Are you in a good relationship with your hairstylist?
Looking for the right hairstylist is a lot like looking for the right partner. You need trust, commitment and EXCELLENT communication. You all know what it feels like to leave your hair salon feeling less than satisfied with your service. You feel let down, disappointed, lied to and in some cases, betrayed.
If you are like me, you need an arsenal of “stand-bys” for your beauty care needs. Before I launched BusyBellas, I had a list of hair stylists in several cities across the United States. You never know when you have a “hair emergency”, you know? The way that I started gathering these names is simply by asking people on the street, in the grocery store, on line, etc, the question: Who does your hair?. Most of the time, people would be so flattered they were more than willing to give me names, address and full contact information of their hair stylists. So, I will offer you the same type of advice in your search. Whether you are in a new city or simply looking to change to a new hair stylist, follow these simple suggestions to finding great referrals. Happy Hunting!
Ask a stranger. If you see a woman with gorgeous, healthy hair, or in a style you like, don’t be afraid to simply stop and ask her to share her resources. More often than not, people will be more than willing to give up their references. Most will be very flattered.
Do a little Social Networking. Submit a post to Twitter or Facebook asking people for great references in your desired city.
Do your research. Just because you visit a salon for the first time, doesn’t mean you have to commit to an appointment. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask about levels of expertise or experience in addressing your specific hair care needs. Also, ask about their policy for dissatisfied customers. It’s better to find out now, then later when it could be too late!