Leah IS THE BEST!! So, I had to compliment a coworker earlier this week because I noticed she had this KILLER NEW haircut and color. I told her I was considering changing my look up and she insisted that I go see her chic... “she's amazing” she said. Well let me tell you that is an understatement. Her name is Leah. I always get nervous before a haircut because I've never really had a good one. From the moment I sat down in her chair I felt instantly at ease. She started asking me all sorts of questions like what I do for a living, and do I work out a lot, and how much time would I would be willing to spend styling my hair…. All sorts of things. She combed through my hair a bit more, looked me in the eye, took a very deep almost meditative breath, and then said “ok, let's rock and roll!” This chic went into the zone. I've never seen a hairdresser so focused in my life. This is a woman who really cares about what she does. It's inspiring. Leah nailed it! She knocked it out of the park! I've quite honestly never been so happy with a haircut in my life. Leah is an artist, a technician, a serious perfectionist, and an absolute pleasure to be around. She exudes positive energy and created a look for me that I never dreamed possible! Look, I'm writing this crazy long review. I've never reviewed anything ever. I feel like I owe it to her. She earned this review. I look so friggin' cool right now it's actually hard to believe. She even took the time to teach me how to style it on my own because as she said, it doesn't do her any good if i can't make it look just as awesome by myself. Makes perfect sense when you think about it. AMAZING!!! My hair – pretty much the coolest cut i've ever seen, and the woman she was finishing up when I got there – SUPERB - she was absolutely THRILLED with it. In closing, Leah has truly found niche calling. Don't just take my word for it, go to her and witness the magic for yourself.
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I usually would not waste my time posting a review....My wife would go to different hair salons in search of the right stylist and each time she would return home she(...each time more of her hair would be gone!)she would be more depressed. After 3 years, she had very, very short hair. She started researching hair extensions after being out with her girlfriends one evening. We started searching the Tampa, St. Petersburg, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Clearwater areas for just the right salon(and STYLIST!!!!). We had formulated a list of the different salons and the cost of the extension service....$500-$1500. WOW!!!!! That's alot of money.....and was told that was CONSIDERED inexpensive compared to a couple of years ago. We called/viewed salon websites online. Elkae Salon STOOD OUT to both of us. She scheduled her COMPLIMENTRY CONSULTATION and met with LEAH, her new STYLIST. She scheduled her extension appointment and purchased her hair. It has been 3 weeks now since my wife's extension service. My wife is NO longer depressed but EXUDES a certain CONFIDENCE. She even receives COMPLIMENTS from complete strangers. Leah stayed late that evening; well after her closing time. Leah's price, and her salon's GUARANTEE, were well below any of the prices we were quoted. My wife's extensions and her new COLOR are PERFECT. Come to find out, Leah, is a CERTIFIED MASTER COLORIST, too. We will be telling ALL of OUR friends about ELKAE SALON. JAXX
Salon West is the premier salon in Pinellas County. It's where you go when you want to feel welcome, pampered, with the best professionals for any service you may desire. I've been going there for years, and I have to say that no other salon comes close when it comes to consistency and results. I've been with Heather for years and going in is always a treat for me. Although the salons themselves are very posh and lovely, this is not a snob salon. Everytime I come in, I am greeting by a smiling face and offered something to drink. The staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming. This salon is for anybody who desires superior service and professionalism without the snob factor. As to the services themselves...I LOVE getting my hair done there. I've been with Heather for years. Her expertise in color is amazing, the results always look fantastic. The cuts are perfect, but they have no problem if something is not to your liking...for instance if you want to come right in again to say, adjust a bang length, this is not a problem, they are happy to make it right. I've also had terrific massages, facials, and pedicures there. Everyone is a real pleasure to deal with, and I can only attribute this to their training method and work ethic. When you come in here, these people know what they are doing. It's an easy decision. Go, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and friendliness, let the Salon West staff works it's magic, and voila, you leave gorgeous. What's not to love? 5 Stars!!