Choosing a hair salon
Whether you are moved to a new area, your regular stylist isn’t available anymore, or you are not satisfied with the services of your hair salon lately, there many reasons why you would find yourself searching for a new salon. Having been associated with a stylist for years, looking for someone new who know your hair and taste could be a bit overwhelming. So you know so many salons out there and picking a right one is going to be a bit of a task.
These following tips will help you find the right salon near you.
Get ideas from your friends
Ask your friends help in looking for a new salon. Maybe you like someone’s haircut ask them where they got it from. Personal recommendation is one of the best ways to decide your new salon. Suggestion from family, friends, and colleagues can be really helpful to you. Make sure you get the name of the specific stylist rather than just getting the name of the salon.
Look for the salons nearby
Check out the salons near your home and workplace. It would be great if you find the right salon in a convenient place. Pay a visit to these salons. Look how clean they are and how they treat their customers. Or you can call them and see how polite they are. Good hair salons are very cautious about treating the customer.
Do some social media research
Social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest has become efficient tools to showcase the work. Fortunately for you, this means you will be able to find the salon that does what you are looking for. You can use hashtags in social media to search the style that you are looking for.
Get a consultation
Consultation is a great way to decide if the salon is right for you. You will get the opportunity to meet your stylist and discuss what you are looking for. It will also provide a chance to observe the place closely. If the stylist understands your needs, they have satisfied clientele, and clean environment, then you probably are at the right place.
Know what you are looking for
A confused client or a client with unrealistic expectation is one of the biggest nightmares of a stylist. So first you need to figure out what you are looking for. If you are unsure, you will never be happy with the result no matter what. Decide what type of a style that you want, the style, length, and color of the cut before you get an appointment. Please be realistic!
Don’t judge a salon by its price
While it is tempting to consider that the most overhyped, expensive hair salons are the best, it doesn’t have to be always true. Just because you had an expensive haircut doesn’t mean that you are going to love it. It is more about researching about your stylist instead of trusting the overhyped promotion of the magazines.
The walls speak volumes
When you find a new hair salon, consider the style you are looking for. If you want something modern, chic, and ultra-glamor, then see if the decor of the walls reflects that. Also, observe the style customers are getting there. If you are looking for a casual, comfy cut, look for the salon that reflects that.
One step at a time
Don’t go for a restyling without testing the salon first. While getting the haircut, you will have the opportunity to observe the salon closely. See how they treat their customer and whether you are enjoying the experience. You can take a casual consultation. You can discuss with the stylist about the changes you want to make and getting few styling tips from them.
Be loyal to your stylist
If you want to get something out of usual you may think of going to a high-end salon. However, unless you are regular there don’t expect a top cut. You want something that suits your hair texture, your face as well as your personality. Besides, the best option is the one who knows you. If you are happy with the services of your salon, you may not want to switch. The Loyal customer always gets great treatment, and they will usually make an appointment for you if they can on short notice. Besides, isn’t it better to go to a stylist who knows your hair and taste rather than going again with “getting to know your stylist” part?
Work on your part
Whatever salon you choose, maintaining a healthy relationship with your stylist is necessary. If you are late for the appointment and expect to leave in a rush, you probably won’t get the best results. Make sure you are clear about the look you want rather than saying “do whatever you want” and end up being upset about the result.