I've been coming to Mark for a little over a year and love what he's done with my hair. He always gives me a cut that grows out beautifully and gorgeous blond highlights. My hair used to be dry and breaking, but is now soft, growing strong and beautiful. Very happy customer.
I found Mark of Excellence here on NaturallyCurly.com a few years ago, and am glad I did. Mark has been cutting and coloring my curls regularly, and it has been such an improvement over chain salons. My hair style is so much nicer and remains consistent from visit to visit. Due to great products, my hair texture/health has noticeably improved. While always respecting my wishes, his suggestion to go a little lighter in color, along with highlighting and/or lowlighting and gloss, has generated compliments from friends who never mentioned my hair color before. The color also lightens up beautifully over the 5-6 weeks between visits, so it looks very natural and doesn't drastically contrast with any gray roots I may have. Owner/stylist Mark is very personable, friendly, and fun. He always offers customers a water, juice, or other beverage or candy, will save a parking space for you, and even put quarters in your meter if need be. I like that his salon is decorated with natural wood fixtures and plants, rather than huge chrome counters and mirrors. The large picture window on the street offers great people watching, and in the summer opens up to let the wonderful ocean breeze in. Overall, it is a pleasant and satisfying experience to visit his salon, relax a while, and leave with a great looking head of curls.
I am a salon client at Mark of Excellence and have had my hair cut by most of the staff! They do so well with curly hair. I love it there and their customer service is excellent.
I have really curly hair and after years of having just okay haircuts, it's now been two years of having seriously fantastic haircuts! Mark is laid back yet professional, he listens to and respects his customers input and never says anything like, "let's try this instead". I am confident when I visit Mark's salon I will get the best treatment possible and walk out looking great!
I had such a great experience here. I read one of the previous reviews and gave them a call and they let me go in that evening (on a Sunday too!!). Everyone at the salon was very helpful and they listened to what I wanted and gave me honest opinions on my cut. I have never loved a haircut so much or felt so comfortable in a salon. I am only going to go here from now on... Seriously it was amazing!!!
I've been a client fo Mark's for 7 years, and he's kept my hair in great shape. He really listens to my ideas and needs for styling, and is open to change my look. He is a skillful colorist, and uses products that are gentle on the hair. The atmosphere in the salon is low-key and relaxing, and the beach is just a few blosks away. Mark is experienced, skillful and professional, and fun to be around. I've seen lots of other curly-haired clients who, like me, keep coming back. I recommend him to friends and others who ask me for a referral.