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Santo Salon and Spa

United StatesOHPepper PikeSanto Salon and Spa
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  • 31100 Pinetree Rd.
    Pepper Pike, OH 44122
    United States
    (216) 831-9374
  • (Rated 5/5 based on 209 Reviews)
  • http://www.santosalon.com

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Stylist: Debbie H.

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I never used to wear my hear wavy, because stylists always cut into my natural body. After debbie found my hair, Im proud to wear it naturally! She takes the time to make sure I am pleased with the cut and fixes the things I would like to have changed. Debbie rocks, would recommend 11/10 times!

Stylist: Debbie H.

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

My hair turned curly after I turned 40, and I've been struggling to figure out what to do with it. Debbie gave me a gorgeous haircut--I like my hair again for the first time in a long time! She also had lots of great styling tips for how to care for it.

REVIEWED BY: AndraR  |  6.11.14

Stylist: Debbie H

Rating: Salon Rating: 1 Scissors

I am livid about my haircut. ATTN THICK and CURLY/FRIZZY hair: I've literally had better haircuts from great clips. First, I usually wear my hair straight and long because Ive had it short and its just an afro or mushroom shape. I was growing my hair out and wanted to keep growing out but lose the density. I literally said I want to keep the length just give it a little shape. The whole process was like a bush being wacked and that's how it turned out. Too layer so my length is gone and it looks like a mushroom. I was so excited to treat myself to a specialty curly hair cut because I was finally liking it curly but it needed some shape. This was a huge mistake and i miss my old hair wish I got it just trimmed.

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have been to Debbie twice now and have gotten two of the best cuts of my life! Very manageable and she has taught me some great curly tricks. I'm so pleased to have found her. She also does color for me and that has been great, also. Very happy here.

REVIEWED BY: TylerK  |  3.19.14

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie understands curly hair! For years I was insecure and embarrassed about my curly hair and spent most of my years in high school hiding my curls with the help of a flat iron. Then I met Debbie... She taught me how to embrace my curls rather than trying to make them disappear. Debbie spends a good amount of time consulting me before each cut to best understand what I am looking for. Once I moved away from Cleveland for college, I began my search in various cities to try and find another hair stylist that truly understands how curly hair needs to be cut. Bottom line- there just doesn't seem to be any other stylists I've encountered in the past five years that I feel comfortable returning to. I now live in Washington DC and still make my trek back to Debbie 4-6 times a year to get a great haircut. If you're new to the curly girl cut or a long time supporter, I can say with no hesitation that you will walk away loving your curls once you're finished with Debbie. She is very detailed and precise and knows her client's hair (for example, I always have these long curls in the back of my head that seem to loosen throughout the day causing them to hang longer than most of my hair- Debbie always remembers these curls and makes sure to cut them a bit shorter each time to help eliminate them from becoming a problem in the future). Debbie was a great find and someone I highly recommend- I cannot sing her praises enough!

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is simply wonderful! I have been growing out my curls for over a year now. Sandy always listens to what I have to say. Every time I go in for a Curly girl cut, she trims my hair just the way I ask. If you ask her to do it, then she will. She is a great listener. She also gives great tips on how to style hair and wash it. I recommended her to my friend who has curly hair and she loves her as well. The best stylist at this salon :)

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Thanks to Debbie I finally like my curls. I found out about Debbie by stopping a woman in Target and asking where she got her hair styled. I made an appointment with Debbie actually not having too many expectations. As anyone with curly hair knows, it is very hard to find someone who understands the difficulties of cutting our hair. I was surprised the second we met. She asked questions about me and my lifestlye. After the cut she actually took the time to show me techniques on how to style and dry my hair at home. I highly recommend Debbie. I am so happy that I have finally found my stylist!

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I drive from Cincinnati every 3 months to have Debbie cut my wavy hair. She is hands down the best deva cut I have had. I have had 4 other deva cuts from other stylists with disaster results. With Debbie, I have less frizz, better definition and my curls bounce. And I swear my face looks slimmer. :) Go to her for your deva cut! You won't regret it.

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have never been a regular for cut and or color, and I don't like to spend time fixing it. I am shake and go type. That has worked for me for years. As I have gotten older and my hair has changed a bit the cut and other things have become more important. The recommendation for Debbie came from someone who's hair is very similar to mine in texture, color and curl. I went to my first appointment with high expectations and after 10 + years with the same person. Debbie did not disappoint. My first cut was fabulous. Starting with her good natured attitude all the way through to my hair doing what it does best with more consistent results and not a ridiculous amount of added effort. The whole color 'bar' experience was very impressive, and again, Debbie came through with professionalism and the right suggestions. I leave Santo's every time feeling like Debbie knows me and my hair better than I do. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone with the slightest bit of body to their hair. I have no doubt she will have the same effect on everyone she cuts!

Stylist: Debbie Hocavar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I just made my 4th trip back to Debbie at Santo Salon and I was thrilled with the results as always! It had been a while since my last cut (a year!) and my hair still held its shape and style. It was much longer than I usually wear it and Debbie really had her work cut out for her. She took so much time with me like she always does and I left with an awesome haircut and a smile on my face. Not only does Debbie cut my curly hair curl-by-curl, she discusses products, how to clip the top and drying technique. She also is a blast to talk with. She is the most down to earth, easy to talk with person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have never been able to go that long without getting my hair cut until I met Debbie. Her cuts are perfect and the shape will last. I HIGHLY recommend Debbie and the Santo Salon. Every person that works there is so pleasant. Their new facility is warm and inviting and the massage chairs in the shampoo room.....ahhhhhhh :-)

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I can't say enough about how satisfied I am with Debbie and her ability to cut naturaly curly hair. I stopped hot ironing my natural curls about 4 years ago but could not find a stylist to work with the curl the way Debbie does. I love my curls now! It took 51 years to say that but finally, someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to natural curl. And, I love going to Santos because there are alot of clients there who also have natural curly hair and are choosing to embrace them instead of flat ironing them.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I can't begin to say how long I have fought my frizzy hair. I feel like I spent much of my life trying to straighten my hair. I got Sandy's name from a friend of mine who has amazing curly hair and decided to stop fighting it and make an appointment. I must say, I never thought I would like my hair, but can honestly say I love it now. I feel like this has been such a freeing experience. Sandy has trained in New York to learn how to handle curly hair and gave me the best cut I have ever had. It was quite an education to learn so much about my hair, and not the negatives! I highly recommend Sandy for curls!

