I love seeing brands evolve, so I was thrilled when I heard that Carol's Daughter was opening their own hair salons, integrated in some of their signature stores! After hearing the buzz from the opening of the Mirror Salon in Harlem, NY , I was so excited when I was invited to check out their salon for myself at the new Mirror Salon in Lenox Square Mall, right here in Atlanta!
I was warmly greeted at the front desk and escorted over to an informative presentation given by the masterminds behind the new salon concept: Robin Groover (founder of salon, Too Groovy) & Lisa Price (founder of Carol's Daughter). Lisa explained to me that over the years, they've had many educational demos about their product lines in their stores, so it was a natural progression for them to look into incorporating a salon in the store to really provide the in-depth hair education and styling that customers were looking for. To bring the salon concept into reality, Lisa decided to partner with Robin, who is superb when it comes to healthy hair education. If you've followed my hair journey for a while, you'll know that Robin has been my go-to stylist over the years and not only she is knowledgeable, but she is always eager to make sure her clients also understand how to properly take care of their hair as well.The salon's commitment to hair education is evident in the first service a client receives when they visit...a "True Reflection" consultation. In this interactive consultation, topics like hair texture and type are dicussed and 4 tests are done to determine the best treatment for their client. These tests include scalp analysis, a hair density evaluation, and hair porosity and elasticity tests. Robin stressed to me the importance of customized hair therapy, which is why this consultation is such an integral part of their process.
The salon offers a variety of services including cuts, color and detailed texture styles. With these services, they also offer specialized treatments including strand by strand conditioning and steam therapy.
The reason why they went with the name Mirror Salon is seen in the unique aspects of the salon - large mirrors above the shampoo bowl and in front of the styling chairs that allows you to observe every aspect of your hair care treatment at the salon! This is where my fun began...
My treatment started with a shampoo and scalp massage by Johnnie Mae, using the Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo. While I was in the shampoo bowl, Lisa announced she was leaving and I couldn't believe I had forgotten to take a picture with her. My hair was certainly a sudsy mess, so instead of me looking crazy with my hair out of water, Lisa decided we should use the oh so fabulous overhead mirrors to our advantage : )
After shampooing, my hair was conditioned with their Monoi Repairing Conditioner and I was put under the steamer for some serious steam therapy.
For styling, I sat in the chair of stylist, Krystia who is amazing with her detailed texture styling! For my style, she used Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter and also the new Monoi Repairing Anti-Breakage Spray.
And the final style!
Overall, I was really pleased with the service and the hair education provided at Mirror Salon! If you're looking for a salon that emphasizes healthy hair care for their clients, definitely stop by the new Mirror Salon!
For more information about Mirror Salon, click HERE
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