09/17/2013
By: mitzyscorner
Extensions of Yourself
Honestly, Melissa changed by life. I am so indebted to her. I am in my 40s, and have super fine hair, that began thinning at the crown 13 years ago after the birth of my child. I have spent over a decade battling it. I have had every blood test known to man. In sum, it’s heredity, and a hormone imbalance that only menopause will cure. Even so, I’ve tried everything. oils, vitamins, massage, Nioxin, Minoxidil, bio-identicals, Rx meds. I spent a fortune, with no results. The older I got, the more it damaged my self-esteem. When I looked down, or when you stand or sit behind me, you could see my scalp and thin patches. I became a master of concealment. The side part, strategic hairspray, hair fibers, hair pieces. Clip ins that hurt like heck and damaged my hair further. It was exhausting, sad, and so time consuming!Finally, I gave up. I started looking into extensions. Honestly, I was very skeptical. The last thing I wanted was to further my hair loss with “friction alopecia.” I researched nearly all extension stylists in SA. I eliminated the “jack of all, master of none” or one’s that are self-declared specialists who trained via YouTube. I was almost ready to give up. And then I came across “Extensions of Yourself” and Melissa. What a difference! First of all, Melissa is an educated, certified specialist, trained in a variety of methods, has seen it all, & knows her stuff. And it is quite clear that her goal is to help people, not make $. Her compassion is obvious as is her sensitivity to emotions surrounding hair loss. She truly understands what it is like to feel embarrassed about hair. I’ve never met anyone who “gets it” the way she does. In a free consultation, she carefully goes over your options, the prices, and what type of service will best fit your life style. There is no hard sell. She was honest and explained to me that HairDreams extensions can be reused two times, so you don’t have to buy new extensions in 6 months. But others, like Great Lengths, are used once and that’s it, you have to pay for both labor, and new extensions every 6 months or so. Her point was: you can opt for cheaper extensions, but it is false economy if you plan on keeping them longterm. I had been to countless salons that pushed the lower end extensions, fully aware that it means more $$$ for them. After the consult, Melissa encouraged me to think about it for awhile, even when I was ready to whip out my checkbook that very moment! So, I took my time. The cost was reasonable and under market for SA, far less than most salons. I added up all the money I spent on products, the time, the emotional toll it was taking. Two weeks later, I set up my appointment. The hair salon is intimate. You get personal attention without having to deal with the group of gossiping women. It is just you, and Melissa. The process took about 6 hours. I am hyperactive -- but somehow the time flew by. Melissa she puts earbuds in, and listens to music, leaving you free to work on a laptop (free wifi!), read, or whatever. She doesn’t waste your time taking personal calls, texting, or gossiping with other stylists. When she was done, I didn’t even recognize myself. I knew I’d feel better, but I didn’t imagine how much decent hair could improve appearance, and in turn---confidence!   It is weird, but having normal hair, can make all your other features look better as well. My natural thin hair emphasized any flaw in my skin, All in all, it has been a life-changing, wonderful experience with Extensions of Yourself. I told Melissa, “I think I will die with my hair extensions in” and I meant it. I could never go back to the struggle I had before I met Melissa. She is truly a blessing. I will be a lifelong client.
06/05/2017
By: doggiebeach
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Chang's has been my favorite restaurant BY FAR for years, but the company has a serious problem they need to address because the theme is consistent in online reviews: CONSISTENCY!!! It used to be that maybe one in ten visits to a Chang's was somewhat disappointing, but now it's 50/50 at best! To help ensure I don't have to write a bad review (because I love the company!) I asked my server (who was great) to make sure the chef knew I was a nationwide Chang's customer and that my Mongolian Beef was crispy. I'm sure the server did because he was very good otherwise. What did I get? Not only a dish that was less crispy than normal, but one that was not crispy AT ALL and also undercooked!!! P.F. Changs corporate are you listening?? Your customer base is writing bad reviews everywhere not because they don't like you but because they are tired of being disappointed after you've served them food they WANT to return to buy and instead get something that isn't as good as the frozen version at Wal Mart for $7.50 and that ISN'T sarcasm, at this point the frozen spicy chicken or sweet & sour chicken is a somewhat overpriced but tasty consistent deal and going for the REAL THING is a rip off!!!. I never send food back, and of course didn't this time, but I'm done now after eating countless entrees that were not correctly prepared (been to about 14 locations numerous times so I have an idea of what is correct). From now on it's going back and if it's not right again I walk out and write another review stating such until Chang's gets its act together or I give up on them :(----------------------------------------------------Update: I returned twice (so far) to give this location a chance at redemption after serving me nearly raw Mongolian Beef a few days earlier (that's not very crispy!), and the visit went much better. The Sesame Chicken was prepared well, although a couple times at other locations I've had it where the corners are bordering crispy like the Mongolian Beef and out of this world!) and tasted as good as it looked. The server was a young girl who leaves plenty to be desired but did an OK job (I won't be too hard because they have been slammed all holiday week and maybe she is burned out). On my next visit I got the Kung Pao Scallops and asked for them to be well cooked and they came out just fine. The real star of this visit however was a server named Mandy, a young girl who told me she has ample experience in hospitality and it shows, however, her personality is what is important and she was so pleasant and attentive that I wrote an email to Chang's corporate to make sure she is recognized and her management takes good care of her because she knows how to do the job unlike so many of the bozos we see in the world today who should not even think about working in hospitality. I've had better Chang's food, but Mandy pulled the rating right up to a 5.
