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I finally made an appointment recently after receiving a $65 gift certificate from the hubby. I bitched and moaned after calling Sunday and Monday, not reaching ANYONE. Come to find out, they are closed both days and I somehow neglected to see that when I looked up their hours online. Yes, I am an airhead. I do think it is annoying that their voicemail directs you to their website for hours, though.
Anyways, one of the girls actually responded to my voicemail and called me back to schedule an appointment. Seriously? Someone actually called back? Major kudos in my book, and then they were able to take me in the afternoon/evening, which made me very happy.
I was almost 15 minutes late to my appointment because the address on my gift certificate was their old location, so be aware that they are at Central and south of Virginia, not closer to Indian School. The girl working on my hair was Miranda. I opted for the shampoo, cut and style ($60). If I recall correctly, they do a scalp massage with every haircut and Miranda also gave me a hand massage, but I don’t remember if that is also with the cut or part of the shampoo.
I had Miranda trim my hair, clean up my layers and blow dry my hair straight (I have curly hair). My hair looks amazing and is silky soft. Yes, I could be in a hair commercial right now with my hair bouncing around my face. I thought Miranda was great and we had good conversation. I thought, Whoa, she could actually be my friend! She must have wooed me with her stylist charms. No, but seriously, this place was very chill, employees seemed happy to work there and very welcoming of the customers.
I guess $60 may seem expensive to some, but I felt like you got alot for it. I couldn’t do this every month, but could be persuaded to visit Ide Mania every three months. That seems more reasonable, right? What was cool, too, was that they let me use the remaining $5 on the gift certificate toward Miranda’s tip, so I gave the rest in cash. The parking situation could be a little awkward, but I didn’t have any issues. I haven’t really been to any other salons (for hair), but as far as I’m concerned, I don’t need to. Hubby can continue sending me to this place!
Ide Mania is located at 2501 N. Central Ave. in Midtown (light rail at Encanto Station) — 602.265.3880
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