- Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Jun 13, 2012 - Salon Ivan is a small, intimate salon at the heart of downtown C Springs. When I was there at the end of the day, I was the only person there. I appreciated the one-on-one attention that my hair got. Ivan is a Deva trained curl specialist. He talked to me about my hair, washed it, and then studied and adjusted it every step of the drying process to get me a very great cut (a 5-inch cut is no small feat for curly hair!). He was very keen on coaxing my hair to reach it's curl potential before finalizing the look. I never thought I could love my curls more than I already do, but it's happened. I also appreciate that Ivan pointed out the products he was using, but didn't push me into buying them. It's great to know that I can buy DevaChan products in my hometown from Salon Ivan when I do decide to use them.
Besides sharing tips and tricks from his own experience, Ivan is also a fascinating person to have a conversation with. I'll be looking back on my experience at Salon Ivan for many years to come. If you want a cut and a conversation from a talented and thoughtful soul, go to this salon. As an introvert, I've often felt overwhelmed at salons, but this experience didn't drain me at all, and I left feeling more like I had coffee with a new friend who just happened to be a curl expert as opposed to being hurried through the assembly line, like at larger salons. Thanks, Ivan!