I met Gina socially and she invited me to her new spot at Cartel. I just recently had my 2nd daughter & my shoulder length hair was now not a priority (blow dry, straighten/curl, etc). I had wanted a modern bob but I didn't want to look like a "soccer mom." Unfortunately before seeing Gina I'd been to another salon where my hair was cut adequately but I wouldn't say it was styled. I felt it was still a bit too matronly. Jump ahead six weeks I was ready to let Gina take her turn on a cut and color to ramp up the edginess and eliminate the blah. Sure enough - she got it perfectly right! Nicely cut with a razor, which eliminated a lot of my thick hair weight/bulk, and warm brunette color to cover up those tell-all stray greys. I've received tons of compliments & I cant stop touching it. As a salon Cartel is large with lots of parking while being clean, modern and relaxing. I found the price to be very fair. I recommend Gina highly - I enjoyed Cartel - and I'll be back.
Dr. Kaura attended to my late grandmother in the last years of her life. According to my mother he did it with a lot of patience, sensitivity and a sense of humor. My grandma was a tough old broad & she deserved the best attention. When she became terminally ill it was Dr. Kaura's sound & sensitive advice kept us from prolonging her passing and made one that was dignified and peaceful. I'm glad he was there for my grandmother and my mom. Old school doctoring like this is not to be missed. Recommended.
My daughter comes here 3 days a week. She started coming her at only 10 weeks of age. Eliana is a wonderful provider who looks after her as if she were her own.
Since I moved from Southern CA to the Bay Area for work - I have no family here to help me with childcare for my infant daughter. As a first time mom I had to begin a very difficult search to find someone trustworthy & experienced to sit with her. I was blessed to meet Eliana. I had interviewed a few other places but clicked with Eliana immediately. As a Latina I wanted my daughter to be in a setting where she heard other languages - here she is exposed to Spanish and Portuguese!
With Eliana's assistants and educators my daughter gets stimulating activities like puppetry & music class with frequent afternoon trips to the park. The home is brightly decorated with another room dedicated to rest and crafting. No TV in sight! Large, lovely backyard for the children to play in. I know my daughter is being engaged and entertained... not just sitting around watching tv.
Sweet Sunshine Daycare is a great home environment & I feel lucky to know Eliana, her staff and to have her in my daughter's life.
I've visited this local salon three times and each time I was satisfied. It's an adequate salon not to fancy, the basics, but its clean. It's attached to a beauty supply store which is a plus. I have had Eric Garcia work on my hair and he's very capable at color and cuts. He's a bit chatty but he's always made me feel comfortable. His prices as a stylist are fair.
They also offer eyebrow threading which has me converted. I was a diehard waxer before but now after being attended to by Nehru I am totally converted to threading. It doesn't hurt much more than waxing and doesn't leave the tell tale redness or swelling of a newly waxed eyebrow.
Check it out - for value & speediness I recommend them.
I love Dr. Morrison. His personality might be hard to get used to be he was perfectly suited to me - I found him to be funny (in a grandfatherly sarcastic and self deprecating way), comforting and always very available to my prenatal care. I suffered a miscarriage before conceiving my 2nd daughter so I was a nervous wreck - not Dr. Morrison instead he made me feel comfortable and secure. No question was too dumb for him. His partner Dr. Fong was just as friendly but very capable as well. She even diagnosed a condition (surgery) that I had as an infant that my mother could never adequately explain to me (pyloric stenosis!) in over 30 years. During delivery he was competent, skilled and professional. I didn't feel rushed or neglected. Instead I was very comfortable in his direction and his care. His nursing and office staff are friendly, skilled and accommodating. Highly recommended.
My 18 month old daughter attends Edukare with Miss Isabel. As a home based daycare it's a wonderful place!
Brightly decorated with a definite orientation towards learning, stimulating play and safety. With a backyard catered towards active play its just what I wanted for my toddler daughter. She enjoys it - literally walks up the driveway on her own to get in!
Edukare is located in a residential neighborhood in North El Monte (bordering Temple City/Arcadia) its got easy access off main streets.
Ms. Isabel is sensitive to each child's growth and needs - she provides nutritious meals and snacks. Miss Isabel has extensive work experience and training in childcare and child development. It's a great environment - I am glad to have discovered Edukare and have Miss Isabel care for my daughter while I am at work. I feel confident about her care and attention to my child. I highly recommend it.
I was kind of put off by the mixed reviews so I was wary about coming to Olivia's.In the end however I was pleasantly surprised - for the area the place was very tastefully decorated (meaning simple and chic) - almost refined. It's tough to find a a place like that especially in BP so I was instantly intrigued. The parking is a bit tight but perhaps its because the salon was full - most of the stylists chairs were kept busy.
I walked in without an appointment and I was attended to by Marcy - who is young but very friendly and skilled. She was chatty but in a good way and it made the hair cut, color and style that much more relaxing and enjoyable. Although I came in because it was my roots that were revealing their grey - she pulled the color all the way thru - YAY! The price was fair - $70 for a color, trim and blow out.
I dinged them one star because it's cash only - they have an ATM for you to withdraw cash but they don't accept debit cards (and I assume don't accept credit cards either?) I'll definitely return - this is a keeper for the neighborhood.