Shanna at Empire Salon is great. She's a curly girl, and knows curly hair and cuts. Also she downsold me on color and covered my gray with a color matching my hair rather than the highlights I thought I should get - said this way would be much lower maintenance and cost, and more effective which is exactly what I need. Another bonus was that it was a much quicker and efficient trip than usual - I tend to put it off because no time for hours at a salon, and so I appreciate that she works fast and efficiently.
My prior hair stylist retired and after reading many positive reviews about Shanna, I made an appointment to see what she could do with my very short cut curly hair. That was over a year ago! Shanna has educated me on how to take care of and style my curly hair. She has given me a longer hair style and the curls are amazing! I had never colored my hair and she encouraged me to give it a try so I did and she did a wonderful job picking the color! She knows curly hair and how to cut and style it. She also has beautiful curly hair. I now am more confident letting my curls free. I think Shanna does an excellent job evaluating the type curls you have, listening to your ideas and input, and then coming up with a wonderful curly hairstyle. I can highly recommend Shanna to anyone who is looking for a curly hair stylist! She is at the Empire Hair Company (formerly the Steven Todd Salon) on West Anderson Lane.
Had a great experience!! I've always had issues with finding a good stylist for my gorgeous golden curls but after a recommendation from a girlfriend and reading these reviews I made the leap. She wiggled me into her busy schedule finding me a spot for a full color and cut. Expert color and highly knowledgable Shanna and I discussed options before making a commitment. Her concern that I have the best experience had a real impact. I've used Kerastase products before but she reintroduced me to the line guiding me through the best products for my hair type. In short she was professional, had and expert knowledge of curly hair and provided an excellent experience. She's my new dedicated stylets and I will never change.
I found Shanna on this website and booked an appointment based on all these good reviews. However her professionalism and people skills turned out to be the opposite what I would expect for a $70+ fee. The appointment started with Shanna looking through my current hair products. She held the first one up with two fingers like it was a dirty sock and said "You use THIS?!?" and spent the remainder of my appointment trying to sell her Kerastase products, bragging how the appointment before me just spent $250 for 3 months worth of product. (My hair products are not cheap by any means but am I suppose to be convinced that's a deal?). After the shampoo, I showed her some photos of hair styles I liked. Quickly glancing through them while I explained my preferences, she replied "these aren't your hair" and began cutting a style she thought I should have instead without acknowledging any of my input. I figured she's the expert and let her go with it. While cutting she said "I don't know what your last stylist's vision was but your hair is chewed up." Uhhh thanks...? She told me "you can tell a good haircut by how it grows out". Unfortunately the cut she gave me grew out awkward and uneven. Finally during styling she used an oil and a curl cream. I let her know my curls don't stay without gel to hold them, but she replied that was just because I didn't use a good enough product. (Lo and behold 20 minutes after I left the salon my curls turned into a frizzy mop.) She gave me a mirror to check the back and as i reached up to fix a wonky looking spot in the back she said "everyone knows not to touch curly hair." Maybe she didn't want me to inspect her work too closely. The haircut was completely cookie cutter, not individualized to accent my curl pattern or facial features at all. My hair looks worse than it ever has in my life and I'm nervous to attempt finding another stylist on this website because I had such a bad experience despite all the good reviews. Maybe she was just having a bad day but I wouldn't recommend Shanna to any Curly Girl.
Shanna did a great job on my hair! Because I am growing my hair out, I did not want too much taken off but needed some work done on my ends. She did a wonderful job cleaning up my hair and putting some life back into. Also, She was well informed about different hair care products and very personable. Would definitely recommend her.
Yes! Shanna is wonderful and absolutely knows what she is doing. I have been 100% happy with the results every time I've gone to see her. I've gone in with specific requests and I've gone in and said, "I want it to be adorable!" and she has come through no matter what. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone with curly hair who needs someone who knows what they are doing.
Shanna was great, she listened to exactly what I wanted. It's hard to find a stylist that will not cut off ALL my curls, I just wanted a trim and that's what I got. She suggested a Keratase treatment for my hair, I'm excited to go back for that. She seemed very comfortable with curly hair, but does not do dry cuts. Which was fine with me, she herself has curly hair and my hair looked great when I was done. Overall great job!
