How to Choose the Right Hairstylist for You

How to Choose the Right Hairstylist

Choosing a hairstylist is a big decision. After all, he or she will be responsible for helping you maintain your most important asset: your hair. But with so many options out there, how do you know which hairstylist is right for you? Whether going for a big chop or just a trim, finding the right salon and hairstylist is key to being happy with your hair and overall experience. You’ll need a hairstylist that considers your hair type, listens to you attentively, and clearly understands the vision you want for your hair. So read on and find your perfect match.

  1. Consider Your Needs

When considering a hairstylist, it’s important to assess your needs. So, ask yourself these questions below.

-Do you need a style that is easy to maintain?
-Do you like to change your hairstyle frequently
-What is your hair type―curly or straight, thick or thin?
-Are you looking for hair color treatments like Balayage, Foil, or Vivid Color?
-What’s important to you in a salon―the expertise, atmosphere, or conversation?

Answering these questions can help you narrow down your options and find the perfect salon and hairstylist for you.

  1. Do Your Research

Once you understand what you like in a salon and hairstylist, you can research a few options. For example, if you have curly hair, you’ll want to find a stylist who understands how to cut and maintain curly hair. Or, if you like to experiment with hair colors such as Balayage or vivid color, you’ll need a salon that offers a range of hair color options. Perhaps you want a hairstylist to consider your personal style when they cut your hair. Are you sporty and athletic or classic and conservative? You’ll want your stylist to be a good listener who understands your personal style and the vision you want for your hair. Of course, hairstylists will also be welcome to give you an opinion on what hairstyle will look great on you.

Other factors to consider when researching a hairstylist include experience, training, price, and location. You’ll also want to read reviews such as Google reviews.

  1. Get Recommendations

Have you seen someone in the grocery store with a haircut you love? If so, ask them where they got their haircut. They will be flattered, and you will now have a place to research potential hairstyling services. If you have friends or family members who have great hairstyles, ask them about their salon.

Once you have a few salon recommendations, you can select them based on your research criteria to find the best hairstylist for you.

  1. Schedule a Consultation

When your choices are narrowed down, you can schedule a consultation with potential hairstylists. Be sure to bring pictures of hairstyles you like. Also, be specific about what you want for your hair, which is a great way to get to know the stylist and their work better!

After the consultation, you should know whether the hairstylist is a good fit for you. If you are satisfied with their work, book an appointment and start your journey to get the perfect hair!


Finding the right hairstylist who is in your price range, understands your hair type, listens well to the vision you want for your hair, and then executes that vision can be tricky. That’s why it helps to go through these steps above to increase your chances of finding the right salon and hairstylist for you.

If you want help selecting the right hairstylist for you at Jessica’s Color Room, we have a brief form you can complete. We’ll e-mail you three hairstylist matches once you submit the form.

If you’d like to speak to our staff at Jessica’s Color Room Salon for help finding the right hairstylist at our salon, please call us at 860-344-8677.

Stay Connected with Us!

Share This