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By: Richard G.
Ethan Monroe Salons
First. Many have told this old man does not understand the concept of texting. To deliver a short and concise message. I write novels so here is "War and Peace" in the form of praise. I'm an almost sixty year old man with health issues. Some minor and some major. I decided to work on my bucket list. As the poet said "I will not go quietly into the night". I've been skydiving seven times leading up to my dream of doing a HALO jump (high altitude, low oxygen) in less than two weeks in Memphis. I also decided to grow my hair long. Now I grew a full beard at the age of 13 and it grew in gray. My poor mother hated it but it did get me into most of the liquor stores in Tulsa. My grandfather had a beautiful head of silver hair. Always prayed mine would look like that. But time is no longer my friend so thats another thing on my bucket list I wanted to achieve. I searched on YELP for the best salon in Tulsa and found Ethan Monroe Studios. I called and spoke with Rachel ( a bright ray of sunshine ) and explained my desires. Many singers in my time were dubbed "the silver fox". I'm a pragmatic realist. I do not consider myself a handsome man nor even claim average. But I'm prettier than a stick in mud so I told her if I could achieve "the silver Platypus " look I'd be very happy. Yesterday I had my appointment and will admit several times I started to stop and go home. I wasn't just stepping out of my comfort zone. I was pole vaulting out of it. I had truly the honor and privilege of my "case" being handled by Ethan himself. First the location of the salon is perfect. Easy access to main roads and I44. When you enter the salon you can tell much thought went into details. Soft colors and smooth straight lines. Not minimalist nor ostentatious but the perfect blend to enhance comfort. The staff are all warm and welcoming in attitude and you truly feel like your in a family environment - without the dysfunction! Mr. Monroe has made sure to surround himself with like minded artist whose individuality and creative talents are encouraged and nurtured. And they are artist in their own right. Having been a Comercial art major but switching to health care I do understand. Each "individual " who comes through the door presents a different canvas with its own complexities. Quantity, texture, damage. Numerous factors apply coupled with the desire of the patron. So they are artist in their own right with each bringing their own specialty to the table. If you seek a "cookie cutter" approach to your hair this may not be for you. Each stylist wants you to leave happy. With a little added pep in your step and they would rather do 5 or 6 fantastic jobs than churn out 20 avarage ones. While there I saw an eclectic blend of customers come and go. From a power walking grandmother with beautiful white hair getting a "tune-up". Business men sprucing up an already polished look to young females seeking change in both color and cut. Then the likes of me. I can now say as a man that I understand why women feel so much better after having left a beauty salon. The psychology involved but I never thought the phrase " I just came from the beauty salon" would pass my lips.My fairly long hair was medium brown with a little gray. I had no idea of the process - just the prayed for outcome. Will admit after the "lightening process" that I was scared. At best I looked like in my mind like a very ugly French assassin. Now my fear was after the silver coloring was done I'd leave looking like Colonel Sanders. My mind was put at ease. No rush was put on my care. In fact a scheduled 2 hour appointment turned into almost 4 hours. Ethan insisted it be nothing short of excellent. And it is!Pricing is competitive and you most definitely get your money's worth and more. Must say I went in a very apprehensive old man and left feeling absolutely great. While in my mind I'm not "the silver fox", neither am I "the silver Platypus ". I'd say more a "silver honey badger"
By: Alicia M.
Aura Of Beauty
Mychelle Tulk is without a doubt the best permanent makeup artist around! Mychelle is very talented, professional and truly the best. She is very knowledgeable and works very hard to make sure everyone gets the results they expect. I did a lot of research before deciding to have permanent make up done, it was not something I did without serious thought. I read all I could about procedures and techniques before choosing Mychelle. When I found her website and began reading there was no doubt I would not have anyone else do my makeup. Because I wanted it to look natural not like a tattoo and I wanted it to be perfect we drove from Illinois to Tulsa to have Mychelle do my makeup. The procedure because of Mychelle's talent and knowledge was flawless. The experience was stress free and excellent. I would recommend her to anyone who wants permanent makeup she is absolutely the only person I would ever have do it! I am actually taking a friend to her next month because she loved mine so much she wanted her done too!
By: lancegarcia
After my military style barber retired I was left with a dilemma of finding the perfect haircut. After a very bad experience with supercuts,I knew there had to be an alternative out there. Little did I know what I was in for as I arrived at knockouts Tulsa. I was soon introduced with a free drink and to my new "angel" stylist. Her name is Shanna and a far cry from my former burly barber. I never knew it was possible to have such great service. Her attention to detail was amazing and her professionalism was top notch. She educated me on new salon products that have Influence my family's hair care in a dramatic way. I love the tea tree oil products. I left feeling relaxed and with a hop in my step I've never experienced. I can't wait for my next appointment with Shanna in 2 weeks. If I can wait that long. Thank you Knockouts Tulsa!!!!!!