02/18/2009
By: felipe50
Pecan Grill
This is a Restaurant you must check out for yourself & please enter your own opinion! The food is excellent. The decor is elegant & with soft music in the background. The staff & owners take personal pride in cleanliness & attentiveness! The pricing is very reasonable in comparison to the better high class restaurants. Okay, the food is awesome! This establishment specializes in Mexican Cuisine but also produces some mouth watering additional dishes to tantalize your taste buds! Speaking for the "Menu" items Dinner for one person meal is under $8.00 plus drink, tax & tip. They have Grilled items such as Alambres, Pollo a la Parrilla & Southwest Chicken! Under Non-Grilled they offer Chile Relleno, Enchiladas even Puffy Tacos! They have much more plus the Children's Meals are $4.25. They always have additional dishes list on a board when you come in that are priced accordingly. They just had a Valentine's Day Dinner that was $15.99 plus drink, tax & tip! You should have been there! The presentation was utterly awesome!!!!!!! You had a choice of either, Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, 10oz. Rib-Eye Steak or Breaded Stuffed ChickenBreast! Served with vegetables, potatoes, roll, self-served soup and salad, plus one complimentary Dessert! Everything was fantastic according to the customers! What did I have? My favorite Prime Rib, "Oh so good; Oh so tender; Oh so flavorful!" Plus the presentation was "Out of this world!" The self-serve area was also presented with professionalism! They did not miss a beat in perfection! No reservations were required and they was no pushing and shoving! The flow was constant and no one had to wait for seating! Outstanding job goes to Ted & Vandora Chapa, (Owners), and their mighty staff of professional people! Now back to business as usual, you can eat lunch for under $7.00 plus drink, tax & tip! This IS truly a place you need to check out! By the way they can also accommodate Luncheons, Dinner groups, Church groups including Private Buffets! Oh before I forget try their "Fresh Lemonade" you will want more!
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10/07/2016
By: Elizabeth k. H.
House of Styles
I had my first appointment with this salon. The staff is very friendly and the place was clean and stylish. I went in a couple of days in advance to ask questions and was quoted $60 for a conditioning treatment, which would drop to $35 if you included hair color. I made the mistake of not getting a firm answer of how much for a haircut. I have mixed textured curly hair that is slightly shorter than shoulder length. I was assured that they have experience with my hair type. The day of my appointment, I was seen promptly and offered a beverage and snack. My stylist gave me 100% of her attention and answered what questions I had. These are the sweetest ladies you'll meet. The conditioning treatment for my hair was beyond what I have expected. My stylist then spent time giving me a wet cut, straightening my hair, and a dry cut followed. She did a magnificent job at taking away the split ends and giving my hair a healthy look. At the end, my hair was only straightened and not styled as discussed prior to drying. I also asked for a product to help prevent frizz, to which one was applied. The cost of what I requested: shampoo, conditioning treatment, cut, and straightening with a flat iron was $130. I inquired about the breakdown of my cost and was informed the conditioning treatment was $65 and the haircut was $65. I left the salon to another indoor location and my hair was frizzy in 15 minutes. My experience was not horrible but I cannot say it was the best. This is the most I have ever paid for these specific services, ever. I enjoy the feel of my hair and it appears to be healthier but I left there without a style and frizz that followed shortly after.
02/04/2015
By: Jamie Z.
The Artistry Company
This experience is not what I expected with the private, small studio. But when Carrie gets ahold of you its awesome. She is extremely artistic when applying makeup so she looks at your face like it is a canvas and begins her work. She gets really involved and does what you want her to do. The thing that I loved about it is that I still didn't even know for sure (after two separate trials) on the wedding day what I wanted done with my hair. I couldn't decide. So Carrie took over and began working my hair into whatever she was doing and when I turned around I fell in love! I hadn't seen anything that looked like that on pinterest or google and it was perfect for me and my face. I even changed things about how I wanted my makeup from the last two times I had been with her and she did whatever I asked and never seemed annoyed with me and my indecisiveness. She was so sweet towards my 5 year old sister and gave her a little bit of sparkle too! She worked with all of my girls with her other team members and had patience and endurance for they were there longer than they intended. I was appreciative of her and her team for staying to do touch ups for after the ceremony as well. I really couldn't have been happier with such a passionate person working with me and remaining calm while I couldn't make a decision to save my life. Just let her be her and she will let you be you. She truly is an artist :) and I grew fond of her soft spirit and her loving nature. Thank you Ms. Von Loudon for making me feel like the princess I was afraid I wouldn't be able to feel like due to my inability to make a decision!
