My hair has been damaged over the course of my stay in beautiful Seattle, WA. Finding the RIGHT stylist has not come at a cost, I'll tell you that. The breakage had become unbearable! As I looked for a hair stylist in Seattle, one of my co-workers with marvelous hair referred me to Lorie and her hair salon. Lorie is the consummate professional. She reads you like a book! If you're tired, she's lets you rest (after asking and bring you nice warm glass of tea). If you're engaged and up for a chat, she's down for that too. But, she's no chatty cathy (i.e., annoying). Seriously, it's refreshing to have an intelligent, thought-provoking conversation with your stylist! As for my hair, it is in the best health EVER. I've been getting relaxers (straighteners) for 17 years and this is the first time I can honestly say that it is at its healthiest. It is strong, healthy and just fab. What I love about Lorie is the fact that she does't just do a great job, she EDUCATES you on how to maintain your hair and KEEP it in great condition. It's one thing to send me out looking great, but TEACH me how to keep it that way. I'm not sure if she has room for more clients, but I am immensely happy that I got in the door as I wouldn't go anywhere else! I know it's selfish, but oh well! I've got the best stylist in Seattle. Thanks Lorie!
I am afraid and disappointed to say that the Central does not know how to care for their customers. I was sitting with a nice young gent who bolted for the door when he realized that a rat ran under his feet from the kitchen. Luckily, the rat of less that 10 inches, but larger that seven, decided to return to the kitchen after his scare with people. I really liked the Central despite this occurrence, and decided to spend my Halloween there with others. Unfortunately, my friends were asked to leave, WITHOUT ANY OBSTRUCTION OF PEACE, after they were over-served...an embarrassing experience, and as a professional bartender, I can say that the "ladies" of Central lack professionalism and true training as to how to serve people. They over-serve people and then kick them out instead of dealing with the repercussions. Understandable (fear), but irresponsible (fear). Get educated, bitches. I know this bar has some history, but I think the rats are the only ones who know it. I give it three stars for their attention to Newcastle and Stella on tap...and that is it.
My ex-boyrfiend and I used to frequent The Central and while I will say that it's nice to have a bar in Seattle that you can literally roll out of bed and go to, you can expect that others will be doing the same! If people don't look disgustingly unhygenic, then they are probably the super skanky cougars decked out in pleather in the hopes of meeting their biker soulmate! Rats are part of the scene, trust me, I almost burst into tears one night when i saw one up on the ledge above the bar! The bartenders will just tell you they're part of Pioneer Square, but I have yet to see any of those little things running through any of the other clubs in the area including directly next door at Crimson! By the way, watch out for fights between the 2 clubs' patrons. I don't know who thought that putting a hip-hop dance club directly next to a hard-core biker bar with heavy metal was a good idea....but it's not!!! I almost got punched in the face once if it hadn't been for my ex! This place definetely has a specific clientele...you either fit it or you don't!