San Jose >Beauty > Alchemy Aveda Hair Studio Spa
Studio is great and stylist Megan LaCore was awesome. I'm not sure how the woman below me had such a bad experience with Megan as the prices for cuts and colors are clearly listed on the brochures and I have never had a time with the women there when they weren't upfront with the costs. Anyway, I have had Megan cut my hair three times now, once after I had a destroyed graduated bob at an expensive salon in Marin and she was able to make it much more even and manageable. Her professionalism and technique is impeccable and having the atmosphere her chair is in makes it even better. She is a Color Master for Matrix Hair and teaches coloring classes around the country so I highly doubt she could've ruined someone's hair as they claim. Please don't let one bad review change your judgement.
Bad Experience - Overpriced, left worse than when came. I went to Megan LaCore and made the mistake of not asking how much the cut and color would be before -- it was over $200 and I hated it!!! She didn't cut it how I asked and she kept trying to convince me it looked good. I went back a week later to have her fix the color which was so gross and when I left it was almost worse the second time. I finally went to another salon and the color was finally normal. However, I had to pay again for the mistakes that Megan made. She just wouldn't listen -- she had her own agenda and it was aweful!!
Megan is the absolute best!!. Megan LaCore is AMAZING!! She really listened to all of my wishes and concerns and created a hair style that fits me perfectly! Megan also took the time to give me plenty of helpful tips on how to get my hair looking fabulous each morning without spending too much time and effort. I've been basking in the glow of compliments on my hair ever since she cut it and you can't show me a girl that doesn't like that! I'm definitely going back to Megan for all of my future hair needs and I strongly recommend everyone to do the same!!
GREAT!!. Ruth cut my hair last month and I am still getting compliments, one of the best haircuts I have ever had. My hair looks Great!! I highly recommend this salon for anyone who is looking for a stylish haircut. The salon has a pleasant comfortable feel to it and the staff is very friendly. I loved the atmosphere which was relaxing and unpretentious.
Ruth you are the best...... RUTH, you are amazing! Words can't expalin how grateful I am for finding you! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on myself and the rest of my bridesmaids. If you are looking for a stylist/makeup artist that can make you look beautiful for your wedding, Ruth is the one to go to! She did a perfect job on my updo and makeup and on the rest of my girls too. She's fabulous! Thank you so much Ruth!
Berta Rocks!!!!. Words can't express how lucky I am to have Berta as my hairstylist!!! I've tried others in the past but none can compare to her talent. Berta has been doing my hair for a couple years now and I LOVE her work!!! I get soooooo many compliments and leave the salon feeling brand new again, it's great!!!! If your looking for the best hair color and or cut you've ever had, Berta is the one to see.
Char is a cut above and beyond... the absolute FINEST STYLIST EVER!!!!!. Char Petersen has been cutting my hair for 20 years now. I have followed her wherever she goes because I have found NOONE that can compare in her knowledge, experience and skills when it comes to creating MAGIC with my hair. She is a consumate professional and truly gifted artistic genius when it comes to hair and color!! I live in Oregon now, and unfortunately cannot regularly travel down to have Char do my hair and I have NEVER been able to find a stylist here who can compare to Char's superior talents and abilities. I have super fine hair and other stylists tend to always botch the cut and color. I leave disappointed and frustrated. With Char that has NEVER happened!! She has always taken the time to really listen and understand your needs and wants. She has an instinctive view of what works best with the type of hair you have and what will work best with your style of life and facial features. She also takes the time to explain and teach you how to maintain your look on a daily basis. A day at the salon with Char is also such an uplifting and rewarding experience as she is a lively conversationlist, easy going and truly caring and compassionate human being. She also gives the most fabulous cranial massage I have ever experienced!! I have always left her looking like a million bucks and feeling absolutely fantastic about myself!! When Char does my hair I have actually gotten stopped by people in line at the grocery store and asked "who does your hair"?? Since moving to Oregon, I have had to make special trips down to Char to FIX the mistakes made by other stylists here. She is by far the FINEST hair stylist I have EVER found, who I can always trust to consistently do my hair exactly right every time!! If you want to experience one of the BEST hair stylists in the Valley you MUST call CHAR....you will NEVER have another bad hair day again!!!! THANKS CHAR.....YOU ROCK!! (P.S...are you thinking of moving to Oregon any time soon????)
The most creative stylist at Alchemy II....
I've been a loyal client to Ruth for about 5 years now and I just have to say that she is AWESOME!!!
I'm always satisfied with my hair cut and color and I love the way she styles my hair. Ruth also did my makeup for a wedding I was in this past summer and I felt like a brand new woman. She's just so creative and talented. I love coming to see her because we have a blast. If you're looking for a new stylist go see Ruth, you'll thank me later ; )
I am so happy that Ambar Paredes is at Alchemy. I have had her take care of my my hair for over 4 years now. She is professional, detailed and honest. Most hairstylist want to do what they want to do, Ambar takes the time to listen to you and gives you recommendations and she is truely honest about them.
I followed her to Altelier and Edge Salon, because she is exceptional and would not trade her for anyone! Now that I am planning to move to san jose, i am so happy that she is there again. She moved back to San Jose to accomadate her customers; that should tell you how much she cares for her clients, she is s faithful hair stylist!
She is always on top of her scheduling and always reminds me about my appointments. With my busy schedule it is so nice to get a message reminding me of my hair appointment.
In the time I have used her services I have never had any complications or issues. That is why I have lasted 4 years with her and I dont plan to go any where else but with her.
The talented hairstylist!!. Monica Cervantes is fabulous!! Not only is she a personal friend of mine but she is also a superb hair stylist. I've been getting my haircuts and occasional color from Monica for several years now and I have always left the salon extremely satisfied. I'm pretty particular with my hair and have always tried to keep it as long as possible, thankfully I've never had a "scissor-happy" event with Monica and she is happy to put up with my picky ways =). Besides Monica's talent and skill, she's hilarious and a very good listener! In need of a new hairstylist, by all means call Monica... you won't regret it!!
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