09/10/2012Amaka's International Hair & Body Spa
This Salon is very innovative! They have a very relaxing motif. The staff is very friendly and efficient. In dealing with natural hair, it takes time and patience to give us clients the ultimate experience and outcome. I've been coming to this salon for years and the owner is very knowledgeable of natural and healthy hair. She makes sure her staff is very knowledgeable as well. Not all clients will be please as at times I've witnessed some who come in already having a bad day and would take their frustrations out on everyone, i've also witnessed clients who choose styles that aren't realistic for their length or hair type. Amaka's Stylist and staff work hard to please everyone who walks in the door. A year ago the owner had a vision of making the salon name a reality "international "...she wanted to be able to service all clients no matter the ethnicity. Companies such as GROUPON and Living Social have helped her to do so. Those were some of her toughest clients, some loved their experience and others complained about small things. The one thing I love about the owner is that she reads reviews and listens to client complaints and tries her best to fix it. I always have to remember myself that not all experiences from one time clients speak for the entire salon and it's mission. The owner, being a minority, a woman, and a small business owner and managing over 6 employees is doing awesome for someone who is also a wife and mother of two little ones.;) This Salon has been striving for over 6years and will continue to be there to service their clients and myself. Experience them for yourself;) I did! I will make sure I post this everywhere! I love this salon and spa!
I chose Tobacco Road Sports Café in Durham for my daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner a few weeks ago, and it turned out to be the perfect choice for this big event.Rommie and his staff more than exceeded my expectations in every way. They were easy to work with as I kept changing the details of the dinner during the many months of planning, and on the day of the dinner quickly made the necessary changes as the weather (ie: Tropical Storm Andrea) required the dinner to be moved from their outdoor patio to the interior banquet room.And the food was amazing!! Many, many, many compliments about how delicious everything was from the dinner guests. The wait staff kept things flowing at just the right pace, and treated us all like royalty. A splendid time was had by all!
I first have to say that Cyndi has been my hairdresser for almost 10 years now! I can't tell you how picky I can be sometimes... (not her easiest customer for sure). However, I know a talented, kind, friendly person when I meet him/her. I am also a small business owner. Cyndi is all that and extremely professional. In the ten years that I have known her, I could never imagine that she would ever insult a client or through them out of her salon. In my opinion, only because I know her character well, I would bet a $1,000 that the reviewer in 2010 was being a drama queen. Sorry, but Cyndi is all that you can ask for in a hairdresser and more. 10 stars go out to her, if I could!