Just a few words to let Jessica, know that when I was at her Salon on August the 7th. Jessica, was with a new client, I thought that I would like to make a compliment on the clients hair cause it looked really shinning and lively, but I didn't say anything cause this person not only complain about what she asked Jessica, what she wanted this person asked Jessica, to cut some of the length of her hair, then she express dissatisfaction I coudn't believe that after Jessica, explain as she was working with the clients hair she complain. I believe that this person goes to not only to Salon's, but to other business to see what she can get without paying.Lady just look in the mirror and see who is the unprofessional. Jessica, took a lot of money and time, to do what she as a professional would do to make this client look it's best. Enough of that scam artists. I use to live in the Ventura County area for many years and found that Jessica, had a Going Green Salon, I loved that I don't have to smell all those chemical in her Salon. Yes! I'm driving all the ways from Palmdale, C.A to have Jessica, do my hair at least one's a month, so many of the Salon's that I was going to would say to me you have such thick and course hair, I don't want to hear that about my hair, I know what type of hair I've got. That's why I love going to her Salon to me it is a more relaxed Salon, then the one's I use to go to. Jessica, keep up the great work. From long time Client Mary Miller
After searching for 40+ years for someone who knows how to cut and style my curly hair, I found Jessica at California Styles salon. She was recommended by my sister, another curly gal. We have both been going to California Styles salon for the last few years. I am always satisfied with my haircuts from her. I usually bring in a picture for a visual, we discuss what I want my hair to do, and she takes it from there. My hair looks good when I leave the salon, and continues to look good while it grows out in-between haircuts. I can't imagine trusting my curls to anybody else.
I see Jessica monthly for touch-ups and haircuts as needed. She has been my stylist for the past four years and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. I love the fact that she only cuts my hair when necessary, not every time I get my hair colored as every stylist in the past has done. Before she touches my hair, we discuss what I want done, whether it be a new color or new length. I am a 3B curly. I value her judgment greatly. I have recommended Jessica to many people, including my sister. Give Jessica a chance; you won't be disappointed.
Jessica has been doing my 3b curly hair for more than three years now. I have a standing monthly appointment for touch ups. My curly hair has never looked this good in terms of color, style and condition. My experience with Jessica is that she is extremely caring and professional. She listens to what I want and I trust her totally. I have referred some other curly friends (including my sister) to her and all have continued to frequent her salon.I am reviewing Jessica after all these years because I am shocked by some of the comments made by others. I can't believe they are reviewing the same person.
I feel like I'm on a yo-yo with this salon. This is a re-review of the re-review. I can't say I'll ever be going back here again. This woman must be bipolar. Today she called me, and when I called her back, she verbally attacked me because of a poor review I had left her last month regarding how hard it is to get her on the phone. I was shocked at how unprofessional she was. Leaving aside the fact that I called for 3 days straight (during the week, so no, not on Sunday or Monday, days I know salons are closed) and did not get anyone on the phone, Jessica was so unprofessional I cannot recommend her doing anyone's hair. I would not trust her to do mine. She accused me of ruining her business, and then threatened me with her lawyer. When I told her I stood by my review, because it was based on my experience, she resorted to personal attacks on my character. she told me I was a person who had no heart; and on Yelp (where I left the review) she actually attacked my job skills and said she hoped I could get a job so I wouldn't have so much free time on my hands to leave bad reviews for people. Just way too personal and unprofessional a way to act when your business is dependent on word-of-mouth and repeat business. Also, in my experience, someone does not get so angry that they resort to below-the-belt personal attacks unless they are aware that their own behavior is not right. If on some level Jessica was not aware that she had earned a poor review, she wouldn't have reacted with a personal attack. I wish she had lived up to the positive re-review I left her. Her cutting skills are fine. Her people skills are awful. I fully expect her to bad-mouth me to other curly girls who go into her salon, because she doesn't seem to have a filter that tells her what is professional and appropriate and what is not. She accused me of "ruining her business" but she doesn't seem to understand that her own poor behavior is doing that all on her own.
