How to prepare for your next spa appointment

When people think of a salon or spa treatment they immediately imagine it like it is in the movies. They imagine it as though the hairstylists or masseuses have special powers that can immediately transform them.

Ultimately, this isn’t true and they are simply there to do a job. However, with a little bit of care and preparation you will be able to get more from the service and avoid being the centre of a complaint.

Here are some tips on how to best prepare for your next hair, nail or skin treatment so that you can get the most out of it.

Getting your hair done

When you go in to get your hair done there are a few things that you need to consider so that your hairdresser is able to get the most out of your hair. The key to this point is having your hair in a natural state. This allows them to see its thickness, how it falls and its health. Don’t come in with wet hair and avoid having excessive amounts of sprays, oils and gels in it. Give it a brush beforehand too if you’re feeling generous.

Getting your nails done

Nail salons are certainly places that manage to get some pretty bad reputations. However, this doesn’t mean they are all bad and it doesn’t mean that you can’t implement ways to avoid any major problems.

Most of the strategies evolve around hygiene. Before you do anything be sure to check that that salon; uses autoclave sterilisation so that all utensils are clean, the pedicure bath is sprayed with antiseptic spray and uses only stainless steel utensils that can go into the autoclave so that you know they are clean.

The last point is that you don’t need to shave your legs before a pedicure. They will not be disgusted by a little leg hair and shaving them only opens the pores and increases your likelihood of infection.

Skin treatments

For the most part, your preparation should simply involve basic hygienic practices. The tech is dealing with your skin and if you come in dirty or sweaty it is going to be a bit of a turn off and you can guarantee that you won’t get the same level of service.  Be sure that you are properly cleaned before going to a facial or massage.

 

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