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Susanne Kende @ Thomas Joseph Studio 1

United StatesCASan DiegoSusanne Kende @ Thomas Joseph Studio 1
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  • 4611 Mercury Street Suite A
    San Diego, CA 92111
    United States
    (619) 200-0054
  • (Rated 5/5 based on 50 Reviews)
  • http://memycurlsandi.com/

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Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 2 Scissors

I've been to Susanne a few times over the past 5 years. Apparently, she only uses the Deva technique and while I guess that works for *most* curlies, it definitely does NOT for me! I've always come away from Susanne's cuts SEVERAL inches shorter, with ZERO definition. And, while she is a lovely lady, she is SUPER expensive. Take note: Deva cuts DO NOT work on everyone! We just have to keep looking until we find someone who "gets" that!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

This review is way overdue. I've been Susanne's customer for almost two years now. Before knowing her I always used to cry after getting a haircut. No hair dresser seemed to know how to cut curly hair. After trying all the hairdressers recommended by my friends in San Diego, at some point I gave up on trying to wear my hair curly and started flat ironing my hair and later straightening it using keratin. My hair was burned and damaged and I had to use tons of products to straighten it and even then it would look terrible. I was really frustrated and annoyed and hated my curly hair but then, I came across Susanne's reviews on Naturally Curly website. After reading the extraordinary reviews about her, I looked at her website. Being a student the service was way over my budget but after reading the reviews I really wanted to visit her and that was the best decision ever. Susanne's work is worth every penny. She is totally amazing, both as a hairstylist and as a person. I am a very picky person when it comes to my hair but she does magic with her scissors. I highly highly recommend her to all curly girl. She is a Deva specialist and she uses Deva product but what makes her distinguished even from other Deva specialist, is that she is an artist and sculpturist as well and she looks at her work as an art piece. She takes her time to shape EVERY SINGLE CURL and she teaches you how to wash and style it yourself. She has totally changed my look. I constantly get compliments both for my curls and my highlights. She does an amazing job with highlights as well. If you are a curly hair you should not think twice and should make an appointment with her. She books way in advance.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I first came to Susanne Kende through a search on Naturallycurly.com. Her reviews were outstanding and spot-on.   I was immediately impressed with how she picked up each individual curl and cut it, explaining exactly what she was doing and why. Each curl got individual attention and it's own personal cut! Wow! And because she cuts dry, what you see is what you get. This drives home the importance of arriving there with your curls unaltered by clips, ponytail-holders, hats, etc.  And if her talents with the shears weren't enough, wait 'til you see what she does with color! I call Susanne "My Alchemist" because she is amazing with color. The way an alchemist turns lead into gold, Susanne turns my "silver highlights" (aka "grays") into gold. Not all of them, but enough to make it look gorgeous yet believable-- just the way I want it. The bonus in this type of camouflage coloring is that it doesn't need to be done as often as other color, and because curly hair looks good longer after a cut, I don't need that as often either. So, yes, she is more expensive than others, but a) so worth it and as a specialist in my field myself I can really appreciate specialty care b) there shouldn't need to be a "b" because she is so worth it, but here's the bonus: you don't need to go as often.  Over the past couple years that I have been seeing Susanne I have never felt the need to skulk in because my hair was overdue-- the education and tips she gives you help you to keep your hair looking great. I sometimes think , "am I already due for my cut/color, because it is still looking good and I am still getting compliments..." I dare you to see Susanne and then stay away from the mirror to catch admiring glimpses of your beautiful curls. Dare you!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

