Posted: 6/4/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Years after my first visit to Seven, I went to the Bellevue salon again. I saw Kat this time around. I was 19 minutes late to my appt because the 520 bridge was closed and I got caught in traffic. When I finally arrived at the salon I was promptly told that Kat wouldn't be able to see me. They rescheduled me for the following day. I arrived early for my appt the next day hoping to rectify my previous tardiness. As I walked in the front desk told me that Kat was now running behind and they wanted to move my 12:45 appt to 1:45. I was shocked that they were asking me to be flexible, although they made me reschedule when I was late. They didn't offer a discount or anything...they simply said, ""oh sorry, she is running behind today"". This did not make me happy! I shopped around the mall trying to kill time. Once I arrived for my appt Kat was a little short with me. You could tell she was shuffling appointments and felt ""off"". We talked quickly about what I wanted to do with my hair...and then she led me to the shampoo station. She had another gal shampoo my hair and it wasn't great. The girl was obviously new! Ugh. After about 10 minutes I was led to my chair where Kat proceeded to brush through my long hair. She wasn't gentle at all and I found myself wincing as she combed through my tangles. She asked me a few questions and chatted a little. She was pleasant enough, although she didn't make any apologies for her tardiness etc. I would say she spent about 15 minutes actually cutting my hair, and the rest of the time was spent brushing, blowing drying, and styling my hair. I would have liked her to spend more time on the cut...but it looks pretty good regardless. On a more positive note, I do like the atmosphere at this salon...it's funky, cool, edgy, and you get a free latte. The hard part is navigating your way to the right stylist. I would go to Kat again since I actually like the cut she gave me. I just can't give the whole experience 5 stars.