Bottomline

Finding a good hairdresser is harder than it seems. It actually takes a lot of research and time to find the one who understands you and your hair. But once you do, it will definitely be worth it!

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