This salon BUTCHERED my hair!
I have been bleaching my hair blonde for nearly ten years and I never had a problem until Christina started coloring my hair, retouching my dark roots when they would grow out. I started seeing her early last year 2008 and in the beginning it was okay but after a few visits, she started getting lazy and didn't give her undivided attention to my hair. She left the bleach in too long on my roots and it overlapped on previously bleached hair. When this happened a lot of my hair broke off near the roots and I ended up with all these short hairs on the top of my head. She also had me come every 6 weeks for touch ups which was a big mistake. I listened because I thought she knew what she was doing. Every stylist I talked to since then said you should wait at least 8-10 weeks between touch ups. It's as if she just wanted her job to be easier and didn't really care about her clients hair. When I started noticing my hair break off and told her about it, she suggested I do a high lift tint which would lighten my hair without bleach. She said that way my hair wouldn't get damaged and I ""won't end up with a mullet."" I am not kidding. Those were her actual words. Again I listened because I though she knew what she was doing. She didn't. I ended up having an inch of orange hair on top of my long blonde hair. And when my dark roots grew out I had 3 different colors; brow, orange, and blonde! It was hideous! I could have done a better job with a bottle from Walgreen's if I did it myself and with a fraction of the cost, and trust me I have done that before! That was the last time (6 months ago) I ever visited and will ever visit Cinta Salon. When I complained about the damage that Christina did to my hair, they refunded me the money from my last appointment but that could not undo all of the breakage that was done to my hair which will take 2-3 years to grow back.
I now go to a different salon that is a little more expensive but at least I know the stylists know what they are doing. A little extra money is worth the peace of mind I get knowing my hair won't be butchered to death. My stylist was able to correct the color that Christina did and now my hair is a nice even golden blonde. He also is very careful with the bleach. He doesn't leave it on too long and it doesn't burn my scalp. I just have to be extremely patient and wait for my short hair to grow back to the length that it once was so it can match the rest of my hair. I still can't even get it all in a ponytail.
I'm not a vain person but I always loved getting compliments on my hair. Since Christina ruined my hair I hardly ever get compliments on it anymore. She even had the nerve to push all this high end product on me so I can ""save my hair"" which wouldn't have needed to be saved in the first place if she knew what she was doing. When I first started seeing Christina, she asked me if I could write a good review on her on yelp. Obviously I have since removed it. How tacky that you have to ask your clients to write a good review about you? A good stylist would never need to do that. That's like changing a failing grade in school. It's too bad because I used to give her a really good tip, 30% every time. What a waste of money and what an incompetent hairstylist! Senior Stylist my shoe!
My only hope by writing this review is that no one else will have to go through all the trauma that I went through with my hair. Christina is an extremely incompetent hairstylist who shouldn't be allowed to touch anyone's hair with a ten foot pole.
My hair was DESTROYED thanks to Cinta Salon and if this review hurts their business then so be it. I really don't care...they deserve it. Save your hair and save your money: Don't get your hair done at Cinta Salon!