All the reviews I read for Susanne gave me the courage to make an appointment. First I went to her web site www.Memycurlsandi.com just to check out. You know, I'm kinda scared at this point of going to someone new. AGAIN! It took me a while to get an appointment, but I was patient, I didn't cut my own hair and just waited. So, it's "the day" I'm anxious and nervouse when she comes out to greet me. I saw her all was well. She had that about her. AND she has a curly mop herself. She sat with me and we talked about my concerns and fears, but after 30 seconds, I was in her hands without any doubt that this woman is everything everyone is screaming about. She knows her stuff. She is a real designer? She looked at me, told me how she saw me, she pinned my hair to make it look how she would cut it! I looked really different. I loved it when she pinned it, but when she was done, I also cried... that's all i'm going to say. I'm not a writer of any sort, but simply compelled to confirm all the good stuff written here about her.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have cried in salons many times out of sadness of what curly specialists have done to my hair. Today I cried in Susanne's chair out of joy that for the first time in my life(33) I loved my hair when she was done. I didn't have to go home and wash it myself to do it my way. She did take her time cutting my hair dry, and each curl at a time. I came back for highlights and she did it again, I was so happy. I will never leave her!!!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I came to this site to research the craziness of people that say are curl specialists and found Susanne. I am in my car writing this review, because I could not wait to get home. I love my hair! i love my curls! she did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you, you are a genius!!!!!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne has transformed me. I had long frizzy hair. Susanne and I have been chatting for some time about how to care for my hair. We emailed back and forth with my non stop questions. She asked me to come in to see my hair.. because i knew I was a lost cause. I told her i wanted to just chop my hair off, one length so I could just put it in a pony tail(a shorter one) With one look she said that unless I really wanted short hair, we didn't have to cut it short. She explained all my options, which were more than I thought I had. Bottom line is I sat and let her do her thing. I had a hard time not staring into the mirror of how beautiful I looked and felt. She is a miracle worker. I'm writing this, because If she could help me, I know she can help more people that are at a point of despair. Go see her!!! You will thank me : )

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I went to Susanne's old salon to make an appointment as I was in the neighborhood, as I was told that she just left without telling them where she went. Of course I didn't believe them because I know Susanne's character. I came here to find her and I did. Again, I left Susanne feeling not only beautiful but sexy too : ) Hopefully Revive salon and spa is making a lot of money off Susanne's clients that believe the lies, because.... Karma is a @&^%#@*&

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne is the best! She turns a mess of hair is to wonderful curls!!!

REVIEWED BY: dhoff  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

This woman NEEDS to go to New York! She's fabulous, talented, and over-the-top for Curls! If I could vote ten thousand times, I would!

REVIEWED BY: studioP  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

what a wonderful "curly girl" ambassador!!!

REVIEWED BY: teal  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have been going to Susanne for about 5 years now. I found her by sheer luck - just walked into a local salon and asked them if they had anyone who specialized in curly hair. I had never before gone to a curly specialist and after all these years I realized I was styling my hair completely wrong. Susanne really took the time to show me how to do my hair on my own and she does a great job cutting my hair. No more poofy look for me. =)

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I absolutely hated my extremely curly hair. And I never trusted a hairstylist to cut it. In fact besides the ends no one had cut my hair since it was massacred at the age of 12. Well besides bootcamp but they ruin everyones hair. I lived in buns and ponytails and always straightened my hair for special occassions. That is until I went to Susanne and now everyone including myself loves my curls!!!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She's fantastic! She explains what she's doing as she's doing it and tells you how to care for your locks at home. I love her personality, too. Very kind and nurturing.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne is the most fantastic colorist/stylist ever!! I have been seeing her for over a decade and she has never let me down. When she became a DEVA stylist, she just moved further into greatness. Over the many years, I tried 2-3 stylists and always wound up right back with Susanne. Because, as I've already alluded to, she is quite simply the best. She loves what she is doing, and she's passionate about learning and growing in order to help her clients look and feel their most beautiful. What more could one ask for in a stylist? She deserves every prize available!

REVIEWED BY: dbwest7  |  2.11.11

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne Kende is exceptional! I vote for her for continued DEVA training and anything that continues to support her in her brilliance! She has been a great support to me in claiming my curls and my brilliance! Joyfully, Jalene Salus

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 4 Scissors

Susanne is very knowledgeable and really takes to the time to educate her clients about their hair.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne is AMAZING!! She knows exactly how to cut and style my thick curly hair. I'm so thankful that after all these years I finally found Susanne.

