While searching for a new hair dresser for yourself, you might have experienced some really bad moments as the task is not really easy. And when you face one bad experience then it becomes even more difficult to find another one who could manage and do your hair well. Looking for the right person to style your hair is an investment which cannot be considered as a waste one. It can prove to be a really nice experience for you.
After you achieve success in finding the right salon and the right hairdresser, you can bring a fruitful end to your search by becoming a permanent visitor. This way you can save a lot of bucks and also protect your beautiful hair. Read on to know a few basic ideas that will make sure that you end up with your long search.
1. Do not take suggestions from known ones
When you take a suggestion from your friends or relatives, they tell you about their hairstylist for the reason that they are very well acquainted with their real life and share a personal chemistry with them. Infact, they will also not want you to get the same hair done for you as theirs to maintain their style statement.
They will simply ensure that they give you the number and other tracking records of their friends or relatives. And these are the ones whose work is to trim hair. And this is quiet natural too. It is because everyone goes to the one who is already known to them and whom they trust and depend upon, more than other hair stylists.
Instead of asking all this from your known ones, go to the one who is not known to you. If you find someone who has a nice hairstyle that attracts you way too much, just walk up to that person. Then, ask where from she got her hair done. There is nothing to feel embarrassed about as the person will get excited and will be ardent to tell you the name of the salon and the hairdresser.
2. Its only the talent that matters
These are mere stereotypes that do not make any sense, so make it sure that you do not fall a victim at any point of time because you loose your point when you think about such things. It is fair enough to engage yourself and screen the entire salon and its members. Ask them if they run any internship or apprentice programme to train the budding hairdressers. Do they carry out education in their salon other than product education? Do they go to attend International Beauty Show (IBS) which is held in NY or Chicago? Have they made any visits to the advanced academy along with American Crew and Toni & Guy?
Technical training in every salon is appreciated. Stylists should be encouraged to take part in hair cutting competition held in National Cosmetology Association or in State Competitions as well. The stylists should be made to use razors from the very beginning and they should be capable of making straight razor cuts. These are some really difficult and standard requirements that are not met easily. But, a high range of expertise and professionalism is something that can attract many customers.
3. Straight razor test is a must
Make it sure that when you see a hair dresser who is free and not doing any work, then you can hop in. Let him find his straight razor and then, you can have a glance of it. Watch it carefully and see that there is no guard present on it and that it is not there already in their tool belt. If you, then you may simply take a back turn and rush out to look for another salon. This way you can judge that the hairstylist is not at all serious and dedicated to his work as he does not have the basic tool. To understand this more clearly, take the example of a plumber who does not know the purpose of his basic tool known as a wrench.
4. Use online newspapers and magazines
The hairstylists who are the inhabitants of New York, LA and Chicago who are really good at their work are mentioned and described in the magazines and online newspapers. And this is the best way of finding the best hairstylist. Go for magazines like Black hair and many others.