There are salons and then there are “salons.”
What differentiates the two kinds is the way they deliver their services. Generic salons just provide you with what you ask for – they are very straight to the point with their services. Meanwhile, high-end salons give you the best version of what you want and throw in services that they know will delight you.
However, distinguishing generic salons from really good ones is not that easy when you are looking for a great place to get a haircut or manicure.
Do not be fooled by the prices because there are beauty salons that charge much higher than others but actually fail at ensuring their customers’ satisfaction. They have snooty employees who may be good at what they do but somehow make you feel ill at ease.
So, to make the task of looking for a fantastic salon to take your look from generic to glamorous, consider the tips provided below:
1. Check if the salon has specialists
The beauty industry provides certifications for members that study or train to become masters at providing certain beauty services.
For example, there are curly hair experts. These people have undergone different kinds of training from beauty schools and commercial brands that manufacture products, particularly for curly hair. They have certificates to prove their credibility as well as the right tools and products which salons display to earn the trust of clients.
The results hair care specialists matched with the latest equipment and tools achieve are completely different from those that are generic and dated. Top salons deem these worthy investments in ensuring customer satisfaction.
So if you have curly locks and a specialist is working on your hair, you can have the assurance that there’s no guesswork or trial and error involved in the treatment or service you are getting. You will only get the results that you want.
2. Always look at the range of services offered
When you want to glam up, you want to be served with more options. A salon that has a bigger selection of services can make achieving your vision for your look a whole lot easier.
For instance, you want to look festival-ready, a Brazilian blowout to make your mane soft and wavy is good, but it’s just going to make your crown undistinguishable in a crowd.
To make you stand out, it always helps to find a salon with services that can amp up your look such as sewing in hair extensions for added volume or feather accessories. These will not only make your look more special, they may even go better with the cool tribal-inspired clothing you will be wearing for the event.
The results new equipment and tools achieve are completely different from those that are dated. Top salons deem these worthy investments in ensuring customer satisfaction.
3. Keep an eye out for trendy offerings
A salon that keeps up with the trends definitely has the skills to deliver on the specific requests of their clients.
If you personally keep tabs on trends to inspire your personal style, you need a salon that is aware of and can flawlessly implement the styles that are “in.” Check the service menu to see if new changes have been made to accommodate trends.
The best salons always have a section dedicated to new offerings. Not only that, they have marketing paraphernalia to promote trendy services.
4. Schedule a consultation
The best professionals in the beauty industry always set aside time for a thorough consultation with their clients. They do not just launch into work right away.
They seek to understand what clients really want so they can avoid any kind of misunderstanding that will prevent them from delivering the desired service and/or style.
You know you have found a good salon if the beauty specialist or technician is friendly and talks to you first about what exactly you want done before doing anything.
5. Inquire about their loyalty program
A loyalty program is indicative of a salon’s commitment to providing only the best services at all times. Also, if you actually end up loving the glam look created for you, it helps to become a part of a program that will allow you to get the same services at more affordable prices, or for the same price but with added value.
Salons are quite different from each other, so finding the perfect fit for you requires meticulous attention and patience.
Hopefully, with these tips, you can confidently embark upon your search for the salon that will make you the most beautiful version of yourself
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma&Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma&Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.