Beacon Square and the surrounding area has a number of beauty, hair and nail salons and spas, but finding the perfect salon to suit your one of a kind style can be a real challenge. After all, you’ve got to find a salon that not only offers the services that you need, but you also need a stylist, nail tech or makeup artist who can take your vision and turn it into a stylish reality!
So how do you find the ideal salon? Well, you’ll want to consider a few different factors.
Tips for Choosing the Ideal Salon
Beacon Square is home to many different salons, but which one’s right for you? Therein lies the question!
Firstly, you’ll want to consider what salon services you routinely use – at least once a month. Then, seek out a salon that offers those services. You’ll find it’s a lot more convenient when you can turn to a single salon for all of your needs versus visiting two or three different salons. A few services to consider in terms of your needs:
- haircuts, coloring and styling;
- manicures, pedicures, nail art and other nail care;
- facial waxing
- makeup, including airbrush makeup application;
Ideally, you should narrow your choices to two or three Beacon Square salons. Once you have a few finalists, you can perform a bit more research into the salons. A good place to begin is online. Check out the salon’s website and make note of if they present their establishment in a professional, informative manner. Do they have photographs of their styles?
Viewing photos of a salon’s work is important, as this will give you a feel for their capabilities and their stylists’ overall aesthetic. In today’s world, where every mobile phone is also a camera, there’s little excuse for not having photographs of your work if you’re a hair stylist, makeup artist, nail artist/technician, or an individual working in any other creative profession.
When you visit the salon, you should make note of the overall appearance. Be sure to look for the salon’s licensing information (which should be displayed in a prominent location) and also enquirer about the salon’s standards in terms of sanitization. It’s standard to disinfect combs and other tools, but there are a number of items such as nail files and buffer blocks that cannot be disinfected. So in these cases, do they assign a buffer block and nail file to each client? If not, can you bring your own? This is important because nail fungus and infections can be spread if a salon does not thoroughly disinfect items or if they use the same nail files (and other similar items) on multiple clients.
Ultimately, scheduling an appointment and trying their services is the most effective way to find the perfect salon. Beacon Square clients should make note of how responsive the stylist, nail technician, esthetician or makeup artist is and how well they interpret your requests. With any luck, you should find the ideal salon to suit your unique style!
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of The Red Room Salon*