How early should I arrive?
If it is your first visit, we suggest to arrive 5-10 minutes early so we can give you a tour of our beautiful salon and share who we are a little deeper and receive a first time complimentary beverage and then we will get you settled in to start your service on time. Guests who arrive 10 minutes past their scheduled service time may not be guaranteed their full service, We understand things happen so we wouldn’t turn someone away and while we manage as best we can timing is not an exact science in any service industry therefore we appreciate a little extra patience and understanding.
What should I share about my hair?
Your consultation is the most critical part of your service; it’s the foundation of a trusting relationship. This is when your stylist compiles numerous factors in order to determine the expectations for the visit.
Some important factors to share with your stylist includes but is not limited to: Types of water (well, chlorinated, swimming), previous chemical services, professional or home color and your at home hair care regimen. When was the last time you loved the hair and what about it did you love? What it is that you don’t like; length, texture, color and time maintenance (how much time and money are you comfortable investing on a daily basis and yearly basis)
What can I expect to pay?
Prices are listed and priced individually on our service menu, we highly encourage you to discuss your budget with your stylist during the consultation, our professional recommendations are based on your desired outcome.
An example would be if you come in for a standard touch-up on your new growth and your ends needed refreshing then a glaze recommendation would be made. The price is based on the required product required calculated by hair length and density. If you are a new color client to our salon, we always allow extra time, however, if a complete transition is in your future, then a consultation is suggested. Exact quotes are impossible over the phone but we do try our best to be in the “ball park”.
Will my stylist push product?
We provide you with expert recommendations on at home care products that we believe will insure your desired outcome that you shared during your consultation. Our team does not work on commission of any sales so you can rest assured that your recommendations are personalized just for you and because we value your investment as well we create a “system discount” (Buy 2 get 1 half off) We pride ourselves or providing expert advice and we hope you appreciate those efforts keeping your dollars local.
Don’t be afraid to share your beauty secrets!
It happens to everyone (and if doesn’t, it should), that moment when someone stops you and asks you “where did you get your hair done?” We made it easy because referrals are the best compliment you can give us. We will provide you with personalized beauty secret cards for when that moment happens, you can hand it to the person with ease and when they bring it to their appointment your profile gets flagged to then receive $10 off one service and $25 off two.
Is it necessary to schedule future appointments?
It’s a great feeling knowing that your appointment is at the time that fits best in your life and we try to make it fairly seamless for you. We offer our “move” list so that when clients move their appointment time it allows for you to move into that time, after all we are here to sell time so we want to make time available.
Will I hurt someone’s feelings when experiencing other stylist?
At The Urban Salon Team we celebrate being a team, this means that your experience is the most important so you can enjoy everyone, over 50% of our guests utilize everyone. You are encouraged to experience all of the talent our team has to offer based on schedule, budget and style. Every team member completes The Urban Skill Certification program so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. You can have a peace of mind that your formulas are stored securely in our database along with details of your visits and purchase history.
What if my expectations weren’t met?
We want you to be 100% fulfilled with your experience. Most people will feel 75% more confident when their hair is right, we understand how upsetting it can be if you’re when you are unhappy with the results. We are professionals and strive to make you feel and look beautiful. You will receive an “important” card at your first visit which will provide you with all you need ! Stacey is the owner and wants to hear if you are not happy with the performance of any team member firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to build a relationship with you, it is necessary to communicate your concerns within 48 hours so that we can discuss the best possible options. If you need a “tweak” to your style, we will happy to make any adjustments so you will achieve the best results. If you decided half way through the appointment or after that you want it all over short then we would recommend another appointment (consultations are the key to success)!
If you are within the first three visits of your color transition, we will do our best to reiterate the desired outcome and remind you that it is a journey and not a race to perfection!
We understand the condition of your hair therefore we will be unable to guarantee color services without purchasing the recommended at home care products.
What about tipping?
We appreciate but don’t expect gratuity and we are flattered when you extend your appreciation. Tipping is a personal preference whether it be a percentage or a flat amount. Some people ask if they should tip the owner since back in the day women wouldn’t tip owners. Again, your tips show appreciation for the expertise of your stylist and services performed, however if you choose not to tip, your loyalty proves your appreciation. Tipping is allowed on your card, we want to make your experience as easy as possible, however whenever possible we would like to avoid credit card fees on tips.
There is ample street parking and local parking garages. Some garages offer two hours free, meters around the salon accept coins and credit cards while some on other streets only accept coins. We can make change for your bills if we are supplied however, we are unable to feed your meter during your service. We highly recommend
www.parkmobile.com as it will make your experience much more pleasurable, it provides warnings and reloading of time.