Finding a hair salon to meet your needs can be a struggle, but it is very possible with time, research and discernment to find a high-quality yet affordable hair salon.
While cost is always important, it is also important not to settle. The phrase, “You get what you pay for” is true for many things and quality hair care is no exception. You must be willing to pay a bit more than you would at lower-end or budget-based hair salons in order to find a good stylist.
A few qualitites to look for in particular in a hair salon are:
The appearance and cleanliness of a hair salon is very important and displays pride in ownership. As with any establishment, you want to find a salon that cares especially about keeping things safe and clean for customers and staff alike. A clean salon also displays concern about the customer’s opinion and well-being.
Good Customer Service
A good salon will have all-around good customer service and will ensure you are attended to in a friendly manner as soon as you walk in the door. When visiting potential hair salons, pay close attention to how you are treated and spoken to, particularly when you ask questions. It is also wise to observe how the hair stylists treat their clients.
Good References and/or Reviews
One way to pick out a handful is to get recommendations from friends, relatives or co-workers, particluarly people you see that have well-groomed hair. Many websites offer reviews and ratings from other users. This can be helpful if you cannot get personal recommendations.
Interraction With The Stylist
If you have chosen a salon, the next step is to evaluate your stylist. While you must thoroughly explain the service you want, a good stylist will also ask you questions to determine how they can best meet your needs. A great stylist will also educate you on how to achieve the look you want through styling techniques and use of products.
Good luck and enjoy your new look!