My friend had been telling me for years to try Salon Sessions and I never considered it because I was convinced they wouldn’t know how to handle my 3C/4 curls. Then, one day I went in with her while she got her cut and I kept seeing curlies walk by. After looking around a little more I started noticing how prepared they were for every type of curl. Needless to say, I finally gave the salon a try – simply because it’s closer than driving all the way out to Santa Monica for Ouidad (another salon I LOVE). At Salon Sessions, I got my hair cut by Kennie and he was AMAZING! Within minutes of sitting in the chair I was confident Kennie not only understood my hair, but also knew exactly what to do with it. He talked me through every step, giving me antidotes for maintaining and styling my hair. I asked Kennie to style my hair curly. On my next visit I’ll ask him to go straight. It’s not easy finding someone who can easily do curly or straight – especially with these curls. Salon Sessions is a gem hidden in Old Town Pasadena… curlies need to be aware of this place. It was made for us.
Reviewed on 09.29.11
Stylist: Brenton Lee
I have Taylor Swift like curls, but on a biracial head. After moving to Los Angeles, I continued to travel back to my hometown in OH to have my hair cut because I didn't know where to start in LA. So many salons, lots of hype! I have had so many bad experiences with hair stylists, especially not being able to give me a finished style, that I was afraid to overpay someone in LA. Upon lots of research I happened on Salon Sessions, which uses Bumble and Bumble products that i use, and Brenton Lee. Brenton is great! I highly recommend him and something I rarely do. I have found stylists who can cut my hair, but still not get the end style. i would always have to go home to wash it out. Brenton is the first person ever where i can walk out of the salon and then feel comfortable enough to go out to dinner. That's huge!! Brenton, is awesome at color, blowouts, you name it. I had virgin hair before I came to him, but I felt so comfortable after my first cut to let him die my hair and give me highlights. I have never gotten more compliments! Don't be scared when you meet him, he is young. But he is talented and I highly recommend him!
Reviewed on 07.31.10