There are plenty of beauty salons to choose from so how do you choose the best one for you? This really is to a degree down to personal choice. However, there are some things that you really do need to check out before deciding to use a particular beauty salon.
Whilst how friendly the staff are, or the overall atmosphere of the beauty salon is subjective, there are a few things that are not. Cleanliness, the staffs capability to carry out your chosen treatment, whether the salon is insured for certain treatments and this will all affect whether the salon can legally perform the treatments it offers. These are all things you should check up on before you visit the beauty salon.
Cleanliness is paramount, especially if the salon is undertaking treatments which pierce the skin such as tattooing, electrolysis and ear piercing. Many salons use disposable needles and other equipment for these kinds of procedures but if they don’t then they should have sufficient means to sterilise the equipment. Typically this would mean using an autoclave which is like a large pressure cooker to super heat equipment and kill bacteria, fungi spores and viruses.
The salon should be able to show you their professional indemnity insurance certificate for the treatments they provide or they should be able to show you the insurance certificate of the practitioner who will be performing your treatment. The procedure should be specifically stated on the certificate or accompanying insurance documentation.
Finally you need to know that the practitioner or beauty therapist is fully trained and competent in the procedures. Training qualification can easily be ascertained by asking to see the training certificates from the practitioners college. Also, training certificates are sometimes issued for using a particular piece of equipment by the equipment manufacturer.
Unfortunately competency is a bit harder to assess. It is perfectly possible to be trained in a beauty treatment but not be competent as competency takes time to build up by practising on real clients. However unless you want to be the beauty salon guinea pig you may want to check how experienced the practitioner is. Sometimes the less experienced therapists and practitioners are a little cheaper to book with so if it is a simple treatment you are after this may be a way of saving a bit of money.
It is always best to do your research before choosing a beauty salon. Visit the beauty salon, speak to others who use the salon and build up a full picture before you commit yourself to paying for beauty treatments with them.