FTL's Hidden Gem for Hair
I visited Salon Santiago for the first time yesterday (6/26) for a haircut and brow/lip wax. I can't tell you how amazing I feel just from a simple haircut & wax.
Francesca did my wax and I think it was the gentlest thing I've ever experienced. She used wax for sensitive skin on me and I didn't get red or itchy like I've done in the past with regular wax. I always thought that was just what happens when you get waxed -- skin gets red & irritated -- but Francesca showed me differently, and I'm officially spoiled. :-)
James was my stylist and I must say, I'm nursing a bit of a stylist crush. Within moments of me trying to describe what I wanted (something with lots of texture & edges that works with my short fine hair), he knew exactly what I was trying to get at and was raring to go with a razor cut.
Well, he didn't have to tell me twice, because I LOVE razor cuts and have had a hell of a time trying to get a good one since I moved down here in 2004. James was the first stylist I've met who loves razor cuts as much as I do and enjoys doing them. I love how he just went to town with the razor on my hair, making quick focused cuts all over my head. When he was done cutting, he put some of the salon's own Soy Fix in my hair which made all the texture really come out, and made me nearly squeal with happiness. I've had my short textured look for about 10 years now and James revitalized it for me and made me feel amazing.
When I was done, I felt like I'd been to the spa. That's how happy, relieved, and relaxed I felt afterward. I feel like I've found the Holy Grail of hair salons -- knowledgeable professionals who enjoy what they're doing and do it very well. Francesca & James are great, talented people who are clearly interested in giving customers a great experience and I can't say enough good things about them.
I'll definitely be back in 6 weeks for another cut & wax! Thanks, Salon Santiago!!