I have been going to Salon Nouveau for about four years now. Started there because they are close by AND on the metro bus route - easy and nice with gas prices going up. Was also tired of the fuss and hassle of salons that can often times give you a lot of ""fluff "" and then very little actual value for your money. Salon Nouveau has the upscale look and feel of a ""fancy-schmancy"" salon yet retains a warm, comfortable atmosphere that lets you feel like you're at your friend's house for a chat. \r
My Colorist is Shannon - I adore her! She's so good I just let her ""point and shoot."" Sometimes I feel like I want all over color, next time it's highlights, or maybe it's neon-bright pink bangs. I'm not a young kid - but I'm not dead either! Regardless of what she does - I get loads of compliments (and from complete strangers!) I've had young, hunky GUYS come up to me and say - ""LOVE your hair! Love the PINK, and Great Style!"" Which comes to the stylist - Sheryl! She always cuts my hair just right - makes great suggestions for changes - and really knows what she's doing! \r
BUT - here is the part that brings tear to your eyes (at least for me) I had brain surgery a year ago...and these ladies not only helped me get a hairstyle ready BEFORE I went in for surgery...they didn't freak when I came in the week after - asking them to help fix the mangled head/hair that the surgeons had left me. My head was a misshapen, bruised and swollen mess. They didn't miss a beat. They went right to work and gently, and ever so carefully worked around the incision (and its staples) and reshaped what was left of my haircut into a funky do that actually looked like it might be sort of intentional and made me feel happier to be seen in public with the grow out. These are not only talented people - but a salon with huge HEART!!! \r
Call them - but call ahead - you may have to wait for an appointment - they book up fast!
Pros: Wonderful, friendly service. On the bus route. Great value for services.
Cons: Maybe hard to get appointments!