My first salon experience ever (NOT @karenallen) was a complete disaster. It took me ten years to be willing to set foot into another salon. My experience at Karen Allen was ENTIRELY different from start to finish! I felt the stylist LISTENED to me and cared about me and what I wanted. The aromatherapy before the wash was a great relaxation tool, and much needed (especially considering how nervous I was to go in in the first place). Tarina was kind and attentive and gave me a great scalp massage, wash, hand massage (yes, that’s right- you don’t just get your hair washed, cut, dried and styled- it’s a whole experience!) making me feel very relaxed long before she ever picked up a pair of shears to take to my hair. Tarina gave me a great cut and I am most definitely reawakened to the idea of visiting a salon- tarina and Karen Allen have redeemed salons for me in just one visit! It’s like going to a spa and a salon in one! Ten/ten, must do again!