I've been to Premiere Salon a few times now and I think I will find another location for my cut/color needs. I typically use Aveda salons because I know their stylists are required to be up to date on trends and techniques. But spending nearly $250 on a cut and color to leave looking almost exactly the same is not something I feel good about.
To be fair, my stylist was very kind, professional and we both can testify that cut and coloring hair is time consuming. She didn't seem to rush through it. She listened to what I wanted and talked me through ways that I can get what I want.
I brought in a photo of the cut and color of what I was looking for. I made sure to take the time to find a photo of 1) my hair type and 2) my natural hair color. I understand that expecting my hair to be thick and curly when it is thin an wavy would be setting myself up for disappointment, so I wanted to bring in an image that I knew the results of cutting and coloring would be attainable. I wanted a long bob with some summery blond balayage.
My hair needed about a half inch cleaned up in the front, with texture and height added in the back, and we needed to get it balayaged. The balayage took an hour, as expected. My stylist took her time, painted my hair, and kindly chatted with me the whole time.
Long story short, after two hours, colored, cut, and sent on my way not one person (including myself) would have known I had spent $235 on a haircut and time-consuming coloring. My balayage is so close to the color of my natural hair that it looks boring. I am a bit disappointed. I wanted to have a fresh look for the summer so that my naturally wavy hair can look effortlessly beautiful. The first time I had visited Premiere Salon, I was able to attain that. But the second time was a little less exciting, and this time around I am looking for a new salon to redo both my cut and color.
I wish I had found my go-to studio in town, but I can see why this location is hardly busy.