A salon is where all the hair and nails magic happens for most people. It’s where we get our natural or relaxed hair pampered and our nails fixed and painted. All of this doesn’t happen in the blink of the eye and it can take hours, even an entire day, to get that perfect look.
This made us wonder, what are some useful things people can do in this time to make the most of it? Here’s what 6 people had to say.
“Declutter your phone and emails.” – Ayopo
Nowadays, I don’t go to the salon much. With the lockdown and companies telling their staff to work from home, I’ve become lazy with going there. I just pamper my hair at home and wear wigs when I have to go out.
Before the pandemic, though, I used to spend about 10 hours at the salon making my hair. That’s a whole lot of time. Lol. In that time, I used to do a lot.
One of my favourite and most useful things to do while at the salon was declutter my phone. Since I was always busy with work, chats and emails used to pile up for me. I would sit and delete photos I didn’t need, clear out WhatsApp chats I didn’t respond to earlier, and leave groups I didn’t find useful to me. Next, I would go through my emails and clear them out.
So, I think the most useful thing to do at a salon is declutter your phone, chats and emails. Other things are to watch a movie or read a book.
“Listen to music and view social media posts.” – Tolu
I go to the salon once a month and I spend about 3 hours there on every visit. I think a woman should always look great, that’s why I go so often. To make the most of that time, there are lots of things I do.
The top two on my list are to listen to music and view social media posts. I love music and in the time I spend at the salon, I think listening to some good ol’ music is a great option. Another great way to use that time is to view social media posts, just to catch up on what’s happening around.
“Read a book or watch a movie.” – Grace
The salon can be a very stressful place to be in because you spend hours there. On average, before the lockdown, I used to make my hair about once every 2 months. I would usually spend about 4 to 9 hours at the salon depending on what I was there for.
I’m a book lover so I love to read books at the salon. I think it’s one of the most useful things to do while there. It even helps ease the stress of sitting for so long off you. Reading a book is relaxing.
Another thing to do is watch a movie. Catch up with movies you have always wanted to watch or even finish your seasonal movies. The salon can be a really great place to enjoy a book or a movie.
“Do an Online Course.” – Oyinda
I like making my hair at the salon because I love to look good and change up my style quite a bit. Even with the whole working from home, I still go to make my hair at the salon.
Right now, I’m a budding fashion entrepreneur and I’m trying to learn some other skills so I like to make the most of my time. Since I spend a lot of time at the salon, I like to use that time to do online courses. I also like to watch YouTube videos to learn new things.
In my opinion, the most useful thing to do while at a salon is to learn something new. Learn a new skill or something you really want to know.
“Surf the net.” – Ore
Making my nails is a must. I go to the salon once a month to make sure my nails are extra presentable. Usually, I spend about 2 hours there taking care of my nails.
In that time, I think the most useful things to do are surf the net, read a book or watch a movie. Instead of just staring into space or listening to side gossip and the likes, I go online and check what’s happening.
“Make a to-do list.” – Susan
Depending on how you look at it, the time spent at the salon can either be a waste or be useful. On average, I spend about 3 to 5 hours at the salon and that’s a lot of time.
Since I usually go to the salon on weekends, I think the most useful thing to do is make a to-do list. I’m one of those people that believes in planning her time ahead and a to-do list is a great way to plan. So, at the salon, I look at my week and try to plan it. I decide the things I want to achieve in the coming week and plan for it.
Other things to do at the salon are to watch a movie or read a book.