how do you find a new hairdresser?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have curly hair, so when I moved back to SA I went to the website and checked out salons that had good reviews from curly haired women. I found a great salon and stylist, and stuck with her for a few years.

She recently quit and I had to find someone else. I didn’t like the rest of the stylists at that salon, so I was back on the hunt. When my SIL got married in May I had my updo done at her salon and they were fabulous, so I checked out the stylists’ profiles on their website and picked someone I liked. It turned out great!

Post # 4
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in the same position. I keep going to different places hoping to stumble on someone that knows their shit…. but it has yet to happen.

im going with the trial & error method, although i understand your concern with getting closer to the wedding.

hopefully someone has some good input that we both can follow without sacraficing our luscious locks.

Post # 6
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m in the same situation – I have lived in my current city for 3 years now, and I STILL travel 2 hours back to my previous city to get my hair done! I know – I am crazy, but I am too scared to try a new stylist!

Post # 7
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013



Honestly, I have a few things I do:  I google salons and check out websites first.  I look for higher end salons that focus on continuing ed for their stylists and staying up to date on the latest techniques and trends.  I read any reviews I can find on Google, Yelp and other sites.  I also won’t go anywhere that charges less than $45 for a haircut.  That may sound snobbish and it may not always be true, but in my experience with hair, you get what you pay for and anyone charging $15 for a haircut sketches me out.


I was lucky enough to find an amazing salon about 30 minutes from my house and I won’t change now.  My stylist is amazing, she’s current on trends and I trust her to understand what I’m asking for every time.


Good luck!

Post # 8
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I should add that my grandmother owned a salon and I grew up around it all the time. I have an idea of what a “good” place is, haha.

@JennaJay13:  COMPLETELY AGREE. I hate to sound snobby too, but I don’t do cheap haircuts or salons. Curly hair is hard to cut, and can look awful when cut poorly. I pretty much rule out all cheaper salons. It would take massive props and recommendations to get me to go somewhere that didn’t charge at least $30.

Post # 9
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

I moved over 1000 miles away from my previous hair dresser so I asked one of my friends here. She told my about one salon and I LOVE it! They are awesome there. So I would ask friends and if you can look at reviews online

Post # 10
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

When I am looking for a new salon, I wait to see what deals come across on Groupon or Living Social or another website similar to those. Research the company!! Try to find their website or facebook.I LOVE when salons post who their team is that way you can look at their own hair or look them up on FB to see what their “portfolio” includes. I am not the traditional person that gets the same color/cut everytime I go. I need someone who can handle the crazy hair requests. So I put A LOT of thought into finding a hair salon.

Post # 11
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@bibbleskip First I like your sense/cents pun.

Second I looked on yelp, white pages, facebook to find a new salon. I was sick of my old hair dresser not doing what I wanted so I needed to look elsewhere. I went on the salon facebook page and saw some cuts that customers had uploaded and thought I’d give it a try. It worked out great, I love my new stylist, she’s cheaper than the last but the quality of work is amazing and she’s close to my work!

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