I moved from San Francisco 6 years ago and would have to classify myself as a hair snob. I probably spent about $500 every two months going to a highly regarded salon called diPietro Todd, seeing both a colorist and a stylist. When I moved down to Newport I was told to go Salon Gregories at Fashion Island and was pretty satisfied there for the first couple of visits. By the 3rd visit, though, I realized that the colorist was using a very high concentration of bleach and my hair was getting extremely damaged. Salon Papillon was right around the corner from my chiropractor, so I decided to give it a try. I told the stylist, Karin, that I wanted blonde highlights with foils, but I didn't want to fry my fine hair in the process. Fast forward 5 years later, and I am still coming in to see Karin every 6 to 8 weeks. Karin is a complete professional. She is always on time. She has never canceled an appointment, and she is always extremely polite and conscientious. I just had my 38th birthday, and she told me that her gift to me would be to style my hair. Not only did she give me a head of beautiful, bouncy, beach curls, but when I was leaving and trying to force her to take a tip (she wouldn't), she surprised me with a bouquet of gorgeous fall flowers. Wow! Talk about costumer service!
I would highly recommend Karin.