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

50-some years with unmanageable hair -- until I found Deb!! I grew up hating my frizzy wavy hair and spent hours trying to straighten it out. Then I went through a phase where I was talked into PERMING it! Now I finally have my own big loopy curls! Deb is the best -- she listens to understand what it is I'm looking to do with it and she's open to changing it up as we go along. Her Curly Girl cuts are the best! Thanks, Deb! rwo

REVIEWED BY: rwo18  |  4.28.12

Stylist: Deborah Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie is the only person I'll let near my sweet curls. She introduced me to the concept of a Curly Girl cut years before it was fashionable. There are new stylists, but no one compares to her masterful skills. In the arena of curls of all kinds, experience is key. I wouldn't want to be someone's experiment. Go with the Master Stylist, Debbie. Or Curly Girl Debbie as I say when I call for my appointments. she is simply the BESt! -EmilyTheWavy

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I found Sandys name on this site and decided to make an appt. I was extremely happy from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. Sandy did an amazing job on my hair. I have never had anyone take the time on my hair and talk to me about my concerns (I am thinning a bit) as she has. She gave me a fabulous cut, I could tell right away. I learned which products were right for me and have since really been loving the Deva products I purchased. The salon itself is pretty amazing and I have been spreading the word to my friends about my wonderful experience. This is what going to the salon should be like! I have already made my next appt. with Sandy and am looking forward to it.

REVIEWED BY: JWhit  |  4.25.12

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I am 18 years old and I have always hated my hair due to its out of control curls. I have always dreaded haircuts because they served as reminders of how desperately I wished for straight hair. I have never worn my hair down in my life, I have always tucked it away in a tight and boring bun. Today I had my very first Curly Girl Haircut with Debbie and was blown away. It wasn't just a haircut, but an incredible learning experience. Debbie taught me how to manage my curls from the moment I wash them to the moment they are dry. I have never had such an engaged, friendly, and helpful hairstylist in my life! She is extraordinary! Her methods and advice have led me to feel confident and proud of my curls, instead of ashamed and embarrassed. I know want to wear my hair down all the time! She REALLY knows what she is doing and if you have curly hair, you MUST make an appointment with her! You will leave with knowledge, pride, and a newfound love for your curls!

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 3 Scissors

I'm a waist-length wavy. I made an appointment with Sandy in Nov 2011 based on the reviews that I read. I have to say, I was very disappointed when I walked out and, months later, still not happy with the results. Sandy eliminated all of my layers, which has resulted in me having triangle-head (flat up top and lots of curl and volume at the bottom). I have given up on spending the time to diffuse, since I know it's going to look bad any way that it's styled. With regards to the way she applied product and diffused, all I can say is that I left the salon looking like I had strings hanging off of my head. Sandy is very sweet and likeable, but I wasted my money that day and have had to deal with continuous bad hair days since my visit.

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Ever since I've gone to Debbie I have loved my hair (after a lifetime of dread). I consistently have strangers stopping me to tell me how much they love my hair! I look forward to seeing Debbie every 6 weeks and cannot imagine how my hair would be without her. She's top talent in the curl department!

REVIEWED BY: CaraG  |  2.25.12

Stylist: Debbie

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Let me start by saying that I never, ever write reviews online - so that means you know this salon is worth going to! I just left Santo's and I am amazed at the outcome from my stylist, Debbie. Last year, I was a wishful curly girl and thought I would try the Keratin Treatment in the effort of not having to battle the Ohio summer humidity. I got the treatment done at another salon, and loved it at first. However, as time went on I had no volume whatsoever and even to this day my hair has not returned to it pre-keratin state. I told Debbie about all of my worries: lack of volume, my curls were not where they used to be, and no stylist knowing how to cut curly hair even if they claim to be a specialist. She first asked about me, my life, and my hair. I have never, ever in a salon felt so doted on. Kudos to Debbie and the rest of the staff at Santos for actually being good at what they claim to do!! I will absolutely be returning to this salon for more curly girl cuts!

REVIEWED BY: allykay  |  2.17.12

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Since Deb started doing the CurlyGirl cut on my wavy hair, it has been much easier to maintain and style. She takes the time to individualize the process. I am happy not to have to "fight" my hair anymore. I also love the Devacurl products.

REVIEWED BY: LindaT  |  2.13.12

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 1 Scissors

Sandry may seem like a curl expert to those who don't know any better (AKA those who got their first curl cut at Santo) but I normally get my hair cut by a fabulous stylist in another city. Sandy does a cookie-cutter cut that doesn't work for everyone and DOESN'T LISTEN to the client, because she just assumes you don't know as much about it as she does. I was very disappointed in my cut and I almost cried afterward. She made my hair look flat and lifeless. I will be making the drive out of town to my usual stylist to try to rectify the damage, and in the future so that I don't have to go to Sandy at Santo again.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have fought my curls tooth and nail for years. After reading other reviews on this and other sites, I made an appointment with Sandy. Not only is she a friendly stylist but no one has ever made my hair look so good. Follow her advice and you won't be sorry! I'm actually happy to have curly hair now and haven't thought once about straightening it since starting to go to her.

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best!! I have fairly curly hair that gets super curly with the right products. Sandy cut my hair beautifully- a great shape for my face and makes my curls even curlier!! The DevaCurl product line is amazing, and Sandy showed me how to use it properly. No more frizzball for me! just super cute curls!!

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

DEBBIE IS THE ULTIMATE STYLIST FOR CURLY HAIR! I highly recommend Debbie, she colors, cuts and styles my curls beautifully! I get constant compliments on my curls and color now. She also takes the time to teach me so I can also achieve the same results on my own and use the right products to compliment my hair. Thanks again Debbie!

REVIEWED BY: curlylk  |  8.24.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A wonderful salon experience, always. Thanks to the staff at Santo Salon.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

The best!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I usually do not take the time to write reviews but I wanted to this time because of the wonderful service I was treated to at Santo Salon and Spa and more importantly the hair stylist Sandy. She did such a great job with my hair and evryone I knew complimented me on how great it looked. I would say she is the best.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is one of the best stylists I have ever been to. It took me a very long time to find somebody I could trust with my hair but once I went to her I finally had found someone that I can always go to. I would recommend her to anyone.

REVIEWED BY: Beth C  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A wonderful experience. I look forward to it every 6 weeks!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Simply the best!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is very educated on the curly girl cut. I have gone to her for my last few haircuts and my hair is looking better and better. I love my curly hair now more than I ever have!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Salute to Sandy and the rest of the staff at Santo Salon!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I really love the curly girl cut Sandy does on my hair. Finally have come to love my hair!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Love Sandy and all the staff at Santos!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have never had luck with getting my hair cut, since it is curly and unruly. Every stylist usually wants to blowout my curls and I would be happy for one day, till it got frizzy again. Sandy took the time to teach me how to wear my hair the way its meant to be, curly. Now, I get compliments wherever I go! Thanks to Sandy and Santos!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Excellent!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

My whole family and I have been going to Sandy for years. A great job every time.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

The BEST salon around! Sandy does an awesome job on my hair.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Simply the best!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I've had other curly cuts in the past but Sandy's cut is the best. I especially appreciate the calm way in which she works. She attends to my individual needs in a thoughtful and helpful way. I am receiving more complements on my fine, 3b curls than ever before!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A great job everytime. Very qualified staff.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Salute to Sandy and staff at Santo Salon and Spa!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Great stylist, the best in the Cleveland area.

