Zupado.com is an online hairstylist locator and customer review site recently launched in Singapore. Clients can log on and upload pictures of their cuts and colours, expressing love for their hairstylist. Great right?? You can match your type of hair to find the stylist catering to your style and desires.
This site will also work if your stylist moves to another salon and you are trying to locate him or her. Being a hairstylist myself I can tell you that 99.9% of salons act all mysterious when you call and they say 'Sorry 'X' no longer works here and we have no idea where he/she is." Translation. Bullshit. They just want to keep you in their salon. Fair. They are running a business. Still annoying. Your relationship is usually with the stylist not the salon. Better to start with: 'May we recommend 'Y' as 'X' is now at 'Z' salon.' I'd respect that; but then I am a goody-two-shoes.
What I don't love about this site is you can vote on the people's hairstyles, reminiscent of Hot or Not. That to me is a great potential for hurting feelings. (see above)
[My grandma Jean taught me that: 'If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.' I have about an 88% success rate. Hey, sometimes you just gotta let it out!] (ok, maybe a goody-one-shoe)
So far I think this site looks a little 'hipster' and youth driven. A great idea but not for the 35+. I also found the pull-down menus that select your hair type and style a little limiting; but hey; It's new, it's innovative and I am sure they will make some updates as they get feedback.
My hairstylist is listed on there. I love him but everytime he cuts my hair ($200) it is slightly uneven. I go home and check over my cut. Job hazard. Literally the same side is millimetres off from the otherside everytime but he can handle his scissors and doesn't F- up the interior of my cut which is more important to me.
Going to the salon? Here's some tips on how to communicate with your stylist.