4 Tips for Choosing a New Salon


Sometimes we are in need of a new stylist and haven’t a clue who’s good or where to go. Perhaps our old stylist moved away or maybe we’ve relocated to a new town. For whatever reason, choosing a new salon is always a bit scary if you have never been there before and aren’t sure of the quality of their work. If you are looking for a new salon, here are four tips that will help you choose a salon that works for you.

1) Referrals from Friends

One of the things you might want to do is ask around. Look at the quality of cut and color your friends have and ask where they got their hair done. See if they are satisfied with the service they received and if they’d recommend that shop. Referrals are always good, but remember, no two people like the same styles and so it is always good to check out a few more things before booking an appointment.

2) Visit the Salon

Remember, it is your hair and so you have every right to ensure that you will feel comfortable at the salon you choose. Visit the salon and look around. Talk to one or more stylists and see how you feel when you leave. Were you comfortable there? Did you get treated courteously or were you, for the most part, ignored? You can tell a lot by the amount of attention you get as a walk-in seeking a new salon.

3) How Easy Is Booking an Appointment?

Some salons don’t take appointments and others work by appointment only. If you find a shop that you think you’d like to try but have difficulty reaching them to make an appointment, you still haven’t found a salon you can rely on! Some of the more modern salons have special salon software that enables you to go online as a customer, book an appointment with the stylist of your choice and all you need to do after that is show up at your scheduled time.

4) Check Online Comments and Customer Feedback

Since you are going online anyway to book that appointment with a stylist, why not take the time to do a little digging. See if you can find any online comments about that salon and if others were happy with the service they received. However, bear in mind that humans are more apt to complain than compliment so if you find a few bad comments and only one or two who were happy with the services they received, you can probably assume it is safe to give them a try. Still, the choice is up to you.

It really is a bit nerve racking to sit in a stylist’s chair for the first time, however, these tips should help you feel a bit more comfortable in the beginning. After a time, you will develop a rapport, but at first, it’s only natural to be apprehensive. Take a bit of time checking out each salon and all should be well.