REVIEWED BY: Gwyn  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Excellent all around experience with Sandy

REVIEWED BY: Peggy 3  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She's the most fantastic stylist ever!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Love the new Salon!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

amazing

REVIEWED BY: joshua  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

she is wonderful

REVIEWED BY: joshua  |  2.15.11

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Not only is Sandy a great stylist, but she is a good person.

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sheis the best.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy and the staff at Santo Salon are a well trained group of stylist.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy does a great job with my hair. I always have a great experience at Santos, the whole staff is educated on curly hair, so I always feel comfortable. My hair is very hard to manage, but with the right cut (a dry cut) and deva curl products, my hair is so much easier. Very happy to have found Santos Salon and Spa!

REVIEWED BY: jsarah  |  2.14.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy does an awesome job on my hair. I have gone to her for several years. This is also one of the nicest salon/spa I have ever been to. I always feel so pampered when I am there.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I am very happy to have found Santo Salon. The staff here is wonderful! Highly recommend if you have curly hair!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Absolutely the best salon in the country!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love Sandy and all the staff at the salon! They are all excellent stylists at make it a wonderful experience overtime!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is absolutely amazing. I do not have to give her any quidance about my hair, she takes me right there and my culs had never looked better. Anyone can tell that she absolutely loves what she does. Her professionalism and talent show in her work.

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is a great stylist and is always accommodating to my busy schedule.

REVIEWED BY: steve  |  2.14.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I am giving a salute to Sandy and all the amazing stylists @ Santo Salon and Spa!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best! A great cut overtime!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

i remember i needed a haircut in a pinch. my hair dresser was unavailable. me being the picky person that i am wanted to wait. sandy was available and the rest is history. great service, great atmosphere and her personality was above reproach. i almost forgot the most important thing...hair cut was great. this is one hair stylist that goes out of her way to make you look your best. Anthony

REVIEWED BY: antho22  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A great job every time!

REVIEWED BY: jenviro  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

great styist

REVIEWED BY: shdavid  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have very difficult curly hair that I used to flat iron. Sandy has helped me wear my hair natural and it has been life changing for me. I can really say I love my curly hair!!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Finally a stylist that can deal with curly hair!! Sandy does an excellent job.

REVIEWED BY: paulo27  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I went to Santo Salon by a referral and was very pleased with Sandy. She really took the time to talk to me during a consultation and put my mind at ease. Especially since I had had so many bad experiences. She gave me plenty of helpful hints and used a product line called diva curl which I bought in the end. I have been very happy about how I have been able to manage my hair at home, since I never knew how to care for it before. It was a very good experience and I will for sure be back.

REVIEWED BY: gdimico  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

best curly haircut i've ever had. i love my curls now!! thanks sandy!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

sandy is an amazing stylist. i never had a good cut before i went to sandy. she is awesome!!!!!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has been cutting my hair for a long time and I have always been happy with the results. She is very good at what she does.

REVIEWED BY: sue35  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A great stylist!

REVIEWED BY: maria3  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Santo Salon is a great place to be. Sandy does a great job. Pleasant atmosphere, and a great staff!

REVIEWED BY: danny M  |  2.13.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy does an amazing job with my hair!! I never thought it could look as great as she makes it look.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love Sandy, she does a great job!

REVIEWED BY: mikep1  |  2.11.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best ever!!!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have seen Sandy at Santo Salon for a few years and have been very happy every time I leave. I love the dry curly cut and how the products make my hair feel. Sandy is always good about giving me useful tips I can use at home. I always give out Sandys name, and tell them to try the salon. They have recently moved and the owner has done an amazing job with every aspect, from the lighting, to the massage shampoo chairs. Also, the staff is very inviting and makes me feel very relaxed.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is great!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is an excellent stylist and is well trained at the curly girl haircut. I was never a fan of my curls, but now have come to love my wavy hair and how easy it is to maintain at home. She uses the Deva curl products which I love. I haven't found anything else I like as much. The salon is also beautiful and offers many different services. The staff is also super friendly!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is excellent!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has brought my hair back from flat waves to bouncy curls. She is very good at what she does!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy at Santo Salon is an excellent stylist. She has been doing the dry curly cut for about five years. She really loves what she does at it shows! I love how she makes my hair look and I love how I feel when I leave. I totally recommend Sandy to anyone with curly hair!

REVIEWED BY: b marin  |  2.11.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love how Sandy does my hair

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has been cutting my hair for a few years now and I really like how she does it. I have pretty unruly hair but she alway does a great job making it look good.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best! The salon is also the best I've been to!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

sandy has the best personality and my hair always looks absolutely awesome everytimei see her ! she rocks !

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

sandy is one of the most talented and motivated stylists ! she si amazing at what she does !

REVIEWED BY: kmr1984  |  2.11.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is superb! My curls don't go to anyone else!

REVIEWED BY: mpalm  |  2.11.11

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best curly girl stylist in Cleveland!!

Stylist: Sandy M

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy really listens to my struggles with my graying curly hair. She has found ways to cut and style it to really fit with my active, no fussing lifestyle and gives me good advice about how to work with my hair as it is beginning to gray. She is a godsend after years of struggling with cookie cutter hair stylists. She is a real professional. It may seem that hair shouldn't matter that much, but when you want to feel your best it really does. I know with Sandy I won't get home and struggle with my hair until the next cut. She's great!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Love Sandy, she has really showed my what to do with my hair. I love the dry cut technique, and recommend Sandy to everyone!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy's tops!

REVIEWED BY: danacat  |  2.10.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Wouldn't go to anyone else!

REVIEWED BY: danacat  |  2.10.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

A wonderful stylist!

REVIEWED BY: A Parro  |  2.9.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I think Sandy is great. Ive been going to her for years and she consistently makes my curly hair look great.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is absolutely AWESOME!!!!! I can't say enough good things about her. I never have to worry about getting a bad haircut because she is absolutely amazing with curly hair and has the BEST personality. I drive an hour to see her but it is well worth it because she is that good. The salon is beautiful as well and has a ton of spa services.

REVIEWED BY: tizliz7  |  2.9.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love how Sandy makes my wavy hair look. I have fought it for years, never knowing if i should blow it straight or go for waves. I love just wearing it natural now, it saves a ton of time in the morning and it looks better too! I wish I didn't wait so long, but am glad to have found her when I did.

REVIEWED BY: csilber  |  2.9.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is amazing. I get the curly girl cut and my hair has never looked better! Thanks Sandy

REVIEWED BY: jwiener  |  2.8.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is very good at what she does and I highly recommend her, especially for curly hair.

