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Demian - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Jannah (I think)

Sep 16, 2008 - I made an appointment at Demian's after seeing the positive reviews on this site. Immediately, I began regretting my decision. Their website makes the salon look classy and refined, when the salon is actually in basement with a pink and silver spraypainted door. When I walked in, the music was blaring, and the place was empty, with the exception of one stylist putting the 2nd foil on a client's head. She yelled to me that someone would be with me in a minute, so I sat down to wait. After 5 minutes, a man came out of the back room to answer the phone, and I discovered he was the owner, Demian. He proceeded to make phone calls, dust the shelves, and change the music for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, without acknowledging my presence. Finally, after being ignored for 20 minutes, I asked if my stylist was running late, and the stylist who was maybe 1/4 done with her coloring job gave me a pained smile and said, "I'm your stylist. I'll be with you..." and her voice trailed off. I responded that I would simply go to another salon with more respect for their clients. With their tacky entrance way, blaring 90s music, rudeness to their clients, and reputation for being overpriced, I am not surprised that the salon was nearly empty that afternoon. Unless they readjust their attitudes, they better get used to those empty seats.

Panico - Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States

Aug 29, 2008 - Having had a number of unfortunate haircuts over the course of my life, I called Panico while visiting my family in New Jersey. They set me up with Marietta, one of the best stylists in the salon. Marietta was extremely warm and attentive, and she definitely sided with me on keeping my (very curly and poofy) hair long. She almost seemed insulted when I described bad haircut experiences in the past, as if I were hinting that she did not know what she was doing. In fact, she turned the tables on me, talking to me as if I were an 11 year-old just learning to deal with her curly hair, rather than a young woman in her twenties. Most of that came from her mothering instinct, as well as her love of curls. She and a few other stylists showered my ringlets with compliments - so if you're ever feeling low about yourself, go see Marietta! While I left with a nice cut and a great leave-in conditioner, my hair was still damp and the bill was over $100. I'd recommend Marietta, cause she's talented and really sweet, and given the experiences I've had in the $50 range in the neighborhood, the good cut and stress-free experience is worth it.