Finding a good hairdresser in London used to be easy. Back in the day there were only a handful of hair salons in operation and each of them would have relied on their own reputation to obtain a fresh influx of clientele. But these days, and with so many new hair care centres opening every year, finding one that will suit your specific needs isn’t always anywhere near as simple.
Take the concept of competition for example. Some salons will strive to keep their rates as low (and affordable) as possible in an effort to maximise their chances of getting clients. But what are they sacrificing by reducing their costs? Will they only hire newly qualified therapists and hairdressers such as those that have NVQ Level 1 certificates?
On the other side of the coin, is there any guarantee that a more expensive salon will be able to ensure the quality of its results? Not really.
So, what can you do to safeguard your decision?
There are three main factors that you might want to consider before diving in at the deep end and getting to grips with what a salon has to offer. In the simplest terms, these are referred to as feedback, affordability and effectiveness.
What is the feedback part?
We’re all read reviews online and some of us might have done so without even realising it. As far as a hair salon is concerned, or even a solo hairdresser – the feedback that they receive in the form of reviews can be a great way to get to grips with their level of service.
And the affordability?
This is a factor that pretty much speaks for itself. For those of you that don’t mind spending more for a hair treatment, you might find yourself in a position to be able to afford a more reputable (and well-known) hairdresser in London. If you have a budget however, then be sure to ask for a quote on the particular hair care services that a potential hairdresser offers.
What about the effectiveness?
This is something that you’ll only really find out by putting the salon to the test. When doing so, start with a simple therapy to see how well you’re looked after. And once it’s over, gauge the results and see if they were worth the money. If not, you could restart your search. If they were, then you may well have found yourself a new hair salon to enjoy from this point onward.