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Please Review Your Stylist

MichelleMichelle AdministratorPosts: 725Moderators Curl Connoisseur
It's the holiday season, and people are looking for good stylists. If you haven't already, please review your stylist - whether the review is good or not so good.;-) And yes we do post negative reviews.

Michelle
NaturallyCurly.com
Michelle
co-founder
NaturallyCurly.com

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Question: When we do a review, are we allowed to submit another review for the same salon again later? Like a follow-up when we go again? TIA
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    this is great! Please review. I have yet to find a stylist in connecticut.

    I really ..r eally need a cut .. p lus some help with relaxing my curls...
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • LorenzoStompLorenzoStomp Posts: 21Registered Users
    I'd like to post a review but when I click the link it takes me to an "access denied" page. Fixy plz?
  • kamackkamack Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have found a fabulous stylist in Madison, WI. His name is Anthony Santini and he is a co-owner of the Hybrid Salon. He really knows how to work with curly hair and I walk out of there every time with a great and manageable haircut.
  • 3mccann3mccann Posts: 44Registered Users
    Finally, I was able locate a Deva stylist in the Tri City Area of Northern CA. Once I located her it took me about a month to get an appointment.
    Lisa is great. She is bubbly and detailed, has a curly hair of head herself and she did every step of the curlygirl method.

    The Salon is small, which is nice. You are not dealing with all the other disturbances that typically go on in larger salons so you really get to know each other. She carries the entire Deva product line AND uses it on your hair while explaining each step.
    She charges $85 which in this economy could be alot, but she also recommends you have your hair trimmed only 4 months. It averages out if you pay $55 per every 8 week cut. She is also very generous and threw in a product for me.:angel10:

    My next appointment is set and I can't wait to go back!
    No more hair drama!
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    hi lisa!
    you should add this review to the curlsalons section!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • aileenpassaileenpass Posts: 182Registered Users
    definitely post it in CurlSalon so others can see.

    Aileen
  • itsaluluitsalulu Posts: 1Registered Users
    Thank you naturallycurly.com for posting the wonderful testemonials on my work over the past 2 years.

    I am now working at Devachan White Plains.

    I look forward to all the wonderful curlygirls seeking their perfect look.

    Lois Stoeffhaas
    Senior Colorist for Devachan White Plains, NY 10601
  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    Hello,
    What is the average rate for treatment and cut at deva?
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • kchandkchand Posts: 14Registered Users
    I had one great experience with Lisa Calhoune inMoraga, CA. When I called back for another appt. and told her I had used a colored shine booster and colored it myself over the summer to "fix" she told me she wouldn't ever color my hair again. Also when I toldher I had trimmed my hair (she wanted $85) and it was great...she said she was so angry at me for coloring and trimming my own hair that she "had to think" about ever doing my hair again. This woman is nuts!! I wouldn't let her touch my hair ever again. Ever heard of such a thing? I have since trimmed my hair myself and friend say it looks great! I cut it dry. Still would like to find a good stylist near Walnut Creek,CA reasonably priced.
  • kchandkchand Posts: 14Registered Users
    See my post about my second time trying to see Lisa. Be careful you don't do anything yourself before you see her again. It was a Jeckll/Hyde thing with her.
  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users
    kchand wrote: »
    I had one great experience with Lisa Calhoune inMoraga, CA. When I called back for another appt. and told her I had used a colored shine booster and colored it myself over the summer to "fix" she told me she wouldn't ever color my hair again. Also when I toldher I had trimmed my hair (she wanted $85) and it was great...she said she was so angry at me for coloring and trimming my own hair that she "had to think" about ever doing my hair again. This woman is nuts!! I wouldn't let her touch my hair ever again. Ever heard of such a thing? I have since trimmed my hair myself and friend say it looks great! I cut it dry. Still would like to find a good stylist near Walnut Creek,CA reasonably priced.

    I've never heard of such a thing!! That really is strange. Why would a stylist care that much if you did it yourself?
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
    2b-c/F/ii
    :dog:
  • JEMJEM Posts: 57Registered Users
    I had my first Deva Cut with Bryan, one of the owners of Groove Salon, downtown San Francisco. Bryan did a fabulous job cutting my hair (dry of course), stying it and educating me about how to do my hair. Not only is the salon gorgeous, but the staff is super nice and helpful. I had a great experience.

    Okay, the cost was out of this world at $120, but no more that the other chichi salon I went to previously (not for a curly cut, tho).

