We've all had good and bad experiences when it comes to our hair. What do you do when you just aren't truly satisfied with your salon visits anymore? Some people are brave enough to just leave and find a new stylist, while some are much more hesitant because they have been with them so long or simply just don't know where to look. Sometimes change is good and much needed. The search for a new stylist doesn't have to be a pain.
The easiest place to start is close to home... Ask your friends/family whose hair you like for recommendations. We all have that one girlfriend that changes her hair every 2 weeks like it's nobody's business. She would be a great place to start. Even if you don't always love her hair, I'm positive she knows of multiple hairstylists in the area. They may also be able to direct you to other sources to find a new stylist. A good stylist knows to make themselves easy to find, so they may be closer than you think...
If asking friends and family doesn't work for you, you may want to turn to social media. Sites like Facebook and Instagram are great starting points because you can SEE what you are looking for. I do caution, like with any other information available online, do further research if using sources like Instagram or Facebook. I'll explain what I mean... Just think, how many selfies do you take with your phone before you find the right one to post? Probably close to 20 right? Then, how many filters and edits do you apply to make it look "perfect"? Now, do you look just like the photo you posted in real life? Probably not... That is where your questions are important. Ask about their process and how they will get you to your goal hairstyle. They should be able to tell you in detail.
At Renown Premium Hair we keep all of our social media posts uniform so you know what you see was done at Salon RPH. Just look for the angel in the background. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. If you aren't following us already, click on the links to be directed to our social media pages.
Once you have a list of stylists going, it's time for the fun part... Asking questions! When looking for a new stylist, the worst thing you can do is to not ask questions. You want to have an idea of what you are looking for as far as the style you are trying to achieve. Photos are very important so that you can SHOW the stylist exactly what you want.
All these questions are important to ask to determine if the stylist is a good fit for you.
At Salon RPH, consultations are a vital part of the salon experience. Not only will you have a chance to ask questions, but you will be asked questions by the stylist. It is very important that you are honest with 's going on with your hair so we can create the best plan of execution for you. No two people have the same head of hair, so no two people will have the same hair journey. Healthy hair is our number one priority. To book a consultation or an appointment with one of our skilled stylists, click here.
Hair care should be your stylist's number one priority. Whether wearing a ponytail or a weave, if you find that your hairstyle is excessively tight or painful, take it down. If you feel uncomfortable during your appointment, inform your stylist so they can make necessary adjustments. If not, that can lead to hair loss and tension alopecia.Your hairstyle should NOT interfere with your daily routine (sleeping, turning your head, and/or blinking). As a stylist myself, I can honestly tell you that we don't mind when you let us know what you are thinking while in the chair. We'd rather you let us know, than go home and hate your hair. We care about our work too much. (Most hairstylists are perfectionists when it comes to the finished product). Remember, pain is an indication to your body that something is not normal. If it's too tight, it ain't right!
The relationship between a client and his/her stylist is one that can be deeper than any other. Finding the right person to care for your hair and help you reach your hair goals isn't easy, but it's definitely worth the hunt... Keep in mind, a referral is a great way to show your stylist love. When your stylist feels loved by you, they will love you back!