vettelovr on Citysearch
9 years ago
01/15/2011, 04:28 AM
WAS a Great Salon, Then Everyone Great Left – I was introduced to Wilson's after reading all of the reviews a little more than a year ago, and I definitely was very pleased with my original stylist (although I was used to Great Clips quality). Eventually, I moved on to Todd since my wife would only let him touch her hair, and the results have been ridiculously amazing. Simply put, the man knows how to cut, color, and style hair for both men and women ... for the same price as the far less-experienced people there, if not less.
Now, for the bad news (at least for Wilson): Todd's moved. He's at Mod Studio (of which another reviewer indicated a great stylist, Larry, also moved to). Which leads this review to its main point....the stylists who made Wilson's great a year ago are no longer at Wilson's. In fact, most went to Mod Studio, including Todd, Larry, Meghan, and Bryan.
However, the intention of this review is not to advertise Mod Studio, but to instead review Wilson's on Washington, itself. As it stands now, it has become a mediocre salon. Wilson, himself, is good, but he is VERY expensive. The only other person I'd recommend there is Chris, who's amazing with men's haircuts and the sweetest lady ever, but I can't vouch for her other qualities.
The bottom line is that Wilson's is not near as great as it used to be. If you call them, make sure you reserve someone you know is adept, because the receptionists are forced to schedule newcomers who don't request a stylist to the newer, inexperienced stylists (of which are actually quite terrible). Also, and on a side note, I found out how nasty Wilson, himself, is when I discovered that he made everyone tell previous Todd-groupies that he moved to North Carolina rather than doing the moral act and actually referring them to Todd at Mod Studio.
Do yourself a favor and find a stylist you like through all these reviews (I recommend Todd Burns, who's at Mod Studio) and stick with him or her. Don’t restrict yourself to a salon, because as Wilson’s has indicated, the good stylists will move when they’ve become too big of fish.