FINDING a hair salon is easy. As a matter of fact when you look around Davao City they are sprouting like mushrooms with a promise of great services and are well priced.
But for me, choosing a good salon can be a challenge. I had my fair share of terrible haircut, burnt scalp, colour goes awry. There is so much to consider when you are looking for some place to get your hair done or even make-up. I usually rely on recommendations, reviews, ask questions, and observe as well as salon consultations to help me decide.
Recently, I bumped into my friend, who is one of Davao’s premier event hosts, stand-up comedian, TV, and radio personality Bam Petilos, and told her that I recently had a hard time looking for a salon that would truly meet my needs. I also asked her about the catchy Regati Salon’s radio jingle, with a tagline that says, “A salon that makes you glow”, played in almost all radio stations with a singing voice that’s similar to her. While confirming that she sang the jingle, she recommended the salon as well.
I know her to be too cautious about endorsements, and is not too keen of subscribing to the celebrity endorsement theory, yet as she walked me through Regati Salon at the 2nd floor of Bormaheco Bldg in J.P. Laurel Street and eventually met the owner, Ms. Remie Gamutan Timbreza and her lovely daughter, Ms. May Timbreza Ngsuy, I had a change of heart.
Timbreza was accommodating, humble and shared so many stories that made you feel at home. She admitted that she had bad experiences with choosing a salon that she ended up owning one and putting people that she trusted the most.
To help you to fine-tune your next salon shopping here are some things to consider when choosing one.
Spend a minute checking out the salon’s interior, cleanliness or if it’s organized. The look that worn by clients leaving the salon, are they happy faces? Because if not then cross it out on your list.
Find the right hairstylist, who is experienced with hair types. Don't discriminate, but assess your potential hairstylist. Look at the stylist’s hair - the way it is cut and styled, and use what you see as a basis for thinking about the kind of hairstyle they're likely to give you.
I leave the salon with a smile on my face, excited about my new cut.
With friendly and happy atmosphere and employees are helpful towards each other, the salon must have a positive working environment.
A good salon should provide a wide range of services including, intensive spa treatments, keratin treatment, balayage, manicure, facials, among others.
And since we all are required to make regular visits to salons to enhance our beauty, and because my beauty budget is always stretched thin, choose a salon that is worth the money. What I usually do is confirm the cost of service when I make my appointment. Remember to always go for quality service at reasonable prices.
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