Heaven. I always think it's a shame that people only write long, well constructed reviews when they had a bad experience. As if no one has a Mark Twain moment unless someone dropped a band-aid in their soup. I shall remedy that now.
Listen, I have been treating my luxurious mane to salon cuts since I was old enough to realize a bowl and my mother (love her to death) was no way to treat something as precious and fleeting as one's follicles.
Prior to meeting Heaven and Dino's, I had been a regular at no less than 4 other places. Don't get me wrong, nothing vitriolic to say about the other salons or stylists, but they PALE in comparison to what I have now. It actually feels I have always been a client here, always had my hair done by Heaven. Is that weird? Yea, maybe it is haha, but I can say it's honestly how I feel. There is ingratiating yourself to someone you provide a service for, and there is genuinely caring. Heaven is affable by nature so I'm sure she'd be kind to anyone, but the fact is she wants there to be an intimacy with everyone she takes care of. She demands it. She doesn't have an off day. She doesn't make excuses, she just delivers a full experience. I don't drive 45 minutes (I moved) to keep her JUST because she cuts amazing hair. I mean she does, good Lord above she does, but I'm not naive enough to believe I couldn't find that 5 minutes from me. I drive because I feel like she has a unique role in my life. My hair is important to me and once a month she takes care of that and we talk about life. It's simple, it's beautiful, it's better than it probably should be. If you are looking for a new stylist I can swear you won't be disappointed. Selfishly I don't want her book to get any bigger for my own appointments. But in reality I want it to continue to flourish until I have to book 3 months in advance like a French restaurant, walking around shaggy like I'm about to solve a mystery, because she deserves it. She's that good.
As far as Dino is concerned, I don't know if I need to go further than Heaven is working there. Whether she was always this good and trusts them with her craft, or they helped shape her into this phenom (probably a blend), in my book they are incredible by association. Also the facility in Crocker Park is very well kept and they do amazing reminder services for appointments. Rating: 5 stars, 10 stars, all the stars! They're allstars :D Anywho, hopefully this reads as I intended it, straight from my gut. The only thing that could make me change stylists is if Heaven pulled an early LeBron and took her talents to South Beach. Even then, I have some miles accrued......