How-to: find the right hairdresser

01 Mar 2011 12:00 PM | Posted by Editor
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Ever been in need of a new hairdresser but just don’t know where to start your search? Or passed a cool looking salon on the street, but are hesitant to try it out in case they’re no good? Finding the right hairstylist and colourist can be a pretty tough task – which is why the Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) is doing its bit to make the job a whole lot easier for us.

Through its ‘Salon Select Pilot Program’, the AHC assesses salons nationally (taking into consideration things such as customer service excellence, career and training opportunities, design distinction, artistic integrity, management and operations leadership, and environmental sustainability), and awards special accreditation to those that are found worthy.

To date, the AHC has accredited over 70 professional hair salons nationally, so the next time you see a new salon you’re interested in, check out if it has AHC accreditation – if it does, the stylists and colourists are guaranteed to be the best in the business. And who would want their hair left in anyone else’s hands?

Click here for a list of Australian Hairdressing Council accredited salons...


WIN! We’ve teamed up with the good people at the AHC to give you the chance to win a cut and colour consultation at an accredited AHC salon, plus salon services to the value of $300! And the good news is we’ve got eight to give away – so there’ll be one winner per state and territory, hoorah!

For your chance to win, simply click through to our Oscars 2011 ‘Star-studded styles’ gallery and follow the oh-so-easy instructions to enter!

Click here for more information on the Australian Hairdressing Council...



How do you go about choosing a new hairdresser?