I LOVED this place! Background story...
I moved from Massachusetts to Phoenix to go to school and I have had the most hellish time looking for a hair stylist. I have had so many awful and horrific experiences. This was probably the 8th salon I visited in Phoenix. I have AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR and every time I call a salon, the first thing I ask is: "How well are you guys with African American hair?" They usually reply something skeptical, so I don't go.
I recently decided that I wanted to grow my hair out, so I needed someone to help me get on the right track. Yesterday, I was looking for a salon. It being Sunday, there weren't many options. I yelp'ed "hair salons" and checked "open now" and this was on the list. It isn't far from my campus so I decided to call. Again I asked how well they were with African American hair. The receptionist said that they had someone. Of course, I was skeptical, but they were able to take me in that same day!! I got there, and much to my surprise, it was a white girl! First, let me just say that Kelley is AWESOME! She told me her background before she started. She said that she was originally trained in ethnic/textured hair (she was also from the east coast, which automatically made me trust her ;]) and she had family members with textured hair.
She explained to me what she was going to do, the products she was going to use, and told me how to maintain my hair and what to do to achieve hair growth. The thing I liked most about Kelley is that she was able to make me feel comfortable and I was confident that she knew what she was doing. My hair turned out AMAZINGLY! I personally think it's the best it has ever been. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here, and I have already recommended this salon (and Kelley) to my friends and colleagues.