I ended up at Nimbus Salon because I followed Sara Hines there from a different salon in San Jose, who was gracious enough to let me know where she went. Let me start by saying how much I love Sara's work. Some people are technicians and some are artists when they cut hair, and Sara is a true artist. I believe this is reflected in her interest in photography and music, which enriches her aesthetic when she is working on hair. I can speak to both her skills as a hair stylist, as well as a colorist. When I first came to her, I just had a vague description of what I wanted, and she made it real and better than I could have imagined. Since then, I have brought her countless pictures from hairstyle magazines and asked her to duplicate the haircut on me. She is spot on every time, somehow making it work with my hair and head and face shape. I love the color combinations she chooses for my hair. She just has an eye for it. I am sure that many of you have had the same experiences I have had in the past trying to find a good hair stylist. I can't count the number of times before I met Sara that I had come home and cried over the haircut or had to go somewhere else to get it fixed. I am so relieved those days are past. I feel so strongly about this that when I had to move to Santa Rosa for 3 months one summer for my job, I drove all the way back to Los Gatos to have Sara do my hair. Now don't let me forget about complimenting Nimbus Salon. The people covering the front desk are always very nice to me. I had one instance where another stylist had to fill in for Sara when I got stuck in traffic and didn't want to reschedule, and it was a very good experience. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the other customers seem to enjoy chatting with their stylists as much as I do. The stylists seems to get along with one another, which adds to the pleasant atmosphere. When I went there for a makeup consultation, the owner came over and gave me a free Aveda lip gloss, presumable in thanks for my business, as I purchased what was recommended. Finally, I love the Aveda products. People have asked me how my hair is so shiny, and I can't believe it myself with all of the stuff I have done to it. The smells are therapeutic, the eye shadows go on so much better than other brands I have purchased, and I can't find another face lotion that sits so well on my skin.
Pros: Excellent stylist, Sara Hines
Cons: Occasional difficulty parking at busy weekend times