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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 Alexandria hair stylists
Morgan K.
DeeDee is the consummate hair stylist professional and I'm delighted by the haircut that she provided me. She's also an excellent conversationalist!
Dee-Dee'z KutzDee-Dee'z Kutz
Ivette W.
She did an amazing job with my hair! She took her time and made sure it looked fabulous, I would definitely recommend her! Great stylist!
Makeup & Hair by Nafas KhanMakeup & Hair by Nafas Khan
Luna K.
Best experience ever, I would highly recommend her as a makeup artist and hair stylist. Did an excellent job the day of my engagement party and I was very pleased with the results. I got a lot of compliments from family and friends!
Pro Wedding HairPro Wedding Hair
Terrie R.
I had the best in-home experience with Mikaela! As a mom of a newborn and toddler navigating this COVID-19 world, it meant a lot to me to find someone following all precautions who was offering house calls. After Doug. Some searching I found some reviews on Mikaela and was so happy with what I read. When she came to my house for service, she beyond exceeded all expectations. She was kind and an absolute delight to talk to. She worked quickly and efficiently and was organized and professional. She followed all covid precautions. I cannot wait to have her back to do some color and give my hair more life! Thank you Mikaela! If you are looking for an exceptional hair stylist, look no further and hire Mikaela!
EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)EmmY Hair Services (Women/Children's Hair Only)
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