I moved to Houston from out of state 2.5 years ago. I cannot tell you how frustrated I've been trying to find a hairstylist to actually care enough to listen to what I know about my hair, and what I WANT. Let me tell you, I've been through 5 different stylists in that amount of time. I've had my hair turned pink, fried to mush, turned gothic black, turned strawberry shortcake red, and turn out just plain blah. I've gone to stylists of every type, and every price point. Believe me, I wish I was exaggerating, but I'm not. I've taken in pictures, gone back repeatedly and have NOT found anyone who even came close to doing a good job on my hair. Until now! I can't tell you how glad I am that I found Mia. (I just had my hair done tonight).
Mia took the time to listen and UNDERSTAND before she just started throwing color in my hair and going with her own interpretation of what my hair should look like. She made suggestions that enhanced my ideas and incorporated everything I wanted. After such a long search I cannot tell you what a relief that is..(trust me, a girl's hair is a very delicate matter!) I am admittedly ""determined"" in what I want my hair to look like..and know just enough about hair to make someone crazy. So, I can be hard to please. UNLESS YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN! and Mia DOES!
As for the issue of Mia not ""specializing"" in cuts (although she happily trimmed mine tonight)...I personally don't think its a big deal. I'd rather have a stylist who TRULY specializes in color, and gets it right. Because Mia has dedicated her time to really studying color, she can deliver results the first time. Not only that, she was able to achieve the color I wanted AND make my hair look healthier than it has in years. She really cares about your hair.
I'd suggest instead of complaining about what you don't like, communicate with Mia. I can't believe that she would not be willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy. If you want more personalized attention (which I can understand), then let her know, and give her the chance to meet your needs, instead hoping she will read your mind.
As you can tell, I can't thank her enough! Great job Mia. (BTW, I am blonde with dark brown and red hilights. The blonde was the best I've had since moving to Houston).
Pros: One on One attention, takes time to understand, reasonable
Cons: What are the drawbacks?