Choosing the right hairdresser can be extremely difficult. If you’ve recently moved or your preferred stylist is no longer available for whatever reason it can be stressful and time-consuming to find a good alternative. How do you find a new hairdresser? How do you know if you can trust them with your hair? What if they let me down?
We’ve compiled a list of our top tips to help you get started.
1. Decide what you want
There are a wide range of different hairdressers available throughout the country. The main things to consider are budget, distance and whether or not they can achieve the look you’re going for. If you’re simply after a quick cut every few weeks then any old local salon should be able to give you everything you need. For something a bit more special you might need to do a little more research.
If you’re just looking for a trim locally why not try our ‘hairdressers near me’ search tool. This can help you find the closest hairdresser near you in next to no time.
2. Ask for Recommendations
We’ve found one of the best ways of finding a stylist you can trust is through recommendations. Ask some friends or family members who always have great hair – they must know someone who they trust. This works particularly well when their hairstyle is similar to your own.
3. Look at reviews online
There are plenty of sites online that provide a good overview for almost any hairdresser in the country. Google Maps is a great way of looking through local hairdressers which includes their own reviewing system and a ton of other useful information including location, directions and the hairdresser’s website (if they have one!)
Put some time into looking through some reviews and you’ll get a quick feel for which salons deserve your time and money!
4. Check out what services the Hairdresser offers
It’s always good to see what a hairdresser can and can’t do before digging any further. Ideally, any hairdresser should have a full list of services available from their site or alternatively on-site. Make sure they can do everything you’re looking for.
Don’t feel awkward phoning a hairdresser to discuss what you want – most salons are more than happy to discuss what you’re looking for before booking an appointment. Make sure you’re comfortable and happy before agreeing to book a haircut.
5. Visit the Hairdressers
Before committing there isn’t any harm in checking out the salon. There are a few not so obvious things to look out for when checking out your local hairdressers. We recommend looking for cleanliness, products used and the quality of other peoples hair and hairstyles.
Once you’re happy with your choice, take the plunge and go for it!