Annually on April 25, we celebrate National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, as they are often overlooked for all the jobs they actually do. They are artists, perfectionists, colour chemists, angle mathematicians, supportive therapists, and more, and have influence on how we feel about ourselves, and how we view others. Though no one knows when the first hairstylist took scissors to someone’s head, we know that scissors go back at least 2,000 years. Hair cutting has been common since the middle ages.

In the 2000’s, hair colouring and straight styles became more popular. Today, hairstyles vary largely, from dreadlocks to straight bobs, and natural hair is trending.

  1. Tip your local hairstylist

    Especially in these times of quarantine, it’s important that your local hairstylist survives financially. Recognise that they rely on business for a pay-check, and venmo or send money to them in this difficult time. They will be grateful you care enough about their well being, as well as their talented services.

  2. Plan to try out a new hairstyle

    If you feel stuck in a rut, or just plain bored, ask your hairstylist what would look best on you next, and plan to make a change, whether that’s an entirely new cut or colour, or just small changes, like layering. Your stylist will know what frames your face best, and you will know how to best express your personality.

  3. Let your hairdresser know they’re appreciated

    Send a text or a note to your hairdresser letting them know you appreciate them for all they’ve done for you, from that one botched hair dye they fixed, to being consistently good at what they do.


Appreciate your hairstylist 

  1. Their talent often goes unnoticed

    Finding a hairdresser who is able to perfectly tone and recreate different shades of colour into exactly what you are looking for, is a rare skill. They provide more services than just one, they can often provide up-dos for special occasions, and tips on how to keep your beard or hair healthy, bringing out your beauty, whatever style it’s in.

  2. It’s more than just business for them

    Spending half an hour to multiple hours with a client is personal, and goes beyond their job of washing, cutting and styling your hair. They take the time to ask you about your life and often share theirs. For most stylists, it’s a friendship, as much as it is a business partnership.