- Lora Johnson
Jul 07, 2009 - Lora Johnson (formerly of Hotheads in Pasadena & Escape Salon in Claremont) is now at Papillon on Upland and I must say that every single review for her from her previous locations is spot on. She's a great stylist who definitely takes her time. This was the first time I've ever had a stylist actually look at the shape of my face to determine what cut would look best. I was pretty surprised to see that she's a straightie but trust me, she knows hair. Her slithering technique is something I've never heard of and it was a bit nerve racking to see, but the result is amazing. She cut my hair dry first and actually pointed out that my right side is 3 inches longer than my left, and my previous cut was with Shai from Capella Salon. Lora combed it out *GASP* before cutting but I don't think it compromised the cut at all. She let me style my own hair with the AG items they have at the salon and diffuse upside down. She's not overly chatty, like she needs to fill in the silence, but she isn't cold. Lora told me to see how my hair feels for a week and if there's any tweaking necessary, she would make it right free of charge. Shai told me that my cut should last for 3 months unless it started to lose its shape earlier. Lora, on the other hand, said that I should be good for 6 months and even though my waves were combed out at the time, just looking at the cut I knew she was right. I'm definitely going back to Lora from now on!!