How to find a good hairdresser

How to find a good hairdresser

A haircut can change your life. Making sure it’s a change for the better all depends on finding a good hairdresser.

Continuing on Hair Romance’s Salon Advice series, I want to help you to love your hair and navigate the salon with ease.

So how do you find the right salon for you?

The key here is the right salon FOR YOU. You have to feel comfortable there so choose a salon in your budget and that suits your style.

1. Ask your friends

Do you like your friends’ hair? If so, ask them where they get their hair done. Word of mouth is the best way to find a trusted salon.

2. Ask a stranger with great hair

Your friends may have completely different hair to you, so it’s also good to ask a complete stranger with great hair where they go. If you spot a girl with similar hair to you with a great style, chase her down and find out who does her hair. Trust me, she’ll be flattered.

3. Look around you

It helps to have a salon nearby your home or work. If all your friends’ recommendations are too far, have a look at salons that are convenient for you. See if they’re busy, pop in and check the standards and what products they stock.

4. Book a consultation

Good salons will allow you to book a free consultation with your stylist to discuss what you’d like to do and how it can be achieved in your hair. Talk to your stylist and make sure they are listening to you.

5. Give them a test run

If you’re still not sure you’ve found the one give them a test run. Book a treatment and blowdry or just a trim so you can really see how they work.

6. Visit again

Sometimes people are nervous on the first date. You’ll know on the second appointment if it’s working out or not. Make sure you explain to your hairdresser exactly what you want. Some people love to chat at the salon while others prefer peace and quiet. Finding a good personality fit with your hairdresser makes for a more enjoyable salon experience, though has no effect on the quality of the haircut.


Hopefully you’ll have found a fabulous hairdresser who understands your hair, but if it hasn’t worked out don’t despair.

Maybe you noticed another hairdresser at the salon who you’d prefer to cut your hair. Don’t be afraid to ask to switch at your next appointment, or try another recommended salon.

Do you have a great hairdresser? Share the love and give them a shout out in the comments. How did you find the right salon for you?

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