Being a self-proclaimed connoisseur of the finest hair salons, I found myself at the door of Alchemy Hair Studio. From the moment I walked through the door I was enthralled with the beauty. Very sophisticated and artistic decore with a flare of comfort and fun. I was immediately greeted by the receptionist and offered a beverage and reading material. I sat on the decco style sofa and watched as the customers and hair dressers fluttered by me, each with a smile on their face and a friendly 'hello.'\r
My hair dresser, Ray Cawley, who I later discovered is also the owner, came and greeted me and escorted me to my chair. I couldn't help but be distracted by the artwork on the wall as he consulted with me about my hair. Having crazy, unruly hair, I am always hesitant about the results. He listened to my concerns and we came up with a plan. \r
The entire experience was amazing. Ray and I chatted about philosophy, life and laughed our way through my appointment. Before I knew it, I was looking in the mirror at the best hair cut and color I have ever gotten in my life. (Again, I am very picky with my crazy cury hair). On my way out, I made sure to grab a couple of business cards and Ray thanked me for coming in. I, in turn, expressed to him how much I appreciated my experience at Alchemy with a promise to return.\r
Over the next few days, I began to realize what a difference it made in my life to feel beautiful. My confidence went up and the compliments on my hair were non stop. Unfortunately, I don't live in Albuquerque. I have, however, traveled to Albuquerque three times since then just to have Ray do my hair for special occasions; and will continue to whenever I have an important event coming up. What a delightful experience!