Shanna is great! Read the reviews and decided to try her out, and it was a great haircut. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Love the haircut - my hair feels great, she was able to do exactly what I had wanted. I will definitely continue to see her regularly and encourage everyone I know with curly hair to do the same. There are too many stylists say they know how to cut curly hair but don't really, but Shanna certainly does.
Saw Shanna yesterday after going without a hair cut for six months! Just got a layer and trim since I'm growing my hair out. Really liked her. She knows curly hair and did a great job! Thought she was affordable at $60 compared to other top salons. Really glad I finally found someone who knows curly hair!!!!
Shanna is the absolute best! She KNOWS how to cut and style curly hair. My curls are always healthy, shiny and very low maintenance after a cut. I just have to add a little product & blow dry for bouncy, fuzz free curls. She also gives great, HONEST advice on cut/style. By far the best stylist I have found. And I have unfortunately, tried quite a few stylist who swore they knew how to cut curly hair. Take my advice and save yourself the bad hair days.
I am so grateful to have found Shanna at Lush Life Salon! She definitely knows how to cut curly hair! She also uses sulfate-free shampoo. I told her what I wanted/didn't want and she took the time to tell me what would work best with my curls and the shape of my face. She did an awesome job cutting and styling my long curls. It's one of those great haircuts that doesn't look like you just got your hair cut - love it!!!!
When it was time to find a new hair stylist, I went searching on the internet. I read Shanna’s reviews & I was hopefully that maybe this time I would find a person who could see spirit over age. Shanna has been highlighting & cutting my hair now for about 8 or 9 months. The cut is great & I love the color. Each visit, I have a tweak here or there and she always addresses whatever my request is and finds a solution to incorporate it into my cut or color and lifestyle. (FYI - my hair is thick with wavy/natural curl & I’m 50+) I can leave Shanna’s Salon and feel good about how I look when I walk out the door. That’s something I haven’t been able to say in years. Highly recommend Shanna (@ Lush Life Salon) in every way!
Shanna was great!! I love my long curly hair, but was tired of the long layers everyone kept suggesting I get. She suggested them as well, but listened when I told her I wanted something different. She was able to keep my hair long but give it great shape and curl definition with shorter layers! I will definitely go back to her!
Shanna is a very talented stylist! She cut and colored my wavy/curly locks yesterday and they look great! Shanna is definitely the stylist to go to for curly hair, she knows what she is doing and it shows! Shanna is also very professional and friendly. She made me feel right at home, like I had been going to her for years. Thanks, Shanna. I will be back!
Both my partner and I have curly hair (3a and 3b/c), one longer-locked and one boy-short. Shanna does a great job for us both! It's hard to find a stylist who really *Respects The Curl*, and Shanna is that stylist. Don't hesitate if you need a new cut/color/do; she's usually booked weeks in advance! P.S. Super cool salon!
Shanna is a magician! She has tamed my dry, frizzy hair and made everyday a great hair day for me. My hair is smooth and manageable, and does not frizz up when there is high humidity or rain. She is also excellent at color, styling, etc. and works at a very cool, calm salon. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Shanna is a magician! My hair was frizzy and out of control. Now that Shanna's tamed the beast, my life is so much easier. There are no more worries about bad hair days. THANK YOU SHANNA!
Shanna has made my life so much simpler! Somehow or other she has gotten the frizz and wildness out of my hair. I can wear it in a variety of styles now, and no need to worry about bad hair days because it looks great everyday. Really! She is Great!
SHANNA IS A CURLY GIRL'S BEST FRIEND!!!! If you want curls you can love, you must visit Shanna at Lush! Shanna did wonders for my hair cut, textue and color. My hair was curly, fine, dry, and over colored when I saw Shanna for the first time last week. My only request was a natural color and hair that wasn't frizzy. What Shanna gave me was a beautiful head of curls that was the perfect color! All I did was see Shanna - she did the rest! Thank you, Shanna!