The salon is clean and I've never experienced a very long wait (more than 10 min) even when they've been busy. The pedicures, both gel/shellac and regular, that I've gotten have always lasted well and looked nice. The previous owner, Ivy, sold the business sometime in 2012 I think to her long time employee Carlos and his wife. They both do a nice job and their new employee V (a young man in his 20s) does really excellent work. Everyone speaks very good English and seems to understand when to converse with clients and when not to. Unfortunately, the weak link here is the daughter of the owners. While she is a pretty typical 20-something, her attitude really brings the atmosphere down. She's a bit loud and rough around the edges language-wise (and I'm not conservative, but it just doesn't seem to fit there). She is always complaining about the hours they work, or when she gets to go home. It feels a bit like she thinks this is a 'cool' thing that everyone does about their work, but when I'm paying some $25-35 for your service, and I tip you well, I don't want to hear all that. She can't seem to wait to get back to her smartphone between clients and because I've had pedicures done by literally everyone that works there (I've been a regular for years), I can definitely say hers are the least in quality. She doesn't seem to want to go to any extras and everything seems like an effort. The last time I was there I actually wondered if this was going to be a deal-breaker for me and whether I'd look elsewhere. If I were more friendly with Carlos, I might suggest that he speak with her about professionalism. Take it for what it's worth, if you can put in your earbuds and block it out, this is one of the best places in town.
2900 Louisiana Blvd NE ste 170Albuquerque, NM 87110
From Business: Leslie Calvert is a registered Electrologist and has been proudly caring for New Mexico clients since 1979. For that duration, she has served as a board member for …
551 W. Cordova Suite ESanta Fe, NM 87505
From Business: Locally owned we've been proud to be servicing Santa Fe as a New Business. We are committed to providing you with excelent service that is friendly and committed to…
This is the BEST salon in Santa Fe! I got the BEST highlights of my life AFTER going to another salon (Rock Paper Scissors) and got the WORST haircut of my life (no way were they going to give me highlights!). George at Wavelengths gave me EXACTLY the shade of highlights that I wanted AND he FIXED my bad haircut. They are currently renovating the place, but everything was in its place and I can only imagine how nice it will be when they are done renovating! I highly recommend this place. I am VERY picky about my hair! (What woman isn't ). Go! You will be happy with the results!!
All the gals at my work have been talking about how great this guy "AJ" is at hair! So I decided to give him a try. From the moment I walked in to Salon Mateo I felt welcome and calm. AJ did an amazing job on my cut and my color is so shiny its unbelievable. I have preboooked for the rest of the year with him just to make sure I have my spot reserved in his chair! I have finally found a stylist that understands what i want :) the products he recommended are great as well. I am now one of the gals back at the office bragging away about how great AJ is! Thanks AJ so much!