How to Choose the Right Salon for You
We live in a society where choices can be endless, time is precious and everyday tasks can easily become complicated. We understand that finding the right fit at a new salon can be an intimidating task. Follow these five easy steps to help you find the perfect fit for all your beauty needs.
Step 1 Find a friend, family member or even a stranger with great hair and ask them where they go and who they see. Once a client finds a sty list they trust and value, they are happy to pass along the information.
Step 2 Go online, search salons in your area and spend time browsing through their websites and social media. These days, almost everything can be found online. Search for your prospective salon on Instagram/Facebook; there you should find a complete online portfolio at your fingertips.
Here are a few key things to look for when choosing a new salon:
- A modern website with photo galleries of stylists’ work
- Online booking system
- Reviews from their clients
- Hours of operation and a location that works for you
- A detailed service menu to ensure all your beauty needs can be met
- A variety of brands and product choices to suit your needs
- Staff biographies are a great tool to help you to choose a service provider based on continued education, specialties and experience
Step 3 Once you have chosen your top contenders, give them a call. Make sure to remember that your first impression starts as soon as they answer the phone. You want a salon that knows the importance of above-and-beyond service from start to finish. Ask if they offer complimentary consultations for all services.
Step 4 Book a consultation. It’s the best time to take a test run and make sure your communication with your stylist is a good fit. A thorough consultation will ensure that you know pricing, what is best for your hair, product recommendations and a plan of action for your first appointment.
Step 5 Once you have had a great consultation experience, you are ready to book your appointment. If it's available, sign up in their system with your email. This is a great way to keep informed if the salon is running any promotions, new product announcements or special offers such as a loyalty program. Now that you’ve done your research and found the best salon that suits your needs, relax and enjoy! It’s no secret that most clients find a stylist, nail tech or esthetician they love and stick to them. Hopefully you’ll find a great salonexperience and a lasting friendship.
At Shear Escape Salon, we pride ourselves on exceptional service in all areas—providing easily accessed information about our salon and service providers, a quick and easy booking process, and above all, educated professional staff that offer a wide range of services for a complete luxury experience every time.
We invite you to call us or visit our website—we have an opening for you.
Sherylee Vervalcke, Senior Stylist & Managing Shareholder
Shear Escape Salon & Spa
4112 Albert St.