Rita B Downtown was such a breath of fresh air for me. I walked in not knowing what to expect, but as soon as I walked in I was greeted like I was part of the family and I just got home for Christmas after years of being away. Everyone is so sweet. Tricia did my hair, and she had so many pointers on how to build the strength of my hair over time. I have dry hair (I was told everyone who lives in this climate has hair on the dryer side) and she gave me a few tasks as ""homework"" to get my hair in better shape, like sleeping on a softer pillow case... genius! What I really liked about my stylist is that she told me no. I have dark brown hair, and I walked in not really knowing what I wanted. So I blurted out that maybe we should do highlights. Tricia wasn't afraid to tell me why that wouldn't work for my hair, and help me understand the benefits of what she had in mind for me. I could tell she really cared instead of just plopping some bleach on my head. She took the time to explain things to me. And she even gave me a great ""cheek sweep"" out of my weird bangs that I cut myself.
Even better, the owner of the salon downtown is part of an entire dynasty of hair professionals, his mom actually IS Rita B, and I do believe Tricia mentioned to me that his whole family does hair. I love how the salon is set up, it makes you feel like you matter, instead of walking into a big, empty, stale salon... this location is warm and cozy, and is inside of a nightclub/hotel... next time I make my appointment, I will be sure to grab a drink from downstairs!