Choosing the right salon can be a tough decision to make and for a good reason. When you are trusting another person with not just your appearance but also your hair health, you have the right to be selective. We’ve discussed a few ways you can choose the right hairstylist in a previous blog Selecting the Right Hairstylist. Here are a few red flags you should look out for when deciding if a salon is right for you.

Workers not wearing gloves

This is not just for the safety of the client, but for the worker as well. Gloves help protect against chemical exposure to the skin. You’ll also want to make sure that the person working in your hair washes their hands before and after dealing with each client.

There are many hazards present when it comes to visiting a salon. Be sure to keep an eye out for potential hazards, such as electrical equipment, sharp objects, and areas where a slip or fall could occur. When visiting a hair salon, staff should work to keep hazards should be kept to a minimum, however, it is important to stay vigilant for your own safety as well. If you have small children with you, be sure to keep an eye on them.

Limited information on their website

Having a site to visit can be helpful for many reasons. By visiting, you should be able to find information relating to their prices and services. This will help you gauge whether or not the salon is a good fit for you and your budget. However, if you visit a site and the information is limited, it can be herded to tell if the salon is a good fit. You can also try to find the salon on social media either of the company or the individual stylists.

The receptionist doesn’t ask questions when you book an appointment
Your hair is very personal and very unique. When booking an appointment, the receptionists should ask questions about your hair particularly, if it is your first visit. They need to make sure they have the right products, and people to fill in your particular hair needs. You should expect questions pertaining to your hair type and desired hairstyle. Answering questions may be a bit tedious but it is essential to ensuring the salon can provide you with the desired results.

The establishment isn’t clean

Before getting your hair done, take a look around the establishment. Check, for instance, the shampoo area. Naturally, while a worker is at the station it won’t be clean, but the shampoo bowl that you are taken to should be. If you notice that it is not clean, kindly request another area or switch establishments. What about their actual practice of washing hair? For example, receiving a scalp massage should be standard practice in many salons. It helps stimulate the blood flow. If you are not receiving a scalp massage, then that may be a sign of an inexperienced worker.

If you want to take your hair health into your own hands, consider Vitalize. You can take products with you to the salon and request them to use it. To learn more about what Vitalize Haircare products can do for you, call us at 800-800-7577 or visit

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