REVIEWED BY: kathyp  |  2.8.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is a fabulous stylist and a wonderful person too!!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is great, a wonderful staff, and gorgeous salon. I recommend this salon to all with any hair type!

REVIEWED BY: dianej  |  2.8.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have been to many salons as we all have. Santo Salon seems to specialize in curly hair. It seemed like all of the clients had curly hair at one point. I love going to get my hair cut now, in a place that makes me feel like I am in good hands, as I know I am. Sandy does a great job with my curly hair and does a dry cut. Before going to Santos, I had never even heard of cutting curly hair dry. I am so pleased with the results. The staff is also very friendly and accommodating.

REVIEWED BY: annaD  |  2.8.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

If you haven't been to Santos, you need to go and see Sandy. She is great at making a head of frizz into a head of shiny curls. I always leave taking away a little bit of knowledge which really helps with my day to day style. I know she has done a lot of training for curly hair and it really shows. Sandy knows her stuff, and has curly hair as well.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have been going to Sandy for years and its a pleasure each time. I used to where my wavy hair straight, but after Sandy taught me how to wear it curly I was sold. It certainly makes life a whole lot easier and I am always getting compliments on it. The new salon is also beautiful and has a very relaxing atmosphere.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Thanks to Sandy, I now love my curly hair. I wish I had found her sooner!! I didn't think I had much curl left in my hair, but after talking to Sandy and listening to her tips, I feel like I have a whole new head of hair. I have received so many compliments on my hair, thanks to Sandy.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is knowledgeable, kind, and very patient. As a true professional, she tries to work with every client to do what's best for his or her hair. She gives a great haircut and is extremely helpful in terms of determining which product is best for a particular person-- their type of curls, lifestyle, etc. She's really a great communicator, a quality I look for in a stylist.

REVIEWED BY: jlassar  |  2.7.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

best haircut ever!! sandy is awesome!!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy does ana amazing job!!! She rehabbed my dead, uncurly hair and brought it back to life for me!!! I owe her for how she has been able to transform my sad locks back to their naturally curly selves!! She is also the sweetest stylist ever! She is a pleasure to be with during my cuts!! Love, Jamie

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is amazing. My hair has never been better. She has such talent.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Santo Salon and spa is a truley fashion forward new age place to be.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy's awesome. Enough said!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Have not heard of this new cut before i came to santos and it really works with my hair.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Fabulous!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I havent found a salon like santo's that actually specializes in curly hair. Wow what a treat to have Sandy cut my hair curl by curl.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is a true professional. So friendly and knowledgable.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She was the best curly girl hair cutter ive ever been too!

REVIEWED BY: sroot3  |  2.6.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She's the best!

REVIEWED BY: Barb15  |  2.6.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I take my daughter to Sandy. She is the best. My daughter used to cry when I took her to the Salon. Now she looks forward to getting her hair cut. Her hair is in the best condition ever. The dry curl cut makes so much sense. I would recommend Sandy to anyone who has hard to manage curly hair.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I take my 6-year old daughter to Sandy. She is the best, patient and gentle. Before when I took my daughter to a Salon she would cry and cry because she has a sensitive head. Now, she smiles and drinks her hot chocolate. She even enjoys getting her hair washed (something she really hated) in the massage chair. Thanks Sandy, we love you. Lisa and Elaina Gregg

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy's been doing my hair for a while and I would never go to anyone different. She has made all the difference in the world with my hair. I love my hair now. Besides Sandy's amazing talent she is a wonderful person who makes me feel special.

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I highly recommend Sandy for all hair types, but especially curly hair. She truly enjoys what she does and I am very proud of the great stylist she has become! Roseann

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best! She put my hair to the test!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have been going to Sandy at Santo Salon for a few years now. I grew up never really liking my curly hair until I met Sandy. She really has transformed my hair and I have never had so many compliments as I have in the past few years. I love love the dry curly cut and have given out Sandy's name to all that I can! Also, the new salon is pretty amazing as well. Jean

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

love the dry curly girl cut

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Ever since moving back to Cleveland 18 years ago, Sandy has been my stylist. Whether my hair is permed curly or back in its naturally straight state, Sandy always manages to make it look good. I always get compliments on both the color and cut. For my daughter's wedding, she did a wonderful job on both mine and my daughter's hair - as usual. I recommend her freely and really don't know what I would do if she wasn't able to do my hair! And, besides being a great stylist, she is a great person. Thanks, Sandy! She should definitely be the top stylist any where!

REVIEWED BY: Laurel  |  1.30.11

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy knows how to work with curly hair. That's for sure! Go Sandy!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I get a curly girl cut and color from Sandy, and she does a great job. She also has taught me a lot about how to take care of my hair. She really listens to what I'm looking for and discusses any issues I am having with my hair.

REVIEWED BY: emro  |  1.29.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best!

REVIEWED BY: arnold  |  1.29.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I am a male with difficult to manage, coarse, wavy grey hair. I have tried many types of haircuts over the years - from short to long and in between and not been happy with any of them. At my wife's urging, I made an appointment with Sandy Marino and was very impressed with her skill and understanding of how to cut wavy hair. She took a lot of time and knew just what would look best and, just as importantly, knew how to expertly cut my hair. Sandy instantly put me at ease and I would have to say I had an excellent experience. I'm delighted to have found Sandy and will certainly return for my next cut.

REVIEWED BY: grl  |  1.28.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy Marino is a true professional - educated, dedicated, skilled, caring, extremely nice and absolutely committed to her own continuing education and training in her field. After many years of hating my wavy but frizzy and unmanageable hair which was always wet-cut too short by stylists who did not understand wavy/curly hair, I discovered Sandy Marino and Santo Salon thanks to this web site. My first visit was for a consultation only as I was very apprehensive about having a curly cut. Sandy spent an hour with me, educating me about the nature of curly hair and how it should be cut, styled and maintained. She discussed hair products and which ingredients could be harmful and why. She introduced me to the absolutely best hair dryer and diffuser on the planet. She answered each and every one of my very long list of questions. Later, she phoned me at home to ask if I had any additional questions or concerns. Finally, last summer I took the plunge and let Sandy give me my first curly cut which changed my life. I now look years younger, no longer worry about weather frizzing my hair and cannot imagine life without my curls or Sandy. She is also an expert colorist and uses ammonia-free color which is much kinder to my eyes and hair. Sandy Marino is AWESOME.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love the way Sandy cuts and styles my curly hair. She is always so friendly and provides great "take home" styling tips. Thanks Sandy! You're the best!!

REVIEWED BY: blh130  |  1.27.11

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I won't go to anyone else

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Absolutely LOVE her!!!!!!!!!!!!

REVIEWED BY: gmp342  |  1.27.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is truly the best stylist when it comes to curly hair! She is very personable and she knows what she's talking about! I had wavy hair when i first went to her and after just a few cuts my curls have gotten tighter and they look great! I'm so happy with Sany's work and would highly recommend her to anyone!

