How much do you pay for your haircuts? How about hair color? I’m used to paying $40 for haircuts, anywhere. As far as hair color, I haven’t had my hair dyed in so many years until the beginning of this year when I decided to go ombré. With my hair being so long, I forget how expensive getting hair color done. It’s so high maintenance being a woman!
Living in Vegas, you’d think it’d be easy finding a “good” salon. It’s really the opposite. I’m so used to getting my routine haircuts with Melinda at Lush Salon back in my hometown. She just knew exactly what I needed done without me having to say.
I’ve been on a hunt looking for salons with really good reviews here in Vegas. I know reviews and opinions are subjective, but they really do help influence my decision. Yelp is my best friend.
Last year, I went to Mosaic Salon in the Southeast side of town. I loved my haircut and especially love the place because they use Bumble & Bumble products. B&B has got to be one of my top fave hair products, especially the shampoos. Although I liked the place and said I’d go back, I found myself looking for other salons when the time came for me to get another cut. Ugh! I wish I just went back to Mosaic.
Out of impulse, I wanted to get my hair dyed. I wanted to go ombré. There is this salon that I always see when I am driving on Rainbow Blvd. The name is so catchy, Pigs & Pomps. Short for pigtails and pompadours. Reviews are mediocre, so I don’t know what brought me there. Damn that catchy name of theirs. My haircut sucked and my ombré was so bad, it just looked like I had outgrown months and months of roots. The thing is, I didn’t see the flaws until a few days after. I probably paid less than $100, which I thought I was getting a great deal. I guess you really do get what you pay for.
Just weeks after my Pigs & Pomps experience, Groupon was selling a Haircut, Hair Color and Treatment for $50 at Hotbox Salon. I immediately searched their reviews and reputation online. Sure enough, everything looked impressive. 4-5 stars with really good written reviews. Bought the groupon and made an appointment right away.
Luckily I was given an appointment with Amber. Not only is she super cool and sweet, she is talented. She went to a Paul Mitchell school, and also teaches. Of course my expectations were high, but she met them at the end of my first visit with her. Hotbox Salon is a very eccentric salon. The ladies are all friendly and they all seem to have great hair. I think that tells a lot about stylists. This salon offers you drinks before getting started. Not just water, but wine and sangria too.
The hair treatment I got here, I absolutely fell in love with the products. Moroccan Oil, where have you been all my life? Getting this treatment done at the salon once is about $25-50. I decided to just buy the products (about $60-80), so I can give myself the hair treatment at home. Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! My hair feels and looks – alive!! Even with the bleached ends.
My first visit at Hotbox, I had Amber fix my “ombré”. She lightened up the ends more, so this time it actually popped and looked ombré, rather than looking like I had really bad roots. I love salons that massages my head during the wash too. I knew I would be back! For sure this time.
Yesterday, I went back to get my ombré higher since it grew out a little. Since the last time I went I had the groupon voucher, this time I was a little blown away by the price. Remember I told you I haven’t gotten my hair dyed in so long and my hair is really long. Also, I just realize this place prices by the stylist’s rank. Since she went to a good school and teaches, she has to rank really high. I never asked how much because I have been so used to the $40 general price LOL.
My hair was a pretty penny, but it’s all worth it!!! $180, not down the drain, but to my hair. My everyday accessory! I also love my cut.