Hair Salon by Calgrin

If you’ve just moved to a new area and are unfamiliar with the local salons, how do you know where to go?

Best idea is to just keep your eyes open and be observant while shopping, at the grocery store, department store, mall, school, church!

Look for someone who looks fashion conscious and trendy (in a style you like), that is sporting a nice, well-cut and colored, maintained hairstyle. Ask where she got her hair done. If possible get a card or contact information.

Probably best to get more than one name to call in case some are booked solid. When you call the hairdresser, ask if he or she is taking new clients.

It’s always best to see a stylist’s work first!

Second step is to do a little sleuthing. Find the salon, and park outside. Try not to look like a stalker. Watch as clients come out of the salon on a busy weekend. If everyone looks nice… Bingo! You’ve found someone!

Another approach would be to ask neighbors for a referral, or call the local beauty college and ask them about reputable salons in the area.


Picture by Anita Peppers

These are just a few of many ways to find the perfect stylist if you fear just walking into a salon and taking a chance.

Yes, we’ve all heard those “horror stories!”

Referrals are always the best recommendation.

I’d love to hear your story. How did you find your hairdresser?