I hate my hair now!! I scheduled an appointment with Tess based on the other reviews on this site. I thought I was going to leave with an awesome cut but got the opposite. I walked IN loving my hair (knowing that I needed the ends freshened up) and left looking like a poodle that just stuck her paw in a light socket!!!! It was such a BAD experience. I was looking forward to having my hair done by 'someone who knows how to cut curly hair' - and I was looking forward to getting a 'Curly-Girl' style DRY cut. Instead Tess told me that she didn't believe in that method - my hair would only look good that day and horrible the next. I trusted her - she wet my hair and then started cutting and cutting and cutting..... I was freaking out on the inside but tried to stay calm. And- she wouldn't stop talking - I could hardly get a response in! Then she starting to dry my hair and I mean DRY - highest heat ( to the point of burning my skin). I was a total frizz ball. I was so embarrassed!!! I used to love my hair before this haircut. Now I'm trying to deal with it while it grows out - to the point that I have to dry it straight (which I DON'T want to do!) just to look have way decent! I will never, ever, ever, EVER go back to her or recommend her! Be warned!
I just moved back to Montpelier after 20 years in NY and I had no hopes of finding a stylist who would understand my messy hair. I went to Tess based on reviews posted on this site, and I'm soooooo glad I did! I had no idea what I wanted, I just knew that my hair was a mess. Tess took over and not only gave me a wonderful cut, but she spent so much time explaining what she was doing, and showing me how to do it myself. I am definitely not going anywhere else!
My review of Tess Onorato at Signature Styles was mistakenly put by itself under a Signature Styles as a 2nd salon instead of being added to the 3 other comments under the original Montpelier salon. This was no doubt due to my addition of "Capital Plaza" following 100 State Street in the address. Sorry for the confusion. Will you please reinstate Signature Styles and the most honorable Tess as one place and one person, with 4 fabulous reviews? Thank you so much, Tami Calliope at email@example.com
If you find yourself in this area and your curls are dragging, sagging, or (God forbid) WAVING, treat yourself to a perm and cut with Tess at Signature Styles. Tess REALLY GETS curls! I favor a long, loose, ringlety look that layers gently down to my shoulders. Invariably people envy me for my naturally, curly hair. (Although one woman, more astute because she was desperate, and had just moved up from D.C., took one look at me in the library and demanded: "WHO does your hair? Because she's GOT to do mine!") And she did. I've been going to Tess for years, and I guess if she left the area I'd have to shave my head. That's how spoiled I am. (Naturally) curly yours, Tami Calliope
I moved back to Vermont after 12 yrs in December from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and I was worried about finding a good curly hair stylist in Vermont. But thanks to this website I found Tess. I went through sylist after stylist in the DFW area and never found anyone who understood or could properly cut my hair. Since Tess has been doing my hair I have had nothing but the best cuts and am happier than I have been in years with my hair. Hurray!
Just want to thank the customer from D.C. who wrote the testimonial on Tess @ Signature Styles. I have just moved to the area as well, and finding a new stylist is difficult, especially for clients with naturally curly hair. Tess understood exactly what I wanted, and gave me a great cut! Not only have I discovered a fantastic new stylist, she also carries my favorite product line designed for curly hair--Deva Curl! Thanks to this fabulous website for the referral! It has made the transition so easy! Now, can you help me find a new dentist....?
Tess is incredible! I have been to 4 different salons in the Washington, D.C. area and have gotten the same awful haircut at every single one. For some reason, none of those stylists would listen to me and insisted on leaving the top of my hair chin length, basically giving me a bob. I would end up with a curly bush that just made my face look even fatter than it is. And no matter how much I said that I wanted to keep my length, my hair kept getting shorter and shorter. Tess sat down with me before washing my hair, listened to what I wanted, and immediately saw the problem. I have a small forehead and not much of a neck either, so she could see that I needed shorter hair on top with a lot more layering to take out the bulk on the sides. Within 45 minutes, I had a beautiful haircut that I can already tell will grow out well. I was a bit apprehensive about moving to a small town from a large metro area, thinking it would be hard to find a hairdresser. Instead, I found gold! I would recommend Tess to anyone with curly hair.