I'm compelled to write a review, because this was the best salon experience I think I've ever had. Erika is supremely competent and deeply wise. She made my hair look awesome, and I never felt pandered to or sold on a product line or particular regimen. Gets curly hair 100%, and manages to remain undogmatic and a super listener. Can't recommend highly enough!
I have naturally curly/wavy hair and I struggled for years fighting against my natural texture. I started seeing Erika in 2009 and she literally changed the way I thought about my hair. She listened to what I wanted and gave me EXACTLY the haircut I dreamed about. Fast forward to today- I have moved between short styles and long styles and am in the process of growing out my hair (again). It sounds insane, but I am actually looking forward to all of the "in-between" styles as my hair grows out. That's the beauty of Erika's skills- she just always makes you look amazing.
I have so many good things to say about Erika Audrey at Hawkins and Clover. My hair is thick, long, and curly. Erika has been my stylist for three or four years. I have been growing my hair out to donate to Locks of Love, and Erika gave me a fabulous short hair cut. My friends, family, and coworkers have had nothing but great things to say about my new cut. I am loving my hair short, which is thanks to Erika. She takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns. I knew she was curly hair knowledgeable the first time I went to her, and she used a diffuser. I highly recommend Erika to my fellow curly haired friends. You should schedule an appointment too!
Naturally Curly Girls of the ATL area look no further! If you noticed the mistress of curls Erika is no longer seeing clients at Helmet SHE IS HERE and on her way to open her own, much sought after salon. What can I say about Erika that hasn't been said before by those with naturally curly hair? SHE GETS IT. I was looking and looking for a stylist that knows their curls in the area and Erika is by far the best! She is knowledgeable and attentive! She LISTENS and will work hard to understand how YOU like your hair to feel and look. She has worked with me for over a year now and my curls are so happy! I was worried about coloring and she never forced the issue. However she did explain at leangth how this will influence the overall feel and look of my hair. And, because I trust her, I finally let her color it and it has been FANTASTIC! I look like I am back in my 20s (I am 38) Also - she is not greedy... I came to her after I messed things up when, upon not finding a stylist I cut my own hair - (not a good idea). Anyways, now that she got my curls back on track and as I am trying to grow them out she suggested we do coloring every 6-8 weeks and trim only every other time (or once every 3 times) So supportive and helpful! I had to leave town for a conference last week and she met me on the go the day before on a short notice and made my hair look fabulous for my trip (which mattered because I won an award and had to look great) Thank you Erika!