If you've ever chased someone down in the grocery store who has a nice hairstyle, to ask where who they trust with their hair, good for you! Every one loves a compliment and sometimes asking around will give you a great starting point to help you find a new stylist or spa technician. Once you've received some recommendations (we hope The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa was one!), now is the time to do some online research! These days, between websites and social media platforms you should be able to get a pretty good idea about whether a salon and spa feels like a good fit for you.
Poke around our website (and others) to see if you like what you see. Check out the service menu. Do we offer the services you are interested in, within your budget? Sometimes paying a little more to get good value for your money can be the best decision. The bitterness of poor quality lingers longer than the sweetness of a good deal.
Does your stylist and spa therapist have experience and advanced education? We do! Sharon and BJ have more than twenty years experience in the beauty biz and have advanced training in each and every service we offer. We are always learning and perfecting our craft.
Does the salon share your values for using environmentally friendly products that aren't tested on animals? We use Monat haircare products and Aveda haircare, skin care, hair colour and make-up. Our products are certified cruelty-free and do not contain any parabens, silicones, artificial preservatives, harmful chemicals, colours or fragrances.
Is it a convenient location with free parking? The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa is located in beautiful Downtown Belleville and we have plenty of free parking directly behind our building. We are a short walk to lots of wonderful locally and independently owned shops and restaurants, so make some time in your day to visit those too!
Check out our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and read some of our blog posts (like this one!)
Do you like what you see in terms of the body of work? Do you get a sense that we love what we do and that we are skilled in our profession? We hope so! We put a lot of time and effort into our daily work but also in trying to showcase our work and educate our guests (and potential guests) with helpful tips and tricks to make your beauty routine a little easier!
If you are in the neighbourhood, pop in and get a general feel for the salon. Did you get a warm welcome? You will at The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa! Is it clean and inviting? We pride ourselves on our comfy, cozy and clean space. We insist on safe hygiene practices for all our salon and spa services. From the aroma therapy of Aveda and Monat's natural products, we promise the most comforting experience. At The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa, we offer a beverage menu with specialty teas, coffee, hot chocolate, iced tea, lemonade and filtered water. Every hair wash comes with a head and neck massage and hand massage. Men receive a second shampoo and hot towel treatment at the end of their haircut. We offer complimentary make up touch-ups at the end of your service. We have blankets, heating pads, aromatherapy all for your comfort. We offer a wonderful selection of magazines and books to read, iPads you can use to find hair and make-up inspiration, great music to listen to and always entertaining conversation to enjoy! BJ's green thumb means there are beautiful healthy plants providing extra oxygen!
Pick up one of our printed service menus and consider booking your appointments online. We have an app for that! Download the VAGARO app on your smart phone or go to our website to book online (even if it's at 3 am). We stay on the cutting edge of technology to better serve you! We are open late (until 8pm) three nights a week and from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays.
We recommend booking a complimentary 15 minute consultation and a salon and spa tour. While we may not have time when you first pop in we are always happy to book some time with you to show you who we are and see how we can help you achieve your beauty goals. During the consultation, you should expect nothing less than professionalism and good communication. Bring photos of hair that inspires you and be open to our expert suggestions based on your hair, face shape, skin tone, eye colour, lifestyle and budget. Ask questions, answer questions, talk and listen and we will do the same. A clear plan with a price quote should be part of the consultation. Sharon and BJ will walk you through all the steps of your requested service and give you a plan for the future, including maintenance and home care.
We hope this has given you some food for thought about whether or not The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa is right for you! We look forward to your visit!