HI! BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION, HERE IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT WHEN CHOOSING A HAIR STYLISTS...

 

CLIENTS HAVE MANY OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING SOMEONE TO DO THEIR HAIR... I FEEL HORRIBLE WHEN CLIENTS TELL ME STORIES OF VISITS TO OTHER SALONS, THEY SPEND ALL THIS MONEY TO END UP WITH DAMAGE HAIR AND UNWANTED RESULTS... HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT STYLIST AND AVOID A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE...


#1 - DO RESEARCH. TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, ETC. FIND OUT HOW COMMITTED THEY ARE TO THEIR PROFESSION.
#2 - LOOK AT THE STYLIST'S REVIEWS ON GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, YELP... ETC. REMEMBER, LOOK AT THE STYLISTS REVIEWS AND NOT ONLY THE SALONS... YOU CAN GO TO A 5 STAR SALON AND STILL END UP WITH THE WORSE STYLIST.
#3 - WHAT DOES THE STYLIST DO ON HER/HIS FREE TIME? DOES THE STYLIST CONTINUE TO PRACTICE? DOES THE STYLIST CONTINUE TO LEARN NEW PRODUCTS, SKILLS AND TRICKS? REMEMBER, IF YOU DON'T SEE A STYLIST PRACTICING ON A FRIEND OR A MANNEQUIN, THAN PROBABLY THEY ARE PRACTICING ON YOU... OOPS!
#4 - IS THE STYLIST LOOKING TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THIS PROFESSION? OR BEEN A STYLIST IS JUST A TEMPORARY THING WHILE THEY FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO? THERE ARE DEFINITELY VERY GOOD STYLISTS OUT THERE THAT ARE JUST PASSING THRU, HOWEVER, IF THEY ARE ONLY DOING HAIR TEMPORARY WHILE THEY TRY TO DO SOMETHING ELSE, THAN THERE IS A BIG CHANCE THEY ARE FOCUSING MORE TIME ON LOOKING FOR WAYS TO MOVE TO THEIR FUTURE CAREER STEAD OF LEARNING AND STAYING UP TO SPEED WITH THE NEW HAIR TRENDS.
#5 - PERSONALITY... IS THE STYLIST SOMEONE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH AND BUILD A RELATIONSHIP? OR SOMEONE WHO IS THERE JUST FOR THE MONEY? THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. 

 

WHEN LOOKING FOR A NEW LOOK, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR STYLIST, AND IN THE CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG, WILL THE STYLIST REALLY TAKE OWNERSHIP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT OR MAKE UP EXCUSES AND JUST SEND YOU HOME WITH THE ONLY ONE LOOK THEY KNOW HOW TO DO. REMEMBER, THERE ARE DRIVE THRU STYLISTS OUT THERE WHO JUST WANT TO TAKE AS MANY CLIENTS AS THEY CAN TO MAKE MONEY AND THERE ARE HAIR ARTISTS WHO WILL TAKE THEIR TIME, LISTEN TO YOUR CONCERNS, GIVE YOU OPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE END OF YOUR SERVICE.


I HAVE SEEN STYLISTS WHO HAVE ACQUIRED MORE EXPERIENCE THAN STYLISTS WHO HAVE BEEN DOING HAIR FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS... A LOT OF THEM KNOW MORE THAN THEIR BEAUTY SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS. THIS IS BECAUSE IN MANY BEAUTY SCHOOLS, INSTRUCTORS SPEND A LOT OF TIME TEACHING THE BASICS AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE ON A TEST (LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT SANITATION) ... AND THE ADVANCE TRENDS AND TECHNIQUES ARE FORGOTTEN.


TAKE YOUR TIME, AFTER ALL, IT IS YOUR HAIR WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ... THE WAY YOU LOOK IS THE WAY YOU FEEL... ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RISK IT WITHOUT DOING SOME RESEARCH FIRST? HEY, THERE IS ALWAYS WIGS.


HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE! 

 

JCARLOS PIMENTEL

MASTER HAIR ARTIST