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Which Stylist should you choose?

This is always a dilemma when seeking out a new hairdresser. Most of us have been through the dreaded moment when your hairdresser announces they are leaving the salon to have a baby or move to Timbuctoo or change career all together… What do you do now? If you have been seeing your hairdresser for years it’s a daunting prospect to find another one who understands your hair as well and who understands you.

Most modern salons have a price range to suit all pockets so if cost is an issue you could choose that way. In Hair Gallery the price reflects the stylist years of experience and to some extent their popularity. This doesn’t mean our Graduate Stylist won’t be able to execute as perfect a one length bob as the Salon owner with 35 years experience. Far from it (after all, I taught her so I know she can). But the difference in your stylist having years of experience is the advice you might get, the troubleshooting of niggly areas you have that no-one ever seems to be able to do anything with and the suggestions for alternatives.

If you like to chop and change your hair about and would love suggestions you may be better with the medium to high price stylists as their further years of experience would have taught them a lot about what looks good by marrying up the hair, face, profile, lifestyle and more. They would instinctively know all the right questions to ask to get the best hair cut/colour for you. Graduate stylists, while very good technically, still have someway to go to troubleshoot difficult hair and difficult demands. If you like regular trims you can’t go wrong with the newer/younger stylists. Ongoing education is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly on top of new training with every level of stylist and assistant. No stylist is in competition and we are always asking each others advice where we need it.

I truly believe we have someone for everyone in our salon. It’s a sad fact that many clients would rather change salon altogether than change stylists within the same salon for fear of causing upset. After 35 years of hairdressing in seven different salons, working with well over 50 stylists, I can assure you no one has ever been upset by ‘their client’ sitting in someone else’s chair. All our stylists would rather clients carried on coming to the salon. As all employed stylists we work as a team for the good of the salon, many clients are happy to swap between two or three stylists, it’s not at all unusual at Hair Gallery. I would encourage all new clients to try a number of stylists in our salon until you settle with the right one for you.

Have a look at our team page and scroll through the list. We do have some that specialise in areas others don’t such as perming, balayage and bridal hair. If you are still unsure book your first appointment in with me, while cutting your hair we can chat about what you want from your hairdresser, what you want your hair to do for you and work on a hair plan. Then I can refer you to who I think would best suit you for that plan.

In the meantime, stay safe and well. I hope to see you soon!

Catherine x