Hair stylists have their work cut out for them (no pun intended); if a makeup artist makes a mistake, he or she can hit the rewind button, and apply a quick fix. However, if a hair stylist makes a mistake on a client's sought after blow out or up-do (or worse, color), trust me; it's one they'll remember for life. I don't often take to the digital pages of Style Republic Magazine to write from a first-person perspective (as my opinions tend to be strong ones). However, as one of the many females who endures a life-long battle with their hair, I felt it necessary to pipe up and sing endless praise to the team at Suki's Hair Salon regarding my recent (and first) visit.
To be clear, I don't throw that term, "best," around lightly; especially when it comes to the roof under which I trust an individual other than myself with my hair. To give you a bit of background, I am half Jamaican (and half polish); which means that God has blessed me with very thick hair. Fun fact: I dread trips to the hair salon. Not because I hate having my hair washed (that scalp massage is heavenly), but because only someone who has been dealing with my hair type for twenty-something years (me) could even begin to understand how to manage it. Ladies and gentlemen, if you have any curl or texture in your hair, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Thus far, I have met a total of three (THREE!) hair stylists that I could come to expect nothing but perfect results from. Luckily for Suki's Hair Salon, one of those three is none other than their own Senior Stylist, Katie Lee.
After perusing the abundant collection of hair product at the front of the chic salon's interior, having my hair washed, conditioned, and put through an effective moisturizing treatment, I learned that Katie has been with Suki's for over nine years. While her nine years of experience at the salon made me gawk with amazement, the senior stylist is but a baby at the West Georgia Street location; some of her associates have been with the company for nearly twenty years.
But I digress. After ridding my hair of obvious stress caused by Vancouver's current humid climate, Katie pulled out a now must-have bottle of Shu Uemura Nourishing Hair Oil, and started styling. Believe me when I say, that Katie Lee is magic. I don't know how she did it, but when I left her chair, my hair smelled like roses, felt like butter, and all vanity aside... I looked like a rock star.
To be honest, I will probably refer every woman I encounter for the next few years to Suki's Hair Salon for three reasons: great service, great people, great results. Bottom line? They are the best.