I have had a history of back problems for years. I first consulted family doctors for the pain and recieved pain medicines and instructions to rest. Eventually, I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who ordered an MRI of my back which showed a bulging disc. This caused me to receive three cortisone injections in my spine. The first injection did nothing. The second might have helped slightly for a day or two, and the third injection made me worse and caused me to develop pain in my leg. I was then told that I needed surgery or that I would have to learn to live with the pain. While visiting Anchorage I was foolish enough to let my brother-in-law talk me into helping him lift one end of a snowmobile on to a trailer. I immediately experienced the worst pain of my life. I had back spasms and could not stand. My legs just would not support me. The neighbors suggested that I see their Chiropractor, Dr. Mark Barbee. As bad as the pain was, I was not ready to have more injections in my spine and I was not ready to pull the trigger on a back surgery. So, I decided to roll the dice with this Dr. Barbee and was loaded into the back of a pick-up truck and driven to his office. To be honest, I was not exactly the best patient, but Dr. Barbee seemed to know precisely what my problem was and how to go about helping me. After my first visit, I was still in pain but I was able to walk out of the office, which actually surprised me. I stayed in town for more treatment and after my second treatment I felt 60 percent better. By the end of the week I felt better than I had in almost two years! Dr. Barbee was simply fantastic! Before I returned home Dr. Barbee set me up with a Chiropractor close to my home and coordinated the treatment so that I could maintain my results. I am happy to report that I continue to be essentially pain-free! Thank you, Dr. Barbee. If I ever have another bad pain problem, I know who to call first
This was my first time at this particular salon and most likely be my last. I had been looking for one for a while and, due to its proximity and a couple of positive reviews, I thought I would give it a shot. I took in pictures with me to explain to the stylist the type of color I wanted as well as the style of haircut. She did not ask many questions (which I thought was unusual) and went to work. That made me a little nervous, but I figured it was a fairly easy request, she was a professional, and with pictures, how could my request be misinterpreted? I will start with the positives. My hair cut is cute and she did a good job styling it. It looks healthy. What I did not like was the color. She missed the mark on the color - it was nothing like the picture or what we discussed. She asked me if I wanted a specific shade and I said yes. What I ended up with was no where near that shade. I was very specific about what I wanted (you learn from experience that without a picture your explanation and the stylist's interpretation can be two different things). So, it was not a horrible experience or a horrible cut. I just felt that she did not listen to what I wanted or pay attention to the pictures I brought in. Further, now I am going to have to spend more time and money to get the color to what I want. Speaking of money. I thought the cost of the color was reasonable ($90), however, I was charged for not 1, not 2, but 3 extra color mixings ($45 worth) that she used. I would understand it if my hair was extremely long, but my hair is barely shoulder-length. So, I almost feel as though either she is not experienced enough to estimate how much color to mix or it was purposely done to pad the total cost. I was hoping for and expecting more from a salon like this. I, honestly, could have gone to a Great Clips for a $15 or so haircut and just did the color myself and would have been happier with the results.
I was recently involved in an accident and contacted USAA for help. Alaska Custom Refinishing was on their list as the closest place and I had already heard good things about them so I didn’t have a problem entrusting them with my Dodge Ram. There was extensive damage to the entire driver’s side of my vehicle from wheel well to wheel well. ACR was up front with me in telling me that this could take anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks depending on parts and availability. Considering the amount work, that was fine with me. Once a week I would call in for updates and they were always very hospitable and detailed on what is currently taking place and what will happen next. Just over a month and my truck was complete. During inspection I was pleasantly surprised at the artist ability and care these folks put into my vehicle. To me it looked even better than before the accident. After I started driving it, I noticed the alignment was slightly off, but after one phone call, they put me in touch with the mechanic shop that did alignments and they got me right in and made the adjustments. In addition, I had an unrelated request to have the hitch I purchased from AK Custom Truck to be mounted with my custom roll pan. Since there is no current way to mount a class 4 hitch with a roll pan for a Dodge 3500, they were able to custom fit the hitch underneath my roll pan using thick rectangular brackets and without hesitation, offered to do this between other scheduled jobs and within one week after my truck was complete. Thank you so much ACR, you definitely set the bar when it comes to custom refinishing!
