Your hairstyle is the most important element of your look. On the flip side, finding a salon and stylist you trust to consistently make you look your best is vitally important for your overall satisfaction with your appearance. The following is some helpful information you should put towards good use the next time you have to choose a new salon.

Word-of-Mouth

Although technology has pretty much taken over all aspects of life, word-of-mouth is still one of the best ways to learn who offers the best of any service. If you have a friend whose hair is always on point, ask them about their salon of choice. Of course, you don’t have to only ask friends, if you see someone out and about whose hair you love, don’t be afraid to ask them what salon they visit even if they are a stranger to you. After all, who doesn’t love to be told their hair is amazing?

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Check Out Online Reviews

Today, virtually all salons have an online or social media presence. Reviews on these platforms are invaluable to discovering a new salon.  Keep in mind that some reviews may be inaccurate, so keep an open mind when viewing some of these. You can even use social media to ask your buddies on your Friend List to recommend salons to try.

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Pay Attention to Local Ads

Local radio, billboards, newspapers, and magazines are all great places to learn about privately owned salons. This tip is especially helpful if you are new to an area. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that an ad does not always mean it’s the right match for you. Therefore, it’s important to do some research before committing to a certain salon.

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Before Your First Official Visit

Before your first official visit to a new salon, schedule a consultation. Most salons will offer this service complimentary, but it’s best to ask just to be sure. A consultation is a great way to determine if you have chemistry with a certain stylist, like the location, and figure out how long your service will take. Don’t forget to know your Salon Etiquette before your appointment.