Honestly, Melissa changed by life. I am so indebted to her. I am in my 40s, and have super fine hair, that began thinning at the crown 13 years ago after the birth of my child. I have spent over a decade battling it. I have had every blood test known to man. In sum, it’s heredity, and a hormone imbalance that only menopause will cure. Even so, I’ve tried everything. oils, vitamins, massage, Nioxin, Minoxidil, bio-identicals, Rx meds. I spent a fortune, with no results. The older I got, the more it damaged my self-esteem. When I looked down, or when you stand or sit behind me, you could see my scalp and thin patches. I became a master of concealment. The side part, strategic hairspray, hair fibers, hair pieces. Clip ins that hurt like heck and damaged my hair further. It was exhausting, sad, and so time consuming! Finally, I gave up. I started looking into extensions. Honestly, I was very skeptical. The last thing I wanted was to further my hair loss with “friction alopecia.” I researched nearly all extension stylists in SA. I eliminated the “jack of all, master of none” or one’s that are self-declared specialists who trained via YouTube. I was almost ready to give up. And then I came across “Extensions of Yourself” and Melissa. What a difference! First of all, Melissa is an educated, certified specialist, trained in a variety of methods, has seen it all, & knows her stuff. And it is quite clear that her goal is to help people, not make $. Her compassion is obvious as is her sensitivity to emotions surrounding hair loss. She truly understands what it is like to feel embarrassed about hair. I’ve never met anyone who “gets it” the way she does. In a free consultation, she carefully goes over your options, the prices, and what type of service will best fit your life style. There is no hard sell. She was honest and explained to me that HairDreams extensions can be reused two times, so you don’t have to buy new extensions in 6 months. But others, like Great Lengths, are used once and that’s it, you have to pay for both labor, and new extensions every 6 months or so. Her point was: you can opt for cheaper extensions, but it is false economy if you plan on keeping them longterm. I had been to countless salons that pushed the lower end extensions, fully aware that it means more $$$ for them. After the consult, Melissa encouraged me to think about it for awhile, even when I was ready to whip out my checkbook that very moment! So, I took my time. The cost was reasonable and under market for SA, far less than most salons. I added up all the money I spent on products, the time, the emotional toll it was taking. Two weeks later, I set up my appointment. The hair salon is intimate. You get personal attention without having to deal with the group of gossiping women. It is just you, and Melissa. The process took about 6 hours. I am hyperactive -- but somehow the time flew by. Melissa she puts earbuds in, and listens to music, leaving you free to work on a laptop (free wifi!), read, or whatever. She doesn’t waste your time taking personal calls, texting, or gossiping with other stylists. When she was done, I didn’t even recognize myself. I knew I’d feel better, but I didn’t imagine how much decent hair could improve appearance, and in turn---confidence! It is weird, but having normal hair, can make all your other features look better as well. My natural thin hair emphasized any flaw in my skin, All in all, it has been a life-changing, wonderful experience with Extensions of Yourself. I told Melissa, “I think I will die with my hair extensions in” and I meant it. I could never go back to the struggle I had before I met Melissa. She is truly a blessing. I will be a lifelong client.
Went and got a hair cut and style also full head colored red. And was only $100. They did a really good job and was so friendly ! They made me feel comfortable . I'm so going there for my next touch up! Also do waxing
The best prices in town! Salon was immacculate and clean! Very positive and professional atmosphere! Only shop I have went to where music was spiritual and uplifting and discussions were encouraging and prophetic. Mrs. Becky puts in down in west S.A. with her skillz and expertise. Just show her …
Okay so I have lived in the area for quite some time......actually over 34 years, This salon has been here for 6-7 years. I took my younger daughter (12) for just a trim.......wow such a good price and talk about not going home and catching a hair or two or a whole chunk that was missed or screwed up! THANK YOU MONICA!!!! A month later my best friend wanted to get a hair cut but didn't care what price she would have to pay since she pays top dollar regardless. So I took her to go see Monica, got her hair cut nothing fancy we were in and out and just so you have an idea my best friend still had $40.00 bucks not paid on her hair. She was totally surprised at the price and even more surprised at the final look. Once again THANK YOU MONICA!!!! So today (04-03-09) I took my oldest daughter (14) for a little more of a fancy cut. I respectfully asked for Monica, but unfortuntely some other customers were a little luckier to have her full attention. So not to worry I looked around and gladly requested Maria. Well we spent the next 30-45 minutes in the great hands of Maria. Maria explained the do's and dont's on how to protect care and handle my daughters hair. I went in for a cut and was giving some valuable lessons for free. She was very nice informative and over all a blessing! Not only did my daughter think Maria was some sort of hair Goddess but wants to see her for every next time to come. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MARIA!!!! Well when the time comes we will get to be in the great hands of the other ladies that work with this establishment. I am so sorry if I have misspelled or incorrectly mentioned anything. So please stop by and see what I mean.... I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN!!!! Twin Scissors- San Antonio 78204 Maria-Mireya-Monica-Melva..........GO SEE THEM!!!!! Thank you ladies, Jennifer
