Tips & Advice
Do beauty salons offer gift certificates?
Yes, many beauty salons offer gift certificates, which allow the holder to purchase goods and services. Beauty salon gift certificates typically have a cash value that indicates the amount of the goods and services that the certificate can purchase. For example, a $50 gift certificate can be used to purchase $50 of goods and services at a salon. The certificate can also be purchased for something specific, like a hairstyle or manicure.
What is the proper amount to tip at a beauty salon?
The proper amount to tip at a beauty salon is 20 percent. This holds true for all services provided at a salon, whether it's a manicure or a haircut. If you've been assisted by more than one professional, you can break the tip down so that everyone you've worked with is compensated. In cases like this, you'll need to specify how much cash goes to each person, or you can simply put the cash in separate envelopes. A tip of $2 to $5 is appropriate for assistants who shampoo and/or prepare your hair for coloring.
How often should hair be cut?
If you want to keep your hair at a set length, it's best to get a cut every four to six weeks. If you're growing your hair out, you can space your haircuts at four- or six-month intervals. Haircuts can help address unsightly split ends, so if your strands have this kind of damage, scheduling a cut may help improve your hair's appearance.
Should customers wash their hair before arriving for a haircut appointment?
Washing your hair before arriving for a haircut appointment might be a good idea if you want the salon to provide a cut and not a wash. In this situation, washing your hair beforehand will eliminate tangles, and this will make it easier for the stylist to work with your hair and give you the cut you desire. Many salons include a wash with the haircut, and, in cases like this, washing your hair before arriving for a haircut appointment might not be necessary. If getting hair colored, it is best to not wash it before the appointment, the color clings better to slightly dirty hair and the dye or bleach might burn your scalp since it won't have the natural oils to protect it.
How far in advance should a beauty salon appointment be booked?
If you want to guarantee a spot on the schedule, it's safest to book your beauty salon appointment days or weeks in advance. This is especially important if you're working with a stylist who has a busy schedule. However, many salons offer same-day appointments. If you're making a same-day appointment, it's best to call first thing in the morning.
What type of services do beauty salons offer?
Beauty salons offer a wide range of services designed to help you look your best. Some beauty salons specialize in cutting, styling, and coloring hair. Other specialize in skin care, and provide facials and treatments that are designed to improve the health of your skin. Then there are those that pamper your nails with manicures and pedicures. Some salons provide hair removal services such as electrolysis and waxing.
Does operating a beauty salon require a license?
Operating a beauty salon does require a license. Beauty salon operators must obtain a cosmetology license, and these are issued by the state government. There are different types of cosmetology licenses, which vary based on the service that is being provided. For example, there are different licenses for barbers, aestheticians, and manicurists. Each employee providing a service in a salon must be properly licensed. Licenses need to be regularly renewed, and the intervals vary from state to state.
What is the best way to store antiques?
The best way to store antiques is in a clean, dry, water-tight and protected space that does not allow in any pests, and is temperature and humidity-controlled. Furniture should be well cleaned beforehand and stored free-standing, not stacked. Mirrors should be bubble-wrapped. Art, books, and documents should also be wrapped in special paper and placed within protective boxes. Rugs should be rolled and wrapped in plastic. Antique jewelry should be stored in secure compartmentalized containers, not in an area where hair products or colognes are sprayed.
How does an antique auction work?
Antique auctions work so as to effect the sales and purchase of antiques through an auction houses, with the service of an auctioneer. Auction houses take goods on consignment, valuate and market them to clientele, and then handle the sale and payment collection on behalf of the seller, for a commission. Many auction houses charge an extra “buyer’s premium,” which is also based on percentage of the item’s price.
Do antiques always increase in value?
No, antiques do not always increase in value. If there isn’t a desire or perceived value for a certain item, its value might decrease. Sometimes, if many collectors are selling off antiques of a certain style or type, and not many are buying, the value of that style, or that type of object, will decrease.