REVIEWED BY: Curly84  |  1.27.11

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I cannot say enough about Debbie's talent, professionalism and abilities with curly hair. I have fought my entire life with my curls but now I love them. Debbie has not only tamed them beautifully but has taught me how to as well-she is a live saver! Debbie has shown me that with the right cut, style and products my curls are the envy of many! Best of all, my teenage daughter even trust Debbie with her curls...that speaks volumes! Thanks for the great work Debbie-we love you!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I went to Santo Salon and Spa and received a curly girl haircut from Sandy and absolutely loved it! Now I love, love, love wearing my hair curly and I never straighten it! I HIGHLY recommend Sandy.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love Sandy so much! I come here every time just for her! I have curly hair and not every stylist can style curly hair well but she gets it right every time and I am always happy with my end result! I definitely recommend going to her!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Phenomenal! Sandy Marino is one of the best!

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best stylist ever!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy Mario is just a great stylist. I fact she has been cutting my hair for a number of years.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She has great style!

REVIEWED BY: Enzoco  |  1.26.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Love your style!!!

REVIEWED BY: r12021  |  1.26.11

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie is the first stylist that cut my hair to enhance and flatter my curls instead of trying to fight them! I have had so many people tell me how nice my hair looks and that they love the shape and form of my curls. She takes the time to educate me too on how to care for my very curly hair. I highly recommend you take you curls to Debbie!

REVIEWED BY: glamont  |  1.26.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have to say that Sandy Marino is truly amazing and a visionary when it comes to the curly girl haircut! I recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is also a sweet heart!

REVIEWED BY: CSank  |  1.25.11

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie is one of those people in your life you can't live w/o. She does wonders for my hair. I can come in, sit in her chair and trust her to make my unruly hair look terrific.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She does a great my job on my hair. I go out of may just to have her cut/style my hair

REVIEWED BY: CClark  |  1.24.11

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Look, we all have horror stories of our quest to find someone to properly cut curly hair. I even traveled to Columbus from Cleveland for 3 years to get my hair cut! From one (of the many) conversations you find yourself in with a fellow curly girl, I was told about Santo Salon and their knowledge of cutting curly hair . . . so I thought, what do I have to loose? I could save travel time, gas and a lot of aggravation. On my first visit, Debbie started by talking; she asked what I didn't like about my current cut, problems I had with my hair and then we browsed through photos of what my dream cut would look like. I had read about the "dry cut" and knew it made sense but I had never had any cut my hair in this method. Let me tell you . . . I was totally sold from my first cut. I had/have never been happier with a hair cut. Debbie takes her time to get to know you and your hair. She is professional and personable. Not only am I a convert, my curly haired sister and one of her friends is too!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has been doing my hair for the last 15 years. She is very personable and professional and I continue to be very pleased with creative style and open mind when it comes to my curly hair!!!!

REVIEWED BY: meenzo  |  1.23.11

Stylist: sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

When I went to Santo Salon, it was the best experience ever. What makes it a great place is Sandy Marino, who in my opinion is the best hair stylist in the world. She always makes my hair perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Sandy Marino.

Stylist: sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is awesome! She knows what to do with crazy curls! She has incorporated my hair to fit my life! She has helped out my curls and controls them with suggestions on products also. Love the way my hair turns out all the time when Sandy does my hair! Thanks!!! See you soon!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 4 Scissors

It is great to be able to go to a stylist who knows how to properly cut curly hair. I got my curl back after several years of thinking I had lost it because I was over 50.

REVIEWED BY: Lynnbf  |  1.23.11

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

My hair became curly when I hit puberty and I hated it! In my adult life I decided to straighten it, hours and hours of straightening, chemical straightening (for a short time), bad haircuts, the whole nine yards. I can honeslty say for 20 something years I battled with my hair and could not stand it. There was even a period right before I started going to Debbie that I wore my hair in a clip (for months, everyday!). All I wanted was pretty hair, in its natural state! It was in 2006 that I found Debbie on the Naturally Curly website (a curly cut specialist) and I fell in love (with my hair). My hair is beautiful and the healthiest it's ever been and it's because of Debbie! I get curly girl cuts regularly and color too and I am complimented on it all the time. I LOVE MY CURLY HAIR! Thank you Debbie!

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie is enthusiastic about her job, especially about working with curly hair! She gives it her "all" and gets results. She carefully has cut and shaped my hair for many (6-7?) years and always makes sure it is shiny and beautiful. She really cares about doing a good job, is very careful about what she is doing, and is extremely pleasant to work with. She deserves a thumbs up. I have recently moved to Nashville TN and cannot find a salon or a stylist that approaches her level of professionalism and knowledge of how to handle curls. I really feel the void here.

Stylist: Sandra Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Mrs. Sandy Marino is probably the most experienced and successful cosmetologist i have encountered in all my life. on a scale of 1-10 o give her a 20! always happy and has such a youthful glow. everybody loves Sandy.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is awesome! My hair has never looked better since I found Sandy and the curly girl cut. Finally after many years of o.k. to just awful cuts and styles from people who do not understand curly hair, it is time to unleash the curls! Thank you Sandy!

REVIEWED BY: psuezig  |  1.22.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 4 Scissors

Sandy is really great with curly hair. I have a mixture of 3C/4A hair and is she is able to give me the cut that I am looking for. Best of all she really listens! She will take your concerns into consideration so that she can give you exactly what your looking for. She is even willing to use your products as well!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Always upbeat - professional - willing to incorporate client suggestions - exception time-keeping - extremely compassionate with clients who have hair loss and health concerns - highly recommend - beautiful salon too!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the very first person to make me like my curly hair. I am retired so it's obvious I've been not liking my hair for a very long time. Sandy is fabulous. She cuts and styles my hair as to almost be unbelievable. She is exceptionally receptive to any comments I make about what I think will work best within the perameters of the curly girl cut. I've recommended Sandy to everyone I can think of. She is a delightful person and very knowledgeable about curly hair. Bonnie Goodman 216.831.0224

REVIEWED BY: marin  |  1.15.11

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I found Sandy thanks to Ice Queen's review on this site, and I've gone from tolerating my hair to loving it. Sandy strikes the right balance between giving advice and listening to what I want from my style. She patiently reviewed techniques with me several times so that I could copy the look at home successfully. I always feel that she has my best interest at heart. She's a winner in my book!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She listens to you and the problems you are having with your hair and addresses them. Plus she is just so darn sweet!!!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Love Sandy she's Great

Stylist: sandy marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

the best!!!!

REVIEWED BY: celc  |  1.11.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have wavy hair that flips up at the ends. If it's not cut correctly it looks ridiculous. When Sandy cut my hair it looked adorable and was almost care free.

