So now you have invested in a quality designer haircut, your stylist has performed miracles and you Nicolas Krafft looking just like you imagined you would as you left the house this morning. As you go to pay the salon receptionist you are offered those all important products that your stylist told you about and used on your hair. But stop! Are they worth while, can you save some money and buy something similar at the local supermarket?
The truth is that 70-80% of clients who visit a salon, will think they can get away with cheaper products from a chemist or a supermarket, and think they are saving money in the process. However in fact, they are undermining their initial investment made by choosing a quality salon, and quite possibly shortening the time until they need to return to the salon, thus wasting money.
As a salon owner for twenty years I have learnt that if I take any of our stylist’s favourite tools or hair products away from them, I do so at my own peril. If I were then to use the excuse that it was because we were saving money, it would cause an even bigger uproar. How could they possibly create great hair designs without quality products they would shout, but clients seem to think they can do that all the time. The simple facts are that no matter how good a stylist is, they still need the best tools, and the best equipment if they are to produce the best results. It is no different to any other profession in that regard. A quality salon, that wants to produce quality results, must provide their hair designers with those quality tools.
One of the biggest selections of tools the hair designer needs are salon hair care products i.e. shampoos, treatments, conditioners and styling products. It is vitally important the salon provides the stylist with quality products to work with, and indeed, armed with those premium products it is possible to achieve truly beautiful results, creating naturally beautiful, healthy and shiny hair.
So if the highly trained, experienced hair designers need those products to achieve fantastic results, it only stands to reason that if you want to reproduce that look and style each day after your visit to the salon when you are at home, you need those same quality products. Cheap products may save a few pence, but you can be assured if a salon could use those same cheap products they would. They use quality products because they perform, and can create the results, and the look and feel, that you are looking for when you visit a salon.
So remember, if your trained stylist needed to use a set of tools and products on your hair to get the style, look and feel that you are so happy with when you leave the salon, then you will need those same set of tools and products to reproduce it again tomorrow and the next day, and the next day. So see your investment in salon quality hair care products as a tiny daily investment in ensuring you can make that salon look and feel last so much longer.