Tangles in SoCal

I went to Stephanie today at Tangles Salon in Pasadena, CA. I really loved how she took the time to examine my hair and really talk about my goals and regime. She understood CG talk and curls. The salon is Deva trained, and so is she. She used Deva products on me and I finally understand how to clip my hair while drying!!!

Although, she is a Deva stylist, she did not do a Deva cut this time. As we discussed it, she explained that my hair is too short and the curls are too lax for the Deva cut. So, she did a curl friendly cut and when it grows out a little more we will do a Deva cut!!

I loved my experience and the pricing is very reasonable!! Just thought I'd let you guys know!!
I am growing out a pixie. I am a 2C who used to be 3A/B. I miss my curls....

Returning to CG method
CO Wash: Sauve and VO5
CO: AOHR (HG) and GVP Conditioning Balm
LI: Suave or VO5
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, Biotera Gel, LALSG

I have a love affair with Coconut Oil!

"A life lived in fear, is a life half lived." ~Strictly Ballroom
Hi just wondering if you ever went back to Stephanie and how much is "reasonable" for a cut? Just curious because I need a good curly friendly place. My hair is pretty short right now. I just want someone to correct the layers bc my last cut 3 months ago was horrible! Thanks.
Bumping this cause I'd love to know if anyone else has experience with Tangles -- I'd love to go to a local salon that's cheaper than Capella!
Stacy
CG since spring '11 and still learning
2c/3a (I think), high porosity, drugstore dyed (hate my gray!)
Stacy, did you look Tangles up on Yelp? You might get some feedback there.
I'm interested too. Pasadena is about an hour and half away from me, but I'm willing to make the drive since I'd only be making it every 5 months or so. (I used to go to Cappella before I had the problem I had with them, and that was an hour's drive for me). I'm hunting for a new salon as well.

Would love some opinions on Tangles, but might have to go elsewhere, there isn't enough opinion on NC.

edit: I checked Tangles out on Yelp, and their reviews are generally favorable. The negative reviews they had were from people who didn't like their Brazilian Blowouts (ironic). There were 2 or 3 reviews of Devacuts that were very positive. I checked their website, and their prices for Devacuts seem to range from$65 to $95. HTH
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB

Last edited by Auntie Bubbs; 04-20-2012 at 11:11 AM.
Thans Auntie Bubbs I did check yelp -- but I'm so nervous to try someone new that I wish they had more than 3 positives for their Deva cut.

I know that it's 'just' hair and will grow -- but it takes me forever to find someone I like. And it took me a long time to break away from a stylist that I realized wasn't 'getting' my hair (though she herself is a curly) -- she ALWAYS blow dried my hair straight -- which I liked at the time but once I asked her to style it curly -- a trainwreck. I realized my hair never looked good when I did it myself. It took me a while to really start in with CG -- I read a lot and finally just ordered stuff from CM -- now I am so much happier to see my curls again -- I thought my hair had just changed with getting older/hormones (well I think it has some) -- but my curls are actually still there now that I'm treating them right! In my 20's early 30's I could use anything and my hair always looked great. Now I see how much it really needs conditioner and how much more life it has now that I have changed my products.

Sorry for the long story! Anyhow I just tend to want the 'sure thing' so I'm trying to decide if it's worth the leap for me to get to stay in my town rather than travel about 40 minutes and pay more -- but for someone that was a more known entity for me given all the reviews/feedback.
Stacy
CG since spring '11 and still learning
2c/3a (I think), high porosity, drugstore dyed (hate my gray!)
I hear ya. I wish Tangles had some reviews on here too.

I used to have a stylist (pre-going CG) that had curly hair herself and straightened it, and always straightened mine. I was ok with that because I wasn't CG and back then, getting it straightened was a treat, I couldn't do it myself and have it look as good, so I wore it curly by necessity. Anyway, I had a similar problem: when I did ask her to do it curly, she couldn't. She actually flatironed it, then curled it with a curling iron. It looked nice, but the issue was, she didn't know how to style my curls naturally, only how to style it as if it were straight.
Not her fault I guess, she just didn't know how to work with natural curls. Sad because she had natural curls that she couldn't work with herself.

