My older hairstylist had moved out of the town and I haven't quite chosen anyone still to replace her, well till just lately. I've hunted for some hair studio in Pasadena and came across Upstairs Salon. But, I didn't get my tresses done that day due to the fact that the hair salon only entertained people by scheduled visit. I called the parlor to set an appointment and had the chance to schedule one previous week or so. I didn't fixed any expectation as I didn't like to get unsatisfied. But had I put an expectation, the services I've received from Marina would have overruned what I've determined. Marina is much more than a professional when it comes to handling hair, I can easily say that she's totally an artist. She cuts and designs hair easily and her hands were light when they touched my fringe. The other hairdressers I've gone to before I've sought service from the previous one I had, had oftentimes complained that they had a hard time cutting my hair. My hair's actually really thick and the cuts are often set off once the stylists' are done cutting it. But Marina hardly said anything about my hair, save for some fantastic suggestions of course. Now I look really EXCEPTIONAL, my husband compliments me constantly pointing out that the cut made me seem younger. Regrettable the parlor's not easily accessible to the handicapped as it 's on the second floor and there's no escalator for going up and down. I have some handicapped close friends whom I know will undoubtedly like getting their hairs done by Marina too.
I'm famoused for being an oldie when it concerns hairstyles and I've never designed to alter the way I look since I didn't known that I can have awesome hair like others can. Moreover, my mother had brought in me to various beauty parlor when I was a child but things never really turned out well for my wild curls. Since it was the same story again and again, I chose to just let my hair go long without carrying out anything to it at all, except for cutting. Nevertheless when I started working, I had to fit the image of a creative director. That's when I check out Upstairs Salon from the papers as the best hair salon in Pasadena. I thought about it and made up my mind to risk my hair through this salon. Which - was the most effective choice I've ever made. Though I needed to call several days ahead to get a scheduled appointment and it required me some time to find its place, it was most definitely worth the visit to the salon. Marina Bluvand had personally attended to me. I didn't look for it because I was after all a non-celebrity customer. She not only gave me a haircut that fit my facial shapes and answered my longtime bad hair day problems but she heard my horror hair stories while growing up. It was genuinely an amazing experience, I've never felt like a celeb in my whole life the way I've experienced when I was there. If I can have my way, I'll pay a visit to Upstairs Salon everyday of my life, even just to obtain that motivating VIP treatment the beauty shop gives to its clienteles.
I really don't feel like frequenting salons where you have a number of folks chattering away and your specialists talk a lot to each other while accomplishing their service. Good thing I heard about Upstairs beauty salon. It's by scheduled appointment only regulation is absolutely what I favor in hair shops. I tend not to see a great deal of customers crowding the site when I go there because Marina makes it a point not to have anyone waiting for their moment to get serviced. A major bonus you can receive from Marina is her drive with her job. She does not care about making the money but she actually cares about each and every hairstyle she cuts and every customer she meets. No wonder folks always have praises for Marina. She's untiring and takes the time to get to know what you want. And if you have no concept whatsoever about hairstyles, she gives lots of awesome recommendations. She's one of the most experienced hair professional I've ever known. Marina and her team truly think about you. These people will definitely please you with their proficiency on hair tone and fashion. A drawback however is I can't get my hair done on a Monday when I severely have to have one since it's only available on Tuesdays to Saturdays. But I can nonetheless say that Upstairs Salon is really the best hair salon in Pasadena.
It's tough to choose a beauty salon where I and also my youngsters can receive the very same handling from the hairstylists. A friend had the same issue before but had recounted that she got a wonderful approach from Marina Bluvband in Pasadena. Despite the fact that Pasadena's a drive away from San Marino, where we live, we decided to venture checking out Marina since my colleague had expressed that her hair salon offers the best haircut in Pasadena. Getting to Pasadena Playhouse District wasn't a concern but getting to Upstairs Salon turned out to be a little bit challenging since one of my girls has a limp and the complex where the salon's situated only has stairs for accessibility. But, that problem was small as compared to the attention we received from the hair consultants, specifically from Marina. The crew welcomed us warmly and they did give us extraordinary care, much like what my friend had claimed. The kids liked the salon's relaxed setting and bright polished looked, and they liked being handled like stars. The hairdos they gave us consistently continued to be healthy in spite of being rumpled when sleeping. The hair salon's service was really marvelous if not excellent. Actually, If I'll give Upstairs a grade, it would need to be an A+.
Phylies is a Master Hair Designer, Instructor, & co-founder of exclusive, precision hair-cutting techniques developed in collaboration with Hienrih of Robert P Richleigh - Long Hair Specialists.com during their years together at the salon. She specializes in custom designs for ALL hair lengths to enhance your best features, bringing new life & movement to boring hair, naturally without the need for gels, pomades, mousses, or sprays. Advanced techniques utilized include Sassoon's Inverted-V, Asymmetrical, Anti-Gravity, Blending, Texturizing, & other EXCLUSIVE Special Effects based on The Golden Spiral. Each custom hair design will outlast two or three lower-priced cuts at other salons, allowing hair to grow out smoothly with no awkward stage. Be sure to ask for Huea (Yiu Pinh) for the most wonderful, relaxing shampoo massage ever! *~*~* Joico and Hair Fitness products available for purchase *~*~*
Does that exist? Yes! Sort of like Cheers! "Where everyone knows your name! I had pleasant experience I had at this salon! A great spirit! Fun girls in the shop! The owner April is very professional and treats her customer like they actually matter! I can't belive she's been doing this for 25 years!Customer service all the way! Which explain why she is still is in business and has a waiting list to get to her chair! I was referred by a friend who knows I don't like shop hopping! I think I hopped in to the last shop! I love Head-Trip! April recently added really cute clothing in the back of the shop or the front depending where you come in! I can get my hair done and a outfit and off to a party I go! Try the Brazilian Blow-out! OMG I love my hair! Did I really say that? I do, i do!
I just moved here from Chicago and where ever I go I always look for an AVEDA salon. Well I found a great one in Pasadena. I not only got a great cut and color but since it was my first time here, they gave me a 20% discount. A total bonus to what was already a great experience. You get all the AVEDA products you need and a great stylist. Make sure you ask for the hand and the scalp massage - it usually comes with a hair service at AVEDA salons but remind them 'cause it's sooo worth it. I almost fell asleep in the chair! Definitly going back.
Review by Kelly J: I feel so lucky to have found a hairstylist as caring, thorough and professional as Marina. She has kept my hair up-to-date and looking its best for over 10 years. I am a perfectionist, and while some other professional services in my life have disappointed me (doctors, lawyers, manicurists, printers, etc.), I know I can always count on the consistently excellent work of my hairstylist! Whether coloring, or highlighting, or shaping a new haircut to fit me perfectly, Marina is my best professional resource. A real treasure!
I have been dying to try hair extensions and a friend recommended that I try this hair salon. They used Great Lengths on me which are so natural and look amazing! I was nervous that everyone would be able to see them but I get compliments every where I go about my, now, thick, long hair looks. Seriously even if you are just toying with the idea, go in and meet with them. They were totally honest about cost up front and what to expect and they delivered. Hands down, just a great experience.
The lady knows what she's doing, treats you like a human being (and not like a side beef!), keeps the shop clean and tools sharp; well organized, has an easy way when dealing with coworkers and patrons, is good looking and accepts small gifts (like flowers) with grace. Personally (for what's worth), you'd have to work at it to not have a good experience. Give it a try - see what you think (and - no - I did not receive any rewards for this blurb!!!).