Beauty & Style
“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”
Hah! Ever tried telling that to a woman? All she will do is scoff in disdain. Women generally are very conscious about their looks and give a certain amount of importance to them. Grooming and personal care go along the same lines of beauty and well being. A wise woman would spend money on skin care and grooming rather than splurging unnecessarily on cosmetics. It is however very important to choose the right beauty and grooming centre for yourself, one that suits all your needs and accommodates them in the best possible way. Here are a number of things that you need to keep in mind while making a choice
Hygiene is something that most people do not consider much, but to be honest it is the MOST important thing when looking for a beauty salon. Skin diseases, infections are all very easily transmittable. Many substandard places do not take proper care of hygiene and use the same instruments and tools without proper cleaning on a number of clients consecutively. This is as harmful as much as it sounds disgusting. You never know what sort of infection another person might be carrying and that might be transferred to you. So always keep in mind to select a place that puts cleanliness and hygiene first.
Location and Environment Matter!
The locality a beauty salon is situated in says a lot about the establishment itself. A visit to a salon in a dreary and shady locality can never end well. Choose a place that is located in a respectable locality, preferably a commercial area. There is a stigma in our society that leads people to believe that only expensive and high end establishments can provide quality .Do not fall for this. There is no need to act like a “snob lady” and start labeling every unelaborate place as below par. Luxury and extravagance have nothing to do with class, quality and propriety. Be open and survey a number of salons before passing judgment and making a choice.
Be Selective about Staff
The staff that works at a salon is the most important factor of all. Try to inquire about qualifications of the staff whenever possible. Experienced and well trained staffing means a healthy and enjoyable experience. Talk to the staff and observe their manner while handling clients. This will also give you insight about the sort of environment of the salon itself. If the staff is friendly, pleasant and accommodating it is a sure sign that their performance will be up to the mark as well. Also determine your comfort level with the staff. You do not want to frequent a place that you cannot feel easy in your own skin at.
Mind Your Purse
Another important thing to keep in mind is your budget and price range. After all you do not want to empty the hubby’s pocket or your own purse, do you? Determine a price range and look for salons in that limit. Look around yourself and ask your friends to help you look for suitable places as well. Take a look at the Facebook pages and websites of salons to get a fair idea of their rates and choose a place that suits your needs. It is always best to choose an establishment that provides a number of services like waxing, manicures, facials, massages, haircuts and styling all under one roof as this will be easier on the budget than visiting a couple of places for different services.