    I would totally recommend going there.
    2a with 3a mixed in. Fine, thin hair; straight at crown for 2 inches, then curl. Clips are my friend or I'd have no volume on top. Currently using DevaCurl line. Also love aloe vera gel and KCCC. CG since Feb 2010. First Deva Cut April 2, 2010.
  • ilanitilanit Posts: 2Registered Users
    My Favorite Stylist in Toronto is Karlene Valentine! She is the best Curly Hair Expert I have met. Giver her a call, and you won't be dissapointed: 416-543-6788!
  • ShaverShaver Posts: 1Registered Users
    My favorite is Amy Bush, she is in Columbus Ohio, she is the first "curl expert" I have been to. She is amazing, and I would never settle for an ok cut again. And she uses these amazing products by Eufora, they did wonders for my hair.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    please remember to start NEW TOPIC thread here to review your stylist, and add the geographical area in which your stylist works in the subject line. This will really help those who are in your area who need a good cut for curls.

    And be specific in your review (ie, maybe a price range, how long, how to make an appt, a website link if your stylist has a page, etc). What technique they use (wet cut, dry but, both, carve and slice, Devacut) and how they style (blow-drying, diffuser, bonnet dryer, finger curling, rake and shake, twists, etc). If they color nicely. The more detail, the better for future clients.

    And never underestimate the power of a picture. Post your "freshly cut and styled hair" on here for people to see how well a job your stylist did. Why not? Wouldn't you want to see if you were looking for a referral?

    We have so many folks here, but I don't think there are enough reviews to help fellow curlies. :(
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

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  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    Looks likes no one has posted in a while.

    I am actually looking for a stylist, asap. I would like to try someone else as I was not " wowed"

    Salon: Jo Bruno
    Where: New Haven, CT
    Stylist: Luvena
    service: cut , wash and style

    The cut was a deva cut. I got two cuts by her. The second time around, she left a few places uneven. I inquired about color, specificly highlights - she advised permanent highlights. I thought that was odd, considering my hair is really dry and porous. She said it wouldn't matter and that it would be fine on my hair. I used to dye my hair and it was always semi, even semi was really dry on my locks. Its been 3 years clean of dyes, not looking to go back but something that would help with my 5 - 10 percent gray locks.

    BTW, she is very friendly, and nice. The overall feel of the salon is chic yet quaint. Its a nice place. Luvena seems to be the one that handles ethnic hair. Though, I have only gotten my hair done with her, can't comment on the other stylists.

    Hope this has helped -

    ciao for now.
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • celeste1celeste1 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Could someone in the Columbus Ohio area please tell me the the new contact information for the hairstylist Amy Bush? Apparently she just opened a new salon called Ambush, but I can't find her new number and address and I really would like to give her a try based on feedback from some of her clients.

    Thanks!
  • kimethakimetha Posts: 1Registered Users
    I met the absolute best thing that has ever happened to my hair....Marie Sansom, Curly Cutz by Marie, at New Images Salon in Georgetown,TX. She cut my hair a few months ago and at first I was a little skeptical and then after a few days and the new cowashing system I am sold! My haircut was fabulous and everyone loves the way my hair looks! Only wish I could have found Marie sooner! I have fought these curls for years and now, finally, for once, I love my hair thanks to Marie! :love1:
  • lbreslerlbresler Posts: 1Registered Users
    I saw Natalie Clark from salon lofts studio 4 in St. Louis, MO. She actually specializes in curly hair. My hair was thick, dry, and had terribly damaged ends. And I came out of the salon with healthy, vibrant, and stylish hair. I loved that she reallly made sure I knew how to style my hair on my own and recommended hair products that would not cause build up or dryness. Not to mention, the good service, tea, candy and she is a hoot to talk to :)
  • ImSoPrecious78ImSoPrecious78 Posts: 11Registered Users
    I did a review for a new stylist I went to yesterday, but I still keep getting emails telling me to enter my review for the Salute to Stylists contest. Should I re-enter my review, or is the system just a little behind? Let me know. Thanks!! :glasses7:
  • quietnamequietname Posts: 5Registered Users
    “7” Bellevue Square
    Scheduling
    I was not impressed with the individuals who schedule the appointments. Tracy has a very full schedule so trying to find a time that works with both our schedules was a challenge. The woman trying to schedule the appointment seemed annoyed at the amount of time it was taking to find a time slot.

