How do you know when it’s time for a new hairstylist or a new hair salon? Switching stylists, even within the same salon, can sometimes feel like you’re breaking up. But just like all relationships, people evolve and want to try something new. In today’s blog post, Swoope Hair is sharing a couple of signs that you may need a new hairstylist. If you’re ready to try someone new and are looking for a natural hair salon in Birmingham, contact us today.

Stylist Doesn’t Suggest New Options

If you’ve been going to the same hair salon for years, you might just plop down in the chair, and your stylist begins your hair service. For some people, this routine is comforting and enjoyable. After all, your stylist knows your color and your cut. However, part of a stylist’s job is to give your options and suggestions. We know the world of hair and hair trends, and you should trust your stylist to give you ideas that you might not have considered on your own. Maybe it’s a new protective style for your natural hair for the summer, a break in color treatments, or a fresh cut — while it’s ultimately up to you to make a change, your stylist should be there to keep your hair healthy and up to date.

Doesn’t Teach You How To Care For Your Hair

Part of every hair appointment should be a conversation about how to care for your hair when you’re out of the salon. Here at Swoope Hair in Birmingham, my passion is educating women about how to care for their natural hair — I even have a free Facebook group devoted to this! But wherever you go, and whatever type of hair you have, your stylist should show you tips for getting the same look they gave you at home. They’ll make the tools available to you and teach you how to use them so that you can really take control of your style.

Doesn’t Keep Up With The Time

A great hairstylist is always learning new skills and keeps up with the latest products and hairstyling techniques. The hair world is always evolving, which is why it’s an exciting field to be in! Product technology, trends, and techniques all change regularly, particularly in the natural hair world. While most states don’t require continuing education classes for hairstylists to keep their license, that doesn’t mean stylists should go to conventions or conferences or being learning through online tutorials to advance their skills. You’re going to your stylist for their expertise, and part of that comes from keeping up with the latest hairstyle trends and the techniques needed to achieve them. 

More Personality Than Talent

Many women admit that they go to their stylist because they love their personality, if not the haircut they get. While it’s definitely important to have a good rapport with the person taking care of your hair, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also get a good cut! Your experience at the natural hair salon you go to should be amazing all around, both with your connection to the stylist, your cut, color, and more. Don’t cheat yourself out of a great look just because you like the stories your current hairstylist tells!

Your Stylist Is Continually Late

While anyone can have unexpected events that cause them to be late, if your stylist is making you wait every time you visit them, it’s a sign that you need a new one. Time is valuable, and if you’ve taken time out of your day to visit the natural hair salon, your stylist should respect that!

Poor Communication

Like the previous point about lateness, it’s simply unprofessional to have poor communication. If you ask for a two-inch trim and you lose six inches of your length, that’s a serious communication problem and someone you definitely shouldn’t return to! 

Swoope Hair Natural Hair Salon

Our Birmingham hair salon specializes in helping women enjoy incredibly healthy, natural hair. We use high-quality products and innovative techniques to create stunning, personalized results for every single client. Whether you choose to relax your hair, let your curls bounce, rock braids, or more, we can help you discover the style you’ve been dreaming of! Check out our hairstyles page and book with Brittany Swoope and Swoope Hair today!