“How do you find a hairstylist if you’re never in the same area?” This is a question we get asked a lot. After over 4 years on the road, I won’t say it’s always been easy for sure. We’ve done the big chain places, and frankly have been pretty let down. No offense to the big chain places, but personally I’ve not visited one where I thought they were confident in what they were doing, and I’ve never walked out feeling it was a very good haircut. AND … I’m not even picky!
Tips & Ideas
Meet up or Convergence – Ask in a group setting about hair stylists. It’s possible you may be sitting right next to a professional hairstylist who also happens to be a full-time RVer.
Aveda Salons – Aveda Salons – I’ve heard this over and over again from RVers. Aveda Salons are always completing updated training, and I’ve not heard of one person getting a bad haircut at the Aveda Salons.
Google – I think this one is pretty obvious, but look up and read the reviews of the local hair stylists. See if you can find names of stylists at the local places that might seem to be the best according to the reviews. I actually did this in West Virginia for my daughter. She hadn’t had a chance to get back to Pennsylvania to our hairstylist last summer and was in need of a haircut. We did find a very good hairstylist in her college town. I have to say for the small trim she received, and the $80 (plus tip) price tag, it might have been better to do a bit more research. But this place had great reviews! We just weren’t expecting the price tag for a trim. Literally a wash and trim!
Book a Blowout – These are relatively new places that have popped up over the last few years. That’s when you just make an appointment for a wash and style. This is the safest way to get a feel for a salon without making any major commitments. If you’re going to be there a bit, and love the style you just got, make an appointment for a cut and style the following week.
Ask a Stranger – Sometimes this can be awkward! But can also make someone feel really great. If you see someone in the grocery store or laundromat who has a similar style hair cut you’re really wanting? Ask them who their hairstylist is. People are always willing to share that information. And not only did you make that person’s day because you obviously loved their haircut, but you might have made a new friend.
We’re almost always learning from Facebook groups or Instagram. If you see someone with a similar style you like, ask them where they got it done. If you’re in a large RV Facebook group, ask if anyone has any suggestions in or close to the town you’re in, or the one you’ll be going to in a few weeks.
Let’s not even mention what happened in 2020! How many of you went a year or more without a haircut? It was tough! I’ve been cutting my husband’s hair for about 3 years now, but he’s even less picky than me.
We would love to hear how you solve this dilemma and what tips you have for finding haircuts on the road.
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