So, based on Jill's reco here on JB I got an appt. with Eric at his salon, Sarantos. I have curly hair, and the last cut, which was so-so, was losing it. Whatever "it" is.
Anyway, Eric listened, consulted and suggested a couple things to bring the 'do back into shape. He also had some ideas for something more drastic next time (it was a grey day and I was not exuding "let's chop it all off" vibes).
Cut is great, salon is nice, doggie is cute and friendly, and parking is free. Salon does NOT have the pretentious attitude or blaring music that can be found elsewhere. Oh, and no snotty receptionists to deal with either.
Location is at 96th and Roosevelt in Mapleleaf neighborhood. Phone number is: (206) 523-9266.