On a recent vacation in Minneapolis, I decided to save a few bucks over my Palo Alto, CA, stylist and try a cut here (lower cost of living). Olive had really appealing/cute artwork on their website, so despite fears that my needs for a low-maintenance cut wouldn't fit in with the way-more-hip-than-me hair cuts featured on their website, I booked an appointment. When I got there, they were really nice, offered me something to drink, chatted with me about the extreme heat and humidity, etc. The stylists all had these really fun, indie-rock type haircuts. A woman with a super-hip short bright red haircut with bangs (think Thelma from Scooby-Doo but in the same color as Elmo) came in for a cut, and seemed to be a regular. Again...will my stylist be bored/offended by my request? But NO! Olives can do both! Super-hip to more conservative--I'm fairly certain we both left happy! Jonica gave me a great cut--now even freshly out of a ponytail (which normally makes me look gross) I look totally hot! With so much motion added to my regularly limp hair, I'm now spoiled & my normal stylist just won't do...Darn you Jonica and your awesome cutting skills.
Pros: easy bus access, hot cuts, great places to eat nearby
Cons: none from my perspective