Claire Marie cut my hair yesterday for the first time, and did a beautiful job. I'm 3B, and Claire explained to me so much about my hair I didn't know! Also, Claire's prices are extrememly reasonable.. I'll be back!
My hair is 3A, naturally dirty blond/light brown. I went to Claire Marie as a new client, hoping for a nice cut and some natural-looking highlights. Claire really listened to what I wanted and considered several options for cut and color before starting. She did an excellent job overall, creating a very flattering new look with a few face-framing layers and adding some sparkle to my haircolor without making me look bottle-blond. She cut my hair wet but was very precise - she knew how to predict shrinkage and my hair didn't end up too short. Claire is not a subscriber to the CG doctrine; however, she understood my preference for CG-friendly products and gave me a style that will work without silicones and a blow dryer. To top it off, her rates are affordable. Highly recommended!
I've been a client of Claire's since 1988. I walked into a salon and asked 'who can cut curly hair?' -- Claire very calmly said she could. It IS a special talent -- you have to understand hair, and you have to understand curly hair. Claire is the finest hair dresser with whom I've ever been associated, and I've followed her ever since to her current self-owned salon. If you want color that looks real and not flat and fake, Claire's your gal. What young hairdresser do you know these days who can do a precision haircut? They don't teach this in the schools anymore, so the younger hairdressers are just snipping away, not knowing what they're doing. And the precision cut is BACK. Her prices are way below what they could be and should be. Get a high-end salon cut, color, etc., without the high-end salon B.S. and prices. And get to KNOW your hairdresser, who then KNOWS your hair. Tell Claire how you want your hair to look; she'll know what to do. I couldn't be more passionate about her, and everyone I've sent to her ends up just as passionate. Claire is a scientist and an artist -- exactly who you want cutting and coloring and perming your hair. And, yeah, she does incredible perms. Everyone thinks my hair is naturally curly.
I've never meant any hair stylist who knows more about hair chemistry than Claire Marie. She listens very well, tries new ideas to help solve problems. Terrific with curly hair but does all kinds; works with men too. She's personable and -- amazing -- charges much more reasonably than many who have far less to offer.