I just got my haircut this week and was told by James about the bad experience he had with some of the Groupon customers. He precceded to tell me of these women coming in saying things ike,"I'll take your card, but I could never afford to come back", "I use Suave in my hair, so save your spiel",and "I just want what is on the Groupon, don't try and sell me anything else". He went on to say some of them don't even leave gratuity which is etiquette 101! The woman below is clearly upset about being charged for a blow-dry. It baffles me that she would not talk to James when she came in. Why would she come in if her daughters hair was butchered? I find it disheartening that the private owners who bring alot of tax dollars to St. Louis get beat up because someone is to cheap to pay alittle extra to support their business'. I know that james is involved in about 200 different charities and has rescued OVER 100 dogs from being euthanized. He is very fair when approached with respect. I am a huge fan of the salon and i always get a good cut (except once when he forgot my sideburns-so what). I asked him how many people come in and out of the door a month and I was shocked to hear over 2000! He must be doing something right, he is looking at expanding for the fifth time! Ladies....lighten up, insist on talking to James if there is a issue. I hated hearing these stories coming out of his mouth and I want to remind people that there are two sides to every story, and then the truth.
Well, Lets first start by saying, my sister is in hair school and normally does my hair. But I live in St. Louis and she lives in IL, so i can't always go to her when I need my hair done. So I really needed a touch up and I google hair salons in St. Louis, I decided to go to Preston Salon because based on 30 reviews they had good ratings. Well, Do NOT let reviews fool you! I went in just wanting a touch up and a trim. I loved the color of my hair and legth of my hair before going into this place. The girl that did my color was awesom! Her name is JJ and she listened to exactly what i wanted, just a touch up. But then to find out she wasnt cutting my hair the owner of the salon was. Well I sat down to get my hair cut and all this guy was doing is demonstrating greasy products on my hair to other clients instead of paying attention to my hair. Anyways, he asked me what i wanted done. I said a TRIM. I said i didn't want any length taken off. So the entire time he is cutting my hair I see he is takeing more and more off. After he blow dried and straightened my hair, my hair looked like a greese ball from all the product he put in, and also the entire time he was asking if i could bring some clients in. He didn't care what I wanted all he cared about is selling his products and getting clients. Well I'm sorry JJ should be running that place she actually listens to her clients and what they want!!!! Oh and by the way I spent 220.00 on a touch up and what was supposed to be a trim, and a whole lot of greese in my hair!
So it used to take me FOREVER to style my hair after I showered. I would have to put product in, blow dry it for a ridiculously long time, more product, flat iron the heck out of it, more product, etc. It was a long process to try and straighten my hair and reduce the frizziness. Well, I have been a long time client of Preston Salon. I told the stylist I wanted to chop my hair off because of the length of time it takes me to style it. I rarely did my hair. I always just threw it up. Steven (owner) convinced me to try a new process he has that told me would drastically reduce the amount of time it took me to fix my hair. It is the Keratin Process. A week later, I was scheduled and ready to go. Angela is the one who did the treatment on my hair. People's hair is made of Keratin and the process simply puts Keratin back in your hair. Anyway, the first time I washed my hair, I began to blow dry it. Not even kidding, it took 5 minutes to blow dry! I did not need any product, I did not need to flat iron my hair, I could even leave it damp and it stayed styled! Since then, I have not worn my hair up! I fix my hair all the time and receive tons of compliments on how soft, shiny, and not frizzy my hair is! This is a revolutionary hair process and I HIGHLY recommend it if it takes you a long time to do your hair! It is the best thing I have ever done for my hair and love every minute of it.
I've been converted! I'm a Mommy and never understood why people would spend the time or money to make a salon appt. when you can just run into Great Clips. BUT NOW I KNOW. A friend (with great hair) recommended Preston to me and the experience was amazing. Having my hair washed by Momma was like getting a massage. And then Steven did wonders with my hair. He asked me about my routine and everything and I told him it had to be wash & go. He spent a long time and it felt like he gave each hair special attention. And the final result was awesome! I felt like a movie-star or something. And even better, then next day I washed my hair and just ran my fingers through and it was still awesome. I was so impressed, I took Steven's advice and went back the next week for color with Antonio. He listened well, but I didn't know what I wanted. Just something different. Well he put three different colors into my hair including a bright orange. It sounds crazy, but I love it! It's so fun and hip. He knew what I wanted even though I couldn't tell him. And he was so nice. So now I'm hooked. Such a difference. SO worth it! They make getting your hair done enjoyable, like a special treat, instead of another errand. Thank you guys so much!
