Today I used a Groupon for a massage and a haircut and was VERY happy. The massage worked out the kinks from my overstressed muscles & felt fabulous. The massage therapist was very knowledgeable and applied the perfect pressure. The massage room was a kick - very theatrical. Not my usual but I enjoyed every minute.
After getting destressed and relaxed I headed upstairs to the salon. The place was crazy busy & I had a bit of a wait. That was okay by me since it gave me time to look around and people watch (& it's just wrong to be in a hurry when you're there to relax and enjoy anyway). The stylist kept checking on me and making sure I was okay and gave me some hair magazines to thumb through. I had no idea what to do with my hair but as it turned out, she did and the magazines were not needed.
Let's just say my hair is insane. It's wavy as you would not believe, humidity is not my friend (think Monica from 'Friends' - you know the scene), I have a ton of hair (I can't wear hats - my hair doesn't fit in them) & I was about 2-3 months overdue for a haircut. It was a good time for a change & I was happy to let my stylist decide. She was ready to cut my hair how I wanted but let's face it - I'm not the professional and she looks at face shapes, different hair types and so on just about every day. I was happy to let her help me.
I was lucky enougth to get the owner Jerri. She was GREAT!! I had THE BEST haircut I have ever had - & I've been to some pretty fancy places & paid a lot of money over the years. Jerri put movement in the back of my hair (I've never seen that before) and made my hair seem NORMAL. She had to cut a lot of hair off to do it (remember, I haven't had a haircut since December so yes, it had to be done) so I went on the REVOLUTION DIET (Jerri's catchy phrase - wish I had heard about it before I starved myself. Could have eaten that piece of cake last night and not worried about it since I just lost 5# off my head.) I can't wait to see the wash & wear. Normally the only time I see my hair looking perfect is right after I leave the salon. Jerri asked questions about my daily routine, how often I wash, what my time schedule was, etc. I was honest and admitted I wash and leave, occasional flat iron, etc. With this information & my willingness to see what she had to offer, I'm pretty sure that this new cut is going to be able to keep up with my carefree daily neglect as well as meet the challenge when I need it to look a little more professional or dressy. Jerri and Revolution are now on my speed dial.
I was lucky enough to get Jerri but I have to say, every woman that walked out of that salon had great looking hair. I didn't see a single cut or color that I didn't think looked amazing on that person. I think no matter who you get in that salon, you will get a great cut.
Why did I give 5 stars when I had a couple of "cons"? I said "small". Yes, it could use a few more waiting chairs. But the atmosphere would not be the same if it were bigger. It was a very friendly group that worked there and you could tell they were close. Not sure that would be the same in a bigger place. I also said "not a lot of parking". Even so I found a parking space right out front.
I saw a lot of people in there that were talking to the stylists like they had known them for years. That's good!! It means they come back time after time and are happy with their services. Definately a "Cheers" type of feel.
Open your mind, accept the place for what it is and accept a little help from the stylists on how your next cut should be. Be honest on your lifestyle and your needs and no doubt you'll find a Revolution of your own.
Pros: Awesome stylists, cool atmosphere, friendly
Cons: Small, not a lot of parking