First. Many have told this old man does not understand the concept of texting. To deliver a short and concise message. I write novels so here is "War and Peace" in the form of praise. I'm an almost sixty year old man with health issues. Some minor and some major. I decided to work on my bucket list. As the poet said "I will not go quietly into the night". I've been skydiving seven times leading up to my dream of doing a HALO jump (high altitude, low oxygen) in less than two weeks in Memphis. I also decided to grow my hair long. Now I grew a full beard at the age of 13 and it grew in gray. My poor mother hated it but it did get me into most of the liquor stores in Tulsa. My grandfather had a beautiful head of silver hair. Always prayed mine would look like that. But time is no longer my friend so thats another thing on my bucket list I wanted to achieve. I searched on YELP for the best salon in Tulsa and found Ethan Monroe Studios. I called and spoke with Rachel ( a bright ray of sunshine ) and explained my desires. Many singers in my time were dubbed "the silver fox". I'm a pragmatic realist. I do not consider myself a handsome man nor even claim average. But I'm prettier than a stick in mud so I told her if I could achieve "the silver Platypus " look I'd be very happy. Yesterday I had my appointment and will admit several times I started to stop and go home. I wasn't just stepping out of my comfort zone. I was pole vaulting out of it. I had truly the honor and privilege of my "case" being handled by Ethan himself. First the location of the salon is perfect. Easy access to main roads and I44. When you enter the salon you can tell much thought went into details. Soft colors and smooth straight lines. Not minimalist nor ostentatious but the perfect blend to enhance comfort. The staff are all warm and welcoming in attitude and you truly feel like your in a family environment - without the dysfunction! Mr. Monroe has made sure to surround himself with like minded artist whose individuality and creative talents are encouraged and nurtured. And they are artist in their own right. Having been a Comercial art major but switching to health care I do understand. Each "individual " who comes through the door presents a different canvas with its own complexities. Quantity, texture, damage. Numerous factors apply coupled with the desire of the patron. So they are artist in their own right with each bringing their own specialty to the table. If you seek a "cookie cutter" approach to your hair this may not be for you. Each stylist wants you to leave happy. With a little added pep in your step and they would rather do 5 or 6 fantastic jobs than churn out 20 avarage ones. While there I saw an eclectic blend of customers come and go. From a power walking grandmother with beautiful white hair getting a "tune-up". Business men sprucing up an already polished look to young females seeking change in both color and cut. Then the likes of me. I can now say as a man that I understand why women feel so much better after having left a beauty salon. The psychology involved but I never thought the phrase " I just came from the beauty salon" would pass my lips.My fairly long hair was medium brown with a little gray. I had no idea of the process - just the prayed for outcome. Will admit after the "lightening process" that I was scared. At best I looked like in my mind like a very ugly French assassin. Now my fear was after the silver coloring was done I'd leave looking like Colonel Sanders. My mind was put at ease. No rush was put on my care. In fact a scheduled 2 hour appointment turned into almost 4 hours. Ethan insisted it be nothing short of excellent. And it is!Pricing is competitive and you most definitely get your money's worth and more. Must say I went in a very apprehensive old man and left feeling absolutely great. While in my mind I'm not "the silver fox", neither am I "the silver Platypus ". I'd say more a "silver honey badger"
Mychelle Tulk is without a doubt the best permanent makeup artist around! Mychelle is very talented, professional and truly the best. She is very knowledgeable and works very hard to make sure everyone gets the results they expect. I did a lot of research before deciding to have permanent make up done, it was not something I did without serious thought. I read all I could about procedures and techniques before choosing Mychelle. When I found her website and began reading there was no doubt I would not have anyone else do my makeup. Because I wanted it to look natural not like a tattoo and I wanted it to be perfect we drove from Illinois to Tulsa to have Mychelle do my makeup. The procedure because of Mychelle's talent and knowledge was flawless. The experience was stress free and excellent. I would recommend her to anyone who wants permanent makeup she is absolutely the only person I would ever have do it! I am actually taking a friend to her next month because she loved mine so much she wanted her done too!
