Most hair & beauty salons will specialise in a selection of treatments as standard; and this isn’t so much because of the way that therapists are trained – it has more to do with the popularity of some therapies over others. If you imagine for a moment that the majority of salons will offer every day treatments to cater to their regular clients as a priority, you’ll understand why some features are considered common and others are considered a little more luxurious in nature.
For instance, have you ever considered experiencing a massage on a weekly basis? These services used to be quite rare in the past, mainly due to the fact that those practicing the forms would have needed to be highly educated and licensed in order to offer their services. These days however, the qualifications can be far quicker (and easier) to obtain, with most therapists able to study massage (along with other skills) in the space of a single year.
But with so many services offered by a salon that can be considered common (and therefore more affordable), what types are now deemed to be luxury (and more expensive) in nature?
Common beauty salon treatments
Some of the more common therapies and treatments available in a salon include:
- Traditional massage
- Facial treatments
These therapies are all very easy on the purse (or wallet) and in many cases can be enjoyed at very affordable rates. So, what about the less common services offered by a salon? Well, you might not be surprised to hear that many of them encompass more advanced versions of the above treatments. For instance regular manicures can relate to the care of nails, as well as the application of varnishes.
Advanced services will offer the above, but there are also options to have a nail artist apply particular patterns, or introduce advanced techniques to really maximise the look and feel of your fingernails. Likewise, the same can be said for pedicures, but what about massage? In most cases a therapist will learn traditional massage whilst studying for their education and qualifications.
There are those that aspire to learn more however, and these specialists often go on to learn the techniques associated with Thai, Sports and other advanced forms of massage. There are even some institutes that train therapists in the art of acupuncture. These services might still be common within salons, but they are much more advanced in nature – so many people consider them the ‘luxurious alternative’.
If you have the budget for these services then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get to enjoy them. For most however, a quick visit and a regular treatment can be more than sufficient – not to mention them usually being a lot more affordable.