What To Know When You Hire A Salon Advisor

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Many people don't realize that most hair consultants are actually considered an independent consultant. The reason for this is because they usually work for themselves and not a bigger company. With that being said, it can be hard to find the best freelance consultant and it can be hard to know what to look for. You want to make sure your profit margins are as healthy as possible. To help you out, here are 5 things to consider when looking to hire a hair consultant for your retail beauty shop. 

Great Communication 

For starters, you want to make sure the consultant has good communication skills. Not only do you want to ensure that you guys can come to a styling agreement, but you also don't want to sit there in awkward quietness. Good communication will also make you feel more comfortable with the consultant and you'll be able to bring any style you want without feeling like you're silly or like the consultant is going to laugh at you. If you find that you can't communicate well with the person, you'll want to find someone else. 

Read Reviews 

You'll also want to make sure you read reviews on the hair or salon consultant. These reviews are left by people who have actually used the consultant and they usually tell all the good and bad of what it's like working with the consultant. This will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect and you'll be able to see if there are any good or bad patterns that multiple people have commented on. The good thing about reading reviews before meeting with the consultant is that you can just skip to the next one if they don't have good feedback without having to waste time! 

Skills And Experience 

While it's completely fine to have a new consultant do your hair, you might be more comfortable going with someone who has quite a bit of experience. Regardless of which one you decide on, you want to make sure they have many different skills and they're caught up with all the trends. You don't want to go with someone who doesn't really know what they're doing or is adamant about styling hair from the 60s. You might need to shop around, but you should be able to find the right person. 


Make sure you find an independent consultant that is affordable and in your budget. It's okay to splurge every once in a while, but you don't want to do that constantly. If you're looking for someone to do your hair on a regular basis, you want to make sure they're within your budget and that they're affordable. They put a lot of time and money into styling, so you might have a hard time if you're budget is on the lower side. The best thing to do is shop around and choose one that also has the other qualities you're looking for. 

Able To Make Changes 

Finally, you want to find a consultant that's willing and able to make changes. For example, you want someone to be able to change your hair color if you don't really like the one you first chose. The last thing you want is to have someone who refuses to make changes or gets upset when you want a change. With that said, don't expect a consultant to be okay with you asking for several changes at one sitting! 

Now that you know some of the things you should look at when looking for a freelance consultant that specializes in hair, you'll have an easier time finding the perfect person for the job. It might take some time, but you'll be able to find someone who will work with you to meet your needs! 

I hope you enjoyed this article about what you or your company needs to know when hiring a professional salon advisor.

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