I used to get my hair cut by Carmelita at Monkey Bizness on a regular basis. She did a great job with cut and color, but at each appointment she would run farther and farther behind. She would tell me to go check out some of the shops in the complex they're in while she finished up. Once I waited 40 minutes! She didn't show up for our last appointment and no one could supposedly get ahold of her. She didn't bother to call me to let me know she was running late or wasn't coming in, which was a big waste of my time and gas, not to mention it was storming like crazy that morning. She never bothered to call me back to apologize or to reschedule, so needless to say I found someone else who is a lot more considerate and on time.
I go to Nicole who is just awesome when it comes to cutting hair and my color. I am very very picky about who cuts and colors my hair, too. She is young but amazing. I am not familiar with the other stylists but they all seem to be very good and definitely know what they are doing. I also like both Bumble & Bumble and Aveda products which is also a plus. They do whatever they need to do in order to make sure that you have a nice and relaxing experience while you are there. Their prices are comparable to any other good salon in town. You definitely get what you pay for at this one. They also have different levels of stylists to choose from too. I would highly recommend this location.
Lindsay has been doing my hair for many years for a reason! I trust no one else to do my color and highlights. I even scheduled my appointments out every 8 weeks for an entire year while she was living in NYC and traveling back to Tulsa to take clients! I'm soooo happy she is back in Tulsa so I can sneak in for a quick blow dry or weekend updo. The salon is new and I love the atmosphere. Its chic, modern, and I love all the stylists too! Only thing is, they don't have a salon phone, so I contact her via her cell 918-813-1110...but I love that I can text her and avoid frustrating phone tag. Tell her Khloe referred you for 25% off your entire service!
Mychelle is simply amazing! I have gone to her a couple times in the last 10 years. She was able to fix my dis-colored lips and MIs-shaped eyebrows that were messed up from another permanent makeup person.Mychelle will precisely draw on your eyebrows with rulers.. she is a perfectionist. She is a professional and her services are comfortable! You will not be in pain during the procedures! She will numb you, give you a warm blanket, all while layinh in a relaxing spa environment. I drive over two hours to Michelle because she is the best!
I have had permanent eyebrows and eyeliner done my Mychelle. I LOVE IT! Looked at four other places. Decided on Aura of Beauty, because Mychelle worked with my crazy work schedule. She even came in after hours so I could get it done. She explained the procedure's and answered ALL of my questions. Her office is clean and beautiful! I would do it all over again. So if you are considering getting permanent make up. Put Aura of Beauty on top of your list. Mychelle goes the extra mile to make you comfortable. Hope this is helpful
I had a haircut today by Casey. Casey is fun, energetic and gave me a wonderful experience today. She cut my hair perfect. I am not a person who is easy to please. I have had my haircut at several high end salons in Oklahoma City. I will be back because it's rare to find someone who knows hair. I have very thick, coarse hair and I don't get my haircut often because normally the stylist doesn’t get it right. So thank you Casey for a job well done and for listening to what I want! I will return!
Great place. I got the couples escape and was amazed about how great the price was. We paid less than a dollar a minute for great service. First an oxygen therapy with wine or water or infused water. Then a 30 minute soak in a jetted tub next to your love. Next we went to relax while our massage suite was prepared and we got full body, front and back massages. The massages were customized, taking in consideration what your problem areas are. It was fantastic. We will return. :D
Bradley IS a Skilled beautician! I had a special dance to go to and I planned to go with a Hollywood dress. I have been looking for a long time for an eyebrow artist. I usually fear the first days but not with him. Not only did he get the eyebrows perfect he got my hair absolutely the way I wanted it. It was amazing! He is willing to work with his clients to get an achieved look and his place is very calming and you feel right at home.