By: Randy W.
SKVK Construction & Roofing, llc
During the first half of 2016, this company did three jobs for me. One was a 9,500 SF commercial building with a flat tar & gravel roof. SKVK recommended a complete tear off a replacement with a TPO roof. The second was a 10,200 SF commercial building with a metal roof. SKVK recommended a complete tear off and replacement with a heaver gauge metal sheet roof. Both commercial jobs were in the 61st & Garnette area of Tulsa. The third job was my home in Owasso. SKVK recommended a complete tear off and replacement with a top quality Heritage shingle. The workmanship was top notch, the job sites were kept clean. The jobs were completed quickly and on time. The communication was excellent and the price was VERY Competitive. Based on my experience, I would recommend SKVK to anyone desiring a cost effective and hassle free contractor experience.
By: sandi.clugston
Serenity An Aveda Day Spa
I am the owner of Serenity Spa and would like to respond to the review you wrote about my business. First,I would like to saythat I have over 30 years of practical experience and am 3 rd generation in the beauty Industry. I am a highly trained in my field. I would like to clarify that you did not have anappointment at my business at any time. Why you wrote a review on a business that you have never patronized is wrong. You do not have the right to post negative comments and abusive reviews about people with no cause. It is slanderous and wrong. You have not been truthful in your review of my business. If you should ever have the oppurtunity to OWN a business, you will understand the injustice you have dealt to me.I would respectfully ask everyone who reads your review to disregard it.
By: Jenks R.
Monkey Bizness
I used to get my hair cut by Carmelita at Monkey Bizness on a regular basis. She did a great job with cut and color, but at each appointment she would run farther and farther behind. She would tell me to go check out some of the shops in the complex they're in while she finished up. Once I waited 40 minutes! She didn't show up for our last appointment and no one could supposedly get ahold of her. She didn't bother to call me to let me know she was running late or wasn't coming in, which was a big waste of my time and gas, not to mention it was storming like crazy that morning. She never bothered to call me back to apologize or to reschedule, so needless to say I found someone else who is a lot more considerate and on time.
By: P. S.
Raw Elements Salon
I go to Nicole who is just awesome when it comes to cutting hair and my color. I am very very picky about who cuts and colors my hair, too. She is young but amazing. I am not familiar with the other stylists but they all seem to be very good and definitely know what they are doing. I also like both Bumble & Bumble and Aveda products which is also a plus. They do whatever they need to do in order to make sure that you have a nice and relaxing experience while you are there. Their prices are comparable to any other good salon in town. You definitely get what you pay for at this one. They also have different levels of stylists to choose from too. I would highly recommend this location.
By: Dp R.
Motel 6
The is by far the cleanest hotel I have stayed at in some time. In spite of the age of the property, the rooms were sparkling clean and well maintained. Even the elevator was clean! The bed linens even still smelled freshly washed - which you would expect, but rarely find. Both the check-in and morning check out staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was basic. A decent value for the price. Any restaurants or c-stores for quick shopping are about a mile away. Very, very quiet, even though it was in an industrial/sports park area. Easy access, and for a nice change, parking spots marked wide enough to open the doors on average vehicles so you can load/unload to go in and out!
By: hydemidnite
Locks Brookside Salon
Lindsay has been doing my hair for many years for a reason! I trust no one else to do my color and highlights. I even scheduled my appointments out every 8 weeks for an entire year while she was living in NYC and traveling back to Tulsa to take clients! I'm soooo happy she is back in Tulsa so I can sneak in for a quick blow dry or weekend updo. The salon is new and I love the atmosphere. Its chic, modern, and I love all the stylists too! Only thing is, they don't have a salon phone, so I contact her via her cell 918-813-1110...but I love that I can text her and avoid frustrating phone tag. Tell her Khloe referred you for 25% off your entire service!
By: Jay R.
SkyWater Massage
I moved to Tulsa in 2008 and have tried to find a massage therapist as I had out of state that understood the techniques of deep tissue massage. I tried 4 different massage therapist in Tulsa and while all 4 were good, nobody stood out as a "WOW" Moment! So glad I met Johnny, comfortable studio, nice relaxing music, peaceful.... Johnny is Awesome as a Person and the BEST in Tulsa in regards to understanding the body, while giving a TERRIFIC Deep Tissue massage! I gave my massage therapist a 10 when I lived out of state. I will give Johnny a "10" as well. I have told everyone about Johnny at SkyWater Massage
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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