Ethan Monroe Salons
3708 E 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74135
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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"
This place is simply amazing. Ethan has out done all of the rest with this wonderful salon that is in a class all its own! Each and every person that works at Ethan Monroe has their own area of expertise in which they EXCEL!!! I went from being a natural blonde ( 24 years!!) with long layered hair past the middle of my back to being a fierce red head with a few subtle blonde highlights and a barely shoulder length shag thanks to Ethan's right hand man Brian. This place just can't be beat. Oh yeah... Ethan Monroe also has reasonable prices, and every hair cut comes with a ten minute chair massage! :-) WOW I LOVE ETHAN MONROE SALONS