Mae saved me! When I walked in, out of the blue, with hair that looked like I'd stuck my finger in a light socket .... zap, FRIZZ .... all due to an over-priced, TERRIBLE perm, she cut, styled and literally SAVED my hair and my pride! I have very thin, very fine hair and I thought I was going to have to just wait and watch it all break off til I was left with nothing. The woman who did it was going to refuse a reimbursement of the nearly $150 charge without even seeing what she'd done, too! I mentioned two magic words: "Courtroom" and "Judge" and viola! I got my money back from Damselfly in Homer, AK and took myself to the ladies at Divine Appointments. I know why they call it DIVINE now ... they all three, but especially Mae (May?), are inspirational! They gave me back my faith in hairdressers and gave me back a nice hairdo, without any frizz and with style, too! GOD BLESS THEM! Will refer EVERYONE I know to these fabulous ladies!
I was AMAZED that there are still folks like this performing services out there! From the first contact, I got the feeling that I would be treated as an individual instead of just as another job! I was told it would take 5-9 business days to repair my Jeep, yet it took less then 3 days! All contact was made directly through Herbie (YES!! Owners still DO answer/return calls!) and he seemed genuinely concerned for ME as a person, not just a checkbook! He even told me he was concerned for my safety when he called me, as he knew I was driving a van with summer tires in February! Not only was I exceptionally pleased with the work requested, but he went above & beyond, fixing issues that were not caused by the accident at no additional charge. I HIGHLY recommend him & his services and although I hope I never HAVE to utilize his company again, I will NOT ever use another company for body work!!
This place is Great! I took my 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 here after a unfortunate accident my wife got into. Luckily my insurance took care of the whole thing and all i had to do was choose a body shop to take my vehicle to, So i looked around town and found Golden Auto Body and Paint. It was very convinient for me because they were located only 5 min away from my house. I walked inside and talked to the mechanics and got a quick estimate of how much my truck repairs were going to cost. I left my Vehicle there for about 6 days and to my suprise it looked brand new. The mechanic that i talked to( Jim) did a tremendous job on the truck. If you got a truck i strongly recommend going to this place. i don't say that to often either so its definetly worth looking at.
I have had several ocassions to use Paul's Body Shop...from windshield replacement to major body work on several of my vehicles (a Chevy truck & our Subaru). I highly recommend their work and their work ethic. If you want your vehicle repaired to pristene condition by an honest staff who will give you the details of the work involved and the background of the reasons for the repairs, then you have got the right place. You will not be disappointed, overcharged, or find any of the work compromised. I will never go any other place other than Paul's Body Shop. They are the best in Anchorage. Trustworthy, dependable, outstanding results.
I had made an apt with Lorraine to get a cut, oil treatment, style and wax. My apt was originally at 9:30 and she was running late, so I ended up rescheduling, and when I got there I waited 20 mins past my apt time, she said I had a 70's haircut, bc it was cut straight across and she ended up giving me layers, which I told her when I sat down that I didn't want them, and after my brow wax, it normally gets red and goes away within an hour or two, but this time there was a dried up blood spot underneath my eyebrow, and it was red and bumpy for almost 3 days after my apt. This has never happened to me, I will not be going back!
Joy does such a beautiful job of cutting and coloring my hair. I always get compliments on how beautiful my hair looks and I have long hair. She is such an expert when it comes to color. She does my friends hair coloring and my daughter's coloring with highlights and lowlights. Their hair just comes out beautiful. It's always so shiny and healthy looking. I won't let anybody else touch my hair. I have been going to Joy for years and have always had a beautiful cut and color. I can't imagine you not being happy with her services.
I've been going to Sabrina since she was in beauty school, and it has been the best experience ever. Sabrina and Alexis are a top notch team that know hair. I like the fact they can care for your hair, no matter what your ethniticity, and the end result is, you look like "a million bucks." Also, they are truly caring people, which makes their salon exceptional in my book. I will always be a loyal customer of Salon Alexis Simone. Gina Butler