Are all Beauty Salons the Same?
These days in Sydney, it seems that wherever you go and whatever region you’re in – you can expect to see anywhere between a few salons, or half a dozen. Beauty salons are popular for a reason; and that’s because people from all walks of life enjoy the health and confidence boosting benefits that they offer.
Unlike other services (like food chains for example) no two salons need be the same, even if they are owned by the same brand. But what subtle differences can people expect from spot to spot and is it a better idea to stick with one, or enjoy a variety in and around your city? Well, here’s a look at what these facilities offer to their clients and elements that may be a little different from place to place.
It’s no secret that most businesses try to remain as competitive as possible – particularly with the current economic crisis that has led to more people finding alternate options for their needs. Salons fall into this competition like everyone else, although their prices may differ for a few specific reasons.
For example, leading brands will typically charge a higher price for their services; mainly due to them offering a greater level of services or experiences. Professional beauticians for example, will charge greater rates than those that are new to the industry and that’s why beauty therapists and hair stylists are graded depending on their level of expertise.
Some salons keep things simple by focusing on hair cutting and styling. Others prefer to offer an expansive variety of services, including those that you may sometimes associate with spas; it all depends on the type of facility that you’re visiting. If you want a full day of therapy, then a spa and salon may be the way to go. If you’d prefer a simply haircut and blow dry however, then a friendly and personal service may be more up your street.
No one walks into a salon expecting to have their hair mauled by a lawnmower. Although this result is clearly metaphorical, there have been well documented cases of people leaving their treatment in frustration after having their hair butchered by an inexperienced stylist. If you’re looking for world-class results, the likes of which the rich and famous enjoy before a red carpet appearance, then you may want to turn your attention to higher-graded stylists.
That doesn’t rule out beginners or newly qualified hair stylists however, in fact many professionals have a natural skill in the field. Opting for simple cut can often be far cheaper when trusting a newly qualified stylist, as opposed to a professional of 30 years that charges near-celebrity prices.
In summary, no two salon facilities need be the same and it’s a great idea to shop around and get to know what you can expect, before deciding on the best one for your needs.