While you are busy scurrying around getting all of your wedding details accomplished, there are some very personal vendors that you will want to make sure that you get right. Two of those vendors are your makeup artist and your hair stylist. Let's face it, you are going to be standing in front of your family and friends and this is the most special day of your life so you want to look your absolute best. Your choice of a hair stylist could really be tricky so there are some things that you want to make sure of. You want to make sure that you know you are getting the talents and skills of a professional so that nothing goes wrong on your big day. In order to make sure this is what happens, you will need to do some research and conduct some interviews. Your quest all starts by searching the Tampa area for some more than capable candidates. Below we have provided a brief guide that will help lead you to the perfect candidate for you.
So, you need to find some potential candidates to check out. Start your research by doing a Google search for “hair stylists in the Tampa area.” We realize that you will be looking at pages and pages of results. We recommend that you take the first thirty and check out each website. Is it professional in appearance and in the information it shares. Look at their online portfolio, do you like what you see? Make a note of any that strike you as a potential hire. It would also be great if you could get some potential candidates from first hand sources that you trust. With this in mind, ask your friends, family and coworkers if they have ever hired a hair stylist that they would recommend. Another potential source that can be a very good one are your wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with. They quite often know people that are connected to the wedding industry in every way possible.
Now that you have a list of potentials, call each candidate up and arrange for a meeting where you can talk about your hair needs. One of the first things you will want to find out about in your interview is their background. How did they get into the hair business? How much experience do they have? How many weddings have they worked? Ask each candidate for references, this is a huge factor. Talking to someone who has experienced what the candidate can do is a great testimonial on one hand or can steer you away from hiring a candidate on the other.
You definitely want to look at each stylist's portfolio. Look for versatility. Ask if they understand how to create something from a picture. And don't be afraid to be open to their suggestions depending on what they tell you your hair can support. Pin them down on the total cost for their services. Also, have a discussion about doing a trial. We believe in trials because it is where you will have a great chance to see what a candidate can do. If you don't like what goes on at the trial, obviously you would not hire them. We wish you well with your search.