Leah IS THE BEST!! So, I had to compliment a coworker earlier this week because I noticed she had this KILLER NEW haircut and color. I told her I was considering changing my look up and she insisted that I go see her chic... “she's amazing” she said. Well let me tell you that is an understatement. Her name is Leah. I always get nervous before a haircut because I've never really had a good one. From the moment I sat down in her chair I felt instantly at ease. She started asking me all sorts of questions like what I do for a living, and do I work out a lot, and how much time would I would be willing to spend styling my hair…. All sorts of things. She combed through my hair a bit more, looked me in the eye, took a very deep almost meditative breath, and then said “ok, let's rock and roll!” This chic went into the zone. I've never seen a hairdresser so focused in my life. This is a woman who really cares about what she does. It's inspiring. Leah nailed it! She knocked it out of the park! I've quite honestly never been so happy with a haircut in my life. Leah is an artist, a technician, a serious perfectionist, and an absolute pleasure to be around. She exudes positive energy and created a look for me that I never dreamed possible! Look, I'm writing this crazy long review. I've never reviewed anything ever. I feel like I owe it to her. She earned this review. I look so friggin' cool right now it's actually hard to believe. She even took the time to teach me how to style it on my own because as she said, it doesn't do her any good if i can't make it look just as awesome by myself. Makes perfect sense when you think about it. AMAZING!!! My hair – pretty much the coolest cut i've ever seen, and the woman she was finishing up when I got there – SUPERB - she was absolutely THRILLED with it. In closing, Leah has truly found niche calling. Don't just take my word for it, go to her and witness the magic for yourself.
I usually would not waste my time posting a review....My wife would go to different hair salons in search of the right stylist and each time she would return home she(...each time more of her hair would be gone!)she would be more depressed. After 3 years, she had very, very short hair. She started researching hair extensions after being out with her girlfriends one evening. We started searching the Tampa, St. Petersburg, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Clearwater areas for just the right salon(and STYLIST!!!!). We had formulated a list of the different salons and the cost of the extension service....$500-$1500. WOW!!!!! That's alot of money.....and was told that was CONSIDERED inexpensive compared to a couple of years ago. We called/viewed salon websites online. Elkae Salon STOOD OUT to both of us. She scheduled her COMPLIMENTRY CONSULTATION and met with LEAH, her new STYLIST. She scheduled her extension appointment and purchased her hair. It has been 3 weeks now since my wife's extension service. My wife is NO longer depressed but EXUDES a certain CONFIDENCE. She even receives COMPLIMENTS from complete strangers. Leah stayed late that evening; well after her closing time. Leah's price, and her salon's GUARANTEE, were well below any of the prices we were quoted. My wife's extensions and her new COLOR are PERFECT. Come to find out, Leah, is a CERTIFIED MASTER COLORIST, too. We will be telling ALL of OUR friends about ELKAE SALON. JAXX
Salon West is the premier salon in Pinellas County. It's where you go when you want to feel welcome, pampered, with the best professionals for any service you may desire. I've been going there for years, and I have to say that no other salon comes close when it comes to consistency and results. I've been with Heather for years and going in is always a treat for me. Although the salons themselves are very posh and lovely, this is not a snob salon. Everytime I come in, I am greeting by a smiling face and offered something to drink. The staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming. This salon is for anybody who desires superior service and professionalism without the snob factor. As to the services themselves...I LOVE getting my hair done there. I've been with Heather for years. Her expertise in color is amazing, the results always look fantastic. The cuts are perfect, but they have no problem if something is not to your liking...for instance if you want to come right in again to say, adjust a bang length, this is not a problem, they are happy to make it right. I've also had terrific massages, facials, and pedicures there. Everyone is a real pleasure to deal with, and I can only attribute this to their training method and work ethic. When you come in here, these people know what they are doing. It's an easy decision. Go, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and friendliness, let the Salon West staff works it's magic, and voila, you leave gorgeous. What's not to love? 5 Stars!!
