Choosing a beauty salon
The beauty salon is
not only a place where women go to have their
nails done, but is
also a center for community news, confessions and general "hen parties."
Choosing a beauty salon is a process most women (and even men!) will undergo
some time or the other in their life. Now-a-days in order to attract customers,
beauty salons invest a lot into advertisement, exterior and interior
design. However donít let a catchy advertisement or stylish couches in the
waiting room influence your choice of beauty salon.
Some of the criteria one should take into account when deciding on a salon
Highly Trained Experienced Personnel
Modern Quality Equipment
Quality Trustworthy Professional Beauty Products used for treatments
Before you make an appointment at a beauty salon make a tour. This way you
will have a chance to look at the premises, get to know the personnel better and
get a feeling about the facilities. Ask as many questions as you need to make
sure you will get a high quality treatment.
The first place to start in
a salon is to evaluate what needs to be done. A woman just wanting her hair
trimmed may go to a different salon than one who wants a permanent,
other more extensive services. If she needs her
hair cut quickly and that day,
she might be better off going to a walk-in salon, rather than trying to get her
regular stylist to work her in on short notice. For other services, a woman may
want to think about a full-service, by-appointment-only salon. This means that
she will have a stylist who is expecting her, knows what she wants done, and is
not under pressure to squeeze in more clients.
Women should choose
beauty salon based on their ethnic background. This may sound strange, but
different ethnic groups have different hair and
skin needs. A salon that has a primarily
African-American clientele, for instance, will be much better versed in working
with the unique needs of Black hair. A white stylist may not be as familiar with
these needs. Similarly, various cultures have various perception and various
accepted "rules" about
skin-care procedures. For example, in Western cultures it
is commonly accepted that a
facial mask should not touch the areas of
lips either when applied or when taken away. But this is not necessarily a rule
in some other countries. Salons also may carry different products, depending on the
ethnicity of their clients. A full-service salon in a large city will probably
have a multi-racial clientele, but smaller shops in smaller cities may not.
Another, factor which you might like to consider is location. How close the salon is to your
home, whether they have a clean and up to date store front appearance, and
whether the stylists and employees are friendly and considerate.
Price of the service is another thing you will have to consider depending
upon your budget. Of course,
you'll want to ask about the price of services and take note of whether the
service is done efficiently and with courtesy.
If you're new to trying out a
beauty salon, inquire about their familiarity with a certain look or type of
technique that you're interested in trying out. Also, it helps if you can find
someone who gets to know you and the
styles you might look best in - that way
you can come back to them on a regular basis for continual hair and beauty care.
Finding a beauty salon that works for you may take a bit of interviewing and
effort. Through the suggestions provided above you'll be able to narrow your
focus to those that would best suit your needs.
Remember, you are about to entrust your health and beauty into the hands of a beauty
salon esthetician. You have every right to request information about the
education, training and experience the personnel at a beauty salon have.