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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good hairstylist?

First, pull up a list of nearby hairstylists on Thumbtack, and read their profiles to get an understanding of what they specialize in — hair coloring, cutting, extensions, wedding hairstyles, etc. Then, start searching for stylists who have high ratings and customer reviews. You should also spend some time looking at photos that showcase their work. That way, you can determine if a stylist has the experience and skills needed to achieve the look you want. 

When you’ve identified at least three hairstylists you like, ask them for a cost estimate and make sure they have the proper credentials.

How do you hire a hairstylist?

After you find a few hairstylists you’re interested in, you need to decide who to hire. To figure this out, ask yourself these questions when evaluating each candidate:

  • Does the hairstylist have mostly positive customer reviews and high ratings?
  • Is the hairstylist charging prices that are reasonable and within my budget?
  • Does this person specialize in my hair type and texture?
  • Can the hairstylist achieve the look I want?
  • Does the hairstylist have the proper training?
  • Can the hairstylist come to me (i.e., are they a mobile hairstylist?), or do I need to go to their place of business?

What does a hairstylist do?

Many hairstylists have the training and skills to do the following:

  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Blow-dry hair
  • Cut and trim hair
  • Color, dye and bleach hair
  • Straighten, braid and curl hair
  • Install hair extensions and weaves

The best hairstylists can recommend styles and advise you on how to properly care for your hair type. Some may specialize in a certain treatment, or they may focus on hairstyles for events, such as a wedding.

How much do you tip hairstylists?

A good rule of thumb is to tip your hairstylist at least 20%. Of course, it’s OK to tip more or less than 20%.

If you decide to tip 20%, here’s a quick guide on how much to tip your hairstylist:


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What should I do if my hairstylist messes up?

If you believe your hairstylist messed up, bring it to their attention. Talk to them about what you expected and why you’re not happy with the end result. Because many professionals rely on positive customer reviews and word of mouth to keep their business going, they’re often willing to make adjustments. For more advice, read our guide on how to resolve issues.

Reviews for Los Angeles hair stylists
Sophie D.
Jaroslava was the best energy to have on my wedding day! So friendly, bubbly, and a fabulous hair stylist!! She did exactly what I asked for!! Thank you, Jaroslava!!!
Jaroslava RigovaJaroslava Rigova
Emily V.
Lulu was sent to do my wedding hair and my sister in law's hair and we were extremely satisfied with the results! Alyssa was unable to come, but made arrangements for Lulu instead and was communicative and prompt. I have honestly never been super happy with stylists and my hair, but Lulu was just perfect. Would use them again in a heartbeat!
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
Tracey D.
Stylist I had was so professional and great to talk to, so this is not about her. The work was beautiful! I absolutely love the hair style. My unfortunate experience was with Taylor who failed to verify the stylist was indeed available on my wedding date in October. When I found out my stylist was not available, Taylor blamed the stylist and didn't take accountability for her mistake. Very unprofessional. I also had to ask for a free trial, given the scheduling problem. After a couple weeks of texting her asking what date works, I got "I'll look at my schedule". With no real response two months away from my wedding date, I didn't feel confident that I was going to get a trial. I decided to look elsewhere to make sure my wedding hair was one last thing I needed to worry about. When I asked for a refund for the deposit, I was denied, and then informed she all of a sudden had a date and stylist for me who would be doing the type of hair I want for the first time. Bride beware if you are looking to book with this vendor.
Taylor Made MakeupTaylor Made Makeup
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