In Midland Park and northwest Bergon County, there are many salons to choose from and within those salons, there are a number of stylists to choose from. If you are looking for a new hair stylist, the task can seem overwhelming. The websites of each salon, client reviews, and a salon’s customer service can tell you a lot about the experience you will have. However, what if you’re still unsure, what should you expect from your hair stylist? What are the non-negotiables?

Today, on the Hairdolini blog, we are looking at what you should expect from your hair stylist every appointment. If you are looking for a new stylist and a new experience, look no further! Hairdolini provides world class services with a zen environment that you won’t find anywhere else. Visit our website to book your appointment today! 

Four Things to Look For In a Hair Stylist

If the hair stylist that you’ve been going to for forever just retired, or you’re not happy with the experience that you’ve been having, you may be wondering how to choose your next stylist. Your style, age, and personality will all play a role in the stylist that works best for you. However, you should always expect these things. 

A Listening Ear

Whether you are talking to your stylist about your new hairstyle ideas or you are telling them about your latest family drama, you should always feel that your stylist is listening to you. In a busy salon, there can be a lot going on, but you should never feel like you’re not being heard. A good stylist will always be fully engaged when you’re discussing your hair needs and should be an active participant in the conversation during your appointment. 

A Desire to Help You Achieve Your Look

No matter if your style is on-trend or not, your stylist should have a desire to help you achieve your look and help you look and feel your best when you leave the salon. A good hair stylist will do their best to integrate your desired look with elements that will make it look good on you. For example, for hairstyles that look best with a heart-shaped face, they may alter it slightly so it compliments your rounder face. 

Technical Skills

Nothing can take the place of technical skill. Your stylist can be the best listener, but if they can’t execute your style, then does it really matter? No one should go home with a bad haircut. Learn about a stylist’s strengths, their experience, and how long they have been working at the salon. All of these aspects can tell you a little bit more about what you can expect from your stylist. If you haven’t worked with a particular hair stylist before, set up a consultation with them to learn more about them and if they will be able to deliver the results you’re looking for. 


Honesty is a must. If you don’t feel like your stylist is honest then it’s best to find a different one. Your stylist should be honest with you not only in stating the price of a new style or their own pricing change, but also when discussing a style change. It can be disappointing to be told that your new hair cut won’t work for you, but a stylist will only tell you that if it’s in your best interest to choose something else. They may make this suggestion due to how it will look on you, the price, or the maintenance level. They want to help you find something that fits your look and lifestyle! When discussing your desired style, they should always offer you alternatives, if it must be tweaked. 

Book With Our Stylist!

Elisabeth of Hairdolini offers a different experience than many salons in the Midland Park area. Not only is she a world class hairstylist, but she also offers a different experience. Instead of the busy, loud environment of most salons. She brings zen into your appointment through practices inspired by Kundalini yoga and meditation. Visit the Hairdolini website to learn more and book your appointment!