You’ve been perusing the internet, scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram, and have finally found your next hairstyle. Now the only issue is, how do you find the perfect hairstylist for you?
You can always change your outfits, your makeup, and your nails, but after you get your hair done that look is usually staying with you for a while. When you go to a hairstylist, you’re entrusting them with the one thing you can’t take off – your hair! That’s why it’s essential to do your research and find the right hairstylist for you.
Luckily, we have you covered with some important steps to take before booking an appointment, and a resource you can use to simplify this process all in one app.
1. Find the hairstyle you desire
Typically, when you are looking for a new hairstylist, you’ll want to have a particular style in mind that you are interested in. This is because different hairstylists will have different specialties. Of course, if you are just looking for a standard haircut or trim then any stylist should be able to do that. Finding a stylist who specializes is important when you are looking to change your hair color or go bold with a new haircut. So, it’s a good first step to do some research to find the type of hairstyle you desire.
2. Talk to your friends and read reviews
Our friends are our first stop when it comes to needing life advice, so why not go to them for hair advice too? Having a real person tell you their experience from a salon can be a great way of discovering some local hairstylists in your area. Plus, you can see their work on the person you are talking to. The internet is another great resource here, as there are many people reviewing salons/stylists and posting photos of their hair on social media or other online review sites!
3. Browse online
So, you’ve got a bit of an idea of what you’re looking for, you may have found a few stylists from listening to your friends’ advice or looking at online reviews. Now it’s time to research the hairstylist beyond the reviews! It’s always a good idea to check out the salon website, see if the hairstylist specializes in the look you desire, compare pricing, and check out their social media profiles.
4. Avoid the hassle with HAIR+
What if you could perform all these steps easily in one place? Well, you can! HAIR+ is an app dedicated to connecting hairstylists and clients, making it easy to find the perfect hairstylist for you.
Stylists have profiles where they post photos of their work. Clients can use search filters like gender, age, hair color, length, type, and ethnicity to find styles relevant to them. You can organize the search by geographical region to see the hairstylists that are in your area. You can also look globally and find inspiration from stylists around the world! Stylists are ranked within each region so you can determine how popular they are among other clients.
All booking information is found in the stylist’s profile, making it easy for you to contact them for an appointment!