I love to research, and when it comes to my hair, I can become obsessive about reading reviews before trying it out. After reading so many great things about Seven, I decided to try it out.
After two color & cuts, I definitely wish I could give a better review. First of all, I hate to admit when my research does not match the anticipated result. (This explains why I tried both salons before coming to my unfortunate conclusion). More importantly, if I'm going to spend a fortune, I expect a result that is exceptional.
Both the Bellevue and Seattle salons are attractive and trendy, and both stylists were nice, but is that what is going to convince you to spend $100-200 more for the same item at a slightly less posh (yet amazing) salon? I think not, but you may feel differently.
Details, you ask? My hair can range between straight, naturally curly and just plain frizzy. I give them kudos for cutting my hair to accommodate this (ie. not cutting too short and therefore avoiding the springy over-curled bits), but am disappointed with the color. Yes, the color! (This is supposed to be their selling point). I've had other stylists pick amazing colors that complimented me before, but both times at Seven, the stylists chose hues that were too blonde for my complexion and this just washed me right out. I'm a brunette so this was a bit surprising. It instantly aged me, and I'm only in my mid-twenties.
If you want to check out this salon, cross your fingers and bring a fat wallet. You may have a great experience like many of the other reviewers, but if it were me, try something else and use the savings to buy yourself something special!