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Helmet - Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Nov 17, 2009 - I saw Malaika and she was very nice, easy to talk to, and asked alot of detailed questions about my hair. She even introduced my to a fantastic shampoo for people with seborrhea that doesn't dry out hair. The problem was with the cut. I wanted a trim/touch-up to the length and layers I already had. Somehow, the length on my sides turned out 2 inches shorter than the length in the back. I'm not sure if this is a new curly hair cutting "technique" but it just looked odd on me. From the front, it looked like I had shoulder length hair and from the side it looked noticeably longer (my husband even noticed it). I ended up going back the next day so I could have someone even it out more. Malaika wasn't there, so I saw Jade. At first, Jade acted like he didn't see a problem with my hair and kept trying to fluff it in place to show nothing was wrong (eventhough no one's hair could naturally fall the way he was trying to place it). When washing my hair, he took "scalp-sensitive" to a whole new level by only washing the ends of my hair, not even touching my head with the water or shampoo/conditioner. After he made the adjustments I wanted to the length, he dried my hair for maybe 2 minutes with a diffuser, removed the smock I was wearing, then said "have a nice weekend," leaving my hair one step above soaking wet. At that point, I was so frustrated with the whole experience I just prefered to leave the salon instead of asking to have my hair dried more. I was hoping to have been "wow-ed" by my experience at Helmet like most of the other reviewers on this site, but I will definitely be returning to my old stylist.

Fresche - Decatur, Georgia, United States

Oct 19, 2009 - I made an appointment a few weeks ago to have my hair cut for the first time in 6 months. Up until now, I dreaded a haircut and would put it off as long as possible. I live in the Decatur area and decided to give Fresche a try because of their convenience to where I live. I didn't know anything about the salon and when I called to make the appointment it was by sheer luck that they set me up with Matthew. My experience with Matthew was great! The pre hair-cut consultation we had was probably the most thorough I've ever had! I only went into the appointment knowing what I DID NOT want. I felt Matthew was easy to talk to and he listened to my concerns. He not only provided suggestions, but explained WHY his suggestions would be better for my hair and how they would avoid the look I was trying to stay away from. The hair-cutting process was fascinating for me to watch. It probably took him a good 45 minutes from start to finish, and he was so meticulous! He first started by removing some of the "weight" of my hair, section by section, something no other stylist had done or suggested to me in the past (this is what took the most time). Then when it came time to do the actual cut/style, I noticed he didn't cut my hair using the standard "straight line cut" I was used to. He used more of a "choppy" method where he cut into the hair with the scissors facing towards the scalp instead of away from it. I had only heard of that method on this website, so I knew I had someone who actually understood curly hair! It was also a plus when he mentioned that he actually really enjoyed cutting curly hair! I really like my new haircut! The layers he gave me really brought my curls to life and best of all, they don't make my hair look like a puff-ball like they used to! Now I don't dread the idea of getting my haircut on a more regular basis. If you're in the Decatur/Oakhurst area and are looking for a stylist who listens AND knows how to work with curly hair, definitely give Matthew a try!