Arrrrggghhh!! Just called to make an appointment with Melanie after reading these reviews. She still works there but is only doing color. The search begins again.......
Okay, listen up! I NEVER take the time to write reviews because I usually have no strong feelings one way or the other. However, Melanie Eckert is AMAZING! I've lived in Houston for 10 years now and have tried at least half of the people at the recommended salons on the list. While I liked the stylist's personalities, I was never wowed by the cuts and I never had a better style than I could have done myself (usually much worse). I went to Melanie this morning and not only is she extremely pleasant, and listens, etc, but she really knows what's she is talking about. She's not Ouidad or Deva certified, but knows SO much about the techniques (both cutting and styling) that go into having great curls. She teaches as she goes and is just open and non-threatening (you don't feel like she's going to do what she wants no matter what you request). I can't say enough good things about her and will definitely be a customer for a long time.
Melanie has been cutting and coloring my hair for about 5 years now and not only is her work wonderful, but she is one of the kindest people I have met. Having curly hair herself, she understands the difficulties of having a head full of curls and that it cannot be cut and treated like straight hair. She is truly a curl artist and I would recommend her to anyone who is in search of a hairstylist who will give them a beautiful cut and coloring.
My sister and I have been going to Melanie at Salon E for the past 2 years and she is wonderful. She loves cutting curly hair and has very curly hair herself. She is the first stylist I have ever been to that can style my curly hair better than I can. With other stylists, I always left with a poofy mess and had to go home and re-wash and re-style. Not the case with Melanie - she knows exactly what she is doing. She is also great about recommending products for curly hair. She is constantly experimenting with her own hair and will pass any new tips she discovers on to you. I lived in Austin when I started going to her and now I live in Dallas but still make the drive - she's worth it!