Finding an extraordinary hair salon doesn’t have to be a guessing game. There are simple tricks to watch out for when deciding whether or not a stylist is worth your time and hard-earned cash. If you remember these simple cues, you’ll be proudly rocking glam tresses after each appointment.
1. Who’s Doing The Talking?
When you make a hair appointment two things should happen. First, you should receive a consultation with the stylist prior to the start of every service (this can be done over the phone or right before the appointment begins). Secondly, your consultation should not be rushed and should feel like a productive conversation. Are you doing most of the talking? Is the stylist actively listening to your requests? Does he/she ask relevant questions about your hair? Do you feel like you and the stylist are on the same page? The answer to all of these questions should be “Yes”. A truly good stylist will listen to the client, and then act based on the client’s desires.
Back in the day, people used to say cleanliness is next to godliness. While this old adage may seem a tad extreme, it does hold some truth. A salon that is clean, well kept, clutter-free, and polished will provide insight about the attention to detail and standard of service you will receive. A stylist that takes pride in their workspace will also take pride in their work. Walking into a disorganized mess of a business will more than likely result in disorganized, messy service.
3. Redo’s Accepted
No matter how skilled a stylist, there is always that one haircut or color that really doesn’t wow you. The bangs need to be angled more or the hue needs to be a tad brighter or the first layer needs to be shortened just a millimeter. Whatever the issue, an extraordinary salon will take the necessary steps to fix your concern without question. A poor stylist will be offended and then try to charge you for the redo. Whereas a great stylist will want you to be happy and satisfied with the results. Redo’s are okay, and should always be welcome.
Going to the salon should be a positive experience. The vibe should be welcoming and friendly, and your stylist should work towards giving you the best appointment possible. Don’t settle for mediocrity when there are so many extraordinary salons out there that would love to style your gorgeous locks.
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Kaylyn is a New York City based writer that manages the SalonPulse blog. From interviews with top stylists to helpful hints and style techniques, Kaylyn is touching on everything “hair” in the Big Apple. In a quest to tame her own unruly, frizzy locks she has learned secrets of the trade, tested loads of products, and tried just about every style option possible. Visitors to the SalonPulse site can discover new ways to feel beautiful in their hair. Kaylyn has a degree in journalism and hopes to continue her writing adventure by expanding into magazines and eventually screenplays.