Anthony Garubo Salon & Day Spa
- Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
Aug 06, 2012 - I was very apprehensive about going to get my hair cut in a Salon. My Big Chop March 2009. Last relaxer Jan 2010. Last hair cut March 2012. ( a few trims here an there.) I was in desperate need of shaping. One side on my hair appeared to be longer and oddly shaped. So I went to George Arubio salon in Maplewood, NJ. I started by having a consult with Stephanie on Thursday Aug, 2012. I was late and she couldn't see me. No problem. The front desk staff set me up with someone available who also did the dry curly cuts . Only hade to wait about 10 mins for her. Kyle was very professional and extremely friendly. She dove into my hair with no fear. Even though I wore it pinned up that day, she looked very carefully at my coils that were loose. She looked at the two pictures I brought in. I told her I wanted my hair to grow into this style. She totally understood me. She asked questions about how I usually wear my hair, products I use and so on. I told her I took my daughter, who was 6 to Devachan to get her hair cut and I loved it. Side bar: I have to say I had another consult the day before with another salon where I had to wait 30 min past my appointment (stylist was late no explanation given) it went from bad to worse with this guy. He was unsure about how to approach my 3c/4a hair. I wore it in a curly fro. My hair when stretched is at the tip of my arm pit. He kept saying maybe when discussing products and saying "I can cut it." I wasn't sure if he was trying to convince me or himself. He didn't listen well to what I wanted. Then he asked if I wanted my hair straightened. Defeats the purpose of a dry curly cut. Oh yeah, I paid for this consult??? It goes towards your cut if you choose to get one. Not!! So Kyle at George Arubio was so refreshing. I went into the consult with her thinking it would be the same bad consult as the day before and I would have to travel back to NYC $$ and go to Devachan$$. I'm so happy it was not. I made an appointment for the next day. She was on time and attentive to what I expressed the day before. My cut is great. I waited 3 days to post my thoughts on this experience. I wanted to sit with it for a day or two. I left with a very defined curly fro. I pinned it up into a fro hawk. It was awesome . I usually don't wear a wash n go. So I had to get use to the extremely curly coils. My 3 day hair is fab! I got what I wanted. And I didn't have to go all the way back to NYC to get it.
Pro: The salon is nice and very clean. The front desk staff was friendly. This is a salon and spa that truly handles all types of hair. A++ staff ( Kyle) who is confident and knows what they are doing. I'm so recommending Kyle to any natural who wants a curly cut.
I just feel out of like with my hair and back in love with my crown of curly coils.