Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Finding a new hair salon

Yes it's true - when you move you're stressed out about 2 things and 2 things only. 

1 - Where you'll shop for groceries

and 

2 - Who will do your hair

I'm in the process of moving and I FREAKED out last night when I went into my new grocery store (which is only 5 minutes from my old one).   The good news is that I don't have to go to the new one - I'm close enough that I can still go to the old one that I love.  The BAD news is - if I moved even further away that wouldn't be possible.

The same thing is true for finding a new hair stylist so listen up to these hot ROCK THE LOCKS tips. 

  1. Ask for a referral - Notice someone's hair that you like and ask who does their hair.
  2. Read reviews online.    Check out what others are saying and look at salon websites. 
  3. DON'T JUST WALK IN.   OMG you're putting your hair at huge risk by just "walking in."  
  4. Take your time.   You dealt with those messy bangs up until now, another day or 2 to find a reputable stylist isn't going to kill you
  5. Take photos of inspiration, and be sure your hairstylist can repeat back to you EXACTLY what you just told him or her. 
Most importantly, if you don't feel comfortable, you don't have to book an appointment.   Throw on a hat, pull hair back into a ponytail, or get creative if you have to, but finding a new stylist can be challenging - yet fun at the same time.   Relax and enjoy the ride.  

Enjoy - Billy Lowe

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