Anyway, I have been in the same situation. Good luck finding a salon. It isn't "just hair" - it's our hair, and of course we love our hair and want it to look the best it can. That's why we spend so much time researching how to be natural and find the best, most healthy products
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
Tangles in Pasadena has no reviews yet for her listing in the Salon Finder. You should write about your experience there so other curlies in your area can see it

Here's the link:
Tangles in Pasadena, California (United States)
I think that's what Stacy was trying to do, find someone who's had a recent experience at Tangles. The OP(original poster) who had been to Tangles didn't write a review, and doesn't seem to be active any longer.
It'd be great if we could find someone else who'd been there and could write a review. thanks
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
I have not tried Tangles in Pasadena, but I did have a nice experience at the Chignon Salon in Pasadena, CA. yesterday. Jill cut my hair, and did an Excellent job. My layers where cut too short at another salon on my previous haircut. Jill was able to blend my layers without having to cut to much length. Jill takes the time to listen, and makes suggestions. She asked me if I prefer to have my hair cut wet or dry. I chose wet, and paid $85.00 for a Wonderful haircut.... I am SOOOOO HAPPY......
Bumping this up cause I went to Tangles today! I wasn't sure if I should do a new thread or just fill in my info on this post -- so I just opted to write in here. This is long and detailed!

This is only my 2nd Deva cut -- the first was by Andrea at Capella Salon in Studio City -- almost a full year ago. So I will make comparisons with that experience. First for me, it was a big deal to be local (I live in Pasadena). I hate LA driving and Tangles was easy to get to/find and the parking garage is pretty near to the salon (Old Town Pasadena has garages where the first 90 minutes are free). The salon is nice and feels a bit more upscale (to me) than Capella. It's not necessarily a big deal -- I just expected Capella to feel a LOT more upscale given their prices. You should be aware that Tangles has a $25 charge for no shows (they take your credit card # when you book the appt). The receptionist quoted me $75 for a Deva cut with Tonya on the phone. I have long hair, and when I met Tonya, she said that long hair was $85. I told her that the receptionist had quoted me $75 and not asked about the length of my hair. At the end of the appt I was fully expecting to pay the $85, but Tonya honored the original quote! That was great customer service IMO! Capella is a lot more expensive -- IIRC Andrea was around $110. Tangles also offers me a 15% discount for a future appt if I refer someone else -- so let me know if you want to go and I'll mail you a card (or I can ask them if just my name is good enough). I had a coupon for Capella for 20% off for new customers (if you book with a friend and I met an nc.com member there)-- but the salon said it was only good for one of the pair and ended up giving us both 10% off. I thought Capella's coupon was ambiguous at best and found that a little frustrating.

Neither Tonya at Tangles nor Andrea at Capella could type my hair -- but that's ok -- I just continue to want to know Both stylists listened well and were really friendly. Andrea wore her hair curly and Tonya had hers straightened. Tonya said she often did twist outs at home, but felt that her kinky curly hair was too out of control and so she straightened it for work (I can't remember her exact words -- but it was something to that effect). I would have preferred that she wore her hair curly -- but I understand that everyone has to do what they are comfortable with. My appointment at Capella took a LOT longer -- and a good bit of that was waiting time. Part of that may have been due to my appointment today being first thing in the morning. I'm not sure Tonya spent as much time cutting my hair as Andrea did, but that could be because I'd had a Deva cut before and less needed to be done, or it could be that Andrea just takes a longer time (not necessarily better) or that Tonya is just faster. Both used Deva products on my hair (of course!). Andrea used paper towels to blot my hair before she set me up under the dryer. The person who washed my hair did the scrunching in of product and used a microfiber towel on me. I was expecting it to be Tonya, but the other woman did fine. At Capella, Andrea basically let my dry almost all the way, then went back over and then got any stray pieces. Tonya let it dry a while, but it was still pretty damp when she went back over it. She also said when my hair was all the way dry it wouldn't be crunchy and that it should be dry in 20 minutes after I left. My hair is pretty porous and takes a while to dry -- so it was a good bit longer to dry and I did need to SOTC -- not a big deal -- I was expecting to do so. Both places offer free bang trims (if you have bangs it's a nice thing to offer).

I was happy with my haircut from both places -- but I never feel like I can make a final assessment till I've washed it and worked with it myself a couple of times -- but I do plan on adding a review to the salon finder.

I didn't think to take a pic beforehand (it was early and I was tired). But I'll take a pic now.
Ask me any questions and tell me what you think!
Stacy
CG since spring '11 and still learning
2c/3a (I think), high porosity, drugstore dyed (hate my gray!)
pics (or links to pics)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3237580/photo%204.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3237580/photo%201.JPG
The curl in my hair varies -- sometimes I'm curlier than this.
I'm wondering if i should have more layers...
Stacy
CG since spring '11 and still learning
2c/3a (I think), high porosity, drugstore dyed (hate my gray!)

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