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            [stylist] => PJ
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => PJ is great with curly hair.  I spent years trying to find someone that would not just chop my hair into a bob style because it was "easier."   I've been trying to keep my hair long for years, but each stylist just cuts it off because that is the only way they know how to bring the curl out and how to rush me out of the chair. 

PJ knows a specific way to cut curls so your hair can remain long but still stay curly.  He does not rush through your cut. He methodically cuts your hair in a certain way so it falls properly.  I have received so many compliments on how my hair is looking better now.  



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            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-11-11 05:56:14
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:19
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            [salon_review_id] => 2
            [salon_id] => 2
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Terri
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] =>  I found Terri via a personal recommendation. I wanted highlights (touch-up, like I've always had) and a bare-minimum trim. Instead of the medium-dark blonde I wanted, I ended up with COPPER. Yes, red, penny-colored hair. AWFUL! And, even though I needed no more than a trim as I get regular trims, he cut off SEVEN INCHES of my hair. I cried on the way home and for months after. AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS! He obviously doesn't know how to cut curly (or straight?!) hair OR to color!!



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-05-31 19:25:22
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1450
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            [stylist] => James
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => James has been cutting my very curly (and very thick) hair for three years now--he is absolutely fantastic!!!  He really listens to what you'd like to do to your hair, and makes suggestions accordingly--I've gotten different types of cuts (all of which I loved!), and he will also give you his honest opinion if he thinks that what you'd like to do to your hair will not look as flattering. I can't recommend him enough--he really knows curly hair, and the prices charged for cuts are very affordable for Newbury Street!        



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-04-28 09:27:03
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1341
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            [stylist] => Deanne
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I read the other recommendation on this site and decided to give her a try.  I'm so glad I did!  She's read the book Curly Girl (and if you're on this website and haven't read it, you should head over to Amazon right now and order it).  She actually cut my hair while it was dry and took the time to cut each individual curl.  It looks great!  The price was great too (low $30's for just a cut).  I'll definitely be going back!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2006-08-28 22:17:47
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 634
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            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Deanna
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Outstanding, Wonderful, couldn't ask for better!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2007-01-11 10:25:51
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1004
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            [stylist] => DeAnne
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I just got my hair cut by DeAnne after reading reviews from this web-site!  Awesome cut.  She took the time to find out about what I am doing currently to my hair on a daily basis.  She made recommendations, and gave me the best hair cut my hair has EVER had!  I would highly recommend her to anyone with frizzy, overworked naturally curly hair.



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            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-09-21 19:27:38
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1876
        )

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            [stylist] => Deanne
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I found Deanne from reviews on this site. I honestly would have picked a high scale salon and never considered going to JC Penney for a hair cut but the reviews were so good I had to try her. She is truly a gem and Asheville's best kept curly hair secret. I also bought the "Curly Girl" book and I'm just amazed at the difference in my curls. Thanks to you all her recommended her! I will be moving this winter but will drive the 5 hours to see her! She is worth it!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-09-26 14:01:44
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1894
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            [stylist] => Deanne
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            [comments] => OMG...This woman is a gift from curly heaven.  I have never been so well treated.  From the time I walked up to the counter and was greeted so warmly to the best haircut IN MY LIFE, this was with out a doubt THE best salon I have ever visited.  These people have it right.  For any curly in western North Carolina, this is the place for you.  Deanne is a MASTER.  She listens to you.  I am growing my hair out and only wanted my ends nipped.  She took the extra time to pick up each individual dry curl and just nip of the tiniest bits.  I walked out of there looking like I didn't even have a cut, verses before, when a stylist would cut 1/2" straigh accross with wet hair to where, when dry, it looks like you lost 3".  This is a 5 star women.  You are nuts if you don't see her!!!!



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2009-04-18 10:53:25
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 3925
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            [salon_id] => 5
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            [stylist] => Debbie Lee
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I have gone to several hairstylists over the years.  I have extremely curly hair, cross between hispanic and caucasian.  I have even gone to curly hair specialists and paid an arm and a leg.  Don't waste your time.  I went to Debbie explained to her very honestly exactly how I wanted my hair.  I don't think she specializes in curly hair per say, but sure felt like it.  She listened to what I wanted very carefully. I came out with movie star hair and paid a lot less to get it.  I feel it isn't always a certificate that matters, but the relationship with your hairstylist that's most important.  I'd recommend her in a heart beat.



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-08-17 13:38:43
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:21
            [legacy_review_id] => 1736
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            [stylist] => Kim DeAnda
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Based on a recommendation on naturallycurly.com, I went to see Kim.  She truly knows what she's doing.  I wholeheartedly recommend her!  



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-10-18 12:29:38
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 784
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            [salon_id] => 7
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            [stylist] => GINA
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => What an incredible stylist!  I'm so happy she has decided to come back to Aphrodite's!  I have never found another stylist who knows how to cut my curly hair, anywhere!  She is trully a hair artist!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-07-18 10:14:54
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 1620
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            [stylist] => Gina!
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Found Gina at Aphrodite's after 50 years of bad--or mediocre at best--haircuts.  Had several cuts with her before she left the salon.  She wrote out detailed instructions, at my request, for me to give to a future stylist, and had two seriously botched cuts after that.  Vowed to never go to a salon again, just let it grow long, as I always resort to, and trim the ends myself.

Discovered she had returned to Aphrodite's and made a beeline for the salon the very same day.  She repaired my hair and gave it its groove back and I'm a happy camper once again!

Stylists pretend to know how to cut curly hair--they don't, and you find out the hard way.  Gina, being the intelligent, inquisitive, creative spirit that she is, has taught herself to really analyze your hair and knows how to give you a customized cut based on the qualities of your hair.  No bs.

I've always been told that thinning, especially with a razor, is forbidden for curly hair.  Yet, one of my biggest challenges is bulk.  She inspired confidence in me right from the start, even telling me that she could take out the bulk with a razor.  She did!  My hair has never looked better.  It has its groove back, flow and motion.  Warning!  Don't try this at home!

Gina is a gem of a person, a fantastic stylist, who could easily make a fortune in NY or LA, but prefers to do her thing in the quiet beauty of Ashland.   She's very pleasant to be with, and Aphrodite's doesn't do nails and doesn't smell like chemicals.  Normally I detest going to salons, but look forward to my visits there, it's so relaxing. 

I would be happy to share my experiences with you, or answer any questions, if I can:  alice@dormouse.net




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            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-09-28 12:52:43
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 1907
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            [stylist] => Gina
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            [comments] => I just reviewed Gina at Abbinito in Ashland, and I saw that this was still listed.  Unfortunately Aphrodites is no longer, but Gina is at Abbinito!!  She's awesome!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2010-08-27 16:12:52
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 6374
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            [salon_review_id] => 14
            [salon_id] => 7
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => GINA
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => Haven't actually had my hair cut by Gina, but wanted to let people know that she is no longer at Abbinito either.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2011-07-05 18:37:33
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 9278
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            [salon_id] => 8
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Any
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Everyone in the salon has fabulous curly hair - that's your first tip that they're great! :-) I have NEVER walked out of a salon happy until I left there. A haircut and style is approximately $50-$60. They use Abba products.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-04-24 07:30:05
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:22
            [legacy_review_id] => 323
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            [salon_review_id] => 16
            [salon_id] => 9
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Paul
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I have to admit, I was nervous going to someone new, esp. with having curly hair, but Paul gave me the best haircut I've  had in years!! I would recommend him to anyone!





            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-07-15 21:59:09
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:23
            [legacy_review_id] => 512
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            [salon_review_id] => 17
            [salon_id] => 9
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Shannon
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Shannon is a great woman.  The very first time I went in there she made me so comfortable.  I really love talking to her.  She told me she has naturally curly hair. However, every time I've gone in there it's been straightened.  I learned recently that you are supposed to cut curly hair curly, so you know where the curls fall. However, she always cuts my hair straight. I like Shannon, and I always love my hair when it's straightened.  However, when it curls, and I wear it everyday, it's not what I want.  I like Shannon, and I can't say anything bad about her.  I am not sure I will go back since I am only happy with my hair when it's straightened out.  For me, it's easier to work with the curls than work against them.  



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2008-05-28 21:08:36
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:23
            [legacy_review_id] => 2636
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            [salon_review_id] => 18
            [salon_id] => 9
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Kimberly
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I wouldn't trade Kim for any other stylist. I've been going to her for about 8 years now and have followed her between salons.  Kim has mastered my curls and has always listened to what I want to do with my locks while consulting about managing as well. Kim is awesome and I highly recommend her!

Not to mention, Static has an awesome modern flare, but makes everyone feel comfortable.  



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2010-02-17 19:31:28
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:23
            [legacy_review_id] => 5351
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            [salon_review_id] => 19
            [salon_id] => 10
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            [stylist] => Lisa Hesse
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Bad hair cut and she was obstinate.  My hair is shoulder length with a curly canape and straighter hair underneath.  I like to pull my hair up and back ocassionally to get it off my face.  I let Lisa take the fullness out and basically gave her "some" latitude but with my objectives still to be able to pull my hair back.  I am now stuck with a curly canape that hikes up over the straighter parts.  I have to spend a lot more time and its a stuggle to calm down the curly mop on top to meet my straighter hair.  I cannot pull my hair back.  The right side is longer and there are strands of longer peices mixed on top that were not cut. I am a thin 52 year old and look great for my age and younger than my counterparts.  I work at it.  My hair is a mixture of auburn/blonde/gray which is really one of the best features of my hair-the color is really pretty.  After the cut, Lisa wanted to put a color rinse on my hair and said I would look 10 years younger (Insult #1) When I made my appointment she stated her fee was $50.  I was charged $55 and bought $100 dollars of the Deva products (which I have some left at home).  I hated my hair and called to let her know I was returning the product and put a stop payment on the check.  She said to bring it back in and she would look at my hair and she would not cash the check.  My blackberry broke/traveling with work and was unable to call her back for 5 days.  I finally got in touch with her and made a date to come in.  My bank calls me the next day after I spoke with her to let me know they seized the check she tried to cash it at the bank that day. (Insult #2) I walk into the salon and I could tell she had talked about me as they women were all staring at me-you know those looks.  Lisa takes the products, shakes them, eyeballs them and opens each container as if I used them. (Insult #3)  I reminded her that I have product at home and I didn't use them.  She then says you owe me $50 for the cut.  I orginally paid her $55 but didn't comment on the difference. (Insult #4)  She did not offer to look at my hair and started to argue with me rather than try to get this right somehow.  (Insult #5)  I threw down $40 dollars on the chair and told her I was done.   And by the way - just because some has curly hair (as another reviewer mentioned) it doesn't mean these people listen to your issues.  She did not "listen" and was combatitive.  Who needs this kind of treatment?  Never will I go near that place again.  I can't even describe what a nightmare experience this was and to be treated this way was really over the top. 



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2008-05-09 10:35:53
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:23
            [legacy_review_id] => 2559
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            [salon_id] => 10
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            [stylist] => Lisa
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            [comments] => Lisa has long gorgeous curly hair – why would she cut my hair so short it looks like a big ball of frizz? My hair was finally at a length that I could pull it up in soft waves and I wanted her to give it a little more definition instead of the triangle it was leaning toward.  I showed her how my hair is curly on the top and straighter under the canopy. She cut it dry and erratically cut chunks:  So now my hair was uneven side to side, long strands coming out in different places and I can’t even come close to pulling my hair up.  My hair on top is curly to it hiked up on my head leaving the straighter parts hanging below the frizz.  What a disaster! 
Yes, she was trained to cut curly hair, but missed the class on listening to your client and not insulting them in the process. I have red hair with some gray which makes it blend to a blondish/reddish look – get compliments on the color all the time. 
It has been 4 months since that cut and I still have pieces in front that can’t reach to the back of my head.  It takes so long for curly hair to get the length and now I am starting all over again. Lisa was unprofessional, did not listen to me about the particulars of my curly hair and was argumentative. I would not recommend her to anyone.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2008-09-22 16:48:55
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:23
            [legacy_review_id] => 3057
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            [salon_review_id] => 21
            [salon_id] => 11
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Beth
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Beth has worked with my curly hair for years.  She knows just what to do with my crazy hair, whether I want to go straight or curly.  She's the best around!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-09-07 10:46:30
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1819
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            [salon_id] => 12
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => pj
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            [comments] => pj is tha bomb! not only is she a great person! her personality rocks!, and she is a great colorist and cutter on curly hair. i have been seing her 4 a while and never been disappointed.
   i never had such great colors like hers!, . shes pretty good using formulas that will lift your hair without damadge. and colors looks great till your next touch up!.  go see her! finally someone in nh that is not afraid to mess around with a nappy nest like mines.  shes not afraid of the challenge! about time!.

 also if your in mass? DANA,can take care or you! hes another master on curls! but for ya that cant travel? pj is all for it! youll love her.



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-08-02 10:16:40
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1678
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 23
            [salon_id] => 12
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => pj
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            [comments] => pj is a great stylist I found in New Hampshire. She did a great job coloring and cutting my hair.  she understands how curly hair works and is not afraid to mess with it!!,.  color is a fun game for her! she gave me fabulous hilights without dryness! Shes also cute and fun to be around. Go see her! wont regret it!



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-08-07 10:09:28
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1693
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 24
            [salon_id] => 14
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => PJ
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => she has a great personality, fun to be with,small funky and relaxing salon, and shes been great with my curly hair!. i had great haircuts and i highly recommend her. also great colorist!. i end up with beautiful color hilights and no dryness or damage.
            thanks pj!,.. keep up the good work.
shes in the small town in allenstown nh.
about time we get someone in nh that knows how to mess with curly frizzy, difficult hair!!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-12-22 09:50:58
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 2231
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            [salon_review_id] => 25
            [salon_id] => 14
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => PJ
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => PJ has been cutting my hair since 1987. I have really course cowlicky curls and she has somehow been able to tame and redirect them into a great style that works for school (I'm a teacher) or play. Her coloring rules as well.....now that the curls are getting gray! She's adorable, friendly, reasonably priced, and ready anytime I need her (as in flexible to my schedule). PJ rocks!  PS: Her Salon is spelled "PJ's Magick Touch," fyi....



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2012-02-21 15:23:37
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 10550
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            [salon_id] => 15
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Rachael
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => Rachael's been cutting my year for a year and half.  She dries, straightens and then dry cuts-the styles are consistently the BEST I've ever had. She has a proper consultation with me every time-and I love the tea and mini facial! When she colors my hair, I get a hand/arm massage as well-I always leave feeling like a celebrity!

She just got back from even more training in New York City(and has also worked in NY) and can do afro hair.



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 47
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            [salon_id] => 15
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => New Owner
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => Salon Escape is now operating under a new name: Salon Fli
Be sure to see Kelly there, I've reviewed her under the new Salon Fli heading



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2011-05-06 13:30:31
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 8985
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            [salon_id] => 16
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Peter Jetzer
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I've been really happy with Peter. He's easygoing and friendly, and a really interesting conversationalist--he goes well beyond nattering.
He's taken really good care of my curls, gently nudged me out of the rut I was in, and even had fun turning my lots-of-curly-hair into a convincing John-Travolta-in-Saturday Night-Fever lookalike!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-11-09 12:22:03
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 846
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 29
            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Nicole?
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I really liked the outcome of my haircut and I will go back for another cut but I did not get the 2.5 hours I expected (and that the receptionist told me to expect) which was disappointing after expecting an "experience" and getting only a cut, mind you a good one. My stylist did show me how to blow dry my hair but only after I asked her to. Overall, it was a very good cut that has kept looking good for at least 5 months now and my hair has never looked as long and defined as it does now.



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2006-12-27 13:34:34
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 950
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 30
            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Nezia
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I visited Jonathan Torch's salon in Toronto and was very pleased with the service! The salon has a welcoming atmosphere. Nezia was my stylist and she was wonderful! She showed me how to use the Curly Hair Solutions products to style my curls each day. I look forward to going back in a few months!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-03-18 15:40:02
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1221
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            [comments] => I was a little worried about going - didn't know what to expect.  From the moment I walked in the door it was just one of the friendliest places I've ever been.  Hiwot was so easygoing and explained everything....asked me all sorts of questions about my hair - how I liked to wear it - how it behaved in humidity etc.  Suggested some things and then went to work.  LOVED, LOVED LOVED IT!!!!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2008-03-19 15:05:55
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 2289
        )

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            [comments] => After reading on your website about Jonathan Torch's Curly Hair Institute I thought I'd give it a try.  I drove 3 1/2 hours and was not disappointed at all.  My hairstylist was Hiwot and she was wonderful.  When I sat in her chair - she asked me tons of questions, what I liked about my hair, what I didn't like; how long have I been letting it go curly, all sorts of stuff.  Then she touched it all over, lifting it up every which way - all this even before she washed my hair!  She showed me how to apply his products and how much to use - even suggested that I lose my part that my hair would work well without it.  Bottom line is I was absolutely thrilled with the results.  The whole experience was great!  What I found neat was that she suggested that I don't have it recut for at least 3 - 4 months! 
When I got on the Subway right after my appointment, the lady next to me told me she loved my hair - how awesome was that - having someone talk to you on the subway - let alone say something nice:)
 



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2008-03-05 12:56:14
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 2292
        )

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            [stylist] => Sharon
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            [comments] => She has a great eye for cut and style. She takes her time and gets to know your preferences. This is the best layered cut I have ever had. I would call it a pseudo-Deva cut. I love it. Easy to manage. Curls up nicely. Easy 2nd day hair. Exceptional service. Tea, coffee, baked goods at the salon. I could spend a whole day there!
It is a full service salon. You can book your appointments online...which is so great. www.moodzspa.com



            [show_email] => 1
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-02-22 14:57:17
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1135
        )

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            [comments] => I went to this salon approx. 3 weeks ago and I am very pleased with the results.  I had previously visited Chiggy's (see review) while I liked the way my hair looked at the time, I did not like the fact that she said I could not wear my hair straight.  Honestly, thinking back, the stylist cut chunks of my hair!  Again, it looked good, but what if I wanted a change!  Anyhow, I had been meaning to check this salon out since I buy my ck there but did not know who to book with.  I booked with Hiwot based on this site, but you could really book with anyone there, there are that good!!  I have now found my new hair salon and it I don't have to travel all the way downtown.  I paid $80 and it was well worth it.  I am going back in a few so that someone can do colour for me.  My appt. was at 12 and I was done by 1:30pm.  Hiwot devoted that entire time just for me demonstrating how much of each product to use and how to style my hair to get more volume on top.  She was aware that I am very particular with products and CG so could not tell me any BS.  Actually that is thanks to this board.  She wrote everything down for me and CHI even contacted me a week later to see how I was managing and if I had any questions.  I was very impressed and will definitely be going back and already have recommended 3 of my curly friends!!!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2009-02-07 16:18:26
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 3640
        )

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            [comments] => Pleasant person but I had a truly AWFUL experience - my hair was burned through bleaching/overprocessing (stuff left on too long), the cut made no sense and wasn't what I'd asked for, and my bangs were cut far too short so that of course when their curls dried, it practically looked like I had been shaved above my forehead.

I will never go there again.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2009-03-05 18:26:32
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 3727
        )

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            [stylist] => Jen
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            [comments] => I went for my 2nd cut by Jen yesterday.  I had her blow it out yesterday for a change so today was my first day styling it.  She cuts my hair wet and it works better on my hair.  She is able to layer it very subtlety and it works with my fine hair.  I get more fullness and more lift at the roots.  I had gone to Jen back in November and the cut grew out very nicely.  She is Deva trained so can cut dry as well.   



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2010-01-31 17:50:37
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 5249
        )

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            [comments] => I decided to give the Curly Hair Institute a try a few months ago after reading an article entitled "Curly Hair in Black and White." That article convinced me that I could trust my 4a/4b/3c hair to their stylists. Since Hiwot seemed to have good reviews, I decided to go with her. I was expecting to leave the salon with a cute new hair cut and new products and techniques that would be much healthier for my hair than hair gel. 

What did I get instead? A most horrible experience. Here's what happened:

In the beginning of the appointment, I asked Hiwot if she had ever worked with hair similar to mine (tightly curly hair with several different textures). She assured me that she was trained to work with ALL kinds of hair including black people hair. Keeping in mind what I had read in the article, I felt like I could trust everything to work out just fine.

How wrong I was. As Hiwot worked through my hair, and as I watched her technique through the mirror, I started to feel doubtful about my decision to go to that salon. The end results confirmed my doubts. My hair was a frizzy mess that was not even in a style. The shape was awful. 

When I shared my concerns with Hiwot, she told me that that was the best she could do and that Curl Keeper does not really work for black hair. Then she went back to attend to another client. Another stylist came over and started blow-drying the front piece of my hair without even saying a single word to me. Other staff members kept on glancing at me and giving me uncomfortable smiles. Of course I felt so out of place, being the only one sitting there with horrid looking hair. In the end, Hiwot just dismissed me saying that the products don't work for my hair and that I should just go back to using whatever gel I was using before. Then she went on to her next client and I was left sitting there with a big frizzy, shapeless afro type style (which is not what I went there for).

If I had been advised that Curl Keeper does not work for my kind of hair at the beginning of the appointment, or if I had been at least warned up front that there was only so much that could be done with my hair using the CHS products, I would have bothered. I would have cancelled the appointment right there.

At the end of it all, my hair was STILL full of split ends and one side was longer than the other. Fortunately, I was granted a full refund of my money. I would not go back even if it was free. 

I'm sharing my experience because I'd hate for anyone else to go through the same horrid experience. If you've got 4a/4b hair, please save your money and time and go elsewhere.




            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2009-09-28 17:11:28
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 4667
        )

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            [comments] => I've been going to Jonathan for about 10 years and he is the very best curly hair stylist that I have ever been to. Unfortunately I live abour 4 hours away from Toronto so can't go there and as he is so busy it's difficult getting an appointment. But I have to at least once a year to restore my hair after other stylists nearer have ruined my hair. My hair is natural, fine, loose curls which he always makes me feel look terrific and the cuts last for months and months. His Curl Keeper product is my one bathroom cupboard & travel essential.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2010-08-30 08:40:46
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 6384
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            [salon_id] => 19
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Mimmo
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I drove 3 hours as I'd heard about the Ouidad products and was willing to go for it!  So glad I did.  They were fun, welcoming, and trained me on how to use the products and how to deal with my frizzy hair.  I've been back one and will continue to go.  Lots of fun......have had tons of nice comments about wearing my hair curly for the first time in years and years..............AAWESOME PLACE!!!





            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2007-08-14 17:08:47
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 1722
        )

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            [salon_id] => 17
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            [stylist] => Johnathan
            [rating] => 0
            [comments] => I haven't gone back to Johnathan for 2 years now but just found this website and welcome the opportunity to tell why.
I went to The Curly Hair Institute for about 5 years and was thrilled to know there was a specialist in the area of curly hair. The cuts however were not very consistent and I found Johnathan changed techniques often, sometimes undermining, and sometimes not. I lived with the inconsistencies because I just didn't want to go through the ordeal of trying another salon.
On my last visit to Johnathan after he highlighted my hair, it was obvious he had overprocessed and  burnt it. He slathered on product but when I washed my hair the next day, it was dry and matted together and looked like straw. I called the salon and they told me to come back. Johnathan looked at it and told me it was not overprocessed, but had "colour shock", and in fact, he was going to teach a class on that very subject.
What a crock! I've had my hair highlighted for 3 decades and never had "colour shock" before.
I never went back, found Chiggy's Touch and Kim has been amazing. Unfortunately she is on an indefinite maternity leave, so it's back to the drawing board.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2010-11-17 07:55:20
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 6735
        )

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            [salon_id] => 19
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            [stylist] => Anonymous
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => I first met Mimmo 3 years ago when I came to Prisma to find out if I really did have curly hair (my long-time stylist told me it was only wavy). One Ouidad cut later, Mimmo showed me that I really did have curly hair! All the way through the process Mimmo explained what he was doing and how to use Ouidad's products. I love going there--it's worth the 2 hour trip from Buffalo!



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2011-07-02 06:23:41
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 9259
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 42
            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Shada
            [rating] => 2
            [comments] => Shada is a nice girl with good cutting technique, BUT perhaps being young, still needs to work on communication. I went in with photos of myself in former styles that I liked and hair on my head that could be pulled into a ponytail. The hair I had yesterday and the hair in the photos was longer in the back than the front. This is technically a mullet, yes, but it is definitely not hockey hair, and it works for me. Although she agreed that the hair in the photos was nice, Shada scoffed at the term "mullet". I told her that I want to grow my hair and that I didn't want a big change. She assured me that I would not get a big change. 

SHE CUT OFF ALL MY HAIR. I look like a Roman bust and feel like a cabbage head. It will take at least a year for my hair to grow back to what it was yesterday.

Also, the product that they push there, Curl Keeper, is nothing to rave about. I imagine that for thick frizzy hair it may do wonders, but my hair is fine and I don't have a frizz problem. The result reminded me of early experiments with mouse in junior high school.

What do I take away from this experience? Well, I will definitely not be going back, nor probably to any other curly hair specialist. I think that I put way too much confidence in Shada.

If my hair were lighter, I could join the cast of Golden Girls. This was a total waste of time and money.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2012-08-23 07:13:18
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 11630
        )

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            [salon_review_id] => 43
            [salon_id] => 19
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Mimmo
            [rating] => 1
            [comments] => UGH I will never go back!  I originally went there because they sell the Ouidad products and they sounded like the holy grail of curly hair.  I was looking at the products and Mimmo (owner) told me I had a very nice curl....unfortunately after years of colouring my hair (from a natural brunette to blonde) and straightening my curls are not what they used to be so I didn't think they were that great. I thought they could help my curls.  I made an appointment. The service was cold...when he spoke to me it was like he was telling me all the things I did wrong with my hair... I saw a lot of cutting but tried to stay optimistic. When it was time to put the products in my hair his daughter did it. She did tell me how to do it etc.  When I was done...my hair was a crunchy, wet looking, no bounce, stiff sorta curly hair style. It was awful!!! The hair cut ends up being rounded at the bottom so you can't wear it straight. MImmo said - "you're not supposed to wear it straight" ...

I went home and washed it out and did it my self and it turned out better. It was $200+ haircut that wasn't worth one penny.  



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2011-07-03 06:51:30
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 9265
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            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Shada
            [rating] => 2
            [comments] => Shada is a nice girl and her cutting technique is fine, BUT perhaps being young, she still needs to work on communication. I went in with photos of myself in former styles that I liked and hair on my head that could be pulled into a ponytail. The hair I had yesterday and the hair in the photos was longer in the back than the front. This is technically a mullet, yes, but it is definitely not hockey hair, and it works for me. I like it like that. Although she agreed that the hair in the photos was nice, Shada scoffed at the term "mullet". I told her that I want to grow my hair and that I didn't want a big change. She assured me that I would not get a big change. 

SHE CUT OFF ALL MY HAIR. I look like a Roman bust and feel like a cabbage. It will take at least a year for my hair to grow back to what it was yesterday.

Also, the product that they push there, Curl Keeper, is nothing to rave about. I imagine that for thick frizzy hair it may do wonders, but my hair is fine and I don't have a frizz problem. The result reminded me of my early experiments with mouse in junior high school.

What do I take away from this experience? Well, I will definitely not be going back, nor probably to any other curly hair specialist. I think that Shada was over confident and I in turn put way too much confidence in her.

If my hair were a lighter colour, I could join the cast of Golden Girls. This was a total waste of time and money.



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2012-08-23 08:00:16
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 11631
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            [salon_id] => 19
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Mimmo
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => Both Mimmo and Stephania worked on my then 3 year old daughters hair. She is completely blind and doesn't take to having her hair done. They were absolutely wonderful with her and with her hair. They didn't try to rush through to get her out of the chair but instead gave her a quality Ouidad cut and style. Not only was their work superb their manners and how they related to such a young child was outstanding. Now almost 6 months later she still talks about going to see them and having them cut her hair. I have been to other Ouidad certified salons in the past as there are none in our area we visit a salon when we happen to be traveling nearby but theirs is superior to all the others.

Kristen (Aug.2011)




            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2012-03-24 17:09:21
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 10780
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            [salon_review_id] => 46
            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Chantel
            [rating] => 1
            [comments] => Went to the curly hair institute to obtain an experience,what experience chantel was covered head to toe in tattoos very gross very not perfectional, she told me I had a ledge that I needed to grow out,fine I let go of all my fears and trusted her:( hair cut was done my hair was so tight and ringlets that I've never seen before not to mention I also had bold spots in the back of my head. I will never go back here again thanks again chantel.




            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2012-12-03 20:45:16
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 12111
        )

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            [salon_id] => 19
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Mimmo
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => I have been going to Prisma for 7 years and still can't believe the difference the Ouidad method and products make. Mimmo is a fabulous stylist and Stefania is such a talented teacher. You will leave here knowing how to recreate your best look every day.

Sharri F. (March 2012)




            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2012-03-24 17:47:58
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 10782
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    [47] => Array
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            [salon_review_id] => 48
            [salon_id] => 17
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Chantel
            [rating] => 1
            [comments] => Went to the curly hair institute to obtain an experience,what experience chantel was covered head to toe in tattoos very gross very not perfectional, she told me I had a ledge that I needed to grow out,fine I let go of all my fears and trusted her:( hair cut was done my hair was so tight and ringlets that I've never seen before not to mention I also had bold spots in the back of my head. I will never go back here again thanks again chantel.




            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => 
            [created_at] => 2012-12-03 20:47:46
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 12112
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            [salon_id] => 19
            [user_id] => 
            [stylist] => Anonymous
            [rating] => 5
            [comments] => Last Jan I decided to get the softening treatment for my fizzy curly hair. Not an easy decision since it is very expensive. However, 4 months later my hair is still relaxed and very easy to manage. Mimmo and Stefania are a great team giving me the best haircut I have ever had. I will go back
SM 



            [show_email] => 0
            [status] => Approved
            [created_at] => 2012-05-04 11:24:52
            [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24
            [legacy_review_id] => 11023
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            [rating] => 3
            [comments] => 

I really liked the way my hair was styled here but I felt that the way my hair was cut left it too thin. I liked the volume I had and I was told this style focused on reducing bulk but I guess I wasn't prepared to have so much less hair! This was a few years ago and I havent gone back. If you really do need less bulk though this is the place to be!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-01-18 12:11:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 15956 ) [50] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 51 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 5 [comments] => My hair has been transformed into something i dream imaged could be. I love the soft defined curls i get from using Ouidad. The all the stylist are fantastic, they are pleasant and cater to your needs. My hair looks great. Thanks Mimo and Stephania! J Antecol [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-05-20 10:30:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 11111 ) [51] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 52 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've been going to Mimmo at Prisma Hair Design for many, many years. Mimmo is AMAZING!!!. No one else compares. I always get tons of compliments on my hair. He is an incredible artist and is great at what he does. He is truly one of a kind. I feel right at home when I go to Prisma. Everyone I've recommended to Mimmo have loved their haircuts, colour, style and agree that he truly is an artist. Toronto is LUCKY to have a hair dresser of his caliber right here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! Can't wait to go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-07-12 13:13:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 11381 ) [52] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 53 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 5 [comments] => I had the most amazing experience! Felt like I was on one of those make over shows with all the attention I received. I have dealt with what I consider to be dry, frizzy, unruly curly hair my entire life and was in desperate need of help. I heard my cousins all talking about Ouidad on FB and began researching what it was all about. The closest certified salon to where I live in Buffalo, NY was in Toronto. I began e-mailing Mimmo and he was wonderful even before I decided to make the trek to Canada by responding to every and I mean daily e-mails with my questions. After corresponding with him for two weeks, the decision to allow an expert in curly hair to work on mine was a no-brainer. I will admit excited as I was, I was still very anxious as I have not changed my hair style in more years than I can remember. Everyone at Prisma was kinder than the next and reassured me along the way all would be fine. It was!! Stepahnia held my hand as she showed me how to style it, what products to use and how to get the look I wanted. Mimmo, is a master! The knowledge I received in one afternoon about taking care of curly hair was amazing. Mimmo truly loves hair and his expertise shows. I will be back in March for my next visit and can't wait! If you have curly hair, you must go to Prisma!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-11-18 14:49:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 12055 ) [53] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 54 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 2 [comments] => I would give Prisma 1.5/5, but left it at 2/5 since there are no half's on this site. I had very high hopes going to this salon given the reviews on this site, and I was very disappointed. The only two things I asked of Mimmo in creating my hair style was that A) it would be easy and quick to maintain; B) it would look professional. Mimmo fulfilled neither. The style Mimmo suggested as "best" for me required 5 separate products ranging from $16-50 per 8 oz bottle and nearly an hour to complete EVERY TIME I WASHED MY HAIR! This 1 hour process required special equipment, dividing your hair into a million different sections, and special clips (which he just so happens to sell...shocking). Not exactly quick nor easy to maintain. It gets worse. Mimmo took my gorgeous 3a curls and turned them into 2b-2c waves. How? By weighing them down with so many different hair products! When I expressed my dissatisfaction with what he had done, his response was "oh well for someone with your hair, this is the only way to get curls" and then recommended a whole OTHER set of products for people who don't like it to look like an entire case of gel was dumped on their head. Not only was he wrong about my curls, he also made my hair look very unprofessional. I doubt looking like I just jumped out of the shower at say, a 2 pm meeting would instill confidence in my employer or clients. I would have given Mimmo a rating of 1/5, but bumped him 0.5 of a point because the actual hair cut was decent. When I washed all the crud out of my hair, my ringlets returned and did seem to be tighter and bouncier than before. However, at $150, the hair cut was VERY overpriced. I have gotten a marginally better hair cut at the smart style in my local Walmart, and it cost me $30 with a VERY generous tip to the stylist. Sadly, the stylist is currently on maternity leave, so my quest for a competent curly hairstylist will have to continue. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-02-08 01:04:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 12437 ) [54] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 55 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 2 [comments] => I would give Prisma 1.5/5, but left it at 2/5 since there are no half's on this site. I had very high hopes going to this salon given the reviews on this site, and I was very disappointed. The only two things I asked of Mimmo in creating my hair style was that A) it would be easy and quick to maintain; B) it would look professional. Mimmo fulfilled neither. The style Mimmo suggested as "best" for me required 5 separate products ranging from $16-50 per 8 oz bottle and nearly an hour to complete EVERY TIME I WASHED MY HAIR! This 1 hour process required special equipment, dividing your hair into a million different sections, and special clips (which he just so happens to sell...shocking). Not exactly quick nor easy to maintain. It gets worse. Mimmo took my gorgeous 3a curls and turned them into 2b-2c waves. How? By weighing them down with so many different hair products! When I expressed my dissatisfaction with what he had done, his response was "oh well for someone with your hair, this is the only way to get curls" and then recommended a whole OTHER set of products for people who don't like it to look like an entire case of gel was dumped on their head. Not only was he wrong about my curls, he also made my hair look very unprofessional. I doubt looking like I just jumped out of the shower at say, a 2 pm meeting would instill confidence in my employer or clients. I would have given Mimmo a rating of 1/5, but bumped him 0.5 of a point because the actual hair cut was decent. When I washed all the crud out of my hair, my ringlets returned and did seem to be tighter and bouncier than before. However, at $150, the hair cut was VERY overpriced. I have gotten a marginally better hair cut at the smart style in my local Walmart, and it cost me $30 with a VERY generous tip to the stylist. Sadly, the stylist is currently on maternity leave, so my quest for a competent curly hairstylist will have to continue. Overall, I would not recommend Mimmo or this salon, especially to anyone with fine hair. I felt that Mimmo was more concerned with selling me as many of the expensive Ouidad products as possible, rather than using the right ones for my lifestyle and hair type. Had he recommended one amazing product instead of trying to up his bottom line by using and selling 5 different ones, this review might have been very different. However, as it stands, I think Mimmo is a great salesman and an over-hyped hair dresser. I think it is note worthy that Mimmo had his assistant take all 5 products off the shelf and add them to my bill AFTER I told him I was dissatisfied with the hair style. If I dislike my hair, why would I buy the products? I thought it was nervy of him to try a stunt like that, and think Mimmo needs to listen to his clients more and think about fattening his wallet a bit less. I know some people have gotten great results at this hair salon, but if you are like me and have fine hair, don't say I didn't warn you. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-02-08 01:05:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 12438 ) [55] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 56 [salon_id] => 19 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mimmo [rating] => 2 [comments] => I would give Prisma 1.5/5, but left it at 2/5 since there are no half's on this site. I had very high hopes going to this salon given the reviews on this site, and I was very disappointed. The only two things I asked of Mimmo in creating my hair style was that A) it would be easy and quick to maintain; B) it would look professional. Mimmo fulfilled neither. The style Mimmo suggested as "best" for me required 5 separate products ranging from $16-50 per 8 oz bottle and nearly an hour to complete EVERY TIME I WASHED MY HAIR! This 1 hour process required special equipment, dividing your hair into a million different sections, and special clips (which he just so happens to sell...shocking). Not exactly quick nor easy to maintain. It gets worse. Mimmo took my gorgeous 3a curls and turned them into 2b-2c waves. How? By weighing them down with so many different hair products! When I expressed my dissatisfaction with what he had done, his response was "oh well for someone with your hair, this is the only way to get curls" and then recommended a whole OTHER set of products for people who don't like it to look like an entire case of gel was dumped on their head. Not only was he wrong about my curls, he also made my hair look very unprofessional. I doubt looking like I just jumped out of the shower at say, a 2 pm meeting would instill confidence in my employer or clients. I would have given Mimmo a rating of 1/5, but bumped him 0.5 of a point because the actual hair cut was decent. When I washed all the crud out of my hair, my ringlets returned and did seem to be tighter and bouncier than before. However, at $150, the hair cut was VERY overpriced. I have gotten a marginally better hair cut at the smart style in my local Walmart, and it cost me $30 with a VERY generous tip to the stylist. Sadly, the stylist is currently on maternity leave, so my quest for a competent curly hairstylist will have to continue. Overall, I would not recommend Mimmo or this salon, especially to anyone with fine hair. I felt that Mimmo was more concerned with selling me as many of the expensive Ouidad products as possible, rather than using the right ones for my lifestyle and hair type. Had he recommended one amazing product instead of trying to up his bottom line by using and selling 5 different ones, this review might have been very different. However, as it stands, I think Mimmo is a great salesman and an over-hyped hair dresser. I think it is note worthy that Mimmo had his assistant take all 5 products off the shelf and add them to my bill AFTER I told him I was dissatisfied with the hair style. If I dislike my hair, why would I buy the products? I thought it was nervy of him to try a stunt like that, and think Mimmo needs to listen to his clients more and think about fattening his wallet a bit less. I know some people have gotten great results at this hair salon, but if you are like me and have fine hair, don't say I didn't warn you. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-02-08 01:07:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:24 [legacy_review_id] => 12439 ) [56] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 57 [salon_id] => 20 [user_id] => [stylist] => Johnathan [rating] => 0 [comments] => The Cutting Crew has moved and is no longer located downtown but they have a great little place up at Shepherd and Yonge. Johnathan really knows his stuff and the products he has developed are fantastic. His conditioner and Curl Keeper are the only products of the type that have ever used since I first tried them about 6 years ago. His tunnel cut really allows my curls to hang well without the dreaded triagular look. I'd recommend him to anyone who is unsatisfied with the way their curls have been treated elsewhere. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-21 11:58:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 613 ) [57] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 58 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 0 [comments] => Christos is the Creative director and owner of Urban Textures. He is amazing! I moved to Montreal from Toronto and I have yet to get a stylist to take my naturally curly/kinky African hair from kinky ringlets to silky swinging straight the way Christos and his staff do. He trains all of his staff to work with extreme textures with out compromising the health of the hair. When you get a Urban Textures blow-dry, there's NO FRIZZ regardless of the humidity or dampness in the air. Anyone with any texture who wants a stylist who truly understands not just straight or curly but any texture should check them out! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-22 08:32:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 1878 ) [58] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 59 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => This is by far the worst service ever! I arrived at 12:00pm for an appointment, which i was getting a relaxer re-touch and style and didn't leave until 5:00pm (closing time).- This service should only take approx 2hrs. I was treated bad by christos and I heard him talking down to his staff. And he has his nanny who does his house work and babysits his kids doing hair! Who in their right mind wants a person with zero experience in their head? I've seen better service in toronto, and no one deserves to be treated this way after they put their time and money into bad service, it feels like your getting ripped off! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-06-08 18:37:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 9138 ) [59] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 60 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => I wanted to give a review on this salon. I used to come to Urban Textures for a long time my hairstylist was Keith and he always did a fabulous job and I always left the salon happy. Unfortunately he left and I had to make appointments with who I thought was also a fabulous hairdresser, Kristo in August. But oh was I wrong. Although he does hair extremely well he is lacking the most important skill, LISTENING TO WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS AND NOT WHAT HE WANTS. I made an appointment with kristo for the first time. The first time I did my hair he did a wash and style and I he told me that he wanted to shape my hair. I agreed with him and told him he can do it as long as he does not cut it short because I hate short hair! Although I told him that he still kept on cutting cutting and cutting. I was so devastated and unhappy after he was finished with my hair that I felt like crying. I have never felt so unsatisfied at a hair salon in a long time and I have been to many hairdressers very often in toronto for the past ten yrs and I have never been so unsatisfied because he did not listen to my main concern, I HATE SHORT HAIR. It is now December and my hair that was once beautiful lon and luscious, is now and still short limp and lifeless. I still feel like crying when I look inthe mirror because my hair is taking a very long time to grow back and has never been the same since Kristo touched it. I made a vow that I will never step foot in that Salon and I now go to another great black salon called Azan's. Andrea De Leon [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-12-25 13:35:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 10198 ) [60] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 61 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => I wanted to give a review on this salon. I used to come to Urban Textures for a long time my hairstylist was Keith and he always did a fabulous job and I always left the salon happy. Unfortunately he left and I had to make appointments with who I thought was also a fabulous hairdresser, Kristo in August. But oh was I wrong. Although he does hair extremely well he is lacking the most important skill, LISTENING TO WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS AND NOT WHAT HE WANTS. I made an appointment with kristo for the first time. The first time I did my hair he did a wash and style and I he told me that he wanted to shape my hair. I agreed with him and told him he can do it as long as he does not cut it short because I hate short hair! Although I told him that he still kept on cutting cutting and cutting. I was so devastated and unhappy after he was finished with my hair that I felt like crying. I have never felt so unsatisfied at a hair salon in a long time and I have been to many hairdressers very often in toronto for the past ten yrs and I have never been so unsatisfied because he did not listen to my main concern, I HATE SHORT HAIR. It is now December and my hair that was once beautiful lon and luscious, is now and still short limp and lifeless. I still feel like crying when I look inthe mirror because my hair is taking a very long time to grow back and has never been the same since Kristo touched it. I made a vow that I will never step foot in that Salon and I now go to another great black salon called Azan's. Andrea De Leon [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-12-25 13:36:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 10199 ) [61] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 62 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 2 [comments] => I wanted to give a review on this salon. I used to come to Urban Textures for a long time my hairstylist was Keith and he always did a fabulous job and I always left the salon happy. Unfortunately he left and I had to make appointments with who I thought was also a fabulous hairdresser, Kristo in August. But oh was I wrong. Although he does hair extremely well he is lacking the most important skill, LISTENING TO WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS AND NOT WHAT HE WANTS. I made an appointment with kristo for the first time. The first time I did my hair he did a wash and style and I he told me that he wanted to shape my hair. I agreed with him and told him he can do it as long as he does not cut it short because I hate short hair! Although I told him that he still kept on cutting cutting and cutting. I was so devastated and unhappy after he was finished with my hair that I felt like crying. I have never felt so unsatisfied at a hair salon in a long time and I have been to many hairdressers very often in toronto for the past ten yrs and I have never been so unsatisfied because he did not listen to my main concern, I HATE SHORT HAIR. It is now December and my hair that was once beautiful lon and luscious, is now and still short limp and lifeless. I still feel like crying when I look inthe mirror because my hair is taking a very long time to grow back and has never been the same since Kristo touched it. I made a vow that I will never step foot in that Salon and I now go to another great black salon called Azan's. Andrea De Leon [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-12-25 13:38:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 10200 ) [62] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 63 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => Hi, I wanted to give a review on this salon. I used to come to Urban Textures for a long time my hairstylist was Keith and he always did a fabulous job and I always left the salon happy. Unfortunately he left and I had to make appointments with who I thought was also a fabulous hairdresser, Kristo in August. But oh was I wrong. Although he does hair extremely well he is lacking the most important skill, LISTENING TO WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS AND NOT WHAT HE WANTS. I made an appointment with kristo for the first time. The first time I did my hair he did a wash and style and I he told me that he wanted to shape my hair. I agreed with him and told him he can do it as long as he does not cut it short because I hate short hair! Although I told him that he still kept on cutting cutting and cutting. I was so devastated and unhappy after he was finished with my hair that I felt like crying. I have never felt so unsatisfied at a hair salon in a long time and I have been to many hairdressers very often in toronto for the past ten yrs and I have never been so unsatisfied because he did not listen to my main concern, I HATE SHORT HAIR. It is now December and my hair that was once beautiful lon and luscious, is now and still short limp and lifeless. I still feel like crying when I look inthe mirror because my hair is taking a very long time to grow back and has never been the same since Kristo touched it. I made a vow that I will never step foot in that Salon and I now go to another great black salon called Azan's. Andrea De Leon [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-12-25 13:49:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 10201 ) [63] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 64 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => I came to know Urban Textures salon from my job search. I did not google the company! Pretty stupid on my part! I learned a good lessson! Upon arriving to Urban Textures for my initial start day there was no one to even let me in. I had no key nor did I know or was shown prior on a number of training visits how to get into the store. Once being the store and starting my job I was calling to confirm appointments and in one day from speaking with cllients that had appointments already booked I was asked by 4 separate people how long their services would take? and all 4 people had stated that their last several previous appointments took 5 hours to complete. Obviously again Urban Textures just makes the appointments without having the service providers and the clients leave angry having waited for 5 or more hours! I started at the begining of the week but I could see that there were more appointments and a lack of service providers to carry out the services needed in a professinal timelime. Being that I have been in the Hairstyling beauty industry for many years this caused concern but I needed a job. I hope for the best but this was not the outcome! unfortunately! I also was told upon interview/meeting beforehand that there was an assistant but alas there was not. The salon was constantly philthy, unkept.(due to not having anyone cleaning and up keeping) and looking around I myself would not ever go to such a place to get my hair taken care of even for free! I never saw any sterilization processes at all. It was obvious that there had not been a fresh coat of paint on the premises in many many many years! Old hair colour on the wall! Disgusting! Again on interview and the process I was given hours of when to work these were never the correct or actual hours being that they were severely under staffed. The business has and had an extreme hig turnover with employees....not a good sign but you do not find out these things until you are there. If you want your hair done in a timely professional manner and want to feel special getting services this not the place...RUN do not WALK from Urban Textures! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-05-03 13:06:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 11017 ) [64] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 65 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => Christos is the owner of the salon. There were many complaints by the employees about not getting paid and cheques bouncing, so I'm not surprised that the Gerrard Street salon is now closed. Generally Christos can do hair well, but he is never on time for appointments. I've waited sometimes 2 hours for him to show up for an appointment. That time I ended up being the last person in the salon after being there for over 5 hours. I had the same experience as one of the other reviewers when it comes to "trimming". He asked to trim my hair and the next thing I know I went from having long hair to short hair. The next appointment (2 weeks later), he asked again if I was trimming my hair. I think he just wanted the extra cost of a trim because there was definitely no need to "trim" again after just cutting it a couple of weeks before. Does anyone know of a good salon in Toronto for relaxed hair? I need to find a salon that can relax hair well (without overprocessing) and cares about hair health. Any place other than Jazma's and Azan's. Thanks. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-07-04 15:57:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 11342 ) [65] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 66 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Nakisha Straker [rating] => 5 [comments] => I used to go to Urban Textures a while back and there was always an overturn in clients. When one of my stylist left, i went to an well seasoned stylist from NY, Nakisha. She was one of the best stylist there! not only did she do amazing styles, she grew my hair. She amazing! Unfortunately like all the other stylist there, she left! i was soooooo disappointed. After searching ans searching for her! i found her! she's now working out of Qisalon at 37 King St east. When i lost her, no one knew how to do my hair, my hair was soooo sad! now it's happy again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-07-19 08:04:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 11420 ) [66] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 67 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amanda and Faye [rating] => 1 [comments] => OMG what can I say about this salon...let me start with RUN WHILE YOU CAN!!! These people are the most unprofessional people I have ever come across. I went to this salon on the bases that I was going to have a curly hair style and cut from groupon for $30. I INQUIRED about changing my hair colour since I had dyed it dark and didn't like it anymore. Once Faye was done evaluating my hair she quoted me $200! I told her that was way too expensive especially since I had come in for the groupon. Her exact words were "I got you with the price". WIth that being said I figured she was going to discount the process that I wanted. So she went ahead and coloured my hair, and blow dried and flat ironed it. By the time she was done my hair only looked like a red colour on the roots and the rest was still the same dark colour. She charged me $130! I asked her for what since the colour didn't even change and all she did was blow dry my hair. (my hair is shoulder length) She babbled that it was because she did try to lighten it and plus the style and that she did discount it. It was my fault for not getting the price clear cut, but I figured she knew I didn't want to spend a lot. I was so angry that I paid and left and didn't want to start an argument since it was packed. The following Monday I tried to call and speak to the manager (Christos) but I guess he was way too busy to have the decency to call me back. I called ample times and the only person that called me was a receptionist. So I wrote a very long letter to the better business bureau and the following day I received a phone call from Amanda. She claimed she was the colourist there and that king Christos will give me two free colours to correct the crap that Faye did. I went there and Amanda stripped my hair and dyed it a cinnamon colour. One problem though: she didn't get close enough to the roots so I had blond roots. Leaving there at first it looked alright, but once it started growing out it looked like a hot mess! So I called to get my colour corrected again; the day of the appointment I was running late. I called her in advance telling her I was going to be late, which she said was fine. I was 30 mins late and she had the nerve to tell me she couldn't do my hair!!! (keep in mind I told her I was running late..) She said she had somewhere to go and that she couldn't do it. I asked her why didn't she call me and I would have turned around instead of driving all the way downtown, and paying for parking. She looked at me with a blank stare and then apologized. She offered for me to come on another day but from everything I've been through with them, who the hell would go back??? I told her no and just left. No one could even pay me to return to that salon. Guess I've learnt my lesson and will be returning to the curl ambassadors where the service is like night and day. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-28 09:55:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 12222 ) [67] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 68 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 5 [comments] => I visited Urban Textures Salon (Gerrard location) today on June 22, 2013. I had the EXACT OPPOSITE experience as indicated by other reviewers. I was greeted immediately by friendly staff and Christos who cut & styled my hair. Christos was extremely professional, precise, and took his time to ensure that I was satified with my new hair do! I would definitely recommend this salon to anyone looking for well-skilled stylists who take great pride in their craft and are versatile with the types and textures of hair that they work with. It is well worth it! I have no regrets and will be frequenting this salon regularly. My advise ladies and gents.... do not let the other reviews deter you! I give this salon 5 out of 5 stars!! Kudos to Christos and staff! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-22 21:27:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 13099 ) [68] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 69 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos et al. [rating] => 5 [comments] => I visited Urban Textures Salon (Gerrard location) today on June 22, 2013. I had the EXACT OPPOSITE experience as indicated by other reviewers. I was greeted immediately by friendly staff and Christos who cut & styled my hair. Christos was extremely professional, precise, and took his time to ensure that I was satified with my new hair do! I would definitely recommend this salon to anyone looking for well-skilled stylists who take great pride in their craft and are versatile with the types and textures of hair that they work with. It is well worth it! I have no regrets and will be frequenting this salon regularly. My advise ladies and gents.... do not let the other reviews deter you! I give this salon 5 out of 5 stars!! Kudos to Christos and staff! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-06-22 21:29:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 13100 ) [69] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 70 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos Et Al. [rating] => 5 [comments] => I visited the Gerrard location a few days ago and had the most fab experience too!! Christos cut my hair and another stylist highlighted my hair and it turned out sooooo good that i just cant stop looking at myself in the mirror!!! The staff was very friendly, consultations were very thorough, their techniques and timings were spot on! Ya all really need to go back n book yourselves appointments here again cut these guys are awesome at what they do! Two thumbs up for Christos and his team! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-10-16 20:17:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 13521 ) [70] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 71 [salon_id] => 21 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christos Et Al. [rating] => 1 [comments] => Christos is a slimy pig and took advantage of me sexually for his gratification. Ladies, stay away from this fat pig and his salon. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-03-24 22:03:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 14089 ) [71] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 72 [salon_id] => 22 [user_id] => [stylist] => Malcolm [rating] => 0 [comments] => Great guy, great stylist and colourist. treats curls as something to be proud of, and with great care! For years I used to only go the hairdresser about once a year...now I go regularly and have no fear!!!! He checks your hair and discusses with you BEFORE it gets washed...so no more...."Ohh it's really long...chop!!" :-) Highly recommend :-))))) [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-01 18:10:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 1673 ) [72] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 73 [salon_id] => 24 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bridget [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Bridget through using this website and I just wanted to note how pleased I was with my new haircut. No more flat iron!! This salon was much smaller than I'd expected because it is in a building with MANY other little salon suites, but the quality of the service and experience was not compromised by this. She took the time to explain my curls and showed me a great product that has been my favorite I've ever tried. It is called "recoil" by a product line called AG. Try her and try the recoil! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-12 14:49:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 2106 ) [73] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 74 [salon_id] => 24 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bridget [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have never in my 33 years of age walked out of a salon and felt beautiful until Bridget. I never thought I could have stylish hair ( i have been wearing a pony tail for 20 years) but that is exactly what I have now. Give her a try, she is really awesome! I will be going back again - which is a first for me. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-28 22:02:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 2244 ) [74] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 75 [salon_id] => 24 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bridget [rating] => 0 [comments] => I must say, after going through about four stylists in my town and not finding anyone that truly got my hair, Bridget is a Godsend. She is an artist with curly hair. She cuts with such precision and she really knows and understands the science of curly hair. She isn't just a stylist for a job, it is truly a passion for her. Plus, she is totally awesome and fun to hang out with. I drive 1/2 hour to see her, that's how much I love her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-20 10:45:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 3181 ) [75] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 76 [salon_id] => 24 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bridget [rating] => 0 [comments] => I'll say at first I was a little iffy about going to a new salon, but Bridget really knows her stuff about curly hair. She really understands the science behind it, and how it will look best! I left there looking adorable and I WILL be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-29 15:24:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 3598 ) [76] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 77 [salon_id] => 24 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bridget [rating] => 0 [comments] => Bridget was a pleasure to meet! I felt like she was really knowledgeable and eager to give me a haircut that both suited my lifestyle AND gave me the change I wanted. I had come in ready to all but shave it off:) but ended up with a great, EASY to take care of style that gave me a BIG change...without the regrets I usually have after my impulsive decisions. yey! Just a note: Her suite changed to Suite L. I was waiting outside the wrong salon suite. The ONLY downfall to this girl is that she doesn't have a receptionist (none of the salons do) and doesn't answer her phone while working on a client...good for the client, but bad for the caller. I found it to be a little difficult to not only get a hold of her, but also to get an appointment scheduled at a normal hour. she works 9-9 pretty much everyday, but the days and eves were so busy she could only offer me very late PM appts, which I DID appreciate, but don't prefer. FYI plan ahead. Oh, and no credit card machine...which caught me a little off guard. I've only been to larger salons in the past, so this was a new experience for me that turned out to be quite cozy, informative and surprisingly enjoyable. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-09 02:41:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 3644 ) [77] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 78 [salon_id] => 25 [user_id] => [stylist] => Maggie Stahl [rating] => 0 [comments] => For those of you wondering if Maggie still cuts hair-she does! She owns All About You and is also a stylist. Maggie does an amazing job with my naturally curly hair and I recommend her to everyone I know with curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-27 13:05:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 1046 ) [78] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 79 [salon_id] => 25 [user_id] => [stylist] => Maggie Stahl [rating] => 0 [comments] => Maggie is still the best there is here in Indiana, but she's no longer at All About You. She's now at a salon called The Cutting Edge on Johnson St. in Elkhart. I'm getting ready to leave Indiana unfortunately, but I wish I could take her with me after having three years of great cuts! She wanted me to let everyone know she's still available in Elkhart! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-08 19:55:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 3128 ) [79] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 80 [salon_id] => 26 [user_id] => [stylist] => PJ [rating] => 0 [comments] => PJ does an excellent job of cutting and styling my wavy curls. I love my hair now! He give lots of instruction about styling and recommends the right products. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-30 16:34:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 891 ) [80] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 81 [salon_id] => 27 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth is GREAT at cutting curly hair. We used to go there everytime we needed a haircut from the whole family (my brother still goes there now that he's in college close by) and we stop in occasionally, but since we moved nearly 3 hours away, it's hard to get in from such a distance. Beth cut my entire family's hair for great prices and did even an extensive job by trimming eyebrows, thinning hair, the whole enchilada! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-27 23:00:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:25 [legacy_review_id] => 335 ) [81] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 82 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => AM I RELIEVED!! I have finally found a stylist that is A truly passionate about hair... and B turned my hair into something that is so incredibly beautiful, and also do-able every morning I get ready for work. I never have had such a great cut that every time I do my hair... I thank my stylist out loud. Gregory at Atmosphere Salon was the most real down to earth stylist whom made me feel so welcome and was so gracious to have me in his chair. I walked in not knowing what to expect, and left with the greatest feeling I have ever had leaving a salon. My curly hair is truly amazing ,and I wanted to post this to let anybody out there know how wonderful Gregory is at cutting curly hair, and how truly beautiful a blow-out is form Gregory when you want to go for a smoother look for an event or party... I truly recommend him to anybody out there looking for a true hair-artist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-07 00:54:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 1472 ) [82] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 83 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have to say that Gregory did a fantastic job cutting my curly hair. I haven't been wearing my hair curly full time for very long, and I was having so much trouble with it. I had the total triangle thing going on. But Gregory understood how to cut my hair so that went away and I have awesome volume on the crown now. He even showed me some little tricks to encourage more curl and make the bangs I am growing out from my last straight cut look great. Also, everyone at the salon was so nice and the place had a great vibe. I am so happy with my cut and highly recommend Gregory. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-26 14:38:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 1896 ) [83] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 84 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had my hair done by a couple different people at Atmosphere Salon and i have to say that my experiences have all been good, The two different people that i saw did a great jog and its obvious that the stylist get the latest training. The environment was great and the people that worked there were very friendly. Such a fun place! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-12 22:46:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2196 ) [84] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 85 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => Thank you, thank you, thank you. After a disastrous haircut nine months ago (I had to wear a wig)I finally found a wonderful hairdresser who knows and loves curly hair. Not only does Gregory know what he's doing, he is the first person in years to actually listen to me describe my hair issues. Gregory is extremely knowledgeable about the intricacies of curly hair and the correct products to use on it. I have gray hair and he is the only person I've been to in 10 years that did not tell me I had to color it. I haven't been this happy in years. Yes it will take 2-3 more cuts to get me back on track, but knowing Gregory will be the one helping me get there has completely eased my mind. Hair peace at last! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-27 19:01:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2412 ) [85] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 86 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gregory! Of all the places I have had my curly (3b) hair cute, Gregory has been truly the best. I just want to pack him up and take him everywhere! He talked me through all the different sections of my hair and the different curls each section had. We had a full on discussion about products and all the crap out there. He even recommended what salon brands and drugstore brands are the best. I even had him cut my boyfriend's thick Mexican hair, and it was the best, sexiest hair cut my guy has ever had. LOVE GREGORY!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-22 13:40:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2504 ) [86] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 87 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => The best cut I've had in years - maybe ever. Since I've lived in phoenix I've probably been to every stylist recommended on this website in the phx area and my experience with Gregory was far superior. He gave my curly hair a great shape and makes me happy to wear it curly. I no longer have 80's style triangle head. It looks modern and I barely have to do anything to it. He cut it dry and paid careful attention to the curl pattern of my hair and cut it accordingly. I have never reviewed anything online but I am so pleased with my hair I signed up for this website just to write this review. I can't recommend him enough. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-01 11:30:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2648 ) [87] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 88 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregrory [rating] => 0 [comments] => It is truly Unbelivable that after all this time I was able to find someone that knows how to style curly hair. I'm not kidding, Gregory is the best. He showed me how to style my curly hair and love it. I can actually reproduce my hair style at home. Gregory is so good and I'm not kidding. Please try him out and tell him Lucy Grimes recommended you. Just try him. I promise you'll be pleased. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-07 14:19:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2993 ) [88] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 89 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory Patterson [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hello EVERYONE.. This is Gregory Patterson just wanting to let everyone know how much I have appreciated your reviews, and positive feedback! I am so blessed to have had such great things said about me... and I thank each and everyone of you who has sat down with me for a cut and colour... for such great reviews, and your continued business. I have relocated salons though for those of you who have been looking for me or would like to see me. I am now at Aspire Salon and Spa and would love to see each and everyone of you join me at my new location! Cant wait to cut ya!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-09-16 12:47:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3028 ) [89] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 90 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've seen Gregory at this salon a couple of times. This last time i went in, I saw someone else because Greg was not available, i was hesitant but i needed it done that day. I LOVED my haircut. I saw Danielle, and she really paid special attention to my difficult hair. I was nervous because i love how greg did my hair, but it turned out really good. She spent time showing me different ways to wear my hair, and keep my curly hair from getting frizzy. I Highly recommend either one of them. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-20 02:14:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3047 ) [90] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 91 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => Gregory where are you? Gregory is the best and no longer at Atmosphere. Please let us know where you are. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-09-27 10:39:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3073 ) [91] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 92 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => I saw Gregory at this salon a few months ago, and I was really happy with the results. :) We decided that I needed to let a section of my hair grow a little longer so we could work it better in with my style. I was disappointed yesterday when I called to schedule my appointment and he was not there. I was so happy with my first cut that I wanted to continue with him... :( Anyway, I did some internet research and found out that he moved to a place called Aspire Salon in Scottsdale. I have an appointment scheduled with him there and I'm so happy I was able to locate him. :) So I thought I would share with you all in case you have trouble finding him. For some reason, the Atmosphere Salon will not tell you where he went, but they try to get you to book with another stylist... and with curly hair... I just don't trust anyone to cut it. :) Happy Day! :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-17 12:14:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3161 ) [92] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 93 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory [rating] => 0 [comments] => Does any one know where Gregory went? I tried to make an appointment a few weeks ago but could not get any forwarding information for him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-12-18 10:48:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3404 ) [93] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 94 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Erica, Rachel and ? [rating] => 0 [comments] => Do not, I repeat DO NOT go to this salon if you have biracial hair. That being said, Erica was very nice and friendly and all that. However, Erica was not who I asked for when I called to make the appointment. I was told that Danielle would round brush my biracial curly hair. I was told that because I ASKED that and was told no problem. Well I never even met Danielle. I didnt know I wasnt with Danielle until 2 hours into the very long hair doing process. Erica started blowdrying with a regular little plastic brush and I said I was told that you use the round brush technique and she said it wasnt really her thing. And I said but when I made my appt I asked for that style and so she tried. She also called 2 other women over to help her attempt to tame my alien hair. That felt great! To be the only black person in an all white salon and have to have half the staff TRY to FIX my hair. I finally agreed to let Erica blow dry her way when it was obvious none of them knew how to roundbrush biracial hair even though its the same as roundbrushing anybody elses hair. Then she brought over more help to flat iron. So now I had 2 women flat ironing at the same time. Again - quite a degrading experiece given my uniqueness in the salon. My hair turned out alright. It was better than the Walmart stylists got it a few years ago but it wasnt as good as it can certainly be. The ends were all brittle looking and frizzy. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-27 13:07:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3710 ) [94] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 95 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kerri [rating] => 0 [comments] => So, after visiting this site, I saw so many wonderful reviews on Gregory that I had to give him a try. He was absolutely amazing. Then he moved to California, and I was devastated. While I was very apprehensive about trying anyone new after I had found someone that worked so well with my hair and me, I was informed that Kerri, who works at the same salon had a very similar style to Gregory's. I was SO impressed with her cut and styling techniques that I would venture to say that I liked her even BETTER than Gregory (who is still amazing I'm sure). Anyway, Kerri rocks and she is super sweet. My hair is a 2a/3a combo. It is very fine all over, curlier at the crown, and more wavy and thicker at the bottom, and despite it being fine, it has a mind of it's own. My hair can be a real pain, but she calms it down and makes it happy, which makes me happy. So for all you Gregory lovers in AZ, he is not here anymore, but it doesn't matter because Kerri will rock your world!!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-10 13:21:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3888 ) [95] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 96 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gregory Patterson [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently posted a review for Kerri at Atmosphere, and I made a statement that Gregory does not work here anymore, and that he now lives in California. It has been brought to my attention that this is false, and he actually now works in North Scottsdale. I would like to retract my previous false statement. I stand corrected, and I wouldn't want anyone else to be misinformed. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-04-17 21:49:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 3923 ) [96] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 97 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kerri [rating] => 0 [comments] => I saw Kerri today based on the recommendation below, and she was awesome. I had straight hair until I turned about 25 years old, and then suddenly this unmanageable 2a wave developed and I've been struggling with it and straightening it for almost 7 years. I took my crazy waves to Kerri fresh from the shower and just told her to FIX IT, and she DID. I got beautiful highlights and a perfect cut. She was wonderful and sweet, the salon is small and fun and a pleasant place to be, and I am THRILLED with the result. No more blowtorch to the head every morning for me! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-20 23:23:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 4057 ) [97] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 98 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had the hardest time finding a stylist who really understands curly hair. I found this salon on Naturally Curly.com and can not even begin to explain what a great experience this was for me. I called to set up an appointment and the girl I spoke with told me that either Danielle or Kerri is who they recommend for Curly hair. I saw Danielle and LOVED my hair. Besides the great cut, she was so helpful with what products I should be using and how to apply them. I booked my next appointment to return in 8 weeks and am so happy I FINALLY found a place that knows what they are doing. I Highly recommend Danielle. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-29 10:34:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 4512 ) [98] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 99 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just recently went to Atmosphere Salon after reading all the great reviews for them on this site. I wanted someone that really knew how to work with curls and would take the time to show me how to get the best out of my hair. That is exactly what I got with Danielle. She really knows her stuff and I will definitely be going back! I actually love my hair again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-11-10 20:32:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 4891 ) [99] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 100 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Danielle because Kerri was out of the office. This haircut was fair but nothing special. I have fine, wavy hair and was hoping to get a cut that would either add volume to my hair and make it more curly or minimize the volume and maximize its straighter portions. After talking to Danielle, we decided to maximize the curl because I am too lazy to straighten my hair. During the cut, nothing much happened. I felt like she pretty much trimmed up my previous cut (which sadly was mostly done by me) and nothing radical was done. She took another client halfway through my style and cut which was awkward for me. And the effort involved in making my hair 'curly' was just as much as it would be to straighten it. Going away from it, I did like some things. I went out of the salon with curly hair which was great. Everyone was really nice and never made me feel like I was being horrible to my hair or my hair was bad in any way. However, it didn't actually look that good. If Danielle thought I would do better with straight hair or without emphasizing the curl, I wish she would have told me. And now I feel like I got a very expensive haircut without a very tangible improvement in my hair's appearance or health. Danielle is probably very good with very curly hair but with borderline/wavy hair, you can probably find the same quality for less money. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-30 01:15:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 5240 ) [100] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 101 [salon_id] => 28 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle Valiente [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is my third time seeing Danielle. I just love the way she cuts my hair. I just learned I can now see her both in Phoenix when I travel for work, or in Beverly Hills where she will be working one day a week and where I live. I highly recommend her. She has a lot of knowledge about hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-16 23:42:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 5341 ) [101] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 102 [salon_id] => 29 [user_id] => [stylist] => Katie English [rating] => 0 [comments] => Katie was really great and took the time to listen to my needs. She has curly hair herself so she knows how to work with it! Also she was full of suggestion and hints whether I want to embrace my curl or go straight! She also does a great job with color as well! The salon had a great vibe and was convienent right off the 51! I highly recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-13 22:07:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 1200 ) [102] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 103 [salon_id] => 30 [user_id] => [stylist] => [rating] => 0 [comments] => These guys know what their talking about! they helped me turn my fro in a stylish curly layered look without going over the top! I highly recommend their bedhead products because they smell so great- a plus for when you cuddle with your significant other~ :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-25 00:15:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 1642 ) [103] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 104 [salon_id] => 31 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rose Bouvier [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love getting my hair cut by Rose because she has hair EXACTLY like me which is partly wavy, partly curly, super thick and long. She doesn't use a razor, which was a disaster that I had at another salon plus she SCULPTS rather than cuts. She looks at you from all angles and gets super close to you like she's an artist dabbing paint on a canvas, but she's shaping your hair with sharp scissors! Highly recommended by me and the setting is cute in a stylish salon atop a fun shopping street in the Gourmet Ghetto part of Berkeley. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-26 13:30:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 156 ) [104] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 105 [salon_id] => 31 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danielle Parfitt [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Although Danielle no longer works there, she  was so helpful and amazing for the 8 or so months she was my stylist. I went to her because she had expressed interest in curly hair cuts. She was careful and cautious when I went in to chop off 20 inches of locks, walking me through how my curls might come out after the weight was gone and checked in every step of the way. She notified me of her notice by sending a handwritten letter and personally recommended another stylist for my type of hair and style. She's now in San Diego hopefully continuing her amazing work at another lucky salon.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-07-14 23:48:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 15130 ) [105] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 106 [salon_id] => 32 [user_id] => [stylist] => Satwant Gray [rating] => 0 [comments] => I too have gone to Satwant for help and she not only listened well (while maintaining professionalism not to criticize my previous stylist) but was able to recover my condition with a wonderful look suitable to my needs and taste. She runs a very comfortable and friendly salon without pressure or intimidation. My hair has gone from being completely out of control, dry and frizzy to healthy, flowing curls that are easy to style and enable me to face the world with pride! She really has "saved" me and I could not be happier! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 41 ) [106] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 107 [salon_id] => 32 [user_id] => [stylist] => Satwant Gray [rating] => 5 [comments] => Does anyone know if Satwant still cuts hair in the Lower Mainland? I used the go to her (great haircuts!) but this salon is now closed? If Satwant is still in business in the Lower Mainland, please post her contact information. Thanks. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-27 03:56:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 7921 ) [107] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 108 [salon_id] => 33 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenna!! [rating] => 0 [comments] => i went and saw jenna at image at katan seven months ago now and she did the most amazing hair cut on my long long curly hair and dryed it awesome (and she didnt want me to staighten, which i loved) the products were amazing and since then i have now sent my 6 sisters there which all have long curly hair and we are all madly in love with Jenna!! She is for sure worth a try if u having trouble with your curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-16 01:47:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 2207 ) [108] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 109 [salon_id] => 33 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenna!! [rating] => 5 [comments] => This was my first curly haircut. Firstly, Jenna actually listened to what I didn't like about my hair. Then she cut my hair dry!!! My hair looked amazing, all the curls sat really well together and blended well. My hair also had a lot more volume. Then I had it washed, and it looked great. My fiance said it is the best haircut he's seen on me! Definitely recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-04-29 07:14:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 10993 ) [109] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 110 [salon_id] => 33 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenna!! [rating] => 5 [comments] => I saw senior stylist Jenna. Firstly, she really listened to what I didn't like about my hair. Then she cut my hair dry for my curls!!! My hair looked amazing after the cut, all the curls sat really well together and blended well. My hair also had a lot more volume. Then I had it washed, and it looked great. My fiance said it is the best haircut he's seen on me! Definitely recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-04-29 07:16:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 10994 ) [110] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 111 [salon_id] => 33 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenna!! [rating] => 5 [comments] => I saw senior stylist Jenna. Firstly, she really listened to what I didn't like about my hair. Then she cut my hair dry for my curls!!! My hair looked amazing after the cut, all the curls sat really well together and blended well. My hair also had a lot more volume. Then I had it washed, and it looked great. My fiance said it is the best haircut he's seen on me! Definitely recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-04-29 07:17:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 10995 ) [111] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 112 [salon_id] => 34 [user_id] => [stylist] => Eugene B. Conde [rating] => 0 [comments] => Manage By Eugene B. Conde The top International Hairstylist, multi awarded makeup artists are on the cutting edge of the City of create fashion and become idols for youth and grown ups all around the world. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-12 03:21:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 1097 ) [112] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 113 [salon_id] => 35 [user_id] => [stylist] => michelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => Michelle has cut my hair for over five years. I have natural spiral curly hair. she cuts it perfectly every single time. I never have to fuss with it in the morning. she always recommends the perfect products for my hair type. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the right hairstylist. she's not only great at what she does but she is always professional and very easy going. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-03 23:36:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 899 ) [113] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 114 [salon_id] => 36 [user_id] => [stylist] => Diane [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently got a cut and color at Reflections. Honestly, Diane did a splendid job. My hair has been dyed and damanged so much and I've only been cutting it myself due to fear after bad cuts from other salons. I came in with my guy friend to Reflections (I'd come in with him a previous time with another friend as a "consultant") and Diane was kinda noticing a bad self-highlight job I'd done on myself. She wasn't rude about it at all. We were talking about hair and what not and she ended up offering me a part-time job (she may have fought against better instincts to trust a sarcastic, brutally honest 15 year old). While working she decided to fix up my cut and my self-dye job. The color undid some of the previous damage done to my hair. She ended up cutting half of it before a client arrived (he was late) then I got back to work and she cut the rest and colored it after most everyone had left. She cut it with my natural wave and it was very close to the ONE nice haircut I'd ever gotten and now I'm still loving it. It ended up looking a lot curlier due to the layers but I really love it. I also got tips on how to help mend my damaged hair and how to work with the curls I have. The salon is affordable, friendly, and is close to a really good cafe (Well Grounded, 6925 Stockton Ave., if you stop by Reflections check it out), and has a great energy. And I'm not just saying this because I work there. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-17 03:36:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 684 ) [114] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 115 [salon_id] => 36 [user_id] => [stylist] => Diane [rating] => 0 [comments] => I happily found Diane here on naturallycurly.com over a year ago when I finally had it with my last hairdresser who was turning my hair orange and chopping it off when I kept insisting that I wanted to let it grow long. Over this past year, Diane has carefully shaped and nurtured my hair to grow the longest it has ever been in my adult life and it is absolutely beautiful!!! She first added low-lights to cover the terrible orange tinge, and over time slowly coaxed the beautiful natural multi-colors in my hair back to life. I am soooo happy with my hair every time I look in the mirror now, and that hasn't been true most of my life! DIANE IS THE BEST! She is a fun, down-to-earth person, and I look forward to my visits with her every 2 months. :-) I also want to mention that for my thick curly hair, the very best products I have found and consistently used (for 5 years now!) are Kiss My Face "Miss Treated" conditioner: this really brings the curl out instead of flattening or adding bulk (or frizz!) like other so-called curly conditioners; and Kiss My Face "Upper Management" styling gel: this really DEFINES the curl like no other gels I've tried, and doesn't smell like perfume! I hope KMF never stops manufacturing these two, I don't like trying new products that never seem to work! Learn about them at www.kissmyface.com and buy them at half the list price from www.luckyvitamin.com!!! (Otherwise found at the now defunct Longs Drugs, and too expensive at Whole Foods "Whole Body" section.) One more secret to manageable curly hair: filter the water that comes out of your shower!!! I use a "Rainshow'r" (read about it at www.rainshowermfg.com and buy it at www.bestfilters.com), replacing the inner cartridge just once a year ($19, it's so worth it!!). When I travel or stay at a boyfriend's house too long, my hair really shows a (bad) difference after just a few days with regular (chlorinated) water, even Diane noticed this!! This is really a winning combination, the best salon and products for my curly mane! -Cinnamon [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-23 15:41:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 5078 ) [115] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 116 [salon_id] => 37 [user_id] => [stylist] => Melissa Cochran [rating] => 0 [comments] => Yesterday I desperately wanted to get my hair cut, so I checked out this site and called Fandango to see if I could get an appointment with Barbara James. They told me she usually books up about a month in advance, so I asked if there was anyone there who's good with curly hair who had a same-day appointment available. I ended up with Melissa, who is AWESOME. I cannot say enough good things about her. She really took the time to get to know my hair, examined my whole head for curl patterns, and worked with me to find out exactly what I wanted. She even took the time to twist out all my hair and then diffused it so I left with the most amazing head full of ringlets. She was really cool and understanding and I'll definitely go back to her. (also, i think she's not quite as expensive as Barbara.) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-09 15:17:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:26 [legacy_review_id] => 914 ) [116] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 117 [salon_id] => 37 [user_id] => [stylist] => Carmen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Carmen was really awesome! Its been so long since I had someone cut my hair who knew how to cut curly hair, and she did a great job. She cut my 3A curls so they form better spirals and thinned out some of my kinkier, hard to tame sections. I have super long hair and I'm always worried about layering it, but she did such a good job layering it that I will definitely keep it this way. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-30 16:10:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3219 ) [117] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 118 [salon_id] => 37 [user_id] => [stylist] => Carmen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Its been such a long time since I had someone cut my hair that knew how to cut curly hair. Carmen cut my super long 3a curls so that they form perfect ringlets. She did a great job thinning out some of the kinkier sections of my hair so it isn't as thick and tangly. Also, I'm always apprehensive about having my very long hair layered, but she did such a good job layering it I think I will definitely keep this cut. I love my hair! Thank you Carmen! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-30 16:21:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3220 ) [118] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 119 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I decided to go to Dana based on the rave reviews I read about him on this site.. He has been cutting my hair for over a year now and I would not go to anyone else. I am so glad I have found him... I have thick, curly hair and each time he gives me a cut I just love it.. I never appreciated my curls until Dana started cutting my hair.. He takes time and pride when cutting your hair and will never ever rush you. I rarely wore my hair down because it can get a bit unruly but now that Dana's been cutting my hair I tend to wear it down more often. I would highly recommend him for anyone.. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-09 13:17:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4 ) [119] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 120 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => After seeing all the positive recommendations for Dana, I scheduled an appointment. Dana was very pleasant and friendly throughought the entire appointment. He analyzed my hair while it was dry, then told me what he thought would look best and how it would work. He worked with my natural style and when I asked him how it would grow out he said that it would grow out well so that it would be simple and easy to take care of. He did cut it wet but didn't cut off too much at once, and kept the length that I wanted. Great stylist; I wouldn't hesitate to go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5 ) [120] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 121 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => matt [rating] => 0 [comments] => I couldn't get an appt w/ the main stylist so I they gave me Matt. Having naturally curly hair I was worried but he did a great job in cutting it and styling it as I usually like it. I would definitely go back and have Matt do it if given the chance. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15 ) [121] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 122 [salon_id] => 39 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cheryl Dalton [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have naturally curly and extremely thick hair. I have always hated my hair. I finally said that's it and had it all cut short. I hated it even more. and then I found this website and found Cheryl's name. I went and aske her to fix my "bad cut" and not only did she fix it but it looks awesome and for the first time in my life I LOVE my hair! I can't believe it took me 27 years to find her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-18 02:28:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 383 ) [122] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 123 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => DANA!! Congratulations on your new advice column! You are a natural! Now everyone will have a better idea of how to "deal" with curly, wavy, out of control hair! Once again..you saved the day with another great cut! And..you are such a dear person..it's a joy seeing you! Thanks so much! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-12 19:58:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 118 ) [123] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 124 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Matt [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just went to M Salon this past weekend for a much needed cut. I made an appointment with Matt (Dana wasn't available). I am so happy with the outcome. I know Dana is great and gets all the rave reviews(my friend goes to him and her hair looks amazing), but I think people need to try Matt out as well. He is very sweet, listens to what you want (i.e. doesn't cut too much off) and does a beautiful blow out. My hair feels so soft and it looks so healthy. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-06 12:25:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 182 ) [124] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 125 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => matt [rating] => 0 [comments] => Im new to this city. I saw all the raves about this salon; so i made an appointment.....Now I'm not the one to rave but..........I called to book a appointment, not only is the salon just gourgous, Matt did a fantastic job cutting my hair but Maggy just did a magnifisant job with my new highlights. I will reccomend eveyone I know to go to salon M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S Love the puppies [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-11 22:17:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 194 ) [125] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 126 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => matt [rating] => 0 [comments] => Saw all the reviews now that I've been there I can back them up!! Matt did a great job cutting my hair and also i had it colored by Maggie. I am completely satisfied. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-19 01:57:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 220 ) [126] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 127 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just got my first haircut from Dana at M Salon thanks to the positive feedback I received from this website. He examined my hair and put me at ease immediately. It was the first time in my life that I was NOT nervous sitting in the chair. I just took a deep breath and let him do his thing. I am so happy with the way it looks today! Not only is Dana truly talented but he's a really nice guy. It was such a relief to get a cut from somebody who understands the quirks of curly hair. Thank you, Dana! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-05 16:31:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 271 ) [127] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 128 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => There are 2 people on earth that I heartily trust to cust my very curly hair -- my Mom and Dana. When I first came to see Dana, he brought up ways to avoid the mushroom/George Washington cut without me saying anything!! Now I even trust him so much that I just let him do what he thinks is best for the first time in my life that I have someone who can actually shape & style my hair. He's the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-25 10:52:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 325 ) [128] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 129 [salon_id] => 40 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sharon Burns [rating] => 0 [comments] => I haven't had my hair cut for almost a year because I couldn't find the right stylist. A friend recommended Sharon. I did my homework and found that Sharon does indeed know what she is doing with natural curl. She gave me a great cut and now I have style. It only takes me a few minutes every morning and I'm out the door. Thanks, Sharon. You'll be seeing me again, and the rest of my curly family! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-09 18:14:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 997 ) [129] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 130 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I Know everyone loves Dana, but I have to say his cuts are nothing spectacular. If you go for the first time, don't get your hopes up over all the rave reviews. His cuts are like any other I've had before. I think think this sight is overrating his cuts. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-12 15:47:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 370 ) [130] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 131 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been seeing Dana for about a year, and have never had someone who was so good with curly hair. In fact, after years of growing my hair longer because of fear of cutting it and getting the "big" hair, I chopped it short yesterday - and it still looks fabulous! He just knows what to do with curls. For all of you out there who are afraid because of years of bad cuts, Dana is your man. Thank you so much Dana! You are the best! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-03 08:57:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 412 ) [131] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 132 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been very frustrated with my hair - no matter how it's been cut lately, I still have to spend too long diffusing it dry and then fussing over styling the curls (upwards of 30 min a morning!). Based on the reviews I decided to give Dana a try. He spent a good amount of time looking at my hair, talking about what I was looking for, etc. and determined that my hair was to heavy and really needed to be thinned out. He did that (without using thinning shears), then had me show him how I style it so that we could see what happened. He even let me stay there for a half hour until my hair dried naturally, just to see what happened. I am in love with the cut! He did a great job, and was a pleasure to spend time with. The price can't be beat either for a Boston area salon! I'll definitely go back (although I will likely continue to see my "regular" stylist for my color for a little while longer). [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-11 11:52:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 430 ) [132] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 133 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading all the great reviews I had to try Dana. Anytime I had been brave enough to attempt a hair cut over the past years, I would ask for something new and would walk out with a trim. I went to Dana yesterday and was SO happy, he took the time to talk about my face shape, hair type and what would work for me. I walked out with one of the best haircuts I have ever had. Friends/Families/Work associates can't say enough about how great my hair looks! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-11 13:57:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 760 ) [133] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 134 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => Dana is fabulous, and very sweet. He cut my hair before my brother's wedding. This is a daunting job given that it's wavy and very fine and has several weird cowlicks. The cut was fabulous, he respected my wish to keep my hair long, and he had some great hair care tips for me. Nicest thing about it from a money perspective is that it's grown out very well. Three months later it was still fresh with almost no split ends! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-17 16:18:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 783 ) [134] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 135 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => JASMINE [rating] => 0 [comments] => Great...simply GREAT place for curly hair. Jasmine is an expert in curly hair, and she has curly hair herself. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-14 00:58:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1975 ) [135] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 136 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => After years of bad haircuts, I finally discovered this website. Based on the great reviews, I decided to try Dana and was not disappointed. He talks to you, listens to what you say and then spends time looking at your hair when it is dry. He gives you a cut that you can handle and looks good for months. I had my first cut in July and it looked great for over three months! Dana is very modest and a nice guy. He really wants you to be happy with your cut. If you want a great cut that makes you look and feel wonderful, go to Dana. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-26 14:08:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 807 ) [136] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 137 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 0 [comments] => What can I tell you, I just love her! Jasmine is a true expert when it comes to curly hair. She has been dealing with it her whole life, she has curly hair too. Every time I walk away happy with my cut/color, and it took me forever to found her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-14 01:17:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1976 ) [137] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 138 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana - don't do it! [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have to say that after all of the rave reviews posted here I was quite disappointed with the cut I got from Dana. He took off several inches more than I wanted so the length when curly went from mid-back to above my shoulders - not what I had asked for! And the first time I styled it myself I found several little clumps of hair that were about 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the rest... accidental oversight? intentional? Who knows, but they weren't evenly distributed and looked ridiculous when I straightened my hair. I went WAY out of my way to see Dana and after this experience would NEVER recommend him to anyone, ever. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-17 09:58:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 862 ) [138] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 139 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been seeing Dana for over two years and he has never given me a bad haircut. From long curls to short. He is always patient and willing to work on the cut until I am happy. I recently went from below shoulder length to much shorter and we worked on the style for nearly an hour... it was the best decision i've ever made. Dana is a great focused cutter and never lets his mind wander while trimming the curls. He works very well under constraints- mine being a round face, and length enough to pull back. I have given out his card numerous times and have referred all my curlyhaired friends to him will continue to should from the rafters about how great he is. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-14 20:19:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 926 ) [139] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 140 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Jasmine on this site and decided to give her a call. She was great, we set up a consultation appointment and the rest is history. She SHOWED me how to style my curls and gave me the best cut and highlights I ever had. Her knowledge about curly hair is impressive...and she has beautiful curls herself. I am coming back! Thanks Jasmine [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-11-18 15:27:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3284 ) [140] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 141 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => Okay, while I know it may seem redundant to add yet another rave review for Dana but I must do it. I went in this Saturday for my fourth hair cut with Dana and I realized that I so implicity trust him that I no longer experience hair anxiety before my appointment. After years and years of anxiety and horrible haircuts, Dana is such an amazing find. He knows exactly what my hair needs and what works with my face--I love how my hair looks when I leave Salon M and it's all to do with Dana. To be able to relax, talk with Dana while he cuts away and know that I'm going to walk out there loving my hair is priceless!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-17 13:22:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 934 ) [141] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 142 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 0 [comments] => Amazing knowledge about curly hair. Jasmine showed me how to manage my curls and what product to use. My cut is the best ever, and my highlights too. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-11-18 15:32:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3285 ) [142] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 143 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => My West Coast daughter found Dana for me through your website, and hes been cutting my hair and my curly-haired friends for over a year. He hasnt disappointed us yet! He really listens to what we want and knows instinctively whether our own particular hair will cooperate. His specialty is the grow-out. I go weeks longer between cuts now because my hair doesnt get top-heavy and unmanageable the way it used to...and hes nice! Kudos to Dana and to my daughter for finding him for me. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-30 11:15:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 961 ) [143] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 144 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Owner - don't know her name [rating] => 0 [comments] => I know Dana has gotten lots of rave reviews. I made the mistake, after many bad cuts, to go to the owner of M Salon because I thought she would be the best there. I have moderately curly/wavy hair that turns into a huge hairball if razors or texturizing scissors come near it. I specifically, clearly, loudly told her no razors, no texturizing scissors. (I'm a bit of a control freak so there's no chance of miscommunication). What do I see a few minutes into the cut? Texturizing scissors! I asked her what she was doing. "Oh, it needs that for volume" Worst cut ever. After a cut like this, I have to go get it cleaned up by someone else otherwise it will be a frizzy, tangly mess. I'm still furious about this. How can someone specifically ignore what you tell them and be really rude about it to boot? (The owner is the woman with short white hair a la Susan Powter (sp?) if you need to identify her). [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-24 03:50:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1038 ) [144] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 145 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 0 [comments] => Amazing knowledge about curly hair. Jasmine showed me how to manage my curls and what product to use. My cut is the best ever, and my highlights too. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-11-18 16:21:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3286 ) [145] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 146 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to see Dana to see what he could do for my baby fine, curly hair. I found him to be pleasant, methodical, and a great communicator. Most importantly, he is very talented. The cut is outstanding, and now my curls simply fall into place. He exceeded my expectations. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-03 07:56:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1059 ) [146] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 147 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 0 [comments] => In my search for a stylist that can cut my curly locks, I have visited many salons. Most of the time very disappointed, my search continued. Finally, I came across Jasmine at Jazyhair in Sherman Oaks. This woman does wonders...WOW...she has showed me how to style my curls, step by step, after a great cut that she gave me. She had great tips for me, that nobody mentioned to me before. I have learned to LOVE my curls thanks to Jasmine [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-01 23:13:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3838 ) [147] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 148 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => Dana gave a great curly hair cut but the salon is absolutely vile. Maggie, the colorist and owner, is cold and downright rude. She has two huge dogs in there and one had an accident while I was in the salon...disgusting! The decor is frightening with creepy mannequins and murals everywhere. It's too bad because I would love to have Dana cut my hair but I can't stand to be inside that salon and have Maggie do the color... [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-12 15:53:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1099 ) [148] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 149 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jasmine is a whiz with curls! She's warm, friendly, and eager to help you learn how best to manage your curls, in addition to being a great stylist. I've had a lot of people do my hair in my time, but she is my favorite. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-30 15:44:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 6220 ) [149] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 150 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on the raves on this site, I went to Dana a couple of times. His cuts are okay, but no different than I've got at other salons. Plus, he did not know how to style my hair. My hair was already turning frizzy and looking pretty bad by the time I got home. I gave him another chance, but had the same experience. Didn't live up to the hype for me. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-23 18:54:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1139 ) [150] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 151 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sylvia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on someone's recommendation right here on NaturallyCurly.com, I made an appointment to see Sylvia at Dustin David and I want to thank whoever it was who recommended her!! She is fantastic! She really took the time to listen to what I was looking for, what my hair was like to work with, and what my routine was like in the morning. She gave me an amazing cut and all I can say is wow! My curls have never looked this bouncy and alive. Best of all, she showed me how to style my hair so I can keep the great look she gave me (I hope I can do as good a job as she did :)). I'm adding my recommendation as well! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-18 16:53:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 866 ) [151] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 152 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => Silvia really understands what curly hair needs. She has a great way of coloring curly hair that makes each curl pop. Great stylist, really listens to you. Go check her out. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-21 21:31:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1322 ) [152] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 153 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am so lucky to have found Dana! I have very thick hair, and his haircuts are the first I've ever had that last more than 8 weeks. He has been the answer to my quest for the perfect stylist. Not only do his cuts last long, but they look great. My curls look the most even they've ever been. Dana has come up with great ideas for my hair and gives me cute and stylish cuts I never thought I could have pulled off, and they always look beyond amazing. I am continually recommending friends to him. He always cuts my hair beautifully at a reasonable price, and he is just a wonderful person to sit and talk with. I found him through this website and can only say that he has lived up to all of the wonderful comments written about him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-02 20:57:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1162 ) [153] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 154 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => JASMINE [rating] => 5 [comments] => She is an amazing and very talented hairstylist. I just wish I had the income to get hair cuts from her more often. It's a bit pricey, but WELL worth it. She listens to you and advises well. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-09-25 00:16:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 11776 ) [154] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 155 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => I HAD THE BEST TIME WITH SILVIA AT DUSTIN DAVID SALON SHE REALLY LISTENED TO ME WITH MY PAST EXPERIENCES. MY CURLS ARE ALIVE AGAIN AND MY HAIRCUT JUST SITS SO WELL I AM BACK! I FEEL MODERN WITH CURLS WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT. BEAUILFUL SALON EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-24 23:13:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2137 ) [155] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 156 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finding a great haircut for curly hair, in a city full of stylists who want/need to blowdry your hair straight, has been virtually impossible for me. I have thick, curly hair that frizzes in humidity. I have been to all the high-end salons. I'm willing to pay whatever it takes. I have even made the trek to NYC. Dana has been my savior. He has been cutting my hair for over 2 years now. I go in, I sit in the chair and he cuts. It turns out great EVERY time. And it's not just a good cut, but it looks good on me. Its not expensive. I don't have to make appointments weeks in advance. I don't have to spend alot of time primping to get it to look good the next day. Maybe the salon is to your taste or not, maybe you like the owners dog or not. None of it matters to me. I just want a great cut. Lastly, not only have I not had a better cut in 20 years than the cuts I get from Dana, but I haven't had my hair cut by the same person more than twice for the past 16 years. I give a hairstylist 2 tries before moving on. I think maybe the first time they are getting to know my hair. The second time I think they don't know how to cut curly hair. Dana knows. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-03 09:10:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1163 ) [156] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 157 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => JASMINE [rating] => 5 [comments] => I love Jazyhair and Jasmine. My curls and color look bouncy and fresh. Jasmine always takes her time to make me feel comfortable and her studio is very relaxing. Simply put, she dedicates all of her attention to you. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-03-13 12:27:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12608 ) [157] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 158 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => Silvia is incredible. Based on reviews here, I met with her to do my hair for my outdoor wedding. She is very sweet and totally gets curly hair. She inspired complete confidence and I NEVER TRUST PEOPLE WITH MY HAIR! She did a gorgeous job on my very curly, fine, frizz-prone hair. I loved the style and it still looked great after many many hours outside on a somewhat windy day. She also did a beautiful job on my aunt's hair, which is thick and kinky/curly but always blown straight. We couldn't be happier. I just wish I had someone like Siliva where I live! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-17 16:01:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2487 ) [158] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 159 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading all the rave reviews about Dana on this website, I decided to give him a try. As I later found out, he used a haircutting technique on me called texturizing. It completely changed my hair into a ragged mess that is impossible to manage no matter how much conditioner I use. After TEN MONTHS I am still trying to grow out this nasty haircut, and my hair is no longer silky and shiny like it used to be. This is the most God-awful haircutting technique I have ever experienced. Worse yet, I've heard that a lot of hairdressers are using it without informing their clients, as Dana did with me. I can't see why any hairdresser would even use it at all, because the results are disastrous. I'm hoping that I get rid of all those ragged ends by this summer. I've literally had to grow an entirely new head of hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-16 11:24:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1216 ) [159] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 160 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Jasmine has been my trusted hair expert, friend, and Croatian Sensation for over 8 years. New styles, colors, you name it - ask Jasmine and she'll create exactly what you're looking for. 

