Hair Tech

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After reading reviews about this salon, I decided to give it a try. I booked an appointment with Merle for highlights and a trim. After carefully explaining that I wanted to keep my length ( I HAD long hair) we began to talk about color. The first red flag should have been when she asked if she could cut some of my hair before color - something I have never experienced. Trusting her and not being able to see the bottom part of my hair, she lopped off 3 inches right away. I was a bit freaked and should have ran but I trusted that she could fix it. After the color, she said she was going to make sure it was "even" and cut "very light" layers - promising not to go shorter. What does Merle do? She cuts more length (about 2 inches more) and choppy, harsh layers. Keep in mind, the chair was so low I can barely see myself in the mirror (red flag). Finally I had to demand she stop and (for the first time in my life) was broken down to tears over my hair. Instead of apologizing for the botch job, she says "oh - OK, I will not charge you for the cut then". I literally had to ask her if she was out of her mind. Thanks to Merle, I now have to get extensions. She didn't even offer extensions as a correction even though her salon does them. She did nothing to make me feel better.

The 2nd red flag should have been about professionalism. Not only did she tell me she was trying to unload her salon on any idiot that would take it, she also called her employees cheap and greedy for not forking over $50 additional dollars every month for booth rent and how they will not even pitch in for toilet paper. Buyer beware...??
OH, within the first 5 minutes of being there, she filled me in on her many (many) bathroom/toilet habits for eating bad food the prior day.

Day 2 - my extensions to replace the 6+ inches Merle took will cost $1200. The salon was mortified at the cut and color. They all said she should lose her license. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading reviews about this salon, I decided to give it a try. I booked an appointment with Merle for highlights and a trim. After carefully explaining that I wanted to keep my length ( I HAD long hair) we began to talk about color. The first red flag should have been when she asked if she could cut some of my hair before color - something I have never experienced. Trusting her and not being able to see the bottom part of my hair, she lopped off 3 inches right away. I was a bit freaked and should have ran but I trusted that she could fix it. After the color, she said she was going to make sure it was "even" and cut "very light" layers - promising not to go shorter. What does Merle do? She cuts more length (about 2 inches more) and choppy, harsh layers. Keep in mind, the chair was so low I can barely see myself in the mirror (red flag). Finally I had to demand she stop and (for the first time in my life) was broken down to tears over my hair. Instead of apologizing for the botch job, she says "oh - OK, I will not charge you for the cut then". I literally had to ask her if she was out of her mind. Thanks to Merle, I now have to get extensions. She didn't even offer extensions as a correction even though her salon does them. She did nothing to make me feel better.

The 2nd red flag should have been about professionalism. Not only did she tell me she was trying to unload her salon on any idiot that would take it, she also called her employees cheap and greedy for not forking over $50 additional dollars every month for booth rent and how they will not even pitch in for toilet paper. Buyer beware...??
OH, within the first 5 minutes of being there, she filled me in on her many (many) bathroom/toilet habits for eating bad food the prior day.

Day 2 - my extensions to replace the 6+ inches Merle took will cost $1200. The salon was mortified at the cut and color. They all said she should lose her license. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!

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Merle is great-I usually call last minute to get my hair done and she always tries to accomodate my last minute schedule with a great haircut and style!

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Merle is great-I usually call last minute to get my hair done and she always tries to accomodate my last minute schedule with a great haircut and style!

Pros: Best hairstylists in town

Cons: I can't think of one right now!

 

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