How to Choose a Hair Stylist
Who are the most important people in your life? Your spouse, your partner, your children, your best friend. And your hair stylist. While your family and friends take care of your soul’s needs, your stylist takes care of your beauty’s needs. Your stylist, like the best of best friends, is supportive of new opportunities and is the first to tell you if you’re making a mistake. In a kind and gentle way, of course! Because this is such an important relationship, it is worth taking the time to choose carefully. How do you find a stylist that will be able to help you look and feel your best?
Finding a stylist is especially important if you have hard-to-cut hair or hair which not every stylist has experience in cutting: curly hair and black American hair are two examples. When it comes to finding these types of hair salons, Austin is a superb place to look. Before you decide, make sure you speak with a potential stylist if you have this “difficult” hair. Many salons offer a consultation before you need make your decision; take advantage and ask questions while giving the stylist the opportunity to look at and feel your hair.
You will also want to ask what type of products – shampoos, toners, colors, finishing products, etc. – he/she will use on your hair. This is essential because even though salon products are of a much higher quality than those you will find in a store, this doesn’t mean all salon products are created equal. Kerastase hair products, for instance, is the world’s leading hair care line and is renowned for infusing hair with vitality and beauty. The stylist’s skill is crucial, but so are the tools he uses.
While searching for a stylist, you may also want to inquire about other services the salon offers. For instance, will your stylist be available for bridal hair services leading up to and on the day of your wedding. Is there anyone available for makeup lessons whether for a special event or just to help you learn the basics of how to enhance your beauty on a daily basis.
With the relatively humid climate of Austin, facial treatments are a must to protect and preserve your skin’s vitality. Will this salon offer a variety of options, from more simple microdermabrasion to more complex treatments like chemical peels? Will a skin care consultant be able to help you determine which facial will be best for your skin’s needs? Other musts for residents: wax and tanning salons. Austin TX is full of options to help you get ready for hot Texas summers, and it can be helpful and convenient if you choose a full service salon so your stylist is at the same location as your other service technicians.
Finding the right stylist is no small task, but as soon as you see your hair taking shape in the mirror, you will see that it is worth the time and effort. Be choosy; you deserve it.
About the Author: Kenneth Brown has written extensively about the beauty & fashion industry and enjoys informing consumers about the many options in this field