- Richelle Bishop-Gonzales
Jan 12, 2010 - I was so excited, just to be let down. I loved the Curly Girl book, it changed my curls life! I did some research and was extremely excited to learn Shapes Salon offered the product line & Deva Cut!! I read reviews and Julia McBride had received the best but she was booked for 2 months. So I asked for the next Deva expert, Richelle had an opening in three weeks, since she was the owner I took it. It was the worst experience. Richelle was not friendly, which is fine if you can cut my curls. I asked to keep my length and for a cool shade of brown for the color, I specified no red. (I had had enough of the red tint from home hair color)Richelle was working on myself and another client at the same time. The girl helping her, worked on me about 70% of the time and she was not even Deva trained! When I was done what I had was a short flat head of RED tinted curls and a bill for $175!! I was so sick to my stomach because I looked horrible and paid $175 for it. I never really complain about bad cuts, I have grown used to them and just deal until they grow out but I also never pay that much for a cut and color. I would advise you do not book with Richelle for a Deva cut, which cost more because she hands you over to someone not even trained. Worse then, being unfriendly, she does not listen to what you want. I called the next day to fix the color and she was out of town but had someone else fix it at no cost. I will say that as I sat there, Julie had a few curly clients, one at a time, and they walked out looking great and happy. If you are going to this Salon I would wait to get in with Julie and AVOID Richelle!!