How to find a good hair stylist
How I did it: I'm lucky to have a Beauty Academy in my town (a Paul Mitchell partner school). They don't take appointments so you need to be patient but they have plenty of students.
They offer all hair services - color, cut, hilights, weaves - everything a salon does at a fraction of the price.
Lessons & tips: Relax. There are instructors checking everything. Trust the student but also let them know what you want or don't want.
Resources: Find a Beauty Academy and help the "future professionals" reach their goal