November Article

Choosing the Right Salon for YOU!

Education is truly the first step to making any good decision. You do it before you buy a house, car, or anything else. Why not before you invest in yourself?

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a salon.

 

Value = Quality + Service + Price

The old adage is true. “You get what you pay for”. This is especially true when choosing a salon. If you want the best services you should choose a salon because of the overall value you receive, NOT the cheapest price. It is impossible for any business in any industry to offer the cheapest price, have the highest quality, and provide the best service all at the same time. You can receive high quality and super service, but they come at a higher price. Salons have a lot of overhead, employees, products, leases, continuing education, etc. If their prices are “too good to be true”, then they are cutting corners somewhere. Whether it’s in the quality of their services and products, or the customer service they provide, something has to suffer to give you those low, low prices. Total value is all three: Quality, Service, and Price.

 

All salons are NOT the same.

Every salon is different. Each salon has different services and different employees who have unique talents and specialties. Styling is a combination of talent, experience, and skill. It’s truly an art form. Most people don’t realize the time and money the best stylists put into developing their art. It takes workmanship and talent to create quality styles, and an eye for color and dimension to design a total look for an individual.

 

Look for a salon that GUARANTEES their services.

All reputable salons guarantee their services automatically. This means if you aren’t happy they will attempt to “fix” whatever it is for free, and if you still aren’t happy, they will return your money.

 

Communication is the key to picking the best salon for you:

Ask what type of training and experience the stylists have.

Ask how much time they will spend with you before the appointment.

Ask to see pictures of their work.

Ask to read testimonials of past clients.

Ask if the salon has a guarantee.

This will help you to decide if they are the best salon for you.

Once you find a good salon, you must be loyal. If you flip-flop from salon to salon, it is difficult to achieve and maintain great hair because it is always a work in progress. If you feel ready for a change in stylist, visit another stylist in the same salon. They will have all of your history and records at hand. Any good salon will work as a team and not see each other as the competition.

And last allow enough time for your visit. You should be able to relax and enjoy your experience. It’s all about YOU! You deserve it, it’s your time to treat yourself – don’t rush it.

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By Amber Luebke and Bree McLain, owners of Lotus Salon in Stoughton, WI, have over 35 years combined experience specializing in hair color, accenting your best features and addressing your specific needs. Google+
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