When you go to choose a new stylist for yourself there are some things to keep in mind. You want to ensure that you only get yourself the best because, after all, that is what you deserve. Trusting someone with your hair to color or cut is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. So we want to make sure that when you go into a salon, you know you are making the right choice that you can be comfortable with. So we have a list of tips for you to try when you go to choose your brand new stylist.
Call Up The Salons
Salons have phone numbers for a reason! Give them a call and see what they are about. Ask them questions over the phone and get a feel for the environment. You can ask about anything from prices and services to what their stylists are like- anything that you think might give you a good idea about what the salon is like and how comfortable you would be there.
Learn To Trust Your Instincts
You have heard the phrase “trust your gut” before- which is just another way of telling you to trust your instincts. You may not always be able to put a finger on what precisely bothers you about a place, but this is only because a lot of the time, you are picking up on subtle cues that tell you that the place just is not for you. This is why we have instincts- just because you may not be able to explain why you don’t like a place does not make you wrong. So make you trust them.
Websites And Social Media
With the internet comes a great opportunity for salons and businesses to be able to conveniently set up online websites and social media pages to give people all the information they need to be able to decide if they want to go to a particular salon. Checking them out online can tell you how expensive they are, and what services they may provide, and even give you the opportunity to see how talented they are. If all else fails, they should also have their contact information so you can ask them direct questions- whether it be through messages, phone calls, or even their own app. Just make sure you check them out online before going through their doors.
Take Recommendations To Heart
The best thing about recommendations is that you can trust them. No one is going to recommend seeing a stylist that gave them a service they disliked. Ask around the neighborhood and seek out the opinion of friends and family. Ask to see pictures of their hair after it was done by the particular stylist they’re recommending too if you can. This will let you know what they have done so you know the stylist’s talents and strong points.
Time To Get A Consultation
Once you have done all the above, it is time to get a consultation. Consultations are an essential part of choosing new stylists and salons because it gives you the opportunity to get in there, and really see firsthand what it might be like to be a customer. You can actually see your stylist in person and ask them direct questions. They should give you a proper, thorough assessment of your hair- especially when you are new. No good stylist will give you a new hair color without first being sure your hair is durable and healthy.
Once You’re Ready, Test It Out
When you have finally made your choice and you’ve gotten to know your new stylist a bit, it is time to actually see what they can do. You do not want to get a service that is permanent, or hard to fix if it is messed up, so go with just simply getting your hair styled. Go in for a blow dry, and if it turns out well then you can actually start to trust your stylist with the bigger changes to your hair. Working with them in a trial run is going to give you the best idea of how it is to be their client, see how well they listen to you and give you a first-hand example of their talents without any heartache.
Suede Salon & Spa can offer you amazing hair with one of our many lovely stylists. Just come to The Promenade, 500 NJ-73 South, Suite E12 in Marlton, NJ, or call us at 856.985.0700 to book an appointment. You can also use our free mobile app, found for free on iTunes and Google Play.