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-07 03:08:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15573 ) [160] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 161 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to this salon for over 3 years now, ever since I found a positive review of Silvia on NaturallyCurly.com. I don't trust anyone else with my curls! Silvia always makes my curls shiny, bouncy, and full of life, and the layers she cuts give my hair beautiful shape that lasts for months until I come back. I've recommended 3 friends (all curlies) to her and they all go to her now too. The only drawback is that now she's much more in demand and I have to call way in advance to book my appointments :). [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-08 17:38:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5286 ) [161] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 162 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading all of Dana's rave reviews, I jokingly said to my husband, "Do you want to go to Boston??" (We live in Pennsylvania -- 7 hours away) We decided to make a weekend out of it and see some of the other sites, and I was so excited that I was about to get the best hair cut of my life... or so I thought. Dana sat me in the chair and spent a brief few minutes talking to me about my hair. I told him that I had been to a Ouidad affiliate a few months earlier and I was told to grow out my layers, since layers add volume to my already thick hair. Dana convinced me that since my hair was so thick and course, I not only needed layers, but I needed "texturizing", because it is "too heavy" to be all one length. I figured he really knew what he was talking about since there were so many good reviews on him, so I let him do what he wanted. So he washed my hair and cut it WET, even though I told him that my hair has different "patches" of curliness and when people cut it as they would straight hair, it ends up looking uneven. He didn't seem to think any of my input would be a problem and pretty much just did what he thought would make my hair look good. I've waited four weeks to do this review, because I keep hoping that it'll look better, but my hair is a mess. It's lumpy and uneven, and totally has the "mushroom" look. I wish I knew how there were so many good reviews, and yet he goes against all that is written about cutting curly hair (cut it DRY, don't do layers or "thinning"). I'm so unbelievably disappointed, and now have to go for a hair-cut repair. All I can think is that he must do very well on wavy hair, or hair that has the same kind of curl all over. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-25 18:04:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1332 ) [162] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 163 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Jasmine has been cutting my hair for years now.  As a young girl who was traumatized by terrible haircuts, I was skeptical about having anyone do anything other than trim my hair.  I even had my mom cut my hair for years.  After my first cut with Jasmine, I finally felt like I could trust someone with my hair.  She gave me layers and added life to my hair.  Her method of curl cutting is amazing and everyone I have referred to her has been happy.  Part of me wants to keep her a secret, but I know that is the selfish part.  Run, don't walk to Jasmine! 

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-08 15:14:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15575 ) [163] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 164 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have a very thick head of multi-racial curls and it is incredibly hard to find someone who it doesn't scare. Over the past 2 years Dana has cut my hair for both long and short styles and I have loved every single one! He layers the curls perfectly to avoid looking flat but without increasing the volume too mucn. 2 weeks ago I asked for a sporty yet femme short haircut and Dana did such an amazing job I have people stop me on the street to tell me what a great haircut I have. I have been able to recommend four people to Dana with just this cut as a reference! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-17 14:34:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2215 ) [164] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 165 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been looking for a place to get my curly hair cut for the last year! I don't trust ANYONE with my hair because it seems like no one around this area KNOWS how to cut it right. Anyway, I came onto this website and saw some pretty decent reviews for Silvia. So, I tried it out. Silvia is super sweet and really does listen to your hair problems. She made me feel comfortable too. I was kinda disappointed with the price, I spent 90$ on a TRIM! Yes, a freaking TRIM. Yes, it IS my fault for not asking or checking the price, but 90$ for a trim? She just chopped off my dead ends and that's about it. I guess I should have known. To sum it up I will never go back. Silvia is awesome, but I could probabaly find someone else to trim my hair the way she did for 50$ or less. My "cut" was alright. Nothing spectacular. Maybe it's just me, but for 90$ I expect to LOVE my hair. The best part of this salon? Getting my hair washed. It felt super good! haha [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-11 23:55:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5486 ) [165] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 166 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Jazyhair is my dream salon, it can't get any better. Not only that Jasmine personally takes care of my curls with such attention to detail, but her and I I are the only two people in her private studio, and I absolutely love this privacy.  This is how she takes care of all of her guests, one by one, even though I like to think that only I get this VIP treatment. My curls are loving her touch, she really knows how to work with curly hair. Once I have found her, I am not letting go, she is one in a million and I know that all of you curly hair people know how difficult can be to find the righ stylist that knows how to cut curly hair. I LOVE HER !

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-11 16:53:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15580 ) [166] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 167 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just moved to MA from KY, leaving behind the best stylist for curly hair, EVER. I was in desperate need of a cut, though, and was getting nervous about finding a new curl expert. After reading Dana's reviews, I decided to give him a shot...and I don't regret it at all! Dana was wonderful! I like big hair, and most stylists tell me they don't and completely disregard what I want. But Dana actually agreed with me! He new what would look good with my face shape and what would be the best way to cut MY curls...knowing that not everyone's curls are NOT the same!!!!!! Dana listens! He lets you have input and combines what you want, with what he thinks is best for for your hair/face type. Plus, he's conservative...didn't take too much off at all! In fact, I'll probably go back in a month or so and get an inch or two more off. Dana's great!!!!!! I highly recommend him. His cut was quick...and he was all about letting me style my own hair, once I asked him. He understood that I had my own ""thing"" when it came to styling my hair. After I left, I kept noticing people giving me second looks on the train on my way home. After catching a glimpse of myself in the window, I totally understand why. MY HAIR ROCKS! Thanks Dana!!!!!!!!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-05 12:54:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2316 ) [167] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 168 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to see Silvia after reading all the reviews. I was really happy with my cut. I felt so good walking out of the salon. I believe that you truly pay for what you get. It was worth every penny. I love my hair and I love my new stylist. Silvia is easy going, really listens, and shows you different ways to style your hair. The salon is beautiful and the customer service is excellent!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-28 02:23:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5574 ) [168] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 169 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Finally! I almost gave up on finding someone who knew how to manage curls until I was turned on to Jasmine. For the past two weeks since visiting Jasmine, Ive received constant compliments on the shape of my natural hair. I have mixed people hair, so its been a challenge for most hair stylists to manage. I didnt realize that Ive been neglecting my haircare until I had a wonderful conversation with Jasmine during the process. She didnt just tell me that my hair needed additional care, she showed me what to do. And there was no pressure to buy any  products. After my cut and deep conditioning, my hair came to life (and its pretty amazing what it did for my attitude as well). Thanks for the great experience Jasmine. And for everyone else - youve found a home for your curls!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-12 17:23:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15582 ) [169] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 170 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had my hair cut at Bumble & Bumble in NYC, at Ouidad in NYC, by 2 different Deva stylists and everyone else in between. And none of them were terrible, but none of them paid as much attention to what I really wanted as Dana did. He was METICULOUS with the cut and fun to work with and my new 'do is easier than any 'do I've had, and my curls are healthy and beautiful, and I will continue to get my hair cut with Dana. A++ [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-19 14:45:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2598 ) [170] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 171 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

If you are blessed with a curly top you know how difficult it can be to find a hairstylist who understands that textured-hair cannot be given a straight-hair cut. It just doesnt work. Jasmine understands the complexity and uniqueness of my curl type and most importantly knows how to give me the right cut for my specific kind of curl. Jasmine is warm and very down to earth and when I step into her salon she makes me feel as if she has welcomed me into her home.


[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-14 21:43:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15584 ) [171] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 172 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Dana after reading all of the great reviews on this site, and after trying unsuccessfully to make peace with my curly hair a few times. I've had my hair cut by him 3 times now, and overall I have been pleased. The first cut was when my hair was long, and he shaped it up and brought out the curl really well. I've been wearing it curly ever since. I'd been wanting to cut it short for a while now and ran htis by him during my first cut. He was supportive and so I bit the bullet and had him cut it short the second time I visited M Salon. Still good results. The 3rd time I went back was for a trim to shape up my hair as I grew it out again, but this time the cut didn't last for much longer than about 2 weeks. It just didn't grow out very well and I found I needed another cut badly after just a few weeks. Although his fee of $45 is pretty inexpensive for the city, it wasn't cheap enough that I could afford it very often! I decided to try another salon (Twilight; I wrote a review for them, too), and was quite pleased. I think I will go back to them rather than to Dana/M given that I got more attention, just as good (if not better) a cut, and all for a cheaper price. I do have to say that I didn't find M Salon as a whole very comfortable. It's a funky place but the staff isn't particularly friendly (if not being downright rude). I had the same experience that it sounds like a lot of others have had with the owner and rest of the staff. Overall I was pleased with Dana's cuts, although I did not feel like he spent a lot of time on my hair (each cut was about 30 minutes). I felt like he knew what he was doing - of course, a good thing - but felt like he didn't spend a lot of time getting to know my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-02 13:38:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2862 ) [172] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 173 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

If you are blessed with a curly top you know how difficult it can be to find a hairstylist who understands that textured-hair cannot be given a straight-hair cut. It just doesnt work. Jasmine understands the complexity and uniqueness of my curl type and most importantly knows how to give me the right cut for my specific kind of curl. Jasmine is warm and very down to earth and when I step into her salon she makes me feel as if she has welcomed me into her home.


[show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2016-04-14 21:44:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15585 ) [173] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 174 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 0 [comments] => Like many others, I found Dana Kaplan on this Web site and was amazed at the multitude of glowing reviews. I decided to give him a try – and I am so glad that I did. Dana truly is the “Curly Hair Whisperer.” Just about every other stylist I have ever been to has cut my thick, bushy curls into a style that looks nice when I leave the salon. However, I’m never able to duplicate the look and within a few weeks my hair starts growing out and looking bushy and messy again. This is not the case with Dana. He thinks about the grow-out phase and cuts my hair in a way that looks fantastic for weeks … and weeks. In addition, the styles he’s given me are easy to do on my own – which is hugely important to me since I have two children under 3 and little time for primping. I am able to look “put together” with minimum effort – all thanks to Dana the Curly Hair Whisperer! I have been going to Dana for over a year now and would never go anywhere else. Aside from his vast talent and decades of experience, Dana is a wonderful person. I look forward to chatting with him when I come in for a cut. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-04 07:25:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2867 ) [174] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 175 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Jasmine is the first stylist I've gone to more then once. She is amazing and she has been cutting and styling my hair for years now. She is friendly, kind and listens to her clients. Last year I was luck enough to have her style my hair for my wedding. I received so many compliments and the style held up through the 106 degree August heat. She works miracles with my hair.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-05-12 06:15:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 15615 ) [175] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 176 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Dana based on recommendations and reviews from this site and he was amazing the first couple times that I saw him. He's very laid back and is of the mindset that all cuts should be wash and go. If you want to spend more time, great, but you shouldn't have to do that. Each time, however, I left with a short haircut. This was fine, except for my last visit where I was trying to grow out my hair for my wedding. He not only chopped off my hair, but I literally had a mullet. I kid you not. It was extremely disappointing (thank God I had over a year for it to grow out, but it was painful). If you want a short cut, he's excellent. If you want longer hair, I'm not sure Dana is the right hairdresser. (The salon owner is a bit weird and rude and the receptionist left something to be desired as well.) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-02 17:04:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5104 ) [176] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 177 [salon_id] => 43 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mico [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Mico for 6 years before I moved to Vancouver last month. I've had nothing but great haircuts that require little maintanence and grow out beautifully for 3 to 4 months. He never pushes product on you and is honest on what looks best on you. His two brothers; David and Riccardo are excellent as well. I would highly recommend any of them. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-15 18:01:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1015 ) [177] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 178 [salon_id] => 41 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jasmine Bell [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I first saw Jasmine's work on Instagram, loved it, so I scheduled an appointment. Even during our first phone conversation Jasmine was great, I loved her energy. A day prior to my appointment she texted me a reminder with the address and explaining where to park.....Awesome!, Our consultation went great and she explained the whole process of cutting and highlighting my #curls.. Extremely happy is all I can say....I highly recommend and I already have my next appointment scheduled. Very professional but easy going.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-04-02 20:56:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 16080 ) [178] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 179 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => The last review is spot on! I also had been going to Dana for a year or so and he did an okay job. The last time I went, however, I told him that I wanted to keep my hair long enough to pull back in a ponytail when I work out. I walked out of the salon with a mullet, business in the front, party in the back. Needless to say, I can't wear my hair up. I got a corrective haircut at Judy Jetson and am now trying to grow out the awful haircut that Dana gave me. As the last poster said, it's painful. I'll never go back to Dana and would not recommend him to others. (I also agree that the owner is rude and the receptionist isn't the most pleasant person either.) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-31 19:19:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5250 ) [179] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 180 [salon_id] => 43 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mico [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went 3 times. The first time was fine. I always give a stylist a couple chances. The second time I went I also had a color done. He slapped it on so vigorously it splashed everywhere while he cursed and complained about the other stylists in the salon. One more try, again cursed and complained the whole time. Angry stylists don't give the greatest cuts. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-29 11:02:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4381 ) [180] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 181 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => My West Coast daughter found Dana for me, on this site, five years ago. I resisted at first because Cambridge isn't so convenient for me, but I'm so glad I finally succumbed to her pressure. I've had nothing but great haircuts for five years now, and I'll follow Dana anywhere! I work full-time and work out a lot, and I need to be able to make quick transitions between activities. Since Dana, my hair is drip-dry, wash-n-wear, and always looks great. I shower in the morning, towel-dry my hair, and jump in the car. Some days I realize half-way through the day at work that I never combed it out, but it still looks good. For the first time in my life, I actually get complements on my hair! I've had my curls both short and long, and Dana has been great for me with both styles. I've convinced friends and relatives to use him, too. (My stepsister actually drove 3-1/2 hours from Upstate New York for a number of years, until gas prices went sky high.) The shop is funky and fun. I hope it will be there for me for a very long time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-21 00:38:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 5700 ) [181] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 182 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I highly recommend going to Dana if you are looking for someone who knows how to cut curly hair. I have been going to Dana since about 2005 and am always happy with my cuts (including the one I got this morning). I have long fine curly (and wavy) hair, a lot of it. Depending on the humidity and lots of other factors my hair can look like a lion's mane or look (almost) perfectly tame with movie star curls. Dana knows I am low maintenance and all I'm going to do is wash it, put frizz stuff in it, and let it air dry. He gives me a cut that gives my hair a shape and frames my face, but that I can still put in a bun or ponytail to keep it out of my face. Dana sits you down with your hair dry and asks what you want, and gives you options based on your hair type and that would look flattering. He does not try to force any kind of upselling as far as products or color, etc. I also really like the salon itself, with all of its eclectic art and non-snobby feel. Dana has been cutting hair for decades and knows what he is doing. Find him at http://www.msaloncambridge.com/bio-dana.html [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-02 13:10:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 6519 ) [182] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 183 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 5 [comments] => Dana is a Genius with the scissors! He transformed my dry frizzy hair into beautiful coiffed curls! I can't believe the before and after. He angled my curls so they framed my face perfectly. He understands that short layers make me look like a poodle. I highly recommend girls with curly hair to go to see Dana at M Salon! You will be very happy with the cut and style. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-11-14 19:42:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 9984 ) [183] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 184 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 5 [comments] => Dana is the most gifted hairdresser I have ever worked with. He gave me a stellar haircut, listened to exactly what I requested, and was extremely diligent in giving me a perfect haircut with a fantastic style. I have never had such a great experience as with Dana from M Salon. I could picture him eventually working at an extremely high end salon as well as managing/owning a salon, as his work is incredibly amazing. I must give Dana my highest rating - 5 stars. Thank you so much Dana. I am so grateful for your work! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-11-26 12:38:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 10026 ) [184] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 185 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Dana gets me and my hair. He's created a no fuss hair style for me that I love. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-10 14:19:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12149 ) [185] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 186 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Dana gets me and my hair. He's created a no fuss hair style for me that I love. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-12-10 14:19:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12150 ) [186] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 187 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been seeing Dana for over a year now. I have never been loyal to a stylist until I met him. I've only gotten my hair done once from someone else since we met but it was because I was out of the area for a few months. Dana always takes the extra time to get everything just right and he usually knows what to do before I even ask what I'm looking for. I always end up with a great cut and lots of complements. I have short curly hair, which I like to keep tame and funky and Dana is the best at giving me exactly what I want each time! I'm sad to say he is relocating, but fortunately he will only be a few doors down to hair connection 1768 mass ave as of jan 3 and I even have the number 617-354-9133. Not only is Dana an excellent stylist, but he's funny and makes the whole session enjoyable from start to finish. I will continue to see him where ever he moves to as long as he's in the area. If I ever move and make a trip to Boston he will be included in my visit! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-11 15:16:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12158 ) [187] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 188 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've been seeing Dana for probably a decade now? I found him by accident, and have been thrilled ever since. I've had the range from a short boy cut to my current long style, and he's always given me a great cut that grows out beautifully. I just found out that he's moving shop, though! As of Jan 3 he'll be at Hair Connection, just in time for me to be due for my next cut. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-11 15:25:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12159 ) [188] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 189 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 5 [comments] => I found Dana rather by accident, about 10 years ago, and I'm so glad I did! He has always given me a great cut that grows out beautifully, regardless of length. I've had everything between a boy cut and my current long style, and it's always great. Something to note, though: he's moving shop! As of Jan 3, he'll be at the Hair Connection a few doors down! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-12-11 15:27:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12160 ) [189] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 190 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 5 [comments] => I found Dana rather by accident, about 10 years ago, and I'm so glad I did! He has always given me a great cut that grows out beautifully, regardless of length. I've had everything between a boy cut and my current long style, and it's always great. Something to note, though: he's moving shop! As of Jan 3, he'll be at the Hair Connection a few doors down! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-12-11 15:28:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12161 ) [190] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 191 [salon_id] => 44 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dawne [rating] => 0 [comments] => Like many of us, I've been searching for a salon that can work with my hair. Last month, I tried Moxie (the bright orange sign grabbed my attention). I asked the receptionist if they had anyone in particular who worked well with curls, and she suggested Dawne, who has curly hair herself, right off. I don't know what Dawne did to my hair, but it worked. She waved her scissors over my head, and magically, it stopped going out at the ends, and went down, as hair should. I'm still stunned when I think about it. This is the first time I've ever had a good hair cut. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-24 12:57:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 619 ) [191] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 192 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Bad news and Good............... After using Dana Kaplan at M salon on Mass Ave in Cambridge for 10 years, the salon is closing. This totally freaked me out as he is the ONLY person I will let touch my hair ever. He's beyond amazing and knows everyone of my curls by name LOL!! The GOOD news is he is going to be cutting hair only 1 block away at The Hair Connection at 1768 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. So, without skipping a beat, I will continue to be able to get great cuts in the same neighborhood by the same wonderful Dana. I'm sure everyone of his loyal clientele is breathing a collective sigh of relief. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-11 15:36:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12162 ) [192] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 193 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Bad news and Good............... After using Dana Kaplan at M salon on Mass Ave in Cambridge for 10 years, the salon is closing. This totally freaked me out as he is the ONLY person I will let touch my hair ever. He's beyond amazing and knows everyone of my curls by name LOL!! The GOOD news is he is going to be cutting hair only 1 block away at The Hair Connection at 1768 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. So, without skipping a beat, I will continue to be able to get great cuts in the same neighborhood by the same wonderful Dana. I'm sure everyone of his loyal clientele is breathing a collective sigh of relief. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-11 16:39:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12163 ) [193] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 194 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have thick, bushy black curly hair (think early Andie MacDowell) and it has always been tricky to find stylists who can work with it. I started going to Dana over 5 years ago after reading some positive online reviews, and I've been so happy with the results that I've continued to go back ever since. He has given me a variety of cuts ranging from "long enough to put it up" to more bobbed styles, and they've all worked out well. The cuts give a nice shape to my hair, and they also grow out well (I tend to procrastinate about making hair appts, so I've put this to the test). I hear that M Salon will be closing down business, and Dana is moving down the street to Hair Connection on Mass Ave in January 2013 - I will definitely be following him there! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-11 23:20:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12165 ) [194] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 195 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm a longtime client of Dana. He really knows curly hair! He is leaving M Salon and starting at the Hair Connection in Porter Sq starting in January 2013. If you're looking for a great affordable curly haircut in Boston, you can set up an appointment with him there. The phone is 617 354 9133. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-13 13:21:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12171 ) [195] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 196 [salon_id] => 45 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been seeing Mel for a year now and the feedback from those in my life is that my hair is absolutely fabulous - and terrific colour! and this is unusual as i've struggled for years to find a good stylist. i can honestly say that mel has given my the best cuts ever. and she's been trained in not washing my curls as well. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-10 17:40:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 192 ) [196] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 197 [salon_id] => 45 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to see Mel based on a recommendation from this website, and I was really disappointed. She didn't listen to me at all. I had to ask her what she was doing to my hair a few times. I also thought she acted quite unprofessional. She talked on her cell phone, and made fun of other clients. Worst of all, I hate my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-16 23:05:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2118 ) [197] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 198 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana [rating] => 5 [comments] => I love my M Salon experience. The salon's funky look was why I walked in the door and then I met Dana. DANA IS THE BEST. If the funky decor gives you pause, close your eyes and get yourself seated with Dana. BUT Dana is moving! Thankfully only a block down the street to Hair Connection. Hair Connection is lucky to have him. That said I see lots of folks travel from afar to work with Dana, so they should. Dana listens to your needs and wishes, then arrives at a low maintenance and no fuss cut. Dana does not solve cuts with products, rather with his diligent and meticulous technique. Dana gives you a cut that grows out beautifully, almost to a fault as you do not get to see Dana enough because the cut last so long. What you get is worth waaay more than the current $45 price. I am continually grateful for having found Dana and wish you all the same. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-12-16 10:20:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12180 ) [198] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 199 [salon_id] => 38 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dana Kaplan [rating] => 5 [comments] => My hairstylist Dana for over 20years(yes that ages me i know). Has Moved to Hair Connection 1768 Mass Ave Cambridge as of Jan 1 st. 617-354-9133. Suffice to say I would travel over land and sea and have to let Dana the most talented respectful attuned and expert hair stylist i have met cut my unruly chestnut mane. And he cuts my whole family's hair. P.s. You will not be disappointed by his huge heart and hilarious personailty. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-01-01 13:21:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12242 ) [199] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 200 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is a first. When do you ever walk in and know without a doubt you are in the hands of someone who cares and knows what the heck she is doing. I feel so beautiful and never felt better about my hair. It is not about the money either. I get the impression that she is not about that as much as she is about caring to see that I am happy and look my best. You get to lay down for the shampoo! That is very cool. Enjoy everyone. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-13 23:59:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 124 ) [200] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 201 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lora understood exactly what I wanted. She LOVES hair, and takes styling as an art form. Lora has a friendly and engaging personality and LISTENS with care regarding what you want and don't want. My curls were more defined and free of some bulk and weight. I happily will return to her and recommend her to all curlies in the Pasadena/ San Gabriel area. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-17 15:15:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 602 ) [201] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 202 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora [rating] => 0 [comments] => For years I've been searching for "the one" and always disappointed.....now I think I found her. The best thing about Lora is that she REALLY does care. My hair was an overprocessed wreck when I walked in and she saved it. She listened and made it work. It's not about money....this woman loves to work with curly hair and is pleased when you're pleased. For the first time, I walked out of a salon without a hat. Thank you Lora! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-16 16:59:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 681 ) [202] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 203 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lora did an amazing job with my hair. She really studied my face shape, my hair type, and that I usually just let my hair air dry (so no flat irons or blow dryers for me). My hair cut is amazing. My fine, thin but curly locks now have a ton more body and the curls look much better/healthier. I knew I could trust Lora with my hair. She did a fantastic job! She also suggested that I do something with my eyebrows. Maral did the threading and tweezing and my brows look amazing!! i never would have guessed they're be such a difference! Maral is the best with brows! *p.s. don't be surprised when you see that Lora doesn't have curly hair. She definetly knows what she's doing! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-23 10:22:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 792 ) [203] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 204 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've just had my third cut with Lora, and I can't say enough wonderful things about this stylist. She is one of the few stylists I've been to that actually LISTENS, not just nods her head and pretends to listen. She cuts hair dry, and while she doesn't carry any curly products, she completely respects that I am cone and sulfate free, and don't ever comb, brush, or heat style my hair. I have long, wavy hair that forms soft, loose ringlets if treated properly, and with a technique she calls "slithering", Lora de-bulks my hair into layers that bring out the curl. The gave me long bangs that perfectly frame my face and soften my forehead. She's also great at fixing other stylist's mistakes--my hair was trashed by a number of stylists, so I was understandably skittish to try another. Lora was patient and understanding, and brought out the best in my hair. I can't recommend her enough. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-11 12:38:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2566 ) [204] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 205 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have very thick and difficult to manage, can't put a comb through type of curly hair and until Lora I had never had a good haircut. I would always leave the salon feeling horrible, but not anymore Lora actually listens to want you want and she actually knows what she is doing. Hotheads is a great salon with really friendly staff. All curly girls need to see Lora, you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!! She is my new stylist for life. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-23 12:29:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3059 ) [205] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 206 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => For all these wonderful people who have given me very complimentary reviews...I humble thank you so very much and ask Gods blessings on you as you have blessed me. It is and has been my pleasure to serve you all these years and look forward to the future. I am working at two hair salons now, HOTHEADS (in Pasadena) AND ESCAPE Salon in Clairmont. Thankyou again for your very kind words. Happy curly hair day to you! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-29 20:17:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3216 ) [206] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 207 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => Always had trouble with feeling I looked great. She looks at you. Well worth the $80.00; most of us curlies get our hair cut once a year at least. I feel pretty, and listened to. Comfortable, kind, fun and talented. She has been doing hair for years, definetely no novice. Works now in Claremont but worth the 30 minute drive as well. Happy curly. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-01-08 11:43:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3480 ) [207] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 208 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => You girls are rocking my world! THANK YOU NATURALLY CURLY!!!! This web site is so awesome; dontcha just love it!!!!!! I have been so honoured to be a recommended hairdresser on this site and am so grateful for all of you! I regret that I no longer work at Hotheads salon of twenty years but will still be doing hair in the City of Claremont. Please know that I am thilled that you have been faithful to me and consider continued patronizing me in the new salon in down town Claremont, "Escape". For all you others who hate driving...I so get it and wish you all the very best. Blessings and peace to you! Faithfully yours, Lora Johnson [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-01-08 11:51:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 3481 ) [208] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 209 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => Warning! Lora no longer works at Hotheads in Pasadena. She moved out to somewhere in Claremont about 6 months ago. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-06-27 10:59:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4255 ) [209] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 210 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lora is now at Papillon Salon in Upland. Trust me, its worth the drive! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-07-28 21:59:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4379 ) [210] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 211 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => She shouldn't even be listed anymore in Pasadena since she isn't there! Sadly, although Lora is a really nice person, I was GREATLY disappointed by my "cut". Overpriced, overrated and worse I had to drive all the way to Timbuktu to see her. I would not return and do not recommend. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-08-04 11:47:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4407 ) [211] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 212 [salon_id] => 47 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mark (owner) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been searching for a great stylist that can both cut and color my very curly hair - and Mark is it! I highly recommend him! He's pretty reasonable too and super cool...Tell him Mariakay sent you! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-04 18:36:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1686 ) [212] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 213 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => OK, normally I am completely freaked out and scared about who is going to cut my hair. I am so excited to announce that finally I met someone who really cares about ME, my face shape, my wants, and possibly re-direct the truths about my hair wants, and tell me, without probing to hard my needs. LORA U ROCK! I didn't feel I was in the hands of incompetence what so ever! The person who wrote not to drive to you is crazy. Wherever you are, I will follow. Curly girls, she is fun, caring, sensitive, mature, professional, expensive and WORTH it. You will spend 80.00 maybe twice a year. (Thats not too bad for a GOOD haircut!) I'M PICKY! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-30 19:56:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4521 ) [213] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 214 [salon_id] => 47 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mark [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mark is fabulously talented! Kind and caring. Salon Xia is this charming little converted house and the cuts are affordable. Mark takes the time to discuss with you what you want/need and what will work for your hair type, lifestyle, and the amount of time and effort you are willing to put in to accomplish your look! He does not do a dry cut, nor was he trained in the Deva or Ouidad techniques, but his experience with "ethnic" hair and his styling methods have definitely made a HUGE difference in my transformation to a No-Poo, Sulfate & Paraben free, Rocking My Natural Curls kind of Girl! I just saw him last week for a cut, texturisation, overall clean up and for the first time in a long time, I can say 1) I'm deliriously happy and 2) this is what my REAL hair looks like (or should!) Can't say enough good things. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-05 18:22:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 7364 ) [214] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 215 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => moved.... new contact # 626-644-6649 [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-08-31 22:03:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4529 ) [215] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 216 [salon_id] => 46 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lora Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => NOT AT HOTHEADS! She seems to still be finding a good home, so call her cell at 626-644-6649 to find out where she is. She is an amazing stylist and will work with you on the right shape for your face. She is the first person who has colored my curls without drying them out completely. I can't live without her and would drive for hours to reach her! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-09-08 13:14:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4571 ) [216] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 217 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Denise [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have never gotten a haircut from Denise, but I went to her for my color and LOVED IT! I felt like I was trying to get this color job for over six years and I finally got it. I have really curly corkscrew curls. I'm muliracial, black, white and native american. I wanted color kind of like Beyonce's with warm brown tones and blonde highlights that were dispersed well throughout my hair...not chuncky highlights. She made my haircolor dream finally come true. If you are looking for this look, I know she can do it. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-19 20:34:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 692 ) [217] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 218 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Denise [rating] => 0 [comments] => I made an appointment and told the receptionist that I have curly hair and wanted a consultation so she booked me with Denise. OH WOW I LOOOVEE my hair I have never been able to wear it all down and now I can. She fixed a previous hair cut (butcher job) I received from a different salon and textured my hair to help thin it out, I absolutely love it. I have never received so many complements on my hair even the next day I completely recommend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-09 11:33:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 1584 ) [218] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 219 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brooke [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been trying for several years to get a stylist to layer my thick, curly hair right. For probably five years before I found Brooke the different stylists I went to kept giving me the bi-level layers. I had a thick layer on top and thin pieces hanging from underneath. I kept asking them to fix and and they couldn't do it. Then I saw a woman when I was out shopping who had curly hair with layering that looked almost like she had all one length. I got Brooke's card from her and have been getting excellent cuts from Brooke ever since. She also does color for me and does very well on that too. Brooke listens to what you want and then tries to make sure you are sure...then does it. My hair has also grown longer since I've been with her. My former stylist kept cutting more off the bottom than I wanted; I'd ask for a half inch to an inch and get two inches off. In addition to being an excellent stylist, Brooke is very sweet! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-28 16:48:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 2050 ) [219] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 220 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Denise [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wanted to let everyone know I've recently moved up to Orange County and am working in Anaheim Hills at Alexander's Grand Salon. All my beautiful 'curly hair' girls can call 714-282-6438 to book your appointment. See you soon, Denise [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-11-01 12:23:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 4835 ) [220] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 221 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary [rating] => 5 [comments] => I had the pleasure of watching Mary on stage during Paul Mitchell's Gathering during four Curl Classes she was doing to introduce the new curl line. From the beginning, it was obvious she new curls - from the combo of wet and dry cutting she did - depending on the texture - to her styling ability (she twirled the hair in sections) to her ability to take a girl with long curls into a short curly bob. I especially loved her technique that she called "hand-picked highlights." So when I was in San Diego, I wanted to get the Mary treatment. She took my brassy hair, which was in need of major color help, and gave it a rich all-over color with auburn hand-picked highlights. It looks so dramatically better. Coloring curls is a true talent, and Mary's got it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-08-18 09:05:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 11599 ) [221] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 222 [salon_id] => 48 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have extremely fine curly hair. If it's cut incorrectly then it lays flat on my head or brings out the width of my face (pear - round shaped face). Let's not even begin with how many bad "Christmas Tree" hair cuts I have dealt with. Mary was INCREDIBLE! Totally understands the complexity and diverse nature of curls. My hair had not been cut in about two months and it was sooo heavy and blah looking. My hair was shoulder length. I was looking for a change so I brought a few pictures of short curly hair (think cari mulligan meets marilyn monroe). Mary totally got it. To be safe we started with a bob and it looked good but it wasn't edgy enough. So she cut more! It was like out of a movie hair flying, cutting, shearing, toussling - and it turned out great! Possibly the best cut I have ever had! I received a ton of complements and just love it. I will definitely be back in six weeks to keep up the look. The salon staff was friendly and welcoming. The facilities were nice and airy - the wash room was lovely. I would recommend Mary to anyone especially my curly hair beauties! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-01-30 19:46:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:27 [legacy_review_id] => 12407 ) [222] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 223 [salon_id] => 49 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ciara [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ciara is the absolute best! I have very unruly curls and she made them controlled and managable. I can enjoy my curls for the first time!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 20:10:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 65 ) [223] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 224 [salon_id] => 49 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ciara [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Ciara based on the rave review she received here. What I came out with was a horror story. Bangs and top layers that were so short they nearly stood up straight. Also, she somehow managed to cut all the curl out of my hair, leaving me with a mad scientist look. It's as if someone tried to give me the lesbian mullet and got it wrong. She finished the cut by shellacking each indivduual tendril with hairspray. Four weeks later, I'm still growing it out. Obviously, I will not be going back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-01 23:19:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 173 ) [224] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 225 [salon_id] => 49 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ciara [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Ciara based on the first recommendation on this site. That was months ago, and I still remember the nightmare. She was nice and professional, but I came out with what appeared to be a dead monkey on my head. I cried on the way home, as I tried to pull out the bobby pins (at least 40 of them) that she left me with, in my damp hair, all curlicued up, looking, as I say, like a monkey mating with Princess Leia. She never told me why I had to leave like that--just that that was what she always did with curly haired clients. All I wanted was a trim!! A normal curly trim! Is that too much to ask? [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-17 11:45:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 685 ) [225] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 226 [salon_id] => 50 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tonisha [rating] => 0 [comments] => Put your hair in the hands of curly haired Tonisha. You won't be disappointed. I knew within moments that she knew exactly what to do with my hair WOW this girl is an expert. This is the best cut I've ever had. Tell her Gillian sent you; your first cut will be half price. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-12 22:54:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 371 ) [226] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 227 [salon_id] => 50 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tonisha [rating] => 0 [comments] => Toni is actually at Tao now, not at Statik but she is still amazing! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-24 15:52:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 6613 ) [227] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 228 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margo [rating] => 0 [comments] => I come from California to see Margo and I am glad to see that she is appreciated on this website as I have been flying to see her for years.. I love your web site by the way. Good info.. she is very good and is a great colorist as well. Go see her! She is the best.. by far. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-03-21 23:57:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 225 ) [228] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 229 [salon_id] => 52 [user_id] => [stylist] => Chad [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wholeheartedly reccommend Chad Hetzel for anyone with curly hair!! or straight hair for that matter. He's been cutting my hair for years, and I have always gone back to him no matter where I was living. When I had to get it cut somewhere else because of distance, and went to him later, he knew exactly what the person had done wrong. Chad knows how to cut curly hair to minimize frizz and give it a good shape. It always grows out so well, I dont get my hair cut more than once every 6 months or so. Great with color as well. Dye is an alternative type salon, so its very casual, but I love it. Chad just recently moved to it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-27 20:13:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1256 ) [229] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 230 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margo Sheridan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am a long time client of Margo's and was told about this web site.. so I wanted to let everyone know my little secret...Margo!! I have been seeing her for over 10 years and I fly in to see her.There is no one in this country that compares to her expertise.. she knows all kinds of interesting techniques that I have never seen any other stylist do to create the results that I get. She makes my hair so manageable and I always get a ton of compliments after visiting her for my regular cut and colour.. oh by the way.. she is an incredible colorist too! I love how she colours my hair to show off the curl instead of looking like I have worms running through my hair.. she is worth the distance! The salon moved their location just a year ago and I love the free parking and the luxurious pampering ambience.. Go see her! She rocks! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-06-02 01:14:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 409 ) [230] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 231 [salon_id] => 52 [user_id] => [stylist] => Billy or Chad [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have thick, fine spirals, and I went to Billy because of the reviews on this site. What I got was the WORST cut possible for curly hair. I should have left when he snuck a regular male client in front of me, but I was excited by the raves here, so I stayed. I explained Ouidad's slicing, and he claimed to do something similar. But his version is traditional texturizing with additional irregular chunks thinned out throughout the hair. He also had no smoothing products for curly hair, towel dried my hair, and use mousse and a comb to style my hair. My hair was so wispy at the bottom that I had to cut 2 inches off -- which is alot more once my hair dries. Its going to take me months to grow it back. Worst of all, when I explained what he had done wrong, he and his partner, Chad, kept telling me that my hair looked great and that I would love it in a few days. He couldn't understand why thinning my hair to create movement had ruined the curl pattern, texture and shine of my hair. This salon has a fun vibe, but NO ONE there knows anything about curly hair. They didn't even have a decent diffuser. DO NOT GO TO DYE! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-17 10:49:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1505 ) [231] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 232 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margo Sheridan [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading recommendations on this site I decided to make an appointment with Margo Sheridan and have been traveling a long distance to see her ever since. Margo is quite simply...great! Shes friendly, informed and shares tips to make living with curly hair easier and fun. She spends a lot of time getting the cut and colour just right. Since beginning there about a year ago I have grown my hair longer and my curls have come back to life and have their old personality again. Margo is also very skilled at colouring and I have to say I love my very natural looking hair colour. It's the best ever. I highly recommend Margo Sheridan as a skilful hair stylist for curly girls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2007-01-03 15:54:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 972 ) [232] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 233 [salon_id] => 52 [user_id] => [stylist] => General Review [rating] => 0 [comments] => Chad is the only one to go to at this establishment. I have not had my hair cut by Billy, but have heard negative things for the curly haired. Chad did a pretty find job. DO NOT GO TO HEATHER!!!!! Nice lady, but she completely ruined my hair until it grows out again. She cut 5 inches off, cut out any and all layers, did something funky with the ends so they fly everywhere, blew it dry without even a diffusor. Man, I could go on and on. Chad was like, "wow, that looks great...." but he is the only one who really does a quality job. This is the place for straight hairs. I've seen great straight hair come out... no curlies. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-29 21:23:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2640 ) [233] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 234 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margo Sheridan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've tried a few places that claim to know curly hair including a Ouidad salon and was never happy with the results. After seeing all the reviews for Margo, I thought I'd give it a try and finally found "the one"! :o) She isn't afraid to go in and cut curly hair the way it's supposed to be cut. She really watches your hair to see how it responds to each cut and changes plans accordingly. I've run into many stylists who either cut my hair so it'll look good if (and only if) I straighten it - or follow a cookie-cutter approach. She really tailored the cut to my hair and gave me some great tips. Thanks Margo! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2007-07-10 10:18:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1589 ) [234] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 235 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margot Sheridan [rating] => 0 [comments] => Margot is the best I have been able to find yet in British Columbia. She can capably handle my very difficult curly and wavy-in-all-the-wrong-places thick hair. She genuinely cares about me looking good and after the success of the first visit, I've never had a moment's anxiety going to see her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-04-16 18:07:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2484 ) [235] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 236 [salon_id] => 51 [user_id] => [stylist] => Margo [rating] => 0 [comments] => Margo has opened her own salon, Fresh Hair Design just to let you know her number is the same and there are reviews for fresh hair design already so way to go margo for opening up your own salon! 1465 Hampshire Rd 881 2751 [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-06-22 12:09:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2715 ) [236] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 237 [salon_id] => 53 [user_id] => [stylist] => Phillip [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've now had three haircuts by Phillip and can recommend him. He is knowledgeable about and specializes in curly hair. My cuts have been about $60 but after years of stylists who work against rather than with my curls, I don't mind the cost. The salon is a relaxed place with great lighting. (about 1.5 blocks north of Corydon) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-06 12:03:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1940 ) [237] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 238 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rene [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently went curly for the first time - having straightened my hair for years. Rene, who has amazing crazy curls herself, was just great! She cuts my hair dry and also insisted I come back a week or so later to do a free 15-minute touch up once the curls settled in (and I got used to my new curly look). She gave me a really stylish, funky look - which is exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend her for curly girls in the Ottawa area! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-26 14:20:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1336 ) [238] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 239 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I can't say enough about this! I have very very thick/curly/frizzy hair and Renee gave me the best cut I've ever had. Thanks!!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-22 14:51:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1751 ) [239] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 240 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => Thanks to the recommendations made here, I went to see Renee today. She gave me (by far) one of the best hair cuts I've ever had. She cut my hair dry; I have never had a stylist do that before - what a difference. Renee has gorgeous, curly hair herself. She made suggestions about what products to use, the order that she uses them in and the amounts. I learned today that the reason I wasn't getting the results that I wanted was that I (a) wasn't using enough product and (b) was waiting too long to put it on. I would highly recommend Renee. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-25 15:09:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1893 ) [240] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 241 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee Tremblay [rating] => 0 [comments] => I can't say enough about Renee at Boss Arts. She is by far the best hair stylist I have ever gone to see. She gave me a great cut and even better highlights. The salon itself is an Aveda concept salon with very friendly and helpful staff. They will also pay for your parking - unheard of for a downtown salon! If you're looking for a stylist who will work with your curly hair, give her a try; you won't be disappointed. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-30 20:23:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2056 ) [241] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 242 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had not had a haircut for one year due to fear from having had terrible haircuts in the past. I had to be in Ottawa for a few days, so I decided to search NaturallyCurly.com to see if there were any great curly reviews for salons in Ottawa. I found one for Renee at Boss Arts, so I made an appointment. I went to the salon today and before seeing Renee, I was offered a cappucino, tea, water or glass of wine (I declined), then I was taken to a seat where I got a great shoulder and head massage, then my hair was given a great wash on a fantastic reclining chair (where I almost fell asleep). Then I was taken to Renee who was not only great to talk to, but who gave me easily the best haircut I have ever had.!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-05 13:11:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2290 ) [242] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 243 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => Unfortunately I didn't have as nice a review as the others at this Salon with Renee. She is as cute as a button, but when I was having my hair done - she said she didn't like the clumps in my hair - said it was too defined. I walked out with curls yes but frizz more. The product she used contained silicones which I later found out. Was so unhappy I drove immediately home and redid my hair - couldn't face being seen in public with that much frizz. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-16 08:12:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2480 ) [243] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 244 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee Tremblay [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been seeing Renee now for 9 months and am extremely happy with her. She has amazing curls herself and is a big believer in working with what you have rather than fighting it. She is by far the best hair stylist I have ever been to. I highly recommend her. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-22 11:15:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2502 ) [244] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 245 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => Renee took the time to understand what sort of cut I wanted. She also didn't pressure me to buy a bunch of products. I came out with a lovely cut that lasted for months! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-04 23:28:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2990 ) [245] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 246 [salon_id] => 56 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => After 3 rounds with the famous "Tamara Mooney" from Salon Bella (she's no longer with them) convincing me that razoring the ends was great if the stylist knew what she was doing - my frizzy/damaged ends and pocketbook needed a break. I'm a low maintenance, makeup free girl who wears scrubs everyday. All I want is beautiful hair and eyebrows - is that too much to ask? Michelle at Bella Vita salon on Fir Street in Little Italy is an eccentric sweetheart who may seem terrifying with a pair of scissors but has consistently given me the best hair cut EVER. I've been to her for over a year now and she is better than any haircutter I've had in San Francisco, London or Tokyo. I am often complimented by random people on the street for my "beautiful hair". Not to mention that curly girls (and guys!) are constantly asking me what products I use. I swear, it's 100 percent Michelle from Bella Vita (there's no product secret). There's a picture of her as a 3 year old cutting her brothers hair - and my results prove that this really is her calling. So yeah, she's crazy but you'll not regret your hair cut! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-17 09:41:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1020 ) [246] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 247 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been living in Quebec city for the last year and a half and visit Ottawa to see family often. I found Boss Arts thru this website and since they had the most comprehensive reviews, decided to try it. I have been used to getting hair cut that gave me thick chunky curls. Renee gave loose tiny curls. I like the bounce and adorable factor of the cut. I am very happy with her style of cutting. I wanted something asymetrical with one long curl to wrap around my neck. She completely understood. She also styled my hair in a way I could easily duplicate. A first for me. She explained which products she used, but did not push the Aveda line, though I love their products. She also gave me a long list of products to try. Renee is very informative on giving you unbiased information for what would be best for your hair and how you care for it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-08 13:07:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 4008 ) [247] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 248 [salon_id] => 55 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kenneth [rating] => 0 [comments] => When I first moved to Ottawa, I thought it was going to be difficult to find a stylist who could cut my hair (I've got long, thick wavy/curly/frizz prone hair). Kenneth is awesome. When he cuts your hair, it grows out great and pricing is really reasonable. Here is the link (site is still under construction but it has some info): http://www.byblossalon.com/ [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-25 19:59:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 1333 ) [248] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 249 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got my hair cut with Kim at Bossarts and it was great! She cut my hair dry, which no one has done for me before. For styling, she explained how to use the hair products and used a special hair dryer for my curls. Kim was calm, relaxed and genuine. I highly recommend her!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-28 15:43:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 4094 ) [249] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 250 [salon_id] => 55 [user_id] => [stylist] => Iman [rating] => 0 [comments] => Curly heads beware! This is not a curly head friendly salon. They use a paddle brush on wet hair to comb it then to dry it. They don't have a diffuser, don't understand that you can't blast curly hair with a nozzled hot hair dryer and they don't know how to cut it. They smush your hair around in circles when shampooing it rather than raking product into it and they use almost nothing on your hair to style it. If you ask for a curly style, they'll try to straighten your gorgeous natural texture first before going at it with round bristle brushes and a hot nozzled hair dryer. Get your hair cut here and you're going to walk out with a flat on top, thick on the bottom triangle cut. Learn from my mistakes with this place and Beware beware! Stay away! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-07 15:13:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 5780 ) [250] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 251 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => I would definitely recommend this salon to anyone, but especially girls with curly hair! Every staff member was courteous, and professional. I loved the atmosphere! Kim gave me the best haircut I've ever had, hands down. She makes you feel relaxed and she really listens to what you're looking for, as well as making some great suggestions. When the cut was done, she showed me which products to use, as well as how to use to recreate the look at home, never once pushing me to buy anything. I've had so many compliments on my cut! Usually when I get my hair cut, I can never get it to look good once I leave. Not this time! I will definitely be going back! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-18 18:22:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 4469 ) [251] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 252 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => Many stylists have cut my hair over the years but only Renee really gets it. I have gone to her for over a year now and will see no one else. She doesn't push product, she is equally comfortable chatting or not, depending on my mood, and she herself has curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-09 10:14:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 5021 ) [252] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 253 [salon_id] => 57 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stefania [rating] => 0 [comments] => She is really nice, understanding, and unpretentious even if the surroundings are totally pretentious/desperate housewife. Great curly hair cutter. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-19 09:08:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 522 ) [253] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 254 [salon_id] => 57 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stefania [rating] => 0 [comments] => I booked an appointment with this stylist after reading about her on CurlSalons.com. She is very sweet and very nice, but she is not a curl specialist. Actually, she was surprised when I suggested it. She had no idea how to handle my hair and began trembled when noticed how disastrous the cut was. She had cut many, many layers and I looked like a brown poodle. When we parted, I was crying and she was crying. I dont think she wants to have to live up to the reputation of being a curl specialist. I strongly feel that the post from July 19th 2006 should be removed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-05 12:44:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 2271 ) [254] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 255 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => She cut my hair dry! An excellent cut, but she has her own ideas so don't go to her if you want something specific. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-15 16:09:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 5327 ) [255] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 256 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just got my hair cut by Kim and am thrilled. It is easily the best cut I've had. All the staff were welcoming and professional. Kim listened to what I wanted, and my hair turned out exactly as I had hoped. She cut my hair dry and gave me lots of tips. Will definitely go back!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-10 18:11:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 5654 ) [256] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 257 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => All I have to say is "WOW"!! I have really, really tight curls and have found somebody that actually listened to me. She cut my hair dry and made my curls look so defined and amazing! I have been to many, many salons in Ottawa, this has been the best! I would recommend this salon to everybody! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-02 07:19:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 5756 ) [257] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 258 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rene [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Rene for cuts since March. I've had two AMAZING cuts from her! I just love her. I've also got my sister going to her as well. Best hair cut you'll ever get:) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-07 09:51:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 6076 ) [258] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 259 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I rarely post online reviews but after reading the comments below and having my hair cut personally by Renee I feel I have to.. New to the city, I used naturally curly to try and find someone to replace my beloved Toronto stylist. Unfortunatly after my expereince I've decided I will be venturing back to the big city for future cuts.. Renee was a very nice woman who did seem to know her stuff. That said, I felt as though she worked under the philosphy that her client knew nothing about styling their hair. I rarely ever straighten my hair and over the years have learnt to work with my curl type (3a but everyones is completely different) Renee cut my hair dry which was ok, except I felt like she got a little carried away with the idea of cutting my hair dry and forgot that curly or not, hair is still hair. I came home to find several pieces of hair which were noticbly longer than the rest which I ended up cutting myself and to my dismay some pieces at the top of my hair which where noticably shorter (I say noticably because they didnt flow with the rest of my curls) When I styled my hair myself I found that she had cut my hair in a way that changed my definition. I now feel as though my curls don't group together as well. It will take some experimentation with product to hopefully get my old curls back but as of know I can't say I'm completely satisfied with my cut and am fearful to see how it will grow out... Renee does know what shes doing but one user was right in saying "she has a mind of her own" I would reccomend Renee to someone who has yet to find a style that works for them but to those girls who have figured out how to make their curls work for them - Id suggest you look elsewhere. Thanks for everyone's reviews. Overall the cut was OK and I think I will be able to make it work but I don't think Ill go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-25 17:30:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:28 [legacy_review_id] => 6185 ) [259] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 260 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I tried Renee twice after finding her here and I couldn't get to my usual stylist Jonathan at the Curly Hair Institute in Toronto. She's a nice woman and my first cut, she does curly hair dry, was OK, though not even, one side longer than the other and after a few weeks I had to trim it myself. Second trip the highlights were great but the cut was worse, dry cutting my hair just didn't work and Renee seemed uninterested or indifferent to learning where my hair curls differently on my head, how it falls etc. I will never go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-30 08:45:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6385 ) [260] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 261 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee [rating] => 0 [comments] => I would highly recommend this salon, and the dry curly hair cut to anyone with curly hair. I've never had a "dry" cut before, and it really made a huge difference in the volume and appearance of my hair. My hair is very fine (but lots of it) and tends to get flat on top. Renee was fantastic, she has curly hair herself, so she completely understands the problems with curly hair. My hair actually looked fuller and curlier as she was in the process of cutting it. Amazing! I would say this is easily the best haircut I've ever had. Most hair stylists just don't "get" curly hair. I had a strange "shelf" in my hair from my regular stylist. Too many layers, I guess. It seemed to drag down the curls and leave it flat on top. After Renee cut my hair, it was curlier on the top and just looked so much better and more flattering in terms of the overall shape. I just knew there was a better hair cut out there for me! I drove into Ottawa from a smaller town a few hours away, and I was so impressed with how much friendlier and more professional all the staff were in comparison to my regular salon (which is at least 30% more expensive). I guess that's the difference between a small town and a bigger centre - pay more and get less. Sigh. Renee also gave me loads of tips for how to keep the curls into day 2 and 3, and how to style to maximize the curls. Anyways, it was a great experience. I will definitely go back. Thanks, Renee. Great work!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-09-09 15:11:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6424 ) [261] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 262 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rene [rating] => 1 [comments] => I was very disappointed to learn that Renee will not cut type 4 hair. If you have type 4 hair, there is no point waiting the two months to get an appointment because she'll turn you away at the door :( [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-24 06:00:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 8755 ) [262] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 263 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => Delineation is a great salon and hair product store. It carries all my favourite curly hair lines - DevaCurl, Curly Hair Solutions, Ouidad, and so on. I recently got the best haircut I've ever had from one of their stylists, Joseph. They have several stylists who were trained to cut curly hair by Lorraine Massey (of DevaCurl). My curls are bouncy and well-defined, and I no longer have triangle head! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-17 15:55:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1220 ) [263] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 264 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rene [rating] => 1 [comments] => I have been going to Renee for nearly a year, with mixed - but mostly positive curly results. After about five cuts with her, I found she cut best when we weren't conversing. In addition, when conversation took place, she was prone to saying inappropriate / negative things - all the more reason to keep the talk to a minimum. Granted, I chose to put up with this to get a good curly cut. I recommended her to others - with a warning about her tendency toward inappropriate comments - most recently to a work colleague with type 4 curls. After waiting two months, my colleague was turned away as soon as she sat in Renee's chair. Renee told her that she wouldn't cut her hair; that it was a bush that needed pruning. She then called Kim over to look at my colleague's hair - and Kim offered to cut my colleague's hair ... the following week. Of course, I regret recommending either Renee and Boss Arts for two reasons: 1) Renee's unprofessional behavior is offensive - put "blame" on a person's hair instead of simply admitting she doesn't have the skills to cut it.. 2) Since Renee doesn't know how to cut type 4 curls, the salon does not screen new curly heads before the appointment is made. This demonstrates how little the business cares for its clientele's time and inconvenience - especially when a two month wait is often the norm. Bottom Line: Depending on what you are willing to tolerate, Renee is capable of cutting some curly hair well. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-11 10:47:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 8852 ) [264] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 265 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => Susan is fantastic. She works with me and my hair and I especially appreciate the time she spends teaching me how to care for my hair. I also love the mitts that take the moisture out of my hair and save drying time! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-24 15:27:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5207 ) [265] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 266 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Anonymous [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been going to Renee for 4 years now - for both colour & cuts. She does a fabulous job. The only thing I find that is inconsistent is the styling. I normally leave wet rather than pay for something I will only re-do when I get home. I have never had a bad cut or colour. I highly recommend Renee. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-07-02 13:02:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 9262 ) [266] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 267 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => When I first moved to Toronto I had a tough time finding a good stylist to cut my curls. I tried many different salons and stylists before stumbling on Susan at Delineation. What luck when I finally did! Susan has been cutting my curly hair for almost ten years now. What's more, she's been able to give me many different great looks over the years, including the transitions in between short and long styles. I've never had a stylist before who could do this. Susan takes time to show me how to care for my curls. She shows me how to apply different products, how much to use, when to apply it, everything. Over the past couple of years I've been growing my curls longer, something I haven't done since my teenage years. I finally got over my reluctance for longer hair because I trusted Susan, to give me a good shape and to show me how to manage it while still looking professional in the office. She's shown me how to dry my longer curls in different ways, and how to pin up my hair for different looks. She even took the time to help me choose a headband. Susan also cuts my husband's (straight) hair. But I've also seen some curly haired men leaving her station with great looking cuts. Guys, don't be shy! Ask for Susan. I highly recommend Susan. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-28 09:12:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5227 ) [267] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 268 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 4 [comments] => I just came home from having my hair cut by Kim. I came across review for the salon on here and thought I would try to get an appointment with Renee; however, I was eager to get it done and Kim was available the next day, so I booked an appointment with her. Kim listened, did exactly what I wanted her to do, and taught me tips and tricks for how to style my type 3B hair and achieve the same results. This is the first time I have had my hair dry cut curly, and have left a salon with my hair styled curly...and I'm in love! I've given a rating of 4 only because Kim wasn't super smiley or friendly, but she was very professional and gets the job done. I will absolutely go back to her in the future. (It is also worth noting that Kim is the only stylist a the salon who will cut type 4 hair.) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-10-21 22:08:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 13543 ) [268] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 269 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been seeing Susan now for several years. I have long type 3a/b curly hair. Susan does the Curly Girl dry cut on my hair to ensure the curl looks evenly cut, since most of us have different types of curls all over our heads. She gets to know your curl and you. Susan is one of the stylists trained to cut curly hair by Lorraine Massey (of DevaCurl and the "Curly Girl" book). Susan does not pressure you to get anything you don't want to get. She has eased me into a more layered look and I love it. She has great curl-instincts. She gives great curl-therapy. She keeps me informed of the latest products for curly hair and recommends products that are appropriate for my type of fine-haired curl. Delineations is also GREAT about providing samples, so you don't end up with bottles of product that you won't use again. I can't recommend this salon enough. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-20 08:38:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5531 ) [269] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 270 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 4 [comments] => I Love Boss Arts! Kim was great and really listened. I have to agree, she is not the friendliest, but every time I leave I have a great cut at a great price [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-03-31 23:15:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14120 ) [270] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 271 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => Like one of the other people posting here, I have also been going to Susan for several years. She has done different curl cutting courses including Lorraine Massey's Deva cuts and Jonathan Torch's tunnel cut and will cut your curls according to the method that best suits them. She clearly enjoys cutting curls and understands them (she's a curly herself although her hair is too short to show it). She listens to what you say and want. So if you ask for a trim, you'll get one and not 6 inches off. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-27 16:19:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5572 ) [271] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 272 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rene [rating] => 3 [comments] => I had a dry cut from Renee and it was just okay. I was disappointed that it didn't live up to the hype. For my hair, the dry cut did not work well. After washing it, I had several sections that clumped together, which I don't normally have to contend with. I suspect those who have more "predictable" curls will have better results. My curls change from day to day, hour by hour, ... and are really impacted by the weather. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-05-20 18:07:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14276 ) [272] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 273 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => It has been a year since my last haircut! I have been researching salons, reading reviews & I decided on Susan at Delineation! Boy am I glad I did. First thing she did was sit me down & ask me what I wanted with my hair, what kind of products I use, so she could figure out what I wanted to do. She showed me a picture of her hair & it was just like mine! She did a combo dry & wet cut. I asked her questions about things that confused me & she answered the questions. I am so used to going into a salon where they try to sell you things, tell you that you shouldn't do your colour at home, but Susan didn't say that at all. She said if I wanted to try this & said which at home colours were better. I hate pushy people & she wasn't in the slightest way. I even came out of the visit with good looking hair at the end. I often hate the style that has been done & have to fix it almost immediately. I can't wait to go back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-18 20:46:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5990 ) [273] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 274 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm terrible at small talk, so I really appreciate Kim's quiet nature. Kim listens, lets me know what my options are, and provides great suggestions. Her color choices have been excellent and I get a lot of compliments after every visit. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-07-03 23:42:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14409 ) [274] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 275 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Susan [rating] => 0 [comments] => After many, many years of relaxing my hair, I decided it was time to embrace my type 3c/4a curls. I let my hair go without treatment, blow drying and flat ironing as it grew longer. Fifteen months went by and I finally had enough new growth to go curly. After reading the reviews on this site, I made an appointment with Susan. I waited over a month for the appointment and it was absolutely worth it. We sat and discussed my hair history, it's structure, curl growth pattern, hair products, and style all before she even picked up her scissors. She did a dry cut all the while, taking great care as she trimmed away most of my relaxed bits and gave my hair shape. After shampooing my hair, and putting in some product,I was put under the dryer for a couple of minutes. This enabled Susan to see how my curl was reacting, and then finished up with a few more snips here and there. I left the salon with a great cut, a few samples of hair product to try out and beautiful curls without the slightest bit of frizz or poof. I also left with my next appointment already booked for October. If you are considering going curly or have ever left a salon anxious to get home and into the shower, make an appointment with Susan. You'll be glad that you did [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-27 21:49:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6202 ) [275] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 276 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Renee Tremblay [rating] => 1 [comments] => Renee... what can I say? That was seriously a waste of money. My hair is extremely thick. It needs a lot of texturizing underneath, she literally cut each curl one at a time. Just blunt cuts- no texturizing. It left me to go home and re-cut it. I will definitely wait for Kim next time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-07-05 17:26:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14416 ) [276] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 277 [salon_id] => 58 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kathy [rating] => 2 [comments] => I was wait-listed for an appointment with Kathy because she has a great reputation for cutting curly hair. Recommendations from staff were over-the-moon. Unfortunately my experience was less than wonderful. I got my cut just before Christmas and I've hated it since. I've worn my hair curly since 1989 and I've struggled with getting it to look good after my cut. I even had someone comment last week while looking at an earlier photo of me "what happened to your hair?" (it looked great in the photo). I don't know what happened since others have had such positive results with cuts by Karen. I'll still shop at Delineation for my curly hair products because they have a great selection and the customer service is AMAZING! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-26 11:57:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 8930 ) [277] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 278 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jessica [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Jessica at BossArts changed my life (and my hair). She is amazing. I've had 4 appointments with her. My Curly Cut and then 3 curly maintain cuts. I usually go in with 3 day hair and she transforms my frizz into beautiful curls with just her scissors and a little Aveda curl rejuvenating spray. It is a bit pricey, however I only go every 3 months and my hair looks amazing, so it's completely worth the cost. Especially since every other hair salon I've visited, I've need a touch up within weeks. Jessica is also very pleasant and easy to chat with, but she can be quiet as well if you aren't interested in conversation. She is also very knowledgeable about the right products to use and gives excellent tips on how to style curly hair. The salon itself is very clean and the staff are very polite and friendly.  

