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We all shudder at the thought of this changing our beloved hair stylist, but the only thing certain in life is, change. Stylists, like everyone else, move to other cities, go on maternity leave, and change career paths. Sometimes the change is voluntary and comes from your feeling that your current stylist doesn’t listen to your needs, or stay abreast of the hottest new trends. After you’ve discussed the issue and the problem continues, it may be time for a new hair connoisseur.

Although this can appear to be a daunting task, following these few suggestions should lead to the best hair on “Mane” street. Look forward to a great hair style and a more informed relationship with your stylist. Here are a few tips for choosing a stylist.

While out and about, look for women with healthy tresses and hair styles you like. Ask this styling diva what salon she frequents, what stylist she sees, and the price range of her services. In today’s world of cyber awareness, you can always type the salon or stylist into a search engine. Their are many helpful websites that rate salons and individual stylists. Avoid following your first thought to ask a friend or relative. Many times they don’t want you to go to the person in which they share their intimate details… and gossip. They don’t want to the stylist letting any of their conversation “slip”. Plus, no one wants to be involved any “mane” misunderstandings between yourself and the stylist.

Here are some things you want to keep in mind when narrowing down your stylist options. Every stylist doesn’t specialize in every hair style. Whether you wear a short crop, long flowing locks, a relaxer, or colored tresses, make sure that you find a stylist who specializes in that look. Ask them if they have taken any recent classes. If the stylist says that she “doesn’t need them”, run for the hills… or at least another stylist.

Once you go in for your first appointment or your free consultation, their are a few questions the auditioning stylist should ask you. All stylists need to learn what you like and don’t like about your current look. They should ask about all chemical services you receive in the salon (chemical services are not recommended for at home use). They also want to learn how much time and money you are willing invest in your hair services. This way you won’ t end up with a cut and color you can’t afford to maintain.

I usually recommend giving the stylist a few visits to decide if this is a good match. Sometimes you may have to work at achieving the perfect hair color tone or the perfect amount of curl in your hair. All new relationships take cultivation and communication, and this one is no different. Following these few tips will allow you to feel empowered enough to choose the right stylist for you.


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