So, this is a re-review for Jessica and CA Styles, and my experience this time was a complete turnaround from last time. My older review is down below. Jessica and I talked about my last experience and why I wasn't happy, and we went from there. Jessica did a very good job with my cut, and shaped my curls nicely around my face. She also trimmed off just enough from the ends to make my curls look healthy again, without taking off very much from the length, which is very important to me because I don't want short hair. We also pretty much stayed away from the Deva products, because she understood I don't like them, and didn't try to force them on me like other salons would. That's something I really appreciate; many places will use what they want regardless. I find the Deva stuff drying and my hair doesn't like that much protein - Deva just uses too much, and my hair doesn't like wheat protein in particular, which is what they use. She used a cream by Enjoy that I really liked, and I would probably buy except it was priced a little too high for my budget. But Jessica is very knowledgeable about natural remedies and homemade stylers and that's pretty cool; other salons might look down on someone who makes their own gel, but Jessica gets it. She also waxes, and I had her do my eyebrows; they came out very nice and she has a gentle touch with the waxing as well. Her prices for both cuts and waxing are so reasonable that I would definitely be able to afford a revisit. Glad I gave CA Styles another try, and glad Jessica had the right attitude about moving forward from a less-than-positive customer experience and review: make it right for everyone without playing the "blame the customer" game. Thanks, Jessica!
I was tired of fighting my big, shoulder-length 3A hair, so when my stylist retired I looked for a curly hair specialist. Searching Google and Yelp led me to Jessica Evrist. I found California Styles to be a very attractive salon with a calm, nurturing vibe. Jessica explained that before she'd cut my hair she would wash and deep-condition it, then dry it with a diffuser to see the natural curl pattern. I decided then and there to trust Jessica to convert me to a Curly Girl. During the deep-conditioning process, Jessica handed me a copy of "The Curly Girl Handbook" and encouraged me to read some passages she'd highlighted. That provided a good orientation to the techniques and types of products that make the most of curly hair. I left the salon with soft, shiny curls that looked better than I ever thought possible. Plus some DevaCurl products and a new copy of "The Curly Girl Handbook." Jessica encouraged me to buy them only after I inquired; she did not pressure. It's been a month and I just booked my next appointment with Jessica. I'm still adjusting to life as a CG, and there's no one I'd trust my curls to more than her.
Jessica did a wonderful and amazing job on my hair. I'm glad she showed me how to accentuate my natural curls. The Deva products that she sells and uses on your hair are fabulous and can really make you look like a new and improved person! I will definitely be going back.
Continued from my earlier review, Jessica called the part in my hair a buttcrack. Seriously, she did. My feelings were really hurt. She may've thought she was being cute or funny, but it was a really insensitive and hurtful thing to say. I don't care how well someone styles hair, if they insult you by saying your hair looks like a buttcrack, that's rude and they don't deserve your repeat business. Jessica could've used better imagery, like saying it was too defined/not scrunched out enough, which I knew it was because I was in a hurry that day to go to a dr. appt. before my hair appt. I will most likely go back to the stylist who charges me 3 times as much but has never once been as rude. She just doesn't listen and has her own agenda when she does a customer's hair. Skill doesn't make up for lack of people skills IMO.
Jessica did a good job w/my curls, but I am giving this a 3 and not a 5 because overall I did not feel great about my experience in her salon. Plus side: She is very skilled, knows, and loves curly hair. She doesn''t overcharge. Negative side: She didn't really listen to what I wanted for my hair and gave me what she wanted me to have not what I asked for in a cut/style, she really hard sells the Deva line (products I hate that dry me out). didn't listen when I said I didn't want them in my hair, and was really negative and disparaging about the products that were in my hair (Curl Junkie). She claimed never to have heard of the line (really? I found that hard t believe after she said she frequented nc.com). Worst off all, my feelings were really hurt. Jessica could've used better imagery, like saying it was too defined/not scrunched out enough, which I knew it was because I was in a hurry that day to go to a dr. appt. before my hair appt. I will most likely go back to the stylist who charges me 3 times as much but has never once been as rude. She just doesn't listen and has her own agenda when she does a customer's hair. Skill doesn't make up for lack of people skills IMO.
