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.
First off, the ambiance was amazingly beautiful. It felt like walking into a super expensive restaurant (but prices were very affordable!). Loved the decor, the chandeliers, and there was even a fireplace in the back. Went on a Friday night with a big party and we had no problem with our reservation. We we seated and the waiter were very attentive and always checked on us and asked if we needed anything. They were all very friendly! OMG then the most delicious garlic bread rolls came. We could not stop eating them. And I quote my friend, "these are dangerous!" The rolls came with a soft flat bread which was good too. Drinks were amazing- they had a nice variety of wine and cocktails. I got the Nutella Martini and it tasted exactly like drinking hazelnut chocolate!y The table everything from pasta to calzones, to pizza, to salad and everyone said they enjoyed their food. One person commented, that although the sauce looks heavy, it's actually very light and the dish is flavorful. I ordered the Chicken Tequila Fettuccine and it was very flavorful with peppers and chicken, with the pasta cooked al dente. It was my birthday so they brought me Tiramisu with a huge firecracker candle just like in the Yelp pictures! The Tiramisu was one of the best I have ever had, best I ever had (in the words of Drake). There's a parking lot in the back, and lots of street parking if the lot is full by the way. Overall, great feel, great food, great drinks, great dessert, great service. Will be back!
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.