With the new studio upstairs nearing completion, Bashar Salon seems like it is finally settling into the new space with style. My creative team (Angelika, David) are among the best I have ever had, and the front desk customer service is welcoming and customer-focused. Even the guy whose name is on the business will stop to say hello. The vibe just feels "nice" these days... and both my wife and I always leave with great-looking hair!
The new flat-screen TVs are a nice addition to the area, and I really like the background music they play (hip tracks, reasonable volume). The bright, modern look of the studio and the open space of the stylists' workstations really work for me. Also, the staff. Talented and really nice people!
PARKING!!!!!!!!! I suppose there's nothing the salon can do about this, but if you are a potential customer, you should be aware that the parking situation can be EXTREMELY inconvenient. If the main lot is full, you may end up parking several blocks away and have to rush around in an effort to avoid being late.
There is a valet service available at a nearby bank that may help the situation--perhaps the Salon should offer validated passes to this service. That would be nice. If you're like me, you put up parking since the service is so wonderful. Give me Somerset anytime over this....
In summary, I give the creative team a "10" but rate my experience a 4/5 due to the parking.