Essence Salon

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I have been going to Trish at Essence for a couple of years now. She is fantastic! I have long curly hair and can't tell you how many times I've gotten BAD cuts elsewhere because people don't understand curly hair. Trish listens, she doesn't cut too much or treat my hair like straight hair. As long as she's around, I won't go anywhere else!

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I have been going to Trish at Essence for a couple of years now. She is fantastic! I have long curly hair and can't tell you how many times I've gotten BAD cuts elsewhere because people don't understand curly hair. Trish listens, she doesn't cut too much or treat my hair like straight hair. As long as she's around, I won't go anywhere else!

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Kathy C. who wrote this review is a complete head case and that is being kind. This review was written over two years after the hair cut in question.

Janelle's whereabouts are only unknown to "Kathy C." because Janelle had to take out a restraining order against her. The reason the receptionist (who is a sweetheart) told her to stop calling is that Janelle already had the restraining order against her.

On a purely technical note anyone that takes over two years to grow out bangs either is a liar or has a medical condition causing hair problems. And from my own perspective if someone were coming at me with scissors after I told them not to cut it I'd simply get out of their chair. This is a mental case who's opinion should matter not a wit. I've been to this salon numerous times and it is great!

My final thought would be that the salon has moved to a new location with ample parking so if you are looking to go there you should try it and if you are concerned by the crazy Kathy C.'s review don't be. If for no other reason than Janelle moved out of state and no longer works there (not that she was the problem)

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Kathy C. who wrote this review is a complete head case and that is being kind. This review was written over two years after the hair cut in question.

Janelle's whereabouts are only unknown to "Kathy C." because Janelle had to take out a restraining order against her. The reason the receptionist (who is a sweetheart) told her to stop calling is that Janelle already had the restraining order against her.

On a purely technical note anyone that takes over two years to grow out bangs either is a liar or has a medical condition causing hair problems. And from my own perspective if someone were coming at me with scissors after I told them not to cut it I'd simply get out of their chair. This is a mental case who's opinion should matter not a wit. I've been to this salon numerous times and it is great!

My final thought would be that the salon has moved to a new location with ample parking so if you are looking to go there you should try it and if you are concerned by the crazy Kathy C.'s review don't be. If for no other reason than Janelle moved out of state and no longer works there (not that she was the problem)

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I went to this salon on the recommendation of a friend. The "stylist "she recommended made me sign a waiver--as she was being sued--which should have been a clue to bolt for the door--but I had trusted the now former friend. I went there for highlights only as I had an appt in LA with a very high end stylist for a cut, but I needed to update my roots while I was jobhunting. The stylist, Janel, repeatedly told me she wanted to cut my hair and I repeatedly told her I didn't want it cut, including when I saw her approach from behind with scissors (in the mirror). She whipped around, took a swipe at my hair, and, as I told her to stop, told me not to get upset, she wasn't giving me bangs, just "softening the area" and that I looked too much like the "La Jolla ladies." I was afraid to move while she was cutting and decided to trust her. Bad idea. What she did was cut the front hair, which had swept to the side and was past shoulder length, to less than an inch long--leaving two thin pieces in the center that were 18 inches long. She then cut some two inch, four inch, and eight inch lengths on one side, and cut the hair where I normally parted it down to the scalp. I didn't see what she had done until I washed the mousse out late at night.

When I called the salon, Jill, who had been "so nice", told me, "so what, your bangs are too short--get a life....besides, these are all bench renters, management isn't responsible for what they do". When I called back to explain that I didn't have bangs before, and that this hair was so short it wouldn't even stay down with clips or under a headband or scarf, she told me not to call back or she would call the police for harrassment.

It took over two years for my hair to grow out. It is really hard to sue a hairdresser, so I can just imagine what she did to that other person.

Janel's whereabouts, per the state board's info, are now unknown, but the nasty and irresponsible mgmt at Essence is still there.

PROS: They let me bring my dog in.
CONS: They destroyed my hair and were nasty to boot.

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I went to this salon on the recommendation of a friend. The "stylist "she recommended made me sign a waiver--as she was being sued--which should have been a clue to bolt for the door--but I had trusted the now former friend. I went there for highlights only as I had an appt in LA with a very high end stylist for a cut, but I needed to update my roots while I was jobhunting. The stylist, Janel, repeatedly told me she wanted to cut my hair and I repeatedly told her I didn't want it cut, including when I saw her approach from behind with scissors (in the mirror). She whipped around, took a swipe at my hair, and, as I told her to stop, told me not to get upset, she wasn't giving me bangs, just "softening the area" and that I looked too much like the "La Jolla ladies." I was afraid to move while she was cutting and decided to trust her. Bad idea. What she did was cut the front hair, which had swept to the side and was past shoulder length, to less than an inch long--leaving two thin pieces in the center that were 18 inches long. She then cut some two inch, four inch, and eight inch lengths on one side, and cut the hair where I normally parted it down to the scalp. I didn't see what she had done until I washed the mousse out late at night.

When I called the salon, Jill, who had been "so nice", told me, "so what, your bangs are too short--get a life....besides, these are all bench renters, management isn't responsible for what they do". When I called back to explain that I didn't have bangs before, and that this hair was so short it wouldn't even stay down with clips or under a headband or scarf, she told me not to call back or she would call the police for harrassment.

It took over two years for my hair to grow out. It is really hard to sue a hairdresser, so I can just imagine what she did to that other person.

Janel's whereabouts, per the state board's info, are now unknown, but the nasty and irresponsible mgmt at Essence is still there.

PROS: They let me bring my dog in.
CONS: They destroyed my hair and were nasty to boot.

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High Energy SALON!! Great stylist!! Joel Ma!! WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO talk to!! Receptionist Jill is SOOO NICE!!! WORTH THE PRICE!!! Hard to find parking is only downfall.

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High Energy SALON!! Great stylist!! Joel Ma!! WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO talk to!! Receptionist Jill is SOOO NICE!!! WORTH THE PRICE!!! Hard to find parking is only downfall.

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