Posted: 1/5/2011Provided by Citysearch -
For the last three years, I have been a patron of New Identities in Tampa Palms. I first went by recommendation, and I was so satisfied that I kept returning. My grandparents were professional stylists and until I was in my early 20s, I never paid for a haircut, color, up-do, or basic head wash. I had all of the benefits of knowing exactly what good salon service and product is like without the cost. When I started going to New Identities, I saw all of the good things I remembered from being with my grandparents. The shop is clean; hair that has recently been cut is promptly swept away at a station as soon as the client goes to the front desk. Brushes, combs, and scissors are sterilized in barbicide. The staff is knowledgeable about the Redkin products they use and sell, in addition to the ongoing training they receive about new cutting, styling, and coloring techniques. Everyone is friendly, and my stylist, Katie, always offers me a beverage to relax and enjoy my time there. I absolutely have no complaints about the salon. I've recommended it and Katie many times over. Each of my friends has consistently come back to tell me that they enjoyed the experience. Several of them have also become regulars (including my husband who sees Katie every 6 weeks). I agree with the first reviewer that the 1 star reviewer was being unfair. When receiving a new hair cut or color, articulation is key. Clearly by the standard of writing, something was lost in translation. It's unjust to blame a stylist for poor services rendered if specific desires and dislikes cannot be communicated at the time. I would highly recommend New Identities Salon.