FIRST let me say i've gone to the same salon since i was 7. However I am now natural and upon my last visit i was just not as pleased with how my hair was handled. I searched online and came across Salon Cielo and Ivy at Pentagon City Mall. Ivy is wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable. The services I received were a wash, blowdry, trim and flatiron. It was 40 for the trim and 20 for the flatiron. First and foremost her detangling and blowdrying techniques were perfect. She also took the time to explain the products she was using and why. She sectioned my hair both for trimming and blow drying. She used a round brush and dry to blow dry my hair and was extremely gentle and did not blow dry it bone straight so as to remove all my body. When she trimmed my hair she did a little at a time -- so as to not cut too much. She also explained the technique for trimming natural hair -- distributing the "Weight" of the hair to keep curls from shrinking. She also asked me about the products I used and methods i used when doing my own hair and provided pointers where she saw fit. All and all i am extremely pleased with the outcome. My hair feels wonderful and I will be returning to her in the future!
Reviewed on 11.30.11