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-10-27 14:15:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14647 ) [278] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 279 [salon_id] => 54 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jessica [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I've been seeing Jessica for over 4 years now.  I will never leave her!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-04-27 15:56:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 15598 ) [279] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 280 [salon_id] => 59 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ken [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ken took my curly hair to a whole new level! He is very conscious of how curly hair works and knows that not all curly hair is the same! I have been seeing him for 3 years and never had a bad cut! Recently, he took my cute curly lock and gave them a new urban edge - I love the variety of styles he can work with curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-12 15:50:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2107 ) [280] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 281 [salon_id] => 60 [user_id] => [stylist] => Antonio [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had a haircut I adored, it was really working for me, I loved it. The hairdresser who performed that particular miracle was Melissa, formerly of Pop Hair Design. She left and so I had to find a new hair person. I opted to go more local to where I live and thought the 2005 Salon of the Year - JC Salons - would be a good bet. WRONG. This guy, an egomaniac at best, said "Trust me" as he proceeded to hack away at my hair. I had asked for JUST A TRIM to keep the shape I had but just clean it up a bit as I hadn't had a cut in three months. I'm so upset and depressed by the results. I will never go there again, and if you love your curls, I'd suggest you stay away too. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-27 17:07:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 885 ) [281] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 282 [salon_id] => 59 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ken [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ken is the best! He knows and loves curly hair. I always keeps his business cards on me because so many people ask me who does my hair. I highly recommend him! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-09-30 12:03:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6513 ) [282] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 283 [salon_id] => 61 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 0 [comments] => She does an excellent job at shaping my lifeless curls into something great!I've had a lot of bad haircuts by "knowledgeable" stylists before.So,my new general rule for trusting a stylist before they cut my hair is to see their own style first. Jen is a very stylish woman and knows how to do a very stylish cut. A+++++ [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-08 13:26:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1581 ) [283] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 284 [salon_id] => 61 [user_id] => [stylist] => Not Applicable [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've contacted this salon with questions about their stylist roughly 3 - 4 weeks ago. To this day, no one has returned my call. Rating Scale: 0-5 (very poor - excellent) My Rating: 0 (very poor) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-17 08:26:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 4202 ) [284] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 285 [salon_id] => 61 [user_id] => [stylist] => Katie [rating] => 0 [comments] => Katie at Grapevine was great! She gave me a great cut and explained each step and each product she used. I'm very happy with the cut and the new body my curls now have! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-31 14:57:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5094 ) [285] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 286 [salon_id] => 61 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 5 [comments] => Great Salon!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-10 19:14:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 8267 ) [286] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 287 [salon_id] => 62 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dawn [rating] => 0 [comments] => Dawn is great with curly hair, especially since hers is curly. She is a great colorist as well. I've lived in several different states, but always fly back to get my hair done by Dawn. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-20 12:35:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 526 ) [287] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 288 [salon_id] => 62 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dawn [rating] => 0 [comments] => I highly recommend DMS Salon for curly heads. Dawn took her time cutting my hair and suggested products that work best on my hair. I did not feel rushed and she spent her time listening to my needs and talking to me, not to others in the salon like many other stylists do. DMS is located in an old house built in the early 1800s and when you walk in the wonderful fresh smells take you away; no harsh chemical smells. Give Dawn a try. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-05 07:25:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2078 ) [288] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 289 [salon_id] => 62 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dawn [rating] => 0 [comments] => Dawn did my hair for my wedding (about 3 years ago). My hair turned out exactly as I had hoped. My hair had natural looking curls, instead of the strange, unnatural crunchy looking faux spirals that occasion hairstyles often have. She made me very happy on a very important day. On a side note, Dawn has also cut and colored my hair and she is fantastic. Plus, she's a great person to spend a few hours in a chair with. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-23 09:06:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5713 ) [289] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 290 [salon_id] => 62 [user_id] => [stylist] => Anonymous [rating] => 5 [comments] => undefined [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-08-12 18:19:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 9507 ) [290] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 291 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gaetan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had been going to the same hairdresser for 10+ years. The last time I had my hair cut by my previous hairdresser I asked for a change and after giving some suggestions she still cut my hair the same way as always. I have curly hair and was always afraid that someone would not know how to work with it or cut it appropriately, that was until I found Gaetan on naturallycurly.com. I am so happy with how he cut my hair. He took my suggestions and incorporated his own creative flare, all the while explaining to me what he was doing. Gaetan took his time and explained how to manage my hair whether curly or straight and recommended (but did not push) the salon products. I recommend Gaetan to anyone who has curly hair and wants the best cut, he knows hair !! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-11 14:05:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2287 ) [291] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 292 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => GAETAN [rating] => 0 [comments] => In my opinion this is the place and GAETAN is the person if you have wavy to curly hair. HE IS THE KING OF CURLS. It was worth the money. I am glad I found he. He is a gem! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-24 17:57:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5208 ) [292] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 293 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => gaeten [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was not very impressed. He does not allow client input and just does what he wants. My cut was very "mature", sort of school- marmish. Looked even worse when straight. It was not a nightmare, but I would not go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-09-14 20:10:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6438 ) [293] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 294 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is the Jody who had almost as many recommendations as Tamara of Salon Bella (BTW everyone there has left Salon Bella. If you call they will try to steer you toward someone else. Believe me the new people dont know curly hair. I found out the hard way. TWICE) Jody is great, she is no fuss,understands curly hair, doesn't try to shove products on you. She is really respectful of your opinion and your choices. I really liked her and I thought the cut I got was way better than any Tamara ever gave me. And, the best thing is this without drama, rescheduled appointments or the ridiculously high prices. I love my hair right now and I have thick, heavy hair. She is higly recommended. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-23 20:50:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1425 ) [294] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 295 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => Anonymous [rating] => 5 [comments] => I started going to this salon since summer 2009, and have Marie-Hlne, she is really good. My hair sits into place harmoniously after every time I go cut my hair there, and she gave me good advice as to which products to use and not use. Overall, I'm happy. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-07-09 10:48:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 9303 ) [295] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 296 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jody has been doing my hair for years. She is great with curly hair. I recently went to a new stylist when I was out of town. Now I truly appreciate her skill with curly, frizzy hair. She is also talented with color and perms. I highly recomend her as a stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-25 10:02:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1430 ) [296] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 297 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jody is simply the best. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-08 22:31:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1480 ) [297] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 298 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gaetan [rating] => 5 [comments] => After years of hair cut disasters and dissapointments I have finally found the perfect hair stylist for my curly hair. He made my hair so beautiful, voluminous, and my curls have never been so defined and frizz free. Hallelujah! He is super friendly and listens to what you want. He takes the time to show you how to get the same bouncy curls at home. Love him, love him, love him. Never been so happy! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-05-10 19:55:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 11059 ) [298] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 299 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jody has been doing my hair and my family's hair for years. She recently traveled to Ensenada to do my wedding party. Her special touch made everyone feel beautiful. The pictures are testimony to her skill with curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-24 10:40:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1639 ) [299] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 300 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => Anonymous [rating] => 5 [comments] => Absolutely worth every penny! My stylist was Gaetan and he is Montreal's King of Curls! He was so knowledgeable about my specific hair type (predominantly 3A with some 3B) and he was able to pin point trouble spots and fix them. He didn't just cut my hair, but actually taught me how to manage and style it better. And he's a dream to work with,so friendly and fun, but still focused and precise. My hair has never looked this good.Definitely THE place for curly cuts! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-06-19 22:07:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14363 ) [300] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 301 [salon_id] => 65 [user_id] => [stylist] => [rating] => 0 [comments] => i am sorry to say that i didn't really like Fanny's. They didn't have much comprehension on how to cut curly hair. I wouldn't recommend going there. My hair looked terrible when I left. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-04 08:53:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1169 ) [301] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 302 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => Wonderful experience with Jody. She knew what my problem was right from the start, recommended products that actually work, and gave me a cut that I can easily manage. What more could you want? I highly recommend Jody to anyone, not just the naturally curly. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-05 00:15:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1805 ) [302] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 303 [salon_id] => 63 [user_id] => [stylist] => Gaetan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Absolutely a must do! Gaetan was my stylist and he is Montreal's King of Curls. He's so passionate about hair,especially textured hair. He was an absolute sweetheart, as we will not only style/repair your hair; but he'll also teach you tips and tricks on how to manage it. Super friendly and fun to work with; but still focused and professional. Kinda pricey as he's a master stylist, but hey; if you're paying for years of experience, it's worth every penny. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-06-20 14:37:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 14365 ) [303] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 304 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently moved to San Diego and was in desperate need of a quality stylist. After having my hair fried, pulled, and mangled by an amateur, I wasnt eager to give another stylist a chance. I definitely let my hair go for a while and even took to trimming my ends myself. (Yikes!) Finally, a friend of mine stepped in and gave me Jody Snyders number. She reassured me that not only was Jody professional and knowledgeable, but she would give me an awesome look. She couldnt have been more right on! Not only did Jody make me feel at ease, despite the obvious mangled state of my hair, but she was able to turn my hair into something I could be proud to let down. I couldnt have been happier with the results, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a quality, professional stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-22 17:14:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1879 ) [304] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 305 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Jody (619-300-5858)because of the referrals from this website. I have 3C hair (looks like Rachel True's hair) and have had a hard time finding a salon that can cut my type of hair. Jody was awesome. She knew exactly how to cut my type of hair. She cut 5 inches off as I requested. I just brought in a picture of Tracee Ellis Ross and told her I wanted the same cut. She consulted with me and was open about my suggestion of the products that I brought to use on my hair and how I wanted it detangled. She was also completely okay with not washing my hair as I requested. I love my cut. I have been getting compliments on my hair daily. I highly reccommend her for you curlies that are struggling looking for a stylist. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-26 20:11:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2145 ) [305] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 306 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody [rating] => 0 [comments] => I move around a lot so I always go to naturallycurly.com to get recommendations for hair stylists. I saw many positive reviews about Jody and I'm so happy that I found her. She is great with curly hair and listens to what you want. I have been going to her for the last year and I will be sorry to leave her when I move again. I have nothing but positive experiences with her. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-08 21:19:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2283 ) [306] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 307 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Snyder [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've had wild, unruly, curly hair all my life. I had the job interview of a lifetime coming up and my hair (as usual) was giving me fits. My best girlfriend recommended Jody Snyder (who specializes in curly hair). One visit with Jody and I knew I'd found my hairstylist for life! She's incredible! I now have a new, sassy, professional hair style. And by the way...I got the job!!!!!! Love you, Jody [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-09 21:47:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2286 ) [307] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 308 [salon_id] => 66 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rosette [rating] => 0 [comments] => Rosette is a great stylist. She has long curly hair, and really understands curl. I went to the same stylist for 15 years, but felt like we were in a rut and I needed a change. Rosette listened to me, and was creative with her great cut. People often ask me about my hair - instead of either a frizzy head, or my hair pulled back, I now have nice, intact curls that look great and have a nice, stylish shape. It also grew out really, really well. Thumbs up to Rosette! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-14 11:03:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1012 ) [308] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 309 [salon_id] => 64 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jody has moved to a salon called Salon David Perez, across the street from the Westfield UTC mall. I went in to get a haircut, after more than a year of giving up on stylists that didn't know what to do with my curly hair. She definitely knew what she was doing, and I'm happy with the result but there was a downside to my experience. Being a young college student, and quite timid I felt like she was being very condescending to me. I spoke to her on the phone prior to coming in and she asked how old I was and even said I sounded like a "little kid" on the phone! As the appointment went on she was giving me suggestions about what kinds of products to use and how to style my hair and I felt like she was telling me this as if I didn't know anything about how to take care of my hair. She even called me out on being shy and kept asking me over and over if I liked my cut, as if I didn't mean it the first time when I said I did, which to me was unnecessary. She did a GREAT job but I probably won't go to her again because of her condescending attitude. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-06-26 15:03:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 6031 ) [309] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 310 [salon_id] => 66 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kristina Welzien. [rating] => 5 [comments] => Note: I like the salon but this is specifically a review for the stylist Kristina Welzien. I don't have experience with any of the other stylists. I have 3c/4a black hair and have been getting a "deva cut" for years. I've been bored and either I was not communicating my needs to my old stylist or she wasn't listening, but I knew it was time for a change. I found Edo salon on naturallycurly.com and then googled all of their individual stylists to see if any of them worked with my type of hair. I settled on Kristina Welzien. Kristina cut my hair wet, which, believe me, was scary after years of dry cuts and/or "deva" cuts. Also, she was the first non-person-of-color to work on my hair in a *very* long time. But the gamble paid off! I LOVE the cut Kristina gave me. It's professional enough for work but it can also be worn funky and wild. My hair looks so much more healthy and I'm no longer having fantasies of relaxing my hair or shaving my head. I'm following this woman wherever she goes. I haven't gotten this many compliments on my hair in years. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-08-29 01:59:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 9570 ) [310] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 311 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Michael the owner of Unruly through a friend who also has really curly hair, He had (Now bald) really curly hair and has a huge following of curly haired clients. The salon is cool, very spacious (Not the norm in Notting Hill) and the team are friendly. Michael has a whole lecture on how to manage curls and get them to form perfectly every time you wash it. He is so emphatic about curly hair that he writes about it on his blog. He has a few quirky ideas like not using a towel (EVER!) but it all makes sense and seems to work every time. Since having that lecture and a haircut from Michael, my hair has looked better every day! Thanks!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-29 11:49:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 956 ) [311] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 312 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => Had to back up what someone has already said about Michael at Unruly Studio. Went to him out of the blue because of what I had read on the net about his talent with curls, and after such a good experience I had to repay the karma that took me there. He listens, cuts hair brilliantly, the prices are affordable (a foreign concept in London) and he's not right up his own *** as talented people sometimes are. I was very impressed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-29 07:11:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1443 ) [312] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 313 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => After years of suffering all manner of atrocities at the hands of stylists that didn't know what to do with my curly hair, it was with trepidation that I booked an appointment, at my husband's insistence, at Unruly. To illustrate my extreme aversion to having my hair cut, I had not had so much as a sharp word against my hair for three years. THREE YEARS. ...and for those of you gasping in dismay at the thought of the state of my hair after three years of neglect, even if it was a disaster with the texture and suppleness of sun-dried straw neither the stylist, Michael, nor the apprentice (I'm very sorry, but I didn't catch his name, such was my heightened state of anxiety when I was first eased into the chair) who washed my hair brought me up short for my transgression. Everyone was very calm, kind and patient - there was no stress on the menu. The studio itself was bright, modern and airy, and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. My cut and style, you ask? Let me put it this way. Until my appointment at Unruly, I had NEVER left a salon without first hiding what remained of my curls (usually a drift of frizz, if I'm honest) under a scarf or hat. I'm ashamed to admit that I brought a scarf with me to the Studio, but I'm ecstatic to proclaim that I didn't need to use it! My hair has never looked better, and I walked out of the salon a changed woman. Michael and company, thank you ever so much. You've got another faithful follower to add to your ranks. To my curlyheaded brothers and sisters out there, rest assured that you're in safe hands at Unruly. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-05 07:18:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1806 ) [313] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 314 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been to the unruly studio a few months ago, after haviind read all the good reviews. I was very disappointed when the stylist was finished. My curls were brushed, like a very bad hair day, I had no style at all.. I will not recommend this salon for curly hairs, so it will be much appreciated if you do not recommend it. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-23 07:15:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2020 ) [314] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 315 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mike [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading the reviews on here and reading the Unruly's blog, I decided this might finally be the one salon that would be able to do "something" with my hair. My curls were always treated like they were straight hair and thus the cuts I've had in the past were never something I could get excited about. Cue Mike at Unruly. Needless to say my expectation was very high after the good reviews here and he did not disappoint me. The studio is one big room, well lit, nice design and layout. I was the only one there for the time I'd booked (during the day) and Mike was out immediately and sat me in the chair. He first asked what I wanted done and I pretty much told him I'd leave it up to him, I just wanted to keep the hair long. Over the next hour (I have a LOT of hair) my hair was washed while I reclined in one of their fabulous shiatsu chairs that massaged my back, my scalp was massaged and eventually my hair was cut. Layers were what I needed, Mike said and layers I got. After wetting my hair again so it was dripping wet, Mike worked some product in called "Curls Rock" and then dried most of my locks over a diffuser. Looking in the mirror, the result was incredible. There was a nice shape to the cut in the back and the curls looked amazing. I walked out of there shaking my head every now and then just to get the feel of my curls bouncing about :-) Finally a cut I love and can maintain without too much trouble! Thanks Unruly and Mike, you rock! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-02 17:36:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2071 ) [315] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 316 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Pawel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been searching for ages for a salon that knows how to deal with curly hair apart from pure afro salons. I was looking for a funky place to give me a cut that actually compliments my big curly hair not the cut i usually get that would probably look amazing on dead straight hair but not my unruly hair. Let me say one thing; Pawel is amazing. I was booked for a half head of highlights and a cut - I only told him I wanted a more rounded cut with some brown added. He was really fast with the highlights, getting my hair washed was a beautiful experience ; loved the head massage and not forgetting the seats that give your body a good massage ; on the verge of being orgasmic. Watching him cut my hair scared me especially when I saw some massive chunks being cut but the layers are everything I wantes. The colour is so complimentary and perfect and the cut has given my hair so much life, shape and bounce. I'm so glad I found unruly both me and my best friend have found our new salon for life!!! God Bless Unruly!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-25 06:49:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2138 ) [316] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 317 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Claudio [rating] => 0 [comments] => This place is amazing. I actually found someone to listen to what I wanted and not try and flog me all their products. My hair has never looked so good. I sadly moved to the US (why??!)but whenever I go back to London and try and time it around a haircut. A real gem. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-28 09:27:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 3712 ) [317] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 318 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've never written a web review but was moved to do so b/c this was one of the worst haircuts I'd ever had. Having spent time in NYC and enjoyed Ouidad haircuts, I did a lot of web research into a good London salon for curly hair. Unruly Studio came up several times and nothing else did. I ended up with a wonky hair cut that I couldn't wear down for months... till I went back to NYC and went to Ouidad. Am due another cut now, does anyone have any better recommendations than Unruly so that I don't have to (a) have another bad haircut, (b) fly to NYC to go to Ouidad or (c) wear my hair tied back indefinitely? [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-12 12:59:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5150 ) [318] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 319 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've never written a web review but was moved to do so because this was one of the worst haircuts I'd ever had. Having spent time in NYC and enjoyed Ouidad haircuts, I did a lot of web research into a good London salon for curly hair. Unruly Studio came up several times and nothing else did. I ended up with a wonky haircut that I couldn't wear down for months, untill I went back to NYC and went to Ouidad. I am due another cut now. Does anyone have any better recommendations than Unruly so that I don't have to (a) have another bad haircut, (b) fly to NYC to go to Ouidad or (c) wear my hair tied back indefinitely? [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-01-12 12:59:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5151 ) [319] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 320 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've never written a web review but was moved to do so b/c this was one of the worst haircuts I'd ever had. Having spent time in NYC and enjoyed Ouidad haircuts, I did a lot of web research into a good London salon for curly hair. Unruly Studio came up several times and nothing else did. I ended up with a wonky hair cut that I couldn't wear down for months... till I went back to NYC and went to Ouidad. Am due another cut now, does anyone have any better recommendations than Unruly so that I don't have to (a) have another bad haircut, (b) fly to NYC to go to Ouidad or (c) wear my hair tied back indefinitely? [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-01-12 12:59:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5152 ) [320] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 321 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => This guy is great at marketing but lousy at cutting curly hair. I also did a lot of research to find a good hairstylist in London and his name kept coming up. I was so disappointed I cried. Lots of smoke and mirrors with washing, blow drying, hanging my head upside down, then washing again, then going in as if he were trimming a hedge cutting off individual curls. What a mess. Any other recommendations for good salons? [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-20 17:24:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5996 ) [321] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 322 [salon_id] => 67 [user_id] => [stylist] => Claudio [rating] => 4 [comments] => I just wanted to mention that this salon has closed. I had Claudio cut my 3C/4A hair about 2 years ago, I would recommend finding him if he's still in London. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-12-03 14:45:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 10071 ) [322] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 323 [salon_id] => 68 [user_id] => [stylist] => Courtney [rating] => 0 [comments] => The reviews on this site about Courtney almost scared me away from her, but I scheduled the appointment anyways on the advice of the receptionist and I am so GLAD! I have struggled forever with my curly hair- never wearing it down just because I feel like it always looks horrible and frizzy. Courtney has changed all that. She gave me a great cut that not only looked awesome leaving the salon, but amazing again when I styled it myself the next day. She sold me the products she used on me which are great products and products I never even thought about using. I could not be happier. So I guess everyone has a different experience but I am definitely going back to Courtney. PS She was super nice and fun to talk to too [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 35 ) [323] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 324 [salon_id] => 68 [user_id] => [stylist] => Matthew [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've never bought into the salons or stylists that say they specialize in curly hair but Matthew really does! I leave most salsons crying because my hair was cut too short, too triangular, or I look like I have a mushroom cap on my head. Matthew completely understood what I wanted and did a fantastic job! I even went back to go shorter which I never do. I recently moved from San Francisco and don't think I'll ever find someone as good as him! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-11 10:54:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 589 ) [324] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 325 [salon_id] => 69 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bobbie Behrens [rating] => 0 [comments] => If you are looking for someone who really understands the importance of the curly hair cut, go see Bobbie. I have never loved my curls as much as I do now. also a must for hair products is - climate control gel by Ouidad and the best leave-in conditioner is deep shine by Rusk. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-12 19:42:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 1100 ) [325] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 326 [salon_id] => 68 [user_id] => [stylist] => Fritz [rating] => 0 [comments] => Fritz, the owner, is a god. Curly-headed women of every race and shade flock here to sit with hair dripping with water and his special setting lotion to emerge with perfect ringlets with not an ounce of frizz. Even if they say he is booked for two months, see him once and you will become a believer. He can do any hair, any texture, and way and COLOR!!! Honey he can take even dark brown relaxed African American hair to a believable multi-shade blonde. He is truly amazing. Caution: Fritz is a believer in scissors (unraveling rug is his favorite line) so don't go to him if you have damaged ends that you don't want to cut. But he will give you the haircut of a lifetime. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-11-29 19:26:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 4975 ) [326] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 327 [salon_id] => 68 [user_id] => [stylist] => Denise [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Hair Play to have my hair done by Denise for about 10 years. I have mixed African-American and Indonesian heritage, so my hair doesn't always respond as some of even the most experienced straight perm stylists wrongly expect. Some mixed hair (like mine) falls out or is damaged with stronger perm formulas, or is curly in some parts but straighter in others. Unlike many stylists catering to curly hair, Denise gets to know *your* hair. She keeps a note card of all your preferences (how you usually wear it, what style she did for you last) and a hair profile on how it responds to chemicals, color, etc., and she doesn't bug you if you want to stick to your 'do'. I usually have a texturizer done with an air-dry style, and a trim if needed. I do this about every 6 months because it's better for the environment and better for my health. Other stylists used to berate me for this (even some older women!) but Denise respects my style. Many of the stylists at Hair Play juggle many clients at one time, and I've seen reviews in other places about the long wait. For them it means they are seeing more clients in a day. I used to consider this a big inconvenience, but then I realized that on those longer visits I would get long deep-conditioning sessions and more thoughtful styling of my hair. This is great if you have the time, and I've come to love it and just make the time because I really don't want to go elsewhere and that's just how it is at Hair Play. BUT, if you don't have the time every once in a while, then let Denise know before your appointment and she'll work with you. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-01 10:00:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 5253 ) [327] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 328 [salon_id] => 68 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty @ HairPlay and Joe Hamer Academy [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have a typical curly story: nobody in my family knew how to manage my 3a hair, so they'd brush my curls and frizz them out. I learned in high school not to do that, but my hair was cut by people who also disliked my hair and had no idea how to manage curls, so I went through life with a permanent case of triangle head. Enter Marty. Marty is a quiet person and curl genius. He has been doing nothing but styling hair in the city for 14 years (he must have started when he was fifteen, because he doesn't look that old). Since he first cut my hair four years ago, I have not let anyone else touch it. I have followed him to another salon and back again. I never had such beautiful cuts before. They really show off the curls' shape, and yet still manage any style I want and grow out looking great the whole time. I used to have hair that I never wore down: now I have wash and wear hair. And I only have to cut my hair once or twice a year. I am getting married this year, and I know I could just roll out of bed, shower, and have my hair wedding-ready with minimal effort. In fact, I might do it! Basically, my hair's life is divided into BM and AM: Before Marty and After Marty. If you are a curly girl in the SF Bay Area, you have to see what I'm talking about. At the end of your haircut, ask him to style your hair "in ringlets". He'll send home with beautiful spiral curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-08 22:08:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 7440 ) [328] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 329 [salon_id] => 70 [user_id] => [stylist] => Nioni [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my first cut with Nioni yesterday after reading about her on naturallycurly.com. I was not disapointed! She knows exactly what she is doing with curly hair and is a blast to talk to! I can't recommend her highly enough. -Melissa [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-20 13:16:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 789 ) [329] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 330 [salon_id] => 70 [user_id] => [stylist] => Naoni [rating] => 0 [comments] => Naoni has been cutting my hair since 2001. She does an awesome job. I like to wear my hair curly and comb it out straight (weather permitting), she knows how to cut it so it looks good both ways. I don't live in the Santa Cruz area anymore. I live about three hours away but I still go to her to get my hair cut. I always leave her salon feeling like a million bucks. She's a great person and hairdresser. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-08 10:09:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 2552 ) [330] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 331 [salon_id] => 70 [user_id] => [stylist] => Roxann [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I wandered into Stranded over a year ago while walking the neighborhood, and noticed they carry DevaCurl hair products. It's so hard to find stylists that KNOW how to cut curly hair, and I hoped that this might be the place, because they carry one of my favorite brands. I was in luck, as Roxann had a cancellation and could take me later that day. She is, by far, the BEST stylist I've had in several years for my curly hair! She knows exactly what to do, and takes her time in both cutting and drying my hair. I've recommended her to other curly girlfriends and we all are happy we found her!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-07-09 00:20:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 16190 ) [331] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 332 [salon_id] => 71 [user_id] => [stylist] => Miss Danielle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I must recommend this salon after three attempts from other local salons that ruined my hair. Curly hair is precious and easily ruined if one doesnt knwo how to cut it. But Miss Danielle is awesome and really listens to your requests. The atmosphere is amazing and the staff is wonderful! You won't be disappointed! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-28 11:03:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 953 ) [332] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 333 [salon_id] => 72 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stefanie Clinton [rating] => 0 [comments] => Stefanie has naturally curly hair and it's very long and gorgeous. She rescued my home-colored and extremely dry hair to make me love my curls again. She does a fantastic job and encourages you to love your hair - not fight it! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-28 08:22:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:29 [legacy_review_id] => 552 ) [333] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 334 [salon_id] => 73 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danna [rating] => 0 [comments] => "I wanted my curly hair trimmed and I had read good reviews on this salon and particularly, Danna, so I decided to give it a try. After my shampoo, the girl BRUSHED my wet hair before I had time to object. I told Danna that I wanted a trim only to emphasize my curls because I was letting some too-short layers grow out. Instead, she cut them even shorter. I straightened my hair for the first time since the cut yesterday, and I noticed that my cut was worse than I orginally thought, the layers were too thick and chunky and therefore not flattering at all. While she did take the time to explain how to care for my curly hair, she pushed her expensive products on me even after I told her I have many products I could use. At $65, I don't think I'll be returning...I've yet to have a good hair day since the cut." [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-03-05 12:09:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2293 ) [334] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 335 [salon_id] => 73 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Danna is now at Citrus Salon Spa in Mt. Laurel. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-07-10 12:25:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6093 ) [335] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 336 [salon_id] => 73 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Danna moved to CItrus, but Citrus was bought out by Wynn. You can find her at Wynn now, still on Mt. Laurel Ave. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-12-02 16:15:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6803 ) [336] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 337 [salon_id] => 74 [user_id] => [stylist] => petrina [rating] => 0 [comments] => i have mixed hair...and she does wonders. petrina taught me how to work with my hair so i could wear it natural for the first time in my life. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-28 02:07:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1903 ) [337] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 338 [salon_id] => 73 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Danna has moved from Sanctuary and is now at Wynn Hair and Nail Spa. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-06 00:49:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6815 ) [338] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 339 [salon_id] => 73 [user_id] => [stylist] => Danna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Danna is the best stylist I have ever been to! She now works at a salon called Wynn, 15 Mt. Laurel Ave. Bham, AL 35242. (205) 538-5973. I'm so happy I found her that I wanted to make sure her new salon info was posted. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-12-08 02:47:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6823 ) [339] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 340 [salon_id] => 75 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mike Turbyfill [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mike is great at cutting curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-07 18:13:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1695 ) [340] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 341 [salon_id] => 76 [user_id] => [stylist] => James Stewart [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on the other review, I gave James a shot. Trust the review!!! wonderful person and brilliant with curly hair. I lost my stylist a few years ago (due to a move) and James had to clean up 2 years worth of stylist slop! He did it and it was worth the drive. Trust this man with your curly locks. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-06 11:12:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 180 ) [341] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 342 [salon_id] => 77 [user_id] => [stylist] => Larry Cohen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love my new hair cut!!! I have thick curly hair, stubborn hair and very dry and frizzy. Larry did an amazing job with my curls. He also applied a deep conditioner and used a flat-iron to penetrate the conditioner, which has left my hair feeling silky smooth. Larry recommended a cut perfect for the texture of my hair and curls. Now, my curls are manageable (it seems to good to be true) but I'm completely satisfied. I highly recommend Larry for cutting/styling curly hair.- [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-26 18:48:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 331 ) [342] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 343 [salon_id] => 78 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jeff Crockett [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had nightmares with my hair cuts and color for years. A friend recommended me to Jeff for Color and I left a happy Women. Not only did I get a great color service with hi-lites but a cut I could wear curly or straight. I love my hair. Its an hour drive for me but worth it. Love you Jeff. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-29 13:25:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2158 ) [343] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 344 [salon_id] => 77 [user_id] => [stylist] => Larry Cohen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Larry is a really nice guy, but he gave me one of the worst haircuts I have ever had! It was lopsided. Plus, he kept working in extras I didn't want, so the whole thing was really expensive. I live near Ventura, but drove down based on recommendations on this website, and I will not go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-29 00:39:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 340 ) [344] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 345 [salon_id] => 78 [user_id] => [stylist] => sfasd [rating] => 0 [comments] => adfdsfafds [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-03 07:42:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3098 ) [345] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 346 [salon_id] => 77 [user_id] => [stylist] => Larry and Stephanie Cohen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on the recommendations on this site, I went to see them. Larry gave me a great cut. Stephanie attempted to give me highlights and then gave up because my hair was too curly. She went with all over color, which was still okay, but I didn't want it dark and it was pretty dark. The whole process was too long and he pressured me too much to buy a bunch of extras, but I would go back (to him only) since it was a decent haircut. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-05 15:10:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 413 ) [346] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 347 [salon_id] => 78 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tonya Scarbrough [rating] => 5 [comments] => OMG, Tonya is just *awesome*!! :) I moved to a new area, and in just 3 months have had my hair absolutely *butchered* by 2 other stylists. I saw this salon on naturallycurly.com, and had a few friends suggest it, so I gave them a try. I have 2c hair, and it was supposed to be cut in layers but instead was cut very bluntly by the last stylist. Tonya was able to squeeze me in when I walked in today, and the fix she gave my hair is priceless!! :) I'm so glad I went to her. I will recommend her to everyone I can. P.S. - In case you want to go to Rumorz, the will be moving to a new location on January 28th (per Tonya). The new location will still be on Hwy 77, and they will be in the same office strip as Dr. Larry Nichols (Crittenden County Chiropractic Clinic). [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-21 13:19:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 7724 ) [347] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 348 [salon_id] => 77 [user_id] => [stylist] => Andrea Nevitt [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been a client of Andrea's for a couple of years now and she ALWAYS has me leaving with a smile on my face! She also cuts my husbands hair, as well as my two teenage daughters. I like that she takes her time, and that she specializes in my extremely curly hair! Thanks Andrea! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-08-01 22:18:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 11513 ) [348] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 349 [salon_id] => 79 [user_id] => [stylist] => all [rating] => 0 [comments] => Made an appointment over the phone for about a week in advance. Showed up at the appointment time. Was told in a very loud and condescending way that I did not have an appointment. I did nothing to provoke this treatment. My manner was polite, my clothing was appropriate, my hair was clean and neat. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-21 13:35:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 448 ) [349] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 350 [salon_id] => 80 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mel B [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mel B has been cutting and coloring my hair for the past 2 years. I have alot of very curly hair. She knows just what to do and never gets overwhelmed. I love this girl and she has a great personality. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-20 01:10:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 441 ) [350] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 351 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Tabor [rating] => 0 [comments] => Barbara gave me the best haircut ever! Not only does it look great, but it s also super easy to fix in the morning. She was extremely meticulous and made sure everything was even and fell in correctly. When she was finished, she showed me how to take care of it and let me try a few spots. As far as the har color, I love it! I went in with dull, drab hair and left with soft, healthy, rich looking hair. I was hesitant and first, but she was absolutely right with what she thought needed to be done. I believe I have found a new hair stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-29 18:33:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 471 ) [351] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 352 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Luann [rating] => 0 [comments] => Luann cut my fine, wavy hair. She cut just a small amount and reshaped it. Finally, a stylist that won't cut too much. I also didn't have to go home and start cutting my hair because one side was longer than the other. The cost is reasonable, $25. I gave her a nice tip because I was happy. Her private number is (818) 723-4841. Call that number. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-26 17:54:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 544 ) [352] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 353 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Barbara for haircuts for my curly hair since for at least 6 years. There was a time period where I went to other hairstylists just because of financial constraints, but Barbara knows my hair very well and gives me a great cut. This last time she helped me understand why I was dealing with dryness and gave me tips and product reccommendations to restore my hair to health. I love my most recent haircut so much. She really knows and understands curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-24 13:35:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 798 ) [353] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 354 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => BARBARA TABOR [rating] => 0 [comments] => Barbara is an amazing stylist. I have never found anyone who took so much time with and interest in my hair. Even though she was busy, I knew that she really cared about making my hair healthier and easier to manage. she has a lot of knowledge about curly hair. I do not like to fuss with my hair. The way Barbara cut it, there is no need for me to spend a lot of time. If I choose to do nothing, my hair looks very nice right out of the shower. Also, she suggested a clear glaze which made my hair look shinier and healthier. I look forward to my next appointment because she is also a very nice person!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-10 23:35:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1379 ) [354] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 355 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => LUANN [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just came from getting my curly hair styled and I'm so happy with the cut that I thought I would share my experience. Luann takes time asking you what type of hair style you want and then gives her recommendations and explanations. I've tried many stylists and finally found an excellent one. Her haircoloring expertise is a bonus. She rents a space so the cost is more reasonable. About $30 for a haircut. Also, a very nice person. Her private number is 818 723-4841. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-18 22:55:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1507 ) [355] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 356 [salon_id] => 82 [user_id] => [stylist] => Robin [rating] => 0 [comments] => From San Francisco, San Diego and now a newbie to the Phoenix area I have been searching for a long term stylist. Four years and 12 stylists later, I think I found a winner. Robin did an excellent job, exceeded my expectations, and I have quite a challenging head of hair to deal with. I did start my quest in Scottsdale and booked an appointment with Tien (Vidal Sassoon) who is highly recommended on this site. Although the cut turned out great, he went ahead and did his own thing, cutting the layers I specifically asked him to leave long. Not listen to my instructions is something that doesn't fly with me when paying for a premium stylist. I decided to try La Bella which is closer to my home. Robin, who also has curly hair, listened to my concerns and instructions like she's dealt with it all before and then cut and styled perfectly (no razor anywhere in sight - a good sign). I would highly recommend Robin - and believe me, I've been through the good, bad and ugly hair stories. BTW she also did an excellent job with my color - FULL highlights in under 45 minutes which is a record for me and my 10 lbs of hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-23 12:37:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 319 ) [356] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 357 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Tabor [rating] => 0 [comments] => Barbara gave me the WORST haircut ever. I have been in tears and feeling sick to my stomach ever since I got home and took out the clips from my hair (she sent me home with). After reading the reviews on naturallycurl.com for her location in Woodland Hills I thought I would have my best haircut. I should have also read her reviews for her location in Beverly Hills. Barbara is very unprofessional and has too many clients and side jobs going on that she didn't make my first appointment. Why I made a second appointment after being stood up is something I will never do again with anyone. The second appointment (Barbara being 15 minutes late) I told her what I wanted and described the problems that I have with my hair. She said she understood and said she has hair like mine. I came home with a haircut that shows off the worst traits of my hair. I have a triangular haircut that is so unruly it looks like I need a haircut. It's straight in some spots, frizzy in others and curly underneath. This was a $75 mistake and I will never go back to Barbara again. She talked about her errands she had to run and how she was running late. She never took much time to look at my hair before washing it. She cut it wet, then was asking herself where some long strands were coming from when it was drying. Then she states she "does like to cut it dry, but it will look fine, if there is anything that needs to be done to let her know". I felt rushed and left with clips in my hair that was suppose to give me volume. My hair is so bad my husband even gives me hugs everytime I talk about my hair...instead of his usual "it's just fine hun!" statement. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-06 11:48:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1691 ) [357] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 358 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Aimee Cornwell [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have long, naturally curly hair that can get really frizzy and out of control. One of my friends recommended me to Aimee for cut, color and highlights, (basically the works.) I was a bit nervous because I just moved into town and was used to the way my other stylist back home did my hair. I have to say that Aimee did an awesome job...I have received so many complements for the color and the cut. The texture of my hair feels great and I love the way my color and highlights turned out. I definitely recommend her. She put me at ease and made me look and feel great! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-19 20:02:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1864 ) [358] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 359 [salon_id] => 82 [user_id] => [stylist] => Robin [rating] => 0 [comments] => So I've recently begun a weight loss journey. I started April 1st and weighed in on May 1st to discover a loss of 13 pounds. My whole life I've been a "stylist orphan" I'll say. As a reward to myself for my success, I decided to treat myself to a haircut with a stylist who knows curly hair. Based on the previous review and location of La Bella, I made an appointment to see Robin. Here's my top five reasons I scheduled my next haircut with her at the end of my first appointment: *She took time before my cut and color to sincerly inquire as to what I was hoping for. (quality service) *I had emailed photos of a curly cut I liked and the pics did not come through on the email. Robin looked up the pics and had them ready when I came in. (going the extra mile is rare nowadays) *I enjoyed my visit to the salon and time flew by because she was so nice and funny, and a pleasure to chat with. (genuine hairstylist) *After she was done with the color and cut, she re-wet and conditioned my hair! She did this so I wouldn't leave the salon with an overly messed with frizzy flop of a hairdo. Most places I would leave frizzy or they'd offer to "blow it out" which is not at all how I fix it day to day.(stylist who thinks about your tomorrow) *As I watched her apply hair product, i noticed the flow of the application, and the seriousness in her style, it was as if she were leading an orchestra or painting a picture. (passion for the art) After my visit to La Bella, I was *happy*. This is a feeling I'd yet to feel coming from a haircut. As I told my husband, who knew of my appointment and smiled ear to ear when he saw me after, I am no longer an orphan! I can finally say I've found a stylist, she is Robin, at La Bella. Lesley [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-03 16:37:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2536 ) [359] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 360 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => I looked up on this site for a great stylist for curly hair. I went to Barbara and my hair has never looked better! She took time out for me to show me how to style my own hair at home. Finally, I am getting used to that process and my hair looks GREAT! I knew that it was a good cut when I went clubbing last night and some random girl with curly hair came up to me saying, "My hair is exactly like yours. But, I want it to look like yours. It's perfect." Thanks so much Barbara. You have yourself a new client :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-09 11:57:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2183 ) [360] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 361 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => Barbara is amazing! I have been to so many salons in my life, and I have never been happy with my curly hair. That all changed when I met Barbara. She knows how to cut, style, condition and everything there is to know about hair! I am so happy I found her, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants their hair to look the best that it can look. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-24 21:39:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3063 ) [361] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 362 [salon_id] => 83 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ira Michael [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Ira Michael for a couple of years now for cut and color. Every single hair cut and color I've gotten has been wonderful! I've had my share of horror hair stories in the past so it is a breath of fresh air to know that my hair will always turn out fantastic. I am a wash and go type of person and he always keeps that in mind and my hair looks great whether I air dry it or take the time to style it. It also always grows out nicely. Also, I really like the salon atmosphere. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-28 19:50:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 72 ) [362] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 363 [salon_id] => 82 [user_id] => [stylist] => Robin [rating] => 0 [comments] => So, I booked an appointment with Robin after reading the two reviews from other guest on this site. Since I had never been to Robin or that La Bella Salon before, I was nervous. However, as I saw Robin and noticed she had naturally curly hair that looked adorable I was instantly put at ease. She was super nice, professional, and gave me a lot of great tips on getting the best curls. Not to mention, I absolutley LOVE my hair cut. My hair was long and drab before and I explained to her that I think I wanted to go with layers to give my hair some body. She did a wonderful job. I'm referring everyone of my friends with naturally curly hair to her. She is awesome and I think I've finally found a stylist that I can stick with. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-18 16:20:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6744 ) [363] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 364 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => Fran Bernstein [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-11-03 10:35:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6650 ) [364] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 365 [salon_id] => 81 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have very frizzy curly hair and was looking for someone to cut my hair because it's very difficult to shape correctly. I went to Barbara last night and she's amazing . My hair has a perfect shape and the frizz is gone. I highly recommend Barbara if you have hair like mine. I have received alot of compliments on my hair today also. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-03 10:39:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6651 ) [365] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 366 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => Holli is by far the best stylist for curly and wavy hair. I have been to many so-called curl specialists only to be disappointed over. Holli has trained with Lorraine Massey creator of Deva curl prducts and author of "Curly Girl" I have never had so many compliments on my hair,she always has new ideas for cuts and color and continues education for the latest styles. Even better, she has curls too! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-01-30 15:24:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 76 ) [366] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 367 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am a teenager with curly hair and have been going to Holli for the past three years. She is extremely nice and always cuts curly hair beautifully. My mother and two older sisters also get their hair cut by Holli and are satisfied every time. She has a real knowledge of products and haircare techniques. She is young and hip, and she has curly hair herself! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-02-19 10:26:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 138 ) [367] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 368 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to another stylist in the area trained in the Curly Girl technique for a few months before discovering Holli. I was excited that the salon was closer to home, so I thought I would give her a try. I assumed that since both stylists were trained in the Curly Girl technique, that there wouldn't be much difference in how my hair cut came out. I was wrong! I was thrilled to find out that even though both stylists are trained the same, Holli was so much better! My hair looks amazing, and the styling tips she gave me were so much easier than what the other stylist taught me. I am so happy I found Holli--she is better than any other stylist in KC for curly hair--hands down! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-03-18 09:36:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 216 ) [368] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 369 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I know that Holli already comes highly recommended but I wanted to add my opinion as well. I recently had my hair styled by her. She did a fantastic job! I have suffered my whole life with tree hair. I am sure you are all aware of the wedge that forms when you receive a not so good hair cut. Holli totally understood this and explained why the cut she was giving me would solve this problem. I am getting married soon and she also gave me tips on how to explain to the stylist how I wanted my hair to be done and look. (getting married out of state or else she would be styling it) I am definitely spreading the word about her gift for helping curly haired chicks! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-10-07 19:22:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 747 ) [369] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 370 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 0 [comments] => Holli is incredible! I almost couldn't believe that anyone in KC could actually cut hair like they do at Devachan in New York. Boy was I wrong! And thankfully at that! Holli was not only well educated, but one of the sweetest stylist I have ever been to. She listened to me very intentively before she even thought about cutting my hair. I got color and a cut and have never felt so beautiful! Not to mention any of the other fab services this salon offers, facials, massage, they even have a nurse on staff! Look no further you have found your gal! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2007-01-17 15:35:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1021 ) [370] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 371 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holly [rating] => 0 [comments] => WOW!!! Without question the best hair experience of my life. I've been to two other stylists trained in the Curly Girl method, and was shocked at the difference. Absolutely the best haircut I've ever had, as well as gorgeous color. And Holly won't send you out the door with wet hair... She makes you beautiful first and she makes sure that you're perfect before letting you leave. I also loved the fact that you aren't in a salon full of strangers, but in a private room with Holly for the whole time. We had a great visit, and it felt more like spending the afternoon with one of my best girlfriends. It was just a fabulous experience from beginning to end and I can't recommend her highly enough. I live in St. Louis, but I'll be happy to make the 4+ hour trip! Amy A., St. Louis [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-13 14:36:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1104 ) [371] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 372 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hey girls look no further. I know Holli already has many great write-ups. But she truly is awesome!! I never had stylist take so much time into helping me with my curls. She is great, and she makes sure you are beautiful before you leave. In all my 28 years I have NEVER left after a haircut and actually LOVED my haircut. Check out her website. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-17 20:17:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1309 ) [372] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 373 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I saw the recommendations for Cookie on this site, so I made an appointment with her. For the first time in my life, someone cut my hair the way curly hair should be cut! I did not recognize my own hair when she was finished because I did not know that it could curl in such a spectacular way! It has been a week since I got my hair cut, and every day my hair looks just as good as it did when I came out of the salon. The cut is a little shorter than I expected so it has taken some time to get used to, but it is what my curls needed. She also used products in it that define the curls and make them shiny; I got similar products and I reproduce the same marvelous curls every day. I highly recommend her! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-05-03 12:46:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 349 ) [373] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 374 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => Look no further all you curly head girls. Holli is great! She is such a sweet gal and she really knows what she is doing. In all my 28 years, this is the first time I have gotten a hair cut that I didn't feel like I had to go straight home and "fix" it before I went out again. I'm so glad I found her! Chech out her website.... www.AestheticEssentials.net [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-24 07:24:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1328 ) [374] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 375 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Cookie after reading the rave reviews on this site. The hair cut I got was just okay. There are now areas in my hair which poof out that I don't like. Overall, I'd say the cut I got was okay, but not superb. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-12-04 10:42:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 900 ) [375] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 376 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was pulling my curly hair straight for nearly all the 30 something years of my life until I was introduced by a co-worker to Holli! I read the Curly Girl book before visiting Holli, and was very skeptical--the whole idea of NOT shampooing my hair at least once if not twice per day really scared me. However, Holli is WONDERFUL, not only does she give you a great cut and good advice but she really teaches you how to get the salon styled look at home. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-29 08:30:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1783 ) [376] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 377 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cookie gave me one of the best cuts I've ever had. She's the first person that's cut my hair who truly understands curly hair. My triangle-head is gone! She took time with me and gave me alot of great advise on products in general (she doesn't push anything on you) and what is best for the curly hair structure. She wet and conditioned my hair to cut it - no shampoo. I'll be going back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-12-15 07:50:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 927 ) [377] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 378 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I don't want to give Holli a bad review, but my last haircut with her was a mess. In the past she had done a great job on my hair, but the last cut I got, she used a comb and did some layering in the back, and didn't really cut me curl by curl as LM teaches. She used a cone-filled hairspray as my styler, and I had to go home and wash my hair. I think Holli is a sweet girl, and good stylist, but it seemed to me that she is getting a little rusty on the curly girl method. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-07 09:08:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2548 ) [378] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 379 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I hate to burst the "Cookie" bubble, but I want to spare others the expense and disappointment that I just experienced with her. After searching endlessly for a good "curly hair" stylist, I made an appointment with Cookie, based on the enthusiastic reviews I read on this site. One review did state that she cut too short, but I went anyway. First cut was great. She was friendly, informative and attentive. The cut was WAY too short (by several inches!), but Cookie assured me that she needed to remove all the dry ends. I was ok with that for the first cut. I waited 3 months to return, mostly to let my hair grow out. In that time, my hair was easy to style, curled well with little effort, looked good. I was happy. I had my 2nd appointment yesterday. Told her upfront and specifically that the last cut was great, but too short. That I was happy with my hair's current length. Don't take anything off the length. Just trim up the top, back and sides. Once again, I now have too short hair. All over. It's not even curling nicely today because too much was taken off. Three months of growth gone. I will NOT be returning to Cookie. I am certainly willing to try new things and am open to a stylist's advise, but I believe it should be a stylist's priority to LISTEN to, ACKNOWLEDGE, and RESPECT the client's wishes and needs. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-12-29 11:39:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 955 ) [379] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 380 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I started going to Holli about a year and a half ago based off of the reviews on here. She is absolutely great! I walked out of the salon with the best looking curls I have ever had. She showed me how to do the same on my own and I have been able to keep it up ever since. Unfortunetly, I moved to the Atlanta area about a year ago. I miss Holli so much that when I am back in town for work, I schedule an appointment with her. I tried a lady who claimed to be a specialist in curly hair with her own technique in Atlanta and I hated what she did. Schedule an appointment with Holli...you will be happy you did! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-14 18:02:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2576 ) [380] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 381 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I too went to see Cookie at the end of September, and have to agree with some of the other posters.. I have been growing out my hair again, because she cut way too much off. I couldn't even put my hair up in a clip without it falling down again. The haircut is great, if she could just keep it longer, and not cut so..much off. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-08 10:19:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1082 ) [381] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 382 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => First of all, Cookie's hilarious! Not only was she really easy to talk to, she was willing to work with me on my own tricky hair requirements (short hair that often needs to be pulled back for laboratory work). She had a million suggestions that I could actually do on my own too. And, I've never had a haircut that suited me better. Go see her!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-15 14:45:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1500 ) [382] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 383 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just discovered that Holli has now moved to Tanglez Hair Salon in Overland Park. She can be reached at 913-385-2875 or www.tanglezbyholli.com. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-07-23 17:15:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2822 ) [383] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 384 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was truly hopeful when visiting Cookie. I strongly vocalized my need for "touching up " my layers, but that I didn't want length taken off.... Yes she's funny, yes she's easy to talk to. But my head is not her canvass. I was upset to find she didn't listen to my request at all. She gave me what she called a "bohemian" look, which involved cutting 5 inches off and giving me essentially a curly mullet with a rat tail. Yes, a rat-tail. I can't believe I paid this woman. Apparently some people are happy with her, but she has ruined a full year of growing out my hair. I paid her $60 to cry over my hair for two days, and due to the "mullet", I can't even put it up to hide how ugly it is while I try to grow it out again. As far as I'm concerned, she owes me $60. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-10 08:32:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1587 ) [384] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 385 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got a great cut from Holli! She knows curly hair and cuts it dry. I'm trying to grow my hair longer and she was able to revive my curls without sacrificing any length. She also taught me some great wet styling tips that produced springy ringlets where I had only been getting so-so waves. I'm so happy I found her! I'll definitely be going back. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-02 14:40:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3983 ) [385] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 386 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have to completely agree with the previous poster who wrote that Cookie gave her a "rat-tail," she did the same thing to me. She gave me the worst haircut I have ever had. I went in with high expectations based on some of the reviews I had read on this site. I asked for no length to be taken off, just an allover trim -- she took off 3 inches. My hair feels SO thin now, half my hair was lying on the floor when she was finished. To make things worse, the layers on one side of my hair were cut noticeably shorter than the other, but I didn't catch it until it was too late. Cookie is friendly and *appears* to be listening, but I think she just does whatever she wants to instead. I will never go back to her. Worse, I'm going to have to wait forever to have this awful haircut grow out [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-06 06:02:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1689 ) [386] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 387 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got a great cut from Holli. She knows curly hair and cuts it dry. I'm trying to grow my hair longer and she was able to revive my curls without sacrificing any length. My hair is very fine and my curls are easily obliterated by heavy conditioner or the wrong gel. Holli knew exactly what products and techniques to use to get the best results. She taught me some great wet styling tips that produced springy ringlets where I had only been getting so-so waves. The whole experience was nice because she works from a private suite inside a Sola Salon. Its just you and the stylist alone in a room. No trying to communicate your wishes in a loud, hectic setting. No being hustled off to the shampoo girl (shudder). I loved my cut. I'll definitely be going back. Holli used to be at Reflections of Radiance in Olathe, KS. She has about a dozen other reviews listed under that salon. Now you can find her at 89th and Metcalf in Overland Park. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-05-03 11:45:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3985 ) [387] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 388 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Cookie for 4 years now and love her. I do feel like she always cuts more off than I want, but I always love her styles and she's the only person I'd ever tell to "feel free to do whatever you want, just don't make it too short". She also works for the Purology design team teaching people across the country to cut hair, and she even has some patents on her block-cutting techniques. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-18 17:52:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2701 ) [388] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 389 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Holli through this website. For years I have been putting up with bad haircuts by people who do not know how to cut curly hair. Holli explained everything she was doing to my hair as she was doing it, walked me through how to take care of my hair at home, and showed me specific techniques for maximum control of my curls. This was the first time I left a salon and did not immediately rush home to wash and style before anyone I knew could see me. I would recommend Holli to all my curly friends! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-30 09:39:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 4518 ) [389] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 390 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wrote a review of cookie but I don't know if it didn't get posted or something because I don't see it. Anyway, I love her and she's the first person who actually got me to appreciate my curls and told me about the Curly Girl book. She also told me to throw out the shampoo, and cuts the hair first wet, then dry. She sometimes has me come back in one week just to see how things have settled out for me. She also has given me several free lessons on how to do my hair at home. Finally, she also did my wedding makeup and hair and I sure wish she did makeup for a living too! She was WAY better than anyone who I've ever been to who calls themselves a make up artist! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-18 18:01:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2703 ) [390] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 391 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I tried Holli yesterday and am VERY happy with my cut although it will take me a few days to be able to manage it on my own. Most of the tips she gave me I had already figured out by poking around on the message boards here and, I didn't totally love the products she used but then, I don't totally love the ones I'm using yet either. Overall though, a very good experience and I will definitely go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-14 15:56:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6125 ) [391] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 392 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => she can work magic with curly hair. whenever i got my hair cut short, it always ended up a disaster. so when i went to above ground, i was a bit scared at first. also towards the end i got a bit nervous because Cookie seemed like she was cutting off more than i wanted. But it ended up looking amazing. If you are getting your hair cut here, my advice is let cookie do her thing. she really knows what she is doing. first time in my life that i do not have anything tying back my hair and i am proud to sport my curls!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-27 20:32:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3589 ) [392] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 393 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am 4* years old and am just now learning to embrace my curls. I decided that if I was going to do this (go curly), I needed to do it right and start with a great cut. I got exactly that from Holli. She cut my hair dry, then after cowashing it, she took the time to teach me how to properly style/care for my hair. It's sooo easy! And I've had a ton of compliments since my cut. Thank you Holli! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-23 11:04:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6350 ) [393] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 394 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Andrew and Cookie [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading that the salon specialized in curly hair I was excited - but the cut I received here was the worst I have ever had and I am still growing it out. My boyfriend had to even out the sides the next morning. They did not listen to what I asked for and once the cut was done and it was time to dry Andrew asked how to dry it curly...he didnt even know how to use a diffuser - so much for a curly salon! never again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-10 12:17:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 4164 ) [394] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 395 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 0 [comments] => Just a Heads Up I called and received no answer or voicemail. I emailed and heard nothing back. Unsure if this salon is still up and running? [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-27 22:54:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 6782 ) [395] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 396 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 1 [comments] => Worst haircut EVER!!! DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU HAVE CURLY HAIR!! The first few times I went to Cookie, my hair looked awesome. She cut the curls perfectly - great haircut! DO NOT BE FOOLED!! She will suck you in and then it is like an alter ego kicks in and she will butcher your hair!! My last haircut has taken years to grow back to the length it was before my last haircut from Cookie. My cut was so awful that a girl I worked with saw me and started crying. I had to go home and cut my own hair to try and even it up. I have had so many stylists over the years and most try to cut my hair as if it were straight, I've had layers, bangs, super short hair and super long hair, but I have NEVER, EVER, EVER had such an awful cut. Totally unexpected from my previous experiences with Cooke.... Do yourself a favor and save yourself the pain and agony - Great Cuts is only $8 and you will have a much better experience!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-09-16 08:19:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9658 ) [396] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 397 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree-Meyer [rating] => 5 [comments] => Even though I have been curly all my life, I'm just now embracing my curls at 43 years of age. Holli was wonderful in showing me the correct way to style my hair and gave me a tremendous cut that accentuated this wonderful accessory I have --my curly hair! No question for her is to silly or trivial. It's obvious she loves what she does, and she does it so well. Holli gets an A+ from me!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-04 16:43:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 7290 ) [397] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 398 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cookie [rating] => 3 [comments] => I have seen Cookie for years. I have found her to be very hit or miss. I have gotten some great hair cuts. I have also gotten some pretty bad hair cuts. When she is on her game she is great, but unfortunately she is not consistent. I'm looking elsewhere. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-11-07 19:41:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9943 ) [398] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 399 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => holli [rating] => 5 [comments] => My first curly haircut! Am so glad I decided to do because Holli did a wonderful job bringing out the curl pattern in my 2B hair. She really knows her stuff & took her time in showing me all the steps. Did not feel rushed at all or pressured to buy product. Oh yeah...it's an individual room too, so no interuptions. Great experience & will definately be going back. Would recommend any curly to go to her. A+ [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-16 19:51:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 8562 ) [399] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 400 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ryan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Ryan is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about curly hair! I learned so much from him about how to take care of my curls. He gave me the first haircut that I was ever satisfied with. Such a huge relief to finally find someone I felt I could trust with my curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-08-04 15:54:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 11527 ) [400] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 401 [salon_id] => 86 [user_id] => [stylist] => Arlene Nicole [rating] => 0 [comments] => She is great with curly hair, only one in town. She has so much experience and is the sweetest thing. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-21 22:36:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1877 ) [401] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 402 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree-Meyer [rating] => 3 [comments] => I have gone to Holli a few times and she is great. She gave me my first GOOD haircut. BUT, beware. She apparently doesn't value her clients enough to keep her appointments. One Saurday I was her first appointment of the day and I waited for an hour. I tried calling her but only got her work voicemail, which is the only way to get a hold of her. I was waiting there when her next appmt showed up. She said Holli had done this to her before. Just not shown up. She finally emailed me telling me she had been at the hospital visiting her grandma and that she was sick herself, slept on the floor of her bathroom, and asked her friend to call the clients that had appmts that day. Ok. Decided to give her another chance. Again, she did an amazing job. But then I get a call from a friend that also goes to Holli. She's a no show. My initial thought when she missed my appmt was that she was out partying way too hard on Friday night. Whne my friend said she had been stood up on a Tuesday, I thougt: "She even stands up her clients in the middle of the week!" Well it just so happens that Monday was Memorial Day and she missed appmts on Tuesday. My guess is she was out partying on Monday. Nothing wrong with having a day off and enjoying yourself, but at the expense of clients? That's just rude. My friend and I live in Miami County, not a short drive (Holli is over an hour away for my friend!) so for her to not shw up in so inconsiderate. We are done with her. Try Nicole Maere at salonbliss.com, she does an amazing job!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-06-01 13:09:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9095 ) [402] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 403 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ryan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been going to Ryan for about 2 years now. He is an EXPERT in cutting curly hair and literally does the best color/highlights I have ever had (and I have had a lot of people color my hair). Hands down, I have never been happier with a stylist. If you are reading this, you know how hard it is to find someone that can cut curly hair, and believe me I have had some terrible haircuts. Ryan takes his time highlighting, washing, styling, cutting and pays special attention to every one of my curls. He listens and knows what I want, but will also tell me if he thinks I need to take more off, do something different, etc. I basically just let him do his thing now without much input because I really trust him and know that my hair is in great hands. I have never left that place unhappy at all. On top of that, everyone there is super friendly and Ryan himself is hilarious and also just a really interesting person. I have such a great time when I go to Above Ground! They even had a henna tattoo artist there one Saturday when I got a cut...it was so much fun! Ladies in Ann Arbor with curly hair...you are crazy if you go anywhere else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-08-14 12:27:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 11577 ) [403] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 404 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 1 [comments] => I went here for a cut and while she was cutting my hair she had another person in her tiny box of a salon having their color processing, so much for personal service. When I left the salon paying almost $90 for a cut with tip I felt robbed,especially when the cut didn't look good. I tried to call her to ask her to correct- phone message stated she only listens to messages a few times week...really poor service. I was to pick up some product that was coming in that morning so I drove over at lunch. Not only was I told that she didn't have any time to correct the cut, but that she couldn't fit me in for over a week...and the product wasn't there. Don't waste your time or money going to Holli. Go see Colby at The Salon(on Main)she does a great job with a curly cut and color! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-07-28 08:54:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9424 ) [404] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 405 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ryan [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been going to Ryan for about 2 years now. He is an EXPERT in cutting curly hair and literally does the best color/highlights I have ever had (and I have had a lot of people color my hair). Hands down, I have never been happier with a stylist. If you are reading this, you know how hard it is to find someone that can cut curly hair, and believe me I have had some terrible haircuts. Ryan takes his time highlighting, washing, styling, cutting and pays special attention to every one of my curls. He listens and knows what I want, but will also tell me if he thinks I need to take more off, do something different, etc. I basically just let him do his thing now without much input because I really trust him and know that my hair is in great hands. I have never left that place unhappy at all. On top of that, everyone there is super friendly and Ryan himself is hilarious and also just a really interesting person. I have such a great time when I go to Above Ground! They even had a henna tattoo artist there one Saturday when I got a cut...it was so much fun! Ladies in Ann Arbor with curly hair...you are crazy if you go anywhere else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-08-14 12:27:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 11578 ) [405] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 406 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 2 [comments] => I think Holli is great at cutting curly hair. BUT, be very aware that she likes to waste your time. I have scheduled only three appointments with Holli. The first went great and I loved my cut. A rarity in the curly world. The second appointment I was only 30 minutes from my appointment time and I received a call from her saying that she had been sick for 2 days and needed to cancel my appointment to go to the doctor. I live 25 miles from her salon and have to find someone to watch my kids while I get a haircut. I was already nearly to the salon when she called. Also, as most curly girls know, that you have to have your hair styled and completely dry as you normally wear it to get a dry cut. That takes hours to do. If she had been sick for 2 days a heads up the night before would have been appreciated. I told her that I would not be returning if she canceled my appointment. So, she got out of bed and cut my hair. I tipped her well and left happy with my cut. I set up another appointment and arrived today eager to get my curls evened for my family pictures tomorrow. My appointment time came and went....no Holli. As I was walking to my car 20 minutes after my appt time I received an email about a family emergency and she would not make her appts that day. Awesome. A 50 mile round trip drive, money to a babysitter, and only 3 hours sleep after I got off working night shift to get my hair washed and dried, for nothing! And.....my curls will not be fresh and even for my pictures tomorrow. I will not be returning to Holli as my free time is too hard to come by to be used like this. I gave her two stars instead of 1 because she really can cut curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-09-30 17:00:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9749 ) [406] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 407 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ryan [rating] => 5 [comments] => Ryan did an incredible job on my hair. The cut was like I had never had before and I got tons of compliments. I especially loved the coloring he did to my hair, absolutly perfect! The salon had a great atmosphere and everyone was wonderful. Was an awesome experience! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-08-14 13:27:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 11580 ) [407] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 408 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 5 [comments] => I decided to finally find someone in the Kansas City area who knows how to cut curly hair! And Holli fits the bill. She's been cutting hair for nearly 2 decades, and I could tell she knew what she was doing! My hair looks the best it's ever looked and my friends are amazed at the transformation from the big tumbleweed on my hair to the tame, elegant curls she was able to uncover. She was able to determine what I needed for the cut and color very quickly, again, her experience shows. And she took the time to ensure I knew how to recreate the style when I got home. Holli is very professional and personable, and I really enjoyed getting to know her. I look forward to a long relationship. I should, but I never take the time to do things like this. I really wanted to let other "fluffy heads" know what a find she is! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-10-02 12:50:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9763 ) [408] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 409 [salon_id] => 85 [user_id] => [stylist] => Julie [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've been shy of going to Above Ground. My friend has gone to Cookie for years, but she is far more adventurous with her hair than I am. I decided to try Julie about 3 months ago, when a stylist at another salon used thinning shears and made me a huge frizz ball. She corrected it and then I was hooked! If she can give me the best haircut I've had in the 12 years I've lived in Ann Arbor immediately after getting a disaster, then she is pure gold and worth every penny. I went to her for a second time and she completely got what I wanted, and boy did she deliver. My hair has never been as bouncy and behavin' until her. I've always been a fickle pickle with hairdressers, but I'm settled now. WORTH EVERY PENNY! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-07 19:42:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 13033 ) [409] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 410 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree-Meyer [rating] => 1 [comments] => I am returning home from yet again waiting for Holli without any idea what is going on. Holli gives a great curly cut, which is why this is such a hard review. But I have been STOOD UP THREE TIMES. For me that is a year and a half of missed/rescheduled appointments. Each time I sit and wait I call the only number provided and you can hear the salon phone ring and voice mail answer. There is such a thing as the ability to change your outgoing voice mail, but even that common courtesy is not extended. The communication after is pleasant but never apologetic or concerned that I may be getting closer to an unhappy customer. Never is she readily available to reschedule the appointment. There is always an excuse that you can relate to and realize happens in people's lives. It is just disheartening that it happens ALL THE TIME. This was my "give it another shot" appointment, so I guess I will have to really work on finding another stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-11-01 10:36:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 9905 ) [410] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 411 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli Winfree [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've been going to Holli for several years now and she has been the only stylist to have taught me how to manage my crazy curly hair. Considering all she's been through the past couple of years I have and I will remain to be a loyal client. I'm always welcomed in her salon with open arms and good vibes. I always leave feeling bright and beautiful. No other stylist has done my hair as well as she has. I would highly recommend her. The only downside I've experienced with Holli are her website mishaps. Sometimes my confirmations end up in spam or send too late to cofirm, but that has only happened twice in the past 6 years. Expect a warm smile and a great haircut when seeing Holli. She's by far the best in the KC area! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-04-21 22:26:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 12824 ) [411] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 412 [salon_id] => 84 [user_id] => [stylist] => Holli [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Holli is truly amazing! She is the only person that I have trusted to touch my curls ever since I found her on this website 5 years ago. I am sad that she has left the KC area and returned to Texas. 

