This place blew me away. I have 14 years experience in the salon industry, I spent 2006 traveling the United States researching salons and spas, and I've had my hair cut by the best of the best when it comes to stylists - so being new to Seattle and not knowing anyone in the industry made the thought of getting my haircut a little scary. In fact, I had planned to travel the 3000 miles back to the east coast to do so until I stumbled upon The Gilt Edge Society.
Instantly intrigued by their dedication to the arts, I established contact with Glen & Stephen and was so impressed by their sincerity and kindness that I knew I had to have my hair cut there. I scheduled my first appointment for a cut with Glen. I am probably as picky as they come - I know what I want, I know cutting basics and I am a stickler for customer service and professionalism.
My entire service exceeded my expectations. Glen has a straight forward approach and told me what needed to happen to my hair in order for it to work best with my facial structure. Upon my approval, he gave me by far the greatest haircut I have ever had - which, oddly enough was about $400 less than my previous east coast cut.
I returned for color a few weeks later and established just a few guidelines for what I was looking for but at this point felt comfortable enough with him that I knew he would do what was best. This was huge for me as I usually formulate my own color and then tell the stylist how and where to put it on my head. The results were great and I have received numerous compliments.
During both services Glen took the time to explain what he was doing and why, and in a non-salesmen like manner explained the products he was using on my hair and how I could create the same effects at home.
I was overly impressed with the service I received and would encourage anyone interested in getting a great hair at an overly fair price to go to The Gilt Edge.