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Best Hair Salon Orange County 2008 - Split Ends

Split Ends

Split Ends

765 St. Clair St.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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You can tell from the minute you try your damnedest to find a parking space in the tiny, tiny lot that this place is going to be as hip as the clientele. And it is. But not pretentiously so. As soon as you walk into the always-cool all-white interior (with splashes of red), the gals there will greet you and gladly offer you something to drink—beer, soda, water? There are a couple of laptops with which to surf the Web if you've got some time to kill, but these guys are alarmingly on-time. Cool (ex/in)terior aside, what's really cool is that as soon as you speak to the stylists about what you want, they'll understand and do it—but make it look even better than you imagined.

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I have really dry and damaged hair. It is always getting tangled with itself because of the split-ends, and it feels brittle.

I have been looking for a good leave-in conditioner for awhile now. I've tried many different brands. Many left my hair stiff, like styling gel, while others left it greasy, and some just didn't seem to do anything at all.

A couple of months ago I decided to try bottle of Shielo's Antioxidant Leave in Protectant, because the stylist at an expensive salon in NYC recommended it. I thought "why not?"

Before I go into further detail, let me explain my hair more. It is on the longer side, straight, very fine, and color treated. I just wanted to give more info since different hair types might have different results. What works for my straight hair might not work as well for curly hair, and so forth.

The first day I used it I combed it into my towel dried hair, giving the ends of my hair a little extra. The first thing I noticed was that the product wasn't really sticky like many of the other products I have tried, which is great. It also has a very nice scent. Once my hair had dried it was noticeably silkier, smoother, and tangle free! The scent lingered all day.

I have continued to use the product everyday for the past two months. There has been visible improvement in my hair. It isn't as dry anymore, the split-ends haven't gotten worse, and my hair has more shine. Overall, it just looks and feels much healthier.


I was told on the phone that there was a experienced assistant who was as good as the main stylist but would take a LITTLE bit longer. I was greeted with a nice smile by the assistant as well as one of the stylists. I was told I can share the pic I brought of the style I wanted. Soon I was told by another stylist that they didn't work with pics. Then I was told color was going to be done 1st. But the cut was done 1st. Then it took way too long to get my cut.... "Then color time came around and suggested to put just couple strands of color (2 foils) in my hair. I asked for just this there won't be a full charge for just 2 foils correct? Then the manager and the assistant quoted, "Oh no, just about $10". Then the manager was called outside and came back and said it would be $30 plus the hair cut price. Now I'm not complaining about the price, I'm just sharing the unstableness and the uncertainty of this whole experience. Everything I was told from the start was not what happened....I've paid over $400 to get my hair cut and colored in LA so it's not about the money. It's about feeling good when going in a new salon and leaving the salon. The assistant is super nice so it's not about who did my hair. It's about being sincere and honest to clients. It is the teachers responsibility to have the assistant do a good job, not the clients to have to make up for the loss time and effort. Otherwise, the talents are there and they know how to cut. This just happened to be my experience unluckily.