Great Hair, No control of Outcome. Giovanna diffidently has some great skill. She knows what she's doing. I just wish that she had been a little more considerate about personal preference. I returned after several successful appointments and was in the process of growing out my short hair. I like soft and volume type hair cuts, Giovanna from past cuts knew this. But the last time I went in the cut I left with was very textured, and was a nice cut for a magazine, but it wasn't what I was comfortable with. I felt she was a little insensitive when I told her I wasn't sure about the cut and her response was that she knew I like my hair clean and straight but this was the new big look and I just had to change my perspective. I had my hair re-cut by another salon and was a little upset because all my hair growth had to be cut to take out the layers. I will say that Atelier salon did give me my money back without a fight and even though I didn't care for my hair cut everyone else liked it. So like I said she does great hair just make sure to take the time to discuss what you want and you should be fine.
Let the girls do whatever they recommend. Best cut and color ever! Appts are tough to come by so book early. Friendly and trendy! Awesome!
Great looking color!. I've been in Iowa for 4 years now and it has taken me all of this time to find Meredith. I am a natural medium to dark brunette and am lightly graying. I have allowed many highlights and lowlights to be worked into my hair. Nothing ever looked natural and I have been dealing constantly with the damage. How could there be so much difference between colorists? Meredith left me a natural looking healthy brown. I look attractive again! From what she explained of her background, before moving to DSM, she worked in the high-end Buckhead area of Atlanta; a very demanding set of women there! I am so happy now.
I wanted to write to all you girls who are afraid to get your haircut. I was one of those girls too. I have never gotten a haircut worth going back for but this was phenomenal and it was done by Alesha!! She was so great at picking the perfect length and shape to compliment my face!! So impressed:) thanks Jane
Wonderful Introduction to Des Moines' Lovely People.
Last minute, great service!
I was in Des Moines for the Gold Star Horse Show and needed my hair done. I called at 10 minutes to 8 p.m. expecting to set an appt for later in the week. Giovanna & Meredith were booked so they conversed and decided to have me come right down. Not only did I get AWESOME hair (cut & color), I was treated like royalty, not a last minute pain in the.......! Giovanna gave me a great hair cut, Meredith did some very cool color and I walked out of there totally happy and satisfied with the services I got.
They went way above and beyond the kind of service and treament I expected as a possible 1X or 1X per year customer. If I get to go back for another horse show (waaaaay up north there in IA), I'll call before I leave home and set an appt to see them again!
Loving the Bumble and Bumble products too.
I don't like gushing reviews.
And I don't like salons in general. Stylists rarely listen, and on top of that, they tend to force invasive conversations about my personal life.
My only experience with Atelier is with Meredith, a colorist. She not only listened but took quite a bit of time clarifying my desires to make sure she understood. I was skeptical of the lowlights she suggested with my highlights, but the result was beautiful. I've only had one visit with her, but she earned my trust. An added benefit was that she caught on quickly that I didn't want to talk much or answer irrelevant questions. Thus, not only was the hair color what I wanted, but so was the overall experience.
The salon is small and a wee bit crowded, but it was so much more pleasant than an enormous fast food type of salon. The prices are just a little more than most upper scale salons in the Des Moines area, but Meredith's expertise was well worth the price.
I'll be back.
Beyond 5 Stars!!. After going to the same stylist for 7 yrs. I decided to try Giovanna and Meredith at Alelier / hairspace. So glad I did! I came out with the most spectacular color and cut I have ever had. The exceptional staff treated me as if I had been a client for years. I feel confident in returning to Atelier for years to come.
was a disappointment. I had high hopes. The first haircut was great. I called to make another appointment and the lady I had before wasn't there anymore. I made the appointment with Giovanna. I was on time and the receptionist told me Giovanna would be with me shortly. I waited a 1/2 hour and she finally showed up with no apology as to why she was late. Just a thank you for waiting. I went ahead with the haircut as I had maternity pictures scheduled later that day and wanted my hair to look really good. The haircut was $50 and I ended up coming home in tears (my poor husband). My hair looked the same as when i woke up that morning. I ended up rescheduling my photos as I didn't have time to redo my hair. I am not going back.
So glad I Discovered Atelier!. I have been looking for the right hair salon since I moved here a year ago. I am so thankful that a friend recommended Atelier. Meredith and Giovanna are SO talented, professional and friendly. I absolutely love my new cut and color!
Des Moines' Premier Hair Salon. When I moved back to Iowa after being away for 25 years, I wanted to get the great styles and cuts that I was getting before leaving. My niece recommended Giovanna and all I can say is: Giovanna rocks! I have given Giovanna free access to style and cut my hair. As a result, I have been getting superb hair styles. Since my hair is so thick, good haircuts are required if I want to easily style my hair; as well as, look good until the next haircut. Also, by being totally gray, a perfect haircut/style is necessary, in order to look more youthful and age appropriate. It is so refreshing to know I can be confident that I will get beautiful long lasting hairstyles with Giovanna!
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