1. The first group of people I would go to is your friends who have good hair. If they know how to maintain their hair, there must be a few tips or two they can offer you! 2. Do your research such as visiting the actual storefront, yelp, google. If you're hesitant to get a haircut, try a blowout first before settling with this hairstylist. 3. Your hairstylist will appreciate it if you bring in a reference photo of your desire haircut. In addition, this will increase the chance of you walking out of the salon with a happy hair. 4. After you get the cut and if you're satisfied with the result, keep in touch with the hairstylist. If you're not happy with the cut, don't stress. Try again!