I was referred to a specific stylist at Salon 162, and my first experience was wonderful. They gave me tea while my hair was being conditioned, they always have beautiful art and very good magazines, and above all my stylist knew how to deal with my hair (it's quite unruly and awkward). For a cut, a deep conditioning treatment I didn't ask for, and straightening, I paid $30.
6 months later, I decided to go in again for a touch up. I saw the same stylist, and she did an okay job. For a cut and a curly style, I paid $40. Wait, $10 more? For less than I got the first time? Okay...
5 months later, I went back to the salon. My old stylist was gone, so I got my hair cut by her boss. Not the best service, but I chalked that up to her just getting to know me. She gave me almost the same cut as the last couple of times, gave me a curly style, and charged me $50! Maybe that's because she's the boss and she's allowed to charge whatever she wants, but I'm seriously tired of my haircuts going up in price every time I go in. Not worth it anymore.