Hair salons are two a plenty. Walk down any shopping street and you will see at least one hair salon. The trouble is they are not all that good and if you are truly unlucky you could end up walking out of the door with the world’s worst hair cut. Or, even worse, you could ask your mom to cut your hair and end up with the world’s worst bowl cut. So how can you make sure that the hair stylist you choose won’t trash your image forever?
In the old days, there were very few avenues open to you if you need to find a new hair stylist, which is why most people took the ‘better the devil you know’ approach and stuck with their stylist even if they didn’t always do a good job. These days, however, it is a lot easier to find a new hair stylist in NYC, even if you are new to town and you don’t know a soul.
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Word of Mouth Recommendations
Word of mouth is always the best way to find a new stylist. Obviously this is a bit of a problem if you have only just moved to the neighbourhood, but where possible try asking around for recommendations. If someone you know has a great hair cut, ask them who their stylist is – if they rate them highly, make an appointment and see what they can do for you. And if you end up with a truly disastrous hair cut, you know who to blame.
The internet is a fantastic resource. We use it every day to find new places to eat, places to go, in fact pretty much everything, so it stands to reason that we can use the internet to check out hair salons in NYC. Pick your favourite search engine and type: top hair salons NYC. It should help narrow your search.
When you don’t know the area, it is useful to go online and find out what hair salons are in your local area. When you have identified the best ones, do some research to find out what other people are saying. People tend to leave reviews when they are happy with the service they have received. Top hair salons such as www.hairsalonnycity.com will have lots of great reviews, so use this as a guide to which hair salons in NYC are worth trying.
Social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter are another useful way of finding out which hair salons other people use. Ask your friends on Facebook which salon they go to or tweet your followers and see who they can recommend. It is also worth checking the social media pages of the salons on your shortlist to find out what customer are saying about their services – if the feedback is mostly negative you know to avoid them like the plague.
Once you have found a hair salon in NYC you love, you can look forward to great hair for many happy years to come.