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-08-15 18:52:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 15174 ) [412] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 413 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty Boechler [rating] => 0 [comments] => I moved from Toronto to Vancouver last year and had to find a new stylist. I found recommendations for Marty at this site and made an appointment. I knew it would take a few cuts before he 'knew' my hair, but I think he has magic scissors! Each cut just gets better and better! I brought a picture to my last appointment to see what Marty thought of the style on me. He worked his magic and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the result. I even e-mailed him the day after to let him know how happy I was with the cut. I love that Marty dry cuts my hair first and then gives the most wonderful, relaxing scalp and neck massage when washing my hair. He always uses and recommends (NOT PUSHES) wonderful products. I've never been disappointed. The entire experience is a treat for me. Marty recently left Stratosphere Salon and I will definitely be following him to his new salon. No way I'm losing such a wonderful and talented stylist! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-11 18:11:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1005 ) [413] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 414 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => MARTY [rating] => 0 [comments] => Yes! This is the same Marty from STRATOSPHERE. He recently moved to this new smaller salon in Gastown and with all the recommendations here online I'm sure all us curly girls will follow. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-12 23:13:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1009 ) [414] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 415 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Marty based on the recommendations from this site. I am sorely disappointed! I just moved to Vancouver and was/still is hesitant about seeing a new stylist after having a good one back home for the last 6 years. I left the salon, kinda liking my hair, as he took his time to style it. I did tell him I'm a wash-n-go kinda gal. The next week after that was a nightmare! If I didn't look like a poodle, I looked like Sophia from Golden Girls. He was nice enough to email me asking how I liked my new cut, when I emailed him back, indicating I wasn't happy with it, he never replied. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-12 15:26:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1294 ) [415] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 416 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Marty for a while now. He always has done a wonderful job. Yesterday I went to see if we could do something "new". I needed a change. I never have had many choices when it comes to different styles, but with Marty the options are endless! I came home with a new look and feeling wonderful. No need to fear. Go to Marty and leave your hair in his capable hands. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-19 10:31:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1315 ) [416] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 417 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty Boechler [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Marty Boechler at Burke & Hair after reading more than one bad review on this site, and in retrospect I think I did it because he had the most reviews, which I see now was an error of judgment. I wish now that I hadnt let this man near my hair, and I urge you not to either. The haircut I got from Marty Boechler last Friday is the worst I've ever had in my life. The "lesbian mullet" someone mentioned in another review is descriptive. He seems to have ideas about how hair behaves that simply are not borne out in reality. He left long pieces hanging out of this cut in random places. When I pointed them out, he told me that they would curl up later. I waited a few days before chopping them off out of morbid fascination with such bad work. I simply can't believe how bad this cut is. I'm exploring creative use of barrettes and hair clips as never before. I'm glad I telecommute now and don't have to face an office full of people. And thank God hair does grow back. When I went to see him last Friday, he told me he had gotten many referrals from this site. I hope this review prevents at least a few people from making the same mistake I did. If you know of anyone else good in Vancouver, post a positive review, and if you do go to Marty, after you've worked through the shock and trauma, please post your experience so that this doesn't have to happen to anyone else. Thanks. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-30 08:31:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1414 ) [417] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 418 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been a client of Marty's for about five years now. After reading the (very) few negative comments on here I thought I would respond in his defence. Marty has always listened to what my needs are and has always given me what I want. Or has made suggestions that always work. Marty is not the type of person that would not respond to emails or give people "ugly" or unrealistic hairstyles. Perhaps these people just didn't like the STYLE that was chosen(which doesn't mean it's a BAD haircut). Everyone has different hair and when it comes to curls even more so. After reading all the other bad reviews on here it makes sense that the people with the most positive ones ARE better despite the occasional "bad" review. I for one have nothing bad to say...I enjoy seeing Marty and am always happy! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-18 13:43:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1995 ) [418] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 419 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => After two cuts, I realized that Marty is not for me and my super fine, wavy hair. Like another reviewer, I don't feel Marty 'gets' my hair or really understands wavy/curly hair. Both cuts were almost identical. And, he really didn't do much with the top part and front of my hair (it's quite long). So, I felt like I had half hair cuts with extensive layering on the bottom half (the kind that makes my hair kinky rather than curly so it was the wrong type of layering). [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-06 13:57:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2085 ) [419] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 420 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been a client of Marty's for a few years now. I have followed him from Stratosphere to the foot of Granville Bridge and now to his home at Burke and Co. I have been very happy with his technique and styling products. He cuts your curly hair dry which most people are not use to. It makes sense as the curl is different when wet. I have always found Marty listens to me and I often bring a picture of what I am looking for. The salon is intimate and I find they are always on time and they do not rush the appointments like some of the bigger salons. I just wanted to put my two cents in as there are some not so positive responses on here. My suggestion is to bring in a picture(s), that way he is not guessing what you want. It's all about communication! PS I have not had color or highlights done-only cuts. Cindy Kitsilano [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-02 11:51:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2423 ) [420] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 421 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty Boechler [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was visiting Vancouver on business and had free time, so I checked this site for a recommendation. I decided to go with Marty since so many others have endorsed him. Naturally Curly.com users did not disappoint! Marty was great and I really enjoy the cut he has given me. I have very thick, very big hair. The bulk of my curl is in the back of my head, and when I turn to the side, my profile is ridculous; I have more hair than face. Marty asked lots of questions and recommended shorter layers in the back to help manage the squirrel's nest I had going on back there. He cut my hair dry, which I love, and then cleaned it up again when it was wet. The result, as my co-worker described, makes the back of my head look like my hair is one length. It's also no longer bulky and the layers in the front are fabulous as well. I'll definately be back in Vancouver for business and I wiil definately be back to see Marty. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-09-24 12:56:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 4649 ) [421] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 422 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => Marty is great! He listened to what I wanted, and gave good suggestions. His shaping was perfect, and when I styled my hair at home, I loved it! I highly recommend a visit to Marty if you have curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-30 12:18:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 5587 ) [422] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 423 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I LOVE my haircut, or my "no cut cut" ;) hehe I don't remember exactly what he said. Anyways I love my cut-it's amazing :] the thinning out was done at the bottom where I needed it and everything was evened out beautifully. He really understood curly hair and was VERY helpful/& informative!! He did a great job and I learned a few new things. The salon itself was really nice-kind of like an apartment suit. It was great :) unfortunately Marty is leaving to work somewhere else :( I really want to follow him I'll have to see if I can afford it since I can't work yet-it cost me 73 bucks-I gave him 80-wish I tipped him higher though :S the "base price" is $50 for a cut (he did condition it after because he cut my hair dry :) ) the base price at the new place for senior stylists is $65. I really hope I can afford it-he is much worth it. My hair looks great-a lot lighter :) I recommend Marty, friendly and great at what he does :] [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-26 18:13:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 5862 ) [423] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 424 [salon_id] => 87 [user_id] => [stylist] => MARTY [rating] => 0 [comments] => MARTY IS RELOCATING! I was in to see Marty last week and he told me he was moving to a new salon! I know how hard it was for me to find him so now that I have...I certainly will follow him to DABURN SALON...1073 Cambie Street. www.idaburn.com [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-28 12:44:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 5871 ) [424] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 425 [salon_id] => 88 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary [rating] => 0 [comments] => As with all of us here, I can never seem to find a stylist who knows how to cut curly hair. I was searching the internet for hair salons in Denver and Tuana Hair Design peeked my interest. So I gave them a call and asked to make an appointment with someone who knew how to cut curly hair. I was booked w/ Mary. I didn't know anything about her, so I took a chance. Well, I am extremely happy that I did, because I now have the exact haircut I've been trying to have other stylists around town give me for the past 2 yrs (without any luck). I have shorter hair and I wanted something fun and funky and Mary was able to deliver. I will definitely go back. Tuana Hair Design is located in Highlands, on 15th St -- just a few blocks from the REI Flagship store. It's a cute little salon without the attitude. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-08 12:24:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1580 ) [425] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 426 [salon_id] => 89 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kelley [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was months overdue for a haircut, and finally gave in and picked a salon from a local website. I'm so happy I did! Kelley was obviously enthusiastic about curly hair, and even pointed me towards this website. She had great suggestions on haircare and styling, innovative cutting techniques, and a fun conversationalist to boot. She turned an event I'd been dreading to a visit I'm looking forward to next time I need an update. Thanks Kelley! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-16 20:50:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 515 ) [426] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 427 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kimberly has moved from Savvy Concepts and started her own very lovely Aveda salon in NE Bakersfield. I just came from my appointment and I have to say, she still does a fantastic job! My color is great, and my hair feels light and free-- my curls are out of their shell and it feels fantastic! Check her out, she really knows what she is doing. She has many curly haired clients who will say the same. She'll give you a makeover that you will just love. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-19 18:31:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 691 ) [427] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 428 [salon_id] => 89 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kelley [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kelley has now moved to Burke & Hair, and of course I've followed her there. She's fantastic and really listens to what you want. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-03 18:19:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 3104 ) [428] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 429 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got Kimberly's name from the previous recommendation on this web-site. It is really hard to find someone who is knowledgeable about curly hair and knows how to cut, color and most all teach you the tricks to make your curly hair work better. Kimberly is the most knowlegeable stylist for curly hair that I have tried in Bakersfield (and I have tried a lot). She is also very good with color which was a bonus. I would definately recommend you give her a try if need help with your curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-22 17:32:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 1137 ) [429] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 430 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I LOVE KIM! Wowzers! Me and my uber long curls relocated to Bakersfield a little over 2 yrs ago. (I used to live in the S.F. Bay Area.) I desperately missed my stylist from the Bay who helped me to take good care of my curls, so naturally I was crazy nervous about finding someone to cut my hair out here in NoMansLand. I waited a ridiculously long 18 months before I even dare to try finding a stylist who took curly hair seriously. And when I began looking for a salon/stylist, I was saddened to discover that many of the salons/stylists here wanted to cut my hair then straighten it! ( Cuz' straight hair is all the rage here. :rolley-eyes: ) Yikes! All I wanted was a great cut to show off my awesome curls. After many a Google search, I stumbled upon NaturallyCurly.com and found the 2 lone reviews about Kim, the owner of Headquarters. Since I've great experience with Aveda products, I anxiously made an appointment. After 2 crazy stupid hot summers here in Bakoville, I knew that me and my super long curls needed to part. I simply could not stand the weight & heat of them on my hot little head any longer! So when I arrived, I explained to Kim how I was ready for a drastic change. She asked me repeatedly to confirm my desires to go short, (to make sure I wouldn't end up with buyers remorse!), and I gave the go-ahead. She cut 80% of my hair while dry, taking great care to help the curls fall into their naural position in a fabulously cute, short, edgy style. After washing my hair she only added a little serum and curl creme to keep my locks on full bounce mode-and MY HAIR LOOKED CRAZY BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT! <3 I've been back a few more times since and Kim's service is always supreme. She listens very well and gives helpful input whenever I ask. She excellent at explaining how/why your hair will/will-not pull off a particular style. And easily can create one for you based upon your hopes for your hair. When I expressed greater interest in how to care for my curls, she even located books and showed them to me at my follow-up appointments-that's dedication! I'm such a proud devotee that I recently took my 8 yr old daughter to have Kim cut her curls FOR THE FIRST TIME! My kiddo had NEVER had her curls cut before, and Kim took excellent care of them. I am one CRAZY SUPER HAPPY customer. :) [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-11 11:05:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2565 ) [430] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 431 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I walked in with hair down to my waist, I walked out with hair up to my ears! And I LOVE IT! I hadn't cut my curls since I reloctaed to Bakersfield-scared I wouldn't be able to trust a new stylist. I searched for an Aveda salon and found the reviews here about Kim. I was totally ready for a new hair/new me look and Kim gave me all that and then some! With every follow up appointment, Kim helps me to keep my curls looking fab by helping to research books and other information on keeping my hair naturally curly! ;) [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-13 13:05:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 2686 ) [431] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 432 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => "When you come in, wear your hair how you wear it everyday" That is THE MOST reassuring thing you want to hear while booking an appt. for your curly hair. I was very pleased to find Kim, who knows more about curly hair than I do! From the structure of curly hair to learning how to utilize the maximum potential of your curls, I was thrilled at how knowledgeable she was. I was equally happy when I left.....a "curly girl" [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-17 11:06:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:30 [legacy_review_id] => 4336 ) [432] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 433 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim....aka curl guru of Central Valley! [rating] => 0 [comments] => Well I would like to start this hair fairy-tale review off by saying I have found my "Curly god-mother!" Kim was just so wonderful and helpful to my head of curls. She was extremely knowledgeable and confident in her approach to curls. I felt extremely safe with her and completely trusted what she had in mind for my hair. I drove from Fresno which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away. Although that's a bit of a pain, I have no trouble doing it to finally have someone do me right! She was able to teach me things about my hair that I never knew. I am so lucky to have found her because my little girls is blessed with curls as well and I am happy to be able to help her better care and understand her hair. Thanks KIM...your a lovely woman and you do great work. See you in a few months!!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-04 16:29:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 5438 ) [433] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 434 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I absolutely love Kimberly at Headquarters Salon! I was very apprehensive about getting my hair cut (having not let scissors touch the curls in over a year, yikes!), so I did my research. I saw these reviews for Headquarters and made an appointment. Boy am I glad I did. I've seen Kimberly twice now and I would not trust anyone else with my curls. She's an artist with her scissors. Her work is truly amazing. From the moment you sit down in her chair, she makes you feel right at home. She doesn't even pick up her scissors until she is sure of what you want. She talks to you and actually gets to know you. I used to dread going to get my hair cut and now I can't wait for my next appointment! I would recommend Headquarters Salon to anyone who wants a good haircut. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-15 14:28:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 5677 ) [434] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 435 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kimberly truly is wonderful! I am always afraid to try a new stylist after having been burned by one too many bad hair cuts. Kimberly listens and knows her curls! I have a great cut and for the first time in a long time I can't wait to go back for my next hair cut!! Due to a string of bad cuts it is going to take some growing out and another cut or 2 to get the look I want but I'm certain Kimberly can do it. Thanks to all of the ladies that reviewed her. They helped me find exactly what I was looking for! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-23 01:02:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 5712 ) [435] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 436 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just went in today after years of getting an actual cut at a salon. I have super curly hair so it's hard to find a place that actually KNOWS how to cut it. Kimberly really knows her stuff when it comes to curly hair.. She isn't costly either. I'd soo recommend her!(: [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-27 22:02:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 6375 ) [436] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 437 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly Walton [rating] => 5 [comments] => Kimberly is the best stylist that I have ever had! She works with your hair, its capabilities and your time constraints. I have healthy, happy hair and look at least twenty years younger since Kimberly has taken control! She is simply the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-18 15:55:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 6952 ) [437] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 438 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly Walton [rating] => 5 [comments] => My first visit was a lucky cancellation. The salon was kind of busy due to being the day before New Years Eve. Kimberly is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and boy, does she know hair. She studied both my hair and scalp and asked me lots of questions about what I wanted. I had read both Curl Talk and Curly Girl and had been longing for someone that could give me what I had been reading about. The rest of the staff there is also friendly, and it was also the first salon I have ever been in that did not smell awful due to products used for processes like color and perms (Aveda)... She is truly my new curly godmother, although I confess I mis-spoke and referred to her as my new Hairy Godmother... [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-22 10:24:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 7753 ) [438] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 439 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Karin Perko [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on recommendations from this site, I called Karin and found that she has just moved over to Leigh Anns.I was very nervous about letting anyone cut my hair since I haven't had a cut since March 05. I've been trimming it myself and you know how that is! Karin sat me down, talked to me about the current shape my hair was in and what she thought it needed. She cut my hair dry! That was the first time anyone ever did that which told me she knew exactly how to work with curly hair. She snipped away and by the time I left, my hair was in fabulous shape! My husband commented that it looked healthier and fuller. I was so impressed with Karin, I booked highlights for next week. Im sold on her, I will follow her anywhere! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-07 22:45:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 989 ) [439] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 440 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly Walton [rating] => 5 [comments] => Kimberly is the BEST. I have naturally curl hair, and wear it both curly and straight (blow dry & flat iron) in any given week, so I need a cut that will look good both ways. I agree with the other posts that she takes the time to assess what condition your hair is in and how she will cut it for your type of curl. Kimberly texturizes my hair and cuts it so that it has enough movement so that no matter how I wear it, it looks great! I always get compliments after a visit to Headquarters. I live out of state and have been to several other places that claim they can cut curly hair, and I always end up disappointed. I try to get in to see Kimberly any time I am in town. As corny as it sounds, she really helps my hair be the best that it can be, and I am always happy with the results! I highly, highly recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-14 12:19:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8397 ) [440] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 441 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Karin Perko [rating] => 0 [comments] => After 10 years of being unhappy with haircuts while living in CO, I went to Karin (pronounced like KArin, just so you don't feel dumb like I did calling her Karen!) today. She's very personable and knowledgeable. I will for sure be back! I thought since I hadn't had my hair cut for 6 months I would have to get a lot cut off (as all the previous stylists I've been to were apt to do). I left with a great cut! Thanks to everyone here who posts, I never would have found her on my own! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-26 21:56:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1648 ) [441] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 442 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly Walton [rating] => 5 [comments] => Kimberly is the BEST. I have naturally curl hair, and wear it both curly and straight (blow dry & flat iron) in any given week, so I need a cut that will look good both ways. I agree with the other posts that she takes the time to assess what condition your hair is in and how she will cut it for your type of curl. Kimberly texturizes my hair and cuts it so that it has enough movement so that no matter how I wear it, it looks great! I always get compliments after a visit to Headquarters. I live out of state and have been to several other places that claim they can cut curly hair, and I always end up disappointed. I try to get in to see Kimberly any time I am in town. As corny as it sounds, she really helps my hair be the best that it can be, and I am always happy with the results! I highly, highly recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-02-14 12:20:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8398 ) [442] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 443 [salon_id] => 92 [user_id] => [stylist] => Katia [rating] => 0 [comments] => My hair looks fabulous it has just the right amount of layers and bounce! My curls have more definition and I really don't have to use a diffuser unless I am going out for a night on the town! If you want a great haircut you have to see Katia! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-02 15:28:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1926 ) [443] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 444 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Karin Perko [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Karin for 3 years (followed her from 2 previous salons!). She is great! She will talk to you about your hair, your expectations, etc. I have 3B/C hair and I do highlight it. My hair always looks amazing. I cannot recommend her enough! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-07 13:23:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 4004 ) [444] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 445 [salon_id] => 90 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kimberly Walton [rating] => 5 [comments] => Kimberly is the BEST. I have naturally curl hair, and wear it both curly and straight (blow dry & flat iron) in any given week, so I need a cut that will look good both ways. I agree with the other posts that she takes the time to assess what condition your hair is in and how she will cut it for your type of curl. Kimberly texturizes my hair and cuts it so that it has enough movement so that no matter how I wear it, it looks great! I always get compliments after a visit to Headquarters. I live out of state and have been to several other places that claim they can cut curly hair, and I always end up disappointed. I try to get in to see Kimberly any time I am in town. As corny as it sounds, she really helps my hair be the best that it can be, and I am always happy with the results! I highly, highly recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-02-14 12:23:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8399 ) [445] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 446 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tracy [rating] => 1 [comments] => I have had an ongoing unhappy experience here. I spent over $500 dollars when I went for my facial since the facial was way over the $50 certificate by the time I paid for the add-ins. But the worst part has been that I bought $488.88 dollars worth of skin care products before being told that there is a no return policy. I became allergic to the products 2 weeks after using them and had to go through allergy testing to determine the causing ingredients. I have had to wait for 2 months to get my old products replaced with new naturals ones. I was told when I picked up the new ones that they were more expensive but I wouldn't be charged extra. I asked for a receipt but was told there wasn't one. After researching the replacement products online I discovered that they are actually less expensive than the original products I bought and one isn't even the same type product. Now I'm trying to get the difference refunded to me with no response so far. This has been a very eye opening experience. All I can say is buyer beware. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-20 12:55:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8907 ) [446] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 447 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tracy [rating] => 1 [comments] => I have had an ongoing unhappy experience here. I spent over $500 dollars when I went for my facial since the facial was way over the $50 certificate by the time I paid for the add-ins. But the worst part has been that I bought $488.88 dollars worth of skin care products before being told that there is a no return policy. I became allergic to the products 2 weeks after using them and had to go through allergy testing to determine the causing ingredients. I have had to wait for 2 months to get my old products replaced with new naturals ones. I was told when I picked up the new ones that they were more expensive but I wouldn't be charged extra. I asked for a receipt but was told there wasn't one. After researching the replacement products online I discovered that they are actually less expensive than the original products I bought and one isn't even the same type product. Now I'm trying to get the difference refunded to me with no response so far. This has been a very eye opening experience. All I can say is buyer beware. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-04-20 12:59:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8908 ) [447] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 448 [salon_id] => 91 [user_id] => [stylist] => Karin Perko [rating] => 1 [comments] => Karin is adequate at best with a giant ego. Her prices are way over cost the salon quotes you when on the phone, and she refuses to honor the quoted price. Beware if the owner believes you have money she will up the charges and have her stylist try to talk you into services that are not needed. I have been to a few salons in Colorado including Aspen, but Leigh Ann's should win the highest price, with the worst service. I would recommend cost cutters over Karin or Leigh Ann's, unless you like being over charged and under serviced!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-05-13 18:08:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 9010 ) [448] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 449 [salon_id] => 93 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jeri [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cute salon and Jeri was great with my hair. She listened to what I wanted, gave me a great cut that really brought my hair to life and told me to call if any problems showed up the next day. Well,it's the next day and I have no problems, and I love my hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-08 16:08:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1183 ) [449] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 450 [salon_id] => 94 [user_id] => [stylist] => Genevieve [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have African American hair and this lady knew just how to take care of it and make my curls stand out. She used a VERY moisturizing poo and condish treatment. Then when we sat down she added all the right things for MY textured hair. I was impressed. She REALLY listens to what you want and my cut came out beautiful. Not bulky, not blocky, and definitely no pyramid. The best thing is she doesn't wash, cut, and kicks you out of the chair. She will actually take the time to define your curls using a technique that she will teach you. She knows her stuff and her service is very affordable. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-05 12:50:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 355 ) [450] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 451 [salon_id] => 95 [user_id] => [stylist] => Odette or Stephanie [rating] => 0 [comments] => These girls know how to cut! My 2 friends an I went and had our curly hair fixed from a previous new and upscale salon.that was bad.. BUT at Salon Odette, Stephanie and Odette gave us greeaaaat haircuts. They def. know how to do curly hair. they cut it dry and it was the best [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-17 23:12:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1989 ) [451] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 452 [salon_id] => 94 [user_id] => [stylist] => Genevieve [rating] => 0 [comments] => I do not have a review to add, but I'm wondering if there is a phone number for this salon. I've tried looking online and calling information and cannot find any information for it. The review on Genevieve sounds wonderful, and I'd love to try her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-20 16:09:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 6157 ) [452] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 453 [salon_id] => 95 [user_id] => [stylist] => Odette or Stephanie [rating] => 5 [comments] => I ended up in this salon after searching NaturallyCurly.com for a salon in my area that could handle my curly hair. I used to travel to Stamford to get the Ouidad cut but that was just getting crazy for me and my life. I was nervous before I went in. The receptionist booked me with Odette, the owner. Not only was I surprised but I was extremely happy with my cut. She had so many tips for me that I didnt even know existed for curly hair...I loved the fact that she didnt try to blow my hair out straight but embraced styling me in a curly natural way. Odette was attentive and didnt rush. I felt extremely confident in her work and will absolutely go back. I have already booked my next and am taking my daughter who also has curly hair in to see her in a few weeks... 5 Star rating! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-22 22:42:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8595 ) [453] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 454 [salon_id] => 96 [user_id] => [stylist] => veronica gracian [rating] => 0 [comments] => Veronica gave me a wonderful hair cut. She even offered to thin my hair to take out the bulk. I was feeling so frustrated about my ugly about my pyramid shaped hair until Veronica gave me the look I wanted. This is the first stylist who has ever tamed my 3c afro. Now I feel like a million bucks! And the price didn't hurt my pockets... only $15 bucks, not including tip. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-02 21:19:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 347 ) [454] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 455 [salon_id] => 96 [user_id] => [stylist] => veronica gracian [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got a hair cut from veronica in early may. She gave me a really good cut....but once it grew out it was horrible. She is not experienced enough to thin hair. My hair is extremely dry because of her thinning my hair and is also un even in certain places. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-18 01:28:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 440 ) [455] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 456 [salon_id] => 97 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christie [rating] => 0 [comments] => She is young, sassy and knows how to handle curly hair! She took my mop top of half straightened from japanese treatment and half curly hair, and transformed my hair into an amazing cut and style. I constantly get compliments. She understands how curls work and how to make the most of them. For the first time in my life, I am proud to have curls thanks to Christie. Also she is amazing with a blow dryer and hot iron, she gets my ringlets which have the diameter of a pencil, super straight, silky and gorgeous looking. One more thing, the salon itself is a really nice atmosphere. The whole salon has a aromatherapy and buddas around. Its a nice slice of heaven in the middle of Downtown New Haven/Yale University area. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 8 ) [456] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 457 [salon_id] => 98 [user_id] => [stylist] => Christopher [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was sick of driving to Prive Salon in LA from OC so I went on a quest to find a new local salon...it didnt go well untill a friend sent me link to this salon. I have to say it was as good if not better than my $100 LA cut. I am not going to miss the 405! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-22 17:12:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1753 ) [457] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 458 [salon_id] => 97 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lorraine [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lorraine is the best stylist I've ever been to. She knows how long to cut the layers to flatter my face. I have soft curls, sometimes less curls than waves, and she somehow shapes it to bring out natural-looking ringlets. I don't know how it works. Anyway, I'm low-maintenance in that I never blowdry and I don't wake up early enough to spend much time fixing my hair everyday, and after she cuts it, I really don't have to. I get a lot of compliments. After trying to find a salon closer to where I live, I gave up: I actually drive an hour each way to go to Karma. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-20 11:47:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 223 ) [458] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 459 [salon_id] => 99 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ellie Yates [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ellie rocks! She is an amazing stylist for all ages and she is a curly gal too! I cannot reccomend her enough, as I am her former salon owner and she still does my (very curly) hair!For anyone looking for a change, Ellie is an amazing colorist with 20 years experience and she the only stylist ever that does not overcut my hair! She listens and is an absolute perfectionist when it comes to hair. You cannot go wrong! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-28 02:01:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 720 ) [459] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 460 [salon_id] => 100 [user_id] => [stylist] => Emily [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hands down, the best hair stylist in Vancouver is Emily. She won't let you out of her chair until your hair is perfect. An absolute perfectionist and she always listens to what you want! You won't ever go to anyone else after you go to her! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-31 11:17:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1787 ) [460] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 461 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had read about Jen on this website, and took a chance with a new hair stylist. The atmosphere of the salon is not my style, however I overlooked that and waiting nervously for Jen to finish up with her other client. She sat me down and asked me what I was looking for. I told her my problem - the famous christmas tree cut, I want my curls to come back! My hair was very long and heavy as well, however I specifically said I liked the length. Jen made my hair an absolute nightmare. Not only did she cut off more than anticipated, she styled my hair until it was a frizz puff ball. I thought ok, maybe it was just the product, however I went home that evening and took a shower and used my own products. The haircut she charged me for was terrible. I DO NOT recommend this stylist. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-14 10:09:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 196 ) [461] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 462 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading about the viewer who had a terrible experience with Jen, I had to write and share about my horrible cut from her about 3 years ago. She used a razor all over the ruined my curly hair...it took forever to grow back out! I DO NOT recommend this stylist! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-30 15:44:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 251 ) [462] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 463 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Went to Jen on recommendation from this site - agh! Will never go back to Coupe! She had the receptionist point me out from several feet away, glanced at my hair without talking to me, then had her assistant STRAIGHT IRON my hair before handing me over to Jen to cut it. When I finally sat down in Jen's chair & she asked what I wanted, I mentioned having curly hair & she said "I saw it over there - it's not that curly". It was in a ponytail!! She cut it dry without ever having seen my curl pattern, and left it straightened even though I told her I always wear it curly. This was the WORST haircut experience I have had in years. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-28 10:50:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 468 ) [463] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 464 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => anyone [rating] => 0 [comments] => I couldn't help but write to say that I share your pain about coupe bizarre. I had my hair cut at c.b. in montreal and it will take months to grow out. I had my hair flat-ironed as well, with bits hacked out. It is so thin that I have bald spots. I went back and they agreed that it looked bad but refused to fix it. THey said it was my fault. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-07 21:48:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1947 ) [464] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 465 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => NIkol [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've gotten my hair cut by her forever. She is the only stylist that I have gone to that takes my frizzy hair and sculpts curls into them. Each time I go she gives me a totally new look which I love. She is THE person to go to at Coupe for curly hair as she has crazy curly hair herself she gets it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-06 12:54:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 2083 ) [465] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 466 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => male stylist at queen st. [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had a TERRIBLE experience at Coupe Bizarre - I have naturally very curly spiral hair, and I asked for a few inches taken off. I went in with shoulder length hair. My stylist (I forget his name) I guess took it upon himself to do his own thing, he flat ironed it, and he gave me a Beatles-esque haircut that was about 2-3 inches long ALL OVER. I left the salon in tears, hoping it was all a bad dream and that I'd wake up! Well, nope, and it took me a LONG time to grow it back out! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-20 15:25:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 2495 ) [466] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 467 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Blocked out of my subconcious [rating] => 0 [comments] => It's all a blur...I truly got the worst haircut of my entire life at this place. It was so bad, so short and so awful it took almost one full year to grow my hair back out and feel like myself again. These comments coming from a pretty easy going & relaxed person who rolls with the punches daily. Seriously - the cut was frightening. I would highly recommend someone think twice before getting their haircut here. Sorry I don't remember the guy's name who mangled my locks - I have seriously blocked it out. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-12 21:30:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 3382 ) [467] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 468 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Nikol [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

This is my second time going to Nikol. She is a true artist with curly/wavy hair. First of all she listens to your needs. Then she cut my whole cut dry, working with my texture. This makes it so easy to manage your hair at home. I also get lots of compliments. Thanks Nikol!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-08-28 21:20:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 15751 ) [468] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 469 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jen [rating] => 3 [comments] =>

This place was ok. I remember getting my hair done here... but... thats it. Not very memorable i guess.. lmao

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-12-07 21:49:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 15887 ) [469] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 470 [salon_id] => 102 [user_id] => [stylist] => Darlene [rating] => 0 [comments] => I too fell for the fancy "Carve and Slice" hype and made my appointment for a special curly do. I walked in with great expectations but walked out with my purse 10 pounds lighter, my hair 10 pounds heavier (with all the products used... not a good thing for fine curls) and a merely passable haircut. I was told that I wouldn't need a trim for at least 3-4 months however, within two months my hair looked absolutely ghastly. This salon and cut was a HUGE disappontment and I will never, ever go back. The good news...with this disaster in mind I can definitely recommend Patrick at Ultimate Image. He repaired the mess, provided me with products that truly work (at half the price) and talked me through every step of the way. I now have a beautiful, reproducible do that works! Thanks Patrick... I'll definitely be back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-27 13:18:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 246 ) [470] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 471 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Anyone [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

This place is great for curls even if it isnt one of the placea on the big "curly radar". I had a bit of a problem with a crooked cut from another stylist and Nick fixed me up. Any of the stylists here are great and I will keep on coming.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-01-18 12:08:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 15955 ) [471] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 472 [salon_id] => 102 [user_id] => [stylist] => Greg [rating] => 1 [comments] =>

I was not a happy costumer walking out of this salon. I am a 3B curly girl, and was referred here by another fellow curly girl. I did my research and saw it was a curly girl salon and had high hopes! Greg, the owner, was my stylist and he has been in the haircutting business for 50 years. I felt like I was in good hands! I was so very wrong - as soon as he took a fine tooth comb to my hair I knew I was in trouble. After he cut and "styled" my hair, I went from shoulder length beautiful curls to a frizzy chop job for $150. If I could post before and after pictures I would. If you have curly I, I highly recommend staying away from this place. The pricing is outrageous to begin with and the quality of the cut? Appalling. If you are a curly girl, please learn from my mistake and go anywhere else!!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-04-21 20:20:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 16102 ) [472] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 473 [salon_id] => 101 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rocky [rating] => 1 [comments] =>

One the worst haircuts of my life. This guy jumped up and down and danced while he cut my hair and then - surprise - it was uneven and patchy. 