I was so not impressed with the service here or the knowledge of the stylist. I've been natural over 8 years and I've successfully cared for my own hair and am usually hesitant to allow others to care for my hair due to previous experience from cocky stylists. I thought this would be a better experience after reading reviews but on second look I can only assume that those with a positive experience probably actually think their curls are a "problem" to be "managed". I on the other hand love my healthy, thick, tightly curled hair. First the stylist used horrible washing technique with shampoo further tangling my hair and poorly cleansing and conditioning. Then proceeded to rip the hell out of my hair with a denman brush and blow dryer without adequately or gently detangling first. I should have known better due to the fact that she obviously disliked and could not care for her own "natural" hair because of the obvious bad sew in weave she had in her hair. And her own professed use of a "lil" relaxer to help her own curls blend with weave.... All I originally wanted was a trim because I haven't trimmed my hair in a while and during our consultation she said that she would just blow dry my hair before trimming. She then proceeded to flat iron my hair. Also with poor technique in my opinion. Hopefully once I wash this mess out my curls will revert back to their original beauty and the cut won't be completely horrible. I first went here for a trim to cut off frayed ends and single strand knots after going about 1.5 years without professional trim... But after all the stress and pulling I feel like I just have additional wear and tear on my hair... Awful awful awful... So mad right now! And overpriced as hell. Which I wouldn't mind paying I the service was up to par.
I had my first appointment with this salon. The staff is very friendly and the place was clean and stylish. I went in a couple of days in advance to ask questions and was quoted $60 for a conditioning treatment, which would drop to $35 if you included hair color. I made the mistake of not getting a firm answer of how much for a haircut. I have mixed textured curly hair that is slightly shorter than shoulder length. I was assured that they have experience with my hair type. The day of my appointment, I was seen promptly and offered a beverage and snack. My stylist gave me 100% of her attention and answered what questions I had. These are the sweetest ladies you'll meet. The conditioning treatment for my hair was beyond what I have expected. My stylist then spent time giving me a wet cut, straightening my hair, and a dry cut followed. She did a magnificent job at taking away the split ends and giving my hair a healthy look. At the end, my hair was only straightened and not styled as discussed prior to drying. I also asked for a product to help prevent frizz, to which one was applied. The cost of what I requested: shampoo, conditioning treatment, cut, and straightening with a flat iron was $130. I inquired about the breakdown of my cost and was informed the conditioning treatment was $65 and the haircut was $65. I left the salon to another indoor location and my hair was frizzy in 15 minutes. My experience was not horrible but I cannot say it was the best. This is the most I have ever paid for these specific services, ever. I enjoy the feel of my hair and it appears to be healthier but I left there without a style and frizz that followed shortly after.
I am forever grateful to have stumbled upon Tim Nichols at Beauty Storm. As an experienced wearer of hair extensions, I can tell you that if you want the best hair for the best price to put your best face forward, there is no other place to go. When I look in the mirror, I finally have the gorgeous hair of my dreams (funny that they call them Hairdreams!), and if I had any doubt, the compliments on my "amazing hair" would be all the proof I need. This is a huge deal to me, as I have fine, thin hair that was a source of embarrassment for me since being a teenager. Tim is super nice, and also professional - he REALLY knows his stuff! The first day I was there for a consultaion during which, by the way, I grilled him with multiple questions, he mixed up a special blend of conditioner and laid out a regimen to get my hair back in shape. I used it once, and from then on I was a believer. I used to never condition my hair because it is so fine, and now I condition it as often as I can. My hair color had evolved into a funky "Mango Tango" color that he corrected to a flawless ash that no one has ever been able to get right. He is also honest in his business dealings with you: he has the best pricing on extensions, color, products and tools. I trust him completely and told him on my last visit that since the day I met him, I have had total peace about my hair. He is a five star, a ten, an A plus - all the best.
