Finding the Best Hairstylist

You can always hear stories about hairstylists ruining the hair of their clients. The hairstylists may not know what they have done wrong but their clients will never get back to them again. It is a lose-lose situation. That is why most people cling to their hairstylist.  


Looking for a new hairstylist is hard. However, there is always someone out there waiting for you to meet him or her. Here are some tips for finding a great hairstylist.  

Research Hair Salons 

First of all, research some hair salons in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Find a salon that fits your preferences. Do you like things trendy and modern, sophisticated and upscale, or comfy and casual? 

You will usually find that the hairstylists working at a certain salon matches into the same theme as the salon. This is a great measure of what you must expect. Remember also that expensive salons hire more professional hairstylists, use great products, and might have more service to give.  

Even if it is expensive, you will still get what you paid. Be prepared to spend more money for a quality service, if you are conscious with your image. 

Read Every Stylist’s Reviews 

After finding the salon that suits you, check its reviews. Maybe some reviews mention certain stylists and you like what is on the review, or maybe not. You need to go to the Facebook page of the salon or the website either way. Find the pictures of the stylists and read the comments if they have any.  

Pick a hairstylist which looks good to you. Then, ask if you could book an appointment for consultations. Oftentimes, consultations are free. You will get a feel for the hairstylist and what she or he could do at the consultation.  

Ask to see a book or a portfolio of hairstyles that he or she has done. You then tell the hairstylist what you would like. Do not give too little details to the hairstylist. He or she has to know about you as much as you need to know about him or her.  

Interview the Hairstylists 

Ask recommendations about the kind of color or haircut that will suit your lifestyle, skin tone, and face shape. It will give you an idea of how the hairstylist thinks and the styles which the stylist is most comfortable with, even if you just want to keep your current style. Most problems happen when there’s a huge gap between what the stylist could deliver and what the client wants.  

Discuss also how the hairstylist handles working on a unique hair type like baby-fine hair, curly, wiry, or coarse. Each hairstylist has a comfort area. Use the consultation to see whether you have found the hairstylist that enjoys working with the type of your hair and knows your special needs. 

Do not be afraid to tell the hairstylist that you want to consider things first before deciding if you are not sure. Do not also be afraid to make an appointment for a consultation with more than one hairstylist.