Are you looking for a hair salon in downtown Edmonton?
There are quite a few factors to consider:
- You want to feel safe and comfortable in the salon you choose.
- The hairstylists should be friendly, confident, 100 percent professional and highly trained experts at what they do.
- You want to feel like you fit in—the environment should align with your own personal taste and style.
- Your hairstylist should convey that they understand the look you’re going for and demonstrate integrity and transparency when communicating their plan for achieving the result you want (without sacrificing the health of your hair).
- Location, convenience and parking are also important.
- The whole experience should be positive and, obviously, you want to look and feel confident and beautiful by the time you leave the chair.
There are countless hair salons and hair stylists that would love to have you as their customer, and each one offers different things. At Edge Style Council, we strive to be your favourite Hair Salon in Downtown Edmonton by cultivating a welcoming, fun and professional vibe for our clients.
How to find the right hair salon for you
There are a few ways you can narrow down your search for your perfect-fit hair salon.
Google is a great place to start
These days, when you need an answer and don’t know where to start, Googling it is the most natural thing to do. This is no different when it comes to finding a new hair salon. First, try a more general search term, like Haircut Downtown Edmonton, and see what pops up. If you get a whole ton of results, try adding a few adjectives that suit the environment you’re looking for, like professional, trendy, edgy or casual, to narrow things down a bit.
Get really specific with Google Maps
If you’re interested in finding a salon or hairstylist in a specific location, Google Maps can be your best friend. Type in ‘hair salons’ and the ones nearest you will pop up. Click on the salons in the most ideal locations and have a look at their websites to see which ones suit you best. One nice feature with a Google Maps search is that the business’s star rating is visible right away, so you have a little more insight into whether or not the salon you’re considering has a good reputation with its current customers. (We are very proud of our many Google reviews from past customers.)
Search some hashtags
Taking a scroll through Instagram is another great way to find a hair salon that suits you, especially if you want to see a few real-life examples of the work they do. Open up Instagram and search a few hashtags the salons in your area or neighbourhood might use, like #yeghairsalons, #edmontonstylist, #edmontoncolourist, #yegsalon or #yeghair. Or, if you’re looking for a certain kind of service, search that with a local tag, such as #yegbalayage or #yegextensions.
Take a drive around your neighbourhood or your workplace
If you feel like searching the old-school way, go for a drive. Hit up the routes that would be most convenient for you to get to your appointments. See what parking in the area is like. If you see a hair salon that catches your eye, pop in and talk to one of the stylists to see if it might be a fit. You can also ask about the specific service that you’re interested in and see if it’s something they specialize in.
Parking is a premium in the downtown area so many of our clients love our ample free parking in our private parking lot.
Ask your friends or colleagues
Almost as natural as a quick Google search, and often just as effective, is to simply ask your friends or family members if they know of any Hairdressers Downtown who would be a fit for what you’re looking for. Your friends and family know you best, so they’d be able to suggest a reputable hair salon or hairstylist that you would like or that specializes in the kind of hairstyles that suit your personality.
Ask a stranger
No really. If you see someone with the kind of hair you wish you had, why not ask them where they got it done or who their hairstylist is? Most people would be happy to answer you and recommend their favourite salon. Plus, you’d be giving them a huge compliment. Who wouldn’t like that?
However, if stopping random strangers on the street to talk hair isn’t exactly your thing, no problem. You can ask a stranger online. Try an online forum like Reddit where you can ask people in your area specific questions. Or, if you want to go the social media route, Twitter is great for this! Just be sure to use a local hashtag in your tweet.
All in all, when it comes to finding the right Edmonton hairstylist a little due diligence will go a long way. With so many excellent hair salons to choose from, it really comes down to finding the right fit for you and your personal style.