Ok let me just first say Charlene is an amazing stylist. My mom referred me to Charlene in mid 2012, and every time she's done my hair since then I have always been amazed with the results. After countless trips do different salons and stylists and always leaving disappointed or not having quite what I wanted, I can say with confidence that I have never left Charlene's with any kind of disappointment. I'm a client that always wants something different, (so far anything from ombre, dark hair, light hair, full highlights, glazes, long hair to a pixie cut, dark hair to platinum blonde), so I have seen first hand both how talented and versatile her work is. I have never been rushed, Charlene pays 100% attention to her clients and takes as much time as possible to work with me and my requests and ideas to make sure leave as happy as possible- and with my hair in the best condition possible (I’m a platinum blonde, with HEALTHY thick hair, and no more hair loss or breakage than with my natural brown color, that’s my experience though, platinum blonde isn’t always for every hair type.) My mom is also blonde, and was brought to a blonde shade by a very expensive stylist who was over-processing her hair horribly causing it to become brittle and break off. Ever since her first visit with Charlene, her hair has been restored to its 100% thickness (only 1.5 years later) while still maintaining her blonde color. She gets Keratin treatments 2-3 times a year, a process that I have heard a lot of mixed reviews about, but in my experience from watching my moms hair be restored, they have been nothing short of amazing. I should also add that I have seen Lauren’s work and it is gorgeous as well, and her men’s haircuts are fantastic (my dad is able to grow his out slightly without getting that ‘awkward’ look). Overall this salon definitely deserves 5+ stars, and I will remain a devoted client.
Do not be fooled by the exterior of this restaurant. Once through the doors, you will be warmly greeted, and made to feel as if you were family, or a regular. Every single dish we had was fantastic. The owner Al, and his partner Rico spoke with us at the end of the best meal I'd had in a long time. Their passion and enthusiasm easily explained why the entire experience was so wonderful. This new restaurant is owned and run by guys who know and love food, and the pleasure of having a great meal. It shows in everything they do. Nancy, who took care of us, anticipated every need, and is my new standard for waitstaff!