How To Find The Right Hair Stylist In Portland

Maybe you just moved to Portland and need to find a hairstylist. Maybe your hair stylist in Portland decided to trek across New Zealand for a few months. Or maybe you recently had a bad experience with a hairstylist and while you need to find a new one, you’re understandably skittish. With hundreds of hairstylists and loads of salons in the Portland area, how do you find the right stylist for you?

Don’t be afraid to ask

First, if you see someone with a hairstyle you love and their hair is similar in texture to yours, stop and ask them who their hair stylist is. You’ll make their day, and most likely they’ll be happy to share the name of their hair stylist. You can also ask co-workers and neighbors which hair salon they frequent, as well.

Do your research

You can also do a little research on the web. Read bios of stylists and descriptions of salons. Look at reviews online to see which salons and which individual stylists get great reviews. Just remember, some people like to leave negative reviews so look at multiple platforms like Facebook and Google Reviews, to name a few. 

Once you’ve identified a few stylists that sound right for you, it’s time to make a phone call to see if they are accepting new clients. You’ll also want to check out their rates. The last thing you want to do is find the perfect stylist and they are out of your price range!

Schedule complimentary consultations

You can also contact several salons in your area and request a complimentary consultation to see if your personal style reflects that of the stylist. See if the stylist listens closely and understands what your vision is.

One step at a time

Once you’ve chosen a stylist, remember to take it slowly. Hopefully, your second and third visit will go as well as your first. If not, share your concerns with your stylist in an upfront and honest manner.  If things don’t work out, revisit your list and start over.  After all, your hair says a lot about you and you want to go to a stylist that will help you look great—when you walk out of the salon and every day until your next cut, right?

Why Dosha Salon and Spa?

Dosha Salon and Spa has six locations in Portland, and we hope you’ll include us in your search for the perfect hair stylist. Every member of our team is committed to providing our clients with exceptional service. If you're looking for a salon that is part of a national organization known for high-quality stylists, professional standards and products like Aveda, be sure to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation at Dosha in Portland. You’ll get the exceptional level of service and the results that you’re looking for! We’re here to help you be the best YOU.