This past weekend I decided to search Groupon for a good deal to get my hair done. I know what you’re thinking, this could have gone HORRIBLY wrong but, as someone who was a licensed cosmetologist in NY, I know that hair grows and can always be fixed (Almost always)
I came across Prima Dona Salon close to where I live in Boynton Beach and I was pleasantly surprised. The ad was for partial highlights and a haircut all for $70.00. At first, I thought, this is too good to be true but, I really needed it done. I was also being impulsive and I wanted an appointment within that day or the next day.
Margarita Frias is the hairstylist and she rents a chair in Hair Divine which was very clean, welcoming, and by looking around had lots of happy clients.
Margarita started off by welcoming me as I walked into the salon and explained she would be with me shortly. You could tell this woman was respected and is passionate about her work by the way she interacted with her clients and other stylists. Once my appointment started, she sat me down and we went over what I wanted. I explained I didn’t want a hair cut and requested some low lights in place of this. Usually, when getting a Groupon, there aren’t any exchanges. You either get what’s on Groupon and anything extra would simply be extra. Margarita was nice enough to honor the same price and I was extremely grateful. As we had the initial conversation about expectations, color tone, etc, she made sure she truly knew what I wanted. I showed her pictures and she reiterated back to me what she saw in the picture to make sure we both were on the same page. Most stylists/colorists would look at the picture and get started.
Margarita wasn’t messy with her color and I love how traditional she was with her placement. This was similar to what I was taught in school and honestly, Florida beauticians scare me the way they highlight. She took her time and went back to back highlight and lowlight. At the end, after she washed, she even added extra color to the part that wasn’t highlighted or lowlighted so everything matched and honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference. The color tone was exactly how I wanted, the size, the placement, and all the while was extremely professional.
When I walked in my hair was a washed-out brassy yellow. I had hot pieces from the last time I had it highlighted and the tone was really off and unnatural looking. Margarita truly made me feel so good about myself after I left. I couldn’t be happier.
After all was said and done, I messaged her thanking her for the beautiful color she created and asked how much it would be the next time I came in. Even after the Groupon her pricing was extremely affordable and I will be seeing her on a regular basis. Thank you again, Margarita, for making me feel good about my hair again!
For anyone who is interested, you can reach her on her cell at 305-494-2441 or email her at Anarquis81@aol.com. If you see her, tell her Angie say’s hi!