About Stylebook Directory
Founder of Stylebook Directory, Sarah Yorke, was a hairdresser for over 28 years. She started as a trainee before working her way up the ranks to fill many roles including management, salon owner, session stylist for TV and theatre, teaching, and freelance stylist.
Sarah is originally from the North East and eventually moved to Manchester, which is where Stylebook Directory was born. Unaware of stylists in her area, Sarah required a new hairstyle and had to take a lucky dip, unfortunately to no avail. She took her chances and went to a completely random hairdresser. She went expected to come out looking like the picture of Victoria Beckham she took with her but the result looked more like Hayley Cropper! The ideal solution would have been for her to search for a stylist by their images, rather than searching for a style and seeing ones she liked on Google Images but not being able to find the person who created the style.
Stylebook Directory is a versatile platform in which if you are a client searching for a hairdresser, you will use us as a search engine, on the hunt for your desired hairstyle from a desired professional. Users will be given all relevant results in their area in images and videos. Each image will have the hair professionals’ details attached.
As a hairdresser, Sarah knew that in salons, most professionals are good all-rounders but it’s inevitable that we all prefer different styles. If a client walks in off the street, they would get booked in with the first available stylist, which isn’t always ideal as they may have been suited to a different stylist. Stylebook Directory however, gives clients the opportunity to choose which stylist they think suits them best before their visit.
Stylebook ultimately takes the hard work out of choosing a stylist, allowing people from all walks of life to have their hair styled the way they want to. If you’re a client searching for a hairdresser, you will use Stylebook Directory as a search engine, searching for your desired style or look. Be it curly hair, long hair, bridal, afro, beards, extensions and so on; it’s so simple to use – just put in the postcode, the type of stylist you would like (e.g. check for barbers near me, mobile or hair salons near me) and a brief description of the style you would like, then browse the gallery.
Ultimately, Stylebook Directory has been created by a hairdresser who knows the difficulty hairdressers can have building their clientele, and also as a client trying to find a new stylist who can create the desired style.
Our mission is simply to create a universal platform for clients, stylists, and salons to showcase their unique portfolio.
All clients should be able to search for a style, stylist or salon. Say goodbye to winging your choice of hairdresser when you can now sift and select one that fits the bill.
Alternatively, we emphasise on giving stylists a podium to showcase their individuality. Stand out from the crowd with photos of your creations. This is your chance to shout about your qualifications and experience and keep up to date with all the gossip and products new to the industry.
And finally, salons need to promote their workforce. Allow clients to see the gallery created by your stylists and let them view the styles that make them a valuable part of the team. Let employees promote themselves and your salon to bring in a whole new clientele looking for the perfect person to create the style they love.
Searching, promoting, buying and selling in one place – Stylebook Directory is here!
Here at Stylebook Directory, we aim for all stylist to be seen and valued for their talents and we want this to be a simple process for everyone.
Likewise, we value the trainee stylists having to work hard to be seen and noticed to build clientele. Now, through Stylebook, the ability to show off your expertise is limitless.