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-03-18 20:04:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 16062 ) [473] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 474 [salon_id] => 103 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jason Kearns [rating] => 0 [comments] => I should have known something was wrong when he started pulling on my very tight curls with a fine tooth wire comb, causing so much pain I was wincing, my eyes tearing up. My hair was being yanked out of my head, breaking, snapping and flying all over the place. I should have left the salon then and there but I didnt listen to my instincts and I stayed put thinking the worst was over. I was wrong! Ignoring my request for a trim, he hacked off many hard earned inches, thinning out by big bouncy curls and turning them into skinny wet noodles. He also cut so close to my scalp that I was left with visible bald spots. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-02 14:16:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 566 ) [474] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 475 [salon_id] => 105 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richie Roman [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just found the best guy in the world!!! His name is Richie Roman and he is at D'aversa in the Marketplace plaza and he is awesome. I have very curly (corkscrew curls)hair and always end up regretting the visit to the salon. I remember i met this lady in the store with beautiful curls and she gave me his name. WOW! He knows more about curls than a dictionary. He has very curly hair himself and wears these really cute and long dread locs. He uses Devacurl products and swears by them. He taught me more in one visit than i have ever heard of in my 33 years. Starting with the way he cut my hair (dry) to the way he dried it with paper towels and added the products everything was a lesson. Most importantly my hair looks and smells like a million dollars and he says if i stick with the right products and routine that my hair will get softer and softer (which i need). I am very excited and am telling all of my girls about him. Good luck with your curls... [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-04 16:52:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 977 ) [475] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 476 [salon_id] => 105 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richie Roman [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have found the God of curly hair, and he is in Long Beach, CA. Go and see Richie Roman at D'Aversa. He is so schooled in curly hair, and the science behind it. I learned SO MUCH from him. He has very curly hair that he wares in beautiful locks. I also received the best cut of my life! His rates are reasonable, and it is a blast to sit in his chair. I cannot recommend him enough!!!! His website is www.RRatedHair.com [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-04 16:52:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1274 ) [476] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 477 [salon_id] => 106 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 0 [comments] => Caitlin is a curly hair guru. She really understands curly hair and how to cut it. Her cuts last for 2 to 3 months. Now that I have found her I will never switch to another stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-07 23:23:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1373 ) [477] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 478 [salon_id] => 106 [user_id] => [stylist] => Michelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => It's taken me a while to find someone who actually knows what they're doing with curly hair, and I'm so glad I found Michelle! She made sure she understood exactly what I wanted and she explained everything she did (as opposed to some stylists I know who just go at it with checking with you). I wanted short, spunky curls and that is exactly what I got! I was planning on going home after my haircut, but decided to show off my new look at the mall instead : ) Michelle's a total sweetheart (along with the other people who work there) and I will definitely be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-24 15:03:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 3426 ) [478] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 479 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yodit [rating] => 0 [comments] => The first thing she said to me was "Tell me about your hair" She's really big on knowing what you want out of your hair and seeing how it falls. She'll be honest if she thinks you are going to short and isn't scissor happy. She asked me if I was sure about going short since I was cutting of about 3 inches or more and said not to do it if I wasn't comfortable. She doesn't use alot of product that wears your hair dones and again is good about listening to what you want your hair to do. And the salon only uses Aveda products!! Great for your hair and the environment. By the way she's moving to Salon Revive a block and a half from the U Street/Cardozo Metro stop. A must for curly girls in the D.C. area or those willing to travel. The cost is around 50 dollars for a shampoo, cut, and blowdry. Great blowout by the way! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-17 15:40:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1117 ) [479] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 480 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yodit [rating] => 0 [comments] => I met Yodit at Salon Cielo in DuPont cirlce after reading this website, but now she has her own salon at 9th & U Street NW. She does awesome cuts, color and blow outs...basically, one stop shopping. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-26 20:48:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1436 ) [480] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 481 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yodit [rating] => 0 [comments] => The first time I went to Yodit, she gave me a fantastic haircut. I was so happy to have finally found someone in DC who could cut my hair. WRONG! I went back to her last month and got the worst haircut ever. It was basically two shelves of hair -- the first shelf was one layer of curls, and the second was the bottom layer of curls. There was no blending at all. I'm so disappointed. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-16 15:10:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 1982 ) [481] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 482 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Hewitt [rating] => 0 [comments] => The most disappointing experience I've had in a long while. The stylist might in fact know what she's doing, but I didn't really get a chance to find out. The appointment took hours (due to some initial damage in my hair that needed to be fixed), but after specifically requesting this stylist and making an app, I was shunted off to the shampoo assistant from the beginning while the stylist came and went in between dealing with another client (who had come late for her own app) and socializing with various people. It was (literally) painful when she wasn't taking care of my hair and let the assistant fix it, and when she did deem to cut it; it was half-hearted and quick. So when I asked for a trim of 2-3 inches, she cut it off without measuring it when it was tangled and curly, and ended up chopping off about 8 INCHES. I was utterly horrified at the end. Ladies, as any of you with long hair can attest to the pain of losing it, it's so much worse when it's not actually what you want. Almost two years of effort growing and maintaining it down the drain. She was going to start randomly layering it, and perhaps she would have done a good job, but I thought that was enough damage for one day. I was stuck under a dryer for a while and sent off with advice to come back when I was sure what I wanted. Was charged full price as well. ~Shrugs~ She was polite enough when around, but honestly you would have to pay me to go back there. I'm stuck with hair I don't even want to look at. Unfortunately, losing half of it is not really something you can fix. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-05 13:01:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 4283 ) [482] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 483 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ayesha [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ayesha was so great with me! I have type 3c hair and have been going to the same woman since I was 8 years old. Having just moved to the DC area I was looking for someone else who could manage my crazy hair. I have my curls texturized and was going to Ayesha for a touch-up. I didn't know the name of the texturizer my former stylist had used and Ayesha was very very careful to do a strand test to ensure that she wouldn't mix two kinds that were incompatible. I was very impressed with her professionalism and appreciated how she explained each thing she would do before doing so. She also gave me extra oil treatments for my really dry hair without adding an extra cost. I will DEFINITELY go back and see her soon and highly recommend her to other curly girls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-14 13:52:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 5958 ) [483] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 484 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vonetta Dumas [rating] => 5 [comments] => My hair was extremely damaged, dry, and over-processed, and one day I decided I had to do something about it before it got worse. I searched online for a stylist in the area that would be able to help with my hair issues. Each review I found about Vonetta was positive. I even saw some of her before and after pictures of clients on Facebook. I contacted her and made an appointment. I have been going to her faithfully for almost two years now. She convinced me to go natural last year, and it's not a decision I regret. My hair is healthier and growing. I don't see breakage etc. She is also the only stylist that I've ever let color my hair, and I have never been disappointed. She is blatantly honest; there were times when I wanted a lighter color and she let me know my hair was not in good enough shape for it. Her haircuts/trims are always amazing. I love the layering. I don't know what kind of magic touch she has but EVERY time she straightens my hair, it looks like a fresh relaxer (but my hair does revert). I don't think any visit to a hair stylist is complete without some words of advice, and I must say, Vonetta has definitely provided some much needed words, and she probably didn't know how much I needed it at the time. She is an amazingly genuine and kind person. I don't know what I'll do when I move. I will truly miss her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-27 06:44:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:31 [legacy_review_id] => 7068 ) [484] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 485 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yodit [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been to Salon Revive only twice so far... I only wish I had the funds to go more often. The first trip was for my BC... On the second go-round I sat down with Yodit and told her that I wanted a cut that would be suitable for my natural 3C/4A-ish hair. I had no idea what to do with it and needed help with styling as well. After a wash and DC with the steamer, Yodit took the time to show me how to do finger coils. She actually gave me step by step instructions. I loved how my hair came out and appreciated the time she took to make sure I could re-create the style at home. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-19 11:34:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7671 ) [485] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 486 [salon_id] => 107 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yodit [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Yodit was fantastic. I took a picture of what I want my haircut to look like. I knew it was not at the point where it be like the picture. Yodit told me that, but gave me a cut that was great anyway, and said we will work to get there. I love my new cut and she has won a new client!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-07-17 03:20:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 15134 ) [486] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 487 [salon_id] => 108 [user_id] => [stylist] => Pasqualino [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had honestly given up going "natural" and gone back to blow-drying my hair until this new salon opened down the street. He really knew how to cut my 2C hair (the point method) to reduce the bulk and eliminate the frizz. I would highly recomment giving him a try! Bronzewaves [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-20 13:02:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1225 ) [487] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 488 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => David [rating] => 0 [comments] => It has been a nightmare trying to find a stylist in this part of FL that understands my thick, curly, & longer hair. Luckily, a true suprise at a chain hair salon in finding David. He knew the technique of tapering my ends with slide cutting to reinforce my natural curl patten. I just wash, put in the styling product and my hair dries naturally with gorgeous curls. Davids quite new, but word is out in upscale Bonita that there is a sensational stylist and colorist in an affordable salon. Hope he stays!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-03 13:08:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1683 ) [488] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 489 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => DAVID [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finally, the search is over...a master curl stylist from cut to color. David is every curly girls dream come true! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-02 12:11:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2261 ) [489] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 490 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => David [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been thrilled with David for several months. I just found out that he left, suddenly, and is re-locating to Hair Cuttery at Coconut Point. His new number is 239-992-5222. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-27 19:53:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2522 ) [490] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 491 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => david [rating] => 0 [comments] => he isn't at hair cuttery anymore. anyone know where he went??? thanks. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-21 17:12:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3191 ) [491] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 492 [salon_id] => 110 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tiffany Pitre [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love Tiffany. She specializes in curly hair and really takes her time and listens to what you want. The first time I went in, I brought a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like, and she looked at it, looked at my hair and face shape and made some suggestions. She also helped me with what products that I should use. I left the salon for the first time very, very happy, and I get compliments on my hair all of the time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-24 22:19:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2027 ) [492] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 493 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => David [rating] => 0 [comments] => Where is David now? Does anyone know? [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-04-21 17:07:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3940 ) [493] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 494 [salon_id] => 111 [user_id] => [stylist] => Monika Vela [rating] => 0 [comments] => Monika was amazing! In all my 27 years of having curly hair I've never had a better hair cut! It was my first time seeing her and I vaguely told her I wanted it cut. She decided how much and what shape...she definately knew what was best for my facial structure. You ever had those haircuts that look SO great when you're there at the salon...but then you go home and you wash your hair and then you're left to "style" it on your own...and all of a sudden you have a mop? Or a style that's not nearly as nice as at the salon? Monika's cuts are not that way at all. She cut it so that it compliments my features and made it easy for me to be able to style my own hair. I absolutely love her and I recommend her to all. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-23 15:38:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 146 ) [494] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 495 [salon_id] => 109 [user_id] => [stylist] => test [rating] => 2 [comments] => test, please delete [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-01-25 12:00:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7889 ) [495] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 496 [salon_id] => 112 [user_id] => [stylist] => Dalila (DeeDee) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to DeeDee for years...her ability to cut my curly hair just right keeps me coming back. She knows just how to layer to keep it from looking triangleish, and can also give you a cut that will look great if you decide to flat iron or blow it out. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-16 12:09:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1113 ) [496] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 497 [salon_id] => 113 [user_id] => [stylist] => Franco [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading a couple of positive reviews about this particular salon and stylist I decided to give it a try. The result was a dissapointing poofy hair cut I've received many times before. Not to mention that after cutting, with hair still wet, I was asked by the stylist if I wanted to have it straightened. This was not the curl-friendly service that I was hoping for and I will not be going back to this salon any time soon. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-26 12:11:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1146 ) [497] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 498 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda [rating] => 0 [comments] => Linda has curly hair of her own. You know how people feel who have it themselves. It's not easy to find someone who can cut and understand curly hair. We think she is wonderful and will not go scissor happy when asked for a trim. She is understanding and gives a great cut. We all Love Linda [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-08 21:40:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 586 ) [498] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 499 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda [rating] => 0 [comments] => Linda worked wonders with my hair. Having waited 4 months since my last appointment at another salon, Linda worked wonders with both style/cut and color. I am so thrilled to find someone who understands the needs of curly girls. My hair looks wonderful! I really like this salon. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-28 11:58:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2413 ) [499] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 500 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ths was a first time visit for me and Linda did a fabulous cut for my curly hair. She has a great understanding of curly hair and good knowledge of products for curly hair and overall a very nice person. I would highly recommend this salon and Linda as a stylist if you are in the need for one. The other stylists were very friendly and welcoming. If there were stars here I would say 5 out of 5! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-05 16:26:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2659 ) [500] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 501 [salon_id] => 115 [user_id] => [stylist] => Janice Mikasa [rating] => 0 [comments] => Based on the recommendations here I went to see Janice Mikasa at Janna K Salon. This is the worst haircut Ive had in 45 years. Janice is a very nice lady but she knows absolutely nothing about a proper haircut for curly hair, and I even had two pictures of what I wanted. She not only knew nothing about Curly Girl or Deva products, but she also insisted on cutting my hair wet. Big mistake. Now my hair is SO SHORT it doesnt curl! Ill have to wait at least two months before the hair will be long enough to get my curls back. I cant tell you how angry I am. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-18 14:23:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1121 ) [501] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 502 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => It was my first time at Tangles and through the reviews online, I made an appt. for an orientation with Linda. She has such a thorough understanding of curly hair (being curly-headed herself) and she made me feel comfortable with her knowledge that I wanted her to go ahead and cut my hair that day. She did a wonderful job and I'm now enjoying my curly hair. Prior to Linda cutting my hair, I would blow-dry it out straight because I never had a hair cut for curly hair. I would highly recommend Linda. The others in the salon are very nice and make you feel comfortable. It was a good experience. Sidney Sanchez [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-12 09:09:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2899 ) [502] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 503 [salon_id] => 115 [user_id] => [stylist] => Janna [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was told she did curly hair but she may only be able to handle type 2 and 3a curls. I am a 3c/4a curly. When I got there, she said she had no suggestions for doing my hair and tried to talk me into straightening it. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-20 22:25:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 4224 ) [503] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 504 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => All I can say is WOW !! Linda gave me the best education on tips for my curly hair I have ever had in my life, she explained that everyone who has curly hair is so diffrent and we all need to treat our hair diffrently. (she understand because she also has very curly hair) and gave great tips on products. She was not pushy and very welcoming and fun. I felt 100% comfortable with her and trusted her right away as she knew what she was talking about and very honest. I would say this Salon and Linda are a 10. Thak God I found her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-15 22:37:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 2918 ) [504] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 505 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => This was my first time at Tangles. My hair color and cut were quite a mess. after discussing color and cut, Linda went to work. Linda and the others at the salon made me feel comfortable. It was obvious they all were friends as well as coworkers. My haircut and color turned out pretty good for the first time in many years. The cut was done so the layers flowed instead of sticking out all over the place. I left with my dull, coarse hair feeling healthy and shiny. I'll be back! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-16 08:06:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3524 ) [505] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 506 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hello to all the curly girls out there. I understand what your going threw I myself have very curly hair I'm a 3b.. its not easy hair to deal with but we learn to find what works best for our own hair and go with it !!!!!!!!!! Right I wanted to let all of you who I have seen in the Salon, Thank you for all your wonderful Reviews and trusting me with your curls. For all of you who are looking for me I'm sorry that Tangles closed and your not able to get in touch with me, but that I am working at a new Salon called EAZ Salon in Coral springs. You can call me there at (954) 755-1310. I'm sorry for any inconvenience and hope to have the pleasure of doing your hair. Thanks again, Hope to here from you soon Linda Luna [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-02-23 15:54:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3692 ) [506] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 507 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my hair cut by Linda after reading the good reviews on this site and I am soooooo glad that I did! She is such a nice person and definately knows how to cut curly hair! My hair looks better than it has in a really long time. She takes her time and listens to what you have to say. Everyone at the salon is super nice and they make you feel completely comfortable! I highly recommend Linda and EAZ Salon! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-03-08 14:14:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3736 ) [507] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 508 [salon_id] => 116 [user_id] => [stylist] => Fanny [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went there once years ago ! never never go back again ! I had puffed frizzy hair like a poodle dog.I can't believe she was proud of what she done.She doesn't care about what you look like after what she done, YOU have to live with your curly hair, and it was very very expansive. No more for me.I've tried of lot of salon in Montreal and I hope that someday one of the most popular salon in New York will open one here. We don't have a lot of hairdressers who learned how to work with curly hair.It would be a big big business here ! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-15 11:00:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 855 ) [508] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 509 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my hair done with Linda after reading so many great reviews here. I'm really happy with the results. She is super nice and really takes the time to listen and give many great tips on styling and products to suit my curly hair. I am glad I found her and highly recommend her. :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-04 14:15:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 4131 ) [509] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 510 [salon_id] => 116 [user_id] => [stylist] => Fanny [rating] => 1 [comments] => Worst service ever !! During the masaage the employes next room were screaming ! Not really relaxing! After i wait 45mn for my pedicure because the owner was doing her pedicure !! When I complained to her she was really rude and didnt care about. Never go back !! Plus the product they use are old and are not of quality. They claimed on there websit that celebrety go there but the pictures on the wall are from the 1980. Dont go there !!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-23 15:03:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 13101 ) [510] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 511 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love Linda! I live in Maryland and come to FL for 6 weeks in the summer. As soon as I get here, I make an appointment to get my hair cut by Linda. I have thick, curly hair and she always gives me a really cute style. Luckily, it lasts a long time, because there is no one in MD that can cut my hair the way she does! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-18 14:20:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 4338 ) [511] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 512 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => You won't find anyone nicer or more knowledgeable about curly hair! and in south florida that's a find! Also, and equally important in these tight times, her prices are very reasonable...unlike Ouidad or other curly hair providers. So hurry on over to Linda...I found her from this site and can confirm she is as good as the reviews say! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-07 20:27:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 6079 ) [512] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 513 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => FINALLY - A GREAT STYLIST WHO KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS ALL TYPES OF CURLY, FRIZZY HAIR !!! I moved from New York to South Florida - the worst place for my curly, frizzy hair. For the last 10 years, I have been searching for someone to cut, style, & color my very hard to magage hair. I tried everything & everyone recommended - including DIVA, and have been disappointed, butchered, and 'brassed' every time. Luckily, after desperately turning to the internet, I found this site and found LINDA! I went to her with butchered, multi-colored, very dry, out of control hair -- and came out with a completely new head of hair! For the first time I can remember, I left a salon HAPPY!! I have also used every product ever made for curly, frizzy hair -- some ok, some terrible -- but none really right. She has recommended products that for the first time in my life, really made a differenct! THANK YOU, LINDA!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-14 07:14:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 6121 ) [513] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 514 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 0 [comments] => She has literally changed my life!!! Best sylist ever. I have curly hair and it's gray and coarse on top. She's been styling it long (to my shoulders) and she makes it look great, but I couldn't handle it anymore. So I just came back from seeing her and we cut it short, short, short. It's FANTASTIC! I was so scared :) But Linda totally understands curly hair at all lengths. I cannot use any styling products at all due to allergies and my hair is thin on top. But she worked with my hair to give me a gorgeous cut that is completely wash and wear and looks thick and healthy on top. She is the best. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-31 15:44:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 6391 ) [514] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 515 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Linda is the best! She really knows curly hair and takes the time to explain everything to you, answer any questions that you may have, and teach you techniques. The salon atmosphere is great - everyone is friendly and they make you feel completely comfortable. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-17 19:25:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7625 ) [515] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 516 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have curly hair and have been going to Linda for about 10 + years. She's the only hairstylist I would ever let do my hair. She knows how to cut and style curly hair. She also turned me on to Curl Keeper and Gel. She's the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-18 10:46:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7632 ) [516] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 517 [salon_id] => 117 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richard [rating] => 0 [comments] => I came looking for special treatment and found the same as every other stylist I've been too. Insisted on cutting it wet. Carved it away. Looked great until I washed it out-- then I could see that he just destroyed my curl. I gave up and had my curly roommate chop off my hair by following the directions in Curly Girl... and got a better result. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-16 17:17:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 379 ) [517] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 518 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Linda Luna at EAZ Salon in Coral Springs, FL is truly the best! She has curly hair herself so she knows what we go through! She takes her time with you in order to make sure that you receive the best hair cut. She can also recommend products that will work well with your hair. And as an added bonus - she is a really sweet person : ) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-20 09:32:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7699 ) [518] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 519 [salon_id] => 117 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richard Santana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to this salon because of the recommendation on this website. After my experience there I will never go back to Cameo Salon again. The cut he gave me was terrible. This doesn't surprise me since he spent most of my chair time talking to his assistant trying to figure out how to juggle his schedule to squeeze in another client. (Never mind the one sitting in you chair now!) Not only was the cut terrible, the entire time I was there four different employees badgered me with their high pressure sales tactics on hair products. It didn't matter that I said I wasn't interested. They just kept hounding me. They even called me a week later at home to see if I changed my mind! They are more concerned with high volume sales than customer satisfaction. Don't go there! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-09 14:11:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 492 ) [519] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 520 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been going to Linda who is at Eaz Salon for several years now. She is a curly girl herself so she has great passion for the quest of the perfect curl we all seem to have. Everytime I see her she consults me as to how I liked the results of my last visit to her be it a cut color or highlight. She is aware of how paranoid I am about getting too much length cut off due to the "shrinkage factor" us curlies have going from wet to dry!! She has introduced me to a variety of different curly methods and products as well as trying some of the products I have brought for her to try on herself. Over time my hair has transformed from short and frizzy to long layered beautiful healthy curls! I get compliments everyday and I have to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH Linda for your expertise patience and friendship!!! I love you!! Sincerely, Donna Aston [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-23 20:45:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7851 ) [520] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 521 [salon_id] => 117 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richard Santana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to this salon for a haircut and pedicure. After my experience there I will never go back again. The hairstyle was terrible. This doesn't surprise me since the stylist spent most of my chair time talking to his assistant trying to figure out how to juggle his schedule to squeeze in another client. (Never mind the one sitting in you chair now!) Not only was the cut terrible, the entire time I was there four different employees badgered me with their high pressure sales tactics on hair products. It didn't matter that I said I wasn't interested. They just kept hounding me. They even called me a week later at home to see if I changed my mind! They are more concerned with high volume sales than customer satisfaction. My pedicure looked fine when I left the salon. However, a few weeks later when I removed the nail polish, I discovered that I had a toenail fungus! I will NEVER go back there again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-09 14:29:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 493 ) [521] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 522 [salon_id] => 117 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richard [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Richard based on the advice of a friend of mine whose curly hair he did. I am in love with his work! I feel like I finally enjoy having curly hair, and won't fight to make it straight anymore. Richard gave me an awesome cut and taught me how to style it so it didn't become a frizzy mop. I'm surprised at the negative comment about him trying to aggressively sell products. I didn't feel that way at all. He showed me the products he used, didn't pressure me, but I bought some and really like them. I needed some guidance on what products were proper for my hair. He was just very friendly about it. I'd recommend Richard and Cameo to anyone!!! Cathie [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-30 18:46:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 556 ) [522] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 523 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Linda is the BEST! She really knows how to cut curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-05-23 14:27:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 9043 ) [523] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 524 [salon_id] => 118 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shamir Ganon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finally, after two years in this country, I found a stylist who knew exactly what to do with my curly hair. Shamit told me he had been cutting his sister's curly hair since he was a teenager. Its hard to find an Israeli stylist who wont chop your hair into tuns of layers. My friend uses assaf for her long curly hair and he's also excellent. Its a really interesting salon- they all work as a team when it comes to coloring. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-23 03:04:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 458 ) [524] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 525 [salon_id] => 117 [user_id] => [stylist] => Richard Santana [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to this salon based on other reviews on this site, and while I was initially pleased, upon subsequent visits I became disenchanted. Richard did not want to style my hair as I asked and instead pushed outlandish experimental styles I wasn't interested in, as well as pushing expensive styling products. He also spent more time talking to his assistant than paying attention to cutting my hair. When I complimented his work, he took that to mean he didn't need to do anything else and didn't finish blow drying and styling my hair. Considering how expensive the rates are, that's not acceptable. His assistant massaged my head so hard that my scalp was sore for days. I will not be going back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-14 08:43:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1493 ) [525] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 526 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Linda is the VERY BEST. I was lucky enough to find an awesome review several years ago on NaturallyCurly.com on Linda. At that time, Linda was at Tangles in Coral Springs. From the very first hair cut, I knew I had found my hair stylist. Linda has curly hair, so she understands every challenge that all of us curlies experience, frizzies, shrinkage, etc., etc. Linda had me try Curl Keeper several years ago & it's wonderful. Linda shares her findings on all the new curly products she runs across; she lets you know if they're good or not worth your money. If you've got curly hair, give Linda Luna a call. You won't regret your decision. Sidney Sanchez [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-06-06 11:35:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 9121 ) [526] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 527 [salon_id] => 118 [user_id] => [stylist] => Assaf Ziv [rating] => 0 [comments] => Assaf is no longer at this salon (Feb 2009); if anyone knows where he is, let us know on nc.com! The salon could not tell us where he is. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-02-26 20:51:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3707 ) [527] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 528 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => MY WORRIES ARE ALL OVER.......I was so worried about getting my curly hair cut because of all the chop jobs I have had in the past. LINDA was so wonderful, she wanted to first know what my rounteen was, went over some great tips with me (she is not pushy at all). She TRIMMED my hair and got it looking so great, BEST of all she turned me on to this fantastic product that worked so great on my hair and kept the frizz down and kept it so nice and soft, its called CURL KEEPER and all I can say is 100% try her, get the Curl Keeper and you will be so very happy. I left looking so great with soft bouncy curls and especially I left with a smile on my face :) Try Linda she is totaly worth it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-06-21 13:56:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 9209 ) [528] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 529 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda [rating] => 4 [comments] => Although she didn't have an opening for me she was very sweet, considerate and polite on the phone. Such a breath of fresh air! That alone makes me want to have an appt with her :(. Hopefully next time i am down in South Florida I will get a chance to get a cut from Linda. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-03-29 10:15:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 10815 ) [529] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 530 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Well, for all you curly girls out there all I can say is Linda is the best. I have been looking for a hair professional specializing in curly hair and Linda is just that. My hair is extremely curly and thick. I love having curly hair, I just wanted it a little relaxed. She relaxed my hair with a product called the Brazilian Blowout, which I actually did research on before getting it. It is very mild and does not contain formaldehyde and doesn't have a terrible smell. It came out absolutely perfect. The first two days I left it straight, which my husband loved, but I am a curly girl at heart so I washed it which you can actually do right after the treatment and it looks just the way I want it to look. Just beautiful loose curls that I always wanted. It feels silky and even my color which is a natural red looks great. If you live in the area, or even have to travel, go an see Linda...you will not regreat it. Oh she is really nice also. We spent a while together, me, Linda and my husband and we had a great time talking and passing the time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-10-08 17:15:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 11827 ) [530] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 531 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Well, for all you curly girls out there all I can say is Linda is the best. I have been looking for a hair professional specializing in curly hair and Linda is just that. My hair is extremely curly and thick. I love having curly hair, I just wanted it a little relaxed. She relaxed my hair with a product called the Brazilian Blowout, which I actually did research on before getting it and she also reshaped my hair. It is very mild and does not contain formaldehyde and doesn't have a terrible smell. It came out absolutely perfect. The first two days I left it straight, which my husband loved, but I am a curly girl at heart so I washed it which you can actually do right after the treatment and it looks just the way I want it to look. Just beautiful loose curls that I always wanted. It feels silky and even my color which is a natural red looks great. If you live in the area, or even have to travel, go and see Linda...you will not regret it. Oh she is really nice also. We spent a while together, me, Linda and my husband and we had a great time talking and passing the time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-10-08 17:20:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 11828 ) [531] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 532 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => Well, for all you curly girls out there all I can say is Linda is the best. I have been looking for a hair professional specializing in curly hair and Linda is just that. My hair is extremely curly and thick. I love having curly hair, I just wanted it a little relaxed. She relaxed my hair with a product called the Brazilian Blowout, which I actually did research on before getting it and she also reshaped my hair. It is very mild and does not contain formaldehyde and doesn't have a terrible smell. It came out absolutely perfect. The first two days I left it straight, which my husband loved, but I am a curly girl at heart so I washed it which you can actually do right after the treatment and it looks just the way I want it to look. Just beautiful loose curls that I always wanted. It feels silky and even my color which is a natural red looks great. If you live in the area, or even have to travel, go and see Linda...you will not regret it. Oh she is really nice also. We spent a while together me, Linda and my husband and we had a great time talking and passing the time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-10-08 21:12:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 11829 ) [532] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 533 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] => After almost 10 years of living in Coral Springs, imagine my surprise when I got on Naturallycurly.com and find that there is a stylist/salon that specializes in cutting curly hair literally 2 minutes away! I immediately called and made a consultation appointment. The salon receptionist who answered was wonderfully friendly and informative with my many questions,(that I admit was a pain-in-the-behind.) Linda was extremely friendly, kind, and very informative,(being that she has naturally curly hair herself!) at my appointment. This was the FIRST time I have ever left a salon and actually LOVED my hair. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED. Linda was absolutely wonderful, with her time, and knowledge. She let me know numerous products I could use-at-home to help my hair, and ways to style it. I thoroughly enjoyed my appointment there, and I am DEFINITELY going back to get my hair cut shorter even! I would recommend this salon and Linda with no reservations at all. She is absolutely wonderful,(and from Canada too, which is a TOTAL PLUS in my book!) If you are in the area, she is definitely worth the time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-02-09 19:09:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 12452 ) [533] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 534 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 2 [comments] => Based on the reviews here, I made an appointment for a trim with Linda. While Linda was certainly nice, and very energetic, I am less than pleased with my haircut. She cut layers into my hair, which, she said, should give me more volume on top. However, all the layers have done is separate my curls and made the back of my hair a mess. I'll admit my hair was not in the best of shape when I went in (thanks to a bad haircut a few months ago), but it is worse now. And the layers are going to take *forever* to grow out. My longest layers are a good six inches below my shoulders, while the shortest (on the back of my head) are six inches long when straight! No good. If anyone has a recommendation on a good hairstylist in South Florida, please let me know! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-07-15 12:38:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 13174 ) [534] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 535 [salon_id] => 114 [user_id] => [stylist] => Linda Luna [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Linda is the best. I've been going to her for 8+ years now whenever I'm home in South Florida. She's helped me grow out some horrible haircuts (I travel a lot so unfortunately she can't always cut my hair and I have to play Russian Roulette with hairdressers). She just has this talent with the scissors and my hair always behaves so well and looks good even air drying or messy when I have a haircut from Linda. I am shocked that the review below mentioned that she gave her crazy layers because Linda always tells me that she is against crazy layers when she has fixed the crazy layers someone else gave me. Actually it seems that all she has been doing for me over the past few years is fixing bad haircuts other people gave me, so I have decided to just stop getting haircuts unless I'm in South Florida to see Linda. She is really the only person I trust to cut my hair.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-10-24 15:48:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 16360 ) [535] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 536 [salon_id] => 119 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Ann [rating] => 0 [comments] => I agree with those who have posted before. Mary Ann really takes the time to listen to the concerns that you have with your curly hair. She understands how it works and has a great personality! She did a great job cutting my hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-26 14:42:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 328 ) [536] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 537 [salon_id] => 119 [user_id] => [stylist] => Trisha [rating] => 0 [comments] => At last i have found a hair dresser who listens and understands my hair type. my hair feels much better than it has in along time, wonderful service, very friendly. All my family has curly hair so we now can get our hair cut regularly with out fear. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-14 16:15:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3519 ) [537] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 538 [salon_id] => 120 [user_id] => [stylist] => Nanci Lee Randolph [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've known Nanci Lee for almost 10 years and truly believe she's not only one of the most talented and creative stylists and colorist, but also a renowned educator (hair extensions!) and one of the most delightful human beings on the planet!! Her recommendations have always been right ON, and the styles she picks will match your personality and taste. Her versatility is amazing! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-30 11:15:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7166 ) [538] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 539 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ray [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've finally found someone who can cut curly hair!! Ray at GBS in Pinecrest uses the DevaCurl method (cutting hair dry). Years ago, I had my hair cut dry & it was perfect & when I heard of the DevaCurl method, I knew it was for me & it is!! I highly recommend Ray at GBS!!! Roberta [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-04 09:45:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1170 ) [539] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 540 [salon_id] => 119 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Ann [rating] => 0 [comments] => The salon is now called Uptown Hair Design and is located 516 Vernon now. I love Mary Ann. She listens and doesn't push how she wants your hair to look on you but listens to what you want. Everyone in there is unassuming, friendly, and knowledgeable. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-05-05 13:00:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3994 ) [540] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 541 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terrie [rating] => 0 [comments] => After years of traveling to Ft. Lauderdale (Las Olas, Ouidad cut) or New York (Christo) for a hair cut, I decided to give Terrie at GBS a try. After all, she's almost in my backyard and certified for the Deva Cut!! She listens to you!! She did a great job in both me and my 3 year old daughter's hair! I did not want to sacrifice any length, but we both needed to trim our ends. And she did just that. In addition, she even offered that if we decide to go shorter within the next 2 weeks, to come back and she'll be happy to obligue complimenatarily as part of this hair cut. I highly recommend Terrie to a anyone with curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-04-08 10:57:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3872 ) [541] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 542 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terrie [rating] => 0 [comments] => After years of traveling to Ft. Lauderdale (Las Olas, Ouidad cut) or New York (Christo) for a hair cut, I decided to give Terrie at GBS a try. After all, she's almost in my backyard and certified for the Deva Cut!! She listens to you!! She did a great job in both me and my 3 year old daughter's hair! I did not want to sacrifice any length, but we both needed to trim our ends. And she did just that. In addition, she even offered that if we decide to go shorter within the next 2 weeks, to come back and she'll be happy to obligue complimenatarily as part of this hair cut. I highly recommend Terrie to a anyone with curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-08 10:58:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 3873 ) [542] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 543 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Maria (Terri) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was reading this site last night and found this salon. This morning I called and was able to make an appointment with Maria (Terri). I learned so much today, she first did a consult and I found out that I was using the right brand (Deva Curl), but was using the wrong type of shampoo and conditioner for my type of curl. She then cut my hair using the deva cut style....I loved it! She showed me how to dry my hair and style it. I love the end result and will continue to see her for her expertise and amazing customer service. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-30 17:00:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 6387 ) [543] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 544 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terri [rating] => 5 [comments] => Terri is awesome! She takes a LOT (hours) of time to show you how to care for your curls, reviewing each DevaCurl step along the way, as she cuts, washes, and styles. She offers a lot of great advice and really cares about her clients. She's super nice and helpful and gives a fabulous haircut!! Thanks, Terri! :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-17 13:42:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 7618 ) [544] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 545 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvana [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've gotten two Deva cuts by Silvana this year, and she is fantastic!!! She takes the time to show you how to handle your hair, and my curls look great when I leave the salan and, also, after I've washed them :-) [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-09-18 18:47:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 11745 ) [545] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 546 [salon_id] => 122 [user_id] => [stylist] => ALL of them! [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have very curly, medium-length hair and have struggled with finding good hairdressers no matter where I have lived. When I moved to Alaska, I didn't plan on finding anyone who knew curly hair - but thank God, I did! The entire staff at First Impressions are so professional and they really know what they are doing. My three sisters and I (all with varying types of curly hair) now get our hair cut, colored, and styled at this salon exclusively. LOVE IT! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-26 14:43:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 1527 ) [546] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 547 [salon_id] => 121 [user_id] => [stylist] => Silvana [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've gotten two Deva cuts from Silvana now, & she is the absolute best!! She takes her time and gives great advice about managing your curls. Robertajn [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-09-23 12:10:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:32 [legacy_review_id] => 11765 ) [547] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 548 [salon_id] => 123 [user_id] => [stylist] => Carolyn Wooten [rating] => 0 [comments] => Carolyn is a wonderful stylist. She gives good advice, charges a fair price, and is a really nice person to boot. She has naturally curly hair herself. She is Paul Mitchell trained so shape is important, but she will work with you if you are a curl straightener or a curly girl. I am sure she would be successful cutting any type of hair, but curly girls she gets our hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-01-06 19:39:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2275 ) [548] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 549 [salon_id] => 124 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vanessa [rating] => 0 [comments] => Vanessa at The Salon in San Diego--amazing stylist on curly hair. I have 3b/c hair that is bouncy and has perfectly formed ringlets. She does a fantastic job on highlights, also. I have caramel blonde. My hair is easier to manage because she knew how to cut my curls properly. I highly recommend Vanessa--she is like a magician for curly hair. And oh, if you want a straight 'do for a change, she can spin straw into silk. Either way, she is the way to go for curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-21 21:04:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 450 ) [549] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 550 [salon_id] => 125 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joe DeMarcus [rating] => 0 [comments] => Exceptions is owned and run by a married couple. The husband (Joe) is one of the hairdressers. While I was in their salon, I was treated like family from the moment I walked in the door. They were friendly and sweet. Joe listened to exactly what I wanted done with my hair. With every step, Joe explained what he was doing to my hair and why. He also made recommendations along the way without being pushy. There was not a moment I felt nervous or anxious with the outcome of my hair with Joe. Joe promised I would walk out of there with great hair, and I did. My hair looks FABULOUS curly or straight. It's the BEST haircut I've ever gotten. What a great way to start off 2006! Exceptions do take walk-ins, but I HIGHLY recommend making an appointment since Joe is such a perfectionist and takes his time with your hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 7 ) [550] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 551 [salon_id] => 125 [user_id] => [stylist] => Giovonni (Joe) DeMarcus [rating] => 0 [comments] => I started going to Joe about a year ago. He has totally changed the way I look at my curly hair. The minute you walk into the salon you are treated like a family member. Joe takes the time to figure out with you what is the best way to cut, color, and design your hair. Everyone is treated as an individual with individual needs. You are not just a number to Joe. The salon is run by Leta (Joe’s wife) and Brittany. They work hard to make sure that you get the appointments and products you need. Joe taught me in one appointment more about styling my curly hair then I had learn in 24 years. Not only does the Exceptions Family give you a great hair cut but new self confidence in your hair and yourself. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-18 15:54:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2491 ) [551] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 552 [salon_id] => 125 [user_id] => [stylist] => Giovonni (Joe) DeMarcus [rating] => 5 [comments] => First, Giovonni's telephone number has changed. It is now 850-602-1821. He is at the same address, however. Giovonni is an artist for curly hair. I was in transition and experimenting with caring for my naturally curly hair in a more healthy manner and starved to find a skilled curly hair stylist. I read the Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey and then blessed to find Giovonni DeMarcus. Giovonni helped me sort through all that I learned in Lorraine Massey's book, and he helped me put certain products together that helped me best manage my hair. My first visit consisted of a caring and insightful consult that took about 2 hours. AMAZING! The distance and time it takes for me to travel to his salon is well worth it. His cut and styling proess graced me with numerous compliments and I feel so amazingly great about my hair. I use less products and wash it now 2 - 3 days/week. If you are looking for a stylist to care for your naturally curly hair, look no further. Giovanni is your hair stylist! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-12-23 21:18:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 10194 ) [552] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 553 [salon_id] => 126 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lorraine or Liz [rating] => 0 [comments] => I live in an up-coming small town and literally spent four hours driving around trying to find a salon for my type 2 curls. Every single stylist wanted to chop my hair up (one woman told me to go see the MALE BARBER that was working in her salon that day!). My 7th and final stop was at JC Penney. I had been there before and have seen Lorraine many times, but I wanted to find someone new. It just so happened that Lorraine was booked for the day and she referred me to Liz Reynolds. Liz is a senior designer for the salon. I had curls cascading all the way down to my rear, and Liz took a foot of hair off and I've never loved it more! I never even showed her a picture of what I wanted. I described what I wanted my hair to look like and she made some helpful suggestions. I couldn't be happier with my experience or my enw look! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 53 ) [553] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 554 [salon_id] => 127 [user_id] => [stylist] => Andria Falcon [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to this cool and very hip loft salon to get a trim and was super surprised at what a great stylist I met and how fabulous my hair looked when I walked out and how great it still looks. Andria taught me how to style my frizzy big hair to look smooth and sleek and she cut such a great shape into it that I look modern and urban and no longer like a dowdy mom. The salon was very friendly and cool and is located in Dogpatch...a little bit of a trek, but plenty of parking. Amazing in SF! Andria has a lot of experience in hair cutting and I would recommend everyone to her. I will be going back and sending lots of friends...even straight haired ones. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-06 21:44:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1816 ) [554] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 555 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Josh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Josh is a senior stylist at Blue Velvet (in Mountain Brook across from Daniel George). He listens to what I want and has always given me a great cut. He used a technique called "slithering" on my hair to blend the layers (to avoid the "step" look). I can't say enough good things about him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-01 08:46:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 475 ) [555] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 556 [salon_id] => 129 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I travel all over the country and have tried lots of salons and stylists but my favorite by far is Joel at Cinta in San Francisco. I will even let my hair go a bit too long without a cut if I know that I am headed to San Fran. Joel is very creative and really gets curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-11 19:41:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1486 ) [556] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 557 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Josh [rating] => 0 [comments] => I took the advice from the post here and went to see Josh. I LOVE the cut he gave me. He was very pleasant, took his time, and gave me some advice about care and products. My hair is so much easier to fix now and looks better than ever. Highly recommended! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-12 09:12:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 662 ) [557] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 558 [salon_id] => 129 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marcus [rating] => 0 [comments] => My sister and I both have curly hair. She discovered Marcus a few years ago. Since then my hair has never looked so good. It's a 2 hour drive, but nothing's too good for my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-04 19:52:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3992 ) [558] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 559 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Josh [rating] => 0 [comments] => After my cut, my hair is easier to style and looks better than ever. Josh did a wonderful job and he's very personable too. I highly recommend him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-10 11:04:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 752 ) [559] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 560 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Josh [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got an okay cut. I just know that he doesn't cut hair as recommended in the Curly Girl book. I probably should have been more assertive with what I wanted, but it was my first attempt at getting a cut to emphasize rather than hide my curly hair. He was very friendly though. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-24 16:24:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1142 ) [560] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 561 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rachelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => She has the curls and knows how to use them! Highly recommended stylist. I also think she is the owner [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-23 22:27:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1239 ) [561] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 562 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rachelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got a great cut and learned how to let my curly hair dry naturally with defined curls. The salon is in mountain brook and I was a little nervous. I thought it might be stuffy. But to my suprise everyone was really genuine and really nice! I highly recommend going. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-23 22:29:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1240 ) [562] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 563 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rachelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love my cut and Rachelle spent a lot of time with me just talking about what I wanted and how style my hair. I love Bumble and Bumble's curl cream that I bought while I was there. I had a great time at this salon and now I am hooked! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-19 07:19:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1402 ) [563] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 564 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Rachelle [rating] => 0 [comments] => Definitely knows about curly hair. LOVE my hair cut. :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-14 21:04:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1499 ) [564] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 565 [salon_id] => 130 [user_id] => [stylist] => Morgan [rating] => 0 [comments] => Morgan is a certified ouidad stylist and just gave my head of insane curls the best cut they have ever had. DON'T WALK-RUN to her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-10 14:32:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1957 ) [565] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 566 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shelley (??) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I believe Shelley did my hair, if I remember her name correctly... she wasn't ont he website She is a senior stylist there. She cut my hair (and it turned out good), without giving me a consultation or even looking at my hair dry. I had Rachelle do my hair last time and just needed a trim, same style. The receptionist said she could do it. She did ask after she had cut it if I wanted to take some weight out. After talking to my mom later she said you were not suppose to do that with curly hair. BUT- it worked for mine. Ofcourse, I did do the SPARKLE treatment and so I think that caused my hair to be weighted down some as it isn't nearly as frizzy as it was and its shiny. I def. recommend their SPARKLE treatment. LOVE IT! Go to Shelley if you're in a bind. I would recommend gettign a consulatation first though, it kinda scared me when she started cutting it and hadn't seen it dry. Rachelle does seem to know more about curly locks though, since she has them. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-25 09:17:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1716 ) [566] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 567 [salon_id] => 130 [user_id] => [stylist] => Morgan [rating] => 0 [comments] => "The Salon Upstairs" stylist, Morgan and salon owner Toni have moved to the new west coast Ouidad Salon in Santa Monica, Ca. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-01-31 10:21:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3605 ) [567] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 568 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kelly [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found this salon from this website. Kelly really seemed to know a thing or two about curly hair. She was very receptive to discussing expectations and needs. I was a little disappointed that she did not cut my hair in a different hairstyle and only trimmed it up. But she explained to me the way my hair was cut previously needed to grow in order to get the desired effect I was wanting. I will return after my hair grows and test her talents more. The charge for a cut and style was a litlle steep since I only recieved a trim but at least my hair was not ruined - like some other places have done for less money. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-08 12:15:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2554 ) [568] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 569 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => David [rating] => 0 [comments] => After looking on this site for someone to cut and style my overly curly hair. I went to Blue Velvet Salon in Mountain Brook. And David really knew what he was doing!! I love my cut and it is so easy to style!! I recommend anyone in Birmingham looking for a great cut to go see David!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-10 22:24:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2783 ) [569] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 570 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => test [rating] => 0 [comments] => test [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-07-17 12:45:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2800 ) [570] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 571 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cindy [rating] => 3 [comments] => Love her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-14 17:16:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 6863 ) [571] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 572 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Test please delete [rating] => 4 [comments] => please delete this test [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-01-20 09:09:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 7698 ) [572] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 573 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Here is a guy that understands curly hair. After going to every single salon on the boulevard, I think I found a new home for my curls. Before having my hair done, we sat down talked about curls. I've learned so much about my hair and it makes a lot of sense now. I learned how to wash, condition and style my hair. NO MORE CRUNCHY CURLS !!! He recommended highlights and my hair has never looked better. It's fuller and has more of a style. Thank you Shai and Capella Salon. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-12 22:02:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 121 ) [573] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 574 [salon_id] => 132 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kristine Achziger [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kristine is the first stylist that I have ever gone to that discussed how your skin tones and face shape come in to play when you are looking for a new hairstyle. She is incredibly talented with curly hair, and as long as she remains in Colorado, I will follow her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-05 13:42:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 269 ) [574] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 575 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Niki [rating] => 5 [comments] => She takes the time to get my layers blended just right. My bottom layer is straight and my top layer is 3C curly and she actually cuts the top layer first to avoid the shelfy, mulletty look. She's great. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-15 13:47:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8461 ) [575] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 576 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I just moved to California from New York and NaturallyCurly.com has made it very easy. I knew I could trust the referrals I read here. When I called Capella Salon, I even had my choice of 3 stylists who know their stuff when it comes to curly hair. I decided to go with the owner because he also specialized in coloring for curly hair. My hair looks so good. It has shine, bounce and I just love it !!! The color and haircut are perfect. He knew exactly what products I needed. I've had my hair done with the best of N.Y. and I can definitely say that Shai really impressed me. It was a very good experience. The salon is beautiful and friendly. They had great selection of hair products for curly hair. I am a very happy girl. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-19 00:35:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 136 ) [576] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 577 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hi, my name is Lisa Bingham and I have naturally curly long blonde hair. I found my stylist Shai at Capella Salon over eight years ago and have been loyal to him ever sense he did my first hair-do at his salon. I was impressed so much by the way he could take my ideas and reassure me he could make it happen so I could wear my curly hair straight and short if I like and it would still look good when I wear it natural again. Curly hair needs a special understanding with the cuts and color, going to Shai I have tried every hair-do known to man and still have hair on my head all thanks to Shia. I can not express how beautiful my hair has been through the years thanks to Shai. I have tried many places before and they never listen or give you what you want but Shai will make it happen he will find a way and you will love it, I promise. I have all my friends and the men I have dated through the years go to him and give him a try because I know he is what they need. By the way my curly hair is super rad. Thanks for listening, LISA. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-04 00:56:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 640 ) [577] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 578 [salon_id] => 128 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cindy [rating] => 2 [comments] => test review. do not approve. test review. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-04-25 08:50:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 10972 ) [578] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 579 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => When my hair becomes too long my curls tend to look lame and drab so I go to Shai at Capella Salon. Shai is great with my curly hair. He gives really flattering cuts so that it isn't too short but just right so that my curls are bouncy and healthy looking. My hair always looks its best after I go to him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-04 12:18:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 642 ) [579] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 580 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => My hair has never looked as fabulous as it does now. Shai has transformed my hair in to beautiful, bouncy, curly locks. He also introduced me to Deva curl. It's the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-04 19:10:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 643 ) [580] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 581 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai is the first stylist to not be intimidated by my hair. I have naturally thick and curly hair, that without the right cut, could be a disaster. Other stylists have literally gotten lost in my hair! It's annoying and embarrassing. Shai is completely confident, not to mention competant with curls. He understands that I don't want it "too big" or "too full." He's cut it short, he's trimmed it long. Shai is a color specialist as well, and he artfully highlights my curls to perfection. I don't know how he does it, but each curl has 3 colors running through it, but blends beautifully. He never tells me to wear it straight. He's gotten me to love my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-04 23:21:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 644 ) [581] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 582 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mary is wonderful!!! She's done my hair for years and after moveing to another state, I still can't find anyone as great with my hair as she was. She very skillful w/ all different hair types and especially good w/ color! Not only that, but most of her clients become personal friends of hers. I HIGHLY recomend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-22 16:06:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1752 ) [582] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 583 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai at Capella Salon is the best. I've been going to him for 11 years now and I love to experiment with my cut and color so he's tried everything I that would compliment my features and he always has great input. My hair is naturally wavy but never curly. During my last visit however he used the Deva Curl products and showed me this process that made my hair so naturally curly while maintaining luster and bounce without any heat damage or frizz. I looooved it. It took me a few tries at home and a call to Shai to master the technique but he was happy to walk me through it again. So you can't go wrong with him from product recomendation to cut and color he's fantastic and the salon is so relaxing too. I always look forward to my next visit. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-06 00:30:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 646 ) [583] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 584 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have long, curly hair and don't trust just anyone to work with it. Cut & color has to be just right and Mary is fantastic! Mary owns this lovely salon, and you can tell she takes pride in what she does. She is an absolute joy to visit and my hair always looks great when I leave. She also waxes my eyebrows... not something you want just anyone to do. Schedule an appointment... you will become her next regular! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-13 11:48:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8698 ) [584] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 585 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => He can go short, he can go long, he can go wavy, he can go crazy. Shai can do it all -- and he's a lot of fun, too! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-12 14:39:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 664 ) [585] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 586 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have never thought of myself as being able to pull off a short hair cut. I have always had pretty big curly hair and every short do I had tried in the past always ended in disaster. Recently however I was reccommended to the Metafolics salon and was paired with Kent as my stylist. During the consultation I told him that with summer just around the corner I was interested in losing a little length but wasnt prepared to go crazy becuase of past experiences. Kent assured me that he would be able to thin my wild hair out enough to make a modern short look work for me. After a bit of convincing I let him work his magic and needless to say I was thrilled. I have never enjoyed my hair more. I couldn't have asked for a better summer look. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-22 13:11:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 453 ) [586] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 587 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna Tillman [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just got my hair cut by Keyonna Tillman, and all I got to say is AMAZING!!!!!. She cut my hair dry, and recommended Deva products. You have to see her, plus she has curly hair herself. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-15 22:31:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 676 ) [587] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 588 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amy [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just wanted to add Amy to the list of curl-friendly Metafolics hair stylists. I just moved to Denver and needed a haircut, so I decided on Metafolics based on all the good reviews. Amy knew how to work with curls and seemed refreshed by my pro-curl attitude. While I've had cuts I loved in the past, this is the first time I walked out of the salon with my curls beatifully styled instead of blown staight. Amy and the rest of the Metafolics staff made me feel like my hair was special and beautiful. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-05 23:37:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 577 ) [588] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 589 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have long, curly hair and don't trust just anyone to work with it. Cut & color has to be just right and she is fantastic! Mary owns this lovely salon, and you can tell she takes pride in what she does. She is an absolute joy to visit and my hair always looks great when I leave. She also waxes my eyebrows... not something you want just anyone to do. Schedule an appointment... you will become her next regular! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-03-13 12:25:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8699 ) [589] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 590 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai is one of the few stylists ever to layer my hair just right to make the curls come alive! I always thought I just had wavy hair, Shai's cuts have sprung my wavy curls into real big Hollywood banana curls that everyone admires! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-09 10:22:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 845 ) [590] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 591 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Kent for the first time based on the good reviews here- and he gave me exactly what I asked for. I felt comfortable when I walked in and they were accomodating. Kent listened to what I wanted and he offered great suggestions as to how to maintain my wavy hair. He was knowledgeable and spent time answering my questions. I am new to Denver and am very happy to have found a salon and stylist that knows what they are doing. It is very professional here and there is no attitude. I have found few stylists who can cut my hair well-and Kent really did a fantastic job. I would recommend all of my friends to come here. They do know wavy/curly hair. Thanks! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-09 14:06:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 587 ) [591] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 592 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mary knows curly hair. She does not rush you. She talks to you about your hair and cuts it according to the texture. She is very cautious and will show you how much she is cutting before she starts. If you want more she will accommodate. My hair has never looked so good. I will be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-03 12:09:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 13015 ) [592] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 593 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => My hair looks so fabulous since I started going to shai. My curls are more bouncy and happoer than ever. I highly recommend him to all my curly friends out there. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-31 12:41:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 965 ) [593] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 594 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Colleen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Colleen has been cutting my hair for 6 or 7 years now. I have thick but not course hair that is fairly straight on top but curly underneath. No other stylist has ever had such an understanding of how to tame my crazy mane. She has taken me from super long and layered hair to gamine crops and everything in between. Never once have I been displeased with what she has done. She truly listens to what I want and tells me honestly if she thinks my requests are reasonable, given the texture of my hair. I live in a climate that gets very humid in the summer months and she has been able to recommend products that keep my hair smooth, without weighing it down. Whether I wear it straight or curly, my hair always looks good...I am constantly giving out her name to people who ask who does my hair. I truly sorry that I will be losing her here in Rochester. But my loss is Denver's gain...if you are looking for someone who can work with difficult textures or curls, Colleen is worth the visit. I hear she will be working in Metafolics Salon in Denver, Co. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-06 12:14:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 741 ) [594] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 595 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've wanted to cut my hair for a while now but was always apprehensive because it's difficult to find someone who knows how to deal with thick or curly hair. I read positive reviews about Shai and Capella Salon and decided to make an appointment. The atmosphere of the salon is really laid back, unpretentious, and welcoming. I told Shai what I wanted and he definitely exceeded me expectations. I will definitely continue to go to Shai for any hair-related issues and I will definitely refer all of my curly friends. I highly recommend Shai and Capella Salon for anyone with any type of curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-22 23:38:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1036 ) [595] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 596 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I recently moved from Seattle to Florida and had to learn to embrace my curly hair.  When I found Naturally Curly, I found Angel Hair by Mary.  This is the best haircut I've had since my move.  She understands the challenges fine, curly hair can be, taught me some new tricks and introduced me to some great products for my hair.  She gave my hair style!  I'm really happy and she will now be my go to stylist!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-09-04 22:23:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 14546 ) [596] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 597 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Colleen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hi there, Colleen has been my stylist for 5 years in Rochester, NY. Now she is there with you.....SHE IS THE BEST. I have naturally curly hair and I am VERY picky about my hair....Colleen was very patient with me. Not only did she let me know how to work with my curl, through pregancy and weather, she taught me about the different products available to use on my hair, and she did all of this with a contagious smile!!!...I am sad she is no longer in NY, but I the skills she has taught me will be with me forever!!! I highly reccommend Collen for YOU!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-10 15:26:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 755 ) [597] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 598 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I put off cutting my hair for over a year because I couldn't find anyone who was willing to cut my hair dry. Then I found Shai. I walked in feeling apathetic about my hair. Even my hair color was boring. Shai asked me what I wanted and I assured him, I didn't care. I had few expectations--you know when you have curly hair, you figure, no one can do anything good with it. I walked out of that salon with a sassy cut and a deep, rich color. I wasn't the only one to think so. My husband did a double take and the following day I literally received 20 compliments. Shai gave me the perfect cut and helped me to finally feel great about having curly hair. And, while he cut my hair quickly, I never once felt rushed. Did I mention that he happens to be a kind soul as well? [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-09 11:31:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1087 ) [598] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 599 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Colleen Genovese [rating] => 0 [comments] => My hairstylist, Colleen Genovese recently moved from Rochester, NY to Denver, CO and now works at Metafolics. She has been cutting my hair for about 6 years and does a great job! I have naturally curly hair and in the years Colleen has been doing my hair, I have received so many complements. Not only does she know what she's doing, but she's a nice person too. My hair won't be the same - we'll miss her in Rochester - you're lucky to have her. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-23 11:55:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 793 ) [599] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 600 [salon_id] => 133 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mary Metzger [rating] => 3 [comments] =>

