NOW I know why Hudson & Fouquet has been voted Best in Annapolis for 10 years. I needed a haircut since I my hair was tucked away all summer while I was in the mountains so called them. The phone was answered immediately (no hold time - I like that) and I was sent a text message reminder before my appointment. Both details are very much appreciated.
Luc literally freed my hair from the bondage of pigtails, ponytails, split ends and baseball hats! I wanted a fun, fresh look and I turned it over to his judgement. He suggested adding volume with some layers to lift it up and took off a few inches. I said, "OK". The cut is perfect!
I am an artist and I always like to see others "make things" It was great fun watching him transform my hair back to life. Luc is brilliant. (And really nice too. He listened thoughtfully to what I wanted and provided a fabulous solution.) My hair was getting long and it was really heavy as a result. The way he coaxed the volume out by adding long layers and styling it upwards was amazing to watch.
The overall feel of the salon is very welcoming. As soon as I walked in I was warmly greeted by two receptionists, served hot coffee (in real cups & saucers) and pampered. I am not fond of windows in salons, but I actually liked the light it brought in from West Street and didn't feel like I was "on display" by the glaass in my oh so vulnerable "wet hair" moment.
I also appreciated the little touches like the citrus smelling lotion the restroom. (Branded with the HF logo) It just smelled good. That makes me feel good.
Another thing I appreciated was that Luc did not push to sell any product on my way out like so many other salons do. He didn't have to. The products sell themselves. I am already familiar with the Rene Furterer line so we just chatted briefly about the quality.
I drove all the way from Richmond for this haircut (taking time out of a visit with friends to go to the salon) It was my visit at this salon and well worth the drive. I can't wait to come back to Annapolis again for my next one.