When you move to a new town, it can take some time to find a new doctor, a new dentist, new friends, and also a new hair salon. A hair salon needs to be a place where you not only are able to get the cut and color you love but feel comfortable and pampered while doing so. As such, you may not want to walk into the first salon you see, but rather take your time and follow these tips to select a hair salon that's right for you.
Browse the list of services
Customers often assume that all salons offer, more or less, the same services. But this is not always the case. There are a lot of different areas of expertise when it comes to hairstyling, cutting, and coloring. One salon may not have a stylist who knows how to apply vivid colors. Another salon may not offer keratin treatments simply because nobody on staff has had time to attend a training. So, before you select a salon, make sure you look over their list of services and ensure any service you want, either now or in the future, is on that list.
See how far out they are booking
The best salons are often fully booked for weeks. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but you do need to take it into account if you're hoping to get an appointment ASAP. Whether you call a salon or just look at their open appointments online, make sure you're comfortable with the waiting time. You might decide you're willing to wait three weeks for a certain salon, or you may not.
Also, if you are only available to have your hair done on certain days, you want to make sure the salon regularly has openings on those days.
Check the brand of products they offer
Most salons contract with one brand of product. Some may contract with two or three different brands. Check what brands the salon you're considering works with, and make sure those are brands you feel comfortable with using on your hair. If you've never heard of a brand before, read some reviews to get an idea of how it works for people with hair similar to your own. It's not fun to book an appointment at a salon only to find out they use a brand of shampoo and styling products your hair reacts to poorly.
The right salon for you does exist! It might just take you a few minutes to find it.