Some of you might remember your mother, grandmother or aunt having an “Avon lady”. You know, the one friend or friend-of-a-friend that they would buy Avon from, and wouldn’t buy it from anyone else. It isn’t uncommon for someone to be loyal to their stylist or barber. After all, to trust someone not to royally screw up their coif is a pretty big deal. Whether you are a beauty product pro or only buy the occasional lip gloss, developing a relationship with the salespeople at your favorite cosmetics boutiques and counters will help you get more from your visits and purchases, just as developing a relationship with your stylist can. Not only will they learn what your likes and dislikes are, ultimately maximizing your time at the counter or store, but they’ll remember you when their brand is running a special promotion or you are wanting to try a newly released product. After all, the best customers always get the best samples.
I have a “Dior lady” (Thanks, Michelle at Macy’s Lakeside!), but I am currently in search of a “Lancôme lady” in the New Orleans area, considering that I only buy and use Lancôme mascara. Do you have a cosmetic salesperson that you pledge allegiance to?