Every salon is different, with different salon services and stylists who bring unique talents and specialties to their work. You want to find the right one – where you feel confident when you leave that YOU LOOK GREAT! Here are some tips for getting it right.
Ask Your Friends
Look at their hairstyles. See something you like? Find out which hair salon and stylist they use. If you feel bold, ask anyone whose hairstyle you admire. These personal recommendations really work.
Call for a Consultation
This is a great way to check out the customer service. Are the receptionists polite and professional? Is it easy to schedule a consultation? If you ask which stylist would be best for your needs, will they make a recommendation? The consultation is a way for you to check out a salon before you make any commitment.
Visit with Critical Eyes
Your first visit to the salon is the most important. Remember, you are looking for a stylist that will make you look good. Check out the salon décor and the hairstyles other customers are getting. Is it a good match for the look you want? Are the stylists professional, both in their manner and dress? How do the stylists interact with their customers and each other? Is the salon clean? Do you see a team effort in the maintenance and work flow?
Start With a Basic Service
Try a shampoo and blow dry, maybe a trim, for your first appointment. This will give you a chance to see if your stylist is really the best one for you. A professional stylist will talk with you–and listen–to your hair care routines and preferences. Your hair type, hair condition, face shape, skin tones, and other physical features will determine the best hair styles for you. Is your stylist willing to listen, give advice, act as YOUR “expert partner?” Is the experience enjoyable? Are you satisfied with the results?
Switch if You’re Not Satisfied
If you’re not really happy with the results after a few visits, it’s time to switch. If your stylist doesn’t give you the look you want, it’s OK to look for an alternative.
You Can Help
Bring realistic expectations to your salon appointments. You can help your stylist do a good job for you – bring photos of hairstyles, be clear about what you are looking for. Give the stylist enough time – arrive on time and don’t leave in a rush. If you are not satisfied, tell your stylist and, together, get it right.
At Hier and Haines, we welcome consultation appointments. Schedule one today.
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