REVIEWED BY: Tsu  |  1.29.11

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne is the most amazing ARTIST. I treated myself to my first curly girl haircut as a 65th birthday present to myself, and oh, what a magical experience. Susanne transformed me into the curly haired girl I've always been inside. It was like she found my spirit and set it free + it almost looks like I had a facelift!! My new style fits my face just perfectly. I feel so cute & girly. And she taught me how to care for my new do. I've never had such a delightful, joyous time at a hair salon. It may sound crazy, but it was one of the most fun and exciting experiences of my life!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Susanne Kende transformed my 40-year-old, frizzy, dry, no-style hair to soft, stylish, gray-free, curly-proud hair. I receive compliments all the time on my hair - from family, friends & strangers alike. Not only is Susanne the consummate professional & stylist, she is also a good person. She sincerely cares about her clients & does her best to truly listen to what I have to say so as to give me the style I've envisioned. She is truly the best stylist I've ever had!!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

whoa girrrrrrrlz, super susanne is a curl-taming machine!!! oh yeah. when my curls were acting a little funny, susanne went in with her special scissor techniques and tamed those suckers down. somebody get this stylist a grand-slam breakfast. you are what you eat girrrrrrrrrrlz.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I straightened my hair with blow dryer and then blow dryer and straight iron every day from about age 12 to 29. I was also paying hundreds of dollars to have my hair thermally straightened (and still blow drying and ironing every day!) I finally had enough and was truly and totally at the place where I was ready to wear my hair natural state and accept it for what it was meant to be! I knew I needed to find someone who actually knew something about curly hair. Every salon I'd ever been to was only knowledgeable about and pushed for stick straight hair. I looked on the naturallycurly.com and found Susanne at a salon in my area. I went to her and explained that I was ready for 'The Change'.....she probed to make sure I was truly certain! She began to carefully and artistically clip off all of my poor, damaged, unsalvageable hair that I had burned, damaged, and abused. After a full cut, shampoo, condition, and style she stood behind me and looked....I could tell what she was thinking...'you want to take off more, don't you?" I said. "Yes" she honestly replied! I told her to do it! Take it as short as needed for me to make the transformation to healthy curls. I ended up confidently sporting only about and inch and a half of beautiful curls all over my head. I was so happy that she had done what she knew was right to get me started on a new life as a curly girl. I've been to her for every hair cut since. Now my curls cascade down my back! She truly cares about changing the paradigm from 'only straight is beautiful' to the fact that natural curls are just as gorgeous. She truly has the knowledge about hair and curls that you can trust will bring out the most beauty and health in YOUR unique head of hair. Thank you, Susanne! I will now be able to pass on to my own children the idea that their hair is naturally beautiful!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

CURLY GIRL and BEST COLORIST.Glad she is leaving RE:Vive and going to a new salonThomas Joseph. Farther drive for me and I am willing to bet it will be worth it. When your stylist is happier, so are you. Just another example of when you're really good at what you do, your fans will follow you anywhere! Best to you in the new adventure, see you there.

REVIEWED BY: lmy1953  |  12.23.10

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I straightened my hair with blow dryer and then blow dryer and straight iron every day from about age 12 to 29. I was also paying hundreds of dollars to have my hair thermally straightened (and still blow drying and ironing every day!) I finally had enough and was truly and totally at the place where I was ready to wear my hair natural state and accept it for what it was meant to be! I knew I needed to find someone who actually knew something about curly hair. Every salon I'd ever been to was only knowledgeable about and pushed for stick straight hair. I looked on the naturallycurly.com and found Susanne at a salon in my area. I went to her and explained that I was ready for 'The Change'.....she probed to make sure I was truly certain! She began to carefully and artistically clip off all of my poor, damaged, unsalvageable hair that I had burned, damaged, and abused. After a full cut, shampoo, condition, and style she stood behind me and looked....I could tell what she was thinking...'you want to take off more, don't you?" I said. "Yes" she honestly replied! I told her to do it! Take it as short as needed for me to make the transformation to healthy curls. I ended up confidently sporting only about and inch and a half of beautiful curls all over my head. I was so happy that she had done what she knew was right to get me started on a new life as a curly girl. I've been to her for every hair cut since. Now my curls cascade down my back! She truly cares about changing the paradigm from 'only straight is beautiful' to the fact that natural curls are just as gorgeous. She truly has the knowledge about hair and curls that you can trust will bring out the most beauty and health in YOUR unique head of hair. Thank you, Susanne! I will now be able to pass on to my own children the idea that their hair is naturally beautiful!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I straightened my hair with blow dryer and then blow dryer and straight iron every day from about age 12 to 29. I was also paying hundreds of dollars to have my hair thermally straightened (and still blow drying and ironing every day!) I finally had enough and was truly and totally at the place where I was ready to wear my hair natural state and accept it for what it was meant to be! I knew I needed to find someone who actually knew something about curly hair. Every salon I'd ever been to was only knowledgeable about and pushed for stick straight hair. I looked on the naturallycurly.com and found Susanne at a salon in my area. I went to her and explained that I was ready for 'The Change'.....she probed to make sure I was truly certain! She began to carefully and artistically clip off all of my poor, damaged, unsalvageable hair that I had burned, damaged, and abused. After a full cut, shampoo, condition, and style she stood behind me and looked....I could tell what she was thinking...'you want to take off more, don't you?" I said. "Yes" she honestly replied! I told her to do it! Take it as short as needed for me to make the transformation to healthy curls. I ended up confidently sporting only about and inch and a half of beautiful curls all over my head. I was so happy that she had done what she knew was right to get me started on a new life as a curly girl. I've been to her for every hair cut since. Now my curls cascade down my back! She truly cares about changing the paradigm from 'only straight is beautiful' to the fact that natural curls are just as gorgeous. She truly has the knowledge about hair and curls that you can trust will bring out the most beauty and health in YOUR unique head of hair. Thank you, Susanne! I will now be able to pass on to my own children the idea that their hair is naturally beautiful!

