When it comes to getting our hair done, we tend to stick to a place we know as let’s face it – there’s nothing more nerve wracking than going to a hair appointment. However, sometimes change is good and if your old salon is out-dated and hasn’t moved forward with the times, then it might be time to find somewhere new to get your cuts, colours and blow dries.
Finding a Salon
One of the best ways to find a local hair salon is to use the internet and sometimes, it is worth travelling a little way away rather than using salons located really close by. Modern and fashionable areas in London such as Kensington are well worth travelling to for a day of pampering, even if you don’t live close by and you can use websites such as https://www.bookyourlifestyle.com/london-kensington/haircuts-hairdressing to find a salon with a good reputation.
You can look online to find out the following information:
- Where the salon is located
- A description of the salon
- Opening times
Some hair salons will offer more than just hair-focused services and will also do things such as eyebrow shaping, waxing, massages, spray tanning, facials and eyelash tinting.
If you plan on visiting London for a day of shopping, then it is well worth fitting in a trip to a salon at the same time as the capital is home to some of the best salons in the country. You can compare prices from different salons by looking online and it is often worth asking other people you know if they have any recommendations.
About Us …
When searching for a new hair salon to go to, it is vital to check out the “About Us” section on the website, as this will tell you everything you need to know about the salon.
You can read about all of the following:
- Opening times
- The staff who work there
- Where it is based
- The focus of the company
- Any specialist skills such as Afro Caribbean hair styling
- How long they have been established
All of this information is important to know about a salon, as it will help you to find one that suits your style, budget and needs. There is often a map supplied on a good website that will help you to see exactly where the salon is located, making it quick and easy to find.
It is important to trust your hair stylist and checking out the about us section of a company website is a good way to get to know more about a company before you use them from when they are open through to how much they charge. You might also need to check to see which salons will accept credit card payments and which only take cash, so you know what you need to take with you on the day of your appointment.
You will need to look to see what types of services each salon offers, to ensure it can give you what you need and below is a list of some of the most popular services available:
- Blow drying
- Deep conditioning treatments
If you are searching for services for men, then you will need to specifically look to check that the salon offers male cuts, colours and styling as some will only cater to women. If you need a specific service such as getting your hair done for your wedding day or a party, then it might be worth contacting the salon to see if they offer this type of service.
Below are a few of the other common types of services that are readily available:
- Hair steam treatment
- Dry cut
- Curly perm
- Weave set
- Hair relaxer
You can usually choose between a junior and a senior stylist and some salons will even offer what is known as an “art director”.
The majority of modern hair salons in an area like Kensington will offer all of the above services and you might want to get your hair coloured in a bright shade such as blue or purple. You can also try contacting a salon to ask them for advice if you are thinking of getting a new style and you are not sure what to do. They will have books that you can look through for ideas and they will also be able to tell you if they specialise in any particular styles.
Some people will want to search for a young, hip and trendy salon that offers everything from Brazilian blowouts to hair art directors. Others might prefer a more relaxed atmosphere where they can go for their usual cut and colour and what you want from your salon will affect the type of place you want to go to.
You will need to look into the following:
- How experienced their stylists are
- What hair products they use
- How long the cut or colour will take
- Which treatments they would recommend and don’t be afraid to ask them why
Some salons will offer colouring products that are free from ammonia, which is great if you want to use more natural products or if you have sensitive skin. You might want to look into getting lowlights or highlights if you want to add a touch of colour or if you want to go all out, then you should make an appointment to get your hair dyed.
Children’s haircuts tend to be cheaper than adults and if your child needs their hair done, you should enquire about their rates for kids cuts.
Use the internet to your advantage and find salons based in an area where you want to get your hair done and the reason many people choose to go to Kensington is that it is home to some of the UK’s best modern salons.