I just got my haircut this week and was told by James about the bad experience he had with some of the Groupon customers. He precceded to tell me of these women coming in saying things ike,"I'll take your card, but I could never afford to come back", "I use Suave in my hair, so save your spiel",and "I just want what is on the Groupon, don't try and sell me anything else". He went on to say some of them don't even leave gratuity which is etiquette 101! The woman below is clearly upset about being charged for a blow-dry. It baffles me that she would not talk to James when she came in. Why would she come in if her daughters hair was butchered? I find it disheartening that the private owners who bring alot of tax dollars to St. Louis get beat up because someone is to cheap to pay alittle extra to support their business'. I know that james is involved in about 200 different charities and has rescued OVER 100 dogs from being euthanized. He is very fair when approached with respect. I am a huge fan of the salon and i always get a good cut (except once when he forgot my sideburns-so what). I asked him how many people come in and out of the door a month and I was shocked to hear over 2000! He must be doing something right, he is looking at expanding for the fifth time! Ladies....lighten up, insist on talking to James if there is a issue. I hated hearing these stories coming out of his mouth and I want to remind people that there are two sides to every story, and then the truth.
Leaping Lizards Performing Arts Studio is an amazing place with a positive, non-competitive, atmosphere. I would know having taken 7 years of dance instruction, as well as theater workshops and voice lessons at this one-of-a-kind studio. The owner, Robin, is very competent in the performing arts and knows what she is talking about. She is also very supportive of her students' endeavors outside of Leaping Lizards and encourages them to hang up flyers for that shows they might be in on the studio bulletin board. I have noticed a negative comment concerning Miss Cecily on this review website. It is very true that Cecily has expectations of her students, but this does not mean she would purposely ruin a student's self esteem. She tries to encourage them by pushing them to aim for the stars. I'm going to be honest, I have had problems with her teaching style in the past. However, I talked to her about it in a civilized, calm fashion and haven't had a problem ever since. She is a perfectly reasonable person and an excellent dance teacher. I have noticed my own dance ability improve a lot since I've started taking her ballet class. The best part about Leaping Lizards is that everyone treats each other like family. All of the students and staff are very friendly towards one another. Leaping Lizards has friendly and talented teachers, nice facilities, and students that are accepting and welcoming, what more could you ask for?
So it used to take me FOREVER to style my hair after I showered. I would have to put product in, blow dry it for a ridiculously long time, more product, flat iron the heck out of it, more product, etc. It was a long process to try and straighten my hair and reduce the frizziness. Well, I have been a long time client of Preston Salon. I told the stylist I wanted to chop my hair off because of the length of time it takes me to style it. I rarely did my hair. I always just threw it up. Steven (owner) convinced me to try a new process he has that told me would drastically reduce the amount of time it took me to fix my hair. It is the Keratin Process. A week later, I was scheduled and ready to go. Angela is the one who did the treatment on my hair. People's hair is made of Keratin and the process simply puts Keratin back in your hair. Anyway, the first time I washed my hair, I began to blow dry it. Not even kidding, it took 5 minutes to blow dry! I did not need any product, I did not need to flat iron my hair, I could even leave it damp and it stayed styled! Since then, I have not worn my hair up! I fix my hair all the time and receive tons of compliments on how soft, shiny, and not frizzy my hair is! This is a revolutionary hair process and I HIGHLY recommend it if it takes you a long time to do your hair! It is the best thing I have ever done for my hair and love every minute of it.