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Serendipity - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Nov 16, 2009 - Having moved to Ann Arbor recently from Seattle, it has taken me awhile to land in the “right fit” salon. Have you ever had one of those experiences where you thought you had a particularly unique and savvy vision for how you would create something and then you encounter it? Despite having tracked professionally into a completely different arena, I have always had a still, small dream of pursuing my creativity through supporting women in expressing themselves through their appearance. Serendipity brings this vision to its superlative fruition. The environment is simultaneously artsy, professional, home-y and whimsical. Spending an afternoon at Serendipity is the equivalent of sharing some great hang-out time with your best girls plus the bonus of emerging from indulgence there looking fabulously YOU! This salon’s raison d’etre is to enhance and have fun with the real you, rather than make you over or into someone else. Carmen is a genius with my mane, previously referred to at other salons as: the thickest hair they’ve ever seen, enough hair for three human beings and an ape, double-booked for the time it requires, double-charged for all the extra product needed, etc. One of Carmen’s greatest attributes as a stylist is that she is a gifted listener. Carmen is also creative, positive and purposefully respectful of what I want. She communicates step by step before, during and after the cut/color. She is also tremendous in the same ways with my 4-yrs-old daughter and 6-yrs-old son. Carmen literally treats us as if we are her only clients when we are with her and invites both the kids and me to full expression of who we are as individuals. Her products are natural, healthy, enhancing. My wacky “Gene Wilder” (you know, the original Mr. Wonka) frizz is now a tussle of waves, ringlets and nobody-would-guess-it-color-integrated silver. I’ve gone from graying geekdom to groovalicious! Viva la Serendipity! --Nicole