Instagram is one of the biggest and best tools out there for finding all kinds of things: recipes, lifestyle inspiration, self-care affirmations, fitness tips, and YES, this is how to find hairstylist. Maybe you’re in a rut with your hair, haven’t had a great relationship with a stylist in a while, or recently moved and need a hairstylist in your new city. Great news! You can turn Instagram into your personal search tool, not just for a new look, but for the right professional to help you get there.
Many of my clients have found me on Instagram so I’ve got a good idea how it works from the other perspective. I’ve found a stylist on Instagram myself. After following, interacting with, and admiring the work of @audreyinskeep for years, we decided to finally meet and do each other’s hair. When my clients move away, I use these exact tips to help them find a new stylist.
First, it helps to have an idea of what you want for your hair. Do you want to go lighter/darker, straighter/wavyer or shorter/longer? Do you want a specific service? Do you want to make a big change, update your classic look, or maintain the status quo? Now, think of a few words that describe what you want. These will be your keywords. Some examples are balayage, brunette, blonde, long hair, short hair, Brazilian blowout, hair extensions, haircut, best haircut, bridal hair, prom hair, etc.
Here are some tips from a superstar Instagram stylist Amy aka @camouflageandbalayage:
Now that know how to find a hairstylist and even have a couple of people in your area, whose works you love, it’s time to dig deeper. What do their bios say? How about their captions? Do you see anything that inspires you, speaks to you, sounds like someone you’d want to spend a few hours with? A personality match is an important part of really connecting with your new stylist. Read through the comments on their pics; are their clients writing and saying they love their hair? That’s always great to see.
For further research, see if the stylists have a Yelp page. If their bio lists their salon, check out that salon on Yelp. In addition to reviews, this may help you get a better idea of the salon environment, which is important, too. You’ll need to check if your visit will come with certain amenities, such as Wi-Fi, beverage service, parking, accepts credit cards, or additional services such as waxing/skincare? Yelp will usually show these topics.
Last, but not least, for a consultation, most stylists will offer a short consultation appointment to new clients at no charge. Or, if there is a charge, it’s probably applicable toward services booked. So, take this info, hit the ’gram, and find your dream stylist.
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