Jessica at California Styles Salon is hands down the absolute BEST!! Unlike all the other hairstylists I've gone to, she cut my curly hair dry rather than wet. This small change made such an unbelievably huge difference. This process allowed her to know exactly where and how much to cut just by the way the curls were laying dry. Throughout the cutting process, she explained everything she was doing, which put me at ease. For the first time in my life, I can finally say that I have found THE stylist for my curly hair. No more being upset and disappointed after another failed attempt of getting my hair cut at another dreaded salon...those days are OVER thanks to Jessica and her amazing talent. Oh and the best thing is that Jessica is a curly girl too so she knows firsthand all about curls!! I highly recommend Jessica...you won't leave her salon disappointed. I am so glad I found her, thanks to Naturallycurly.com! :-)
I visited Jessica’s salon after doing a lot of research about the Deva cut. I have classic length, curly, type 2 hair and I’ve been using some of the Deva products as part of my CG routine, so it was important for me to really delve into getting it properly cut. The salon was very welcoming and quite charming as it’s small and intimate. I also liked that it was “eco-friendly”, there was no presence of chemical smell anywhere and she offers other services as well, such as mani/pedi's and massage by a Certified MT. Jessica was very friendly and I felt at ease as she took me step-by-step through the Deva process as how to best care for my curls. She shampooed and conditioned first, then she showed me the technique of how to apply the products to wet hair. I sat under the drier for a while and then finished off with the devafuser, which I had only seen and not yet tried. We talked about the cut and she offered her suggestions. I didn't feel pressured or rushed at all. It’s a week later and I’m happy to report that I ended up with a fantastic cut (tailbone length) and absolutely love and have a new appreciation for my curls. I have also noticed that my type 2 curls are now a definite 3. She's a great stylist and I'll definitely be returning.
Jessica did a fabulous job with my curly/wavy hair. She discussed what she was doing every step of the way and asked for my input repeatedly. She took her time to explain all the steps involved in making my curls look their best. She colored, highlighted and cut my hair and I am thrilled with the results. I have never been so happy with my hair before. I always left salons feeling discouraged. Jessica also has a very relaxed demeanor and puts her clients at ease. I would highly recommend her to anyone with curly hair. Jessica has a real gift with curly hair and does a fantastic job!
I have seen Jessica 3 times and love her. I never knew what to do with my waves until I went to her. Every other stylist cut my hair wet and blow dried it out...EVERYONE. I have seen at least 5 dif stylists in the last 2 years alone. Because of that I blew it out too and my hair was dry, brittle, unmanagable. I was recommended to Jessica by a woman with very curly hair, a chance meeting in a phone store and made an appt. Jessica saw the potential in my hair and started to talk to me about it. She explained all about how to care for curly hair and why. She went through every step with me. I walked out of the salon so relieved that I could finally have some control over my hair. Plus the natural hair dye she uses is awesome. And her prices are very comparable to other salons in the surrounding areas. Definitely go see her!
I did not have a good experience at this salon. Jessica asked what I wanted, and after I told her she told me what she thought would be better. I know she's the "expert" but I am the paying customer and I was shocked that she basically told me no. She had me flip my head over and seemed to cut at random. When I got home my boyfriend had to cut all the strays she left behind. She charged me $20 for a 'deep conditioning' treatment. When I got home I looked up the price of the product and the entire bottle was $24.I ended up having to get my hair cut again in less than a month because she barely cut anything off.
I met Jessica about 6 months ago and she has totally changed my life in regards to dealing with my hair and making me love it.. she is passionate about her clients and extremely knowledgable... AND SHE LISTENS to what her clients want... Go see her and fall in love with your hair! BG
Jessica truly understands curly hair. She is a curly girl herself and has helped my hair to be healthier and more managable than I ever thought possible. My hair had been straightened (and ruined) by the Japanese method and seemed hopeless until I met Jessica. She taught me to embrace and appreciate my curls and has also helped my young daughter to do the same. No one has ever given me the encouragement to keep my hair curly like Jessica has. The time she spends with her clients is incredible. I am receiving daily compliments on hair that has always seemed hopeless. I highly recommend Jessica and am thankful to her everyday.