Consider These Helpful Tips To Choose The Best Stylist

December 30 2022


Whether you are looking to get a new cut or are just starting out your salon journey, choosing a proper stylist when you choose a salon is an important task in getting what you want. So we want to help you learn some good tips so that you can find the stylist for you if you are ever on the hunt.

They Know The Latest Trends 

A stylist that knows the latest trends in all things related to hair is one that will be able to give you a stellar look and great recommendations if you do not know exactly what you want. Additionally, these stylists can make great suggestions for edits to your look to keep up with trends if that is what you want. 

Look at Pictures Of Their Work

There is no better way to judge the quality of a stylist's work than by actually observing their end results. You can typically find before and after photos on the salon websites, which will let you know exactly how talented your future stylist is and what areas they are strongest in.

Get Recommendations From Trusted Friends

If your friends like a stylist enough to recommend them, they are likely good at their craft. Recommendations are a big part of how salons are able to get the word out and get new customers in, so they want to do well with everyone. So if someone is impressed enough to send you their way, you will know they really go all out to give the best service and gorgeous results. 

Their Reputation In The Salon

Asking about the stylist you are interested in is another good way to get a feel for who you will click best with. What is their personality like? Are they chatty or quiet? What is their temperament? Their reputation around town and with their co-workers can give you a good idea of how well you will actually like your stylist. 

Look At The Salon Site

The website of many salons will often include team pages where you can look and see pictures of each stylist, as well as get information on them such as their level, where they went to school, how much they charge, and their personalities. You can find Meraki Hair and Makeup Studio’s team page here!

How Much Do They Charge?

One of the most important parts of choosing a new stylist is being able to afford to pay them as they deserve. Make sure the stylist you are looking into is within your price range, and avoid any nasty surprises when it comes to the price of your new hair after the service is already provided. 


Getting a consultation is a good way to get a feel for your stylist in person before going in for your styling appointment. Here is where you can learn about them, and them about you. They should go over your overall hair health, and let you know if what you want is a good idea for your hair or not. Additionally, if they are not comfortable performing your request just yet, they can tell you how to get your hair to a point where they will be willing to help you achieve your dream look. 

Do They Ask Questions?

One key thing to look for when you go to a hairstylist is how many questions they ask, and what kind of questions they ask. If all they ask is what you want, and tell you the price- that is a problem. This is not a stylist that cares or is worth conducting business with. They need to know your hair history, and they should probably ask you if you have any pictures of the style or color you want. Take note of the details they are interested in, these details will tell you how much you can trust this stylist to deliver your desired look without harming your hair. 

At Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio we have tons of lovely, skilled hair stylists who would love to prove their worth. If you want to know more, you can call us at 718.966.6601 to book an appointment or find us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island. Schedule appointments on your own with our Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio mobile app, available for free on iTunes and Google Play.