Jamie Levine at Serenity Boutique Salon
- Richmond, Virginia, United States
- Jamie Levine
Mar 04, 2011 - Curls, cut, color. She does it all. By far the best hair stylist for curls and waves in the Richmond, Virginia area and I hear she still has clients in NYC.
I first heard of Jamie from a young woman I saw who had the best pixie cut I've ever seen, and yes, there is a huge difference between pixie cuts.
In 2009, my own Type 3a curly hair was just growing back after a big fallout. About 3 damaged inches on top, only 1/4 inch at the nape to work with. I was new to the Virginia area and couldn't return to Vain Salon in Seattle where Liza cut my hair, so finding Jamie Levine after a horrible "pre-fallout" cut at another Richmond salon was amazing good luck.
I booked an appointment only hoping to look halfway "normal" again. Jamie took her time to ask about my hair, the amount of time I'll put into styling (none), wether I wanted to cover the grey (no), and my own style of dressing (I try for Paris-Berlin).
I gave her carte blanche to do what she wanted, and ended up with a truly chic cut that made me look awake and alive and good. Best of all, it took no care at all. With the feminine yet edgy cut I fit right in on a trip to Berlin, Paris, and London. Even better, between cuts, it always looked fantastic just rolling out of bed. Even my boyfriend and guy friends loved my new look.
Maybe it is Jamie's native New York style and training, or her innate talent in understanding different hair types, textures, and 'architecture', but I can't image going to anyone else ever again. And she's a wonderful human being on top of it all!
I keep in touch through her facebook page for specials and news.
(and no, I'm not being paid for this review, and this is my 2nd attempt at posting a review here.)