Great Hair Experience, Return Customer
I moved into the area a couple years ago, looked for a good salon, wound up with the owner of one with a great reputation - and he wrecked my hair color. Disaster. Went back two times for ""corrections"" and then gave up, looked around some more, discovered Melissa at Taliesin. WOW. She questioned me carefully, made many suggestions, consulted other beauticians, came up with a plan - and after only one treatment my hair color was beautiful again! I've kept going back, found her always ready to make suggestions and adjustments, always careful and meticulous to make sure it is exactly what I want. Recently I decided to change the cut, and again she did a fantastic job, asked a lot of questions, listened carefully, and I came out looking great. Plus, she's a good conversationalist if you want to talk, but also willing to work quietly if you just want to sit back and relax (I can't stand stylists who talk my ear off while working). She also recommends great products that have seriously improved the look and health of my hair. She's a gem.
The salon itself: wonderful. Wood-paneled, ranch-themed, clean and comfortable, divided up into smaller rooms and areas so customers and staff are not all on top of each other, which makes it feel very quiet and private. Furnishings and decorations are of good quality. Nice views out the windows, if you happen to be near a window (Melissa's station is). Feels very high-end and yet low-key, not frenetic or self-conscious the way many salons are. I HIGHLY recommend it and Melissa along with everyone there.