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5 things to consider when choosing a hair salon

Trusting someone with your hair is quite a responsibility. A Stylist is in charge of how you look and how people initially see you. Many people will stay with the same hair stylist for years, even if they don’t really like how they cut or style their hair. Why? Because the thought of finding a new stylist can be daunting.

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Our stylists have compiled 5 factors they think are important when choosing a hair salon. After all, they do know what they’re talking about!

1. Ask for referrals

Friends are a great way of finding a good hair salon. Word of mouth is just about the best recommendation you can get, as people are often very careful about who they recommend. Plus, a referral from someone you know means that you can see a hair stylists work in person. Also, don’t be scared to ask someone you don’t know who their hair stylist is. People are often only too pleased to tell you, as they feel complimented by the question.  There is a high chance that their stylist can replicate a similar look on your own hair.

2. Check it out

Hair salons really don’t mind new clients coming in to look at their facilities, products or to meet a stylist. It provides the hair salon the opportunity to showcase their work to you and lets you become more at ease with the salon. Plus, it also lets you develop an understanding of who they and how they work.

3. Know what you need doing

Finding a salon that offers what you need is incredibly important. Hair salons offer an array of hair treatments, however not always suitable to your needs. If you require a specific hair treatment, then it’s worth asking the salon if they do it or enquire if there is an alternative you are unaware of. You need to make sure that you are selecting a hair salon based on it suiting your styling needs.

4. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind

If you didn’t like them then don’t use their services. Hair styling isn’t cheap and having a hair style or colour that doesn’t suit you will make you miserable. Also, if it’s not right and you’re still sat in the chair let the stylist know. They want you to leave as a happy client. It can take a few visits for you to build a great relationship with a stylist or colourist, as the more they get to know you, the more they will understand your ideal image.

5. Give them a chance

If you find a salon you like, don’t be afraid to try more than one stylist there. It’ll either make you decide on a regular hair stylist or provide you with the opportunity to go between stylist’s dependant on availability. A hair salon will welcome the custom no matter which stylist you are going to see.

Your hairdresser should give you a look and style that fits both your hair, your lifestyle and your request. Make sure you pick a hair salon and stylist that can provide you with everything you want to achieve from your hairstyle.

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