Stylist: Susanne

This is mostly a heads up to a weird thing that happened to me. I was eating lunch and doing some work at Einstein. I have 3b curls so when I notice a green car with a curly girl on it, I could not help but to check it out a little closer. I went to the site me my curls and i, and felt comfortable enough to give her a try. This is where it gets weird. I call to make an appointment, and they told me everyone does curly hair. I heard this one before... I asked them if they had a curly specialist, I really didn't remember Susanne's name but told them I saw the green car outside of Einsteins. I got an appointment with someone else. NOT Susanne. The stylist was nice but didn't have curly hair, or if she did she straightened it. That was my first clue. I don't want to bash someone that works hard to make a living, but do yourself a favor, make sure you ask for SUSANNE when calling revive.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I accidently found Susanne by sending her an email in response to a job posting, but I had misread the posting and even though she probably got 200 people sending her emails for the position she took the time to email me and let me know, her email was so nice I still have it to this day. When it came time for me to have my unruly curls tamed she was the first person I thought of, (I had moved to San Diego from Oregon and had a great hair stylist up there) I booked my first appointment a year and a half ago and now go strictly to her every few months. She took the time to teach me how to love my curls and get them to look there best! I just got married this summer and my hair looked amazing (I actually wore it down) I could never of had such a great hair day without Susanne's help. I also have to say that out of all the people I have met since moving here 3 1/2 years ago she is the nicest person ever!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I have been going to Susanne Kende for 6 years now. Hairdressers don't get that kind of loyalty unless they are really great at what they do. I have slightly curly/wavy hair and always struggled to find a stylist who could work with my hair and make me look great until I met Susanne. She is more than a hairdresser; she is an artist. She will study your curly hair on your first appointment to make sure she understands how your hair moves naturally before she even thinks about taking the scissors or dye to your hair. She can sculpt your hair to make your curls look beautiful with her special curly girl cut. I also love that she always protects your hair and never uses harsh chemicals that could damage your delicate curls. Unlike some hairdressers who don't stay up to date on the latest trends and hair-cutting techniques, Susanne spends a lot of her time learning how to perfect her craft. She has studied in New York to learn the latest techniques and products that work best for curly hair. I highly recommend Susanne Kende to anyone with curly hair. I understand your frustration with not being able to find someone who can work with your hair. Not only is she a skilled stylist, but she is also a great person who She loves her curls and she will help you love yours!

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Relocating to San Diego 3 years ago I was eager to look for someone who knew how to cut curly hair (a fresh start, a fresh cut) Knowing how to cut hair and knowing how to cut curly hair are not the same thing and up to this point I consistently ran into the problem of no one knowing how to cut my curly hair. When I came upon Susanne on www.MeMyCurlsandI.com I made an appointment for a consultation right away. I was indecisive about what I wanted exactly, as usual, but Susanne was patient and understanding. I had long hair (shoulder length) and knew I wanted a shorter cut, something sassy and cute. My experiences in the past had stylists cutting my hair off all at once, some trimming and the end result was always boxy, or shrub like, with my walking out of there within a half hour. Susanne’s method is slow and methodical, you are never rushed, but though your cut takes longer it is WORTH it. I had the greatest haircut experience from the moment I sat down to the moment I left. My hair NEVER looked so good plus I came out of it with not only more of an understanding of how my hair worked but with more of an appreciation as well. For the first time in 30 years I truly love my hair. I have been going to Susanne since and every time I leave feeling fresh, sexy and confident.

