Back drop: I was in a desperate state to fix my hair that was incorrectly cut by someone claiming to know how to cut curls. I tried on 2 separate occasions at a local salon: The first cut, one stylist gave me awkward layers and she angled the front of my hair (nearest to my face) and it came up shorter than requested. The second occasion a master stylist attempted to correct the previous stylists’ mistake and she too, came up with the short stick and still didn’t fix it. After a few months of letting my hair grow out from that disaster I began looking for hair salons outside my local area and stumbled upon NSalo Salon’s website. Their bios on each stylist were great; Rhea’s caught my attention with a line that mentioned she too had curly hair. I did read some online (Yelp) reviews from many years earlier that were not as positive but Google reviews reassured me. I scheduled an appt anyway giving them the benefit of the doubt. During my appt with Rhea Pemberton we talked styles, daily expectations, and past haircuts. She thoroughly scrutinized my hair and I felt very relaxed during our talk. She explained every last detail on what she would do to fix my hair completely without making it too short. I thought to myself….. “PPff! We shall see about that”…… Spoiler Alert: Boy was I wrong to doubt her!!! She managed to give me one of the best haircuts I’ve had in such a long time with a cut that I’ve never actually tried! The curls were bouncier and healthy and really contoured to my face. This excitement was short lived because I was about to face the bigger challenge later that week: washing and styling it myself in hopes of duplicating her creation. Success! I managed to recreate it using her helpful advice for curls and now I have bouncy less frizzy curls on a daily basis! I wish I would have gone to her sooner but now that I’ve found a place I love I’ll be a frequent visitor. My recommendation would be to try out the salon because I gave them an opportunity to work on my hair and they surpassed my expectations.
I went into Eastwood Barber Shop initially because of convenience, it was right next to Home Depot where I work. I eventually transferred to another store but I continue to go in and see Jenn and John every month. John does my face shave and Jenn handles the cut. Jenn is very personable and attentive to my specific hair "needs". Not only does she give me a great haircut each time, she makes sure she has the Nioxin that I use when I need it, I always leave feeling lighter and, as rare as it is these days, like I got my money's worth! Of course the big TV and the Barber Shop talk make it a man-worthy place to relax, and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
I had my hair cut by Jenn. She did an alright job with my hair, though my neckline could have been shaped a little better. I'm a bit of a stickler here so that is probably more of a nitpicking kind of thing. I called ahead to see if they could trim beards. I wish they had just said no. When I asked if my beard could be cleaned up a little Jenn took off about a month and a half's worth of growth. It also wasn't shaped nicely. I ended up going home and doing it myself. Overall, great haircut but i wouldn't trust them with my beard again.