Searching for a new salon and a new stylist is like searching for a new best friend. You want to find just the right fit. They need to be kind, caring, giving and most importantly, like you for who you are. The relationship cannot feel forced it has to just happen naturally. So where do you start searching for a new salon or stylist in the Capital District area of Albany, New York? Do you even need to travel into the city of Albany to find a quality, professional, stylist or can you find one a bit closer to home? Perhaps there is just the right salon, just steps away from you in the Voorheesville area. You likely were not even aware of it. You may even reside just a few miles away in the Guilderland, Slingerlands, or Delmar areas and hope to find a salon just skips away from your front door.
In this blog post I will break down the different salon offerings in the Albany area and help you make an informed decision on just which salon is right for you. First, let’s talk about the location of the salons in the area. There are hundreds of salons in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady area, HUNDREDS.
How do you narrow it down?
Well, most people do not want a trip to the salon to turn into an entire day trip. A trip to the salon is supposed to be relaxing and driving 30+ minutes one-way to get there is not going to set anyone at ease. Start by selecting a salon that is within a comfortable driving distance from your home. Even better, select one that is pleasant to drive to. Avoid major traffic areas and avoid fighting the crowds in those large commercial districts on the weekend. Take the back-way, drive the scenic route, perhaps start your trip to the salon off with a leisurely drive. That’s my advice.
Now, perhaps after reading the first paragraph you are starting to look at your day-at-the-salon a little differently. It is not just about a quick haircut, it is about an experience. If you are in need of a little rest and relaxation you can even stretch this experience into a day long Zen-session with that scenic drive, a leisurely meal and some retail therapy. Either way you decide to schedule your day, you need to make sure you are working with a quality salon in your desired area.
Let’s discuss just how to determine the quality of the salon. Sometimes, people can stereotype salons in smaller towns. Do they offer the same quality products as other salons in bigger cities? How do their stylists compare? Are they as skilled as the stylists in more metro areas? A salon’s quality stems from the passion, training and offerings the owner of the salon possesses. If he or she has poured their heart and soul into its creation, received quality, high-end training and stocks top-of-the-line products, you can be certain you have found a great salon. If you are not sure what the owners level of training is then do not be afraid to ask. This is your one and only head of hair so do not be afraid to ask the tough questions when interviewing a salon.
What are some of the high-end product lines to look for? Aveda hair care products are one of the most sought-after lines in the salon industry.
Because Aveda offers some of the purest, quality, color products with organic ingredients.
It is the best nutrition for your hair and you can feel confident and safe using it.
Another line that offers natural, organic hair care products is Neuma. Neuma is a sustainable company with top-of-the-line hair products. They care just as much about their footprint on this planet and helping the environment as they care about enhancing your natural beauty. They are setting an example for other companies to follow.
Does your new salon have either or both of these product lines? Inquire before making your appointment.
Well my friends, if your fears of never finding just the right salon have only mounted as you have read this blog, do not fear. Your prayers of finding that perfect salon and a new best friend have been answered.
Purity Hair Design is close to home and waiting to welcome you and pamper you like you have never been pampered before. They are 1 of only 8 salons in the Albany area that have been interviewed and hand-selected to be named an official Aveda salon. Other Aveda salons in the area include: Joli, Namia Salon & Spa, Alexandria’s Beauty Salon, Studio Orlo, Ania Hair Salon, Classical Concepts Salon & Spa, Jean Paul Spa & Salon, Townsend & Company, and Beauty Plus Salon. However, most of these salons are located in the congested commercial areas I like to avoid or in the mall, ugh.
At Purity, their stylists have all been highly trained in the latest cutting and coloring techniques to accomplish any look you desire. Not only do they carry the Aveda product line, they also offer the Neuma line as well.
This is a hair salon that uses only the purest of products to create a naturally-beautiful YOU.
Even if you are searching for an edgy or trendy look from a top magazine, it will be a flattering extension of your own true beauty. Your experience is their number one priority. They are set apart from the hustle and bustle of it all just enough to escape the congestion without spending more than a moment in the car. They whisk you off your feet from the moment you enter the door and pamper you with refreshments, personal consultations and one-on-one attention. They seek to relax and refresh your look and your spirit. Every moment spent at this salon will help to detox you body, mind and soul and you will never want to leave.
There are other salons in the area of course, however, there is no comparison when it comes to salon quality, offerings and highly-trained, attentive staff.
Make your appointment at Purity Hair Design today; it is like making a date to meet your new best friend, however, after reading this blog it no longer like a blind date. It is like meeting up with a long-lost friend that knows you like no one else does and gets YOU right from the start.
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