Stylist: Susanne

I was referred to Susanne by a friend and was thrilled with my hair cut. I was not happy with my previous stylist and my hair was so frizzy I was wearing it in a ponytail all the time. Susanne took the time to really assess my hair and brought it "back to life". She explained what she was doing and the products she used and wrote out a "cheat sheet" for the products so I wouldn't forget how to use them when I got home. She also said she was available anytime if I had questions and gave me her e-mail. I was really happy with the tine she took and my hair looked amazing!

Stylist: Susanne

I purposely waited ten weeks after my cut to post my review since I wanted to see how the cut grew out. I agree that Susanne really knows curls. Her style of cutting is very unique and she takes her time to give you a good cut. I don't agree that the cut is worth $130. Two reasons for this: #1 I was told I wouldn't need a hair cut as often, but after 8 weeks my hair had no real shape and I needed another cut. This is the same amount of time as when I go to any other stylist and I usually pay $65. Maybe my hair grows fast but I am not willing to spend $130 every two months for a cut; #2 although the cut was good, there was nothing unique or edgy about it and I don't want my hair to look like everyone's hair. I’ve had other stylists that charge less money to cut my hair and do just as good a job with my 3a hair. I will say that Susanne is sweet and passionate about curls. So if you want a traditional curly cut and you don’t need a cut every two months, it might be worth the money. She does understand curls.

Stylist: Susanne

So many self proclaimed curly EXPERTS!!! Not one has come up to the knowledge and love for curly haired people as Susanne. I'm not a writer nor a reviewer but I do read them. I went to 7 stylists based on the reviews here and was personally disappointed on the performance of many. I can understand that it takes time for them to know your hair or so they say, but when you sit in Susanne's chair, you know she will not let you go until she has finished her masterpiece. She looked at my hair from every side imaginable. She even made me bring my hair upside down and continued to shape. She then explained in detail how to wash, condition, style and dry. Her professionalism is fresh. I have no idea what her personal life is, we talked about my hair, she actually said that when she is cutting she focuses on the haircut and not on the conversation. Whew! that was great, because I just want to relax. I found my stylist!!!!!

Stylist: Susanne

Well this is more of a heads-up than a review for now. Susanne is one busy lady! I called to look into rescheduling an appointment, and her first available is two and a half months away, as of today, 8/6/09, her first available is 10/14/09, so if you are mulling, go ahead and make the appt, obviously she is rad and in demand and I'm thinking therefore worth it. Additionally, if need be you can always cancel, but if you want something before Christmas, I guess NOW is the time to schedule as I am certain she will only fill up faster as the year continues.

Stylist: Susanne

I have been a client of another stylist at revive and was always intrigued but Susanne's cutting style. You have to see her in order to know what I mean. I wanted her to cut my hair but was embarrased because i didnt want to hurt my stylist feelings.My stylist left a few months ago, and made my appointment to see Susanne. All I will say that I could not have gotten a better haircut in Paris!

Stylist: Susanne

I flew to see Susanne from Vegas on my friends advise that saw her when visiting San Diego. Before making my appointment I visited her site www.memycurlsandi.com ...AND I came to this site to do more research and was pleasantly surprised with her reviews. One of the topics we talked about at the consultation was about hair that is age appropriate.(i'm almost 40)with hair to the middle of my back. I still have long beautiful curls. Susanne made me look and feel young and sexy.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I tried out Suzanne Kende based on all of the good comments from this website. So glad I went! Best curly cut that I have ever had. Not only a great cut, but Susanne styles your hair (so easy), and than she explains how to style your hair so that you will end up with big, sexy defined curls. I love it, and am booking my next appointment now. As for the negative review a few down, no helmet head here, just the most beautifully soft defined curls, I've ever had. Worth every penny.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I just had my third appointment with susanne today and decided to write a review here. I just read the review where someone thinks what she charges is too much. I was doing my own math here. I was getting a haircut every 4-6 weeks @ $65.Susanne does not need to see me for 3-4 months. Hmmm... and then, she doesnt take 35 mins and rushes to get the next one in. Hmmmm... She is well worth my hard earned money. I am not only paying for her time, I'm paying for her knowledge and her experience. This was not the kind of review I intended to write, But if you go to her site, her prices are posted clearly. www.memycurlsandi.com She is not for everyone, but with my hair horrors of the past, I khow I will never have one of those ever again.

