Finding a good Sacramento beauty salon can be a daunting task if you are new to the area and do not have much to go by. A quick search for a Sacramento beauty salon in the phone book will bring up more than 2,200 businesses to choose from, and the quality of haircut and color varies widely among them.
A good way to sort out the established Sacramento beauty salons from their fly by night counterparts is to check and see if the business has a decent web page. Typically, the higher end salons will have put forth the capital to have a good Internet image. After all, this is one industry where image is everything. If the Sacramento beauty salon that you are looking into does not even have a basic page set up with contact information and a price list, you might want to think twice before trying it out.
Once you have a short list of Sacramento beauty salons compiled, check to see if there are any reviews available online. There are a lot of websites in the Internet specifically dedicated to letting consumers voice their rants and raves about their real life experiences at businesses of all types (including salons). If you find mixed reviews, throw out the candidate and focus only on the Sacramento beauty salons on your list that have nothing but good things said about the stylists that work there.
After you have done all that, the hard work is pretty much behind you. Next on the list of things to do is to sort out the places that are outside of your price range. Getting a fabulous cut and color shouldnt cost more than your mortgage, and any outrageously expensive Sacramento beauty salons that remain on your list can be thrown out. When youve done that, you should have just a few salons left on your list to choose from.
If you are really torn between a couple of the salons that have made all of your cuts so far, call them up and set up an appointment for a consultation. That way, you will have a good chance to really scope the places out before committing to paying for their services.
This way of selecting the Sacramento beauty salon that is right for you can take a fair bit of time, but when you consider how long a bad haircut will stay with you, it is well worth the effort.