For many, their haircut is their defining trait. It’s important to take care of and maintain your hair, whether it’s long or short, black or blonde. This is why it’s just as important to find the right stylist, hairdresser or barber for the long-term.Ask any guy or gal and they will tell you the same thing: finding the perfect hair salon is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. It isn’t easy locating a hair salon that will match your budget, needs or even convenience. Indeed, it takes a tremendous amount of trial and error to become satisfied with your barber or hairdresser.What’s interesting is that there are so many hair salons to choose from. It would appear that there are at least three salons within a two-block radius, but it would take a lot of temerity by the client to take a chance on each of these salons, especially if there haven’t been too many wonderful experiences – one constant complaint is that the stylist won’t complete the requested haircut.
Here are five tips to finding the right hair salon for your hair care needs.Neighborhood
Take a walk around your neighborhood and see if there are any barbershops or hair salons. If there are a couple then go inside and ask them questions about costs, styles, the staff and availability. Also, be sure to notice the salon itself: is it neat and tidy? Are the stylists doing a good job? Do other clients look great? Afterwards, take the time to compare with the competing salons.Research
Once the first-hand investigation is completed, go online and seek out reviews about the hair salons in question. If there are plenty of good reviews then it would be safe to say that that is the place to go. Of course, if you were unsuccessful in locating a salon in your residing vicinity then go online again and attempt to seek out the best of the best in your city.Referrals
If you have a friend or family member that has a fantastic haircut then inquire with them to see where they go, how long they have been going there and how much it costs. You’d be surprised as to how far referrals go.Cut and discuss
Is there a certain hair style that your favorite celebrity has that you want to mimic? Well, find the photo, cut or print it out and take it to the salon you intend to go. It would also be prudent to inform the professional of your daily hair routine, what you use and how long you’ve been doing so. If they agree to make your hair similar to that star without any disagreement or argument then you know that you are an inch closer to finding that perfect hair salon.
Satisfaction or dissatisfaction?
After all the hair has been cut and all the blow drying has been completed, take a long look in the mirror (at all angles) and decide if you are completely satisfied or unhappy with the job. If it’s the best haircut you have ever had then provide that employee with a big tip and book your next appointment immediately. However, if you are dissatisfied then look elsewhere.