Salon? Like beauty salon? Try a barber shop. Ask to have a BARBER shave you. Use the word BARBER--they are trained to shave. Beauticians can cut hair, but they're not trained to shave. Shaving not that hard. Shower and leave your face as wet as you can, Wet it again, then put shaving foam or gel on your face and start shaving with a wet blade, keep rinsing the stubble out and keep shaving. If you're using a blade, you've got to wet your face before putting in shaving foam and keep the blade rinsed. When I was 14, a blade lasted forever. But when I was 17, a cartridge blade was good for around 7 shaves. By 16 or 17, you (I) shouldn't go more than 3 days between shaves. 3 or 4 day beard is tough on blades and causes pulling.
I loved shaving the first time I did it and still do unless I'm in a hurry.