Are you looking for a new hairdresser? You should begin by taking a look at yourself in the mirror, and ask these questions:
1. What is my hair texture? Curly? Straight? Course?
2. What is the volume of my hair? A lot or a little?…or, somewhere in between?
3. Do I wear it short, medium, or long?
4. Am I looking for a drastic change with my cut?
5. Do I want an easy wash and wear style, or am I looking for something that takes more maintenance?
Now that you have answered these questions for yourself, it’s time to find the hairdresser that will perform your next haircut. Before committing to a haircut with your new hairdresser, you should ask the following questions of that hairdresser.
1. Are you good at cutting (fill in your hair texture here) hair?
2. Can you work with (fill in the volume of your hair) hair?
3. Are you good with (fill in your hair length) haircuts?
4. Are you comfortable with a (drastic or subtle) change?
5. Can you create a style that is (easy to take care of or higher maintenance)?
Call a few salons, and when the receptionist answers the phone ask them the above questions. If you are not comfortable with the answer, call another salon. If you are serious about getting the haircut you want, these are the questions to ask.
If you are looking for a hairdresser with a particular personality, you might have to try a few different hairdressers until you get the right one. My wife and I have owned a hair salon in downtown Indianapolis for the past 11 years. So, I am well aware of the varying personalities of hairdressers. The connection that you make with your hairdresser can be very important to some people. Others, not so much.
Don’t judge a hairdresser by their age. Over the years, I have seen 19 year old hairdressers a year out of beauty school that do better work than ones who have been in the business for 10 years or more…and vice versa. At our salon, we make certain that our staff is well trained with foundational cutting skills. As well as, educated by outside sources to keep current on the newest trends. Good hair salons do this. If you enjoy a subtle change over time, make certain that you are going to a hairdresser who has an awareness of what is current and possible with your haircut. If you never change your hair (which I think could be a bad idea), then training might not be a big deal to you.
Remember, these are questions to ask to get a basis point for a hairdresser to cut your hair. There are a lot of factors for you to consider, but this is a good start.