I'm an african-american woman and i have gotten my hair done at elegante many times and my results have always come out perfect. My hair was growing long and healty. I did not have a flatiron used on my hair on any of the occasions i have went, jus the roller set and the blow-out afterwards. price wise they are very affordable..way cheaper than the "black" hair salons i had been goin to prior. I am 22years old and i have been gettin my hair done there since i was 17.
I hate to leave a bad review but I think people need to know when a salon is not as good as some of the other great ones listed here. While the women at elegante do a great job with the roller set they do not do a good job with the blow dry/flat iron. They use waaaay too much heat and the round brush they use is far too small. I even asked them if they had a larger one and not one person in the whole salon had another size other than the really small size like a curling iron barel. Their results are like an unlicensed stylist result as opposed to a professional result. I gave them ample opportunity and had 3 differnt women on 3 different occasions do my hair and none of them did a good job. My husband, who had seen my hair from another salon, said after elegante did it it looked brittle and like it had a relaxer in it. My hair is completely natural and really silky curls. My hair is usually super shiny and flowy when i get it blowdried and flatironed but it was stiff and brittle after elegante did it. I will say that if it is an absolute last resort and you HAVE to get your biracial or curly hair done, elegante does better than the average salon that knows nothing of curly hair but i have had much much better. If you do go I would say you are better of getting the roller set and then asking them to just flat iron it after that and not blowdrying at all OR just leaving it as is after the roller set.
Everyone at Elegante can do the round brush technique, Dominican style. If you have curly biracial/interracial hair they work wonders.