Do not be misled by the other reviews. I have super kinky curly hair. I thought to give this salon the benefit of the doubt due to the price. Sadly, I was let down and given a choppy, uneven, mess of a cut. The whole process was quite amateur. She cut my curly hair wet which is a big no no. Now I have to waste more money to go to someone to fix my hair.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-09-06 17:20:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 16282 ) [600] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 601 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai (but all great!) [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai is amazing. I went in there with a weary set of curly locks and he made them look the way I had always hoped they could. You have to remember to go in with your hair styled and curled the way you like it (not wet or crazy because he likes to work with how you usually do it, which is amazing!). He is great at asking you questions about how you like your hair and he LISTENS! I have been handing out his name to everyone and as a new LA transplant with curlies...I understand how scary it is to go to a new person! He will quell your fears and redefine your hair. Well worth it anytime! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-24 20:37:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1245 ) [601] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 602 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I decided to try Metafolics because of recommendations from this website. People used to tell me I had beautiful hair but I haven't heard that in years. I have been to numerous recommended salons but never seemed to get what I wanted. Kent gave me an AMAZING haircut. My wavy, sometimes poofy hair now has beautiful curls with great highlights. Kent's wife, Carissa, did my hightlights. They both asked a lot of questions about what I wanted and they were great listeners. Kent also took a lot of time to explain how to achieve the style he gave me. Kent's price was very reasonable. I highly recommend them to anyone....especially if you have curly/wavy hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-10 22:43:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1001 ) [602] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 603 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai is wonderful and he really knows how to cut and style curls. He gave me a great haircut and then took the time to show me how to style it. He's so sweet and I'd definitly reccomend him to anyone frustrated by the many stylists who don't know how to deal with curls. He's a gem! -Sara O. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-28 11:15:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1552 ) [603] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 604 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Colleen G. [rating] => 0 [comments] => I'm from out of state so I don't get to visit my regular stylist back home. Therefore, it has just been a drag trying to find a competent stylist in Denver who can conform to all of my picky hair needs. Finally, I've found Colleen from Metafolics who has a load of experience. She was able to cut my hair precisely to how I had asked and even pointed out what would be better. I would strongly suggest anyone visit her - especially the curly heads. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-18 15:31:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1122 ) [604] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 605 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had a great haircut experience with Shai at Capella Salon in Studio City. My hair looks awesome-- healthy and full with well defined spirals. I had almost forgotten my curly hair could look like this-- great shape without the frizz, fun and easy to style at home. Wanted to pass a good thing along. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-01 19:11:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1560 ) [605] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 606 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent or Jason [rating] => 0 [comments] => I originally started going to Jason based on the recommendations from this website and was incredibly happy with the results. Last time, Jason was not available to cut my hair so I gave Kent a try and am so glad I did. He did an amazing on job on my hair!! I strongly recommend either Jason or Kent. Carissa is also a great colorist at this salon. I always look forward to getting my hair done at Metafolics. It is a great salon where everyone listens to you and you leave a satisfied customer. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-24 17:33:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1241 ) [606] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 607 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai did an amazing job on my superfine, thin and corkscrew-curly hair. He gave it a great shape without cutting very much length (maybe an inch?) and I've had nothing but compliments on it since. He and his staff explained how to use product to get a long-lasting style and I really enjoyed the massage shampoo chair! I highly recommend the stylist and the salon. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-12 15:35:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1837 ) [607] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 608 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amy [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just wanted to share with the world that Amy is the best stylist out there, I have been to many salons including people in Metafolics and have never walked out feeling like my curly hair is gorgeous and she made all of me feel gorgeous, that girl can work some hair like it's nothing. Try her and you'll be amazed! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-06 18:13:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1281 ) [608] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 609 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am a consumer tester and free-lance editor that has made a conscious decision in the last few years to encourage and embrace my wavy hair. It is officially wavy; the hair does not curl at the root. However, with the right product and technique it can be curly. And in the wrong weather! Anyway, I have consumer tested several products from Deva Curl (awesome, btw!), and decided after numerous poor haircuts (where I was constantly showing myself how one side of my hair was off), I decided to test Deva's technique of cutting hair dry and curly. (Another note, I was completely unable to find any other stylists at this point willing or able to cut hair dry, let alone dry while curly). After interviewing several stylists who are ceretified in Deva technique, I settled on Shai Amiel, owner of Capella Salon after watching him work on two different women with very different curls. What an enjoyable experience the hair cut turned out to be. After recommendation of having not washed hair in a few days, in its curly experience, I arrived at the salon. He painstakingly cut each curl in relations to each other until he got the shape he wanted. Then, after a mimosa, I got my hair luxuriously washed and conditioned, and then Shai did something no other stylist has done: showed me that the technique of dealing with the hair immediately after washing is just as important. Squishing leave-in conditioner into the hair, I was then instructed to fling and flip my hair around a bit, and then taking product, hanging my head upside down, squishing it into my hair and then blotting with paper towels (though a microfiber towel or dry cotten t-shirt is good or better), and you can actually SEE the curls forming. After placing pins in the roots of selected forming sections my hair was dried. This has been the best cut I've had in forever, and it's two months in. He says it can go another two to four months, and I believe him. I can make it very curly, or just wavy by putting it in a towel without shaking and scrunching. I've been in multiple climates, and it just looks good, even without product. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-25 00:14:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2030 ) [609] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 610 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amy [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just wanted to share with the world that Amy is the best stylist out there, I have been to many salons including people in Metafolics and have never walked out feeling like my curly hair is gorgeous and she made all of me feel gorgeous, that girl can work some hair like it's nothing. Try her and you'll be amazed! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-06 18:15:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1282 ) [610] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 611 [salon_id] => 135 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ashley Walsh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ashley is fantastic. She helped me get my curls back in shape after an awful haircut at a different salon. She has curls of her own. Ashley not only knows how to cut curls, but she also styled my curls for my wedding! She's great fun to talk to and does great work. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-13 16:07:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1718 ) [611] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 612 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent Larson [rating] => 0 [comments] => I took the advice of Denver curly girls and went to see Kent at Metafolics last week. Finally I am in love with my hair! Kent was remarkably patient, making sure my style would fit my life, and giving me all the tips I could handle for caring for my curls. The salon itself was wonderfully relaxing and the staff was incredibly nice. Metafolics' work is guaranteed as well, so that's a big plus! I will never visit another salon. Thank you Kent! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-09 12:30:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1287 ) [612] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 613 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love going to the salon because it feels like a really pampering experience. The salon itself is beautiful and feels open and calming. The shampoo chairs are awesome and everyone who's ever washed my hair has done a great job and made me want to take them home to give me head massages all the time. I also feel that it's really important to you that I like my haircut and that it looks the best it can. The fact that you are so cool about me coming back if any stray pieces misbehave is something I've never experienced and it proves that you really understand curly hair. Plus you make me feel like you've been cutting my hair for years which is nice. I've always had a very positive experience all around. And your sister is also fantastic and has done an amazing job on my eyebrows. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-05 12:13:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2297 ) [613] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 614 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amy [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been searching for the last ten years to find someone who could work with my curly hair; Amy is it. She asked me my history and with conversation and what seemed to me to be an uncanny sense of what I was looking for she worked her wonders. I would recommend her above all. I have never recieved so many complements on my hair and for the first time in my life someone asked if I had my stylists card!! GO GIRL YOU ROCK!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-18 21:13:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1312 ) [614] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 615 [salon_id] => 135 [user_id] => [stylist] => ashley walsh carmack [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ashley cut my hair a few weeks ago and it is awesome!!!!!!! My hair is long and very very curly. She was able to cut it so it lays just right and gave me some great styling tips to eliminate frizz and bring out the curl. Ashley also has another amazing talent.... I went in a few days ago to get my hair straightened and it was perfect, I have never seen it so straight. I cant say enough great things about Ashley and Bliss salon. If you need help with your curls go and see her!! 9 [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-17 13:16:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3034 ) [615] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 616 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Shai, I LOVE my hair. Thank you so very much. I knew you would not let me down, but this is genius. Thank you so very much. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-05 13:00:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2298 ) [616] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 617 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wrote in in January after my first haircut with Kent. I have had three haircuts since then and have loved every one of them. Carissa does an awesome job with color, too! I used to hate my curls, and thanks to Kent, now I LOVE them!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-23 21:14:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1426 ) [617] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 618 [salon_id] => 135 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ashley Walsh Carmack [rating] => 0 [comments] => The salon was very nice and had a classy interior. Ashley was very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about curls. She cut layers into my hair and the way my curls have grown in--I absolutely love it!! I highly recommend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-10 13:28:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 6272 ) [618] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 619 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent and Carissa [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is a follow-up to a previous review. Kent has transformed the cut and shape of my hair. I am so in love with my curls now. I have found a stylist for life. Carissa has rescued me from an absolute color disaster. I turned my hair black with a $5 box of color from the grocery store, much to the horror of almost everyone I knew. I thought it would be a good color, but it washed out my skin, and then when it started growing out...well... let's just say it didn't once look "exotic" or "ethnic" like I'd hoped. What a mistake! ...Carissa performed a miracle - she stripped out all the black (which took two rounds of stripping, since I slathered it on so thick) and recolored my hair an absolutely gorgeous brown which is like my own color, just better. I am in awe of Kent and Carissa. They are my hairstylin' Dynamic Duo and I will never have any other stylists! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-15 14:04:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1433 ) [619] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 620 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Thank you Shai soo much for my all new curly hair experience! It was fun, amazing and stress free! Watching you cut my hair dry was the most interesting part. I love my color and the highlights were just enough (you were absolutely right). Thank you for making me the happiest I've been about my hair in a REALLY long time (well, 10 years to be exact)! I'm definitely a Shai follower from this point forward!! I'm looking forward to coming back!! Thanks again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-27 06:39:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2411 ) [620] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 621 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Amy [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Amy at Metafolics from this website. After many, many (did I mention many!) years of so-so haircuts and never really loving my curls, I decided to give her a try. Im really glad I did! She really listened to me and made me feel good about my curls. Since my hair grows very slow she was careful not to cut too much off ; I actually had to go back and have her cut a little more - which was not a problem at all. I would highly recommend her and plan on having her cut my hair from now on. The salon is very professional and hip, but not stuffy. Everyone was really nice. I dont feel like I have to straighten my hair to feel good about it. Bring on the curls! -Janelle [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-22 19:54:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1528 ) [621] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 622 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => My curls were looking damaged and dry, I went in for a cut and style and had heard of Shai from the website - naturallycurly. He spent 3 hours with and walked me through step by step instructions on how to style my hair and what products to use. My curls have never looked better, he helped me find a simple styling solution when I used to dread styling my hair. I got tons of compliments from everyone at work and people even stopped me on the street praising my gorgeous curls. For all you girls who have no idea what to do with your curls or if you are tired of what you have been doing go to Shai you will be astounded by his magic finesse with curls. Pros: great stylists, friendly service, clean salon - serves wine and their shampoos chairs give massages Cons: not a single thing [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-31 07:24:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2419 ) [622] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 623 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lindsey [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lindsey is awesome! Last summer she changed my hair from brown to blonde & it looked totally natural! The cuts she gives turn my frizzy hair into supple waves that are easy to manage. She always pays attention to what I want and what will work with my hair-type and lifestyle and communicates directly to ensure we're on the same page. You should go see her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-17 13:09:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1735 ) [623] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 624 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've got super curly type 3b/c hair that has been, quite frankly, a pain in the butt since the day I started caring about how my hair looked (day 1 of puberty, basically). :) Unfortunately, all I've ever been able to do with it to keep it under control is put it in a ponytail.... *sigh* I was so tired of it! I read about Metafolics on here, and after lots of debating/thinking/polling my friends, decided to go in for The Big Chop. Set up an appt with Kent and headed downtown after work last Friday for my appointment. Even brought my best friend along for moral support! I have to say, Kent is a miracle worker. He was super honest with me ("Your hair type is the very hardest to deal with..." and "You're always going to have frizz. Deal with it.") which was a great dose of reality. Plus, he went on to condition and cut and style my hair GORGEOUSLY. I am so thrilled with my curly bob! It totally accents all the curlyness without being CRRRRAZY. I can now wear my hair down, without wearing it OUT at the same time. No more pyramid hair. No more straggly little mystery curls poking out at weird angles. just healthy, beautiful, bouncy hair! I love you Kent!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-24 13:25:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1885 ) [624] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 625 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Great experience! Great cuts! I've been getting compliments for weeks. She cut my hair dry - did an awesome job and made it look fabulous. Then she showed me how to style it with Deva products. I will definitely go back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-15 21:56:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2478 ) [625] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 626 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => The reviews are absolutely true, Kent is a great stylist. My hair is so light and curly-and the curly hair "shelf" is gone. Kent really took the time to listen to my hair concerns and went out of his way to explain his cutting technique and the products he was using. He also showed me how to use the diffuser properly (I'd been using it the wrong way and getting the frizzies). If you're looking for a great stylist, Kent is it. Thanks Metafolics!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-07 18:01:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2303 ) [626] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 627 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => Well - I guess I'm in the (vast) minority here, but I didn't have the overwhelmingly positive experience at Capella that everyone else did. I made an appointment with Shai based on the reviews I found on this site. I knew he'd be expensive but I wanted to treat myself. Sooo... I went in with a pretty good idea of what I wanted. I wanted to take some weight and volume off, I wanted to keep my bangs (which are the only part of my hair I straighten) and add more layers throughout. I also wanted to even out the color, which got gradually darker toward the roots. During the session, Shai and his assistant really gave me the hard sell for Deva products through every step of the process. I felt like I was in an infomercial. Not once was I asked how I generally styled/washed/conditioned my hair. Though they DID ask me which products I used. It was just assumed that because I didn't use Deva (I DO use CG friendly products) that I didn't know anything about what to put on my hair. It was a little insulting, actually. There seemed to be an assumption that I'd be buying the entire Deva line when I left. 2 hours and 250 dollars later, I didn't really have exactly what I wanted. Shai gave me what was, I'm sure, a good haircut, for what it was. But I just felt that it wasn't exactly what I'd asked for. He hadn't given me very many layers. He hadn't really trimmed my bangs (in fact he suggested I leave them curly several times, and I appreciate that he likes curls, but i KNEW i wanted to keep my bangs straight at least for a little while, and I shouldn't have to repeat that a bunch of times). To top that off, the way my hair ended up being styled made me feel sort of... frumpy. It was really poufy and high at the top. I'd go so far as to say I looked a little soccer-mom-ish. Instead of evening out my hair color by going slightly darker, which was the idea I'd gone in with, he'd talked me into getting highlights at the roots, which I felt "meh" about when I saw them, and the way my hair was styled just really disappointed me overall. When I left the salon he asked me which Deva products I'd be buying. I didn't buy any, and immediately pulled my bouffy mom-hair back into a ponytail. I called a couple days later to get the cut fixed. I just wasn't pleased with it. He couldn't fit me in for a few days to fix the cut (which also displeased me, because I would think that when someone's not happy with their cut you should make an effort to fit them in as soon as possible). When I went back in, he added more layers, trimmed up the bangs, and got it right the 2nd time (though I'm having my color fixed by someone else). Overall, Shai was a really nice guy (and I actually feel guilty for leaving this review after all the glowing stuff that's been written here), but I have to say that I felt that he didn't fully listen to me or make me feel like my wants were important. It sounds like a lot of people here have gotten great cuts from him, and I think that's awesome. But I wouldn't go back. For 250 dollars I should walk out feeling like a million bucks the FIRST time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-08 19:39:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2558 ) [627] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 628 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Heather [rating] => 0 [comments] => Heather is my curly girl at Metafolics, and I highly recomend her. I have very long and thick wavy/curly hair, and usually end up with really choppy layers that look like a shelf. But Heather cut my layers in way that made them blend really nice and pretty, plus with the new layers I can finally get some volume and curl at the top of my head! Also she didn't cut too much off the length, which is important to me, and rare in a stylist. And being that Metafolics is the best curly salon arround, she knew all the tools, tricks, and products to give me. Heather's great, I finally love my long curls! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-03 21:13:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2430 ) [628] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 629 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am in awe of the fabulous salon experience you have developed with Capella. It was lovely to be warmly welcomed into what is a gem of a shop - very cool and yet totally serene with just the right amount of edge. I had heard only great things about you and must say that you exceeded my expectations. Your technique is just fantastic and I love that you use the dry-cut process for curly hair. The care you and your staff took during the entire cut, color, and wash process was beyond great. Adding to that, the kindness, patience, and professional manner taken to relay the 'how-tos' of recreating the salon look and you have accomplished with Capella Salon what I had previously thought impossible: a truly unique and perfect client-focused salon experience. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-18 15:03:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2804 ) [629] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 630 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent/Colleen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I 1st went to Kent b/c of these reviews-back in '06. I wrote a good review and then my cuts w/him were never consistent, and progressively getting worse. So, I switched to Colleen who I tried a few times and also never gave a consistent cut. The last 2 cuts I got from her left me w/pyramid head. I asked her to fix it this last time and she made it worse by cutting the wedge in my hair even shorter. Since she blew it straight I didnt know how it looked till I styled it this morning and it looks dreadful. When I was in the salon a woman who had just got cut by Colleen also had a wedge in her hair. I should have walked out right then. Now my hair is sl unmanageable I have to get it fixed at another salon, and pay even more money. I wont go back to have Colleen recut it because she obviously cuts hair one way and doesnt assess your individual hair. The worst part is being told by her that the rerason why my hair looked the way it did was because it was the way I was styling it, or because thats just the way my hair is. BS!! Its all in the cut. I will never go back here again. My hair looks likeA 2 IN 1 CUT-A LINE BOB. HORRIBLE!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-09 15:46:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2450 ) [630] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 631 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna T [rating] => 0 [comments] => I moved to Los Angeles about a two years ago. Prior to finding this salon last year, I would fly back to Arizona to have my hair cut and relaxed. Then I found Keyonna, the best hairdresser in California. First off she uses my product line, Kerastase, secondly her cuts are wonderful. I just had to leave a review for people like me who want to have their hair relaxed and have a hard time a good salon that deals with ethnic hair and be able to relax hair without burning your scalp and while keeping your hair shiny and healthy. Hands down Keyonna is the one. She is also great with color. My friends travel from Santa Monica and Temple City to get their hair done by Key. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-18 18:07:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2806 ) [631] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 632 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Robert [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Robert a couple months ago to get my long and curly hair updated, cut and styled. I was pretty open to whatever, so Robert took quite a bit of the length off, which was great!!! I had him style it straight, so it wasn't until I styled it curly myself the next day, that I realized that my hair was a little too bulky at the ends. BUT...I made an appointment to go back and Robert was very very friedly and was more than happy to cut my hair the way I wanted. For the last couple of months, I have found that I like my hair better straight, and the way that Robert cut it, my hair looks so cute straight and is extremely easier to straighten with the layers that he cut. Now that it has grown out a little bit, I wear it curly once or twice a week and it looks great that way too. It cut my hair in a very stylish and hip way so either way that I wear style it, it works!! I received so many compliments after Robert cut my hair, especially my bangs!! He did a great job and I would recommend Robert, the artist, to anyone with curly hair. He really knows how to pamper and take the time needed with his customers. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-24 18:42:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2723 ) [632] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 633 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => A great haircut experience last week! I love the cut. I also appreciated his flexibility about cutting it dry and leaving it at that. I liked how it looked and the next morning I just worked a little product into it and the texture was really cool. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-17 07:26:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2922 ) [633] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 634 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have seen kent several times and he is the Curly Hair King to be sure! Sadly the salon will be closing it's doors on Dec 31 2008 =( We will miss you guys! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-12-30 01:20:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3439 ) [634] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 635 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am in awe of the fabulous salon experience you have developed with Capella. It was lovely to be warmly welcomed into what is a gem of a shop - very cool and yet totally serene with just the right amount of edge. I had heard only great things about Shai and must say that you exceeded my expectations. His technique is just fantastic and I love that you use the dry-cut process for curly hair. The care he and the rest of the staff took during the entire cut, color, and wash process was beyond great. Adding to that, the kindness, patience, and professional manner taken to relay the 'how-tos' of recreating the salon look and you have accomplished with Capella Salon what I had previously thought impossible: a truly unique and perfect client-focused salon experience. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-17 07:27:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2923 ) [635] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 636 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => none [rating] => 0 [comments] => I called to make an appointment and there is a recording that says effective December 31, 2008, this salon is out of business. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-01-07 15:24:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3474 ) [636] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 637 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been to this salon before and got a Deva cut from Keyonna. But I wanted to try Shai's style and see which I liked better. I really liked Shai. He did an excellent job cutting and evening out my hair. Layering it so the curls would be more defined. Then his assistant, Betsy, washed and styled my hair. Once again an excellent experience at Capella salon. I highly recommend both Shai and Keyonna for Devacuts. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-17 14:58:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2924 ) [637] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 638 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => N/A [rating] => 0 [comments] => Metafolics has moved somewhere and are no longer located at Bannock. Does anyone know where the heck they have gone? [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-04-07 15:28:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3869 ) [638] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 639 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => My dearest curly girls: I have moved a great deal – New York, Boston, Philly- and have always found my hairdressers on this website based on reviews. For the most part, I have been satisfied. I have never been thrilled or excited enough to write a review, though, until now. SHIA AT CAPELLA IS AN ABSOLUTE ARTIST. He understands curly hair, every variety, and appreciates us for our natural beauty. Now, at 32, I finally understand what my hair needs…why did it take this long to find him? SEE HIM. And his assistant, Betty, who is stylish, sweet and brilliant. I STAND BY THIS REVIEW, you will be as thrilled as I am, surrounded by other curlies. He will take you step by step through the process of what YOU need for YOUR CURLS. I have felt so gorgeous since I saw him a few days ago. Love, Maya PS A woman brought her eight year old in to have her curls done. I watched Shia spend time with this litte girl, watched the staff tell her how beautiful she looked, watched the pride she took in her hair. Why didn’t someone do this for me when I was eight? It has taken me so long to appreciate my locks, and she will always appreciate them, because there is a warm, inviting, unpretentious salon where curls are appreciated. GO IF YOU CAN TO THIS SALON. DRIVE AN HOUR IF YOU HAVE TO. PSS I am getting married in five days, yet taking the time to write this…that is how wonderful Capella Salon made me feel. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-05 19:15:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3118 ) [639] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 640 [salon_id] => 134 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lindsey [rating] => 0 [comments] => FYI- Lindsey (reviews above), can now be found at Planet Laboratories in Cherry Creek!! Same amazing stylist at a great new location, I'm following her there, you should too! Planet Laboratories (303)321.0022 200 Clayton St. Denver, CO 80206 [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-03-01 15:25:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 5423 ) [640] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 641 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Drea [rating] => 0 [comments] => Drea gave me the best CG haircut I've ever had. After searching and searching for someone who could do a bona fide Deva cut, I found Capella Salon and couldn't be happier. Drea cut my hair, painstakingly taking her time to do it right, and totally listened to everything I had to say. She did the cut dry, the way it should be done, and spend almost an hour shaping each curl (and I have alot of hair). Then she washed it the right way, and styled it the CG way too, walking me through the process to make sure I could do it myself. The cut is fabulous and will last much longer than a cut usually does. My hair looks great, I get a lot of complements, and I am so happy with it. Will definitely be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-16 18:11:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3397 ) [641] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 642 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had a very pleasant experience, and received very helpful information about how to reduce the frizz (no more terry cloth towels!) I have to admit that I was very nervous going in, especially with regard to cutting off the damaged hair from straightening, but I am pleased with the outcome. I am attempting to grow out the curls, but will definitely need to revisit the salon (once I get a little more length back) to trim more of my mistakes off. I am just so glad I've finally found a place for curl cuts that won't send me home in tears. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-22 15:31:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3421 ) [642] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 643 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => A belated note to let you know how much I love the cut you gave me. It’s been a long time since I found anyone who can cut my curls. I love the way you blended each spiral. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this happy. I wish you and your family a very Happy 2009. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-08 15:55:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3483 ) [643] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 644 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 0 [comments] => I read all the reviews for Shai and thought he'd be great. I was wrong. I went in for a consultation a week before my appt., and I felt like he thought I was nuts and wasting his time. The day I go in, the receptionist shows me where the smocks are and then tells me to go to Shai's chair. I had no clue where Shai's chair was and he did not come down to get me. So I show him a picture of the bob I want and he won't do it. I am not sure if he didn't know how or if he really thought it wouldn't look good on me. He takes all of 15 minutes to cut my hair dry all the while trying to sell me the Deva products in his salon, then sends me downstairs to get it washed by a new assistant who had no clue what she was doing. He then disappears. After she's done washing and pinning my hair she puts me under a dryer for like an hour and forgets about me. I look in the mirror and she's getting her own hair washed by someone. So finally his other assistant comes over and takes the dryer off me and takes the pins out of my hair. It was parted weird and was crispy. So $$$ later, I would say it wasn't worth the money. The people were not very friendly, my hair didn't look good and I felt guilty for not buying any hair products. Oh and when I told Shai that I came to him because he had good reviews online, he told me he had good writers!!! Don't waste your money! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-03-11 23:22:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3752 ) [644] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 645 [salon_id] => 136 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cathie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have hair that is naturally very curly and frizzy with a coarse texture. A few years ago I let it grow really long because I just couldn't deal with any more bad haircuts. I walked into Great Clips almost on a whim and was lucky enough to get Cathie. She has cut my hair -- it's short now -- for several years. Two years ago I moved to Houston, but I still try to get every haircut from Cathie. She's great. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-09 11:57:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2 ) [645] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 646 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Amazing! Great stylist with a great personality. Takes good care of my hair and gives me the styles I ask for. Also, as a bonus, she does not overbook, so you don't spend all day in the salon. The staff I have dealt with are friendly too. I have been going to her for 2 years now. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-28 21:43:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 4261 ) [646] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 647 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I was so tired of my curly hair never looking curly, the color never being right, and just generally unhappy with many bad hair days. One of my patients came into the office and I adored her curly hair. She gave me the number to Capella Salon and told me to ask for Chai...yeah, yeah, yeah, one more experience in the curly hair saga. I waited a few months and became more exasperated with my curls (or lack of) when I finally decided to make the call. What an experience! I live in Manhattan Beach and Capella is in Studio City, but you know women and their hair!! We would drive anywhere if we were happy! I walked into this very interesting salon and met this cute Israeli gentleman named Chai. He cut my hair dry and he got my color exact. I couldn't believe it! My curls were back and I didn't look like Blondie with roots anymore. My hair had style and the color was blended with dark and light streaks that I had been asking for. I am now a regular of Chai's and couldn't be happier. I would drive for miles and miles and miles and miles just to be with you, dear Chai. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-07 13:58:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 4290 ) [647] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 648 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Saw the other recommendations for Cynthia at Salon N Nash on the site. She's at a different salon now. Wow! She explains what she's doing as she's doing it. She listens. She is terrific! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-04 15:24:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 94 ) [648] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 649 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading reviews on Cynthia (Salon n'Nash, Clearwater)I decided to email her. She responded quickly to my emails and I decided to take the 4 hour drive (each way!) to her new location in St. Petersburg to see her. Cynthia cut my hair dry first then followed with 'wet dusting' to even out uneven lengths and trim back split ends. She understands what my goal is for my hair and is willing to work with me to achieve it. After my hair got over the initial 'shock' of being cut, it has settled into some lovely boticelli curls which she says is what I have (I thought so!). Short of flying to NYC to Devachan or Oregon's Dirtly Little Secrets, I think I have found the next closest place to get the care and cut I want...Cynthia, at Studio Christopher James. Well worth my trip! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-09 14:10:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 110 ) [649] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 650 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => What a great salon! Everything from the service to the stylists was awesome. Not to mention the end result of my curly hair = ) I have always had bad experiences when it comes to getting my hair colored and highlighted. So of course, after reading the many reviews for Capella Salon, I decided to make a long trip out there and found the experience to be completely worth it. Shai was wonderful and is very skilled at what he does. I highly recommend him to anyone in search of a great stylist/colorist. He is the only person who has ever got the color I desired and have it look the exact way that I want it. Shai does listen to what you want for your hair and gives you exactly that. The few people who have left negative reviews on this site were probably just having a bad day because I don't know what they're talking about! I can't wait to go back there again. Definitely give this salon a try! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-03 23:35:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 4405 ) [650] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 651 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => CYNTHIA CHESLOCK [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia, we love you and your great tips. She was able to squeenze in the three of us on a Saturday morning. She knew exactly what our problems were, and she took into consideration the shapes of our faces, and the different types of hair we had. She cut Sandra's hair dry at first, and then again wet an Sandra is not shampooing every day anymore. Raquel and me I were cut wet and had layers put in and she even spanked our hair (she used a razor in the areas that had a little too much weight). We no longer have the Cocker spaniel look! We enjoyed our day with Cynthia! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-27 14:19:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 160 ) [651] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 652 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Drea Neal [rating] => 0 [comments] => Drea did an awesome job on my hair. She was prompt and attentive, did an excellent dry cut with extra attention to my "homemade bangs" without criticism, and gave my hair a much-needed trim and shaping, as well as the best scalp massage I have ever had. The wash chairs are comfy with a nice massage feature and the salon atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. After the mandatory dryer time, my hair was truly transformed back into tip-top Deva shape and several days later, looks better than ever. Highly recommend Drea and Capella Salon. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-06 12:34:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 5119 ) [652] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 653 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => What can I say? She is amazing. I have followed her to three salons. She is so incredible she comforts and counsels me when I have a hair emergency-I even have her home number. I have EXTREMELY curly hair that needed to be babied after a bleaching mishap from another hairdresser. I have to honestly say, I have also traveled to NY to see Carlos @ Devachen and Cynthia is just as amazing (love you also, Carlos). She embodies the "Curly Girl" philosophy, understands that shampoo does not touch my strands, and above all, truly cares about me (and my obsession) with my locks. If you are anywhere in the area-heck I fly to see her-I highly recommend a visit to see Cynthia. I am one of her biggest fans and I would be lost without her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-17 09:03:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 211 ) [653] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 654 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia is awesome!!! I have 3C/4A type hair mid-neck length. I wanted a trim and thats what i got- no cutting inches off like every other stylist i've come across. She really is knowledgable about curly hair, we consulted first and she explained what her plan was way before the scissors came out. All she did is sectioned off my curly hair and snipped just the split ends while respecting the curl pattern. I am very happy I listened to the recommendations on this site. I think I've found my stylist!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-14 11:06:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 375 ) [654] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 655 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shia [rating] => 0 [comments] => First with the positives. Very upbeat salon; nice friendly atmosphere; good cut. Now the negatives: I called to get an appointment with Shia based on the reviews here and also to inquire after the pricing for a haircut and root color. I mentioned that I had shoulder length hair and quite a bit of it at that. They told me the regular price which is $65+ and $65+ for color and cut and that it wouldn't be that much more for a lot of hair. I get there and I immediately like the atmosphere. Very hip. Then we go upstairs where Shia introduces an "intern" and he proceeds to discuss what I like and don't like about my hair. Once that is established he starts cutting my hair,sort of. Not much is done but perhaps less is more. Then he hands me over to the intern for root color and styling. He did nothing else. My total time with him was 15 minutes. Color turned out good and she just used paper towels and the clip method to 'style' my hair. Supper. I hate it when stylist try to blow dry my hair, which equals frizz ball. I then go to pay at the register...$480!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was dumbfounded. I just payed them in a stupor and walked out giggling like an institutionalized idiot! Needless to say I haven't been back. I just thought I'd post so no one else is side-swiped like me. "A little bit more" than the regular price? Oh brother. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-04-07 14:05:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 5638 ) [655] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 656 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wish I could be as happy as the other gals with Cynthia but I'm not. She is SUPER SWEET but did nothing for my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-18 08:19:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 384 ) [656] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 657 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 0 [comments] => I met Shai in August of 2007, in the professional capacity of reviewing his skills with what is known as the Deva Cut, a cut specifically for curly hair wherein the hair is cut dry and in its natural state. VERY FEW people do this technique, and it requires training with the originator in NYC. Not expecting much, I was thoroughly impressed with not only the technique but the man, Shai, cutting my hair. Though curly/wavy girls anywhere on the spectrum should come her for the technique alone, it is Shai's skill but mostly his warmth, humbleness and knowledge that keep me coming back. So much so that it is now three plus years later, and I'm writing my second review. Additionally, I have turned down professional work (and income) to review other cuts because I really don't want anyone else working on my hair. But it's not just curly girls who should come here; anyone should experience his abilities with color and cut. I've repeatedly told people about my friend who has naturally blond hair; however, when you meet her you'd swear she was a naturally born raven-haired beauty. If you know anything about how hard it is to do black, you'd realize what this means. As for the salon itself, it is lovely. Conveniently located on Ventura Blvd. with parking, it is open, airy and full of light. The washing stations are equipped with massage chairs, and the washers skilled, polite and solicitous. I believe there is even WiFi, and though I may be imagining it, champagne on occasion. COME! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-03 02:22:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 6649 ) [657] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 658 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia is awesome. She totally understands curls and their needs. I would recommend her to any curly head I come across! Just a note - she is now at a new salon, for anyone who's looking to contact her: Practically Frivolous in St. Pete, 4140 16th St. North. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-19 11:05:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 689 ) [658] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 659 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Eureka!!! I have spent years trying to find someone who could cut my hair. Even if I felt good walking out, within a day or two I would start to see areas that were missed or different than what I asked for. Keyonna is a PRO!!! I waited to write this review to see how I liked my cut over time. I can't always keep up with my hair on a recommended schedule. I had explained this at the time, and four months later I still love the look of my hair. She did a fantastic job. As a bonus she has a great personality and is a sweetheart. I'm going back next week. My search for a good stylist is over! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-17 15:23:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 6738 ) [659] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 660 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia is amazing as always! The new salon is beautiful and easy to find with lots of parking. I love the new Jessicurl products I am a definite convert, I finally have the curly hair I always dreamed of, thanks Cynthia! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-09 09:01:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 912 ) [660] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 661 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => CYNTHIA CHESLOCK [rating] => 0 [comments] => The best experience ever! Cynthia is super friendly, professional and definitely knows her curls. I have thick, long, 3B hair and she brought it to life. She explained everything she was doing - even how to make it look great everyday. I am her No. 1 fan! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-21 20:53:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 943 ) [661] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 662 [salon_id] => 138 [user_id] => [stylist] => Laura Johnson [rating] => 0 [comments] => I live in Colorado. I went down to Scottsdale on vacation. I needed a good cut. I found Bravo Salon and had my hair cut by Laura Johnson. This salon specializes in curly hair. For my hair she gave me a good cut and showed me how to put a couple of products in it and just scrunch and go. I've never left a salon with curly hair. I always have them blow dry or straighten it with a hot iron. This was such a nice change and so easy. Laura did a great job! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-03-11 20:00:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 193 ) [662] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 663 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 5 [comments] => I always walk out with a smile on my face. Keyonna listens and gives you the style you want. Never a long wait. Keyonna has a great personality and her tips for taking care of my hair at home have been excellent. Great cuts on my curly hair and when I want to wear it straight, always is soft with great body. I have been seeing her for 3 years and have never been disappointed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-30 10:44:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 7156 ) [663] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 664 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am not one to write reviews of this type, but having just had a cut / color and consultation with Cynthia I feeled compelled to do so. Cynthia really knows her stuff. She took her time talking to me about what I needed to do differently with my hair and seemed to know (even before I said it) what my challenges in getting a stylish look have been. I have been following her recommendations and have had more people compliment me on my hair in the past week than in the last five years. My only regret is not finding Cythia sooner... [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-16 20:55:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1115 ) [664] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 665 [salon_id] => 138 [user_id] => [stylist] => Elena Bravo [rating] => 5 [comments] => Best Salon for Curly Hair. This salon specializes in Curly hair and Curly hair Cutting and Brazilian Keratin and Japanese Hair Straightening treatments. The experts there really know about curly hair. I highly recommend this salon. They fixed my curly hair from a realy bad haircut. Now I have the best hair cut from this salon. I really trust them. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-01-24 20:56:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 10395 ) [665] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 666 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been coming to Shai at Capella for more than 2 years now and he is great! Before Shai, I had always had cuts where the stylist would comb out my curly hair when wet and cut it straight across and add layers. Shai is an expert on curls and cuts the curls when they are dry so that he can see how the curls and layers fall. As a result, the shape is always great with no holes or uneven pieces or layers, and it grows out beautifully (I have longish hair and only get it cut every 3 months). I also get color from Shai - the red I get has faded very quickly in the past from other salons but seems to stay vivid for much longer the way Shai does it. He is also very focused on making the color look natural and applies different tones to the roots, on small chunks, and on my brows to make the color look less like one uniform block of red. Also, the salon is very pretty and relaxing, Shai's assistants are always very pleasant, and the atmosphere is extremely professional with a variety of product lines to try. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-03 13:11:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8082 ) [666] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 667 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => The best hair experience I have ever had. Period. Cynthia is an amazing curly hair specialist and the rave reviews posted here are warranted. After the most thorough consultation I have ever had, Cynthia took me from one-length, heavy, dense hair to light, bouncy, and defined botticelli curls. My very natural looking highlights were perfectly placed and the integrity of my hair was preserved. I have never, ever walked out of a salon feeling so beautiful! I will continue to drive the 1.5 hours to St. Pete just for Cynthia's expertise and if you live anywhere in the state of Florida, you might want to consider the drive too. It's well worth it! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-16 08:43:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1214 ) [667] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 668 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => I read the recommendation of several clients for a stylist as I was looking for one who knows, really knows curly hair. So I went and tried Cynthia at Practically Frivolous in St. Pete, FL. I have to drive 45 minutes to get there but was so impressed with her that I brought three other girlfriends with me the next time I went. Thank you so much for helping me find a stylist that not only knows curly hair, but is a great colorist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-18 00:19:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1396 ) [668] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 669 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Wow, I just realized that I've trusted my curls to Shai for almost 4 years now! A review is definitely in order here! The best measure of an amazing curly hair stylist is the amount of compliments I receive about my curls. Since Shai got hold of my locks, not a week passes that I'm not stopped somewhere randomly and asked, "How do you get your curls like that?" or "Who do you go to?" My reply is always the same...the secret is the haircut. At least 5 of my co-workers and friends with curly hair now see Shai, and probably countless strangers who got his name from me. I have a very mixed-type head of curls, ranging from course/kinky to straight to wavy, and in my 32 years, I've seen a million stylist who "specialize" in curls. Bottom line, Shai knows how to work with it all, he knows how to read a head of hair, and bring it out to it's curliest and most consistent potential. I can go a very long time between cuts from Shai because of how well he shapes it. I've never had a bad experience with him. He is professional, warm, and always listens. Seriously, there was a time that I thought I was moving from Los Angeles, and one of my biggest stresses was figuring out how to afford a plane ticket back to this guy for my haircuts. lol! So thanks Shai for keeping my curly mane stunning! Five star recommendation! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-07 14:50:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8155 ) [669] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 670 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => Though further raves reviews appear completely unnecessary at this point, I am nonetheless compelled to add myself to the long list of Cynthia devotees. She has transformed my hair into beautiful curls which were previously weighed down and hidden. She gives great style tips but works within what you want and feel comfortable with. The cut that she has given me also grows out beautifully which is a blessing to a grad student on a limited budget. Not only do you get a great haircut but Cynthia is a great person to chat with, very open and friendly! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-10 11:53:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1710 ) [670] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 671 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Before coming to Capella, getting my curly hair cut was worse than going to the dentist. No one knew how to cut my hair! After a google search and tens of recommendations for Shai, I made an appointment and I can't tell you how happy I am! My curls look great! The salon is friendly and convenient. Booking an appointment is quick and easy. I recommend Shai to all of my curly haired friends. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-22 16:37:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 8593 ) [671] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 672 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => This was my third visit with cynthia for highlights and there is no doubt in my mind that she is a GENIUS with color. She does 'custom-made highlights' and I swear it has made the biggest difference in my hair. Unlike other stylist who just follow the generic foil highlight procedure, row after row, top to bottom, side to side with no real thought of where they're placing the highlights, Cynthia stratigically places them according to the curl pattern. Trust me, I've been highlighting my hair for 23 years with a very long memory of my results and these are the BEST I've had. At 39, my skin is begining to show my age and cynthia's color brings out the best in my skin tone which has never happened before because the blond color was never quite right for my complexion. She also gave me a FANTASTIC hair cut. I only wanted a trim, no more then 1 inch taken off and she managed to do that while giving me long layers at the same time, my hair is still the same long length but with more body!!!! She is amazing!!!! If you live in florida or even if you don't, jump on a southwest airline, they're cheap, and go see her. Her salon is only 10 minutes from the airport, a straight drive on one highway, exit, 2 turns and you're there. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-18 19:22:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1996 ) [672] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 673 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 4 [comments] => Shai's OK. Kind of disinterested. Honest -- didn't cut when wasn't grown out enough to warrant. My hair never really evolved into a style, so was frustrating. Never left feeling completely satisfied. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-05-23 14:56:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 9044 ) [673] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 674 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I truly think that Cynthia does know curls being a curly girl herself. I absolutely love the new Jessi Curl products that she turned me on to. With that said though I wasn't crazy about the cut or color that she created for me. Too many blunt layers around my face that werent'graduated has given me "ears" and the color turned out a little too orangey which she said would lighten up in the Florida sun eventually. She is a super fun girl to talk to but I'm frustrated about growing out these layers once again! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-08 11:29:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2553 ) [674] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 675 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I walked into the salon today a traumatized curly haired mess!!! My family never knew how to fix it, hair salons always always left me disappointed and everyone recommended I flat iron it to avoid the battle with frizz. I love my curls and after about 5 min with Shai it was clear they loved them too. He took his time and gave me great advice on how to best show off my natural curls. They have a wall of curly friendly products ( but they do not push them on you) that are tailored to every curl variation. The ambiance is so tranquil and refreshing I was tempted to take a nap during my shampooing. The staff was very friendly and welcoming I am definitely a loyal patron from this day on. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-06-01 23:07:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 9099 ) [675] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 676 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia the Great! [rating] => 0 [comments] => I flew to Florida for a quick visit to a friend. (I live in Indiana) I called and got an appt. with no problems. Cynthia was great and really boosted my "curl-esteem". I learned a lot in just that one visit and felt very comfortable with her. The good news is that I am moving to the area and will be able to go back to her and she can help me to realize the great potential my curls have. The cut was great, the color was great and I am looking forward to a long relationship with my new stylist. Don't hesitate girls. She really knows herself and curls. She will not mince words with you and will have you believing that curly hair IS beautiful! Curly in Indiana [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-07 17:57:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 2768 ) [676] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 677 [salon_id] => 139 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ricky Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ricky is the best hairstylist ever!!! I had the most awful dry, frizzy, curly hair and he brought it back to health and taught me how to style it myself. He gives the best haircuts I've ever had and his color jobs are truly exeptional! Now I get so many compliments. Even if you don't have curly hair, this is the guy you need to see!! He has his own salon in Highlands Ranch. Not even close to my house, but totally worth it. I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else! He should be doing famous people's hair! He's that good!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-27 18:53:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 1900 ) [677] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 678 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 1 [comments] => I definitely am in the minority here but my experience was not great. While I did actually meet Shia and he took about 15-20 mintues cutting my hair; his assistant did the rest. Haircut and color was nothing to write home about and the charge was well over $400.00 for a cut of medium shoulder length curly hair and touch up of the roots. I had called to ask prices before hand so I thought it was going to be around $200-250; boy was I wrong. Needless to say I urge a one on one consult with specific prices given prior to the appt if you decide to go here. Prices way out of line for the service given; have not been back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-06-13 15:02:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 9162 ) [678] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 679 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Cynthia for 4 1/2 years. She has performed a miracle on my hair and color. I was seeking someone with enough education, time, and experience who knows hair, curls, and color. She is truly a Master in her abilities. Not to mention, she is wealth of information on nutrition, travel, and culture. I learn something interesting every time I see her. In this tough economy, she is bargain for the her quality of service. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-13 09:45:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3505 ) [679] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 680 [salon_id] => 139 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ricky Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ricky understands what "no touchy" means when styling curly hair. Never have I gone to anyone who knew how to leave it alone and let it do it's thing. He taught me the clip trick for the crown, which I use every time I do my hair. He also encouraged me to co-wash with an occasional clarifying treatment. The first cut felt like a big chop, but he was truthful when he said that from now on, we will only have to cut a wee-little bit. It is working! My hair is growing and healthier than ever. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-04 13:50:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3339 ) [680] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 681 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 5 [comments] => Shai is amazing! This is the fist haircut I have received in which I love! He gave me the Deva cut and took his time, explained things to me and even showed my why my hair was frizzing. I have always hated my curls and I walked out loving them, they were shiny and bouncy! His assistant was adorable and very helpful too. Neither one pushed me into buying or doing something I wasn't comfortable with. If you have curly hair and long to finally embrace them...go see Shai! He is a true artist and worth every penny! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-07-13 23:03:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 9340 ) [681] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 682 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Don't remember [rating] => 0 [comments] => Great with haircuts. She knows curly hair very well. But stay away from color services. I did not appreaciate the shop charging me almost 30% more than what she told me, and ended up with something totally opposite what I asked for. Did not discuss what she was going to do and too much personal chat. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-02-05 10:05:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3628 ) [682] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 683 [salon_id] => 139 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ricky Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => Ricky understands what "no touchy" means when styling curly hair. Never have I gone to anyone who knew how to leave it alone and let it do it's thing. He taught me the clip trick for the crown, which I use every time I do my hair. He also encouraged me to co-wash with an occasional clarifying treatment. The first cut felt like a big chop, but he was truthful when he said that from now on, we will only have to cut a wee-little bit. It is working! My hair is growing and healthier than ever. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-12-04 13:51:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3340 ) [683] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 684 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Finally, a stylist who can cut my hair right! Shai is not just a curly hair expert, he's an artist! In my 50+ years on the planet I've been to a lot of curly hair "experts" with results ranging from embarrassing to blah to weird. None came close to the smokin' look I got from Shai. After the second time he cut my hair I asked him what it would take to get him to come to Chicago, where I live. He said 6 curly girls... I said "you've got it!" And he came out here. Now, Shai is flying out to Chicago a few times a year and I'm so thankful! We're booking appointments for his next trip to Chicago so call his Studio City salon if you're interested. To show you how great he is here's my before and after pic. http://blissingyourbusiness.com/images/before_and_after_shai.jpg [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-11-04 20:58:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 9924 ) [684] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 685 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia C [rating] => 0 [comments] => Curl-tastic! Thanks so much for the great cut, I love it. I would recommend Cynthia for all curly girls. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-10 13:08:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3887 ) [685] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 686 [salon_id] => 139 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ricky [rating] => 0 [comments] => After moving away from my stylist of 17 years, While searhing for a new stylist, I endured a mediocre haircut followed by a truly awful haircut. Then I went to Ricky - he gave me back my curls! This man knows what he's doing. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-18 21:09:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 3931 ) [686] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 687 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 2 [comments] => It pains me to give Cappella only 2 stars, it really does. I've been a client of Drea's for a while, and she always does a good job. But I'm not reviewing Drea now - my review of Drea is further down, and a year or two ago. It's a good rating because Drea's a good Deva stylist, and always listens to me. My recent experience at Cappella with Keyonna was the opposite. Keyonna is a nice lady, but nice doesn't make my experience at Cappella a positive one. To start with, she was about half an hour late (give or take 5 minutes). I was the first appointment of the day - I know because I was there when the salon opened. Not a great way to start the day. She didn't apologize for being late, either. Keyonna gave me a decent hair cut. It wasn't as fabulous as I was expecting after reading all the reviews on here. I have 3B hair, so I know it's a bit hard to work with, but it's not THAT hard. Drea works with it great. But anyway, the cut was "ok." It was the styling that was awful. Truly awful. Keyonna looked like she had 4a, 4b hair, and she told me she used this mousse, and would I like to try it? Well, I told her what I put on my rhair, I specifically told her I used a curl cream, and a hard hold gel over it. I explained my hair needed a hard hold gel or else it would frizz and lose its shape by the end of the day. So when she asked me about trying the mousse, I said sure, if she thought the end result would be comparable to what I used now. I mean, it was morning, and I had the whole day ahead of me, so of course I didn't want my hair to be a frizzy, poufy mess. And pay for the priviledge! Well, of course, my hair ended up a frizzy, poufy mess. And it cost me $150 to look like that, too. By the time I got home, I looked horrible. My flatmate even said, "didn't you get your hair done today?" because it honestly looked as if I had just got up in the morning. Needless to say, Cappella has probably lost my business for good. I may go back if I can get Drea to do my hair, but I am probably going to try Rickie in Long Beach, whom everyone raves about, and who charges half the price Cappella does. I don't mind driving farther for someone who will actually listen, style my hair right, and charge me less. I'm really disappointed in Cappella. I've been a customer since 2008 and just can't get them to do my hair right. Add to that Keyonna being so late for her first appt. of the day and NOT APOLOGIZING?! Totally unprofessional. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-12-21 13:07:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 10171 ) [687] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 688 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => Won't go to her again. I was not impressed at all with the cut, very uneven. Sells Jessicurls, though, had both scents in stock. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-05-09 12:37:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 4015 ) [688] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 689 [salon_id] => 139 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kent Larson [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I am 49 years old with a head full of silver and black hair, if it wasn't for Kent and his skills as a curly stylist, my daughter a 3b and I a 2c would still be straightening our curly hair! I have followed Kent the couple of times he has moved because I DO NOT trust anybody else to cut our hair.  We have been with Kent for about 10 years. For years I never knew what to do or what to use on my hair, product helps and is essential - but without the proper cut, product is not enough!  Thank you Kent!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2016-07-06 02:30:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 15687 ) [689] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 690 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Shai Amiel is amazing!!!!!! He knew exactly what he was doing. He took his time and made sure that i was completely satisfied with his work. He educated me on how to take care of my hair and what products to use. He gave me a fantastic cut that looks great wears well. I had never had my hair cut in its natural state before as this is not common practice for African-American kinky hair worn straight. The first time I decided to do a "big chop" to wear my hair natural few years back, it was cut straight as well! The "devacut" concept of cutting curl by curl is brilliant and truly effective! I recommend Capella Salon and Shai Amiel to ANYONE in the Los Angeles area needing a curly hair stylist!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-01-08 00:48:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:33 [legacy_review_id] => 10289 ) [690] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 691 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia's been keeping my very coarse,very thick, very dry wavy hair under control for 5 years - not an easy trick to pull off !! She does great cuts for me, knows how to manage the volume and I love the way she does my color. And ... she's fun to chat with - a well-educated, worldly stylist with widely varied interests. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-27 19:23:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4086 ) [691] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 692 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My three friends and I were vacationing in the L.A. area, from North Pole, Alaska. One of our friends, who read the Curly Girl book was in search of a salon that did the "Deva Cut" described in the book. She found out that Shai, at Capella Salon was the only one skilled for that particular cut. So, months in advance, before we even left for our L.A. vacation, she secured an appointment with him. We all were excited for my friend to get her hair done by Shai, because for the past year, she had been on a new journey or taking care of her curls, diligently following the instructions of the Curly Girl book. We all had noticed the beautiful difference in her curls. Her Deva cut would only serve as a catalyst in her curly hair care. The day finally arrived for her hair appointed. This happened to be the same say we were scheduled to go to the beach. For us Alaskan gals, this was a must. But it also presented a challenge. We would have to endured post work L.A traffic from the beach to the salon. Everything about our experience at the salon with our friend proved it was all worth it. When we arrived at the salon, I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness and look of the salon. We all took notice of the ALL NATURAL quality hair products on the shelf (you don't see that very often at salons I have been to). We then joined our friend as her hair cutting experience began. Shai was so friendly and personable. He was very fascinated that we were from Alaska. He was more than willing to explain and demonstrate how we would go about trimming our friends hair in the future, since we told him there are no other salons where we are from that understand curly hair. We watched as he cared thoroughly for each individual curl...and as the hair cut progressed, we witnessed her curls transform into a whole new bounce and beauty. Then, we were blown away. Shai told his all too sweet assistant, Anna, to wash and style our hair. We were not the paying customers, but he went above and BEYOND! As she washed each of our hair, we sat in massage chairs! I don't know if that is common in LA, but it for SURE is not common in Alaska! We felt so pampered! You can tell Shai and his salon people employ expert techniques, and are very knowledgable about what they do. Our friends curls turned out amazing. Our experience was like none other salon experience before. I definitely recommend Shai and Capella salon, and hope we can return in the future. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-01-30 16:30:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10421 ) [692] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 693 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Cynthia's managed to do what no one else has done - she tamed my dry, coarse very wavy hair !!! Great color on very color resistant hair, fab cuts and texturizing, and her extensive product knowledge keep my really unruly under control. She's a great conversationalist - lots of interests, worldly and widely read so it's easy to find something fun to talk about. I really appreciate her utmost respect for her clients' time - she's extremely efficient - you're in & out without feeling rushed or underserved. Add to her talent a salon that's friendly, has good parking and is easy to get to and it's the perfect blend for a great hair day !!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-03 22:17:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4125 ) [693] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 694 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My three friends and I were vacationing in the L.A. area, from North Pole, Alaska. One of our friends, who read the Curly Girl book was in search of a salon that did the "Deva Cut" described in the book. She found out that Shai, at Capella Salon was the only one skilled for that particular cut. So, months in advance, before we even left for our L.A. vacation, she secured an appointment with him. We all were excited for my friend to get her hair done by Shai, because for the past year, she had been on a new journey or taking care of her curls, diligently following the instructions of the Curly Girl book. We all had noticed the beautiful difference in her curls. Her Deva cut would only serve as a catalyst in her curly hair care. The day finally arrived for her hair appointed. This happened to be the same say we were scheduled to go to the beach. For us Alaskan gals, this was a must. But it also presented a challenge. We would have to endured post work L.A traffic from the beach to the salon. Everything about our experience at the salon with our friend proved it was all worth it. When we arrived at the salon, I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness and look of the salon. We all took notice of the ALL NATURAL quality hair products on the shelf (you don't see that very often at salons I have been to). We then joined our friend as her hair cutting experience began. Shai was so friendly and personable. He was very fascinated that we were from Alaska. He was more than willing to explain and demonstrate how we would go about trimming our friends hair in the future, since we told him there are no other salons where we are from that understand curly hair. We watched as he cared thoroughly for each individual curl...and as the hair cut progressed, we witnessed her curls transform into a whole new bounce and beauty. Then, we were blown away. Shai told his all too sweet assistant, Anna, to wash and style our hair. We were not the paying customers, but he went above and BEYOND! As she washed each of our hair, we sat in massage chairs! I don't know if that is common in LA, but it for SURE is not common in Alaska! We felt so pampered! You can tell Shai and his salon people employ expert techniques, and are very knowledgable about what they do. Our friends curls turned out amazing. Our experience was like none other salon experience before. I definitely recommend Shai and Capella salon, and hope we can return in the future. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-01-30 16:33:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10422 ) [694] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 695 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Cynthia for over 2 years. I like that she understands that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to cutting curly hair. I told her that I thought the top of my hair was laying too flat and I would like to have a cut that would give my crown more lift. She gave me a great layered cut. I now use less product, have great volumen, and still have my length. I couldn't be happier! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-05 21:03:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4143 ) [695] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 696 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My three friends and I were vacationing in the L.A. area, from North Pole, Alaska. One of our friends, who read the Curly Girl book was in search of a salon that did the "Deva Cut" described in the book. She found out that Shai, at Capella Salon was the only one skilled for that particular cut. So, months in advance, before we even left for our L.A. vacation, she secured an appointment with him. We all were excited for my friend to get her hair done by Shai, because for the past year, she had been on a new journey or taking care of her curls, diligently following the instructions of the Curly Girl book. We all had noticed the beautiful difference in her curls. Her Deva cut would only serve as a catalyst in her curly hair care. The day finally arrived for her hair appointed. This happened to be the same say we were scheduled to go to the beach. For us Alaskan gals, this was a must. But it also presented a challenge. We would have to endured post work L.A traffic from the beach to the salon. Everything about our experience at the salon with our friend proved it was all worth it. When we arrived at the salon, I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness and look of the salon. We all took notice of the ALL NATURAL quality hair products on the shelf (you don't see that very often at salons I have been to). We then joined our friend as her hair cutting experience began. Shai was so friendly and personable. He was very fascinated that we were from Alaska. He was more than willing to explain and demonstrate how we would go about trimming our friends hair in the future, since we told him there are no other salons where we are from that understand curly hair. We watched as he cared thoroughly for each individual curl...and as the hair cut progressed, we witnessed her curls transform into a whole new bounce and beauty. Then, we were blown away. Shai told his all too sweet assistant, Anna, to wash and style our hair. We were not the paying customers, but he went above and BEYOND! As she washed each of our hair, we sat in massage chairs! I don't know if that is common in LA, but it for SURE is not common in Alaska! We felt so pampered! You can tell Shai and his salon people employ expert techniques, and are very knowledgable about what they do. Our friends curls turned out amazing. Our experience was like none other salon experience before. I definitely recommend Shai and Capella salon, and hope we can return in the future. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-01-30 16:39:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10423 ) [696] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 697 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Cynthia for years now. I send everyone I know to her even if they don't have curly hair. She is very knowledgeable on all types of hair. I won't trust my hair to anyone else. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-10 10:30:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5296 ) [697] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 698 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => My three friends and I were vacationing in the L.A. area, from North Pole, Alaska. One of our friends, who read the Curly Girl book was in search of a salon that did the "Deva Cut" described in the book. She found out that Shai, at Capella Salon was the only one skilled for that particular cut. So, months in advance, before we even left for our L.A. vacation, she secured an appointment with him. We all were excited for my friend to get her hair done by Shai, because for the past year, she had been on a new journey or taking care of her curls, diligently following the instructions of the Curly Girl book. We all had noticed the beautiful difference in her curls. Her Deva cut would only serve as a catalyst in her curly hair care. The day finally arrived for her hair appointed. This happened to be the same say we were scheduled to go to the beach. For us Alaskan gals, this was a must. But it also presented a challenge. We would have to endured post work L.A traffic from the beach to the salon. Everything about our experience at the salon with our friend proved it was all worth it. When we arrived at the salon, I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness and look of the salon. We all took notice of the ALL NATURAL quality hair products on the shelf (you don't see that very often at salons I have been to). We then joined our friend as her hair cutting experience began. Shai was so friendly and personable. He was very fascinated that we were from Alaska. He was more than willing to explain and demonstrate how we would go about trimming our friends hair in the future, since we told him there are no other salons where we are from that understand curly hair. We watched as he cared thoroughly for each individual curl...and as the hair cut progressed, we witnessed her curls transform into a whole new bounce and beauty. Then, we were blown away. Shai told his all too sweet assistant, Anna, to wash and style our hair. We were not the paying customers, but he went above and BEYOND! As she washed each of our hair, we sat in massage chairs! I don't know if that is common in LA, but it for SURE is not common in Alaska! We felt so pampered! You can tell Shai and his salon people employ expert techniques, and are very knowledgable about what they do. Our friends curls turned out amazing. Our experience was like none other salon experience before. I definitely recommend Shai and Capella salon, and hope we can return in the future. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-01-30 23:02:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10426 ) [698] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 699 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been seeing Cynthia for several years. I love the cuts I get as I alternate between leaving it curly and blow drying it straight. She is the first stylist to cut it where the back does not lay funny. I also love the color. Whatever she does, I have highlights, without getting highlights. I think she says she uses my gray hair for the highlights. :) Anyway, it works! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-07 09:40:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5459 ) [699] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 700 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My three friends and I were vacationing in the L.A. area, from North Pole, Alaska. One of our friends, who read the Curly Girl book was in search of a salon that did the "Deva Cut" described in the book. She found out that Shai, at Capella Salon was the only one skilled for that particular cut. So, months in advance, before we even left for our L.A. vacation, she secured an appointment with him. We all were excited for my friend to get her hair done by Shai, because for the past year, she had been on a new journey or taking care of her curls, diligently following the instructions of the Curly Girl book. We all had noticed the beautiful difference in her curls. Her Deva cut would only serve as a catalyst in her curly hair care. The day finally arrived for her hair appointed. This happened to be the same say we were scheduled to go to the beach. For us Alaskan gals, this was a must. But it also presented a challenge. We would have to endured post work L.A traffic from the beach to the salon. Everything about our experience at the salon with our friend proved it was all worth it. When we arrived at the salon, I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness and look of the salon. We all took notice of the ALL NATURAL quality hair products on the shelf (you don't see that very often at salons I have been to). We then joined our friend as her hair cutting experience began. Shai was so friendly and personable. He was very fascinated that we were from Alaska. He was more than willing to explain and demonstrate how we would go about trimming our friends hair in the future, since we told him there are no other salons where we are from that understand curly hair. We watched as he cared thoroughly for each individual curl...and as the hair cut progressed, we witnessed her curls transform into a whole new bounce and beauty. Then, we were blown away. Shai told his all too sweet assistant, Anna, to wash and style our hair. We were not the paying customers, but he went above and BEYOND! As she washed each of our hair, we sat in massage chairs! I don't know if that is common in LA, but it for SURE is not common in Alaska! We felt so pampered! You can tell Shai and his salon people employ expert techniques, and are very knowledgable about what they do. Our friends curls turned out amazing. Our experience was like none other salon experience before. I definitely recommend Shai and Capella salon, and hope we can return in the future. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-01-30 23:04:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10427 ) [700] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 701 [salon_id] => 140 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Marty for over a year and he is generally wonderful cutting my very curly and frizzy hair. He has given me the best hair cuts I have ever gotten. My one side note is that you really do need to tell him what your hair does when it's dry (eg. my hair curls up a lot in the back, so if he isn't careful, I can leave there with a reverse mullet--shorter in the back than front). Once I tell him what I want and how my hair works, though, he is fantastic. He cuts my hair with the curl instead of straight across as if I have straight hair. I highly recommend him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-28 15:44:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1908 ) [701] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 702 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have followed Cynthia to 4 salons. She is that good! She truly understands how my hair works and it always looks fabulous. Plus she is always willing to accomodate whenever I change my mind on what I want and that happens quite often. LOL! The Ouidad carve and slice has done wonders for my hair. I was a little skeptical at first at what it would do (bad memories of thinning shears and razoring) but it has been great. It allowed me to get a really sharp and awesome angle on my bob while eliminating the heaviness and really showcasing my curls. Love it! Cynthia rocks! I recommend her to everyone! :0) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-27 09:56:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5726 ) [702] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 703 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My First Deva Haircut by Shai Amiel at Capella Salon I apologize in advance for this review being so long, but if youve got curly hair like I do, you would sit and read for hours if it meant you could get beautiful curls that you actually like! Ive had big curly hair my whole life. When I was little no one knew what to do with it, but on a little kid big curly hair is cute. As I got older, my curls got even tighter and my hair seemed to have multiplied exponentially. I spent the next 15+ years trying to tame my hair. All I wanted was straight smooth hair wash and wear hair! In college I tried various salons in the San Diego area and no one seemed to be able to handle my hair. No one could manage it better than I could. I have a friend who always gets her hair cut on a day when shes going out. I learned early on to do the exact opposite. I knew never to make plans after a hair appointment without having time to go home and fix what the stylist had done. That is until I met Shai Amiel owner of Capella Salon in Studio City. I had just had a baby and I was looking to wear my hair more naturally. I realized that I just didnt have time to blow dry it, flat iron it, etc. Knowing that as a curly girl I couldnt just walk into any old salon, I did an online search for the best curly hair salon in Los Angeles. Capella Salon popped up. I read a bunch of reviews about Shai and the salon and also saw that he had been certified to cut curly hair in the Deva way by Deva creator herself, Lorraine Massey. I decided to give it a try. It wasnt difficult to get an appointment. Shai even works on Sundays. I made an appointment to get a Deva Cut a process created by Massey in which Shai would cut my hair dry. Makes sense doesnt it? I mean how many of us have been traumatized by salon experiences where the stylist cut our hair when it was wet only to have it shrink up 10 inches to our ears making us look like a cross between Shirley Temple and a poodle? When the big day arrived, I washed and styled my hair the way I normally would and let it air dry without pulling it up or putting any clips in it as I was directed to do. Unused to wearing my hair down, I sat in a chair looking at the mirror thinking yuck, I should just keep wearing my hair straight. Luckily I only had to wait a minute or two for Shai to finish up with a client. I was relieved when the first thing Shai did was ask me the history of my hair. I have been in situations before where the stylist was barely listening to what I was saying. Unlike previous experiences, Shai wanted to hear it all! I immediately liked him and felt that he was really taking an interest in my hair and what I wanted to gain from my experience with him. And what an experience it was! I learned more about my hair during my hour at Capella Salon than I had in my 34 years of getting my hair done at various expensive salons throughout Southern California. The first thing Shai did was diffuse my hair till it was totally dry (As any curly girl knows it takes a lifetime for our hair to dry naturally). Then he started cutting curl by curl. As he was cutting he was giving me all this great advice about what products to use, when to use them, how much to use. He even took the time to instruct me on how to color my hair at home. When he was done, before looking in the mirror, he warned me that my hair would look A LOT bigger right after he cut it than after he washed it and styled it. Hearing this I expected to look like I had put my hair in an electric socket, but I was fairly surprised to see that even at its biggest, my hair didnt look half bad! So, after the cut, Shai took me down stairs to wear they wash your hair. I wouldnt even describe it as washing your hair that wouldnt do it justice. Its more like your hair gets its own mini massage. They used the Deva products on me. The Deva No-Poo, and the Deva One Conditioner. Then they walked me over to the mirror so I could watch as Shais assistant Amy put two different products in my hair (Deva Arc Angel and Deva Curl Cream). She showed me step by step what to do to make them work the best and answered every question I had regarding the products she was using. Then Amy put clips at the roots of my hair to give it some lift as it dried. Such a smart idea why hadnt I done this before! Shai then came over and asked whether I wanted to have my hair air dry, dried with a diffuser or whether I wanted to sit under the dryer. I elected to sit under the dryer. He then pinned a couple paper towels to my head to make sure the dryer didnt create a frizzy halo. About 20 minutes later I was ready to go. When I first looked at my hair in the mirror, I thought, how is my hair still wet? The hair I was looking at looked like my hair when its still all wet and smooth and frizz free. But my hair wasnt wet at all! It had dried beautifully! Great curls No frizz. I was amazed. I couldnt believe I was about to walk out of a salon with my hair looking beautiful. The quality of my curls was unbelievable. I was actually happy at that moment that I had curly hair and for the first time I was leaving a salon loving my hair! (Guess who wished they had made some plans to go out after all!) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-01-31 13:56:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10429 ) [703] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 704 [salon_id] => 140 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marty [rating] => 0 [comments] => It is now called simply "Real Salon." I've been to Marty only once, but it's obvious that he knows how to cut wavy/curly hair. I'm in the system here as a 2B, but I think I'm maybe a 2B/C. I requested that he cut my hair while it's dry, and he had no problem doing so. My appointment was for a free consultation, so be aware that the salon does that. During the consultation, Marty seemed to understand my concerns and he talked about the ways in which cutting curly hair differs from cutting straight hair. Since he had the time available, I got a haircut the same day. So far, so good, and I will be returning. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-21 12:29:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5838 ) [704] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 705 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 0 [comments] => After my experience with a "curl expert" in this area, I was desperate to find someone who really knew how to cut and style curly hair. My research led me to Cynthia at Loft 21 and it has truly been the single most wonderful experience I have ever had with a hair stylist. Aside from the fact that she was very confident in her talents (which helped me feel comfortable) she has been the only person to ever explain that just because you have curly hair doesn't mean you can't have a hair style. My hair has been long (either mid back or longer) since the early 90's. No real style...just long and curly. Due to bad experiences, I was so afraid of letting just anyone touch my hair that I didnt get a hair cut for over 4 years. I walked out of Cynthia's salon yesterday, with a wonderful short (above shoulder) hairstyle and a new love for my curls. I have been told that I look both, more sophisticated and younger all at the same time. If you, like me, were afraid of how the wrong haircut could damage your hair...just stop in and meet her. You will see what I mean. Side note: My 18 year old daughter loved my hair so much that she is going in to have her hair cut with Cynthia very soon. Thank you so much Cynthia! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-30 12:19:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6047 ) [705] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 706 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => My First Deva Haircut by Shai Amiel at Capella Salon I apologize in advance for this review being so long, but if youve got curly hair like I do, you would sit and read for hours if it meant you could get beautiful curls that you actually like! Ive had big curly hair my whole life. When I was little no one knew what to do with it, but on a little kid big curly hair is cute. As I got older, my curls got even tighter and my hair seemed to have multiplied exponentially. I spent the next 15+ years trying to tame my hair. All I wanted was straight smooth hair wash and wear hair! In college I tried various salons in the San Diego area and no one seemed to be able to handle my hair. No one could manage it better than I could. I have a friend who always gets her hair cut on a day when shes going out. I learned early on to do the exact opposite. I knew never to make plans after a hair appointment without having time to go home and fix what the stylist had done. That is until I met Shai Amiel owner of Capella Salon in Studio City. I had just had a baby and I was looking to wear my hair more naturally. I realized that I just didnt have time to blow dry it, flat iron it, etc. Knowing that as a curly girl I couldnt just walk into any old salon, I did an online search for the best curly hair salon in Los Angeles. Capella Salon popped up. I read a bunch of reviews about Shai and the salon and also saw that he had been certified to cut curly hair in the Deva way by Deva creator herself, Lorraine Massey. I decided to give it a try. It wasnt difficult to get an appointment. Shai even works on Sundays. I made an appointment to get a Deva Cut a process created by Massey in which Shai would cut my hair dry. Makes sense doesnt it? I mean how many of us have been traumatized by salon experiences where the stylist cut our hair when it was wet only to have it shrink up 10 inches to our ears making us look like a cross between Shirley Temple and a poodle? When the big day arrived, I washed and styled my hair the way I normally would and let it air dry without pulling it up or putting any clips in it as I was directed to do. Unused to wearing my hair down, I sat in a chair looking at the mirror thinking yuck, I should just keep wearing my hair straight. Luckily I only had to wait a minute or two for Shai to finish up with a client. I was relieved when the first thing Shai did was ask me the history of my hair. I have been in situations before where the stylist was barely listening to what I was saying. Unlike previous experiences, Shai wanted to hear it all! I immediately liked him and felt that he was really taking an interest in my hair and what I wanted to gain from my experience with him. And what an experience it was! I learned more about my hair during my hour at Capella Salon than I had in my 34 years of getting my hair done at various expensive salons throughout Southern California. The first thing Shai did was diffuse my hair till it was totally dry (As any curly girl knows it takes a lifetime for our hair to dry naturally). Then he started cutting curl by curl. As he was cutting he was giving me all this great advice about what products to use, when to use them, how much to use. He even took the time to instruct me on how to color my hair at home. When he was done, before looking in the mirror, he warned me that my hair would look A LOT bigger right after he cut it than after he washed it and styled it. Hearing this I expected to look like I had put my hair in an electric socket, but I was fairly surprised to see that even at its biggest, my hair didnt look half bad! So, after the cut, Shai took me down stairs to wear they wash your hair. I wouldnt even describe it as washing your hair that wouldnt do it justice. Its more like your hair gets its own mini massage. They used the Deva products on me. The Deva No-Poo, and the Deva One Conditioner. Then they walked me over to the mirror so I could watch as Shais assistant Amy put two different products in my hair (Deva Arc Angel and Deva Curl Cream). She showed me step by step what to do to make them work the best and answered every question I had regarding the products she was using. Then Amy put clips at the roots of my hair to give it some lift as it dried. Such a smart idea why hadnt I done this before! Shai then came over and asked whether I wanted to have my hair air dry, dried with a diffuser or whether I wanted to sit under the dryer. I elected to sit under the dryer. He then pinned a couple paper towels to my head to make sure the dryer didnt create a frizzy halo. About 20 minutes later I was ready to go. When I first looked at my hair in the mirror, I thought, how is my hair still wet? The hair I was looking at looked like my hair when its still all wet and smooth and frizz free. But my hair wasnt wet at all! It had dried beautifully! Great curls No frizz. I was amazed. I couldnt believe I was about to walk out of a salon with my hair looking beautiful. The quality of my curls was unbelievable. I was actually happy at that moment that I had curly hair and for the first time I was leaving a salon loving my hair! (Guess who wished they had made some plans to go out after all!) [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-01-31 14:06:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10430 ) [706] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 707 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia knows her curls! She goes out of her way to stay on top of the latest curly trends, training, styles and products. Tell her your hair issues and she'll help you get the best out of your curls. Also, she is amazing at color-- from natural to fun and funky, she can do it all! I personally prefer my natural color minus the gray and Cynthia gets it perfect every time. I love how put together I feel after a visit with Cynthia. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-19 22:37:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6988 ) [707] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 708 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => Shai is a wizard when it comes to cutting curly hair! He has given me the best haircuts of my life. I've moved all over the place, and consequently been to many, many stylists over the years (with some pretty disastrous results) and I am so glad to be back in So-Cal and within driving distance, once again, of Capella Salon. Shai knows curly hair and clearly digs making it as beautiful as possible. His Deva cut is fantastic. I like that he listened and cut off very little hair (I keep it just past shoulders) but still bounced up the curl and created a new shape. Cannot recommend highly enough! Damn, my hair looks good. :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-02-01 22:32:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10444 ) [708] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 709 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Can you remember the first time you paid a visit to your current stylist? I do and with good reason: I had my first haircut by Cynthia in January 2007, and I remember the date clearly because it truly was a life changing experience! In fact, when January nears I often tease Cynthia that "our anniversary is coming up." As a curly girl born in '71, I grew up watching Charlie's Angles, the Love Boat and then MTV. And, like many girls of my age, I tried my hardest to copy the hairstyles of the TV icons of the day. Sadly, curly hair does not do the "Farah". And, when you factor in the humidity of my Florida home, well... you can imagine the disaster that was my hair. Two words: curly mushroom! As I got older, I learned a few things to help me manage my 'do, but I was certainly not proud of my curly locks. So, since that fateful day in January when I heeded the advice of a friend and paid a visit Cynthia, I have never looked back nor has my hair has ever looked better! Cynthia is my "hairy" godmother! She introduced me to products designed for curls, taught me how to use them, told me to shampoo less (a lot less!), condition more and gave me a hair cut that made me stand straighter, instantly lose 20 lbs , and allowed me to (FINALLY!) feel beautiful and excited about my curls. And, better than a fairy godmother, her magic didn't end at midnight. Cynthia still continues to be my "go-to" stylist and better yet, has become a friend. She now cuts my six-year-old daughter's hair, my three-year-old son's hair, my husband's hair (yes, we are a curly family!) and if anyone should ever ask me who does my hair, I gladly tell them they must see Cynthia. So, here's to you Cynthia - thanks for making everyday a good hair day! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-05 13:56:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7348 ) [709] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 710 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Shai really has a talent...without cutting much at all, he transformed my badly shaped frizz to lovely curls. Such a nice guy as well. I see why he gets rave reviews. I definitely reccomend him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-02-24 19:05:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10576 ) [710] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 711 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia is the best when it comes to curly hair. She understands curl pattern and structure. She consistently strives to improve her skills always keeping up with the latest information. Her salon is beautiful and immaculent. I drive 2 hours each way every seven weeks to see her. She is well worth the drive. She is the best at what she does! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-10 19:11:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7490 ) [711] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 712 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keyonna [rating] => 1 [comments] => I had just a very disappointing experience with Keyonna at Cappella. I've been a customer of Cappella's since 2007. My normal stylist was not available for personal reasons, and I had been to a stylist closer to home for my last two cuts, but she wasn't as good as my Cappella stylist, so I called Cappella for an appt but was told my regular stylist was not available for the next few weeks, so I made an appt. with Keyonna based on the positive reviews here. I was just overall very unhappy with the whole experience. The cut was fine - but the girl who does my hair normally does a better job. (My review is on here for her.) My experience was not a pleasant one. Keyonna has a nice personality, but she didn't listen to what I had to say. Let me start by saying I was there on my birthday. Keyonna herself was almost half an hour late. I was just left gazing at the product wall. I wasn't even greeted, to be honest. When Keyonna got there, she didn't even apologize. She also didn't listen when I told her what stylers my hair responded to. I looked like Little Orphan Annie 45 minutes after leaving the salon. I wanted to cry. I ended up going home early, cutting my plans short - which were to treat and pamper myself for the day. But what Keyonna did to my hair made me feel ugly and depressed. Biggest disappointment with a hairstylist I've ever experienced -Thanks alot, Cappella and Keyonna, for traumatizing me and shattering my self esteem on my 40th birthday. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-03-22 14:21:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 10761 ) [712] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 713 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => she is the best!! both in cut and coloring. every appointment with her is like a "curly hair 101" session. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-10 21:24:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7495 ) [713] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 714 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => Loved the cut! It's the first time I've walked out of a salon not having to use the back up hair products in my car. Looks amazing. A bit on the pricey side, but there's kind of no other way around that with curly hair. Will try to come back here again when I save up my $$$. :D [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-11 23:47:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11228 ) [714] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 715 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia is absolutely amazing! I live in Tampa and drive about a half an hour each way just to have her cut my hair, I wouldn't trust anyone else to do such a great job. I have been seeing her for about 5 years and even if I moved away I would still make a point to come back and see her she is just that good! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-12 09:20:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7525 ) [715] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 716 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai [rating] => 5 [comments] => I learned about Shai through Naturally Curly - thank you! I have been growing out my curls for a year and desperately needed a good cut to showcase them. Shai gives attention to each and every curl... I've got a lot of curls so it was amazing to watch him work his magic while he cut my hair DRY. I did not bring pictures in because I have never worn my hair totally out and I was not sure how much he'd have to chop off... I instantly felt like I could trust him. He did not cut too much off and designed a look I LOVE! The salon itself is a beautifully designed, friendly atmosphere - the massage chairs at the wash basins are awesome. Shai is a very genuine, nice person and I highly recommend Capella Salon! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-10-17 10:21:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11882 ) [716] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 717 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Fixed my triangle! She has given me the best cut and color job, and was able to recommend me products that worked with my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-12 20:45:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7540 ) [717] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 718 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel-Owner [rating] => 5 [comments] => AMAZING!!!! I had never had a Deva Cut before, and I had never spent more than $20 on a haircut. I was really nervous! But WOW is it worth it! Shai is incredible - welcoming, very nice, and listened to everything I wanted. He even took into account my "salon anxiety" because I've been burned by cheapie salons in the past. He loved my curl pattern and actually called some other sylists over to see my ringlets before he cut. He took his time and took over and hour to very carefully dry cut each curl. I can't say enough about how incredible the cut is. It seems a lot shorter, but really, it's probably only an inch or two shorter, but the curls are SO bouncy and springy that it's curling more than it ever has! I love it! Also, I've always had really defined curls in the top layer, but it would get straight and frizzy underneath. Now it's defined, shiny curls all throughout. I've had more compliments about my hair in the past 3 days since I've had the cut than ever! My curls have always been a defining quality for me and I had NO idea how much better they could be. Thanks to Shai I've worn my hair completely down frizz-free for three days in a row. I've never done that before. I'll never get my hair cut anywhere else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-05-28 04:29:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 12971 ) [718] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 719 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Burton Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia is the curl master !!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-15 19:06:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7597 ) [719] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 720 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I just got my first Deva Cut from Shai. I am FINALLY in love with my long, curly hair; thanks to him. He gave me the best haircut I've ever had and took the time to listen to what I wanted. He also explained how to style my hair and which products are best for my hair type. Shai is so sweet and everyone in the shop makes you feel welcome. I was also very impressed with Shai's assistant. I definitely recommend Shai. He skillfully cut each individual curl while my hair was dry. His assistant then washed and conditioned my hair using Deva products while sitting in a massage chair! She explained to me how to use the products to keep my curls soft and moisturized. Shai styled my hair using a diffuser and I was amazed with the results and continue to get gorgeous results when I style at home. THANK-YOU so much! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-10-16 22:51:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13522 ) [720] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 721 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Best haircut and best curly hair care advice ever! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-20 13:11:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7704 ) [721] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 722 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => I went to Capella Salon at the beginning of April to see Shai. I had the best experience ever from the moment I walked in the door. I flew in from the Bay Area just for my hair to be touched by Shai's magic. I was very nervous about my DevaCut and everyone kept putting me at ease and saying I was in good hands. And I was! Everybody that worked there was soooo friendly. When you think of high end salons you sometimes think of the stuffy "I'm better than you vibe," not here!!! My experience was the complete opposite. Down to earth fun people who you can clearly tell they love what they do. My hair came out amazing, I've had so many compliments. They also teach you how to take care of your hair after your cut. Which I love!! This trip was definitely worth it and I will be making an appointment to see Shai again in August for my trim. Ps- they have massagers in their wash chairs...how can it get any better than that?? Oh and the most amazing tea!!! The staff is amazing here and they KNOW HAIR. I highly recommend going to this salon. --Sade :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-05-08 22:16:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14241 ) [722] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 723 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => I started going to Cynthia 2 or 3 years ago after a co-worker told me she specializes in cutting and styling curls. After years of frustration from trying to find a stylist that wasn't afraid of cutting my curls, Cynthia has been a Godsend. Seriously. She is confident and experienced, she knows what she's doing, and my hair has never looked better!!! I HIGHLY recommend Cynthia to any girl or woman with hard-to-manage hair, not just curls. She listens to what you are looking for with your hair, and she makes it happen. I love Cynthia. I just can't say it enough!!! Plus, Cynthia is always looking for new product, new skills, and new techniques. She is always learning. A+ Cynthia. Can't wait for my next appointment :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-21 08:11:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7717 ) [723] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 724 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Hello lovelies!! Please check out my youtube video about my experience with Shai at Hair Rules! It goes without saying, but I was THRILLED. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG-mUneQ3Dk Follow Me: Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @mizzcleop [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-07-10 19:20:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14428 ) [724] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 725 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia has the education, skills, and experience to rescue and enhance your curly hair needs. She listens to your concerns and works with you. I have been going to her for 8 years. I would go out of my way for her service. I strongly recommend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-01-21 20:07:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7729 ) [725] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 726 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jody Cherevka [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Wow! After so many bad hair cuts I just decided to spend the money and go to a curly hair professional. Shai "Curl Doctor" who is the owner, charges more. But I figured all the stylists have to be good to work in his salon!  I picked Jody since she was the first available. She was great! Listened to me when I asked for a TRIM! For the first time in my life I didn't feel bad asking someone to cut my hair. She made me feel extremely comfortable. And my results were great! Nice and layered. My hair over all had more volume, style, and shape! Bye bye triangle the cut is worth every penny. Plus she taught me more about MY hair.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-01-08 02:51:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14751 ) [726] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 727 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia has the education, skills, and experience to rescue and enhance your curly hair needs. She listens to your concerns and works with you. I have been going to her for 8 years. I would go out of my way for her service. I strongly recommend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-21 20:07:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7730 ) [727] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 728 [salon_id] => 131 [user_id] => [stylist] => Shai Amiel [rating] => 3 [comments] =>

I went to Shai for 3 or 4 cuts. It was OK, but nothing very special unfortunately.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-01-25 23:17:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14784 ) [728] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 729 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Burton Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => She fondly refers to me a client Zero. i was her first curly girl and introduced her to naturallycurly.com She is FAB, up-to-date, and just overall amazing!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-04 13:01:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 8094 ) [729] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 730 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => CYNTHIA CHESLOCK [rating] => 5 [comments] => Love the cut and the tips i got from Cynthia.. i was visiting Tampa for work and needed a hair cut badly... just googled her and am so happy to have found her.. i really wish you can someday open up another salon in my part of town. thanks for the tips and the lift too :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-25 14:46:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 8765 ) [730] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 731 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Four months ago I was traumatized by a new hairdresser who gave me the worst color and cut of my adult life. I was actually afraid to go to another salon, despite the fact that I had 4 months of roots. I saw an article about Cynthia in the newspaper and decided to try. So I drove longer than I had even driven for a hair salon...it was worth the trip. Cynthia gave great tips and walked me through everything that she did. And my hair looks great! I have found a new salon! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-05-10 15:15:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11058 ) [731] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 732 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => CYNTHIA CHESLOCK [rating] => 5 [comments] => I was in St. Petersburg for business (from Montana) and had Cynthia cut my hair. I have had others cut my hair using the dry cut method and have not been that happy with it. Cynthia evaluated my curl type and recommended a wet cut based on her assessment and training. It was the best haircut I've ever had!! I wish I could go back every time I'm ready for a haircut.....any desire to move to Montana Cynthia? Thanks for a great haircut and for teaching me how to care for my curls! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-12-27 17:56:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 12221 ) [732] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 733 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia [rating] => 2 [comments] => Only went to her once. I told her I needed to keep it long, to weigh my hair down (I have tight curls, fine hair, but lots of it) and keep it from getting "poofy" because I hate poofy. She took off three inches (claiming it was damaged) and I left looking like Shirley temple. I told her I liked soft curls, not scrunchy. I left with stiff straw hair that I had to rewash. The cut is okay, but I have to straighten it now in order to not look like a childish curly bob. And I have a huge hunk of hair that is shorter in the back (she said "soft face framing layers that will make you look like a movie star"... yeah, a 5 yr old movie star from the 1930s and my "face" is not in the back of my head). She talked my ear off and doesn't seem to listen very well. I mentioned the experience to a friend, without mentioning her name, and my friend guessed who she was straight out. Guess she has a reputation for chatter. For $100, I would have expected a more professional experience. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-17 11:58:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13064 ) [733] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 734 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Burton Cheslock [rating] => 2 [comments] => Only went to her once. I told her I needed to keep it long, to weigh my hair down (I have tight curls, fine hair, but lots of it) and keep it from getting "poofy" because I hate poofy. She took off three inches (claiming it was damaged) and I left looking like Shirley temple. I told her I liked soft curls, not scrunchy. I left with stiff straw hair that I had to rewash. The cut is okay, but I have to straighten it now in order to not look like a childish curly bob. And I have a huge hunk of hair that is shorter in the back (she said "soft face framing layers that will make you look like a movie star"... yeah, a 5 yr old movie star from the 1930s and my "face" is not in the back of my head). She talked my ear off and doesn't seem to listen very well. I mentioned the experience to a friend, without mentioning her name, and my friend guessed who she was straight out. Guess she has a reputation for chatter. For $100, I would have expected a more professional experience. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-06-17 11:59:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13065 ) [734] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 735 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 1 [comments] => DO NOT USE THIS STYLIST. I went to her based on her good reviews - complete waste of $170. She decided what she thought would look good for my hair instead of listening to what I wanted, basically stripped my hair of the highlights I already had, and the cut...just awful. I went from having a long pyramid shape to a short one. It was enough to make me cry most of the drive home. When she was finished I had a massive layer of frizz sitting on top that I didn't have before - when I asked her to do something about it, she dismissed it as "the result of me drying it out." When it came to suggesting products, she told me that based on me being a mom of 2 toddlers, the Curlisto products on her shelf were "likely out of my budget and I should try something like Suave or LA Looks from Walmart." I'm fairly certain I didn't discuss the balance on my checking account for her to make such an astute observation. Lastly - and best - when I emailed her later that night to let her know how disappointed I was, she offered "some free products and a conditioning treatment" but flat out refused even a partial refund. She did offer me a free haircut though - as if I'd risk that again. It wasn't all a bad experience though - I got to listen for nearly 2 hours about her hobby for writing erotic novels and her extensive knowledge and love for erotic novels she's read herself. Slightly uncomfortable. Save yourself a ton of money, time and see try someone else. Anyone else. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-11-15 02:11:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13632 ) [735] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 736 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 1 [comments] => Would NOT recommend this stylist to anyone. Colossal waste of $190. I went to her based on her good reviews and I literally cried the entire ride home. She did not listen to what I wanted for my hair, and instead decided herself what would look good. She stripped my hair of the highlights I already had, and insulted the way they had been put in. And the haircut...was terrible. I came in with a long "pyramid" shape and I left with a short one, covered in frizz. When I asked her to fix it up a little bit, she stated it was from damage I had already inflicted upon it. She then went on to recommend styling products from Suave or LA Looks that I could find at WalMart, as I was a mother of 2 toddlers and the Curlisto products she sells "were probably not in my budget." Funnily enough I don't remember discussing the account balance in my checking account for her to make such an astute observation. Her loss, because I am the EASIEST sell when it comes to salon hair products. Lastly - and best - when I emailed her later that night telling her how disappointed I was, she apologized and offered future hair services. I told her I preferred at least a partial refund, and she flat out refused. It wasn't a total waste of 2 hours, though - I got to listen to how she's an aspiring erotic novel author and her extensive advice on which raunchy books I should read. Slightly uncomfortable and way unprofessional. Find another stylist. ANYONE else. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-11-15 15:27:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13633 ) [736] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 737 [salon_id] => 142 [user_id] => [stylist] => Erica [rating] => 0 [comments] => I followed the recommendation on this website for Erica, and am extremely pleased. She listened, gave advice, and her *great* cut brought out even more of my curls -- where I thought I just had waves, she discovered curls. Her clear instructions on how to handle and work with my hair on a daily basis were very helpful. Gives a great scalp massage, and is warm and friendly. The salon also offers brow waxing, manicures and pedicures in a warm atmostphere. I heartily recommend Erica. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-09-26 15:45:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 712 ) [737] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 738 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] => Cynthia Rocks! Curly hair sisters for life !! -Jacey age-10 [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-12-04 22:49:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13687 ) [738] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 739 [salon_id] => 142 [user_id] => [stylist] => Erica [rating] => 0 [comments] => While Erica is very nice and tried to help my hair, she really does not know how to cut curly hair properly. Plus the last haircut she gave me was layered too short and uneven throughout. Her only excuse was that she wasn't sure what side I parted my hair on!! This was after 6 cuts!! I would not recommend her as a stylist for curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-06-30 16:31:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4268 ) [739] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 740 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Cynthia is the best curly hair stylist. She has been cutting my hair for over 5 years and I wouldn't let anyone else cut my hair. Highly recommended!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-07-31 00:00:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14472 ) [740] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 741 [salon_id] => 137 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cynthia Cheslock [rating] => 1 [comments] =>