03/29/2013
By: cwashington83
AVALON Hair Design
I always bring my friends who are in need of a haircut/hairdo to this salon. I've always spoken so highly of Avalon because of all the services they provide. I'm always offered a beverage of choice and treated with dignity and respect by the staff. The customers at this establishment are always pleasant. Booking an appointment is so easy. I come here for Denise because I've established a loyal relationship with her. She is very knowledgeable and I have never left disappointed. My best friend who is in the military came to Denise with damaged and dry hair. With Denise's recommendations, my best friend was extremely satisfied with her now shiny and healthy looking do. As for myself, Denise always does a great cut and color, she listens- and I trust her. Most of all, she's very knowledgeable. I came in with a dry scalp, she treated my hair, and gave me invaluable tips... I woke up this morning with a calm/moisturized scalp, YAYYY!!!Bottom line, Avalon Salon is great. Denise is great, the manager has consistently been welcoming of customers, and the staff have always been wonderful.
01/26/2017
By: Rebbe S.
Sumo Japanese Steakhouse
My husband and I had purchased a groupon to try this restaurant out since we hadn't been before. We were in the medical center and had to kill a few hours between appointments and made a reservation for dinner. We LOVED it! Both of us have eaten at hibachi grills before but our chef Tommy really amped up the atmosphere. In addition to the hibachi "tricks" throughout the meal, he was a riot! He kept us laughing and entertained the whole time. In addition, he really took his time with our food and it was fabulous. My chicken was juicy and delicious and my husbands filet was as smooth as butter. We also had the trio appetizer, that was tasty!! Our waitress Celsa was very friendly and accommodating. Her service was prompt and she happily answered any questions we had. I was pleased to see the manager traveling around to various tables, making sure everyone had an excellent experience and meal, and really taking charge of customer satisfaction. Needless to say, we were pleased, and would without a doubt return and recommend this place to others.
07/18/2012
By: mickvero
Peng's Chinatown Chinese
I have to agree the food from Peng's is very good but the men in the kitchen (including Jenny's husband) are not very clean. I worked at Peng's for a while and could not believe some of the things the cooks did back there like smoking while cooking the food, dropping food on the floor and still using it. There were always rat droppings in the storage room and when Jenny did have the exterminator come she never closed the next day although she knew there were gonna be roaches everywhere. There was 1 day I was so embarrased because a table of 3 women walked out without paying because a big roach was on their table while they were eating, plus there were roaches on the blinds and some crawling on the floor and all Jenny said was "Just pick em up with a napkin and throw em away". People always complained about the taste of the iced tea and that is because they do not use a tea machine, instead they put the tea bags in a bucket with hot tap water and let them sit in the freezer.
02/06/2015
By: Bonny C.
Salon De Frisk
When I met Laura I had already had permanent makeup done on my lips and eye brows. The previous makeup artist had tattooed my lips dark red and had tattooed my eyebrows uneven. I looked terrible and my self esteem was horribly low. I looked for every solution possible from wrecking ball to lasers. After one treatment with Laura my lips were lightened to a pink tone. After my third treatment they were a perfect light mauve pink. My original reason for getting my lips done was that I have very thin lips. Laura was able to make it look like my top lip didn't disappear when I smiled. It looks natural too which is great because My fiancé doesn't like the look of makeup and being active duty military I can't have the look of excessive makeup. She was able to even my eyebrows as well. I was on the verge of tears after my appointment with her. I am very particular about how I like my makeup done and Laura worked with me until I was satisfied. -Bonny
05/02/2013
By: elizmorse66
Beauty Storm Salon
I had the best experience getting full highlights at Beauty Storm with Cindy! Normally, I dread going to new stylists because my hair is “problematic”. It’s long, curly, dry, and very thick. Usually stylists have a very hard time working with it and I rarely get what I asked for. But I went in last week for a free consultation with pictures and Cindy really put my mind at ease. Today my appointment ran long (hours) but that being said, I do have a ton of hair. Frankly, I’m happy/relieved that she took her time and did a good job instead of rushing or half-assing the job! And my hair came out perfect. It was exactly what I wanted, and I can’t see myself going anywhere else now. And here is the best part: her prices were incredibly reasonable. I’ve paid over $300 for full highlights before at Ulta salon, and usually mom and pop salons charge at least $200. Cindy charged way less than that. Ladies, if you are looking for a new stylist, look no further!
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