Walking into the salon was amazing. Everything was clean and eye-opening. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and with a smile... When I first met the colorist, Ana, she seemed very professional and ready to get to work. I explained what I had envisioned and it was as if she knew exactly what I pictured in my head. When I was brought back to the shampoo bowl, I have to admit I was nervous to see what it was like with a new colorist. Afterwards Gwen had taken me for my haircut and I was really looking for something new. After her blowdry I never thought I could be happier with anything in my life. THe color was perfect, as well as the cut. I would recommend this salon to everyone.
Having looked like I was spit out from a tornado (after frying my hair with a bad, bad perm) I found myself walking into Bearj Antonio Salon with a look that would make the Wicked Witch of the West look like a Ms. USA contestant, this plus a severely depressed state of mind.
Being a business professional in the area of sales and marketing, there is nothing worse than a frizzy, over processed head of hair, especially when it comes to making a first impression with a potential client. No power suit or pretty manicure can distract from a really, really bad hairdo! In my case, a look of a scarecrow: a dried, frizzy mess.
Bearj Antonio is a patient man and very educated when it comes to hair. He likes bringing out the beauty in his clients; this is obvious in the finished results! Upon my arrival, Bearj made me feel much better about my "harried" situation, and instructed me on ways to keep my hair conditioned in its scary state, managing to salvage my hair rather than lop it off into a Susan Powter (Circa 1990) nightmare!
The staff at Bearj Antonio Salon and Spa are friendly and non-pretentious. For a suburban hair salon, this is a welcoming aspect rather uncommon in the industry. The salon aesthetics (bright orange walls) and contemporary work stations create an upscale salon feel, yet the price of a hair cut is reasonable and won't leave you clicking your red, high-heels, wishing you could go back in time: to another salon!
Bearj also markets his own hair product line, Fabulous which lives up to its name. Ever since my first experience with this product, it is all I have used since! Between the fantastic services offered, kind customer care and products, Bearj Antonio Salon and Spa is truly the "Ruby Slipper" of the Northwest Suburbs and my top recommendation for anyone looking for a simple hair cut to an entirely brand new look!
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