Stylist: susanne

i think she is VERY talented and definetly knows curly hair..however, i was SHOCKED when it cost $130 for a haircut! WOW! OUCH! so keep that in mind if you see her!

Stylist: Susanne

Like many curly heads here i was afraid to go to a new person. I did Go to Susanne maybe 6 weeks ago and without a doubt, I never had an experience like that. Nobody ever analized my face to see what should be enhanced by a cut. Then she starts to cut it dry. she explained it all before she did anything, it was just different to have someone cut your hair dry. I wanted to keep my hair long, she kept it long! After not getting a cut in 3 years, it was in pretty bad shape. she told me i needed a little more taken off for the curls to be alive again, i just wanted to wait. she was ok with that. After cutting she taught me how to work with my hair, I left feeling so beautiful. I called my husband, we went out on the town!... what I want to say is that because of that night we will be having a BABY!!!!!!!

REVIEWED BY: anasus  |  7.15.08

Stylist: Susanne

Well, I have to be the dissenter here. I now have helmet head and not one bit of symmetry to my hair. One side always looks like I slept on it, and the other side looks like it wasn't even cut. Is it awful? No. Is it worth $130? NO WAY. I will be returning to my previous stylist (who only charges $25 for a great cut) to chop me off and start over.

REVIEWED BY: mrsnice  |  6.10.08

Stylist: Suzanne

I too came to this site for a recomendation for a curl Master. And This she is. I was a little early because i didn't know where the salon was, so as I waited, I got to see how she worked.(she is in the front) all I can say is that just by watching her work on her person before me, gave me comfort to know I was in good hands. I walked out of the salon, with exactly what I asked for. She recommended a few things but I said no. Just because I was a little scared. She was right though. when I came home I saw what she was tallking about, and emailed her to tell her that next time I will let her do what ever... she said to come in, not to wait and there wouldn't be an extra charge. Now this is AMAZING. Oh, can we talk about the Lavender aromatherapy??? heaven.

REVIEWED BY: anasus  |  5.25.08

Stylist: Suzanne

I had my very First appointment today, Yes I had to wait a month, but she is WELL WORTH the wait. I selfishly don't want her to get busier, on the other hand, I found her here, and i feel I have to say thank you to all of you that came before me and wrote about her. She is everything y'all have said about her, Everything. She knows what she is doing, efforlessly, she sees what will look good on you, and she is right... she is very nice and easy. I can say she has a great vibe. I don't know how else to put it. She is educated, smart, very methodical in executing her her plan. She explains what she is doing and why, about the cut and the products she uses. I tried Deva products before, and didn't like them because now I know I didn't use them the right way. I LOVE MY HAIR! Go see her, but leave space for my appointments OK??????

REVIEWED BY: anasus  |  5.23.08

Stylist: Susanne Kende

AMAZING! I had my first appt. with her and I was almost in tears...because I was sooo happy! I had never had that feeling before. Susanne absolutely knows what she is doing. She takes her time in cutting each and every curl, then takes the time to show you how to style your hair. She doesn't "push" the Deva Products on you, but after you see the results, you want to buy them. I didn't because I had just purchased some product and she completely understood and told me to use the same technique with what I had at home! If you want the best cut of your life, you must go to Susanne. I already booked my next appt. in 3 months, not 6-8 weeks as usual, 3 months! LOVED IT! Absolutely the BEST. and I've been to many, many salons. Even those mentioned on here, and I actually left one of those in tears, because they ruined my hair (Genesis, Tamara, never again!). Thanks Susanne!

Stylist: Suzanne Kende

I will start that I'm not one to write a review, but when I was looking for someone to help me with my curly hair, I came here for guidance. Suzanne was the second person from this site I checked out, and will stay with her. I felt very comfortable when I walked in the salon, but when you meet her, she is not intimidating, and makes you feel at home for starters. During the consultation, she listens then analizes your face for balance of weight of curls? She looked at where my face was wider, she looked at the symetry of my face, and a whole bunch of other factors that are important for my own haircut to be right for me...she said I had tears running down my face when she was done. I looked beautiful, and my curls for the first time leaving a salon were defined and soft. I booked my future appointment, because she is busy. She didn't think I needed to see her for 3 months, a huge difference of every 6 weeks like before.

