After a pretty terrible experience at a local ""day spa"" salon, I was in dire need of a new haircut to repair the damage done. I read Lainie's reviews on CitySearch and was very impressed that some of her clients make the trip from Houston to see her. She does book up pretty far in advance (at least 2 weeks), but it was well worth the wait. The salon is located in a little house, and immediately after coming inside, I fell in love with the place. Quirky furniture and sparkly walls add to the fun, but professional atmosphere. Stella, the French bulldog, greeted me with happy grunts and proceeded to snooze next to me on the couch. Lainie listened to my tales of hair woe, and offered solutions before picking up her scissors. She spoke to me realistically about what she could fix and what would just take time to grow. I appreciated her advice and candor, and I found myself very at ease (a difficult feat when in the hands of a new stylist). Her haircuts are very reasonably priced (about $40), and the individualized service was top-knotch. I would definitely recommend Lainie to anyone looking for a great haircut and a salon without pretentious, under-qualified stylists! Plus, Stella is a peach.
Pros: Professional and Skilled, Fun and Relaxing
Cons: Books up! Call 2 weeks in advance!