There are beauty appointments, and then there are salon experiences. If you are looking for the ultimate day of self-care, read on for five characteristics of a total beauty experience.
1. A welcoming spa environment
At the end of the day, if you don’t feel excited about the prospect of spending time at a spa or you don’t feel comfortable describing what you want at a salon, then you aren’t setting yourself up to have a total beauty experience.
Therefore, your first step is to find a spa or salon that has a welcoming environment and a friendly atmosphere, as well as excellent testimonials from previous clients.
You should always be gracefully greeted upon arrival and then offered a tour of the space and a brief introduction to the salon and the applicable amenities.
Hopefully, they also have some other classy extras such as places to store clients’ belongings and spacious, beautifully decorated interiors. Bonus points if they also provide you with a warm neck roll, essential oils, heated stones, and other supplies that add something extra special to your experience.
In other words, you should feel comfortable there and thrilled over what is to come.
2. An extensive menu of services
When you are looking to have a total beauty experience, it is essential that you have the option of choosing from an extensive menu of services — no matter whether you already know what treatments you want or are waiting to learn about new possibilities from the beautician.
After all, hopefully, the salon you have chosen understands its customers and stays on top of the trends and technologies that they know you will want to experience.
Generally, a high quality salon will offer a range of services — from hair to nails, skin care to waxing. This is perfect if you are looking to indulge in a full day of self-care as you can start the morning with a Guinot hydradermie facial before moving on to getting your eyelashes lifted, your nails repainted, and finally, your hair styled.
3. Good communication
To get the most out of a salon visit, you need to be able to communicate what you want to your stylist or technician. For most people, it can be awkward and tricky to convey what you envision to a professional , especially if you don’t possess the relevant vocabulary.
For this reason, it is best to do a little research before your appointment. Perhaps you can bring in photos of styles that you like, or learn the names or terms of treatments that you are considering trying. Make sure you are particular about having a stylist who specializes in the treatment or style that you want and who also has positive reviews from previous clients.
4. Excitement to try something new
Sometimes it can be incredibly nerve-racking to try out something new, particularly if you aren’t sure if a color is going to suit your or a facial treatment is going to work.
However, it is always fun to try something new and the changing of the seasons is a perfect time to refresh your look. So, if you have been thinking about perfecting your skin care routine, or updating your makeup skills, or finally trying out hair extensions, then now is the time!
Make sure you are trusting the stylist to do their job. As long as you have carefully chosen the salon and the stylist, and have communicated what you want, then all you need to do is sit back and trust your beautician. This is your self-care time!
5. Great company
Last but not least, to make your salon visit the dreamiest day possible, opt to invite some of your best friends or family members to join in with the fun. There is no better bonding time with your mum, or dedicated catching up time with your friends, than while you are both sitting there getting pampered!
Alternatively, a salon visit makes an excellent gift for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, and other celebratory moments in life.
Do you often visit a spa or salon? What tips do you have for other readers who are looking to get the most out of their experience Refurbished iPhone ?
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Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.