I was in desperate need of an updated look without losing the length that I'd worked so hard to get. After almost 4 years of ""boy short"" hair, I decided to grow it out.. I had made it through the weird and funky stages to a respectable shoulder length.. but that's it.. My hair just sort of hung there with no life or personality. I tried explaining to my stylist back in LA what I wanted and just wasn't able to communicate it to her.
When I arrived in the city, my girlfriend was singing Joseph's praises and booked me an appointment.
When I arrived, the receptionist and Joseph greeted me immediately. They were really friendly. Joesph escorted me back to have my hair washed.. it was the BEST hair washing/massage ever.. I believe Miyuki is her name..
Next, I was taken to Joesph's chair.. he sat me down and began to really analyze my hair, taking note that I had A LOT of hair but very fine hair, which if you cut it wrong, it just sort of expands out.. He took his time getting to know how it fell, where my cowlicks were, where it flipped naturally and were it hung straight. Then he began cutting.. And it truly was like watching Edward Scissorhands go to work.. I didn't have to explain what I wanted, he got it. He carved my hair.. like Michaelangelo carving David.. he went in and cut the tiniest of strands, thinned it out so that it wasn't so bulky AND saved my length..
After drying and styling, he fine tuned his design and I couldn't believe it.. it was so subtle but so lovely.. I was more than happy.. I can continue to grow it out and have the beautiful layers..
Oh and I haven't even mentioned the compliments I've gotten..
I am grateful and appreciate the time and patience Joseph spent on my hair. The entire staff, especially him was extremely genuine and friendly. He definitely has my recommendation.
Pros: expert at cutting; patient; friendly
Cons: Their in New York, I'm in L.A.