    The ambience
    The décor is very modern, clean lines, black, with industrial edges. It leaves one with the impression of being behind the scenes of a runway show. There is also has a night club feel, the music is pumping and there is a great deal of movement. Some might consider this upscale. Maybe 10 years ago this was the upscale theme, but modern design is more clean, green and serene. I’m not sure if I’m their demographic but if I’m not, they are in the wrong part of town. I am just a cookie cutter of most women on the eastside and especially those who frequent Bell-Square. My first impression put me off, however, the staff once you enter has great customer service. I ordered my latte and waited, not long.

    Tracy
    She is very friendly and immediately puts you at ease. She sat with me to discuss my objectives from the appointment. She then shared with me her thoughts and showed me how much length I should remove. I rarely cut my hair because I do a “chemical cut”. Meaning, I’m so brutal with my hair that it just breaks off. As a consequence it looks ragged all the time. She is VERY knowledgeable about curly hair, the various types, moisture/protein balance, and hair products. She even talked about products not sold by the salon (she also shared information about the salon products). She also explained the importance of regular haircuts. She used a great analogy of a stocking when it gets a snag. When the stocking snags when you pull on it the snag gets bigger. The hair is like that snag. When it gets a split end and you tug on it even if it’s just through a gentle routine the split moves up the hair and weakens the strand until it breaks off. The purpose of the trim is to reduce the snags from moving up the hair shaft. I feel like she spent the right amount of time with me, understanding where I wanted to go with my hair and helped lay out a plan to get there.

    The Cut
    After our sit down discussion she had her assistant soak my hair and moisturize it. She believes the scalp should be exfoliated. Her theory is the follicles are alive and if the scalp has build up from products the follicles are not getting the necessary oxygen and blood movement for ideal growth. She had the wash girl poo my scalp, but recommend that I first soak my hair, than condition and rinse, then use a tsp of baking soda with my conditioner and massage the scalp rinse and condition again (leaving it in). She then combed my hair – yes combed. I do not use a comb, I finger comb only. She explained to me that my hair was smooth and didn’t snag. She believes combing the hair down helps with smoothness. But she stressed to not pull on the hair when there are snags but to gently work them out to not break the hair. After the cut she applied styling products and finger curled my hair. I’ve had this done by stylist in the past and it has always turned out awful! But I went with it. She then diffused my hair (high heat low air flow) and I was stunned. It has been years since my hair has looked so good! I have attached before and after pictures for your own judgment.

    Cost
    The cost was a bit high compared to what I normally pay roughly $75 plus a $12 tip. I bought 3 products bringing the total to $176.
    Curl type : 3a
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine
    Volume: Normal
    Co-wash/rinse out : Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream
    Co: Hair Rules Nourishment Leave In Conditioner
    Style: Hair Rules Curly Whip (in the shower)
    Set:"7" Seal (to close the cuticles)
    Pre Diffuse: Curls Rock Amplifier and kinky-curly knot today and
    Diffuse to 80% and then scrunch in Jane Carter Solution Nourish and Shine

    Some photos: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fquietname%2F" class="Popup[/font]
  • Curly CarleyCurly Carley Posts: 14Registered Users
    Hello! I do not have a stylist yet for my natural hair! I am looking to do my BC soon, so if you know any good natural stylist please let me know. Thanks!
  • amakaenetanyaamakaenetanya Posts: 21Registered Users
    I want to try gene Juarez for a relaxer, blow-dry straightening, and color!
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  • igzotikigzotik Posts: 1Registered Users
    The last time I was at DyeVerCity salon I got a massage along with a service. The service I got was a Dominican Blowout. It was awesome! The only thing that I was not pleased with is that I think that too much hair was trimmed because my hair seemed a lot shorter. I did not see that many split ends in my hair but the blow out is amazing! I rarely go out but like a week after I got my hair done I went to a club with 2 of my friends. The club humidity makes my hair go poof! So i was expecting it to be so not cute when it was time to go but............ MY HAIR WAS STILL STRAIGHT!!! :headbang: Never, nothing, zero tries of any sort have had that effect on my hair so kudos to blow outs! Thank you Stacy !!! Thank you for coming to Walgreens and suggesting a blow out. I have been missing out on this. Stacy is a wonderful stylist and everyone in the shop seems friendly. Stacy is SUPER sweet and friendly and I do enjoy going to her salon. I am making an appointment tomorrow for Tuesday. Hopefully they can fit me in ^_^
  • jagdance40jagdance40 Posts: 1Registered Users
    The "curl specialist" Joy at Colors is AMAZING!!! She works miracles and she is so sweet!!!! I would recommend her and the salon to anyone with curly hair! The salon itself is beautiful and everyone that works there is very nice! If you have curly hair and hate it,,,,GO to Colors ......you will fall in LOVE with your gorgeous curls!:-?