That perfect haircut and stylist is like that perfect pair of jeans or big foot or the Loch Ness monster. Super elusive or may not even exist. Malaika proved me wrong. Not only is the salon fabulous, chic and clean but they were gracious, kind and made my experience wonderful. Often, I find myself apologizing for my curly monster hair at salons but Malaika worked with me to make my time there worthwhile. She even moved back an appointment in order to spend more time showing me how to take care/style my hair properly myself (so sorry!) but I appreciated not rushed out. She spent about an 1 1/2 hours with me recommended products, but not in that pushy car salesman way and discussed how we can both work together for my hair success- sigh. #curlproblems. I will be going back soon for another cut and highlights!
Malaika is fantastic! She really took the time to listen to what I was looking for, what my hair was like to work with, and what my routine was like in the morning. She gave me an amazing cut and all I can say is wow! My curls have never looked this bouncy and alive. Best of all, she showed me how to style my hair so I can keep the great look she gave me (I hope I can do as good a job as she did :)). I'm adding my recommendation as well!
Malaika gave me a superb cut and color on my 3a curls. I have never looked better. People actually stop me on the street to tell me what great hair I have. I will definitely go back!
I looked all around for Malaika after seeing all of these reviews.. and here she is! First off, she's located at the Inman Park Adore Hair Studio (so no one gets confused). Malaika charges a hefty fee ($70 for a cut/style), but it's worth it. My hair is much healthier now and looks fabulous. Save 10% if you refer a friend OR if you use cash/check. She uses a Bumble & Bumble - Ouidad hybrid style for cutting.
I love Malaika and I would never let anyone else touch my hair. I trust her whole heartedly! I have been seeing her for three years and she recently moved to Adore Hair Studio in Inman Park from Helmet salon (check out her other reviews on this site under Helmet , she has tons of them there) . The new salon is very nice, they have GREAT products, and it has a wonderful vibe. I like it a lot better than her previous salon . We all know once you find a good hairstylist you will follow them to the ends of the earth. If you have not seen Malaika and are looking for a knowledgeable, patient, understanding hairstylist, who is super nice and cute to boot, you MUST give Malaika a try.