My sister recommended Cynthia to me some years ago. She told me..."Cynthia's great Rick. She'll make you look like a star," which is just what I needed to hear. I was living and working in Las Vegas at the time and my look was important to my business, so I gave Cynthia a try. Cynthia listened (actually listened) to my concerns about how I felt I needed my hair to look and was able to give me a style that worked in the boardroom in the daytime and on stage at night - that perfect balance that, believe it or not, was a real challenge to find in Las Vegas. At that time, in the early nineties, I had to be in Georgia a lot, so it was only natural that I would use Cynthia but after several seasons of going to her (between salons in ' Vegas) I realized no one I had used since the seventies had done as good a job as Cynthia was doing now. I began arranging my trips to Atlanta based on her schedule as much as mine...yes I am vain about my looks, obviously. Is she expensive? Compared to what? The Hair Force chain, a $5 nightmare? The ditz down at Neiman-Marcus? Please! She might be a little pricey, but she beats all the competition in her neighborhood. Is she inconvenient? Well, for me she is - very. I now live in back in the south, but not Georgia, and I still jump through hoops to get in her chair...because I know when I get out of that chair my hair will look exactly how I want it to look. I am rarely (never) on stage anymore but I still have to go to the board meetings. When Cynthia is done with my hair I am ready to take on the world...because I know I have the best haircut in the world. That's how I feel and Cynthia neither asked for, nor paid for this review. I just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am to have her as part of my staff.
This is really an exceptional salon. Every aspect is top quality. The owners of the salon seem to very picky whom they hire. The stylists have been trained by the best of the best (Some stylists are from other major salons and trained all over the world and nationwide.), as well as all the employees are just exceptional. My colorist (Sorry, not up their proper name.) was fantastic, too. There backgrounds are so interesting to hear about. My stylist travels to shows all over the world. I would let anyone do my hair their, even though I have my "guy". The whole team works together, customer service is top notch. If you want the best, please give DASS a try. I travel 3 - 4 hours to have my hair done at DASS and I could choose to go to any city or another Salon in Atlanta but I will never go anywhere but Dass. I have never used their Spa, but I plan to do so soon. Did I mention I get pampered there? I love that. That is their level of service for everyone. At least go by and tour their Salon. My stylist is at the Lenox location, however, each Salon is the same level of service. When it comes to my hair, price does not matter, however, their prices are lower than what I thought they would be. So, don't stop by because you may think is "too much," I promise you will be very pleased. Dass has their own line of products that are also exceptional. I am not sure of the Dass history, but I believe they train their hair experts, on top of they're training, as well. They most do something, because they bring in people and they business is a well oiled machine. Perfect. I hope you have a memorable experience! Highest Regards, Minnie Barnhill - Mynatt
I have been going to Adel & Gary's for over 30 years - with Gary as my hairstylist & Jackie as my colorist/chemical pro! Both--are the BEST in the business. Gary- knows how to DESIGN your hair to match your face. He is a sculpture that knows what style, hair length, color compliments your face. I have sent many friends and family to him to get a "make over". They have ALWAYS been completely AMAZED at the results. Jackie- is the chemical genius! My hair is always healthy and brilliant when I leave! (except the time that I messed up my hair on my OWN by trying to do my own hair at home--Ran to Jackie to help "undo" what I had done. She warned me that I should wait. After I begged her to fix it.. She added just a little correction coloring here and there-- It turned out GREAT! (only a little breakage because she was SO careful to choose the healthiest hair) I even get tons of compliments on my latest experiment -- I might get her to do it again-- However, next time, I would let HER do it from the beginning-- I almost caused all my hair to fall out doing it on my own! Eeekkk I would drive an HOUR to go to Adel & Gary's to get my cut and highlights -- But, luckily they are still close by. P.S. I hear "Tony" is also a good hair stylist-- haven't used him personally though.