Finding the perfect hairstylist for your wedding
Like most of us, you’ve probably had the hairstylist from hell. Whether she lacked focus and talked to her salon buddies throughout your entire session, or gave you the weirdest haircut you’ve ever imagined, you’ve more than likely had at least one bad experience at the hands of a hairstylist. Now that your wedding is approaching, you’re not risking it, and you have every right to seek more reliable options. Having been a hairstylist for almost a decade, I think I’ve heard just about every horror story. So I’ve decided to share a few tips on how to avoid hairstyle horror stories on your wedding day.
Become a hairstylist detective
Now that we have the Internet, no one can hide, which can be a good thing if you’re good at your work. Use the reviews of friends and even strangers that leave online reviews on Yelp, Google or Yahoo. Word of mouth marketing is still one of the best forms of good or bad PR. Ask, inquire, research and take sneak peeks at various salons in your area. As long as you have Internet access, this will be the easiest detective work you’ve done. And make sure that you have your pen and pad to take down notes, as well as a camera to collect evidence.
Technology has literally changed our lives. More hairstylists are displaying their work online. Some hairstylists, like David Mallet, who has styled Marion Cotillard and Natalie Portman, have a good example of an online portfolio. Savvy hairstylists use the internet to display client testimonials and hairstyles. Use this as a convenient option to determine if they have the skills you need.
Know what you want, and give the potential wedding hairstylist a test run. If it goes well the first time, book them immediately so you now have your hairstylist from heaven!