Okay, over a year later and I figured I would come to update my previous review (which I apparently erased by accident) oops. I had been to Salon K 2 times before with excellent experiences. Great razor cut, neat & nicely installed extensions, friendly service, good experience. Since I haven't really been able to find another good salon on Staten Island that care for ethnic hair I was happy overall and fully expected to continue my patronage there. My first review stated that my only issue was parking--since the only option is to feed the meters in front IF there is an open spot.
NOW, I think I would still go to them in a pinch...but I must be honest and say I have not come back to them since last year for the following reasons:
1. Comparitively speaking to the Dominican spots in BK that I've found lately, their prices are more expensive for what I got.
2. My regular stylist was gone unexpectantly (w/o notice) so I had to go to the owner to get my weave installation. First--I'm not even sure if they knew I was showing up when I got there that morning. They seemed surprised that I was on the books. You'd think since I booked the appt awhile ago you would have seen that I was coming in that day, right? Second- I had to assume that she was a good stylist since she was the owner, but didn't like the feeling that I was still taking a chance on a stylist I didn't have a chance to ""check out their skills"" first. But anyway, they quickly put me in the chair, so no wait, but that brings me to
3. THOSE CORNROWS WERE SO DAGGONE TIGHT! I felt like my scalp was bleeding for a little while. LOL. Too much and was not comfortable. I wound up saying something & I thought she was about to loosen some of them but instead just cut a few threads and gave me a towel to soothe my scalp. huh?
4. Showed her a picture of the cut I wanted and it really didn't turn out the pic at all. I went home and got it cut again the next day. I've seen her cut others' short hair and it looked GREAT. Maybe longer hair or that particular style wasn't her thing that day.
Anyway, I'm not completely writing off Salon K--because again, my other visits were still good & I haven't been able to find another on SI that can manage AA hair well...but I figured I come back here to re-evaluate my ""continued patronage"" mentality as stated before.