REVIEWED BY: cherioh  |  1.11.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is the best stylist for curly hair. I have finally found someone who consistently cuts my hair with perfection. In addition, she is always happy, positive and professional. She has never kept me waiting for an appointment and her customer service is exceptional! Jessy Barron

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 4 Scissors

Sandy has really helped me with a more natural curly look, and helped me with styling it.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is amazing. It took me decades to find a stylist who wouldn't just straighten my hair but would work with my hair to help me wear my curls naturally. And, she's an awesome lady to boot. Can't ask for anything more.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love the curly girl cut that Sandy gave me. She has transformed my hair and she is extremely pleasant to be around!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

She's awesome! Finally, after searching my whole life for ways and product to conquer my curl, Sandy has shown me how to love it and accept it!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I have fought my curls for the better part of my adult life - and NOW - with Sandy Marino - I've embraced, enjoyed and even celebrated them!!! Sandy has given me a cut that allows me to "go curly" everyday! With ease. There's not a day that goes by that someone doesn't ask - is that your natural curl - thanks to Sandy, I can answer YES with gratitude!!! She's the best.

REVIEWED BY: sjm1832  |  1.10.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

When I moved from MI to OH last year I was scared to death. Who was going to cut my culy hair? Thanks to nacturallycurly.com I found Sandy. She is amazing! She listens to what I want and does it. Although I'm not a fan of the curly girl products I love the cut and color. Santos does cost about twice my hometown salon but it's still a lot less then driving 5 hours home to get my hair cut. I recommend Sandy to all the curly girls out there who are tired of getting christmas tree hair cuts :) She will knock your socks off.

REVIEWED BY: Sraa01  |  1.10.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Finally, I've learned to embrace my curls after years of considering them a curse. Who can I thank? Sandy, for the encouragement and amazing curly girl cuts.

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy was FANTASTIC! It was my first time getting a dry cut, and she was fantastic. I don't think I have ever had a haircut that I really loved and brought out the best in my curls. Can't wait to go back! Antoinette

REVIEWED BY: tati211  |  1.10.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I've been going to Sandy for years at Santo Salon. By far the best there is out there.

Stylist: sandy marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is an extraordinary stylist--her dry cuts are beyond compare. I travel all the way from Rocky River every six weeks for a trim. I've struggled with unruly curls for most of my life and now that I've discovered Sandy I've never been happier with my hair. Just hoping she doesn't relocate to NYC or LA to become a celebrity stylist!

REVIEWED BY: pedrime  |  1.9.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has been cutting my hair for many years. My wavy hair always turns out great and is easy to style at home. Despite an abundance of salons in my neighborhood, I drive over an hour just to get a haircut by Sandy. As actions speak louder than words, my willingness to take time out of my hectic schedule for the long drive to see Sandy on a regular basis says much, much more than words can describe here!

REVIEWED BY: kim70  |  1.9.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I've been straightening my hair for years until Sandy encouraged me to "go curly". Enhancing my natural curls makes daily styling easier, & my hair seems healthier. Sandy's warm personality & expertise makes her the best stylist here in Cleveland!

REVIEWED BY: angiem4  |  1.8.11

Stylist: sandy marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

kind, patient, creative- excellent stylist!!! i just moved to cleveland from seattle where i also had a great curly girl stylist sandy made the transition so smooth and easy. she is the best!

REVIEWED BY: celc  |  1.7.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

It is a pleasure to write a review about my dear hair stylist, Sandy Marino. Since i met Sandy a few years ago, i have enjoyed going to the hairdresser. I love that Sandy knows how to cut curly hair. i didn't know about the dry hair cutting technique until i met her a few years ago. i am thankful i met Sandy because i trust her hair cutting expertise and technique. Sandy has curly hair so she understands curly hair. She listens to what i would like and she cares. She gives great advice. when Sandy cuts my hair, i often smile. i am relaxed and confident. To be a good hair stylist, i think it's important to have style. A good hair stylist can create stylish haircut; they can help people find and create their style. Sandy has style. When i see her haircut, i say or think "i love your hair." Also, she dresses with style. I always love to look at what she is wearing and i ask her where she found her outfit. What i love most is that she creates her own style - she is original. She looks great and trendy. This is inspiring. She keeps up-to-date on her trade. i know she sometimes goes to NYC to observe other hairdressers' hair cutting technique. In addition to being an expert at cutting hair - she also has a warm and friendly personality. Sandy is beautiful - in and out. She has style. She is versatile - she knows how to cut curly hair and non curly hair. She gives great advice. She loves her trade and stays up-to-date. She reconciled me with hairdressers. She is the coolest, most fashionable and best hair stylist i know. I love Sandy!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy definitely deserves to win this award!! She is the sweetest person and a great hair stylist. I know I am in good hands when she does my hair because it will always come out better than I ever thought was possible!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is one of the most professional stylist I have worked with in a long time. Truely gifted in her craft. I have watched her cut women and mens hair ranging from wavy to intensely crazy curly hair. It always amazes me how a client can walk in , and I wonder to myself, "what is she going to do with that"? They end up walking out looking like a million BUCKS!!!! Sandy has cut and colored my own hair, with her knowledge of my wavy hair, it always looks GREAT. I would recommend her and have to my own clients. I love working with Sandy and consider her a friend as well. So if your in or around the Cleveland area look her up at Santos Salon and Spa you won't regret it :)

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is absolutely fantastic! I don't know what I would do without her! She definitely deserves to win!

REVIEWED BY: eddiep  |  1.3.11

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy is absolutely the best.....she is the only stylist that has ever helped me to really "like" my hair!!!!

Stylist: Sandy

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Sandy has helped me transform my hair! I only wish I'd met her 40 years ago :) Heather

REVIEWED BY: hlm500  |  12.31.10

Stylist: Debbie Hocavar

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Debbie has been trained in Deva cuts and does an outstanding job with her clients. Her cuts consist of little snips on dry hair which makes curls spring to life. She is very warm, friendly, knowledgeable on products and hair. Debbie listens to her clients needs and cuts accordingly. I drive 2.5 hrs. for her cuts and it is always worth the trip!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I went to the Santo Salon and Spa in Pepper Pike (formerly in Beachwood) today and had the most wonderful experience. It was the first time I'd ever gotten a Curly Girl cut and it won't be my last. Sandy really took her time in talking to me about what I wanted. She has a warm and friendly presence and checked in every step of the way. Her product knowledge is excellent and she really showed me how to maintain the look I walked out of the salon with. I now have a cut that I can take from the gym to the red carpet. Oh yeah...I no longer live in Ohio (I've resided in Los Angeles for the last 10 years) but will definitely be going back to Sandy whenever I come to visit my family. I would recommended Sandy to any woman of any ethnicity with any type of curly hair. She's fantastic all the way around. (The spa itself is also beautiful and the staff there really goes the extra mile show that your business is appreciated...I love that!)

