How to Have a Good Experience at the Salon

How to Have a Good Experience at the Salon

Every woman has come home from the hair salon, looked in the mirror, and been utterly devastated by a bad haircut.  The cut is too short, the color is wrong and you start wondering what you will look like with a wig.  A bad haircut is worse than a bad hair day it is months of bad hair days and who wants that?  On the other hand, when you get a great haircut that you love your stylist becomes your new bestie.  Let’s look at how to have a good experience at the salon and avoid months of anxiety waiting for your hair to grow out.

Communication is Everything

According to Janet Nicol of MacGregor Hairdressing, you need to be able to tell your stylist exactly what you want.  Bring pictures, that will make it easier.  Sit down with your stylist for a couple of minutes to discuss the type of hair you have, the style you want, and the color they all factor in giving you a style you love.  A good stylist will keep notes of your preferences on file for the next time that you come into the salon.

While we’re talking about communication, you need to listen to your stylist too, they will let you know if the style you want won’t work with your hair.  Here’s an example, if you have your heart set on a pixie cut but you have very curly hair you may end up looking like a Brillo pad.  Other styles are going to be a lot of work to maintain, beach waves may look easy but they require a blowout and styling every day to keep the look.

A Comfortable Salon

A salon is a place where you get pampered so you should be in a place that is warm and inviting and where you feel completely comfortable.  Can you chat casually with your stylist, are there magazines to read while under the dryer?  Is the waiting area comfortable?  Many salons offer water, tea or coffee for their patrons while they are waiting for their appointment.  The last thing you want is a salon that runs like an assembly line.  You also want a salon that is clean and sanitized regularly.  Do the stylists sweep up between clients?  Cleanliness is incredibly important.

Cost and Location

Lastly you want a salon that is close to your home or work, if you have to travel an hour to get to an appointment you won’t make them as often as you should.  You also want to find a salon that works with your budget.  A day at the salon is a day of pampering but you don’t want it to be a luxury that you can’t afford regularly.