I've been going to Chris and Amy at Arrojo for almost 5 years, now (!), so this review is long overdue. Spurred on by the salon owner Nick Arrojo and his ""What Not To Wear"" fame, my mom first visited the salon and convinced me to become a convert as well.
I have long, wavy-curly hair that is fairly easy to cut and style, but it frizzes and flips out and I wasn't thrilled with my mousy-brown natural shade. After spending the day with Chris and Amy, I always emerge looking like nothing short of a supermodel, with shiny, silky tresses that inspire awe from friends and strangers!!
At first, I was nervous about getting a razor cut, but don't be! Chris' hairstyles frame your face in those perfect wispy layers, grow out beautifully, and last for months. Also trepidatious about committing to the vicious circle of highlights and roots, I had nothing to fear! Amy's color looks SO natural that the highlights even grow out without visible roots and I only need to go back a few times a year!!
The environment is hip and cool with plenty of natural light, great music, and a phenomenal cafe that brings the food to your chair! The assistants are also charming and eager to please, and their product line is actually worth purchasing, especially the serum, deep conditioner, and styling foam!
Is it a bit on the expensive side? Yes (but for New York City, it's a wild bargain!). Is it worth every penny? Absolutely. All in all, a day of pampering that restores your faith in the fact that if your hair looks great, you look even better...