- Leo Freeman
Jan 19, 2011 - I recently scheduled an appointment with Leo Freeman of the Loft Hair Studio for a haircut. I had received positive feedback from a naturallycurly.com friend who commented on her hair cutting and coloring skills. I also researched comments and feedback on this site as well as the salon's website. Everything I read indicated that she was an experienced and talented stylist. My entire experience was wonderful. When I got to the salon, I introduced myself to Leo and her assistant. I found her to be pleasant and professional. She questioned me on what I wanted to do with my hair in terms of a cut. I explained to her that I was looking to cut off dead ends, have face framing layers and to reduce the bulk in the bank of my hair. I also explained to her my hair history of transitioning from relaxer to natural, my discovery that I had curly hair, my current product use and frustration with not being able to find a stylist that could cut curly hair. I found Leo very meticiulous at cutting and styling hair. She patiently snipped away from almost an hour. She gives a dry cut. She gave me face framing layers in the front and layers in the back while decreased the bulk, so, I would no longer have helmet hair. I believe that she cut or trimmed every curl. Some curls, she split in half and trimmed half. The cut really flatters my face. Then, her assistant cleansed, conditioned and applied hair gel to my hair. I then sat under a dryer for about 20 minutes and Leo came from time to time to check my hair. I, then, sat back in her chair, and she snipped away again for about 15 minutes. She did cut quite a bit of length, but, I told her that she could get rid of the dead ends. I feel confident about being able to style my hair where I can wear it down and free. She really did a beautiful job and I have beautiful curls. And, my color (henna) is more evident now. I made an appointment in 2 months for a trim as I intend to keep going to her. The cost, I feel, is reasonable for the level of service that you receive. All in all, it was a positive experience and I am very pleased with the results.