The salon is beautiful, a nice mellow atmosphere, tastefully done. second, the receptionist is super friendly, somewhat rare these days in my experience. EVERYONE in the salon is super friendly, it wasn't intimidating at all, sometimes salons can be too trendy for their own good. third, when it comes to color. i went in with salt & pepper, shoulder length hair, some black low-lights in it, a real mess. i left with a super cute, BLONDE 'do. my hair is stunning, i didn't think it was possible. whoo-hoo! i will be a loyal client for as long as i'm in Indianapolis!
I feel really guilty that I haven't gotten my act together to get this review posted sooner, because Danita White isn??t just an amazing professional hair stylist and colorist, she??s also proven to be a good friend to all those who are lucky enough to experience her.. I found her through CitySearch a couple of years ago and even now that I??ve relocated to Chicago, I won??t ever let anyone else touch my hair ?? Danita??s that brilliant, especially for dishwater blondes like me!
If you haven't already heard through the grapevine she does THE BEST work creating multi-dimensional, long-lasting and natural-looking blonde highlights in all Indy. (I think she works privately with a roster of celebrities, but she??s pretty cagey about that.) In the decade I??ve been in Indiana, I??ve tried out pretty much every big-name hair stylist imaginable searching to recreate the healthy, natural-looking blonde of my youth from the bleach-out, sun/salt/chlorine damaged locks my active lifestyle created. I??ve tried pretty much every major salon but, I never returned to the same place twice because I never got personal attention, I always paid way too much, and I always left with the same, generic blonde ??Do? you seem to see on every soccer mom and street corner. So, to say I was a little disillusioned by the time I read Danita's reviews on CitySearch and made an appointment is an understatement. But, I was SO pleasantly surprised.
First, she spends A LOT of time with each of her clients. I think my appointments tend run about 2 hours with no overlap in appointments and no extra fee for the time (as I??ve experienced elsewhere). She??s never once been late or kept me waiting, or taken calls during our appointments, and I??ve never ever felt rushed. She also never ever tries to sell you product, which is a rare treat these days!
Second, she is a color specialist. At your first appointment, she'll do an assessment of the quality of your hair and what sort of cut/color you??re looking for and will offer you advice about how to make that work with the shape of your face/features and your individual coloring/complexion. (She actually takes notes, too!) Then, she'll offer you advice about what color or combination of colors will work best with your unique skin and eye coloration. (She typically weaves in 2-3 different color highlights into my hair, alternating every other appointment between highlights and lowlights.)
The result, for me, is that my hair looks healthier than it has in years (despite the damage I inflict upon it!), and I finally have my youthful blonde back. Danita??s done such a tremendous job masking my dishwater blonde/brown locks that I keep receiving compliments on the cut/color ?? even weeks after my appointments when I think the roots are starting to show. In fact, she does SUCH a tremendous job with my color and cut, that I don??t even really have to come in to see her for touch ups that often ?? maybe once every 2 months, since the highlights grow out so naturally. (That??s bad for her, but good for my pocketbook!)
Lastly, she is just a really decent human being and a whole lot of fun to talk to during the appointments. You can tell that she has good relationships with everybody at Lush. Also, unlike a lot of hair stylists out there (and again, I think I??ve seen a lot of the best Indy has to offer!), she seems to really take pride in his profession and in getting to know her clients and helping them be their best selves. She and the entire team at have created such a welcoming, ??family? environment, that I look forward to the commute there and won't be seeing anyone else anytime soon.
Thank you, Danita!