Carmen has been doing my hair for over 3 years now. I was so fortunate to find her. She has been instrumental in making my hair significantly healthier than it was before. She always makes recommendations on the various products and I am always skeptic with my hair being course. By the way, she uses very high quality products. With her being the professional, I let her do what she suggests as her recommendations are for my hair's benefit. I trust her and she definitely has swayed my skepticism. For instance, she recommended that I try the Brasiliana Keratin Treatment as opposed to getting a relaxer. I have gone through the treatment and ... I LOVE IT! After I got it done, my family and friends kept touching my hair. It looks and feels wonderful. Carmen is big on customer service and very considerate of her clients’ time. I love the fact that she takes walk-ins, so while I visit the salon every week, the actual day can vary. I have recommended New York Dominican Stylist to all of my friends and colleagues. When I first started going to Carmen, I tried to find an alternate place just to have in case. In that search, I have confirmed that all Dominican salons are NOT created equal. She is and has been the BEST for me. I don’t trust anyone else with my hair. She takes the health of my hair personally.
My recent visit to Elmada's was truly a blessing. Ms. Mitchell, the head stylist and owner, nursed my hair back to health. I had gone through a phase in my life where I just let my hair "go" and didn't take care of it as I should have. When I realized it was time for me to take better care of my hair, I knew only ONE place to go and that was Elmada's. I was encouraged to go there for several reasons. One, Ms. Mitchell has a WEALTH of experience and knowledge in hair CARE,.....not "just cute styles". She has been in this business for YEARS and knows her stuff. Elmada's has a wholesome Christian environment that nurishes mind, body, soul, and HAIR. :-) She ensures her stylist on staff are pleasant and experienced. She keeps a clean shop. And she doesn't let any MESS and DRAMA invade the wholesome environment. I highly encourage you to visit Elamada's and enjoy the beautiful, welcoming environment it provides. I received SO MANY compliments on how my hair looked heathy and beautiful. THANKS ELMADA's..and especially Ms. Mitchell :-)
This is an excellent salon that deserves more than five stars. I read the review regarding the stylist getting 60% and the owner taking 40%. I feel this owner is over extending herself as most salons do 50/50 or rent booths and have the stylist be responsible for their own products. What person who is trying to keep more money in their pocket want to spend their hard earned cash for supplies As far as the door being locked, this is a great security measure. It keeps those that are not customers out and helps those on the inside have a feeling of security. Gospel music is good for a person who is seeking a closer walk with God and it also helps those that have that walk maintain their faith and renews their faith in this relaxed atmosphere. After all this is a christian salon and any thing other than gospel music would be hypicritical.