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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 Washington hair stylists
Mindy Y.
Absolutely love my hair and feel good excited about getting it done again for my wedding day! After my first stylist didn’t show Mikaela was a saving grace on a short notice!! 100% recommend her!!!
EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)
Aubrey S.
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the She Spot. Everything was very professional and the stylist had amazing energy. She was super flexible and accommodating and I will definitely be back. My hair came out great and made me feel beautiful on my vacation.
The She Spot, LLCThe She Spot, LLC
Juanita B.
We enjoyed our time with our stylist. She was professional, responsive and let this old lady just sit and watch while she did mg daughters hair the valve and quality of the job is top notch. We plan to do further business at different events.
EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)
Nancy G.
I am so impressed with Katherine’s work. I arranged for her to style my hair the day of my daughter’s wedding. The results exceeded my expectations and she a very talented stylist. I am thrilled that we met because I plan to hire her for future events!
Katherine Radova Beauty LLC ( no DYE OR TRIM)Katherine Radova Beauty LLC ( no DYE OR TRIM)
Diala A.
I scheduled an appointment with Hiba to cut my hair and I could not be happier! Whether you want to try new things or go for a specific look, Hiba is the answer to your hair prayers. Punctual, friendly, patient, experienced, and all the things anyone could want in a stylist! She is incredibly talented and cares deeply about her customers (and their hair!). When Hiba arrived, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. But she listened closely and patiently as I explained and showed her pictures. She asked questions, walked me through the different options, and gave me honest feedback about the pros and cons of each. I ended up choosing to go short and even got bangs for the first time. I LOVE how it looks! Fantastic experience. I can’t say enough good things. Book Hiba any chance you get!!
hiba hairstylist ( private studio)hiba hairstylist ( private studio)
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