Most successful businesses nowadays are present on the internet. Even those that require customers to visit them in their actual stores have websites where their customers can “visit site.” Customers looking for business establishments in their area or locality would also go online and do a quick search for a list of worthy options. Often, the first visit to any business is done through their website. Only when the customer is pleased with what they see in the website will they give the business establishment a visit.
Such is the case of beauty salons. If you are looking for a beauty salon, you can go online, do a search, and then click the “visit site” links of those that you are interested in. You would also find these links on blog sites that focus on the beauty niche. This means beauty blogs and online shops for beauty products among others. Unfortunately, a number of these links could also turn out to be duds, or worse, scams.
Here’s a quick guide on what you should do to avoid bad “visit site” links:
1. Go to reputable sites only.
This is a basic tip not just for visiting beauty salon websites but sites of other types of businesses as well. It is easy enough to spread links all over the internet and there are sites that exist only for these links. This is where the bad links proliferate. Get your links from relevant sites that are trusted and are protected by security features as well. Some sites, however, would have disclaimers that they do not have control over what the customers might experience when they click the links and visit the third party sites. For beauty salons, business listings and online blogs and stores for beauty products would be good sites to start with.
2. Do not proceed when clicking the “visit site” link takes you to a dialog box that asks for your personal information.
You should not have to give out your credit card information when you simply want to visit a beauty salon site to find out what they are offering. When you are asked for information outright, that should be a red flag for you. It might not be a salon site after all. It could also be a phasing mod us trying to get your information by intercepting your access to the site that you want to visit.
3. Have a real time malware, anti-phishing, and anti-virus running when you open the sites on your browser.
Never go online without protection. You never know where, when, and how malicious software and elements could gain access to your system. You might not notice anything when you click the “visit site” link but the phishing software could already be crawling around your drive and extracting information.
For consumers, there’s great value in visiting online sites of businesses like beauty salons.
It gives them a chance to get the information that they need in order to make their purchase decisions without spending time and effort going to the actual stores. This saves them a lot of time. It also saves them from being pressured by the sales personnel into making decisions that they are not yet ready to make. Here are some of the types of information you would find in beauty salon websites:
1. About the beauty salon.
This tells you about the history of the beauty salon, the finders, and perhaps what their philosophy is. This will give you a good idea if the salon is trustworthy or not.
2. Menu of services.
This will list the services the salon offers. A price list is also included. From this page, you can decide if you can afford the services or not. For those services that are priced a little higher compared to other salons, you can make a note to ask about the process involved and the products they use. The price difference could be because of the more expensive high quality products used.
3. List and credentials of stylists.
Some salons would have known names as their stylists while some would have names that you have not really heard of but are equally, if not more, competent. Read about what the stylists of the salon has accomplished and the kind of training they have received. You can then choose who you want to work on your hair when you visit the salon.
More than finding them online, you should be able to find your chosen salon offline. All the information you gathered online will not be useful unless you can visit the actual salon. The exact address and contact numbers as well as the operating hours are usually included in the salons’ websites. Of course, it’s a big help when maps and directions are provided as well.