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I needed a stylist that specializes in curly hair. I went to pseudo experts or people that claimed to be specialists. I took a whole day, made appointments for consultations all over San Diego salons. that was very grueling, but i was determined not ever be a victim of a bad hair cut again. When it was Susanne's turn, i asked the proverbial questions off my list. She was not put off by my questions like others were, but answered them in a very professional manner. Her demeanor is gentle, and she knows her curls. I made an appointment to get my curls taken care of. The only problem is that she is busy and it takes about 2-3 weeks to see her. But on the other hand this was a sign that she was good.Once in her chair, she does not rush your turn when her ext appointment arrives....YOU have her total attention. I booked my future 3 appointments.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  12.21.07

Stylist: Susanne Kende

I needed a stylist that specializes in curly hair. I went to pseudo experts or people that claimed to be specialists. I took a whole day, made appointments for consultations all over San Diego salons. that was very grueling, but i was determined not ever be a victim of a bad hair cut again. When it was Susanne's turn, i asked the proverbial questions off my list. She was not put off by my questions like others were, but answered them in a very professional manner. Her demeanor is gentle, and she knows her curls. I made an appointment to get my curls taken care of. The only problem is that she is busy and it took about 2 weeks to see her.I wanted my hair cut right then.But I had only mad time for a consultation.DARN.When i came back and in her chair for my real appoitment, she does not rush your turn. She understood my hair. This was the best haircut of my life. I booked my future 3 appointments.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  12.21.07

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Greetings! Yesterday I had a new client that read my reviews on this site. I am busy at work and have little time to play on the computer, but was curious enough to come to this site and check it out. I don't know who put the wonderful recommendations here but i do want to take the time to thank her.This is truly a fantastic surprise. It warms my heart that what I do for a living, which i couldn't imagine doing anything else, is valued enough for someone to take the time to post here. Thank you, Thank you, thank you susanne

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  11.1.07

Stylist: Susanne Kende

No need to buy a new car or go on that shopping spree, your mood enhancer is here! I have bone straight hair that is getting darker, thinner and grayer as time marches on. Unlike me, Susanne, my hairdresser, remains fashion forward with her continued training and expertise. I can always trust that her recommendations please me. Sitting in a salon chair and getting a perm is not my idea of a great way to spend my time, and as you know, a PERM is only as long as your rate of hair growth. Your coloring and lifestyle are important factors to consider, but I am a no muss no fuss kinda gal. Susanne has combined her talents of hair coloring, cutting and styling with a new product, DevaCare. My hair now has the look of a salon perm without the cost or hair damaging chemicals. Not just anybody can cut and style curly hair, just ask the folks who were blessed with the curls I now have. Kudos to Susanne for making this straight girl curly!

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  8.9.07

Stylist: Susanne Kende

Susanne Kende has curly hair and understands what we go through. I have been her client for about 7 years, still we talk first, i get a consultation every time i go,and always leave feeling like a million dollars. She makes me feel beautiful. She just got back from another Training week in New York at the Devashan Salon.Susanne doesnt cut hair, she sculpts your hair. She has a great eye and knowledge of all types of curls. I myself have multitextured hair, straight at the bottom and real kinky around my hairline. Never a problem!I dont look like a christmas tree either!She doesnt double book, she took about 2 hours to cut my hair today. She does it all, not an assistant. You will love her as much as i do.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  8.7.07

Stylist: Susanne Kende

After reading asll the posts on this site about curly hair, You don't have Susanne Kende on your list and she is a MUST HAVE! Iv'e been going to Susanne for 7 years, and will foloow her to where ever she goes. Susanne herself has curly hair so understands our problems.She never has cut my hair TOO SHORT!! She just got back from yet another training in New york at Devashan. She creates my very own style. She does not double book, nor does she have someone else do anything for her. You have her complete attention. I just got my hair cut today, I feel like a million dollars when I leave. She is an artist, she has an incredible eye and "sculpts" her mastepiece for you.RUN, go see her, you too will leave feeling beautifull.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  8.7.07