My cousin has always done my hair my whole life. The past few years, I've been getting highlights every 8-12 weeks and a trim every other time. I recently moved from FL to NC and have no clue how to look for a hairdresser. I needed a trim after I moved up here and it ended up awful. I just wandered around the mall and tried to find someplace that looked alright (there were three). I asked for like half an inch off to shape up my layers and it ended up being three inches in a blunt cut. She found a bald spot (which I got checked out by the do), but I was so freaked out I didn't even say that I didn't like it. Luckily, I went home a few weeks later and had my cousin fix it. Well, my highlights are starting to grow out. I am going to Las Vegas in a few weeks and would like to get a touch up before I go since I won't be going home for a few weeks later. And, my cousin has that time off so I really don't want to make her work just for me. How do I find someone that won't mess up my hair? I guess part of my problem is I knew my cousin would never mess it up. I could use stupid words like "more blonde and red" to describe what I wanted. When I used the same words with the haircut ("just trim up a bit off the layers") I was screwed. Can I say "see what I have? I want this again"? What do I look for in a salon? And don't suggest I ask someone who has nice hair where they get their hair done. I work from home and when I do go out and see my clients, trust me, I don't want any of their hair and they aren't in my area anyways. Everyone who I've asked in real life has suggested that. Hah.