With so many hairdressers out there, choosing one is a difficult task that can have a big impact on your day to day life. At Coolangatta Hair Boutique, we understand the confidence that comes with good hair, and conversely the disappointment that results in a bad styling session. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when looking for a new hair stylist.
A good hairdresser should have training
It might seem obvious, but training is an important part of being a hairdresser. The fundamentals, salon etiquette, professionalism and so much more are taught in structured, regulated, government approved courses. Stylists learn the latest trends, various techniques to use on different hair types, styles that suit different hair textures or face shapes, the colours that work with certain skin tones. Training even goes so deep as to cover the different ingredients and products hair needs for optimal health, and to look amazing.
A good hairdresser should have experience
Experience goes hand in hand with training. If a hairstylist has been working with hair for a long time, chances are they have handled every hair type, from the simplest to the most difficult. This ensures they know how to tackle any problems or make suggestions to help you achieve your hair goals.
A good hairdresser should be a good listener
A good hairdresser will take the time to listen to your goals, ask you how you typically wear your hair (everyday and for special occasions), the types of products you use and what you’re wanting from your visit. They get to know the client before doing the job. This one even extends to finding a good salon, as the wider business will have standards they follow and protocols they implement in for every appointment.
A good hairdresser manages your expectations
Communication is the key for a hairdresser to be able to manage a client’s expectations. Your hair stylist should let you know how long the process will take, the results you should expect, how to maintain the hairstyle and the products that will support your goals. Without communication, your hair will look great when you step out of the salon, but you may find it difficult to get the same results at home.
Some people look at their hairdressers as part of their family – someone they can trust to make them look good, feel great and confident. When looking for a hairdresser, remember that they should be connected to a good salon with a great reputation of providing excellent service to their customers. If you’re looking for a hairdresser in the Tweed / Coolangatta area please feel free to give us a call to answer an questions, or book in an appointment today.