When I made an appointment with Avanti Salon I asked who the most experienced stylist was and was refered to Amy. I went in and had a consultation to explain exactly what I wanted to do with my long beautiful hair. I had patiently waited 8 years, with regular trims on my hair to make sure there were no layers, no coloring, no perming. I asked to keep all my waist length hair long with a blunt cut across the back and a 1/2 inch box cut at the ends, just to make it look a bit thicker. I then told her I did NOT want my hair to look all choppy and NOT to put any layers in it. She repeated my instuctions so I was pretty comfortable that she knew what she was doing. The first thing she did was come over and hack a large section off from the chin down at an awkward angle that I will never get to behaive now. There goes my 8 years down the toilet. Considering it costs $700. to get a weave these days, I AM LIVID!! Unlike the weave that hung from Amy's head that was obviously cut from the backside of a yak, mine hair was all natural and all mine and WAS all one length. Now, it's a choppy mess, even after I had another stylist salvage as much as he could. Avanti salon in Chesterland does NOT guarantee their services either so not only is my beautiful hair destroyed. I had to pay for it as well. Twice. When I did complain about my hair cut, the woman I spoke to was rude and defensive, like this was my fault . Is it just me, or do should you pay for a service you ask for, or one THEY just want to do to you? She refused my request for a refund so that I could go somewhere else to have another stylist fix it to the best of his ability. I ended up paying $170 dollars to get my hair done, and it's still not what I wanted in the first place because of the Avanti stylist damage. The only compenstation I got for this disaster is an in store credit for product that I certainly don't need or want since I had already purchased product from them the day I had my hair done. This salon offers poor services at high end prices. Save your money AND your hair. When you walk in the salon, look closely at the hacked up womens hair styles there. You could be next.
The reason I've grown my hair so long in the first place is so I can donate it to locks of love in a few years from now. Now, I don't think I'll have enough to do that till 2015.
Pros: At least I'm not bald from the experience.
Cons: Bad, VERY bad hair cut. Unrepairable.