For the first time in many weeks, Rochester actually had a ray of sunshine today. I thought that was a good omen as I tiptoed into my first haircut in five years at a salon. I had 3 foot long hair that was in dire need of a good cutting for spring. Lyndon's salon is located in a charming historic house planted on a hill overlooking empire boulevard and was easy to access from 590 north. The fabulous remodelling job he did is attractive and appealing right from the moment you step on the stone walkway to the long porch and inside the inviting space. James greeted me and gave me a little tour. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, giving off none of the aloof vibe of larger salons. The intimate setting is perfect for me, it felt like I was having some beauty time with a few friends. Even clients feel relaxed with one another, and that comraderie makes the visit all the more enjoyable. Lori gave me a wonderful smelling shampoo and moisturized my tremendous mop of hair and then snipped away all those split ends and dried out tips. My complaint has always been that despite having long, healthy hair with a good colour, its never looked shiny like a shampoo commercial. I want to flip my head around luxuriantly! I want the wind to whip through my hair like some Palamino galloping down a beach! Lori didn't think that was too much to ask, and in no time she had smoothed my hair to a glassy sheen with all those annoying fuzzy spots on top gone. It feels healthy and light and although its considerably shorter now, I feel like it looks 10 times better! \r
As Lori was working, Lyndon and James were chatting with everyone and working in the same room. The sun was warming the room, fragrant shampoos filled the air, and the earthy feel of wood beams and potted plants everywhere made me feel as relaxed as sitting on the porch on a sunday morning. I would recommend this salon to anyone who wants to feel cozy and beautiful.
Pros: environment, price, skill, employees, didn't push product on me.
Cons: now i might be addicted to getting my hair cut