How to shop at the beauty supply store (products)


Being in the beauty supply store can be intimidating with all of the hair and products. When I started working there, there was so much to know about literally everything in store its been 8 months and I still don’t know everything. Working there I’ve come to realize that some people don’t know how to shop there and spend hours in there wandering around the store not knowing what they really want.    Shopping there can be hard especially when you’re not prepared. This is a guide that will hopefully make shopping at beauty supply store a bit easier.

Know what you are looking for

Knowing what you are looking for can really help you get what you want or at least give you an idea of what you want because nothing is more frustrating for me i.e. The sales associate and the customer who describes what they want and me not know what the heck they are talking about. For example, if are looking for y be looking something to moisturize your hair but not make it hard you may be looking for a leave-in conditioner you can then ask a sales associate to recommend some good leave-in conditioners but be sure to tell them about the type of hair you have (dry, oily, etc.)

Do Some Research

If you know what you are looking for but don’t know which product to buy it always helps to do some research on YouTube or just a simple google search of “best deep conditioners for dry curly hair” this will save you tons of time at the store as you can go straight to a sales associate and ask if they have this product.

Bring pictures or the empty products

When you love a product so much and want to repurchase it over and over again it is very helpful to know the name of the product but because we are all human we forget this is why bringing pictures on your phone of the product or the empty product itself can be super helpful and get you in and out of the store super fast.

Write down the name of the product you are looking for

People come into the store all the time knowing what they want but then forget the name of it the product. Trying to describe what you’re looking for to the sales associate only works if the brand is very popular brands like Cream of Nature, Cantu, and Shea Moisture are easy to identify for the sales associate; but other brands can be difficult, and the customer almost always walks out empty handed. Whether it’s texting the name of the product to yourself or writing it down on a piece of paper whatever helps you remember will hopefully let you get what at the beauty supply store.

Remembering these important tips will help you a lot during your next trip to the beauty supply store.

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