Do Your Research
Before you try out a new salon, read reviews of that salon or ask for the opinion of others you know have been to the said salon. Sometimes, you might have a totally different experience from another but it doesn’t hurt to go in armed with information.
Know What You Want
There’s nothing worse (except being broke) than going to a salon without a clear cut image of what you want. Don’t just walk into a salon where you’re parting away with your money and start brainstorming styles on the spot, it almost never ends well, have a picture of what you want done preferably on your phone/device.
Make an Appointment
Nobody wants to walk in to a salon after days or weeks (if you’re anything like me) of dreaming up a hairstyle only to be told that there wouldn’t be any free stylist to get it done for you. Bummer. Or have a stylist try to juggle getting 2 or more heads. Always call ahead to schedule an appointment.
You’re on the styling chair and the ‘styling’ isn’t going according to what you envisioned or a certain product/technique you don’t agree with is being used on your hair, speak out! Complain! In a polite manner anyway because it’s your money. You don’t want to be that girl that gets home and starts crying.
Be Clear on Service Costs
The last thing you want is to get a bill that is way different from what you had planned; in terms of an increased bill anyway. Before your stylist starts, ask about the cost of service and clarify if there are differences.
Carry Your Own Stuff
If you aren’t sure a salon has certain products/equipments that you need to achieve a style, carry your own. Or you have a specific treatment for your hair, carry it.
It pays to be friendly with your stylist, pay him/her a compliment when they do something right. Chances are, they’ll become free with you and offer tips on how to manage your hair/hairstyle. Some would go as far as making themselves available when you need a touch-up or emergency hair styling.
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Ever had a funny salon experience? Have more tips to share? Do comment.