The salon was so busy both when I was there for my trial and my day-of that I can't recommend the atmosphere. However, Rodney is so very relaxed that he's a calming presence all by himself. His voice is very soothing as well as his attitude. I was so at ease sitting in the chair whether we were chatting or I had my eyes closed for a little rest. After my hair trial, the bottom section of hair started coming loose after 2 hours. Day of my wedding, he made adjustments so that I slept in my hair that night and it still looked good at the day-after brunch.
I was immensely pleased with the airbrush makeup application. It goes on breeze-light and stays on through kisses and dances and cheek-pinches and sweating. It doesn't smudge. Period. Only my lip color needed touch-ups a few times. I felt I looked like the most beautiful me I could - not like a painted doll or overdone. Expensive but I thought it was worth it when I looked so fresh at the end of the night.
I must put in a special word for Amahl (spelling?), the woman who coordinates the bridal appointments. My own hair dresser didn't tell me she was going on vacation my wedding week until one month before. I was scrambling to find a replacement and Amahl was wonderful in setting up such a last-minute appointment. [Granted, if my ceremony was on a Saturday instead of a Friday, I would've been out of luck.] I am very appreciative of all she did for me including sending me off with a bridal survival kit. :-)