So I know finding an afro salon can be difficult, let alone for curly hair (like mine!) that needs precise skill and talented staff. Of course word of mouth is what we all go by. If your friend’s hair looks gorgeous, you definitely feel you can trust the hair dresser at that particular afro salon. We like the guinea pig effect don’t we? I personally am pretty much pro the theory that I’d like someone else to try out a service at a hair salon first before giving it a go myself. Selfish but true. That’s how we hair obsessed girls roll!
However, online salon directories and real customer feedback is just as helpful as chatting to a friend about it I believe. Being a blogger, I literally survive on reviews, be it for anything. Now it’s become second nature that before buying a hair care product, I unconsciously look up reviews. For hair salons in particular and the best I’ve come across in terms of salon listings and reviews is noscrunchie.com.
I cannot stand salon directories that tell you where to get your hair done for an occasion for instance in your area, without providing any real reviews of the place at all. How are you meant to judge it then? It’s just the same as walking past a salon on the high street and talking a risk to get your hair done there.
I love how noscrunchie have created a little community on their website with a forum for people to interact and an image gallery to upload real pictures and of course for inspiration purposes. If you like how someone’s weave, updo or relaxed hair turned out, voila – you can see which salon they got it done at and get your hair done knowing exactly how it will turn out. More importantly, the website focuses on salon reviews that more and more people rely on these days. If you have been to a good Afro Salon and can’t see it up there, go ahead and add it to the list alongside your very first review for it. The more, the merrier!
Now the website focuses on Afro hair but feel free to add any salon whatsoever, especially if they have managed to tame your unruly tresses and you think the world needs to know about it. If you are wondering why they named it noscrunchie, it’s because who’d need a scrunchie after a fab hair-do at the salon eh?
Also head over to blackhairmagazine.co.uk who have recently included noscrunchie as their official salon finder too! I personally avoid haircuts at salons altogether due to an amalgamation of bad experiences and find online reviews tremendously helpful.
So tell me, do you rely on online reviews before going to salon or just book yourself in and hope for the best?