Moving and Have to Find a New Salon & Stylist?
OMG! Been there done that!
Have you been searching endlessly on Google, Instagram & Facebook Groups to see what to general consensus is to the best salon near me?
Well…. that alone in itself is overwhelming with how many hair stylists are said to “be the best!”
The whole process is nothing to look forward to and takes some serious time and energy. So I have taken the liberty to give you the best advice on how to pick a winning salon and hair stylist in Charlotte, NC.
5 Tips on How to Choose a Hair Salon when moving to a new city.
1. Google is very reliable.
Trust Google when it comes to the stars and comments. Most “normal people” can sniff out a crazy Karen and you will often find a random 1-2 star among hundreds of 4 & 5 stars. There’s no getting around those Karen types but for the most part you should trust what your search results say. Users have to sign in and take the time to do the review and is most of the time based on a triggered appointment ending and in most cases by pure belief that the salon or hairstylist should be shouted out by a positive rating and reviewed from their recent experience.
2. Instagram is a must.
If your hairstylist is up to the times and you like that type of personality, trust the profiles of local hairstylists in your area. If they are out of the area you wish to be, sometimes it is well worth the extra time spent driving. Although convenience matters, in this case do not make it a non-negotiable especially if you are high maintenance and like things done a particular way or with a particular brand. If the referral you got does not have an instagram or some social media to see their brand, feel the vibe and see past work then I would skim right on past that one. Find a salon and stylist in Charlotte that takes pride in their work and displays it on Instagram or their website.
3. Get in local neighborhood groups on Facebook.
When you move, you are likely to look up neighborhood groups of similar interests online. Make a post and ask around the community site. Social media has left us with many ways to connect and find out immediate thoughts and answers. Just be prepared for the notifications or messages that will come flooding in…
4. Ask someone who has great hair where they went.
Chances are, the places you chose to hang out at, dine and shop at will be the type of people similar to you and your lifestyle. People love being complimented and love sharing their hair stylist’s and hair salon’s name when asked. Don’t forget to grab their name so they get an acknowledgement of the referral. It’s the thing to do these days for stylists get recognized when their work is noticed.
5. Ask your previous stylist for help.
A lot of times salons use a particular brand because of their support locally and nationally. If your salon uses a brand that is recognizable and heard often at the salon then you most likely will find a salon locator on their professional site for hair stylists to find a salon in other parts of the world.