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15+ Tricks That All Beauty Salons Use, but Never Tell You About

Hello, my name is Natalia. I’m a manager of an ordinary beauty salon: we have average prices and certified professionals. You have probably used services like ours at some point in your life. All companies have their own secrets and you should know about them before you go to a hairdresser.

Some procedures are not worth the money

15+ Tricks That All Beauty Salons Use, but Never Tell You About

  • Hair Botox is exceptionally popular: after the hair is covered with a special product, it becomes smooth, shiny, and elastic, and it doesn’t break as often. First things first, this product will lighten your hair by 1-2 tones. And second, 2-3 months later, the effect of the Botox will wear off and the hair will look exactly the way it did before the procedure, or even worse. In order to make it smooth and shiny again, you will have to pay at least $70 to a beauty salon, several times a year (the longer your hair, the more it will cost). If you are not ready to pay this much for the procedure, then don’t even start.
  • Another hit among the salon’s offerings is cutting with hot scissors. This procedure costs 2 times more than a regular haircut, because special thermal scissors are used. And they heat the ends of hair, which prevents split ends. But if you get haircuts regularly, your hairdresser removes the split ends anyway. Most people use this service once and don’t see the point of paying for it again.
  • Very often, clients are disappointed after they have their hair laminated: yes, the hair becomes more shiny and smooth, but the product gets washed out in a matter of a couple of weeks. One of our clients once came to us in tears: she had her hair laminated at a different salon. She washed her hair twice and it looked as if she had never had the procedure.
  • The same works for keratin restoration and straightening: these are not treatment procedures but cosmetic in nature. Useful nutrients can’t get inside the hair, it is just that the product covers the hair from the outside and makes it visually thicker and smoother. And just like any hair dye, it gets washed off in a matter of a few weeks and the hair looks just like it did before.

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