Contributed by Emily White & Jo Gardner
If you are in or near Boca Raton, Florida, we invite you to come see us at Peter’s Place Hair + Color. We are the only salon in the United States that Peter Coppola has a hand in. We are not a franchise. We are not a chain. We are a local business with state of the art tools and skills. We run a pristine, friendly, unique salon where you can escape for a few hours and leave with an amazing new look.
We are proud of our talented team of stylists and colorist, shampooers and more that are driven to deliver the perfect experience for our customers. We are happy to share links to our social media platforms and to Peter’s Place Hair+ Color reviews in Google my Business.
Still, we understand that trying a hair salon new to you can be a nerve-racking experience for some. By sharing the following tips we hope to make it more comfortable for you.
Let’s say you want to try something different from your usual look. Or maybe you have moved to a new city or neighborhood. Or you just need a change. Picking the best hair salon for your hair care needs can be a fairly tricky exercise. Like choosing a good partner, locating the best hair salon involves trial and error, and a fair bit of preparation. It is not just something you should try “Ad Hoc”. After all, it is not just a haircut. A good salon can be the difference between you looking like a star or like a total horror! What that can do to your peace of mind and confidence, well, you can guess. So, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind and some important points to look for when you are trying to choose the best hair salon for your hair care needs.
1. Ask for recommendations
Just ask that friend who got that amazing hair fashion cut. Compliment someone you see on the street or at a café with a classy hair design and ask where they got it! Even when visiting a new hair salon, you should just ask the receptionist for a recommendation on which hair stylist to ask for, depending on your specific hair care needs on that visit.
2. Check reviews
There is no dearth of feedback these days. Thanks to the internet, pretty much every possible product and service has a review somewhere. Check out the recommendations for the best hair salons which match your particular needs. Just run a search for the best or finest hair salons in your area and check out the salon website. Then check for reviews on sites like Google my Business, Yelp, Instagram, etc. to get an idea of the qualifications and expertise of their staff and the prices.
3. Keep it local
It’s often a better idea to consider a local hair fashion salon instead of one of the chain franchises. Not only does that help the local economy, but it also helps you have a little more control while you give back to your community. Also, it is a better way to get personalized and specific attention, because, without corporate backing, every single customer is really important. It saves travel time and gets you a more personal service.
4. Check for cleanliness/hygiene
Make sure to visit a few hair stylists or salons to check. The hygiene habit should be ingrained and systemic. A clean and spotless, well looked-after hair salon, with the proper laundry and sterilization habits for equipment and linen, is especially important for your hair health.
5. Get a consult
After the previous steps, when the decision is almost made, try it. Book time for a consultation with the salon and hair stylist you are leaning towards. They should be able to assess your needs, answer your questions, and give you information about choices.
7. Start with something simple
Don’t just jump in with both feet at a new place. Ask for something simpler at first to check whether the hairstylist and hair salon you chose, do well with it. A makeover, or a completely new vibrant color job, is probably a bad idea with a new hair stylist. Get a trim, a simple change in hair style, something to test the waters.
Choosing the best hair salon can be difficult but these tips should make the process easier and much more pleasant. Peter’s Place Hair + Color has years of experience combines with incredibly skilled stylists and colorists. Call us at (561) 510-8100 or visit us at 5250 Town Center Circle Suite 125, Boca Raton, Florida. Walk-ins welcome.