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A Week in Review (19th – 25th Nov)

Competition Time!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Do you love being pampered? Do you want to win a £100 voucher for a salon of your choice? Read on then!


Here at Defacto Salons we love to give back and what better way than to offer you a voucher for a salon!

You could win a £100 voucher for any salon you want in the UK by following these simple instructions…

Like our page on Facebook, share our competition post and tag the salon you want to go to in the comment section and you could win £100 to spend in a salon of your choice. No catches and its super easy!

Here at Defacto we aim to offer you the ultimate talent in the salon world, we want people to love their hair and we want to help UK salons increase their businesses.

It doesn’t matter what you want done; a cut, a colour, your nails, a massage or a facial. Tag any kind of beauty salon or spa in comments of our Facebook post! If you win you (and maybe even a friend if you feel generous!) could be getting pampered soon!

We’re going to be running the competition until the end of September so you have plenty of time to get involved and think about where you want to spend your winnings.


However, don’t forget to like our page Defacto Salons on Facebook and to share and comment on the post, otherwise your entry wont count.

Good luck everyone!

Who are we?

If you don’t know who we are, we’re Defacto Salons, a UK based listing website. We’ll help you find the perfect salon close to you! All you have to do is go to our homepage HERE and type in your location or the name of a salon and we’ll find it for you!

If you’re a business and you want to get involved with us you can contact our social media engager by email at or you can call our offices on 0141 3336535. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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How to Find a Great Stylist

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Finding a good hairdresser is a key part of getting a good haircut.

I’m sure we’ve all had a dodgy haircut, whether that is a home do or a not so great stylist. However, there are ways of ensuring you’re heading to a good place and Defacto have done their best to think up some good tips for getting a good stylist.


Avoid Budget Places!

Unfortunately a lot of the time what you see is what you get and if you’re heading out looking for a budget salon you’re going to get a budget haircut. Of course not all places are the same so this might not be the case but it is likely. We love a deal for sure but should we really play with something as important as our hair?

Get Referrals!

If you know someone whose hair you like, ask him or her where he or she got it done! It’s likely they have a great stylist who can do great work on you. Ask around; find out who’s going where and why.

Look Around!

Don’t just look in one place and go for it, shop around. If you get a bunch of recommendations, have a look at all of them and see what one will suit your needs best. Compare their prices, check their social media, do whatever you can to have a look at what kind of work they’re doing.

Try Consultations!

So you’ve narrowed it down to a few salons you like, try going in for a consultation. See what they would recommend for your hair, how much it would cost, what techniques they would use and it will give you a good guess at their personality. A lot of places offer free consultations and you can go when it suits you.


Make Sure You Get Along!

Having a good friendship with your stylist is important, you’ll be seeing them a lot! You will want someone you can have a good chat with and someone you feel comfortable with.

Don’t Feel Like You Owe Them!

Don’t put yourself in the position where you feel obligated when visiting your stylist. If you don’t like the cut or that salon is no longer working for you don’t say you love it or stay because you feel like you have to. Politely ask them to fix what you don’t like or move on to another place to start over.

Don’t Cheat!

Do not cheat on your stylist. Don’t go to other salons on the side, your stylist might not be able to know what products or dye they’ve used on you and it might not be compatible with what they work with. They will know if you’ve went elsewhere and this includes cutting your hair at home, don’t attempt that unless you’ve had beauty school training or else you both might have a big mess to clear up!


We hope these tips help you in the search for a new stylist, you can use our listing website HERE to aid you in your search. We have thousands of salons across the UK on our database.

Good luck!

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