I accidentally ran across Shear Genius in the spring of this year (2012), as I was looking for a salon close to where I live. I have been in there 5-6 times for cuts and color and so far, failed to ever be disappointed. They are very professional, genuinely friendly, and most of all undoubtedly extremely accommodating. I was in a jam due to a death in the family and they were willing to stay late to help me out at last minutes notice. I really just wanted to make a quick positive comment on this salon while it was on my mind, as I was in there recently. I was a little appalled by the "Anonymous" comment posted. The entire post sounds a little bogus and childish to me, not to mention your poor grammar and misspelled words. Sounds like it was written by an 8-year old instead of 48-year old. It almost sounds like you have a personal vendetta against the owner, who posted a very polite response to try to make ammends to your bad experience. If you were that unhappy, why not just post "Would not recommend" and MOVE ON? No specific details were necessary. No one is ever going to like every stylist they try .... it's called reality. The staff at Shear Genius does not know me from the man in the moon, other than I am now a familiar face. Your post was very transparent and I hate seeing nice people treated that way. It is just amazing to me that as large as Knoxville is, you simply walked into another salon and find the hairdresser you love. Unbelievable! I have never had that kind of luck. Providing a service at a reasonable price makes for a good salon. In addition, bending over backwards to accommodate clientele makes for a great salon! I would highly recommend Shear Genius!
I was first introduced to Stefanie Lindorfer almost 6 years ago (3/21/07 to be exact). To preface this I have never been a "primper", and many times described as "tomboyish". I was never concerned about a haircut because "it will always grow out", so for years I did $10 haircuts and was perfectly content. In 2007 I lost my husband of 27 years to cancer. Needless to say my personal time had been dedicated to my love and my soul mate for the previous 20 months. His death occurred during "Spring Break" and I wanted a really good haircut/style for the upcoming days of "public" appearances with friends, family and necessary business responsibilities. I wanted someone that I knew their work ethic, dedication and professionalism. My niece Heather introduced me to Stefanie. This wonderful lady transformed a red-eyed, blubbering widow into an amazingly attractive and relaxed 52 year old woman. She was kind, attentive and really looked at ME and created a style that I continue to sport (with slight variations) for 6 years now. I can never say enough about Stefanie. She has become not only a stylist but a friend. Her skills and professionalism are unquestionable and her sweet spirit are a gift she gives daily to her clients. She has won my dedication by demonstration and has my undying loyalty.
I recently went to Salon Anthony after receiving a bad cut from another local salon. I was a little nervous because I was visiting from out of town and didn't know much about the salon. That changed quickly, however. Within a minute of walking in, I was acknowledged with a smile and an enthusiastic, "Hey!" Tony Pack, the stylist I scheduled an appointment with, was working with another client so I sat down in the waiting area. The salon looked and smelled clean. It was a fresh and happy atmosphere. The client was laughing and talking with Tony the whole time. It seemed as though they were long-time friends. As soon as I sat in his chair, I realized that Tony must show everyone the same attention and enthusiasm as he did with the lady before me. I have never had such a positive experience with a stylist or salon. I left with an incredible haircut and the feeling as if I just had coffee with a friend. Salon Anthony definitely has a new long-time customer!