Stylist: Debbie

Another great haircut from Debbie this weekend. I always dread making a 2.5 hr. drive to Beachwood but my hair never looks better than when she gives me a "Curly Girl" cut. Debbie is friendly, listens well, offers suggestions and knows curly hair. The new salon is also gorgeous inside. I highly recommend a visit to Debbie if you need a haircut which truly makes your curls pop!

Stylist: Debbie H

I love Debbie!!!!! She transformed my hair almost five years ago and it just gets better, and better, and better. At my first appointment we established a plan for my hair and have attained it. I now have long soft curls that Debbie, cuts, colors and styles perfectly. I can’t express how exciting it is to only have “good hair days”. I went from dreading haircuts to looking forward to them, not only for the consistently great results, but to see Debbie. She is wonderful to be around; her knowledge and commitment to Deva products and techniques are phenomenal. People constantly ask to touch my hair now and want to know where I go….I send them to Debbie. I cannot recommend her highly enough or use enough superlatives to describe her. She is beyond the best!!!! Reva

Stylist: Sandy

I went to Santo Salon last week for my big chop after 16 months of transitioning. I was a little apprehensive initially because although all of the reviews that I'd read on this site were positive, none of them were from women with 4a/4b hair. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised!! Sandy was wonderful. She knew exactly what I wanted. She gave me a curly girl cut. She always checked to make sure I was comfortable with what she was doing. My hair looked gorgeous!! I will definitely be returning for trims, etc.

Stylist: Sandy

I went to Santo Salon a couple of weeks ago and got the Curly Girl cut. I haven't had a haircut in a year and this was my first visit to Santo Salon. First let me compliment Sandy. She was so informative and friendly that I was instantly at ease. She also has beautiful, curly hair and I knew that was a plus. She cut my hair, curl by curl, and used Deva products. I have been following the curly girl method for a year also, so I was pleased with the no sulphate products being used. I absolutely love my new cut. Sandy didn't cut any more length off than I requested and she showed me a better way to put clips in to give me some height on top. I'm getting pretty good at clipping now! My hair is so much more manageable. The entire experience was wonderful and the whole staff is so friendly. I will definitely go back.

Stylist: Debbie H.

I went to get my hair cut the "curly girl" way today. It has been over a year since my last hair cut. I avoid getting it cut due to my fear of salons messing up my hair. I read all the great reviews of Debbie on here so I decided to give her a try. She cut my hair perfectly and listened to everything I liked and disliked about my hair and she listened and made sure to follow my tastes. She cut my curls one by one and made sure to shape my hair just as I had asked. She also made sure not to cut off more than I had wanted. I've been doing the curly girl method since March so I've grown accustomed to the products I use and the methods and I've gotten beautiful, clumpy, frizz-free curls from it. My only critique of Debbie would be that she touched my hair too much before it was dry, and I think this made it bigger and the curls less defined than I'm used to having. I did, however, purchase the DevaCurl ArcAngel Gel, which really enhanced my curls and made them smell great! I definitely recommend Debbie for a curly girl haircut!

Stylist: Michelle

I went to this salon based on the reader comments from this site and I am so glad I did! I've never had my hair cut especially for my curls- stylists usually just straighten my hair and never work WITH my curls. But going to Santo was so different. My stylist was Michelle and she was great. She discussed my hair issues with me and we talked about the problems I've been having with my curls. My hair was too long, dry, and frizz-prone. I told Michelle I wanted my hair totally cut off, showed her some pictures for inspiration, and she took it from there. Throughout the cut and style, she gave me tips on how to do my hair, how often to wash it, how to style it, etc. Michelle was so informative and understanding. I will definitely be going back to see her in a few weeks!

REVIEWED BY: SuperMe  |  4.24.09

Stylist: Debbie H

I went to Debbie for my first ever 'curly girl' hair cut and style. I read other reviews here and had to try this salon and Debbie. I am completely new at this curly girl thing and I am so glad I got connected to this salon and to this excellent person who really knows her curls. She too is a curly girl. I have short hair and am of the 'mature' group of ladies, being age 64. First she talked at length with me taking time to show me a whole set of photos of just curly girl hair styles and together we decided what was going to work for me and she got an idea what I liked too. She cut my curls dry, and one at a time. Then to the 'cleansing bowl' and she used Deva products, starting with Low-Poo, she had a special way of handling the curls even when they were wet so as not to cause frizzies. She used One Condition and was advising me on how I should put this in my hair so as not to disturb the curls. Then she used paper towel to gently dry the hair a little. she said I should use a cotton t-shirt at home to gently blot the wet hair after wetting and conditioning. She followed with AnGell to define the curls and Set It Free -- all Deva products. She used little hair clips on the crown to lift up some of the curls so they would dry with some height there. I sat under a heat lamp with very low flow of air. When I was finished she showed me how to finish the look by shaking the curls. I was so impressed with her knowledge of the Curly Girl method of cutting. She never rushed with me, and gave me endless information and tips. I will be returning in a few weeks to have color done by her. I am so happy to have been introduced to this great way to make my curls look so much better. I have never had such a great hair cut! Hands down, I recommed this salon and this hairdresser. The cost was in line with what I had been paying in a salon that had no idea how to really treat and handle curly hair. Fantastic, and I will be back.

Stylist: Sandy

This is the second time I've visited Santo Salon and both times was pleased. Sandy was very knowledgeable, friendly and gave me a great cut. She was very helpful with product information and practical! I watched many curly girls getting cuts while my hair was drying and they all looked great. Although I LOVE going to Devachan in NYC, Sandy gave me a comparable cut and actually better finish than I've had at Devachan in NYC. I would highly recommend Sandy and will return.

Stylist: Michelle

I have been looking for someone who knows how to cut curly hair for a long time. Michelle gave me the best Curly Girl hair cut. My curls were dry, frizzy, and lifeless. Michelle brought my curls back to life. She also gave me great highlights as well. I will definitely be recommending her to all of my curly friends.

REVIEWED BY: czidek  |  1.24.09

Stylist: Debbie H.

Debbie is fantastic! I have been growing my hair out for two years. At the start of this epic, I visited Debbie and her magic Shears. Debbie used the CG cutting technique and my hair has never looked better. Its grown a lot and Debbie never cuts too much, just enough to clean it up and define my curls. She is a genius. I can't not recommend her enough! A+++ Give her a try, she's worth it.

Stylist: Debbie H

Debbie is a genius! I am remiss in not writing sooner. I have been a client for a couple of years now. I have grown my hair out from 2 inches all over to bsl when dry! Debbie has been there each step of the way, shaping, styling and helping me with my grow out. My curls have great shape and length. The girl knows what she is doing!! Debbie 'painted' in some highlights on my last visit (pintura) and I love them. My hair is still healthy and shiny. She knows the Curly Girl technique inside and out! Its funny, you know you are right where you should be when you see a worn and very used copy of Lorraine Massey's book for Curly Girls at her salon station. I am never nervous going to Debbie, just excited knowing that my hair will never be cut too short or too weird or too whatever-just great haircuts, everytime!

