What to consider when looking for a hairdresser

November 18, 2013

The relationship between you and your hairdresser has to be one of trust, which comes with time and experience together, so how can you get there fast when a new face is holding the scissors over your head?

What to consider when looking for a hairdresser

When the time comes to choose a new hairdresser, there are a few details that can help you find a sympathetic soul who has the expertise you need so you can get the look you want.

Artistic and technical

  • The hairdressing world is both artistic and very technical.
  • You can most likely trust a stylist who makes suggestions that are tailored to your facial features, hair texture, personal style and the amount of time you can spend on your hair every morning.
  • Ask your new hairdresser what he or she thinks about the latest trends and how they keep up to date with them. Do they attend hair trade shows or regular training workshops?
  • Hairdressers are invited to many professional events where they can find out more about new techniques and the musts of the season.

An experienced hairdresser

  • An experienced hairdresser can predict hairstyling trends in texture, colour and cuts.
  • He or she might recommend the purchase of a curling iron or a flat iron to help you maintain your version of the season’s big, loose curls or long and smooth locks.
  • With a passion for styling, a master hairdresser can inspire you to try new things or add a hint of sparkle to your classic look.
  • The secret is in being tuned in to your needs, all while being able to intuit the kinds of changes you can be comfortable with.


  • If you would like to change your hairstyle completely, a good stylist knows how to show off your facial features to advantage while adding an up-to-date touch that will earn you glowing compliments.
  • The hairdresser will consider the shape of your face and texture of hair and then adapt the cut in a way that suits you
  • . Keep in mind that the cute cut you see your favourite celebrity wearing might not go well with both round faces and square chins.
  • A good hairdresser will be able to suggest an alternative that will leave you smiling.

A trusting relationship

  • If you click straight away with your new stylist, then that’s a positive sign.
  • If it’s not an ideal match, don’t hesitate to try another salon or ask for a different stylist the next time.
  • You have to be able to communicate your desires and have confidence that the hairdresser has enough experience and inspiration to be able to suggest some ideas and give you what you need.
  • For a first appointment with a new hairdresser, choose a quiet time of day so that he or she will have more time to talk with you.

When seeking a new hairdresser, consider to your appointmentdressed in a style that reflects your personality. If you usually wear makeup, put some on when you go for your hair cut. The important thing is to let your hairdresser see who you are so you can get a hairstyle that goes well with your total look. It’s all a question of style, from head to toe!

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