Have you ever wanted a new hair style and your current salon couldn’t give you want you want? Or have you perhaps needed a stylist in a pinch while on vacation in a strange city? Have you relocated and need a new place for hair care?

Well, finding a new hair salon under these circumstances often isn’t easy but UrbanSalonNetwork.com is working to change that.

Billing itself as “the premiere online resource for Black Beauty Professionals specializing in Black hair care nationwide,” the company has launched a new website to help those in need of hair care locate the salon and stylist they need.

Founder Rita Owens said in a press release, “As a business woman, I was frustrated with traveling to new cities and not knowing where to find the nearest beauty salon specializing in Black Hair Care.

“At that time, there were not many resources for locating Black Hair Salons; the only option was to sift through the phonebook and inquire. I clearly recall an incident where I contacted a local salon who assured me they could do ‘Black hair,’ only to leave the salon looking like Sideshow Bob! Unfortunately this situation is not uncommon.”

So in 2004, UrbanSalonNetwork was born. The site has grown in the past seven years, and this new launch represents an effort to transform all the information collected to improve access and efficiency.

UrbanSalonNetwork can connect users with natural hair salons, cosmetology schools, beauty shops and barbershops.

You can connect with the organization via Facebook at www.facebook.com/UrbanSalonNetwork, Twitter at www.twitter.com/myurbansalon and on the website at www.urbansalonnetwork.com.