Finding a great local hairstylist is as difficult as cutting your own hair—one bad move and it’s game over. Enter celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright, whose styles have been featured on The Tyra Show, America’s Next Top Model and America’s Got Talent. While chatting at the Empower U workshop panel earlier today, she revealed a few tips and tricks when locating the best hairstylist in your area.
“Most people find a stylist by seeing another woman with a [hot] hairstyle that they like,” said the two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist. “Then you get her information and check it out for yourself.”
As easy as that sounds, there are still challenges that occur once you think you’ve found a stylist. And, perhaps the biggest deciding factor is finding what’s important to you, and then finding a stylist that specializes in the things you most desire.
“If you need hair care, you may have to compromise a little bit because sometimes great stylists aren’t into hair care,” she says. “So find one that works for you. Sometimes a lot of my clients come to me for image making—they want me to change their image with color, cutting, styling, weaving, and wigs, but when I want my client to get a good scalp treatment, I send them to another salon for steaming and scalp stimulation.”
The bottom line: Know exactly what your hair needs and don’t be afraid to try several stylists!