NEW STUDY: Why Women Prefer a Salon Service over "Do it Yourself"

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/16/2013 2:47:00 PM


I recently received this unique infographic from CND (Creative Nail Design), titled "Go With a Pro," which shows why women prefer to leave the work to the professionals when it comes to beauty services. Despite an increased emphasis on DIY (Do-It-Yourself) in the consumer beauty landscape, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Harris Interative, salon services are still #1. 


91% of women feel better about themselves after visiting the salon.

Eight in ten women agree they get better results at the salon than when they perform their own service.

74% of women value the relationship they have with their salon professional

More than half of women say they have been disappointed with do-it-yourself results.


Dr. John Dowdy and Dr. Robert Sayre, both world-renowned experts in measuring and understanding the effects of UV on skin, recently reported that it would require more than 2.5 hours of direct UV exposure per day to cause damage to the skin. This is much longer than the time it takes to complete a UV-cured nail service. In addition, the nail plate is naturally resistant to UV-B and UV-A light, and the back of the hand requires four times the amount of UV exposure than the cheeks, chest or abdomen in order to cause sun damage. This makes it nearly impossible to suffer from unsafe exposure during a UV nail service.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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New York  |  December, 18, 2013 at 09:35 AM

Lauren as a veteran in transition salon professional is obvious you did hour homework

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