Stylist: Sandy Marino

Sandy has cut my hair "curly girl" and I love it! She takes into consideration how busy my day is and helped me find a style that was so workable. I am a nurse and when she cuts my hair my curly patients want to know where i got my haircut. Sandy helped me understand the importance of the products and how to use them. I love the products. They really have my hair looking the best it has ever looked!! Thanks Sandy. Keep up the great cuts! Teresa S

Stylist: Debbie

I went to Debbie for my haircut and was very happy. She was very enthusiastic about curls. She really knew what she was talking about and had a lot of information about the hair and products. She does a wonderful job of showing you how to use the products, although at home I can never get my hair to look as great as she did. :)

Stylist: Sandy

I was really nervous about having my curls cut "one curl at a time," but I must say the results are amazing! Sandy was very friendly (and she has curly hair herself!) and really understood my frustration of one bad cut after another! after cutting my hair, she put in some highlights and much needed low lights and my hair is just beautiful! It was a little more expensive then what im use to paying but worth every penny! this was a birthday/christmas present from my husband who tried to take me to new york one year to go to Quidads for my birthday but we couldnt affor it~ this was the next best thing and i will defintely be back!

Stylist: Michelle

I recently went to Michelle to cut my hair. I was seriously considering chemically straightening my hair, but I was going to give my frizzy curls one last chance. I'm glad I did because Michelle turned my out of control curly hair into beautiful perfect ringlets that I didn't think was ever possible. She gave me great styling tips & products that actually work. I now have the great curls that I've always wanted but didn't know I had. For the first time in my life I can say that I love my hair.

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

I've had 3 haircuts from Debbie now, and they are absolutely the best haircuts I've ever had in my life. She is trained in the Devachan method outlined in the "Curly Girl" book. She cuts the hair dry, washes it, and then fine-tunes the cut. She cuts each curl individually. Before I went to her, I struggled with the fact that my hair needed layers to have some style, but those layers often wound up as uneven chunks of hair that didn't lay right and looked like big dog ears. Even worse, I've had some haircuts from h*ll, where I've had to basically put it in a clip and let it grow out for a year or two, which is not especially flattering. But not any more. Since Debbie cuts each curl individually, there are no "steps" or uneven "poofs". Also, so many stylists cut hair in a way that requires blow drying and styling - but I always let my hair air dry. Debbie's cuts are tailored to air dry in the hair's natural curl pattern - and the curls lay really beautifully when they are cut this way. The DevaCurl products are very moisturizing and great for curly hair. I especially like the "One" conditioner. Debbie is very nice and friendly, and puts you at ease. She takes the time to teach you the tricks to make your hair look its best. Although the cut cost more than twice what I've ever paid for a haircut before, it was definitely worth every penny. She is the only person who I will ever to go to get my hair cut again in the foreseeable future. If you are looking for someone to transform your curls with most amazing haircut you have ever had - Debbie is the person to see.

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

After reading several great reviews about Debbie on the website, I scheduled an appointment. On February 17, 2008, Debbie gave me a great "curly girl" cut and highlights. She has been trained in New York several times, and really knows what she is doing. Not only that, she gave me some great tips on how to style my hair and provided product recommendations. On top of that, she is a very nice person who really listens to the client. I already have my next appointment scheduled!

REVIEWED BY: Bricia  |  3.5.08

Stylist: Sandy

Sandy, at Santo salon and Spa, has given me the best haircut I have ever had. She was trained in New York to do the Curly Girl haircut, which is done on dry hair, and has made my hair look the best I have ever seen it look. Having curly hair herself, she reallky understood how I felt andshe had many helpful tips that have helped me learn how to care for my locks, and have made me so proud to have my curls!! I have recommended Sandy to all my friends with curly hair, I have finally found a stylist I love.

REVIEWED BY: Bricia  |  3.5.08

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

After straightening my hair since I was 12 year old ... at 70 years old, I decided to 'let it do it's own thing." Problem is that my hair hair has gotten thinner. I went to at least 6 different salons and could not get a cut that worked for me. Not willing to give up, I heard about Debbie - and she is OUTSTANDING!!! My hair is full, curly and happy!!! Me too!

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  8.20.07

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

I went to naturallycurly.com to look for a recommendation and saw that Debbie had quite a few positive comments. So I decided to make an appointment with her. She's GREAT!!! She took her time with me, explained everything I needed to know to take care of my curly hair, and gave me a WONDERFUL curly girl haircut. I already have my next appointment scheduled!!! Thanks Debbie!

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  6.24.07

Stylist: Michelle

Michelle gave me the best haircut I've ever had! She was trained in New York to do the "Curly Girl Haircut". Not only did she transform my unruly hair into beatiful defined curls, she taught me how to take care of my curls. I left the salon that day with beautiful hair and it's looked great every day since. Obviously, the sign of a great haircut. A great salon, a wonderful experience, and a very talented hair stylist.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  3.27.07

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

Best cut and color I've ever had! Debbie totally knows her stuff. She not only knows how to cut curly hair but gives a style that flatters the face and explains how to take care of curly hair. I love the color as well. She has gone through extensive training several times at the Devachan Salon in N.Y. I look forward to years of healthy looking hair now instead of split ends and dryness due to abuse from trying to straighten. Debbie is also a very nice person and makes you feel like you've known her your whole life.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  3.14.07

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

I found Debbie via the Devachan website listing of Curly Girl trained consultants. I drove 4 hours from Fort Wayne,IN and it was worth every minute. Having discovered the CG method nearly 5 years ago, Debbie was the first stylist I'd found practicing the CG method. She listened to my hair story, shared her hair story, gave my curls the cut they needed and deserve, gave me the best color I've ever had, and taught me how to properly care for my curls. Debbie's enthusiasm for curly hair is obvious. She's warm, personable, and made me feel like I've know her longer than the 3 1/2 hours I spent with her. I've found a new stylist and friedn, and I will return!

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  2.1.07

Stylist: Deborah Hocevar

Deborah is very enthusiatic about curls and fun to talk with. My hair was cut according to the Devachan method and came out well. It was cut dry, washed, dried with a heat lamp and then touched up. She has been trained in NY and gone back to observe another time. Very open to comments, suggestions and is a true believer in CG.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  9.16.06

Stylist: Debbie Hocevar

I took my daughter to Debbie hoping she could transform a head of frizz back into the beautiful curls I remembered. She did a marvelous job. Nice springy curls. She cuts dry, washes, dries and then fine tunes. I'm very impressed.

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  9.6.06