Let me begin by stating that I have not been to a beautician who was not my sister or sister-in-law since Parsons (over 20 years ago). I went to Shi for the first time this week in hopes to have a genuine experience and come out with diva hair. I loved every moment of the experience. The shop is beautiful, located in the heart of downtown, the stylist are wonderful, positive, and uplifting. My stylist Tiffany was so so "GREAT"....She massaged my head while she washed and conditioned it. Talked me through different products and steps.......The ladies were so friendly . You never know what to expect with salons and women so I have managed to do my hair myself for the past 10 plus years and periodically go to my sister beauticians for techniques that I could not do myself. I see the different in paying someone unrelated to you to do your hair. I have had the Shi experience!!! I will be back for more...Thanks Ladies....FYI--My husband said you look beautiful and like you used to back in the day.....lol.... I feel like a mega star!!!
Hi, I have been going to Z Salon for about 2 years now. I'm a last minute type of person-I always over-estimate my ability to get things done in the amount of time I have. So, invariably, I don't plan my hair styling appointments-they just sort of happen "when I am in the area". I have never been turned away, they always accomodate me. My stylist, Alisa is amazing. I'm not sure what the best part is-the finished product or the amazing scalp massage she gives while washing my hair-there's really nothing like it. Especially for someone who really does not like to relax, either! Anyhow, I had a major event to go to-important both personally and professionally to me. I was not pulling off what I wanted to at home, so I dashed to the Z Salon at the last minute before their closing time, on a Friday night! They got me in, got me styled in an unbelievable quick time (I think it took around 10 minutes) and I was off to my event-only about 6 minutes late...They saved the day, the weekend, really, and maybe more!
I highly recommend Studio Branca to any female or male looking for a great haircut, style, or color service. I've been going to Lisa Mergenthaler for nearly 5 years now, she also goes by Alis (there are multiple Lisa's at the salon). Lisa is an expert in the industry and has been at Branca for over 10 years. She's knowledgeable on products, she's experienced, knows all the classic and modern cuts and color styles, and knows how to make you feel comfortable and confident. I always leave feeling refreshed and ready to show off my new style. My favorite part if the scalp massage in their shampoo room, it's so relaxing! Even though Lisa has a busy schedule at the salon, she always manages to fit me in and work around my hectic work schedule when I'm in need of a service. I've also had other services done, such as a pedicure and waxing at the Spa. Branca is conveniently located, large open space, and cozy. You won't regret going to Lisa at Branca!!!
I went to Preston Salon Spa after I had a bad experience at a hair place I won't name but anyways I called Preston Salon Spa after finding them in the phone book and finding out they do color correction. You see my hair was totally fried and bleached and I looked like Billy Idol. So anyways the staff on the phone of Preston was so helpful and they scheduled me to come in right away. I saw Terry for my hair and she immediately put me at ease. She even used a conditioning treatment to whip it back into shape. When she was done I was so happy. My hair looked normal and not only that but it looked beautiful. The shade was wonderful and I no longer looked like Billy Idol and I got so many compliments on it. To this day I go to Preston every time and I love it. They treat you like a queen and they do a wonderful job. If you need to get your hair done or fixed go to Preston. You won't be disappointed!
I am VERY serious about my hair...I have been to other places that charge the same or close to it.....I have no idea how anybody could say a negative thing about him or his staff...yes he is brutally honest...but isn't that what true art is about..this guy is a TRUE artist...and going to him is also like a therapy session...he made me look like a star for my wedding..and when I decided to cut my hair short he made it look great and it gave me confidence(actually at my job interview i had 3 positive comments about my new look!)I actually felt guilty about the cut I got and finally sent my wife there today...I don't care if its price is higher..the talent level and his artistic eye is TOTALLY worth it....I will never go anywhere but here again......in this world I like having a stylist whom can not only cut my hair..but gives you insight about life/style....coach peters
I got my hair cut here a few months ago and was very disappointed in the result. After the stylist was done cutting she let me look at the back and I noticed it was not even on the bottom. I tried to explain my concerns to her but she kept insisting that I was wrong and that my haircut was straight...even though I could see very clearly in the mirror that one side was longer than the other. After several awkward minutes of me trying to get her to cut it anyway to "humor me" she snipped off a few pieces. I could still see that it wasn't even on the bottom, but at that point I just wanted to get out of there. The stylist made me feel crazy and like a very difficult customer for wanting my hair to look good enough to pay for. I left the salon feeling less than thrilled with my new haircut, and I ended up cutting it again at a different salon very soon after.