Going to Cynthia was a huge mistake. I drove an hour in the rain and shouldve taken it as a sign to turn around. She chopped off my hair without my consent. We were discussing cutting my hair shorter and she demonstrated how much better it would look by chopping off a huge chunk of it. I was shocked. I have never had someone do that before. It takes forever to grow my hair out and I was about to stress how I wanted to keep my length as much as possible when that happened. She didnt even listen when I explained my part and parted my hair down the middle instead. I walked out of the salon looking ridiculous and Im not even exaggerating. I immediately went home and attempted to restyle it. Looks like Ill be straightening my hair until I can afford another haircut by someone else.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-10-30 02:46:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 16377 ) [741] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 742 [salon_id] => 143 [user_id] => [stylist] => Alberto [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is the ONLY Ouidad salon in Arizona. Alberto was great! It just opened in spring of 2007, so I had to see what the whole Ouidad carve and slice cut was all about. Well, I Alberto gave me the best cut ever! Seriously I can't remeber ever seeing such frizz free perfect ringlets before. The colorist is also amazing. His name is Misael and he can do color corrections, advanced coloring techniques and he managed to make my botched copper ends blend perfectly with my roots. If you have curly hair in Arizona, you owe it to yourself to try this place out! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-15 00:08:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1605 ) [742] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 743 [salon_id] => 143 [user_id] => [stylist] => Alberto Martinez [rating] => 0 [comments] => I heard about a curly hair specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona a couple of weeks ago. I just had my hair cut and colored at that salon over the weeked and it looks awesome. I am bi-racial and have fine, curly hair (3b-c)that tends to get frizzy. Alberto does Ouidad cutting and styling and he takes a long time explaining how to recreate the same look at home. I did my hair this morning for work and it turned out almost exaclty the same. I'm so excited to finally be loving my super curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-16 16:36:08 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1612 ) [743] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 744 [salon_id] => 144 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ladonna [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've had my hair cut by every salon in NE CT and Ladonna so far is the only hairstylest that i still go back to. Stay away from Cuts Plus and Shear Reflections!!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-15 21:32:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 377 ) [744] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 745 [salon_id] => 143 [user_id] => [stylist] => Alberto [rating] => 0 [comments] => I really hate the cut I got from Alberto at this salon. My hair is fine & thin & he made it look even thinner. It also doesn't blend. It will take me at least a year to get this mess back to normal. I also had a problem with the color. Once it started to wear off, I ended up with brassy red highlights. I can't believe how much money I spent to have my hair ruined. I can understand that maybe I didn't have the right hair type for this particular cut, but it would have been nice to have been told this before hand. I definitely would not recommend this salon to anyone. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-04 23:38:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3856 ) [745] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 746 [salon_id] => 143 [user_id] => [stylist] => Alberto [rating] => 0 [comments] => I wanted to love this salon but ultimately I looked for a new stylist. Alberto did a fabulous job the first time I went and really spent time and paid attention to me. The second time was okay and the third time was just awful. I had a cold and it was late winter. I asked if he could dry my hair after the cut, but he said I didn't book that, only a cut. So after globbing on too much curl gel, they stuck me under the dryer for a bit and I left with my hair in dry hard spirals, which I washed out when I got home. I won't pay money for that again. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-21 12:38:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4477 ) [746] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 747 [salon_id] => 143 [user_id] => [stylist] => Alberto [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my first haircut today with Alberto, and I totally love it! My hair is coarse, very dense and in the 3b/c range. For some reason, my hair always looks its worse when I go in for a cut, but Alberto was still able to work with it. I asked him not to shampoo, so he conditioned only. Normally, I would have asked for my hair to be cut dry, but since it looked so dehydrated and frizzy when I walked in, I knew the conditioner would help. He did comb it to cut it, but my hair turned out to be the length that I asked for. Alberto is a natural curly himself, probably in the 3a range with a medium texture. He was friendly and helpful. I didn't like the style that I left with, it was too big for my taste, however, he did offer some useful styling tips, which I have used successfully. Anyone with thick, coarse (strands)or extremely curly (3b-4a)hair should go and see Alberto. And everyone at the salon was nice, and no one gawked at me, although my hair was a huge fro and then a curly afro (think Barbara Streisand) at certain points. It definetly is a welcoming salon, no matter the hair type or texture. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-12 19:18:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5493 ) [747] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 748 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is great! She has curly hair herself, so she understands it as a hairstylist and a client. She listened to what I wanted and made it better. You can clearly see how much she enjoys cutting hair, and she is definitely very talented and knowledgeable. She was also able to recommend great products and show me how to get a beautiful head of curls at home. I love my curly hair again! I will go back to her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing a great haircut....especially for curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-06 13:24:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 579 ) [748] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 749 [salon_id] => 146 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lisa is the only one I trust for my crazy hair. I've never had more compliments since she started cutting my hair and she has the most awesome LONG & curly hair ever! I highly reccommend this salon, my friends & I wouldn't go anyplace else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-20 21:21:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 143 ) [749] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 750 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => If you have curly hair, Mia is the person to go to... Mia gives great haircuts and color. She is an absolute sweetie, and since she has curly hair herself, she understands the struggles most of us face day to day. I have had my hair cut by what some consider the "top salons" and I can honestly say they don't have a fifth of the talent that Mia has when it comes to dealing with curly hair. I will never go anywhere else!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-18 08:43:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1397 ) [750] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 751 [salon_id] => 146 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => I think Lisa gave me what could possibly be the best haircut I've ever gotten. My hair curls more on top, has more of a style to it and I still got to keep most of my length. Lisa is so friendly. She wouldn't even have to ask you about your love life... you'd just want to tell her. The decor of the salon was the cutest, the price was reasonable... I believe Safari has earned another repeat customer. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-13 02:27:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1297 ) [751] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 752 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => After 37 years, I have finally found someone to cut my curly hair. I always thought that I had a pretty good curly cut until I met Mia. After pregnancy, my hair changed completely and felt I needed a new sytlist. After checking out your website, I found Mia. Not only was she knowledgable and professional, she was also funny, warm and kind. She truly understands curly hair like no other stylist. She takes her time and really gets to know you before she cuts your hair. I love my curls! I will never go to anyone else again! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-18 09:40:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1398 ) [752] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 753 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I cannot say enough about Mia. She is absolutely wonderful. I went to Mia after having had not 1 but 2 very bad haircuts. She was reccomended to me by a friend who was already a client of Mia's. When I went to Mia she told I had a "diva" cut. Let me just say I didn't look like a diva, I looked like a poodle. When I met with Mia for the first time she assured me that it was definitely fixable, but it would take some time. I have had 3 haircuts with Mia since then and my hair looks a million times better. I no longer look like a poobdle. I can actually feel comfortable wearing my hair down again. I am so thankful that I followed my friends advice and went to Mia. She is a wonderful stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-07 15:01:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2091 ) [753] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 754 [salon_id] => 146 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to see Lisa based on a review from this website. She gave me the best haircut I have ever had, and now I don't wear my curly hair in a ponytail everyday. Thanks Lisa [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-03 13:48:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2652 ) [754] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 755 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is the best thing that EVER happened to my hair! After having kids, my hair just would not curl. It seemed to be stuck in the middle of curly and straight. After 13 years of going to the same sytlist, it just got worse and worse. I was so desperate, I had her perm my hair. That was the biggest mistake! Finally, I was recommended to Mia. It took about 6 months to fix all the bad haircuts I had, but from the first day Mia cut my hair, it already looked 100% better. I have been going to her for two years now and my hair looks the best it ever has. I never have a problem with my hair not curling anymore. She is always up on the new styles, trends and products. I feel like she took 10 years off my life (and my hair). I'm so glad she was recommended to me and now I'm passing it on to all of you! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-25 13:11:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2401 ) [755] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 756 [salon_id] => 146 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been in search of a great stylist for years. My hair's been butchered by people who don't understand curly hair. Lisa was up to the challenge of fixing other people's mistakes. My hair hasn't looked this good in years. Thanks! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-21 05:44:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2810 ) [756] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 757 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is a genius when it comes to curly hair….she works her magic so that my hair falls into curls instead of poofing into a frizzy mess. Mia works with the natural curl and texture of my hair instead of trying to make my hair do something it’s not meant to do. Plus, because Mia is very concerned with the health and condition of hair, the hair color she uses is the gentlest available. My hair has never been healthier! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-15 11:32:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2476 ) [757] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 758 [salon_id] => 146 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lisa saved my hair. She is personable, professional, and knows exactly how to cut curly hair. If you are serious about having beautiful naturally curly hair Lisa is the one to see! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-05 21:38:24 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3634 ) [758] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 759 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am so happy to have found Mia through this website. She is the answer to my (curls') prayers! I'm old enough to have had many stylists in the past (some fabulous, others not so much), and I can saythat Mia is the finest, most gifted styler of curls I've had the pleasure to know. She is a tremendously talented artist--Mia really gets hair--and my locks have grown lovelier for her interventions. She's also giving me confidence, showing me that I can do things with my hair that I didn't think I could (ex: let it grow!). It's nice to be in the hands of someone who knowswhat she's doing, not to mention that she happens to be a beautiful person. It's a privilege to sit in her chair, and hopefully all her clientsrecognize this. She's a goddess and we are lucky to have her. God bless Mia." [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-15 08:50:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3017 ) [759] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 760 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is a wonderful stylist and person. After many years of cutting my thick hair short or styling it straight I decided to go curly. I experimented with different products and then I came across your website and reviews for Mia. I called her and set-up a consultation and was amazed at the time she spent with explaining what she would do to improve how it looked and recommended products and how to use them. She has curly hair herself and uses the same products. After seeing my usual stylist, I compared notes and decided to try Mia. I have not regretted my decision. She takes her time and explains what she is doing and my hair always looks great. I have had people stop and tell me my curls look great and ask who does my hair, even people with straight hair! If you are looking for a great stylist for curly hair don’t hesitate to call Mia. Like me, you will be happy with the results. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-15 08:50:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3018 ) [760] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 761 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => What a find! I first found Mia throught this website, and am so thrilled to have connected with her! For the first time in 33 years, I LOVE my curly hair! I am constantly getting compliments on how great my hair looks now (pretty much on a daily basis). I have been telling every curly haired girl I know about D. Sabrina and Mia! Thanks Mia for making me love my hair. Pani [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-11-29 15:59:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3316 ) [761] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 762 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia was great... I had never been to a stylist that specialized in curly hair and she gave me a fantastic cut! She just gets curly hair and I am very happy with the results! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-26 15:27:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3585 ) [762] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 763 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is the best! She gave me a terrific cut and told me everything she was doing. She went through the entire process of treating my curls and made them look fantastic. two days later, I went back and she led me through the process again, helping me with each step so that I could make my hair look almost as good as she did. It's been a month and I am thrilled with the way my curls look. They are silky, controlled, and frizz free. Heaven! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-25 08:54:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3955 ) [763] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 764 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is amazing!! I'd been to another curly salon and was not happy with it at all so I decided to call Mia because of the reviews on this site. It was the best decision I could have made. She spent a lot of time with me and showed me how to maintain it on my own. I went for my first haircut back in May and it still looks great. Not only is she super talented, she is a wonderful person. She clearly cares about what she does and the whole experience was great. Before Mia, I straightened my hair ALL the time. Now, I wear it curly MOST of the time. I won't be going anywhere else! Thanks Mia! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-14 22:28:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4325 ) [764] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 765 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia gave me my first curly cut, and I have now had my hair cut by her three times. She was excellent at demonstrating how to style my hair myself, and though it never looks quite as good when I do it, it comes out way better than it used to! Every time I leave the salon, I get compliments on my hair from friends and strangers. She is great! Also, Jason at D Sabrina is an amazing colorist, so you should book a color appointment with him before your curly cut. You won't regret it! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-10-24 20:06:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4791 ) [765] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 766 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my hair cut today by Mia and it has never looked better. For the first time in years, I actually like my curly hair. Mia took a lot of time showing me how to use products and manage my hair. I'm looking forward to seeing if I can make it look like she did. However, she has made herself very available should I have any problems so I am not worried. I very much recommend her and the salon. It is a very relaxing, friendly place to go. And finally a stylist who understands how to make curly hair (and my is very curly, fizzy, kinky -- the worst type of curly hair) beautiful. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-11-21 15:11:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4936 ) [766] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 767 [salon_id] => 147 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jennifer [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jennifer has curly hair...so she understand. She is very easy to talk to and has great ideas. I always get a great cut! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-27 20:29:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 549 ) [767] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 768 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Naturally Curly Girls, it's time to break up with your current stylist and go to Mia. I met with Mia a week ago and the change in my hair is like night and day. I am recovering from a 'bad' cut I got 6 months ago (we all know w/ curls... that could take forever to come back). However, I consulted with Mia, she assessed my problem areas and although could only trim minimal parts to try to even me out, she was able to coach me on how to do my hair, handle my curls and deal with my 'growing out' phase. I am so happy I went to her. I feel so much better about my hair already. And since going to her, my hair has never been so soft and looks healthy. I received compliments on it all week. So if your out there,looking for a savior for your curls, go see Mia. It is worth every bit of it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-05 21:17:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5007 ) [768] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 769 [salon_id] => 147 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jennifer Canning [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jennifer has actually moved salons (in 2006). She is at Euphoria Salon 344-0500. It is located in Boise, in the historical district (Hyde Park). You can check out their website www.euphoriasalonhydepark.com [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-11-13 08:40:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3264 ) [769] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 770 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had the most awful curly hair EVER! I know, I know, all of us curly girls think that their hair is the worst, but really, mine was so ridiculous, unhealthy and unmanageable. I have tight, kinky, fine hair and LOTS of it. So, heres my story I had been going to the same salon for years (no names, sorry). I had been relaxing it, coloring it and basically getting bad haircuts. Truth be told, I wasnt taking care of it either. I wasnt being diligent about conditioning or getting frequent haircuts. Of course, I have since learned that more frequent haircuts would actually help my curls grow, but lets face it, curly girls hate getting their hair cut. Come on, admit it, you know youre the same way. Anyway, to continue I was going to d.Sabrina Salon for my manicures (oh thats another story but that I will post on yellowpages.com if you want to have the best pedi/mani you ever had in your life!). The owner, Sabrina, has a sister Mia who is a hair stylist extraordinaire and one of her talents is specializing in curly hair (both her and her sister have curly hair as well). Mia is a great girl. She is funny, outgoing, just in general and an absolute doll. She would always come by and chat with me. I knew she wanted to get her hands on my hair, you could just tell, but she was very professional and would never diss a fellow hair stylist. I would always check her out doing someone elses curls, secretly wondering if my hair could ever be as beautiful as the person sitting in her chair. One day I finally had the courage to ask her what she thought of my hair. Did she think it could look better and dare I say, grow long? I told her my hair CANT grow long and she said that if I gave her one year where I did everything she said to do in terms of hair health (she has lots of good advice about other things as well), my hair will be long and beautiful. Of course I thought she was a little crazy because I knew my hair got to a certain length and would just break off, however, I wasnt happy where I was, so I decided to take the plunge even though I was terrified at the prospect of someone new cutting my hair. Lets face it, we all have had bad haircuts that have traumatized us for months, even years! Im still pissed at my Mother for sending me for a haircut when I was twelve that ended up making me look like a young Michael Jackson, something a twelve year old Jewish girl DOES NOT want to look like. Finally A year has come and gone and I can honestly say that my hair has never looked more beautiful. I go for haircuts regularly and care for my hair as prescribed by my hair guru, Mia. My curls have never looked more amazing, healthy and LONG! I literally was missing hair at the bottom when I started with Mia. You could see through it and my hair on top of my head was just a puffy mess. But now it is GORGEOUS! I love my curls and I owe it all to Mia. She really cares about what she is doing and cares about her clients. She also understands that every head of curls is unique and needs a cut that is tailored to that person. I have to say I am truly a believer! I wholeheartedly recommend Mia to take care of your curls. I wont trust anyone else to cut my hair ever again! She is also one of the funniest people I have ever met. Bonus. :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-19 13:38:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5361 ) [770] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 771 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => All Hail Mia, the curly hair Goddess!!! I just had to add my thoughts to this site because everyday, when I style my hair, I think about Mia, and say that in my head. I am SO happy I started going to Mia back in December. My hair is 100 times better than it ever was my whole life, and I owe it all to her. Sometimes when your so happy with something or someone, you just have to share it, so I am. If you are not happy with your curls, you need to see Mia. She is a lifesaver. Thanks to D. Sabrina Salon and to Mia for making my morning ritual a positive experience and my hair to look and feel fabulous. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-05 20:09:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5625 ) [771] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 772 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => A good friend of mine referred me to Mia and I am eternally grateful! I was in search of a salon/stylist who specializes in cutting curly hair as the place I had gone to previously was thinning my hair out. My hair is curly and very fine and thin, but I have a lot of it, and it seemed like every hair stylist I went to cut my hair as if I had straight hair. Mia (THE CURLY HAIR GURU) was upfront with me on what I needed to do to get my hair looking its best. At the end of my first appointment, my hair looked GORGEOUS! I had never seen my curls looking so great! She showed me exactly what to do, the products to use and different techniques. It also helps that Mia is so outgoing and friendly. I always enjoy my appointments with her. For the first time in 36 years I love my hair! Thank you Mia, you're AMAZING! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-13 08:04:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5662 ) [772] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 773 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had not been to a salon for 2 years and have been practicing the Curly Girl maintenance for my curls--but the back of my hair had just gotten too long and shapeless. I was very nervous about the visit but everyone at the salon was very nice. George cut my hair wet, but it ended up looking great! He said he knew why I was worried about cutting wet--but that he has been cutting curly hair fro 20+ years and can pretty well tell how the curls will fall even when wet. I would recommend this stylist and salon and will be back since there does not seem to be a stylist in AZ that follows the Curly Girl method of haircutting--one curl at a time. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 26 ) [773] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 774 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => So before I went to see Mia, I wore my hair in a ponytail 95% of the time, the other 5% of the time I wore it half up. Ever since Mia cut my hair, I've worn it down (down!!) 95% of the time. The other 5% this time was just because I was too lazy to do my hair that day. Even though "doing" my hair now takes only 5-10 min and it looks fab. I can't tell you the compliments I've had and how many people have said, "I never knew your hair was so curly!" Mia is a sweetheart and just an amazing, amazing hairstylist. GO see her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-21 17:42:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5704 ) [774] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 775 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => I would recommend this salon to anyone with curly hair. I had read the previous reviews, and dicided to go make an apointment. They got me in with George and he did an excellent job on my hair. I went from looking like a box head, to having a wonderful cut that defines my face. My curls are so bouncy now, I can't believe that it is my actual hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-06 16:42:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 358 ) [775] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 776 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mia is Fantastic and here's why: For the past seven years I have been going to the same stylist (not Mia) and I have moved to three different states in that time and have continued to see my stylist, taking road trips from three to six hours just for a haircut. The last two trips my stylist disappointed me. I think there was a comfort level that lead to too much of the stylist's own whim and creative ideas. After my last cut left me with an over grown mullet/rat tail look I decided that it was time for a change. I considered taking a road trip back to my stylist so the cut could be fixed but realized that I didn't have the time or patience. I found Mia on this site, after reading everyone's reviews I decided to make an appointment. Mia was able to fix my cut without chopping off all of my hair. She listened to my concerns and was able to empathize with me. I really like that she is a Curly Girl herself. I left the salon feeling very comfortable and have recommended Mia to my curly friends. Another great thing about Mia, she didn't push her products on me. At other salons I have left feeling forced into buying their products, spending way too much money on something that I end up throwing away. If you are a curly girl looking for a stylist who will listen, be honest, and truly understands curly hair, I would recommend you call Mia. You won't be disappointed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-07 08:18:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5778 ) [776] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 777 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => I saw that George was recommended so decided to make an appointment. It was the worst experience of my life. He booked too many appointments which meant that he didn't even look at my hair dry or discuss what I was looking for. Then when he cut my hair, he did a horrible job so he could get me out of there in time for his next appointment. He was absolutely terrible and had the worst behaviour towards a client I have ever seen. I would think twice before going to him. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-23 17:02:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 460 ) [777] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 778 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline [rating] => 0 [comments] => I drove from Phoenix to Tuscon to have my hair cut at this salon because of the reviews I read at this site. I am biracial with 3c frizzy curly hair, so I was naturally nervous about having it cut anywhere because of bad experiences I've had in the past. Jacqueline was very sweet, listened to me, and did EXACTLY what I wanted, and she did not cut more than necessary anywhere. My cut is absolutely fabulous! I will definately be back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-04 11:04:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 479 ) [778] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 779 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got my hair cut and styled by Mia a few weeks ago and I walked out actually feeling good about my hair for once. I have copious amounts of extremely tight curls, and she knew just what to do with them. I can't even count how many awful hair cuts I've had in the past. She did her best to repair the aftermath of my previous bad hair cut, and she gave me several tips on managing and styling my hair. She is a very talented and professional individual (and she doesn't BS). Definitely go see her, she knows what she's doing! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-04 21:28:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5908 ) [779] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 780 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => To Whom It May Concern: After reading a review about myself on NaturallyCurly.com I would like to apologize to the party involved. If I can rectify the situation in any way please let me know. My reputation as a hair dressaer for 23 years and that of Spirals Salon is very important to me. Thank you for your consideration. George, Spirals Salon [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-14 10:07:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 508 ) [780] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 781 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Autumn [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently searched for a curly salon in Arizona, after finding such great reviews about Spirals I made an appointment with Autumn she new exactly what I wanted and gave me the best cut I have had in years. I highly recomend her to anyone with curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-01-24 10:49:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1039 ) [781] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 782 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just had my hair cut by Mia and it is fantastic! Not only was it a blast working with her, but she took time to explain why she did everything and showed me how to properly style my curls. They have never looked better! I have wavy hair and was afraid I was losing my curls, but with Mia's cut and style she brought them back to life. Most importantly she listened to my concerns and responded directly to them. Nobody gets the same cut it's all about what's best for your curls. The best part is since she shared her styling secrets with me my hair looks great when I style it too, not just when I left the salon. She is wonderful! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-06-24 09:22:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6019 ) [782] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 783 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Autumn [rating] => 0 [comments] => "Upon entering Spirals, I was a little apprehensive. I had decided to cut my curly waist-length hair short. I was fortunate enough to get an appointment with Autumn. She took the time to understand what my needs were. When I left, I was not only wearing a great new short hair cut, but also a bright smile. She made my hair look better than it had in years. I have since returned, cutting my hair even shorter. I highly recommend Autumn. She is a great hair professional. She is a lovely person, who truly enjoys her occupation and her clients." [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-21 20:13:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1131 ) [783] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 784 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline Scordato [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have curly hair that I like to wear both curly and straight, it has been an onging battle to find someone who can cut and color it to look good both ways. After a few of my friends kept talking about Jacqueline I decided to try her out. I am so happy with my hair! I get compliments all the time and it's easy to do!! She was so much fun and gave a great shampoo. She also took the time to straighten my hair and give me a little makeup refresher, I looked amazing and my husband loved it too! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-11 11:16:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1189 ) [784] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 785 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went for my first appointment with Mia last night and wow!. My hair has never looked so good. She took her time with me and explained everything to me. I have been to alot of salons only to come out with the same result, short hair. Mia is a very confident, skilled and professional stylist. I had been stalking her reviews for almost a year and I can honestly say, she IS the curly hair guru. Sandra [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-02 09:13:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6055 ) [785] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 786 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => After seeing numerous recommendations on here for Spirals in Tucson, I decided to go. I've had very basic haircuts in the past, but nothing I'm happy with to make my curls sing and give my head "shape" (as opposed to "rats nest" on the bottom and flat on top). I was very pleased with my cut today by George, and will go back at the end of summer. Joseph rocks with the shampoo/condition treatment as well! I recommend Spirals to anyone in/near Tucson as there isn't another place like it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-15 17:20:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1501 ) [786] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 787 [salon_id] => 149 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim G. [rating] => 0 [comments] => I FINALLY found someone who can cut my wavy/curly hair!!! (I wear it down ALOT more because of her.) I actually found her by referral of a fellow curly head (him and his fiance both have curly hair). She does point cut on my hair, and my hair lays so nicely and blends very well. Kim knows curly hair. She does consultations. Highly reccomend her! Tell her Sam sent ya! :) P.S. She also does hi lites. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-02 12:19:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 88 ) [787] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 788 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia and Jason [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mia gives an amazing curly cut; she can make your hair behave in ways you never thought possible! And Jason will give you color that will have total strangers giving you compliments on the street. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-30 11:57:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7170 ) [788] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 789 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love Jacqueline!!! She's cut and colored my hair for the past 6 months and my hair has never looked better. She's actually given my curly hair an amazing updated cut and my color is hot! I'm a client for life and will follow her anywhere! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-22 09:34:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1523 ) [789] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 790 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mia is wonderful. She is very talented, an expert in her profession and a truly lovely person to talk to. She has given me the best haircut of my life on the first try! I would highly recommend her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-05 16:05:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 8828 ) [790] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 791 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had two different appointments with George. The first was great -- a good cut and style. The second time, I also had color to cover my grays. It was really, REALLY dark, like, colored-in-with-black-magic-marker dark, not dark brown, which is my natural color. When I said, "Wow, it looks really dark!" he said, "No, that's your natural color." Really? You'd think I'd know that by now. Also, on that appointment, he cut my hair significantly shorter on the left side than on the right. His response: "That's just the way the curls are different on each side." Umm, really, no. I'm kind of turned off from George now, since I didn't feel like he was listening to me. Too bad, since there seemed to be potential there. George, I know you said you never read this site, but I know that you do, so, hope you're well, and listen a little closer to your clients! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-23 14:15:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1632 ) [791] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 792 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading the recommendations off this website I decided to try Jacqueline. I was very impressed. She gave me a new style, which I never new was possible, and gave me some tips for wearing it that I could do at home ( and I can actually replicate them!) Jacqueline was a pleasure not only does she do a great job she has a wonderful personality. I highly recommend her, she's worth the wait to get in. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-31 08:38:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1664 ) [792] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 793 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mia. Is. Amazing. I'm a woman of multiracial heritage (Black, Irish, Cape Verdean, and Native American) and I have ALWAYS struggled with my hair. My journey to Mia's chair was a long one, but well worth the wait. My 3c hair has always been thick, a bit unruly, bushy at times, and its own natural barometer. At 8 years old, my mom allowed me to get my first relaxer to tame the wild beast...and I loved it! It wasn't wash and wear hair, but I could whip it back and forth, and for once I looked a little more like the other girls at school. However, after nearly 20 years of chemical treatments, I had had enough and decided to go natural. I've tried several salons--some where I would get my hair cut, blown out, and flat ironed (which did not translate well into curly styles!), and others that specialized in curls--but not curls like mine. After a few disappointing curly haircuts at another salon, I turned to naturallycurly.com for help. I found D Sabrina Salon, and read all of the glowing reviews that Mia had received, but I was skeptical. There's curly hair, and then there's the "mixed girl's" curly hair that's got a bit of kink, a whole lot of frizz, and a lot of curly attitude. Desperate for a hair miracle, I finally made an appointment with Mia...and she did not disappointment! As soon as I sat in her chair, she looked at my hair and put my mind at ease saying "You're going to love how your hair comes out." After our consultation where she took her time to "diagnose" the sad current state of my hair, she gave me the absolute best haircut of my life and the products and skills to actually replicate what she did! My hair has been looking fabulous since starting to go to Mia. I truly believe Mia's the hair whisperer (not to mention the sweetest person ever:) Make your appointment today! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-10-07 20:03:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 9793 ) [793] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 794 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was totally frustrated with looking the same because hair dressers were afraid to do anything with my natural curly hair. After a couple months of research, I drove from Peoria to Tuscon, about 100 miles, to get my hair cut and colored. Joseph was awesome! He took his time, talked to me about products and styling. My hair looked great when I left the salon! It looked great the next day when I styled it curly and the day after that when I styled it staright. Everyone has given me compliments! I am so happy and will definately be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-09 00:08:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 2668 ) [794] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 795 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mia is a curly girl's dream come true! I was tired of hairdressers always trying to convince me to straighten my hairuntil I found Mia! She really knows her stuff and will take the time to figure out what works for your hair. She's also super nice and never pushes you to buy products. Make an appointment with Mia and you won't be sorry. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-09-26 13:16:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11784 ) [795] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 796 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kim used to be at Forbici in Arlington Hts. and now has went out on her own and opened a salon in Barrington. She is great w/ curly/wavy hair and has a great personality! She's the BEST!!! Does consultations, great prices-highly recommend! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-30 10:51:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1262 ) [796] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 797 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kyrstal [rating] => 0 [comments] => Krystal has given me two haircuts and I have loved them both. I have curly hair and she listens to my needs. She is very knowledgeable with curly hair. I highly recommend her if you live in the Tucson area and you have curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-10 01:41:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 3881 ) [797] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 798 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Mia is a curly girl's dream come true! I was tired of hairdressers always trying to convince me to straighten my hairuntil I found Mia! She really knows her stuff and will take the time to figure out what works for your hair. She's also super nice and never pushes you to buy products. Make an appointment with Mia and you won't be sorry. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2012-09-26 17:31:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11785 ) [798] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 799 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Leigh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Leigh used to work at Shear Pleasure in Palatine but recently opened her own Salon In Barrington. I used to see her at her old salon and followed her to her new one. She is great with curly hair, and is very experienced since she has curly hair herself. Leigh is also really good at flat ironing my hair when I have special events to attend. I would recommend her to anyone. Nikki [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-29 21:45:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 1662 ) [799] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 800 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have spent most of my life straightening my hair. My new husband loves my curls so I was trying to let them be. I had my hair cut by a few differant people but wasn't having much luck and wasn't liking it, until I went to Joseph. He was very nice, listened to what I said and when he was done my hair looked incredible. Thank you Joseph, I will be back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-23 20:19:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4070 ) [800] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 801 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => All I can say is that Kim is great! I have lived in the Chicago area most of my life and have had great difficulty finding someone who could cut my hair (3b/c-but it is fine and has a couple of chunks that are just wavy). I usually give a stylist at least a year to get used to my hair before I decide that they really can't cut or style it well. I have only gone to Kim once, but she was able to fix a bad haircut and still make my hair look good. She really listened to me, was good about making product and care suggestions and showed me how to do a styling technique. Bottom line, I can't say enough good things about her. (I already made a follow-up appointment.) For those not in the area or who don't have a car, the salon is not very far away from the Barrington train station. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-11 14:16:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6560 ) [801] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 802 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => Just had my hair cut today by the amazing Mia. Not only is she a great stylist but just a pleasure to be around. I've never had my hair cut in its natural curly state before usually a blowout and then cut. I am so pleased with the outcome and my curls have never looked better. Mia gave some great styling tips for my wash and go. Looking forward to my next visit when I get my highlights. I'm totally ready for some warm weather with this new haircut. Thanks Mia, you're amazing! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-03-12 16:33:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 12602 ) [802] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 803 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline Scordato [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hello, I just wanted to give a heads up that after 4 years at Spirals Salon I have decided to make a move to Designing Heads located on the South-west side of Fort Lowell and Alvernon, next door to Le Rendez-vous. I am excited for everyone to experience the light-hearted, up-beat and quality service that Designing Heads and myself will provide for all guests. To make an appointment please call 520-982-3377 or stop in to say hello! Thank you all for your continued support through my journey to opening my own salon in the near future. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-18 09:52:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4214 ) [803] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 804 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is the first time someone understood my hair issues.Also the first time I made an appt in advance for my next appt Kim and her partner were both great and fun. Thank you Kim! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-14 10:29:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6723 ) [804] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 805 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have been coming to Mia for a curly haircut for over a year and each visit is a pleasure and happiness. Mia is a very warm, natural and easy going type of person. she will put you in a good mood no matter what. In addition to her great personality she has an amazing talent if it goes for cutting curly hair. Not only she does it extremely well and is able to tailor the cut to your preference, needs and liking, but when she cuts hair she resembles sometimes an artist in a focused trans. It's because of this passion for what she does, the final product is a work of art with a lot of heart put into it. If you are looking for a stylist with a great personality, knowledge, experience and passion for what she does, than Mia would be the right pick. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-12-04 17:19:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13684 ) [805] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 806 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George, Pierre, Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've had my hair cut by George, Pierre and Joseph at Spirals and each of them did a great job. They listened to what I wanted and the cut was well done by each of them. I was also very impressed with how clean the salon was every time I go in. That's important to me. Great men's haircuts at Spirals. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-28 10:27:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4509 ) [806] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 807 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kim [rating] => 5 [comments] => Kim's new # is 847-894-7977 [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-12-16 19:59:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6909 ) [807] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 808 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] => I had my first appointment with Mia in July, one month after finding NC.com and deciding to embrace my curls. I have been in love with my hair ever since! I no longer get bulky triangle hair since Mia worked her magic. Mia's knowledge on caring for curly hair helped me get started on creating my own routine, and ever since then people compliment my curls everywhere I go! I rave about Mia to every curly person I know. I wear my hair down just about all the time now, whereas my signature style when I was straightening was a ponytail. I urge all CT curly girls that are tired of straightening but don't know where to start to stop bothering with cheap haircuts intended for straight hair and make an appointment with Mia ASAP. She is AMAZING and you will NOT regret it! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-02-14 00:45:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 13939 ) [808] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 809 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have mostly stuck to the same two salons with the exception of Gadabout once or twice. I noticed within the last year or so that my curls were gettin very loose & lifeless no matter what products I used or how often I went to the salon. I had actually never heard of Spirals salon until I browsed this website and read some reviews. Joseph listened to my concerns & did a total revamp of my layers & bangs. He explained techniques my previous stylists had used that did not favor my curls and I was unaware of. The atmosphere is wonderful and comforting, the staff is welcoming and very knowledgeable! Joseph did not explain the style or the products like he was reading a label and it helped me to put full trust in him and his scissors :) my curls are thick, bouncy and last for days between washes! I will definitely be going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-10-20 14:29:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 4769 ) [809] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 810 [salon_id] => 150 [user_id] => [stylist] => Leigh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Not recommended. Leigh was nice but not really sure why folks recommended her for curly hair. Does she have curly hair... yes, but that really has no basis on a stylist being good at cutting curly hair. I get great haircuts from straight haired folks if they have been trained to cut curly hair. My hair was uneven and just didn't look good, she also didn't own a diffuser (had to borrow it). Cute little salon and friendly just not for curly haired folks. I've found several really good stylists through this site (just not in Chicago). I travel for work and find this site helpful. The search for a good Chicago area stylist goes on. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-11-02 02:47:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 11971 ) [810] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 811 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I have been going to Mia for about a year now, and I am so grateful to all the reviewers below, whose sentiments I want to echo.  Without them, I wouldn't have found Mia, and I would still hate my hair.  Mia is a riot and fun to see each appointment.  But the most important thing is that she made me feel better about my appearance in a very short time.  My previous colorist had me using damaging products that clashed with my skin tone.  My previous stylist cut my hair for the blow out, not for the potentially beautiful curls I could have had for years.  I am just so thrilled to be able to wear my hair down and looking healthy.  It makes a huge difference.  I adhere to the routine Mia prescribed, and I find my hair looking better and better.  Even if you have to travel to D.Sabrina, I recommend you do!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-02-07 14:53:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14811 ) [811] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 812 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to this salon several months ago and enjoyed the cut that i got and the products that i bought. I walked away from the salon with a hairstyle that i really loved but then when I tried to replicate it I just couldn't. I tried everything that i was told to do but I just couldn't get the same result. :( Still I did like that he listened to me and gave me a great cut and even though i can't make my hair look like the way he fixed it I still like the cut and my hair still looks good. I think that I will come again and maybe find out what I have been doing wrong :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-07 21:57:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 5783 ) [812] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 813 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

I am so grateful to have found Mia!  Like many others, I struggled with my naturally wavy hair for most of my life.  Living in NYC I went to salons like Bumble & Bumble, Ouidad, etc., but none of the stylists ever took the time to really teach me how to keep my hair healthy or style it properly.  Then we moved to Fairfield and I found Mia.  What a difference!  Mia took the time to explain everything, from keeping my hair healthy and shiny with the right products, to how to style it properly to bring out the most curl.  I have been with Mia for about 1 year and my hair looks the best it has ever looked in my entire life!  I was at an event recently and some commented on my "beautiful, princess hair."  That is 100% thanks to Mia!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-03-03 15:53:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 14868 ) [813] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 814 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Joseph, Krystal [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hello, Krystal and Joseph just wanted to give a heads up that after almost 4 years at Spirals Salon we have decided to join the new exciting team at J.Scordato located on the South-west side of Fort Lowell and Alvernon, next door to Le Rendez-vous (3854 east fort lowell, tucson, AZ 85716) We are excited for everyone to experience the light-hearted, up-beat and quality service that J.Scordato and us will provide for all guests. To make an appointment please call 520-327-0407 or stop in to say hello! Thank you all for your continued support through our journey! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2010-11-17 14:41:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 6737 ) [814] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 815 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Sometimes in life there are those lucky moments when awful disaster turns into good fortune. This happened to me almost 5 years ago when a particular hair stylist at a salon ruined my healthy, naturally curly hair by over processing it with color, highlights and a glaze. Surely an awful disaster, to say the least. I was devastated and desperate to find an experienced curly hair specialist who might be able to rectify my situation. I was in tears as I sat at my computer to begin my search for this magic person I imagined in my mind.

To my surprise, my online search allowed me to discover Mia at d. Sabrina Salon in Fairfield, CT. My luck was evident just for the fact that Mia was located only 30 minutes from where I live. I immediately called her and explained that my natural curls now looked as if I had stuck my finger in a light socket and I now had "fried" hair. She said, "Come right over".

The rest of my story is pure good fortune. Mia examined my hair and, being completely honest, gave me her assessment....it would take a long time for me, once again, to have healthy curls. I needed a great deal of patience and consistent visits with Mia over the next 2 years for her to help the integrity of my curls to return. A long process, however she promised me positive results. My devotion to Mia started that very day.

Exactly 2 years later, just as Mia had promised, my curls were again lustrous, bouncy, and manageable. Thanks to Mia's expertise, her talents, and her precise directions for styling my curls, I actually became "famous" for my hair! I should have kept count of all the times I am stopped on the street, in stores, at parties, in restaurants...even at tollbooths! All I hear is: "You have gorgeous curls, I just love your hair!"

Here I am, almost 5 years later, and I am still relishing my good fortune for having Mia in my life. She has taught me so much -- how to take care of my curls and how to manage my curls (before Mia, not an easy thing to do!) She trims my curls every 10 weeks and I compare her skills to those of a surgeon's expert hands.

Let's face it -- our hair is our headache or our joy. I am convinced that Mia can bring joy to every curly girl out there. She is a wizard, a miracle worker, a perfectionist, a knowledgeable force....AND a wonderful human being!

I am a very lucky woman and hope other curly girls will experience Mia's magic. She will change your life!


[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2015-05-21 14:51:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 15036 ) [815] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 816 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tonja [rating] => 4 [comments] => Tonja was very helpful in explaining to me how to wash and style my curly hair. That in and of itself was worth the exorbitant price paid for my haircut. However, the products she uses and sells, Paul Mitchell, are too expensive, thus the four star rating. In fact, the products (the wash and instant moisture daily treatment) made my hair frizzy. Maybe that is why she used three more products on my hair all of which I didn't buy at the time of my hair appointment. Alas, a lesson learned - stay with the less chemically based shampoo and conditioner. Its also better for the pocket book. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-17 16:48:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 7621 ) [816] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 817 [salon_id] => 145 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mia [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

After years of salon/stylist hopping desperately trying to find one that can "really" work with curly hair, I decided to do a computer search and that's how I found Mia. She has gotten me to love my hair while fixing years of both damage and unhappy haircuts. Mia is a true artist. Not only is she an expert with curly hair, she is an incredible person! If you are looking for amazing, I highly recommend Mia and only Mia. Trust me, you will be so happy with the results.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-01-13 04:31:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 15943 ) [817] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 818 [salon_id] => 148 [user_id] => [stylist] => George [rating] => 4 [comments] => I picked George from all the reviews I read on here about him. I drove about 60 miles to tucson to get my hair cut. The salon was nice... Ok so I'm gonna start off with the good points first. They washed and conditioned my hair with sulfate free products, which I thought was awesome. George was very nice and patient and listened to all of my concerns. He was really open to what I was telling him, specifically that I wanted to go naturally curly again. He gave me an awesome cut! He cut enough off so that my hair has body now, BUT not so much where I walked out with a poddle bob cut. Overall, he did a great job. However, ok the bad stuff, for a salon thats suppose to cater to curly hair, tool wise, I don't think they are prepared for it. They dried my hair with a regular towl =x, which in my book is a no go. George combed my hair with a fine tooth comb, and the worst for me was that he had no idea how to style my hair. I have a 2c/3a hair texture. I think he thought he could fix it by adding these really horrible Paul Mitchell products (which are NOT con and sulfate free), however that, coupled with bad diffusing technique made me look like I stuck my finger in the electrical socket. I made another appointment in three months, only because I truly think he knows how to cut curly hair; the only problem is knowing how to style it, but I don't expect anyone to get that but me. So if you're in the area, I think you should give him a shot, he's actually pretty good. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-19 10:32:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:34 [legacy_review_id] => 8726 ) [818] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 819 [salon_id] => 151 [user_id] => [stylist] => Abby [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have only been there to her twice but Abby is actually capable of shaping curly hair out of the triangle into a really nice look. No one else has been able to do this for me. Although she is a curly who blows out, I would definitely give her a try. They give you a scalp massage too which is very nice. It is an Aveda salon but she didn't push the products on me after I said I wasn't interested. www.gordonsalon.com [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-02-03 21:44:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1066 ) [819] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 820 [salon_id] => 151 [user_id] => [stylist] => Berit [rating] => 0 [comments] => Berit is great! She is a fellow curly girl, and she has held my hand as I have transitioned from a blown-out girl to a Curly Girl! She has a technique for drying hair--you lay down in the styling chair and hang your head over the edge while she diffuses it. It looks great and has such bounce! She also is great at cutting curly hair, even though she cuts it wet. I would recommend her to anyone! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-07 15:22:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1180 ) [820] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 821 [salon_id] => 151 [user_id] => [stylist] => Berit [rating] => 0 [comments] => I first went for a consultation and loved her immediately! Berit knew exactly what I wanted, and is taking baby steps to get what I want. She is a fellow curly herself and knows the Curly Girl book-which is great! The products she used were great also. She definately knows what she is doing and talking about :) Thanks to the gal who posted about her. Also, she put a little makeup on me afterward, felt like a million bucks afterward! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-19 17:37:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1862 ) [821] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 822 [salon_id] => 151 [user_id] => [stylist] => Pam [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to this Salon and Spa for more than 6 years. I have had many of their stylist cut my hair and I will have to say that this salon really gets how to deal with curly hair. I have had Pam cut, color, blow dry it straight, diffuse it curly, and recently mildly relax my hair on many different occassions. Let me tell you I have not had a bad hair day in a long while! She is one of the owners and has a limited schedule but once you get into her chair you will love it. She will refer you to other stylists within the salon that really know how to deal with what ever your curly issue are. I have seen both Berit and Abby as well as Carrie and Jake. They are all so nice you get a wonderful scalp message before every haircut, and a hand massage while being blown out, and they are all more than happy to put on a little makeup so when you walk out of their door you feel beautiful! I love this place...and their Spa is something not to miss... [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-18 19:33:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3044 ) [822] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 823 [salon_id] => 151 [user_id] => [stylist] => Abby [rating] => 0 [comments] => I started going to Abby a couple years ago based on reviews here. At first, she was pretty good. But it went downhill quickly. She always seemed pre-occupied, too busy, etc. I never felt she was giving me what I was paying for, and my hair showed it. My hair became flatter and flatter, and I NOW HAVE NO CURL LEFT! Maybe I will try Berit, but I would definitely recommend NOT going to Abby [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-11 10:11:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4431 ) [823] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 824 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vera [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had the same style for years. I don't really know how to maximize my curls or make them last longer than a day. Vera completely transformed my style. My hair is voluminous and the curls last for days! More importantly, she walked me through hair care steps and even printed out a hair regimen for me. I follow her regimen step by step and my hair looks and feels amazing. I can't sing her praises enough. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 24 ) [824] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 825 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Demian Isla [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had my first "curly girl" cut with Demian, and I'm very happy with it. He took the time out to explain what I should do and shouldn't do with my hair, and even why! I finally know how to style my hair at long last... Demian's trained in the Deva method. I've been recommending him to my family and friends with curly hair! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-04 10:23:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1361 ) [825] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 826 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => Demian is located in the heart of Adams Morgan. It has an intimate boutique feeling where they play good music and not only do you get a great haircut, you are actually taught how to care for your curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-20 12:44:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2126 ) [826] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 827 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is my new favorite place in DC. I got my last haircut at Devachan in New York which was a good experience, but Jannah was GREAT. Both my fiance and I both think she did a better job than the stylist at Devachan. She spent alot of time looking at my hair and cutting each curl (dry). Then she washed and dried my hair to see how much it would shrink and made some last cuts to individual curls. She also mentioned that I could come back for a "bang" trim to keep the shape of my hair. I will absolutely go back, this is probably the best haircut I've had in my 24 years. A curly girl cut is $75. http://www.demiansalon.com/experience.htm [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-09 21:23:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2187 ) [827] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 828 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Jannah a few weeks ago and she did a great job. I have 2b/3a hair, and she gave me a "hybrid CG" cut - one that I can wear curly or blow dry straight. The Bumble products she recommended didn't really work for me, but the cut itself was really good. I'll definitely go back. Thanks for the suggestion, curlies! :) [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-05 17:02:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2544 ) [828] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 829 [salon_id] => 153 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbra Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! So bad, I'm attempting to post this for the third time. I started going back to Ouidad in NY because she was so awful. Like another poster, it took FOUR hours (I missed a volunteer event I was supposed to attend because of this). She completely STRAIGHTENED two inches at the root-- I mean, STICK straight-- after I repeatedly and explicitly told her what I wanted (just a softening at the root, not TWO INCHES OF STICK STRAIGHT HAIR!!!). Worst of all, she has NO CLUE how to cut long curls. I made it very clear when I spoke with her (she refused to do a consult, which should have been my first clue)that I wanted someone who knows either the carving and slicing technique or notching. She swore she did. She clearly did not. She started hacking away and when I stopped her, she ASKED ME (!!!) how it was done, then started trying to do it, said she liked it and would have to learn more about it!!! Ummm...lady, I'm not a beauty school model. I can't make it back to NY until May now, but I'm going to check out Yanai or Batia. No way I could have a worse experience. The only good thing to come out of going to see Barbra is I have now become adamant about consults. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 43 ) [829] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 830 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am just shooting a message out to all the curly girls that are hunting me down. This is Jannah and I no longer work at Demian. I currently work for Nolas Salon in clarendon, come check us out. 703-527-9644 [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-09-16 11:45:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3027 ) [830] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 831 [salon_id] => 153 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => After going to seven different stylists (all in 1 year!) at top-rated salons in Newport Beach I decided to drive all the way to Los Angeles to see Barbara afer the comments I've read here on this website. I've never had any stylist take the time she took in regard to my high lights. She had to fix a color mistake and this took a lot of time and effort on her part. I've had my hair high lighted most of my adult life and the stylist will "check" while you are under the dryer and say you are or are not "done." Then you either continue under the dryer or go to the shampoo bowl. Barbara checked and saw that my roots were "done" but not my ends. She then rinsed my roots so they wouldn't be too light and put me back under the dryer until the ends were the appropriate color. I have never had ANY stylist do this which may explain why I've had so many bad high lights (the color took too much in one place - not enough in another.) As for the cut I am thrilled. The last stylist used "thinning shears" which made my curls look frizzy and lay wrong (a total understatement if you know what I mean.) I am growing my hair out and she took just enough off to correct the "thinning shears" problem. It's much easier to manage now. She also showed me 2 styling techniques to give me "lift" at the roots... and she let me try it with her watching which is important. Most stylists will "show" you but not allow you to try it so when you get home you don't know what you are doing. I just wanted to share with everybody my experience since this is the website I use for product and style information for my curly hair. If you live in the area (or even if you don't - as I said I have to drive from Orange County) and are tired of the standard "blowout" and use of the flat iron by stylists even when you SAY you are not going to do that when you style it at home then try Barbara. She's nice as well as totally qualified to do color and (the reason we are all reading this)... cut curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-03 23:56:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 93 ) [831] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 832 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah (I think) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I made an appointment at Demian's after seeing the positive reviews on this site. Immediately, I began regretting my decision. Their website makes the salon look classy and refined, when the salon is actually in basement with a pink and silver spraypainted door. When I walked in, the music was blaring, and the place was empty, with the exception of one stylist putting the 2nd foil on a client's head. She yelled to me that someone would be with me in a minute, so I sat down to wait. After 5 minutes, a man came out of the back room to answer the phone, and I discovered he was the owner, Demian. He proceeded to make phone calls, dust the shelves, and change the music for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, without acknowledging my presence. Finally, after being ignored for 20 minutes, I asked if my stylist was running late, and the stylist who was maybe 1/4 done with her coloring job gave me a pained smile and said, "I'm your stylist. I'll be with you..." and her voice trailed off. I responded that I would simply go to another salon with more respect for their clients. With their tacky entrance way, blaring 90s music, rudeness to their clients, and reputation for being overpriced, I am not surprised that the salon was nearly empty that afternoon. Unless they readjust their attitudes, they better get used to those empty seats. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-16 13:46:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3030 ) [832] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 833 [salon_id] => 153 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => I had another wonderful appointment with Barbara Taber. I absolutely love the hair cut she created for me (my friends love it too). Barbara is a very talented, insightful, and amiable hair stylist who provides excellent service and advice. She put a lot of care and effort into making this client's hair come alive again. She transformed my dull, damaged hair into healthy, vibrant locks. I recommend getting the penetrating conditioning treatment and the glaze in addition to the haircut. My many thanks to Barbara Taber. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-29 15:09:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 959 ) [833] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 834 [salon_id] => 153 [user_id] => [stylist] => Barbara Taber [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been going to Barbara for 6+ years now and could not be happier. She absolutely knows curls better than anyone in town. Her haircuts take away the dreaded "pyramid look" and leave me with hair that grows down (not out!) and looks fantastic. She also knows exactly how to color curls properly. I would highly recommend the glaze she offers - it makes your hair incredibly healthy and shiny. I get complements all the time (from strangers!) about my hair. In fact, when I was in New York and stopped at Ouidad for a style only, the Ouidad stylist told me that whoever was cutting my hair was doing a great job, and she would not have changed a thing about the cut! Going to Barbara is the best thing you can do for your curly hair. I assure you, you will be thrilled with the result. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-17 15:18:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3165 ) [834] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 835 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => FYI for any Jannah devotees, she is no longer at this salon. She can be found at Nola's in Arlington, VA. http://www.nolassalon.com/ [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-10-18 13:33:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3170 ) [835] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 836 [salon_id] => 152 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jannah [rating] => 0 [comments] => I saw Jannah for her great naturally curly haircuts and haircolor on Wednesdays regularly at Demians. I noticed as I was going there longer, Jannah did not seem happy there. I followed her all the way to Virginia whereas I take 2 buses and the metro to get there. She is completely worth the trip and so very gifted with curly hair. She sculpts the curls as a sculptor would manipulate clay. She is much happier in the new Salon in Virginia. My advice would be to make your place,"Demians" a more conducive atmosphere where you treat all with respect; otherwise you lose the valuable hairstylists; as Jannah has moved to an environment where they value and respect her and her highly. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-01-08 20:53:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3487 ) [836] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 837 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Tina on a reccomendation from Beth and she assured me I was in excellent hands and I have to say that she was right. Tina is fabulous and my hair looks great. I love that every stylist is great with Curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 9 ) [837] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 838 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => Tina did my hair and did a great job. If Beth is booked I also highly recommend Tina. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 58 ) [838] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 839 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth and Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => Both Beth and Tina have cut my hair. Both are very talented. I think there are only the two women here at this salon and both are excellent. I love that I can go to either one and know that I will get a great cut. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-02-01 23:46:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 86 ) [839] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 840 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => New to the DC area, I was worried about finding a new hair salon/stylist. Thanks to this website, I decided to try Tina at Fiddleheads. I am so pleased with the results! She is very approachable and *extremely* talented. It was a pleasure to be in a salon where there's no attitude or arrogance. Even my husband (who helped me navigate my first Metro trip!) was completely at ease while waiting, and he was impressed with Tina's manner and skill. When she was finished, my hair looked amazing...I have never had someone get my hair so pretty! The salon is an easy walk from the Dupont Circle Metro stop. I would recommend Tina to anyone who is in this area and needs a trim or a major change in hairstyles. Thank you Tina! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-02-03 18:55:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 92 ) [840] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 841 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => One word can some-up my experience at FiddleheadsLACKLUSTER! And believe me after years of bad hair experience resulting because hairdresser generally dont know what to do with curly hair, really wanted to add my rave review of Beth to the slew of others but She just didnt seem interested in the concerns I had about my problem curly hair which I found curious based on all the information on this website. She could hardly be bothered listening to me and didnt seem to understand what I wanted despite all my best efforts to explain. Even engaging her in conversation during my appointment seemed a chore so I stopped and was entertained by the personable Tina at the next station. Ultimately, the result wasnt horrible, pretty much a trim with played-out color which instead of the more edgy color I described. I dont think anyone will even notice I got anything done, my friends and husband certainly didnt What was most puzzling was her overall philosophy of curly hair, basically, it does what it does and we (the curly haired-folk) just have to accept it as we have no control over it. I think a stylist skilled in working with curly hair would know how to work with the curl for an optimum result. Thats what I am looking for soI guess I am going to someone else next time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-04-20 07:01:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 310 ) [841] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 842 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Is this a case of the emperors new clothes? Did I go to a different Beth? It is hard to articulate how utterly disappointed I am with my cut and color. Months of growing-out shot to h e double Andwhile I did not think it was possible for my hair to look worse than before my recent cut with Beth, it looks soooo bad that I am seriously considering cutting it all off. I never wanted bangs and now I have these short little wispy pieces that do not blend into the rest of this god-awful chop job. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-04-23 16:54:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 320 ) [842] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 843 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been to Beth a few times since moving to Washington, DC from New York. I love my hair everytime and the cuts last forever. She has always been very attentive and shown upmost care for my concerns. She has also trained with the Devachan Departure Lounge in New York for curly hair and knows what she is talking about. My hair has never looked better. I highly recomend going to Fiddleheads. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-05-15 14:29:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 376 ) [843] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 844 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Having just moved to the area, I was in dire need of a new stylist. It's always a risky thing to just try someone randomly, but based on the reviews here, I went to see Beth, and was not at all disappointed. The salon is a very friendly low-key place, and Beth listened to what I wanted and gave me one of the best cuts I've had in a long time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-05-31 12:27:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 405 ) [844] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 845 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I did not have as good of an experience at Fiddleheads. The hairdresser was more interested in everything else going on around her than my hair. Now, the layer on the top is much shorter than the rest of my hair so now it looks like I have wings. I asked for a blowdry and it was only done halfway. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-07-10 21:22:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 497 ) [845] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 846 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => FINALLY! A decent haircut locally. I used to go to New York to Devachan to get my hair cut, what a pain. Beth knows what she's doing--I would highly recommend (and ask for the Devachan cut). [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-08-22 15:19:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 617 ) [846] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 847 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Fiddlehead given all the good reviews, and Tina had the first appointment available. I was extremely disappointed. First, although I had an appointment, I had to wait 20 minutes before I they got me in to shampoo my hair. Then they decided to work someone in, and actually had me wait with my head in the sink for another 15 MINUTES, leaning back, while the shampoo girl sat chatting on the phone instead of rinsing my hair. Tina did do an ok job of keeping my previous cut, which as done out of town, but she had no imagination, and couldn't come up with anything better to do. Not worth my money and a complete waste of my time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-09-16 16:47:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 679 ) [847] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 848 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was thrilled to find that there is now a DevaCurl Haircare Specialist in my area! I went to see Stacie last month for a cut, and I'm so glad I did. She was able to help me keep my length while losing the "bulk." My hair just lays so much nicer now. Stacie is warm and friendly - I felt more like she was an old friend rather than someone I just met. She talked with me at length about products, hair care, etc. I'll definitely be back, and I'm telling everyone I know. - Dori [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-11 12:38:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1187 ) [848] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 849 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Best haircut/color I've EVER had. I have the hardest hair ever to work with because it is so huge and thick and been through so many bad colorings, but Beth (aka Miracle Worker) did the trick. And for an incredibly reasonable price. I am her new biggest fan!!! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2006-10-13 15:18:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 772 ) [849] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 850 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finally a Devachan trained stylist in the Chicagoland area! Stacie gave me the greatest cleansing and styling EVER! I used to have to fly to New York for this! No more! Ross's may not be as funky as the salons in NYC, but Stacie will make up the difference. She even feng shui-ed me and cut my hair accoriding to my elements. If you are curly like me, you MUST go and see her, you will LOVE it! -- Rachel [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-24 22:39:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1246 ) [850] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 851 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => The best haircut in my curly hair life. Just the right amount of layering and a fantastic blowout. I recommend Beth to all my curly girls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2007-01-07 16:26:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 986 ) [851] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 852 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => Hi all curly heads! I have found a wonderful DEVACHAN trained stylist! She did a beautiful job on my hair and also did a feng shui consultation! I am so happy with my hair, I thought I'd share the good news! Karen [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-02 07:16:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1267 ) [852] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 853 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => I LOVE this place. The best haircuts I have ever had. Hands down. Salon is cute and fun and it's always a blast to go get my highlights and cut. Tina has spent the past year working me out of a horrible haircut from a different salon who insisted that the only way for my hair to look good was if I straightened it every day. Helloooo. I like my curls. Tina has fixed me right up. She's great. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2007-01-25 13:20:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1043 ) [853] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 854 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading a few reviews on this site, I decided to make the 45 minutes trip to Highland Park to have Stacie cut my curly hair. It was totally worth it! Sure, I spent more than I usually do for a cut ($85), but it wasn't just a cut. Stacie talked me through styling my hair, took the time to show me a few techniques, and told me what she was using on my hair and why. My hair looks and feels great. Give Stacie a try!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-01 14:42:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1671 ) [854] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 855 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth, who is great with curly hair, just hired a new addiiton to Fiddleheads. Her name is Lauren and she is also certified from the DEVACHAN Salon. Lauren did a great job with my hair. I will definitely go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-04-18 22:23:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1313 ) [855] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 856 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => My two kids and I have been using Stacie since the day she returned from her class in NY. We have been to the salon in NY and she is next best thing to a NY haircut. She is talented and patient and is very easy to talk to about what you want and want to change. She is very anxious to learn from her clients that have been managing our curls longer than she has. Some stylist are intimidating and think they know it all, but that is what is great about Stacie, she will take your comments and suggestions and learn from them. I continue to reccommend her to other curly heads and everyone is pleased with the result. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-29 07:48:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2156 ) [856] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 857 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth/Tina [rating] => 0 [comments] => Just wanted to second recommendations on this board for Fiddleheads salon at 17th and P in DC. I've been going there about a year now. Beth listens well and gives me a great cut, plus the salon has lots of good curly-hair products. Tina also does a good job. I also like the fact that it's very low-key. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-05-22 11:02:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1418 ) [857] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 858 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => This is my first review here, and my first-ever deva cut! I went in pretty much with the idea of "please just fix this, however long it takes." The salon itself is a mom-and-pop stop, which doesn't bother me in the slightest. If you are looking for something upscale, this place might not fit the bill. But Stacie's cuts do! My hair was flat, barely curly and looking particularly sad. She was very vocal in discussing the cuts I had had in the past, where my hair was and where it could be with the correct cut, etc. She used all deva products and wasn't pushy AT ALL about purchasing product. She gave me samples to try. PLUS, she told me that she actually has two price points...one that is just a cut and another that adds a wash and dry. Very pleased! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-15 19:59:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2690 ) [858] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 859 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 1 [comments] => I had a terrible experience trying to see Lauren at this salon. I was instructed that she takes an hour per apt, twice as long as all the other stylists. Reluctantly, I agreed. I arrived on time for my apt and witnessed one stylist working at the time and she was just beginning to dye a woman's hair. I sat and watched for 15-20 minutes. Please note she had JUST STARTED dying this woman's hair. I told the receptionist that perhaps I should reschedule and she said "Do you have other places you need to be today and cannot wait?" I could not believe my ears. I said, actually I took the train 45 min. for this apt. and cannot wait here all day. I have no intention to reschedule. This is not a client friendly salon. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-09 08:21:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1702 ) [859] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 860 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => HURRAY! I found Stacie! Based on the previous reviews on this salon I went to see Stacie for a haircut and I was NOT disappointed. The salon itself is very down to earth- no intimidating-like huge mirrors everywhere with loud music.. its a friendly atmosphere. Stacie is truly an expert curl Devachan trained stylist and it shows in the way she cuts. I think this salon is the best kept curl-hair salon secret in the north shore thanks to Stacie! My advice: Go to Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-17 22:41:47 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2801 ) [860] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 861 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => She gave me an absolutely fab cut! She did however, put way too much product in after so the style was....ick. I just went home and styled and couldn't be happier with it. I am so excited for my appointment next week! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-13 18:57:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1720 ) [861] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 862 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just saw Lauren for highlights and a cut. Everything was PERFECT! She was able to give me exactly what I wanted, while still offering me suggestions of her own. I walked away with an amazing cut and highlights. I saw her cut another girl's hair while my highlights were processing, and the other girl's haircut came out looking amazing, too. I could tell the other girl was extremely happy. I will definitely be going back to see Lauren. My hair looks soooo good now! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-24 19:47:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1767 ) [862] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 863 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just went to Stacie and I cannot get over how hot my hair looks! I love it! My curls look amazing- she really takes the time to explain to you why she's doing everything, from cutting, to paper towel drying...Amazing...I found her here after reading all the reviews and my experience couldn't have been better. My advice? JUST GO! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-20 14:27:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3048 ) [863] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 864 [salon_id] => 156 [user_id] => [stylist] => Donna [rating] => 0 [comments] => Donna is fantastic. I've been seeing Donna for 10 years and she really knows how to treat curly hair. She is the first person I found that can actually style my wavy, curly hair. Before finding Donna I would run home from a salon to "fix" my hair. I was always embarrased about the volume and frizz, never realizing my true curl potential. Donna showed me how to care for and style my hair and taught me to appreciate my natural curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-25 23:09:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 624 ) [864] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 865 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => This woman is awesome. I'm so glad I found a new stylist. I love my haircut, and she helped me tweak my daily regiment, as well, to keep my hair as healthy as possible. Great product lines available here! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-03 15:37:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1928 ) [865] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 866 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been to all the NYC curly salons - Deva, Ouidad... and Stacie is hands-down better than the stylist at those salons. She is incredibly friendly and easy to talk to vs the attitude you find at many other salons. The salon is low-key and no frills, which is fine - I much prefer a stylist who listens to me and remembers me and my hair issues! I highly reccomend Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-07 17:15:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3124 ) [866] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 867 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth is great with curly hair. She and Lauren just returned from another trip to New York for classes at the Devachan Salon for curly hair. They used me as a guinnea pig for a new curly cut they learned. I love it!!!!!!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-21 15:26:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2016 ) [867] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 868 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I would recommend Beth to everyone with curly hair. Tina and Lauren are experienced, too, although I know that Beth is definitely Deva certified from the Devachan Salon in New York. She gets backed up sometimes and can run a little behind but she is definitley worth it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-21 15:44:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2017 ) [868] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 869 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => Stacie does a great job at listening, and I was really happy with my cut. Reasonable prices too! Would definitely go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-18 00:40:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 5059 ) [869] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 870 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just moved to the DC area and i was told about fiddleheads through this website. I really love my hair. i would definitely reccomend Beth and this Salon for curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-11-25 16:15:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2140 ) [870] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 871 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => OMG! I'm so happy now, I don't know what to do with myself! Stacie did a fabulous job on my hair and my 14 year old son's hair! We've flown to NY, Boston and driven 3 hrs each way to Green Bay to see a Ouidad stylist. All did a great job, but costly and impossible to keep up. Now, with Stacie and her Deva cut, we can look good and be just around the corner from our house! Stacie, you leave me, I'm going to hunt you down! LOL [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-12-18 17:19:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 5060 ) [871] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 872 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth is one of those people who knows how to cut and style curly hair. You just have to know what you want and be able to communicate that to the person, just like at any salon. Based on my experiences, I have found her to be without a doubt an above-average stylist. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-29 12:07:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2247 ) [872] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 873 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth and Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finally, someone who knows how to cut curly hair and dry, too. THe dry method takes a while and you need to show up with your hair in it's natural state (not up in a pony tail and then take it down). But it is sooooooooo worth it. The knowledge for this method is priceless. I highly advise going to Fiddleheads! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-02 21:42:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2426 ) [873] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 874 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Staci Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been to Staci three or four times now, and I would not go anywhere else!! This last time my hair was a mess. After having a baby and my hair getting thinner and losing some of its curl, I was at a loss and had started wearing hats and scarves because I just couldn't style it. But Staci fixed it!! she gave me a really cute cut that makes it look like I have more volume than I actually have. I was just so relieved that she was able to understand the situation. I agree with all the previous things mentioned. Staci is so fun and easy to talk to, the prices are VERY reasonable, and on top of that with a good cut you do not have to go back for 3-4 months. I recommend Staci to anyone with curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-13 10:44:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 5310 ) [874] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 875 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I heard Beth was a certified Devachan stylist so I checked her out. I am so glad that someone here in DC can cut curly hair dry. I used to live in New York and was very spoiled from the Devachan salons. Now I can say that I don't have to go back to New York just for a haircut. Beth also is an educator for The Devachan products and always has new ideas for me to try out with my hair. Some work, some don't, but she keeps on thinking! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-02 21:57:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2427 ) [875] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 876 [salon_id] => 157 [user_id] => [stylist] => Yatrice [rating] => 0 [comments] => I got a great haircut from Yatrice in March of last year. I have 2 and 3a hair and she spent extra time on it. She cuts it wet. She was doing such a good job and seemed so knowledgeable, I had her cut some more off ( I wasn't going to do that unless she know what she was doing). I had it cut in long layers to shoulder lenght on the sides (longer in back). She diffused it and it turned out bouncy, curly and full. I wish I had posted sooner, but she may still be there or found elsewhere. Highly recommended. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-08-17 12:56:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 600 ) [876] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 877 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found out about this salon today via naturallycurly.com and immediately made an appointment to get a much needed haircut. My hair really was a "mane." I loved its fullness, but it had no shape. As it continued to grow both outward and in length it became more and more difficult to manage, not to mention the damage it was doing to all of my bathroom drains. I've never been comfortable with anyone cutting my hair since I've been natural (3yrs) because everyone I go to wants to treat my hair the same way they treat straight hair: soak it, pull it taut, and cut the ends straight across, all done with a fine tooth comb. And then they have the nerve to look at me like it's *my* fault their comb snapped in half. This time, however, was completely different. Stacie sat me down in her chair, sectioned off parts of my hair, and started snipping away. No combs, no water, no pulling! She meticulously focused on each curl, how it lay against my head, and judged where to cut it based on those factors alone (from what I can tell). This makes the process take a bit longer than your average haircut, but it is well worth the wait. Stacie's a delight to talk to, she doesn't try to push retail on you, and you can tell that she's completely focused on doing things right. After the cut, she washed me and set me under the dryer for about 20 minutes. Then we sat in her chair again and she had me evaluate the cut based on how it lay naturally after being soaked. I had her tweak a few things here and there, but not too much. I had the cut I wanted. I am totally satisfied with her work and I will recommend her to everyone I know. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-01 00:18:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 6516 ) [877] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 878 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have had great experiences at Fiddleheads. I go to Beth. I like Beth because she knows what she is talking about and she is always continuing her education with curly hair i.e she is always going somewhere for a class or a seminar to learn (not always on just curly hair but all types of hair, too). I always get a great a cut and color. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-04 06:51:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2433 ) [878] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 879 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I live in Detroit, MI but frequently travel to Chicago to visit my sister. I got my first Devacut from Stacie in November and couldn't be happier with her! She paid attention to what I wanted and gave me some wonderful tips about styling my hair. She was especially helpful with tips about second day hair. I will definitely be going back to Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-19 09:28:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 7670 ) [879] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 880 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth gave me a superb cut and color on my 3b curls. My mom has (I am not kidding) 4b/c curls and she gave her a great cut. She hasn't looked better and people actually stop my mom on the street to tell her what great hair she has. I will definitely go back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-04 07:26:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2435 ) [880] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 881 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie [rating] => 4 [comments] => I saw Stacie today at Mane Cutters. I got 7-9 inches of my hair chopped off and I couldn't be happier!!! She cut my hair dry like I expected, then washed with No Poo and put in KC styling products before sitting me under the drying with low heat for about 20 minutes. She finished up the drying with a diffuser. I liked it. It was okay. But I wasn't satisfied. I wanted it a little shorter. So she re-cut it. She's very patient and listens and advises. She aims to please and its obvious that she wants you to be happy when you walk out. AND she gave me a military discount!!! Definitely going back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-25 18:58:48 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 8767 ) [881] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 882 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I just want to thank Lauren and Fiddleheads for finally giving me a style that is modern and fun and doesnt make me look ridiculous. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-04 20:41:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2436 ) [882] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 883 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => Stacie is now at the new Secca Salon in Highwood & she still cuts curly hair great. The new salon is very inviting and they make you feel very comfortable as a client. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-12-05 21:39:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 10087 ) [883] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 884 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Every time I see someone with curly hair that I really like it always seems to be cut by Beth or someone at Fiddleheads. So I tried Beth and I really love my hair now. Although I am not sure about some of the advice (i.e NO SHAMPOO-I need to get used to that one)the cut is great and my highlights really look fantastic. Everyone loves my hair. I will go back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-09 21:42:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2453 ) [884] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 885 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => My teenage daughter has always had trouble managing her curly hair. She had her first appointment with Lauren a week ago and her hair has been beautiful ever since. Lauren gave her a cut that looks great both curly and straight. She also gave her some helpful tips to keep her curls looking good. This is the first time in years that I haven't had to ask my daughter to please "do something" with her hair before leaving the house. Her great new cut and tips from Lauren have made it easier for her to keep it looking good. I wish we had found her ten years ago. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-10 15:12:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1484 ) [885] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 886 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => Just got my first truly great curly haircut! I decided to cut my hair really short and was scared that someone is going to butcher me again. Last time I tried a short hair style was 13 years ago and it was a total disaster and I was afraid to cut it short ever since (stylist brush-straightened my hair so of course when my hair curled up it looked nothing like her creation)... But Stacie did an amazing job!!! She cut off around 7-9 in of my hair and I just love the result! She also advised me which products to use and was very patient listening to what I want. Even though I paid a little more than I expected ($70 for cutting and styling), it was well worth it, because she took time with me, did such a great job and curl-educated me as well. Viva Stacie! ;))) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-05 18:32:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11189 ) [886] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 887 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth gave me an awesome cut and color. She showed me the best way to care for my hair, I tried it and it's taking getting used to but i am getting better. I am receiving many compliments, too. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-15 23:07:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2479 ) [887] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 888 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Finally, after all these years...I find Lauren! I had my very curly hair cut last week and it has looked 'salon-perfect' everyday. After having about 6-7 inches cut off my hair (something different for summer), I had a string of bad haircuts and could do nothing with my hair. My curl pattern was badly disrupted and Lauren brought it right back within an hour! Highly, highly recommended, I would never go anywhere else now. Thanks, Lauren! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-01 11:22:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 1921 ) [888] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 889 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I rarely ever give reviews on anything, but I am beyond satisfied by my experience with Stacie, so I had to say something. I have never gone to a hair dresser with such an understanding of my curls. I had also never had my hair dry cut before, but swear by it now. Stacie listens to what you want, and she satisfies that in the way she knows how. She experienced in curl maintenance (unlike many hair dressers that cut curls with little-to-no knowledge of the kind of care they require) and she is worth every cent. I look forward to my appointment with her today knowing that I am in good hands. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-08 09:00:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11206 ) [889] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 890 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vickie [rating] => 0 [comments] => First, a caveat: During the over three hours that I was in the salon getting my roots (sort of) touched up, I watched Beth style three people's hair. All three cuts, two of them on curly girls, were nice. My appointment was with Vickie, whom I don't think has been to beauty school; she certainly would never be able to pass a licensing test. First, she almost used a non-permanent color on my 50% gray roots. Fortunately, Beth stopped her in time. Then, she mixed the color wrong (it was like water) and only left it on 20 minutes. Needless to say, the roots were still gray, but she couldn't see that. Beth came back from somewhere (I wish she had been watching what was going on), mixed the color herself, and told Vickie to leave the color on longer. Of course, the color burned like crazy; my scalp is still inflamed, not to mention dyed brown. There were other problems during the three hours, right down to the cashier over-charging me by $20, then not knowing how to do the refund. (No, not even an offer of a discount for all the bother I went through.) I hope there is some other salon in DC that will be able to cut my curly hair; I would dread going back to this place. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-22 19:45:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2815 ) [890] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 891 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lauren is amazing. She has an undeniable passion for curly hair. After I botched up my hair after cutting out of curly-hair frustration, Lauren was able to give me an amazing hair cut and introduce me to great new products. Lauren is undoubtedly the best hair stylist I've ever been to and I would highly recommend her. A little expensive but worth it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-04-25 13:51:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2512 ) [891] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 892 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => Stacie is amazing! I am so glad to have stumbled upon this website and discover her. As a curly girl, I know that finding the right stylist is not an easy task. I had been seeing the same stylist for over 20 years. While I liked him as a stylist, I didn't like the way he ran his business. When I found Stacie, I wasn't emotionally ready to try a new stylist. Since my mom is also a curly girl, I used her as my guinea pig. Within 5 minutes of watching and listening to Stacie as she cut my mom's curls, I was hooked! It has been (and will continue to be) the best decision I have ever made about about my hair! Thanks Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-07-17 16:10:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11410 ) [892] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 893 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was really unhappy with my cut from Beth. Although she listened to what I said I wanted she didn't execute it. The cut she gave me was fine but it wasn't the cut I wanted at all. Furthermore she took off WAY too much length. I expect that from hairstylists who don't work with curly hair that much but I don't expect that from someone who markets themselves as a curly hair specialist. I won't be returning to her and wish you luck if you go. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-08-07 08:36:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2876 ) [893] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 894 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => For the past 17 years I have come out of haircuts crying or very angry because my hair had been butchered by multiple stylists, even ones with curly hair themselves. I've paid anywhere from $20-$90 for haircuts and none have made me happy until I met Lauren Dixon. Lauren has changed my life and the life of my hair. Lauren has taught me how to care for my curly hair and always makes it look stunning! The best part about Lauren is she takes pride in teaching you how to make your hair look its best. You absolutely will NOT leave the salon thinking "Well, my hair wont look this good until my next visit." You will leave your appointment knowing that you have to tools to make your hair look like you walked off the pages of a magazine everyday! I STRONGLY recommend Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon and their wonderful stylist, Lauren, to anyone with curly hair. I promise once you meet Lauren you will no longer have curly hair horror stories! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-28 17:08:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3593 ) [894] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 895 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => Just want to tell you lucky folks in the Wilson/Jackson WY & East Idaho area that a great curly-hair stylist has moved into your area. My loss (I'm in the northern Chicago suburbs) is your gain. Stacie Green has been my stylist for many years. Helped me go from hating my curls to loving them. I had always thought of my hair as hopelessly frizzy, sort of Brillo-pad-like. Stacie found the "Botticelli curly girl" in me and kept my hair looking great, often garnering compliments from strangers, through times of long hair and into my current short hair phase. As you've read, Stacie cuts curly hair dry, lifting each curl and cutting it with its natural curve. The result is a natural style that still looks good long after the cut. This is unlike many stylists who insist on cutting hair wet, straight across each handful of hair, leaving the hair looking nice in the salon, but, as we all know, never reproducible after the first washing. The products Stacie recommends (always helpfully -- never any push to sell) do not make the hair stiff or unpleasant, just naturally smooth and bouncy. She also listens to your feedback on styling or products, and incorporates your experience into her practice. (For example, we learned together to use just a very little bit of the Kinky Kurly stuff.) And she willingly learns from you about the individual issues you may have with your hair. She's also a warm and lovely person. I'll miss you, Stacie, but I know you'll keep those Wyoming and Idaho curly girls looking great and feeling great about themselves. -- Jennifer (yes, I'm Friar Tuck) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-02-17 11:52:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12485 ) [895] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 896 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading so many really positive comments here, I was very underwhelmed when I actually went for the first time a few weeks ago. Beth was polite, but I wouldn't call her nice--as others have said, she doesn't really engage in conversation and you have to hope there is some other chatty stylist around to listen to. The cut I got was good, but it wasn't spectacular. She listened to my concerns but then did what seemed to me the easiest cut possible rather than making me look fabulous. And when you consider I paid close to $100 including tips, it really was not worth it at all. If you already have a stylist you like, don't switch to Fiddleheads in the hopes of finding something better--it's really not as special as others have made it out to be. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-08 15:10:55 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 2997 ) [896] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 897 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I can sum her up in one word!! AWESOME! I have had years and years of frizzy hair. No matter how I styled or what product I used, it was just not working. I read the reviews on naturallycurly.com and decided to go to Lauren. She taught me how to style my hair and how to make it look good when I am at home. I walked out of the salon feeling like a million bucks and have had SO many compliments on my hair! And I can style my hair like she did and feel really good when I leave the house...even on rainy and humid days! Lauren knows what she is doing for naturally curly hair! Thank you Lauren! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-15 08:31:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4037 ) [897] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 898 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm so excited to have found Stacie in Jackson, WY! I had just about given up on my curly, thick, frizzy hair until I found Stacie. I've spent many years getting my haircut at various salons and always feeling dissatisfied with the results. I was so excited and impressed that Stacie cut my hair dry instead of wet, like all my previous cuts. I love the results and couldn't be happier with my hair! She also gave great advice on different products that worked well for my hair and helpful tips on how to properly take care of my curls. Very satisfied customer! Thank you Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-03-31 21:55:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12749 ) [898] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 899 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth and Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been to both Beth and Lauren. They do such a great job with my curls every time. Since I started going to fiddleheads I have had more compliments on my hair. People still stop me on the street and ask me who cuts my hair. Thanks Beth for opening such a great salon for curly hair! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-17 18:32:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3036 ) [899] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 900 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren D [rating] => 0 [comments] => Unbelievable! After reading reviews I decided to take the risk and try someone new. For the first time EVER, I left the salon with my hair styled curly and I didn't have to immediately put it back in a pony tail once I got in the car! I'm 31 and finally I feel like my curls are beautiful. Lauren explained her training with Deva curl and how to replicate the style at home, and I could actually do it!!! I cannot express how happy I am with my new hair!! Oh, and the color looks amazing, too! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-19 14:52:05 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4218 ) [900] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 901 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm so excited to have found Stacie in Jackson, WY! I had just about given up on my curly, thick, frizzy hair until I found Stacie. I've spent many years getting my haircut at various salons and always feeling dissatisfied with the results. I was so excited and impressed that Stacie cut my hair dry instead of wet, like all my previous cuts. I love the results and couldn't be happier with my hair! She also gave great advice on different products that worked well for my hair and helpful tips on how to properly take care of my curls. Very satisfied customer! Thank you Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-03-31 21:56:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12750 ) [901] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 902 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth has changed my hair which has changed my life! I no longer use harsh detergents on my hair and my hair feels and looks wonderful and I owe it all to Beth and Fiddleheads. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-17 19:01:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3037 ) [902] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 903 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lauren is the best! She truly understands curly hair; in fact she's passionate about it. She continuously improves her skills through training at Deva. It's the first time in my life I don't have to put my hair in a pony tail when I leave the salon. People stop and ask about my hair all the time. I always tell them to call Lauren! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-09-02 17:43:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4545 ) [903] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 904 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm so excited to have found Stacie in Jackson, WY! I had just about given up on my curly, thick, frizzy hair until I found Stacie. I've spent many years getting my haircut at various salons and always feeling dissatisfied with the results. I was so excited and impressed that Stacie cut my hair dry instead of wet, like all my previous cuts. I love the results and couldn't be happier with my hair! She also gave great advice on different products that worked well for my hair and helpful tips on how to properly take care of my curls. Very satisfied customer! Thank you Stacie! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-03-31 22:03:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12751 ) [904] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 905 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth has changed my hair which has changed my life! I no longer use harsh detergents on my hair and my hair feels and looks wonderful and I owe it all to Beth and Fiddleheads. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-09-17 19:01:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3038 ) [905] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 906 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Travis [rating] => 0 [comments] => This guy saved my hair! I have never been able to walk out of a salon and be proud of my hair until I started seeing Travis. He knew exactly what my hair needed and helped me get started on my Deva Products. He is very friendly and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and can help any curly in need. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-22 15:07:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 6343 ) [906] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 907 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => Stacie Green [rating] => 5 [comments] => I travelled from Idaho Falls to have my hair cut here, and I was not disappointed. This is the first time I have come out of a salon happy with the results. With immensely thick hair with multiple curl patterns, I didn't think I'd ever find someone who would know how to cut it. I was very impressed. I recommend her fully. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-06-03 19:34:57 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 14318 ) [907] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 908 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 0 [comments] => I Was nervous at first because she has really straight hair. I usually go to Beth but she was booked on the day I needed my hair done. She assured me that Vicky was Deva certified and knows how to cut curly hair. My hair looked fabulous when I left the salon and it still looks fab. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2008-09-17 19:11:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3039 ) [908] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 909 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => i have never had a cut from a stylist that actually understood curly hair--that is no longer true. Lauren first chatted with me about what i wanted from my hair and then offered opinions on the most appropriate way to accomplish my wishes. Lauren was marvelous, taking the time to thoroughly cover every step she took in styling my hair. i am wonderfully impressed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-13 20:30:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 6574 ) [909] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 910 [salon_id] => 155 [user_id] => [stylist] => [rating] => 2 [comments] =>