Absolutely amazed!!! ok so i search, research and read review after review but every review I read about Tim was great and now here is my GREAT REVIEW... so i went in with dreams of being able to walk in with my dark hair and walk out with beautiful light brown hair with all over highlights similar to Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez like they do in the make over TV shows... well ladies i had my real life TV makeover! ahhhhh my hair color is beautiful, soft, and just like the pictures i brought in!!!! I have dark brown hair and i have gone to every colorist i thought i could trust and they always did what i thought was a half fast job with the highlights... and well come to find out from what Tim does to what they did those other colorist were, plus those other stylist left my hair brassy and orange saying oh this is going to be a process, ugh i knew it was possible to get what i want done in one appt!!! I wont be going anywhere else and i have a list of friends already wanting to book appts... you wont be disappointed!!! ok ok ill stop writing a novel but i am posting pics of my before and after I HAVE MY SAME REVIEW ON YELP... Tim is amazing!!!! I have to spread the word!!! THANK YOU TIM THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! Monica Delgado
My husband actually introduced me to this salon. He was very impressed with the service and brought home a brochure listing all their services. I happened to find the brochure on the way home and called to see if I could walk in for a pedicure. I was expecting a quick pedi as that is what I am accustomed to and instead I received an awesome treat. I opted for the scrub pedicure and Niki spent a good 30 minutes on my legs. That's not including the time she spent painting my nails. She scrubbed all the way from my knees to my toes. They have a wonderful facility, very inviting, quiet, clean, modern and inviting. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Salon owner Otilia did my eyebrows and for once I finally found someone who did not leave them uneven or crooked. These ladies are meticulous. If you are looking for a high quality salon treatment without the ridiculous price I encourage you to visit this salon. You will not be disappointed. I am definitely returning and have already told my friends and family about this place. The even better thing is that it is located in a non congested road, easy to get to with plenty of parking right out front. It doesn't get any better than this.
Beautiful Salon! I have always loved Aveda, so when I looked for a salon near me that carried the line, I chose Sivan at first because it was conveniently located to where I live. I was very pleasantly surprised when I walked in to a chic, sophisticated decor, and was greeted by some of the friendliest customer service personnel I've encountered in quite some time. It makes a big difference when someone takes the time to show you they're happy you came in! The little receptionist was very enthusiastic and went above and beyond simply "checking me in" for my appointment. I was taken on a tour of the facility, which I thought was nice, then they offered me a beverage and even a snack! Another added treat there was a massage therapist (Amber I believe was her name) who gave me a hand massage while I was waiting for my hair to process, (for FREE!) which I enjoyed very much. I started my day thinking I would be getting a routine touch up and trim, and ended up leaving with pretty much a royal spa treatment! I love my cut and the color the stylist suggested for me...I will definitely be back, and am actually looking forward to the next visit!
In October of 2006 my son was injured in Iraq and ended up at Brook Army Medical Center. My husband and I temporarily relocated (one year) to San Antonio from Houston to be with our son, daughter in law and grandchildren while our son was in the hospital. His recovery has been a long process but I must say that through every tragedy there is always a blessing. My blessing was finding Tim and the rest of the staff at Beauty Storm. Not only did they make me feel so at ease, but they were also very professional and compassionate. I cannot say enough good things about Tim's expertise when it comes to hair cuts and color. I have received compliment after compliment about my haircut and color from complete strangers in San Antonio and Houston and for that matter anywhere I go. Everyone at the Salon is very friendly. Today there are many wives and mothers of wounded warriors that see Tim for their hair care because I just couldn't stay silent about how wonderful Tim and the rest of his staff at Beauty Storm have been to me. I continue to travel all the way from Houston to come and get my hair done at Beauty Storm.
I had been waiting for a high-end salon to open up in my neck of the woods, and let's just say, I was not disappointed! 4000 square-ft of the latest equipment and technology to make you beautiful! Other salons that I've frequented were usually less than half that size. I walked in for my first manicure & pedicure the first week that the place opened in mid-August, and I've been coming back every 2 weeks since. John does my manicures/pedicures, and he is just awesome. The new shellac finish left my nails gleaming like polished mirrors. The service and quality are first rate, and far beyond what I've experienced elsewhere. Up until now, the hair/nail salons have been small, dirty, dingy places, but this shop's interior is right out of a Las Vegas high-end hotel. Gorgeous, clean, immaculate. Linh, the owner, is a sweetheart and a beautiful girl to boot. I left feeling relaxed and pampered. I'm going to get a facial and my hair done next week! I hear that Trini and Chris, the hairstylists, are awesome. Give Linh's salon a try and you'll see what I'm so excited about! Tell them Erica sent you.