I have super frizzy/curly hair. My hair goes crazy in every kind of weather. It has given me problems ever since I was very little. I went to Elkae Salon to get a CHI chemical straightening after long deliberations and after consulting with many people, some of who mentioned keratin treatments. After consulting with Leah, at Elkae Salon, we decided it best to try a CHI straightening for the best results for my request. I will tell you that the porosity of my hair is even and silkier than it has ever been and my curly/frizzy hair issues have been resolved for the first time in my life. This is life altering, in that I feel more beautiful than ever. Thank you so much for restoring my confidence in my appearance and for taking so much time and perfection on my hair!!!!!! (at an obviously understated price......which was quoted 600 and above at two area salons) I did not pay anywhere near that amount for beautiful hair. -MONICA
In someways, I feel like I don't want to share my FAVORITE hairstylist because shes a DIAMOND, but because she deserves the PRAISE I must say Leah is INCREDIBLE. I get my hair designed by her 2-3 times per year and she's never given me a cut I didn't LOVE. She has been doing my daughter's hair for a long time (longer than mine), and I can be assured that my hair won't look too much like hers (we are two women who tend to have similar styles and sometimes have to try to be UNIQUE). The last haircut I received, I had so many COMPLIMENTS on it, it was kind of crazy. I recently had a Global Keratin Treatment and my hair washed & styled for a very special event (my 40th anniversary!!!) and Leah did a great job getting it silky smooth. My hair was PERFECT all night, and looked AMAZING in all my photos. These will be great MEMORIES for years to come. My hair still looks amazing, I wonder what Leah's SECRET is?
Since Im new to the LARGO area...it has been challenging to &amp;quot;find&amp;quot; my new hair stylist. After a year of trying different stylists /different salons..I finally FOUND MY GIRL! I went prepared...had pictures of the colors I liked, and pictures of many styles I liked...and then I left it up to Leah! (while crossing my fingers). Leah went to work...and I walked out with the BEST color and BEST highlights (Im blonde..which is challenging for most stylist to get the exact shade/highlights for a blonde and for my skin tone) Ive ever had. The cut....also.perfect.! LEAH IS BY FAR ONE OF THE MOST TELENTED STYLIST iVE FOUND..EVER!.This post has been written by a very satisfied new customer. .NOT by a relative,or friend. I would recommend Leah to everyone..she is great!! P.S. Her prices are also resonable compared to other salons
I've been coming to the Elkae Salon on East Bay Drive for just under 2 years now and my hair has never been healthier! I have super-fine hair that always fell flat and lifeless due in part to genetics and partly because of over-processing/heat styling. Now I have Leah (my AWESOME certified master stylist!) making sure we gently color my hair as to not damage. She really understands my hair and cuts it in such a way that I look like I have more hair (Leah does an AMAZING job with my fine hair). She always takes the time to understand what I want before doing anything and is sure that I like it when she's finished. Leah takes the time to show me what products would work for me and explains how to incorporate them into my daily routine. I highly recommend the deep conditioning treatments - it will do wonders for your hair. It's definitely worth the extra $!!!!
The best PERSONALIZED color & cut I have EVER been given. Leah is a FABULOUS hair artist. Can anyone say "HAIR WHISPERER"? I walked into Elkae Salon to see 4 stylists laughing and having a goo time and immediately felt at ease in this salon. The stylists ARE very good at their craft. There was a variey of age groups present this day and was once again assured by the lead stylist that everyone was classically trained in their craft. The laughter and great music just seemed so contagious that day. I had a great time. The price was very competitive to the skill sets aquired by all the stylists especially compared to the other salons in the area. I received a COMPLIMENT by another client of this salon as I wAs leaving...and from a total stranger!!! CLIENT FOR LIFE!!!!!
I just got a TERRIFIC haircut &amp;amp;amp;amp; style from Leah at Elkae Salon. I was a little skeptical; I've been going to the same stylist for years but wanted a change and Leah spent a considerable amount of time asking me clear questions what I wanted, how I usually wear my hair for various occasions, and what my VISION was for how I'd like to wear it differently in the future. Based soley on my input, she gave me VALUABLE advice about the best way to cut &amp;amp;amp;amp; style my hair. She SUCEEDED at giving me exactly the kind of new look I DESIRED. I am EXCITED about my new hairstyle. I feel completely RELAXED, extremely PLEASED with Leah at Elkae Salon.
I have been to many salons in my life, and have never found such an excellent salon that provides all types of care (skin, nails, coloring ect.). All of the beauty provide's are what I consider artist in their field. I have thin hair that is almost impossible to cut into a style that actually comes out looking like the style I was seeking, but Anellya (sp?, my hairstylist), is the most amazing cosmotolgist I have ever had the please of having cut my hair. After going to Randy Roberts Salon, I have never been to anyone elses again, and I have a sister that is excellent, and wil do it for free. Honestly, that's how good of a salon this place is.