I went into this salon for a haircut earlier this month.  Stacie Green is no longer here, but I spoke with someone who said she had 20 years of experience cutting curly hair.  After reading about all the advantages of dry cutting, I was excited to get my new haircut.  Unfortunately, it ended up being one of the worst cuts I've ever had.  It is certainly in the bottom three.  My stylist was very friendly, but she over texturized my hair (I had no idea she was texturizing at all, my hair hates it).  After my curls wouldn't clump and were terribly frizzy.  I went back to my regular girl who gave me a wet cut and corrected as much as she could, but some of the frizziness from the texturizing just needs to grow out.  I was really disappointed and wanted to share my experience.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-10-31 22:16:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 14661 ) [910] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 911 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => My hair is very curly and I wanted to grow it out but no one could cut it right. Beth did an amazing job bringing out my curls. It's been about a 6 month project but we got there and I am so glad she never just cut it all off. I even proposed to her. She declined and I still love her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-17 19:21:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3040 ) [911] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 912 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brooke [rating] => 0 [comments] => Had my first cut today from Deva-trained stylist Brooke. I've been growing my curly hair out for 6 months from a short, flat-ironed style and had problems with almost straight heavy areas against 3a spirals and was convinced the back of my head would never curl. The entire experience with Brooke exceeded my expectations. She understood what my problems were, listened to what my goal was for my hair, showed me how to clip for direction and height. After the dry cut she colored my hair and waxed my brows. I got the full treatment! Tonight those straight heavy areas have more curl than ever! I can't stop touching them. Amazing cut! I totally recommend Brooke and KKBB! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-04 17:37:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 6808 ) [912] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 913 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I loved this place. It's fun and homey and Beth was great. She didn't talk too much but was personable, and most importantly, she gave me one of the greatest haircuts I've ever had! As soon as she started cutting my hair dry, I knew this place was legit. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-20 16:43:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3413 ) [913] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 914 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Keri [rating] => 4 [comments] => I'm very particular in the way that people cut and style my hair. Keri did a very good job with cutting my hair and telling me what products she used. I was, however, not completely satisfied with how my hair looked in the end. I think that with curly hair our hair should look natural and free, my hair had the perfect cut but was confined with gel and other products. I don't want my hair to be hard! I want it to be soft! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-22 09:56:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 7752 ) [914] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 915 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love this salon. It's warm, friendly, and fun. Lauren always gives me an excellent cut, either wet or dry. She also knew what the best length would be to get the most out of my curls. And she's given me a lot of great styling tips. These folks know curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-03-08 11:38:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3735 ) [915] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 916 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 5 [comments] => They have a several stylists that have been trained on the deva cut. I wanted the most experienced stylist, a level III. Her name is Lauren, and she was great! She was so knowledgable and knew what to do with the multiple textures on this head (4a,3c,3b). The cut comes with a wash and set style. My curls clumped together nicely. She detangled my hair with her fingers and that is something I really struggle with doing. She was able to reshape my hair without taking away length. I liked the salon experience and a scalp massage before the wash. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-05-09 17:17:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11057 ) [916] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 917 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Up until yesterday I had long curly hair that took many, many, many years to grow. I loved that it was long but I admit that it had no style. I always wore it in a ponytail, barettes,etc which I didn't mind (because I have a very active job running around with kids all day) but I was in search of finding a cut where it could still be long but with some style. I made an appt with Beth after reading rave reviews about her. This was the biggest mistake; I am SO unhappy with the results!!!! I told Beth that I was very nervous about getting it cut!! I agreed to have some length cut and layering as long as it stayed as long as possible and that I could definitely still wear it up. Other than that I told her that I trusted her judgment. My hair was cut so short that I can no longer where it in a ponytail and I am beyond upset!!!! I had plans after the appt but I was so upset and embarrassed that I came right home and canceled all my weekend plans. I have been crying since yesterday and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror :( The worst part is that my hair doesn't grow fast but I'm hoping and praying that this time it might. Wish me luck; I need it! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-10 07:41:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3882 ) [917] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 918 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 5 [comments] => I don't think I've ever had a better haircut. I've been to several salons in the Indianapolis area, and there are a few talented curly hair stylists in the Indianapolis area, but none are Deva trained except for a few at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I decided to go with Lauren because the woman on the phone said she had the most experience, and had been to New York to study at the Deva salon a couple of times. The salon itself is nice, a bit chaotic, but the atmosphere is fun. Lauren started in on my hair with a dry cut. I have fairly long hair, with botticelli curls, that have some waviness in them. Lauren explained really thoroughly why she was cutting the way she was. Lauren really knows what she is talking about. I'm set to go back for a trim in a couple of months. The cut itself was a little pricy, but Lauren said that after one or two trims, and as long as this is the length I want to keep, I'll be able to get down to one hair cut every six months! In the long run, that's much cheaper than going to a slightly cheaper place every 8-10 weeks. This was the first time I've walked out of a salon truly, truly happy with the way my hair looked. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-13 17:28:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11239 ) [918] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 919 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Up until yesterday I had long curly hair that took many, many, many years to grow. I loved that it was long but I admit that it had no style. I always wore it in a ponytail, barrettes, etc which I didn't mind (because I have a very active job running around with kids all day) but I was in search of finding a cut where it could still be long but with some style so I could wear it down if I wanted. I made an appt with Beth after reading rave reviews about her. This was the biggest mistake; I am SO unhappy with the results!!!! I told Beth that I was very nervous about getting it cut!! I agreed to have some length cut and layering as long as it stayed as long as possible and that I could definitely still wear it up. Other than that I told her that I trusted her judgment. My hair was cut so short that I can no longer where it in a ponytail and I am beyond upset!!!! I had plans after the appt but I was so upset and embarrassed that I came right home and canceled all my weekend plans. I have been crying since yesterday and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror :( The worst part is that my hair doesn't grow fast but I'm hoping and praying that this time it might. Wish me luck; I need it! [show_email] => 1 [status] => [created_at] => 2009-04-10 15:02:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3890 ) [919] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 920 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have a combination of curl types in my hair, anywhere from straight pieces to cherub curls. I have struggled to find a good curly hair stylist for years. I didn't find a "good' sylist. I found a GREAT stylist. Caitlyn is friendly, knowledgeable and very good at what she does. She talked to me about the different textures in my hair and walked me through each and every recommended product as she used it. Her styling instructions were invaluable! I was able to replicate the gorgeous, perfect, bouncy curls at home the next day. Because I was a victim of a bad haircut prior to this, it is going to take another cut to get my curls to where they need to be but Caitlin worked wonders with my current hair situation. The bonus is that once we get my curls cut properly, I won't have to have it cut as often either. :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-01-25 09:07:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12377 ) [920] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 921 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Beth really knows what she is talking about! I have been to many stylists in the DC area who really think they are the authority figure to every type of hair especially curly hair. After numerous BAD haircuts I tried Beth and I am transformed. What she says and believes about curly hair completely makes sense. My hair has never looked better and everyone stops me on the street with millions of compliments! I can't argue with that! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-04-30 21:16:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 3975 ) [921] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 922 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 5 [comments] => Saw Caitlin based on a great review from a friend's daughter. Loved the experience! She spent time hearing my problems with my occassional "witch hair". The dry cut method was interesting and makes sense for curly hair. My hair really does look much better - with no extra poofiness I sometimes experience :) I will definitely be back! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-02-05 06:11:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12423 ) [922] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 923 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => There's only one way to describe my hair after fiddleheads: ridiculous frizz bob. I did everything O was supposed to do: I did my hair this morning, left it down, and showed up on time. She sat me in the chair and, rather than starting a cut, she began raking her fingers through my hair, making my hair really big and separating the curls. There were no curls left to guide her cut, which is very much necessary for a true curly girl cut rather, a mass of frizz that was easily five times the volume of my normal hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-08 19:26:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4011 ) [923] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 924 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 5 [comments] => I recently had a great experience at the salon Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and would recommend it to anyone who has curly hair and needs a spectacular haircut to take advantage of the their curls. Lauren sat with me at the beginning of the appointment and told me about herself and then listened to me to make certain that she knew what I wanted in the way of a hairstyle. She cut my hair dry so that she could see how my hair was reacting to the cut and she told me what she was going to do before she did any cutting. Lauren has educated herself in the best method to cut curly hair and has also had extensive training. Her assistant washed my hair and explained every step and told me about each product as she used it. Lauren then styled my hair and made certain that I knew what she was doing so that I could replicate the steps at home. She presented the products but there was no hard sell to convince me to purchase items. Everyone in the salon was very friendly, made me feel comfortable and welcome and I am looking forward to returning! Thank you Lauren. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-03-08 17:58:00 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12580 ) [924] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 925 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently moved to the DC area from Florida and was excited to try a salon specializing in curly hair. I was disappointed. My hair was so frizzy when I left I was embarrassed to ride the bus home. I put my hair in a bun as soon as I left. I met with Lauren before scheduling my appointment to explain what I wanted. I have 3c hair that is normally cut dry. However, once a year, I like the split ends trimmed with a wet cut, followed by shaping with a dry cut. I told her I would pay extra if necessary since it takes more time to cut both wet and dry. She seemed to understand curly hair and said she could cut my hair as described. The day of the appointment I found out that Lauren schedules one-hour appointments and then you are out the door. There is no way to consult, wash, cut, style, dry and shape long 3c hair in that time. I thought, she'll probably put me under a drier after my appointment and then shape my hair with a dry cut in between appointments. That didn't happen. She shaped my hair during the wet cut, unbeknown to me! Now I am back to triangle hair with a distinct shelf in the back, two things Lauren agreed we were trying to avoid. My hair also appears to be different lengths in the back since the curls dry differently. I do not trust Lauren to fix my hair. I will wait until my hair grows out and find someone else. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-07-31 17:34:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4392 ) [925] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 926 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 5 [comments] => I took my 9-year-old daughter in to see Lauren after reading the reviews on this website, and I was not disappointed. My daughter's hair is amazingly curly (mine is wavy at best) and I've been at my wit's end trying to figure out how to make it look good, even with all the suggestions I've been reading. Lauren showed us a routine that works on my daughter's hair and, for the first time ever, my daughter's hair was frizz-free! All the girls were amazing, and Lauren was super helpful. We will definitely be returning. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-04-07 20:24:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12777 ) [926] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 927 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => Can't say enough good things about Beth! She's bobbed my hair, carved a new look for long locks, and is an AMAZING colorist. How do I know? I get stopped constantly--on the metro, at work, and on the sidewalks of Georgetown---to get asked who cuts my hair. Seriously. That never happened in my life until she took over my hair. I'll never go to another stylist in DC again. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-09-19 21:36:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 4629 ) [927] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 928 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] => Where do I start? Lauren is AMAZING. I have curly, frizzy biracial hair that I have spent 21 years trying to figure out. I've tried serums, oils, straighteners, relaxers... everything, and I've never been happy with my hair. When I walked out of KKBB salon today, for the first time, I felt beautiful and loved my curly hair. I haven't been able to stop looking in the mirror, I can't believe my curly hair actually looks happy, healthy and GORGEOUS! Lauren is literally full of great ideas to make curly hair fun and they are all techniques that I feel confident that I can replicate again at home. Lauren made sure to let me know that if I had any questions at all to not hesitate to call her...very friendly and genuine receptionist and I seriously can't say enough good things about this salon. A lot of the stylists had tattoos, so people who find those offensive should probably get over it because this salon is a real gem! Today was life-changing, I feel like a beautiful whole new curly girl... Thank you so much Lauren and the rest of the KKBB staff!!!!!!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-05-07 15:30:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12893 ) [928] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 929 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am very happy with my hair after Beth cut my curly(and frizzy)hair. I got nice comments from people. They asked me where I got my haircut. Of course, I recommended Beth to them. One of them came back to me and thanked me for recommending Beth. Beth really took time and explained to me how to take care of my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-01-26 10:51:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 5215 ) [929] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 930 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] => Where do I start? Lauren is AMAZING. I have curly, frizzy biracial hair that I have spent 21 years trying to figure out. I've tried serums, oils, straighteners, relaxers... everything, and I've never been happy with my hair. When I walked out of KKBB salon today, for the first time, I felt beautiful and loved my curly hair. I haven't been able to stop looking in the mirror, I can't believe my curly hair actually looks happy, healthy and GORGEOUS! Lauren greeted me right on time for my appointment and was very friendly and immediately offered me a beverage. The entire time she explained exactly what she was doing, what products she was using and why and I never questioned her for a second. I hadn't had a hair cut in five years prior to Lauren (couldn't find anyone that could cut curly hair!) and in an hour and a half, my hair went from scraggly, uneven, dry curls to bouncy, light, vivacious curls. Lauren is literally full of great ideas to make curly hair fun and they are all techniques that I feel confident that I can replicate again at home. Lauren made sure to let me know that if I had any questions at all to not hesitate to call her, which was very comforting. I left with DevaCurl No-Poo, DevaCurl One Condtion and DevaCurl Styling Cream but I didn't feel pressured at all to purchase them. They have a great 2 week 100% satisfaction guarantee where after 2 weeks, if you don't love the products you can bring them back for a refund. I feel confident I will not be returning my DevaCurl products, I really love how they smell and the way my hair looks when I use them. The entire staff at KKBB was great... very friendly and genuine receptionist and I seriously can't say enough good things about this salon. A lot of the stylists had tattoos, so people who find those offensive should probably get over it because this salon is a real gem! Today was life-changing, I feel like a beautiful whole new curly girl... Thank you so much Lauren and the rest of the KKBB staff!!!!!!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-05-07 15:31:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12894 ) [930] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 931 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 0 [comments] => This was my third haircut at Fiddleheads. I am generally satisfied with the haircuts I get there. I told Beth I wanted a trim with some layers 3-4 inches) and I end up leaving with more like 7 inches cut off. The haircut didn't leave me super happy, but it is still much better than any haircut I have gotten anywhere else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-05-22 09:28:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 5842 ) [931] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 932 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] => Where do I start? Lauren is AMAZING. I have curly, frizzy biracial hair that I have spent 21 years trying to figure out. I've tried serums, oils, straighteners, relaxers... everything, and I've never been happy with my hair. When I walked out of KKBB salon today, for the first time, I felt beautiful and loved my curly hair. I haven't been able to stop looking in the mirror, I can't believe my curly hair actually looks happy, healthy and GORGEOUS! Lauren greeted me right on time for my appointment and was very friendly and immediately offered me a beverage. The entire time she explained exactly what she was doing, what products she was using and why and I never questioned her for a second. I hadn't had a hair cut in five years prior to Lauren (couldn't find anyone that could cut curly hair!) and in an hour and a half, my hair went from scraggly, uneven, dry curls to bouncy, light, vivacious curls. Lauren is literally full of great ideas to make curly hair fun and they are all techniques that I feel confident that I can replicate again at home. Lauren made sure to let me know that if I had any questions at all to not hesitate to call her, which was very comforting. I left with DevaCurl No-Poo, DevaCurl One Condtion and DevaCurl Styling Cream but I didn't feel pressured at all to purchase them. They have a great 2 week 100% satisfaction guarantee where after 2 weeks, if you don't love the products you can bring them back for a refund. I feel confident I will not be returning my DevaCurl products, I really love how they smell and the way my hair looks when I use them. The entire staff at KKBB was great... very friendly and genuine receptionist and I seriously can't say enough good things about this salon. A lot of the stylists had tattoos, so people who find those offensive should probably get over it because this salon is a real gem! Today was life-changing, I feel like a beautiful whole new curly girl... Thank you so much Lauren and the rest of the KKBB staff!!!!!!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-05-07 15:31:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12895 ) [932] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 933 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 5 [comments] => Beth is the best! She asked me what I had in mind, gave me a relaxed, unrushed and thoughtful consultation, we agreed on an approach and then she did EXACTLY what she said she would do. Which just happened to be exactly what I wanted. Wow! She also showed me how to recreate my style at home and wrote down all the products she used, but didn't pressure me in any way to purchase them. She cut my hair dry and it looked unbelievably good. I literally danced out. It was a great experience from beginning to end. It's a very cool shop- almost like a studio: lots of interesting art and wonderful light. Everyone in the shop is relaxed and very welcoming. I loved talking to Beth as well as to the young woman who washed my hair and gave me a great massage as well. I mention this all in relation to Beth because she's the owner and she sets and maintains the tone. I'm a 2b and 60 with lots of gray streaks... no denying the age...not that I would. But I've been to other 'cool' salons in and around DC and some of the stylists have been very aloof. Like I don't fit their image of what their clients should be. And I've come out with a haircut that's....well ...' curly grandma' best describes it. So to be welcomed, mutually decide on a haircut with my stylist, and get that haircut. Very very good. That was about a month ago and my hair still looks great. I can't say enough good things about Beth! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-25 13:42:14 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 7890 ) [933] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 934 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have spend decades fighting my curly hair, trying to make it what it wasn't. Lauren's expertise and understanding of different types of curls has helped me love my hair and embrace the uniqueness. I wouldn't dream of going to another stylist, nor would I ever wish for another type of hair now thanks to Lauren. I love me hair, the fact that its like no one else's, and that I have an expert cutting it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-05-11 18:16:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12926 ) [934] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 935 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vickie [rating] => 4 [comments] => Im a college student, and I was excited for Vickie to give me the Deva Cut on my Black/Hispanic curly hair. She's South Asian with bone straight black hair, so I had my doubts, but for the most part, she proved me wrong! Vickie did a nice job. I went from longish medium to shortish medium in length, and I was very happy with the results. A bit pricey: it was about 70$ My only tiny complaint is that Vickie left my left a bit too long in the front. Still, it's the one of the best haircuts I've ever had [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-02-15 21:25:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 8536 ) [935] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 936 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] => Lauren is a wonderful stylist and is great for those with super curly hair or those like me, who can go either straight, wavy, or curly! She keeps up to date with all of the recent curly hair techniques, and is truly passionate about giving you the best look. Also super friendly and a very genuine, kind person. The rest of the staff is super friendly too, and they have a lot of great products to offer without being overtly pushy about insisting you buy them. Love the salon, and absolutely love Lauren! I have been booking appointments with her for quite some time and have never left the salon disappointed. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-05-12 13:11:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 12929 ) [936] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 937 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 1 [comments] => After reading several reviews, I decided to book an appointment at Fiddleheads. It's a salon in DC catered to curly heads. Now, I was a little skeptical but after I saw how CUTE one girls hair came out, I was convinced! So, I initially wanted my appointment with the owner, Beth, but she was unavailable. So, I made an appointment with Vicki, who also has pretty good reviews on naturally curly.com and yelp. When making my appointment, I told them my hair texture (3c) and they said all the stylists were familiar with all hair types. When I arrived at the salon, I was greeted in a timely manner and offered coffee. The salon was very clean and everyone was very nice. When I sat in Vicki's chair, I showed her a picture of how I wanted my hair. I haven't had a perm since June 2010 and cut off my relaxer ends in May 2011 and I have 3C and bits of 4a type hair. So, right now I am kind of in an "in-between" stage (or that awkward stage some of you call it). She said she would need to cut off too much if I really wanted it like the picture. So, I told her that was fine don't cut then but I feel that my hair has no personality and I just want a shape or layers. I really desired some sort of layers in the back and she said she could do that. She commented that my ends were very healthy and i wouldn't need to take off very much. So, everything is all good when she is trimming. She is very careful and taking her time. We chat a little about my hair concerns (frizz). This is where I grew hesitant: She washed my hair and then used Deva One Conditioner as a styler. I sat under the hairdryer and the end results looked a hot mess. One side of my hair was longer than the other. Beth, the owner, came over and was telling Vicki all the things that she needed/should have done. Vicki basically said she wasn't doing my hair anymore and Beth TOLD her that she needed to at least fix the piece that she didn't do right. And Vicki fixed it but said she wasn't doing anymore because I was already "unhappy." My hair was dry, matted, and a mess. In reflecting back on my experience, I think the problem wasn't so much the trim but the styling. 3c hair needs to be styled differently than 3a or 2c. I would have thought a licensed hairstylist would have known that. I would only recommend this salon to someone with 2c, 3a hair. It's definitely not for anyone with 3c hair __________________ [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-04 07:46:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11178 ) [937] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 938 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 5 [comments] => If you have curly hair, I cannot recommend Caitlin highly enough. I walked in with an unmanageable tangled mess of hair & a lifetime of curly hair hang-ups and walked out with the best haircut I have ever had & a head full of beautiful defined curls I didn't even know I had. Caitlin patiently listened to my hair woes, put me at ease and went to work. I also received a tutorial in exactly how to care for my curls and recreate the look at home. I now know I have three different types of curls which require feeding and nurturing. An hour with Caitlin has proved to be life-changing as I was on the cusp of finally giving up and cutting my hair down to tight crop (and well worth the 3 hour drive to the salon.) Run, don't walk! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-14 15:13:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13058 ) [938] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 939 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 5 [comments] => 3 c hair here, and I must say that Vicky always does a fantastic job. She is attentive and knowledgeable. Everyone is extremely warm and friendly. I highly recommend Fiddleheads! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-18 17:41:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11273 ) [939] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 940 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 5 [comments] => I'm not from Fishers but needed a haircut for an upcoming family function. I searched DevaCurl's website and found Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, called and got an appointment the same day. Caitlyn was my stylist and she was GREAT!! I have had quite a few curly cuts, so I know the whole process and what to expect. Caitlyn outdid herself! She explained all the steps very clearly. She took my frumpy hair that was WAY overdue for a cut and turned it into a fantastic look. She explained the whole curly cutting and conditioning process better than any stylist I have ever had and I live in a big city! I left feeling completely rejuvenated. Thank you Caitlyn! I have never had a better haircut ! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-07-10 20:10:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13159 ) [940] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 941 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 4 [comments] => I reviewed Fiddleheads a while back, if I remember correctly. I was recently there again, and I have to say - as far as this area goes, Fiddleheads - and Vicky - are the best place for my wild 3c curls. When I went a couple weeks ago, it was the first time in a long while. I told Vicky that I needed at least all the dead ends cut and then something more fun and summery. I actually wasn't too pleased with the first result. I called within 3 days of that cut to let them know and to see if they would do anything to make it up to me. Vicky offered for me to come back the next day at no extra charge. At a time where I feel customer service is at an all time low, it means a lot to find a salon/stylist who still puts her customer first. Vicky's a lovely woman who knows her way around a head of curls. After the second visit, my bouncy summery look is in effect! Turns out, Vicky was being conservative the first time - she didn't realize how short I was willing to go. I say, go to Fiddleheads and ask for Vicky. Just make sure you have a clear idea of what you want so that she will make it happen for you the first time! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-06-28 07:25:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 11313 ) [941] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 942 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Caitlin [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have the pleaseure of meeting Laren D @ our Meet up event made and appoinment. Unfortunately I had to cancel. The appoinment with Caitlin was very nice. The staff was friendly, she walked me through everything she was doing. Gave me all the information on the Deva Care products. With no pressure to purchase. I actually had to return to the salon for a trim, this was done at no charge . I would definately recommend Caitlin Or Lauren . Blessings [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-10-24 20:38:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13557 ) [942] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 943 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 5 [comments] => Vicky hooked me 3c /3b hair up! I walked out with shiny and DEFINED curls and I was getting compliments galore! I walked in with long curly hair and my instructions were to keep my side bangs but trim them up but just cut my hair off ( i was tired of long hair). I ended up with a layerd curly fun bob for the summer. This is the best cut I have ever had and I highly recommend seeing Vicky for sure! Best price around in the DMV also. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-06-01 20:21:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13004 ) [943] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 944 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have had dozens of curly cuts in multiple states and Lauren is far and above the best of them all. Instead of just randomly throwing on some Deva products she actually took the time to listen to my troubles and pick things that work for my specific hair challenges. I always come out the salon with the most gorgeous curls I could ever imagine. Her cuts are great and they last 6 months so you don't have to spend a fortune on trims. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? YES! I'm moving to a different city in a few weeks, but you better believe I'll be back in Indy every 6 months for a cut with Lauren. I wouldn't trust anyone else! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-01-28 19:04:34 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13888 ) [944] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 945 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 5 [comments] => Vicky hooked me 3c /3b hair up! I walked out with shiny and DEFINED curls and I was getting compliments galore! I walked in with long curly hair and my instructions were to keep my side bangs but trim them up but just cut my hair off ( i was tired of long hair). I ended up with a layerd curly fun bob for the summer. This is the best cut I have ever had and I highly recommend seeing Vicky for sure! Best price around in the DMV also. [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2013-06-01 20:27:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13005 ) [945] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 946 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

After years of hearing my daughter (16 yrs old) complain about her extreme curls (3B) and the lack of style/control she had over her hair, I was finally about to give into the request of a straightener.  I read all of the reviews on the different straighteners and decided the only option was a zero chemical straightener.  During my search for options of salons I ran across the site Naturallycurly.com and found, what I believed to be, a better option and my last attempt at keeping my teenage daughter happy and with healthy hair.  

Lauren's reviews were outstanding and I wanted to try and give a new style a shot with her prior to the straightening route.  We were in luck that an appt had opened up right before my call and I believed that was fate!  We were in same day....when does that ever happen.  

She explained every thing she was doing and why, took the time to show my daughter what the difference in cutting the hair dry can do for curly hair cuts, and then taught her about the products she was using and the best way to use them to style her new haircut.  She kept the long length, which was very important to my daughter, but changed the style for the better...ten fold.   The style truly fits her face and is gorgeous.  Her curls have never looked so defined and healthy.  She walked out with a smile I have not seen in years after a haircut and she is still smiling a day later about her hair.  

I recommend Lauren to anyone who has curly locks.  She is outstanding and I am thoroughly impressed. She spent over 2 hrs cutting my daughters hair and the next cut is not for 6 months.  Here we were getting haircuts every 7 wks.  Her fee was beyond reasonable and a 6 month haircut will save me so much in the long run.  Lauren exudes a passion for curly hair and it shows in her work.  I also have extremely curly hair and cannot wait to get onto her schedule as well.  Outstanding experience.  Thank you.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-07-24 19:13:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 14464 ) [946] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 947 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Vicky [rating] => 5 [comments] => Vicky hooked me 3c /3b hair up! I walked out with shiny and DEFINED curls and I was getting compliments galore! I walked in with long curly hair and my instructions were to keep my side bangs but trim them up but just cut my hair off ( i was tired of long hair). I ended up with a layerd curly fun bob for the summer. This is the best cut I have ever had and I highly recommend seeing Vicky for sure! Best price around in the DMV also. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2013-06-01 20:28:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 13006 ) [947] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 948 [salon_id] => 158 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Kay [rating] => 5 [comments] =>

Lauren Kay is the best hair stylist I have ever seen in my whole 25yrs of being a curly head. This is the first time I have got a deva cut and I felt so comfortable with her. She made me feel at ease even though I was so nervous about getting my hair cut since I have had so many stylist mess it up. The salon was nice with very nice staff, but Lauren Kay really made my day. I feel like I actually have someone to lean on when it comes to my curly hair now. She was so informative on what products to use and when. Where has she been all my life. If you want someone to cut or style your curly hair Lauren Kay is the master! Thanks again for making my hair even more beautiful Lauren you rock!

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2014-10-23 11:02:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 14633 ) [948] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 949 [salon_id] => 154 [user_id] => [stylist] => Beth [rating] => 1 [comments] =>

Unimpressive service. 35 minutes into my appointment, I was sat under the diffuser and my stylist Beth disappeared. After 25 minutes had passed, I walked downstairs and Beth was on her phone. I won't be returning and would not recommend.

[show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2017-05-12 15:31:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 16140 ) [949] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 950 [salon_id] => 159 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jacqueline [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jacqueline is absolutely amazing (though not cheap--expect to pay $125 for a cut). She has curly hair, though she straightens it most of the time. She knew exactly how to play with the geometry of the cut to make my curls lay properly, and showed me how to twist it while it's wet to make it look sleeker and professional, while still very curly. I am soooooooooooooo happy with my cut! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-12 12:45:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 503 ) [950] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 951 [salon_id] => 159 [user_id] => [stylist] => All Stylists [rating] => 5 [comments] => La Costa Resort and Spa now features The Salon at La Costa (no longer Yamaguchi Salon). The Salon at La Costa has been re-introduced as a full-service salon that mirrors the spa philosophy with its commitment to the elements of nature. La Costa Resort and Spa has partnered with local Carlsbad hair care company, Eufora, to provide guests with all natural products reflecting the nature theme. For more details or to make an appointment, please visit http://www.lacosta.com/Salon-lacosta.aspx [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-11-14 13:14:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 9980 ) [951] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 952 [salon_id] => 159 [user_id] => [stylist] => All Stylists [rating] => 5 [comments] => La Costa Resort and Spa now features The Salon at La Costa (no longer Yamaguchi Salon). The Salon at La Costa has been re-introduced as a full-service salon that mirrors the spa philosophy with its commitment to the elements of nature. La Costa Resort and Spa has partnered with local Carlsbad hair care company, Eufora, to provide guests with all natural products reflecting the nature theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lacosta.com/Salon-lacosta.aspx [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-11-14 13:16:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 9981 ) [952] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 953 [salon_id] => 159 [user_id] => [stylist] => Marc Malson [rating] => 5 [comments] => La Costa Resort and Spa now features The Salon at La Costa (no longer Yamaguchi Salon). The Salon at La Costa has been re-introduced as a full-service salon that mirrors the spa philosophy with its commitment to the elements of nature. La Costa Resort and Spa has partnered with local Carlsbad hair care company, Eufora, to provide guests with all natural products reflecting the nature theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lacosta.com/Salon-lacosta.aspx [show_email] => 0 [status] => [created_at] => 2011-11-14 13:17:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 9982 ) [953] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 954 [salon_id] => 160 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lauren was the stylist that used to work in Angels and Cowboys. She not only knows about curly hair she love to work with it. I had the best experience of my life in a hair salon, Thanks!!!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-10 18:09:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:35 [legacy_review_id] => 111 ) [954] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 955 [salon_id] => 160 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lauren is a great stylist. She is also very encouraging when I am discouraged with my frizzy locks! When I leave her a frantic message for advice on what to do with my unruly curls she calls me back right away with tips on how to calm the situation. She is the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-03 13:27:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 735 ) [955] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 956 [salon_id] => 160 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => Lauren is a great stylist. She is also very encouraging when I am discouraged with my frizzy locks! When I leave her a frantic message for advice on what to do with my unruly curls she calls me back right away with tips on how to calm the situation. She is the best! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-03 13:28:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 736 ) [956] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 957 [salon_id] => 160 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lauren Dixon [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've spent most of my life mystified by people who said they wish they could get their hair to look the way it does when they walk out of the salon. I had Lauren cut my hair on a recommendation from a friend. The great things people are saying about her couldn't be more true. I was almost giddy when I left the salon. She is what every girl wants in a stylist, someone truly knowledgeable about hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-31 09:44:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 825 ) [957] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 958 [salon_id] => 161 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jessica [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jessica did a great job on my cut and color. She has curly hair herself and definitely knows what she's doing. She styles with tons of leave-in conditioner and cuts wet to dry. If you are super strict CG, she uses tons of tigi bed head products which I think have a lot of cones. My hair looks great I highly reccomend her! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-11 08:31:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 368 ) [958] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 959 [salon_id] => 162 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brenda [rating] => 0 [comments] => I recently went from having long hair to just above my shoulders. It has been difficult for me to find a good hair stylist for my curly hair. I called this salon and asked for someone who is good with curly hair and they recommended Brenda. She did an excellent job on the cut and the color so I highly recommend her!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-27 20:03:02 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 816 ) [959] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 960 [salon_id] => 162 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brenda [rating] => 0 [comments] => i have never left a salon in my life with a good haircut. i went to salon rispoli and i found it to be the best decision i have ever made. the whole entire staff was very professional and the salon had that relaxed feeling. brenda was so attentive to what issues i have with my hair and she took the time to show me how to style it with the deva curl products. i got to say, she really seemed to know her stuff!!! she mentioned she went to nyc to be certified by the devashon proffesionals. i love my new cut!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-15 20:38:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3020 ) [960] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 961 [salon_id] => 163 [user_id] => [stylist] => Wendy Tholen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Wendy is the BEST! She also has naturally curly hair and really listens to what your concerns are and works with you to solve them. She is AWESOME with color for curly hair too!! I have been going to her for 8 years and she really cares and takes her time with me. I don't know what I would do without her. I have been a time or two to other salons when I was out of town, but I haven't been able to find another stylist like Wendy. She also does beautiful make-up and hair for weddings. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-11 19:39:21 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1834 ) [961] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 962 [salon_id] => 162 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brenda [rating] => 0 [comments] => The first time I went to Salon Rispoli was for a friends wedding. I got lucky enough to have Brenda. Today was my second time with her and it was great. I love her. She listened and understood what I wanted. I got the best haircut I've had for quite awhile. :-) She also has wavy/curly hair and knows how to cut it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-03-14 23:52:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3767 ) [962] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 963 [salon_id] => 164 [user_id] => [stylist] => Kelly [rating] => 0 [comments] => Kelly is amazing! I walked into the salon to have the manager come and greet me ( little did I know that kelly was infact the manager). We started talking about my hair and she had all the wisdom in the world about curly hair. When she told me that she had curly hair. I didn't believe her because her hair was so straight, she then wet a section of her hair down and said "See my hair is curly." I was so happy to know that a sylist with curl was actually cutting my hair. I would recommend anyone to go to her. she's knows whats shes talking about, or as she puts it "takes one curly head to understand another." [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-08-01 21:31:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1675 ) [963] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 964 [salon_id] => 162 [user_id] => [stylist] => Brenda [rating] => 0 [comments] => I don't know what to say. I read the review and went about two weeks ago. I was thrilled with the atmosphere and courtesy of the receptionist staff. Brenda herself was nice and I love the products she used. But this is one of the few times I ever had a complaint after the cut. My hair sticks up weird in the back and I didn't notice this until after when her styling/diffusing no longer held the shape she put it in. I'm not wholly satisfied and while I like the place, I don't love it enough to shell out that much cash for a simple cut. Don't hate it. I'll just say "meh". [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-05-20 18:53:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 4056 ) [964] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 965 [salon_id] => 165 [user_id] => [stylist] => Avin [rating] => 0 [comments] => The salon is in the village of Claremont , california. Avin isn't talkative, but she gave me the only haircut i ever had that i liked, and listened to what i wanted. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-31 19:39:28 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 81 ) [965] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 966 [salon_id] => 166 [user_id] => [stylist] => Eddie Ortiz [rating] => 0 [comments] => Eddie was positive, encouraging and efficient and I really enjoyed my time with him in the salon. I felt confident about his expertise and am happy that he recommended that I grow my fine, curly hair longer and recommended some products for me to use while keeping it in condition. Finally, I'm happy with my cut and definitely plan to go back next time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-30 13:53:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 963 ) [966] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 967 [salon_id] => 166 [user_id] => [stylist] => Eddie Ortiz [rating] => 0 [comments] => First off, he is not a curly hair specialist. While it is not the worst haircut I have ever had it is not the best. He just wanted to straighten it or dry it when I said I wanted to work with my curls. I have very good even uniform spiral curls. I just needed a few inches cut off for frizz control. Second if you value your long hair do not go!!! I have finally stopped crying over the loss of my long beautiful curls (mostly). I am SICK over the loss of my hair. He showed me where he wanted to cut it to & it is a good 6 inches shorter. Ugh, I am disgusted. When I left I looked like I had some frizz from hell action in the back like I have never seen. I got to my car & poured a bottle of water over my head & combed it out. Waste of money and now my hair is gone. DO NOT GO HERE PLEASE! You will be sorry. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-03 17:39:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1564 ) [967] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 968 [salon_id] => 166 [user_id] => [stylist] => Eddie [rating] => 0 [comments] => Its true, Eddie has to be told more than once NOT to cut your hair short or he just loikes to snip. He does like to blow it out straight, you just have to tell him NO. I went to him for years b/c he got my hait back in shape froma nsaty cut. He is very good with direction! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-03 19:20:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2538 ) [968] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 969 [salon_id] => 167 [user_id] => [stylist] => lisa [rating] => 0 [comments] => I cannot beleive i found her. Lisa is the best with curly hair. I used to only get my hair cut once a year and was so afrid of what it was going to look like in the end. It is really hard to find a styist who understands that if you cut an inch it shriks up two!! She is trendy and will give you a great cut. Salon Utopia is an aveda salon and when you walk in it smells devine. Everyone there is soooo friendly and you cannot wait to go back again and again. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-05 18:41:56 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1808 ) [969] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 970 [salon_id] => 167 [user_id] => [stylist] => Cassy [rating] => 0 [comments] => This Aveda salon serves as a training facility for students. There are three levels of stylist and the price varies by each. Cassy was a junior stylist. She was awesome. I had my hair cut into layers and straightened. I felt very comfortable with her and she handled my hair very well. I was very pleased with the results. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-21 18:30:40 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3686 ) [970] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 971 [salon_id] => 168 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenny [rating] => 0 [comments] => Wow, not only was it a relief to find Jenny but she has the most amazing curls. I moved here from New York and I've been the Devachan as well as Ouidad and of the three stylist who trained with Lorraine in the Kansas City area, Jenny was the most knowledgeable. She really helped me adapt with the changes of weather in the city and I love my haircut. It was such a nice relief to have a curly girl who didn't straighten their own curls! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-06-08 21:15:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 423 ) [971] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 972 [salon_id] => 169 [user_id] => [stylist] => miana [rating] => 0 [comments] => i loved the way i was pampered and the great phyto products that were used!i'll be loyal forever! charity [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-22 19:58:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 317 ) [972] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 973 [salon_id] => 168 [user_id] => [stylist] => Jenny [rating] => 0 [comments] => Jenny is awesome! I have followed her around town because there is no one better. She has curly hair, and has been trained to cut curly hair. She understands all of the quirks to curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-18 15:33:45 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2592 ) [973] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 974 [salon_id] => 170 [user_id] => [stylist] => Eddie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I also went to Eddie after finding he was recommended on this site. I found that he didn't understand anything about cutting (or styling) curly hair. Instead of focusing on cutting my hair he was more interested in trying to sell me some "herbal" product he was pitching. My hair was a huge ball of frizz by the time I left the salon. I immediately went home to make an appointment (needless to say, with someone else) to have the "mess" recut. I would strongly discourage anyone considering his services to keep looking! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-25 13:08:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1890 ) [974] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 975 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel. [rating] => 0 [comments] => Raquel gave me the best haircut I have ever had. I have thick, curly, frizzy, multiracial hair. She layered it in a special technique that makes my hair lose and flowy. She alos gave me a gentle relaxing treatment that has made my curls soft and manageable. She's very professional, and really knows curly hair. I am so exited about having found her through this site. Thanks so much! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-01-26 08:45:12 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 29 ) [975] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 976 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => First of all, thanks to all the posts on this site, as I would never have found this stylist without you. I was getting my hair cut by a Ouidad stylist, and then I moved away 1 1/2 years ago. I've been scared to death to let anyone even trim my hair. Finally, I couldn't stand my hair anymore, found this site, and likewise ended up finding Raquel. She has the patience of a saint. I had a hell of a lot of hair to cut after 1 1/2 years, plus I am 49, old, and ornery, hahahaha...(had way too many bad experiences). Anyway, she did what appeared to be a great job, but as all of you know...the real truth comes out after you go home and wash your hair for the first time. So, that's what I did, hahaha. Got home after Raquel cut it, and I washed my hair, and...it looks great. No more worries for me, I finally found someone in Fort Myers who can cut my difficult curly hair. Oh...and did I mention that she has the patience of a saint ? ;P [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-28 19:11:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1658 ) [976] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 977 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I would like to thank Raquel at "The Rock" for giving me a great haircut & style. She explained everything that she was going to do to my hair before she cut it and she was very gentle with me. I would recommend her to everyone with naturally curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-30 20:33:07 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2645 ) [977] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 978 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I was always a curl rebel: I fought with my curls, tried to straighten, feather, smooth, etc. But now, since discovering Raquel at The Rock, with a great haircut, excellent styling guidance, and the "right" products, I am in curl nirvana with my hair. Embracing my curl has made my hair so much easier to style, and I feel it's more fashionable that it has ever been. I am always singing the praises of Raquel to friends (and strangers!) who have curl. She is everything you want in a stylist... she listens, she plays with your hair to see what it can (or can't) "do," and she has great instincts about what will work specifically for your lifestyle/personal style. I've never been happier with a stylist! (As if you hadn't already figured THAT out!) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-09-24 06:00:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3060 ) [978] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 979 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => Raquel is truly a Curly-hair expert. She has studied with some of the big names in the Curly hair industry, and she knows the tricks to give a great haircut. My 3a hair has never looked better! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-11-08 19:08:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 4882 ) [979] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 980 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I visited The Rock on 2/18/09 and I felt very welcomed. Raquel cut my curly,kinky hair and I love it!! The style is perfect, exactly as I had explained how I wanted my hair to look. The next day, I just sprayed my hair with some leave in conditioner, added a little gel and my hair looked great!! I have received many compliments and have given the directions so many times to The Rock. I feel like mapquest. I will never hesitate to go back and trust Raquel with my curls. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-02-19 13:39:23 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 5362 ) [980] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 981 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => Raquel cut my hair in the spring of 2010 and did a fantastic job. I was overdue for a haircut while visiting Fort Myers and decided to give The Rock a try. Raquel talked to me to make sure she knew what I wanted before she started. She really took her time and cut my hair while it was dry, curl by curl. She did a great job, and the style grew out well and lasted a long time. I would recommend Raquel to anybody with curly hair who may have suffered bad haircuts elsewhere in the past - you will walk out of the salon happy! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-20 16:37:43 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 6598 ) [981] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 982 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 0 [comments] => I moved to Florida about 8 years ago. I've had trouble finding someone who understood how to cut curly hair. I saw the review on here for Raquel and decided to give her a try. She was fantastic. She cut my hair dry. cut each individual curl one at a time. I am so happy with my hair cut. I would recommend Raquel to anyone who has curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-22 15:03:16 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 6761 ) [982] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 983 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel Wolter [rating] => 5 [comments] => Raquel understands curly & wavy hair. She knows how to give it the best cut as well as how to color it. She also is a good listener. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-30 16:24:50 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 7191 ) [983] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 984 [salon_id] => 172 [user_id] => [stylist] => Ellie Yates [rating] => 0 [comments] => Amazing stylist! She uses the best products, never over cuts your hair, listens to your needs and is a complete perfectionist! Ellie is a curly gal herself and so who better to know?20 Years experience, you won't be dissapointed!!! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-09-28 02:08:06 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 721 ) [984] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 985 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 5 [comments] => Raquel is a talented stylist and has the ability to truly listen to the customer. She took her time in examining my difficult hair and after discussing the look I wanted, I was given a precision hair cut. I highly recommend Raquel to others in the Fort Myers area. In addition the full service salon offers top-notch products, and has a friendly atmosphere. My family have also visited with other stylists at The Rock for color and cuts everyone leaves their appointment looking beautiful! Check it out:) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-06 09:17:54 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 8830 ) [985] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 986 [salon_id] => 171 [user_id] => [stylist] => Raquel [rating] => 2 [comments] => Went to have my 3b hair cut by Raquel. I had gone there once before, back a few years. Then, she cut my hair wet. This time, she cut my hair dry. It was a shorter cut. I explained, very thoroughly, what I wanted my cut to be. She listened and did ask questions. HOWEVER, when it ws all over, my hair was not cut as I had explained or as we had agreed. And, with the dry cutting, there were so many "uneven, dangly" pieces. And, it was not shaped really well. I ended up deciding not to go back to her to have it fixed because I thought that would be a poor idea. But, I did have to go to a much cheaper salon to have it corrected -- which ended up making my hair truly shorter than I had wanted. But, I could not cope with the pieces and poor shape. Also feel that her attitude differed from last time. Maybe too many great reviews have been her demise??! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-04-06 16:40:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 8835 ) [986] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 987 [salon_id] => 173 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sara Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love this salon! I only trust Sara with my hair and only have used her for many years now...i recommend her to anyone with curly hair! - ashley [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-09-26 15:10:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1897 ) [987] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 988 [salon_id] => 173 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sara Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => Even though Sara is skilled at cutting curly hair, I didn't have a good experience. I am not a chatty person and I don't like it when people push their products. I like to focus on what an stylist is doing in order to determine whether I'll be coming back. I find talk unrelated to the care and styling of curly hair to be quite distracting. I wont be going back to the Enchanted Salon. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-01-22 15:50:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3560 ) [988] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 989 [salon_id] => 173 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sara Bell [rating] => 0 [comments] => I moved about two years ago, and I had been avoiding getting haircuts here in the States because a curl expert who gave me a haircut that was wider than it was long had traumatized me - not my thing at all. Anyways, I knew I had to get a new haircut the moment my hair went from shoulder length to mid-back and begun to look like a hut. I searched intensely for a salon that fit my budget and curly needs (I have 3a curls), and I must say I'm really glad I found Sara! I just gave her a picture of what I DIDN'T want and she turned my hut into pretty curls and even set me up with a bottle of product and great advise :) I'll definitely be back for my upcoming curly experiments! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-08-14 08:23:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 4444 ) [989] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 990 [salon_id] => 174 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bryan Blair [rating] => 0 [comments] => Bryan is great with curly hair. He understands how curly hair "shrinks" so he doesn't cut it too short. I would highly recommend him especially if you're looking for a change. I went to him almost 10 years ago for the first time and he recommended I let my curly hair curl naturally (I'd been pulling them straight for ever). We had to patiently let my hair grow long enough for the curls to hang and curl but he did a great job providing me with encouragment and patience for the process to come about. After hating my hair all my life, Bryan provided me with a haircut that I love. I never thought I'd like my curly hair but I do. Such freedom!! Now when it rains I don't cry because I have to go out and expose my frizzy hair to the world, but now it's okay because the rain just enhances my curls. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-18 08:01:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 519 ) [990] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 991 [salon_id] => 175 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mark [rating] => 0 [comments] => Go see the hair master... Mark! Mark has the hands of a pure genius. You will walk out feeling like a STAR!. Go see Mark at ANTHONY SAREY SALON.... you will be very pleased. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-10-27 20:26:19 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 817 ) [991] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 992 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => Upon moving to Jacksonville in 2003 I immediately sent out to find a stylist that would actually listen to my curl concerns and gain my trust. For almost 2 years Bruce has been nurturing my hair back to health, cutting and styling with Deva Curl products. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better he actually obtained training in cutting the Deva Curl way! I have never been happier. I am only one of many 'curly girls' that wouldn't dream of letting anyone but Bruce near our curls - even my husband is adament that I stay close to this salon!! Bruce is extremely talented - and the atmosphere of his salon and staff always make for a memorable and enjoyable experience. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-06-02 18:54:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1459 ) [992] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 993 [salon_id] => 175 [user_id] => [stylist] => Mark Anthony [rating] => 0 [comments] => Mark does wonderful work. He is creative, attentive, and efficient. He treats each customer individually and I would not go to anyone else. He has been doing my hair for years. Since he has my stylist, my hair is healthy and full of life. Go see him.... He is worth a visit. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-10-09 23:48:31 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1954 ) [993] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 994 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => I visited Bruce upon reading another review about him. My hair has been frizzled for god knows how long, and I knew it needed alot of love. I was very nervous, having never had my hair cut by a 'real' professional. Well, since then I've vowed never to go back to hair cuttery! Bruce is wonderful. My hair used to be flat and uninteresting. He cut, tossed it and made me look like a new girl! He also gave me techniques to quench my hair and nuture it back to health!He's the sweetest most approachable person/hair dresser in the world. Like many other curly girls before me, I can happily say I'm now a loyal customer! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-23 01:30:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2391 ) [994] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 995 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have thick, frizzy, curly hair and travel throughout the US. During my travels have tryed many different stylists. Bruce at Hair Peace gave me the best haircut and instruction on how to manage my hair. Bruce is truly a hair style artist with a warm, wonderful personality. I highly recommend him. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-03-24 19:18:37 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2396 ) [995] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 996 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Bruce via this website and trusted the reviews that I read. I was not let down. I had my hair cut by him 2 weeks ago and loved the entire experience! I actually cut 9 inches off so I really trusted you all! I love the Deva cut and I really appreciated the time that Bruce and the rest of his staff took with me. It was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to return! The actual cut gets better as the days pass! As a side note, it takes a while to get an appt with Bruce so call well ahead of time. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-05-21 16:29:15 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2609 ) [996] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 997 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading the reviews, I too decided to try out a Deva Cut with Bruce! I actually let him cut over 8 inches of my hair off the first time I went to him. The haircut is awesome and he couldn't be a nicer, professional guy that listens to your every need. I highly recommend him and I will continue to go back. He is booked so get your appts well in advance! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-06-08 11:47:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2665 ) [997] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 998 [salon_id] => 177 [user_id] => [stylist] => Haleh [rating] => 0 [comments] => I took the recommendations from some others of you and went to see Haleh and was really happy I did so. I have had some bad and expensive hair salon experiences here in LA and after a year of trying to find someone- I think that Haleh may be it. She spent a lot of time just talking to me about what I liked/didnt like and what I wanted and she seemed to really care and listen. I only had an appt for a cut and then color the next week but she knew I had a date and actually fit in both. My cut is great and my color is too. Neither is extreme which is what I was going for- natural and still wavy and easy to care for. I am so happy to have found her. Thanks to all the people who recommended her. I totally agree. Worth every reasonable cent that I paid her. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-04-27 16:43:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 334 ) [998] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 999 [salon_id] => 178 [user_id] => [stylist] => Debbie [rating] => 0 [comments] => I found Debbie three years ago and will hopefully be with her forever! She really knows how to work with curly hair. I never thought my curls could be this beautiful. She even successfully gave me bangs that fell in cute little ringlets around my face instead of winging out like so many other stylists have done. Her cuts grow out beautifully, and transition well when you're switching from short to long styles. Also her warm and accepting personality make it a joy to visit her. I can't recommend her enough. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-07-06 18:46:38 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1573 ) [999] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1000 [salon_id] => 177 [user_id] => [stylist] => Haleh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Haleh-lujah!! Haleh is fantastic! I went to her after reading about her on this website. I had been neglecting my hair because of several cross country moves and I was so tired of trying new stylists and always being disappointed. Time and time again I thought they knew curly hair, they said they knew, but afterwards, I realized they didn't quite understand it the way I needed them to. Haleh is wonderful! As the others said, she has curly hair so she understands, and most importantly she takes the time to actually talk and listen to you about your hair! That alone makes the trip worth it. But to top that off, my cut and color are fabulous. I am not kidding when I say I get compliments all the time!! I just went to her for my 3rd time and again my hair looks fabulous and the compliments are flowing! It is so fun :) I am so happy I tried Haleh, and highly recommend her to anyone in need of a great stylist.! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-11 20:31:32 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 502 ) [1000] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1001 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading these reviews, I scheduled an appointment with Bruce, I had to wait 3 weeks for an opening because he was so booked up. I have to tell you, I agree with all the reviews about him. He is amazing. My hair has or had been butchered by a women in one of those assembly line hair places and my hair cut was awful. Bruce was able to work with cut to make it look really nice until it can grow out some for him to shape it. Just a warning though, I don't know how much other girls are used to paying for a hair cut, but his flat fee is $85, I almost fainted when I went to pay. I am a pretty frugal person, but I and my boyfriend think he is well worth the money. Bruce gives you more than just a hair cut and style, it is like a private class for your own personal hair care. I already have my next appointment scheduled in 3 months! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-02-13 06:33:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3660 ) [1001] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1002 [salon_id] => 177 [user_id] => [stylist] => Haleh [rating] => 0 [comments] => Haleh is amazing. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I found her. She saved my hair. I have curly hair that started becoming straighter and straighter after years of coloring. Last year I just got so fed up with the dryness, frizz, and lack of curl that I just stopped going to my hairdresser for 4 months and just let my hair grow out while I found someone better. The first time I went to Haleh I explained to her that I was no longer happy with my hair, it didn't curl anymore and it didn't look good. She took the time to listen to me vent and then explained that my hair was very damaged and over processed from all of the color. She told me she could get it back to my original hair color and healthy again, which is exactly what I wanted. It was going to take some time and patience, but it was all worth it. My hair has grown out now, although it is very short because I asked her to cut off the last few straight/damaged pieces of my hair. It looks fabulous now and it's back to normal. Haleh doesn't push products on you or any services you may not want. She wants your hair to be healthy. Most hairdressers would rather color your hair and have you come in for a touch up every 6 weeks, regardless of the health of your hair. (I even had one hairdresser tell me my natural hair color was ugly so that I would keep coloring it. That isn't to say she won't color your hair but she will make sure it remains healthy and will inform you about the possibility of damage.) She understands the needs of your hair and is very talented. She knows how to cut curly hair, long or short. I am amazed at how great my haircut looks because no other hairdresser has ever been able to make my hair look this good curly. (Most cut it as if it were straight and then it would just look OK when I'd curled it.) Finally, she cuts my boyfriends hair and does a fabulous job every time. I cannot recommend Haleh enough. She saved my hair. She is a MUST for anyone with curly hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-03-07 00:26:29 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 5457 ) [1002] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1003 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => I went to Bruce because he had so many good reviews. I am a VERY happy client. He was very helpful, and he explained everything he was doing and why he was doing it. My hair is gorgeous now. Hooray for Bruce! [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-03-01 18:35:17 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3718 ) [1003] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1004 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => Bruce totally rocks! Yes, you do have to schedule your appointments with him well in advance, but it so worth the wait! Bruce has been my primary stylist since I moved to Florida, even before I moved to Jacksonville! We won't go into how long that was, but it was before Bruce opened Hair Peace! He is wonderful and will work with you to get the look YOU want. The rest of the stylists are awesome too! But, it is Bruce that I trust my hair to. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-11-30 18:25:01 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 4978 ) [1004] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1005 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have been to dozens of hair stylists all over the US in search of someone who can cut, style and tame my thick, frizzy, curly hair. Bruce is the best. He has an amazing talent for working with curly hair and styling it naturally. He's also a wonderful, warm person to work with. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-27 22:27:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 5734 ) [1005] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1006 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce (and Steve) [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Bruce for about a year now. From my first appointment, Bruce made me feel comfortable. As a curly girl, Hair Peace is the only salon in Jacksonville that I fully trust with my hair. You have to book appointments well in advance, but it is worth the wait and the price. My other favorite stylist at Hair Peace is Steve. Since having Hair Peace cut my hair, I refuse to wear it straight. Naturally curly all the way! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-07-09 03:48:30 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 6089 ) [1006] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1007 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Scott [rating] => 0 [comments] => Scott did an excellent job on my hair. he didn't rush, and was very precise. He knew exactly what to do. he was highly knowledgeable on the subject of products, and not only recreated my hair while i was there, but also gave me the tools and the know how to do so once i was home. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-08-05 12:11:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 6249 ) [1007] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1008 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Scott [rating] => 5 [comments] => My apologies for my July 9, 2010 review. I meant to say SCOTT, not Steve as a great hair stylist. He was very sweet, and my curls looked great. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-14 17:45:13 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 8705 ) [1008] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1009 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Bruce [rating] => 5 [comments] => One word AMAZING!!! amazing all around salon and staff. I got my Deva cut today from Bruce he is talented I'm a mixed girl with kinky curly hair and I wanted a new look he did better than I could have ever imagined I can't wait to see how my new funky style grows out I'm so excited and can't wait for my next visit.... [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-10-14 00:14:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 9817 ) [1009] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1010 [salon_id] => 176 [user_id] => [stylist] => Scott [rating] => 5 [comments] => Before i made an appointment i decided to do a consultation with Scott because i wanted to meet the man who would be doing my hair and make sure that i trusted he would take care of my curl families (something they call your hair at the salon, adorable i know). So to make a long story short i was completely and pleasantly surprised with how willing he was to play around with my hair and just the mere fact he was scared of my hair made me excited to see what he would do when i decided to actually schedule a true appointment with him. Through out the whole consultation he explained what he would do and how he would cut it he also gave me some tips on how to take care of it with the deva curl products. I love the way he cut my hair and styled it and what i love even more is that he told me how to style it so it feels like i have salon styled hair everyday! i definitely recommend hair peace whether you make an appointment with Scott or Bruce i guarantee you'll leave happy. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-10-07 18:28:04 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 11823 ) [1010] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1011 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Teresa is fabulous. I never understood why people would spend so much $ on a haircut, but now I not only get it, but I drive to Menlo Park from San Francisco every few months for her to cut my hair. She does a beautiful job. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-02-07 16:48:53 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 103 ) [1011] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1012 [salon_id] => 42 [user_id] => [stylist] => Sylvia Freitas [rating] => 0 [comments] => I started going to Sylvia 6 months ago and I have never loved my hair more! She gives me a great haircut in 30 minutes every time, and I have gotten more compliments after going to her than any other stylist. She listens to your concerns, and knows curly hair! She doesn't just cut it all off, and she shows you new ways to style your hair. She's awesome! Plus, she loves curly hair. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-07-20 22:49:20 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 527 ) [1012] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1013 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've had Teresa care for my curls for just over three years, and she is the best I've experienced in my life. She listens very well and has spent a good deal of her time to teach me how to get the most out of my curls. This is a first that I've stayed with one hairdresser and feel like I get an outstanding cut and color each visit. People have stopped me to ask about my hair and I've never had so many compliments before. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-05-14 09:43:33 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 374 ) [1013] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1014 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => She did a terrible job on my hair six months ago. I'm still growing it out. Overpriced in a big way! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-11-08 11:10:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 843 ) [1014] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1015 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Teresa's cuts grow out better than other cuts I've had in the last four years. I've tried a woman in Southern California and one in San Francisco. I also like how honest she is about products. Her number changed a few months back after she moved to Textures. It was a hassle getting an appointment at the new place, but her cuts are worth it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-01 10:23:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1155 ) [1015] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1016 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => After reading the reviews here and also getting good personal recommendations from the curlies on the boards, I decided to go see Teresa. She did a wonderful job on my 3b/c hair and helped me find my curls again, and lose the poof I was getting from bad layers. She cut it dry as she is a Deva-trained stylist. She really took her time and sculpted my curls like an artist. This is the same Teresa Callen from previous Opus Salon reviews, she recently moved to Textures. I will have to be honest and say I didn't *love* the way she styled my hair, but that's the same with every stylist I've been to. It's been two weeks and I'm loving the cut more every day! Expensive but worth it, since I don't need to return for 3-6 months. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-13 19:31:51 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1198 ) [1016] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1017 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Teresa gives me undivided attention with my difficult to manage hair. I have discovered a lower maintenance process with better results that suits my lifestyle. I love my hair! I can now walk into a board meeting or facilitate a meeting with a new confidence. Teresa also gave me the gift of learning how to feel beautiful with a make up lesson. She taught me how to apply make up to enhance my natural look that got results! I left the lesson after she applied make up and heads turned in the restaurant I entered. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-03-25 23:57:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 1247 ) [1017] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1018 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callan [rating] => 0 [comments] => I brought my 13 year old son to see Teresa, 5 years ago. He has tight corkscrew curls and we fought them for ages. I found the Curly girl book at the library and learned more about his hair and the difference a good cut could make. I found Teresa's bio on this site and made an appointment for him. Teresa has an AMAZING rapport with people - but becuase she has two teenagers herself, she was absolutely amazing with my son. She absolutely transformed his relationship he has with his hair. He learned how to take care of it, how far he could go with it, etc. He ended up letting it grow for three years into a 10 inch afro -- which was amazing! and now he is cutting it super short, which is perfect. The bottom line is that he doesn't hate his hair. Isn't that the best gift? I had to see Teresa myself, even though I only have wavy hair. I thought if she could do that for him, I wanted her to do that for me too! I have been seeing Teresa for the last 5 years and have helped transform at least 4 of my friends lives becuase of the knowledge Teresa has given me about product, experimenting, etc. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-07-14 17:20:22 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 2794 ) [1018] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1019 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => The first time I met with Teresa she suggested that I grow my hair longer, but I told her I never could because it just became a big ball of wild hair. I've taken her advice and her hair cuts, and slowly my hair is getting longer and longer. And the best part? It doesn't look like a giant ball of frizz! She does great cuts, but one shouldn't stop there because she's an expert at color. She's added a lot of depth to my hair color. I get so many more complements on my hair than I ever did before. Teresa recommends Deva products and those are working really well for me. If you're frustrated with your hair make an appointment TODAY. You won't be sorry. If you like her though, be sure to schedule all your appointments well in advance. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-17 19:10:11 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:36 [legacy_review_id] => 3166 ) [1019] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1020 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I'm not sure what I thought of this salon. I really liked how Teresa took her time and talked with me about my curls and exactly what she was going to do. But once she started cutting, she was very rushed and didn't even have time to wash my hair and re look at it when it was styled!! I was not happy about this. She still made me pay full price and when I left the salon my hair was a mess!!! It looks okay now, but it isn't as much of a change as I had hoped for. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-10-26 18:27:18 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 3207 ) [1020] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1021 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => Not a great listener. I had high hopes for my first curly-haired expert stylist cut, but I was profoundly disappointed. Teresa is undoubtedly a great technician: she knows curly hair and how to cut it. Be sure that her aesthetic is the same as yours, though, as she is committed to her own sense of style above all else. In my experience, she wasn't able to respect my description of what I wanted, and I left with a haircut that was way shorter than what I described, with a style that would better suit someone twenty years older than I am. Six months later, and my hair is finally recognizable to me again! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-06-12 22:36:46 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 4182 ) [1021] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1022 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I am a male who has lost much of my curly hair. I generally have given up on trying to style my hair as I had come to the conclusion that not much could be done with it anymore. Teresa was able to change this view by doing a fantastic job on a haircut. I'm not sure what she did, but whatever it was, I am impressed! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-10 23:01:10 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 5656 ) [1022] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1023 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to Teresa for haircuts for several years now. After being spoiled by the quality of her work, I won't let anyone else touch my hair. Teresa is a natural as a hair stylist. She has such an obvious gift that it's difficult to imagine her doing anything else. She is also extremely thorough and takes tremendous pride in her work. Plus she is very personable, so hair appointments are always something I look forward to. Highly recommended. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-14 12:29:44 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 5672 ) [1023] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1024 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have found the best hair stylist of my life: Teresa Callen. Teresa has been styling my hair for five years now, and I would not think of going anywhere else. Teresa is an artist whose medium is the hair and face. She is gifted at choosing a hairstyle that works best for the shape of your head and face. She also introduced me to the hair products I now use (Deva), which really make my curls look their best. I am quite the perfectionist, and it is nice that Teresa is even more demanding than I am. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-26 13:36:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 5723 ) [1024] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1025 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terri [rating] => 0 [comments] => My stylist for many years moved away and I search this web page to select a new stylist. I read about Terri and made an appointment. She is great and took the time to explain about curly hair and gave me a great cut. It was a great experience and I was very happy to find a stylist that can cut my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2006-12-26 12:52:59 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 948 ) [1025] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1026 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lynette Corriea [rating] => 0 [comments] => At Image Arts Salon, Lynette cut my hair, and it has been amazing! She knew exactly what I needed for my 3a hair, which no other stylist I had seen before knew. My hair is healthy and looks great, and I have an awesome haircut! I highly reccomend this salon and Lynette as a stylist :) [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-10-29 22:57:25 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 6631 ) [1026] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1027 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terri [rating] => 0 [comments] => I can't believe I haven't posted until now. It's all about Terri! I am a Latina with 3C curls. Until I started going to Terri about (three, four?) years ago, any salon I walked into would greet me with the usual: "you have great curls, have you ever considered relaxing them?" line. I never let anyone who tells me that touch my head. Other salons claiming to know how to cut curly hair, have given me horrible chop jobs at an overblown price. I was at the end of my rope when I found Terri at the Strand. She truly knows how curly hair should be cut, listens to what the customer wants, and shows curly heads how to manage and keep their hair healthy. The friendly staffs always makes you feel welcome, and though all I've ever gotten there is a cut, I see both genders of people with all types of hair come to Terri for a simple cut, coloring and color correction. I would never go to anyone else in Miami. For what I want, too, the prices can't be beat. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2007-12-29 17:08:36 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 2248 ) [1027] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1028 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lynette Corriea [rating] => 0 [comments] => I love my new cut and color. I have struggled with my hair for years and I finally got a cut that is manageable without a lot of effort. I have had a lot of consultations where in the end the stylist just does what they want. Lynette listened and explained the entire process from cut to color. I highly recommend trying out Lynette's service. I am now a regular customer! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-08 20:10:26 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 6681 ) [1028] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1029 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Terri [rating] => 0 [comments] => Terri knows her way around a 3c curly head. She is quick, consistent, confident and a good listener that will cut your hair just the way you like. My husband and I have been going to Terri for about a year now, and we love her. She's a Godsend. By the way, Terri is white and she works in a white salon, so if you are a lady of color don't be afraid. I am an African-American, and I walk in there... sit my butt down... grab me a copy of their latest Cosmopolitan Magazine...and wait for Terri to take me into her wings and work her magic. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2008-12-25 16:47:58 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 3429 ) [1029] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1030 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lynette Corriea [rating] => 0 [comments] => I finally found someone who listens to what I ask for. I had my hair colored and cute by Lynnette a few weeks ago, she was amazing on how she applied her coloring techniques, She actually listened to me, I couldnt be more pleased with the results, the high lights look so natural and the cut just enhanced the great high lights. Another plus is, the color is still as vibrate as the day she colored my hair. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-11-18 23:00:41 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 6747 ) [1030] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1031 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teri [rating] => 0 [comments] => I've been going to The Strand to see Teri for over a year now and can't speak highly enough about her. It's rare to find a stylist who, within a very short time, not only understands exactly what her customers want but also a stylist who you can sit back, trust and just let them work on your hair. Teri is that person. I go to her for everything from cut to color, highlights, straightening (Keratin) to special occasions and have never once walked out with a bad 'do! I completely trust her and know she will do what my hair needs without question. I'd recommend Teri highly to anyone living in the Miami area who is looking for a great stylist. [show_email] => 1 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2009-10-09 10:54:49 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 4723 ) [1031] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1032 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Lynette Corriea [rating] => 0 [comments] => I have just recently embraced the idea of working with my curls instead of against them and I think Lynette was a GREAT way to kick that off. For as long as I can remember I have been stuck with hair cutters who can't relate to what I have to deal with, but not only is this salon welcoming but Lynette (and Teresa too) is great! She spend time playing with my hair, running her hands through it, basically getting to know it. She got the feeling for how it worked and then actually LISTENED to what I wanted and helped me decide what would look best on me. I am most definitely going again and lets just say, i'm spoiled for anyone else. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-12-15 01:17:52 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 6867 ) [1032] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1033 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teri [rating] => 0 [comments] => On April 23, 2010, after reading the positive reviews here and on NC.com, I had my first cut (and color) with Teri. She is as others have described,super friendly, a good listener, pleasantly chatty, and curly-friendly. Her own hair is in the 2's (wavier than curlier). I posted a review WITH PICS of my hair pre, during, and post At CurlTalk in the stylist chatter section and uploaded pics with Teri at my Fotki (MirCurls). She didn't cut a lot, as I am growing it out, but she cut enough to give it an attractive shape. She uses the wet cut technique, but she knows that we don't like "triangle head." The color came out GREAT, very much like my natural color only richer and without gray. She happily used the flour sack towels I provided to reduce frizz (though I left my preferred products at home). The AG styling products she used worked fine. The salon is busy, but the vibe in there is very friendly and it's not crazy noisy or chemically stinky like some. The prices are reasonable for a metro area like Miami. Totally a positive experience. Warning for the BBWs out there, the robe was not big enough for my size 24/26 body. I could close it, but only with some discomfort. I did wear a camisole under my blouse, so I just left the robe open and let my camisole cover my modesty. But be warned if you're big like me, you won't be able to button/sash it up without some discomfort. Bring checks or cash. Credit cards are not taken (thank God I took two checks in my wallet, cause I didn't know that in advance. Should have asked, my bad.) Teri will leave you with happy curls. I recommend. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2010-04-23 18:00:35 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 5718 ) [1033] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1034 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 5 [comments] => This little gem of a salon is nestled in the quaint city of Menlo Park; they conveniently have a parking right next door and there is a parking lot across the street. Once you enter, you immediately feel as though it is a curly girls safe haven. Everyone is warm and polite, and embracing of all textures of curly hair. When I met with Teresa, we first sat down to chat. I brought her a picture of what I was looking for, and she thought with some adjustments the haircut will be suitable. We talked about natural products, my hair regimen, and what I was looking for in a haircut. It is quite evident that she has years of experience with natural hair and she is really an amazing artist that not only listens well, but cuts, shapes, defines curls into a beautiful masterpiece. She is trained in the Deva method, so curly hair is cut dry. I've gotten my hair cut in several reputable curly hair salons, and this is by far the absolute best haircut I've received. The shape is fabulous, and it compliments my features very well. The hair products that they use are natural, vegan, and safe for the environment. I received a wash, condition and curly set with Intelligent Nutrients line and am highly pleased. Overall, it was a great experience and I look forward to going back. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-05 13:49:27 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 7347 ) [1034] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1035 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teri [rating] => 5 [comments] => I've had the same stylist for the past 8 years. However, the past three years my hair has been suffering as I spend most of my time at college and don't have time to drive home five hours just to get a hair cut from someone that knows how to work with my hair. So, I googled "curly hair coral gables" and found reviews for Teri. Best decision I could have made. I hadn't had a haircut since July (going on 8 months) just because of lack of time. So by the time I got around to calling to make an appointment, my hair had a lot of split ends, my layers had grown out, and I had "absolutely no style" as she told me honestly and I agreed. In addition, I was cheap with my shampoo/conditioner routine and had a lot of build up. Terri had an assistant wash, clarify, and condition my hair, then did a great job layering my curly hair and giving it a shape. She then had my hair washed again to make sure the build up was completely cleaned up. At this point, my hair looked amazing. But, since I had extra time, she asked if she could "play with my hair" and did a style of twisting and pinning, then drying it. The final result: a great hair style that lets me wear it down and look good but is manageable, curly, and still long enough I can pull it back if I wake up for class and don't feel like dealing with my hair. Note to anyone coming from the north: you WILL need to do a u-turn so be prepared to wait if traffic is bad. But, they have parking so you save time not needing to look for it. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-16 14:59:42 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 8713 ) [1035] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1036 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 5 [comments] => You know what I love? When you go to the salon, you walk out looking fabulous and THEN, you can successfully replicate the look at home. YES! I've struggled for years with my wavy/curly hair. But Teresa made it look the way I always knew and hoped it could look! I am thrilled!!! Teresa Callen is a true hair artist. She has a clear understanding of how hair works and she will listen to you carefully to understand what you are seeking. I also like that she will put her own suggestions out there--she has an opinion of what can be done with your hair to make it more flattering to your face shape and features. At the same time, she listens carefully to what you want and what is important to you. When I walked in, I didn't know what I wanted exactly, just that I wasn't liking what my hair was doing--I showed Teresa the parts of my hair that were weighed down and flat-looking (on top) and showed her the parts of my hair that I loved (underneath!). I also wanted her to please do something to fix the terrible back part of my hair. She suggested layers. (!) I was nervous about that idea, and expressed my reservations (I still wanted to be able to put it back in a ponytail without having to use 8 million barettes). She really listened to me, and I could tell that if I had vetoed the idea, she would've come up with an alternative plan. Teresa explained and showed me how I would still be able to put it back in a ponytail, but that layers would get my hair out of my face, which was a strong selling point! I said to myself--trust! She is obviously confident and experienced, and she clearly knows what she's talking about! WOW! I am so glad I took the risk and just put myself in her capable hands. My hair turned out amazing! I couldn't stop touching it in disbelief and pride!!! Teresa lightened it all up so that my hair now has body and texture. She brought out my curls and took my hair away from my face in a way that really brought out my eyes--she said they were my best feature. (Blush!) And she even made the back look pretty! I thought that was impossible?!? Then she said "this look is more true to your personality." You know something? She is right. She also gave me a lot of suggestions and showed me how I could do various styling options--putting it up, half back, for going out on the town, and for work. This is definitely the BEST haircut I've EVER had. I LOVE IT! I will be going back to Teresa and Image Arts for SURE. Oh, did I mention the scalp massage that came with the washing? Oh...wow! So nice, so relaxing. They give you tea and magazines too! It felt like a day at the spa. I was so taken care of. So so so nice. So mellow. I want to go back there right now! YAY! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-01-14 14:06:03 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 7577 ) [1036] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1037 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teri [rating] => 5 [comments] => I have absolutely no complaints about her services. I have 3b/c hair and the last time I had cut my hair, the stylist left it horribly uneven. About an 1 1/2 uneven. I told her I was trying to grow out my hair , so she didn't chop off the whole inch and a half, but she did leave my hair almost perfectly even. She listened carefully on how I wanted my hair to look. She does not do the deva cut, however, she left me with amazing layers! I can't wait to go back in 6 months. I loved it and totally recommend her.! [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2012-01-03 16:15:39 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 10256 ) [1037] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1038 [salon_id] => 179 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teresa Callen [rating] => 5 [comments] => Teresa is amazing. I have had terrible luck finding someone who doesn't butcher my 3b curls and tried places all over the bay area (and sadly, I got bad haircuts from several places/stylists that were recommended on this website). But Teresa REALLY, TRULY knows curly hair, and gives fabulous haircuts. I consider her prices a little on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny to have a haircut you love! I moved back to Oregon almost three years ago, but I am seriously debating flying back to CA for a haircut from Teresa because I can't find anyone here who even comes close to her talent. [show_email] => 0 [status] => Approved [created_at] => 2011-03-25 00:45:09 [updated_at] => 2017-11-13 22:16:37 [legacy_review_id] => 8763 ) [1038] => Array ( [salon_review_id] => 1039 [salon_id] => 180 [user_id] => [stylist] => Teri [rating] => 5 [comments] => As others have said, Teri is AWESOME! I had seen great reviews here but did not make an appointment until someone I actually know referred her to me. This coworker of mine has 3b/3c hair and her curls are the closest in texture and pattern to mine that I know of. I made my appointment with Teri and was 100% sure that I would be satisfied. I was above satisfied! Teri asked what I wanted, something that most stylists don't do. She explained what she was doing and why my hair needed to be cut a certain way. I completely agreed with her. My hair was extremely uneven and in need of some professional help in order to get a nice shape. She was also very honest. She told me clearly that I would not like any of the styling products that they had available and suggested that I go home and use the products that work for me. She even told me I could bring my products in next time I came to her. I am so happy with my cut I can't stop telling anyone how great she is. It also doesn't hurt that I paid $35 when I