best job michi, very disappointing experience, best products, bad hair cut, very nice outside, professional stylist, very nice professional
I met Michi over 15 years years ago when she was just starting out as a stylist and I could tell from my 1st appt that she was super talented but she was also one of the nicest people I've ever met.
I have the worse coarse, thick, dry, damaged red hair that is going gray fast. Michi was able to match my natural hair color from when I was a kid and she used a special straightener product from Japan, which at the time was a brand new product. The results were amazing and I have yet to find another stylist who can do what she does for my hair. It's the healthiest it's ever been and I owe it all to her talented hands.
To all of you readers, who are contemplating on whether to have your hair straightened or not, and where to go, and what to do, etc., let me help you and say “Go to Michi”. She is the answer to all your questions, concerns, and more than that – to all your bad hair days.
I have curly, frizzy hair. I managed for years to make it look nice (rolls, blow dry, iron) – but the hassle, and the headache OMG. Once the hair is styled, than I wouldn’t wash it for days, and if I would wash and not style it – it would look terrible.
So I’ve decided it’s about time to do something nice for myself – and went to see Michi. She is honest, patient, not pushy and as professional as one can get. I had my hair straightened about 3 weeks ago with her, and my hair looks so much more healthy and shiny. I was waiting for the shine to go away, for the curls to be back, for all the flaws to come out – but surprise, surprise, it is the real deal. I keep getting complements, and the hair, oh the hair looks so gooood. It is unbelievable what a good hair day does for us ladies. And the great part is that every day is a good hair day now. No more worries about rainy days, no more concerns about washing the hair, no more frustration. You just wash & dry (I use the blowdry to help it dry faster, not using any brush) – and the hair looks fabulous! Thank You Michi, I love my hair.
Always the Best.
I just had a straightening at Michi's new place, and it's awesome: totally relaxing and open, friendly atmosphere.
I used to have my hair straightened somewhere else, and it kinda worked, but my hair felt a little worse each time afterwards.
My hair always gave me trouble before, but ever since I started seeing Michi (at least three years now) my hair is beautiful and feels healthy. I didn't think it could get this good! Thank you so much, Michi!
Oh, and to the unhappy reviewer: even when Michi was at the Cottage salon in her private room, she was always her own boss (never had anybody telling her what to do). I hope you're happier next time - she's awesome. Thanks again, Michi - I love my hair!
I Love Michi!!!.
I wish I could give Michi a 6th star! I have been one of Michi's clients for many years because she does absolutely fantastic work. I will NEVER go to anyone else for hair straightening. Michi uses the best products, unlike other salons that use straightening solutions that contain toxins such as formaldehyde. Michi's products are safe and many of them are organic in addition to smelling great. While her products are awesome, what really sets MIchi apart from others who do Japanese hair straightening is her meticulous attention to detail and her commitment to keeping your hair in the best condition possible; my hair always looks healthier and shinier than when I walked in. Also, Michi has a great studio in Santa Monica now, which is very relaxing and comfortable. It feels like you're going to a good friend's loft to hangout instead of sitting in a bustling, gossipy salon where you can get a headache from smelling all of the chemicals being used. She also has free underground parking for her clients, which is a huge bonus in LA.
Bottom line: Go to Michi if you want fabulous, straight hair. Trust me, she is worth every penny!
Best Hairstylist ever...
I have been going to Michi for the last 4 yrs. She has gotten my hair so healthy and shinny. She does an amazing job with my hair-cut, highlights and treatments. She is so talented and sweet. She always goes out of her way to make sure you are 100 Happy with the results. I work as a fashion model and actress so my hair is very important! If you are looking for one the best in LA, Michi is for sure the one. :)
Love, Monica Hansen.
The best professional stylist--I'd never leave her!. I've been going to Michi for color, cutting, styling updos--you name it. She's been my only hair stylist since I've been in LA for the past 11 years. I'd never leave her. She's the best! People complement me all the time. I am transformed eveytime I sit in her chair! On top of her excellent service, she really knows her clients, when they need a change and when they don't! Michi is so friendly and a wonderful person. It's a joy to spend a afternoon with her!
I have been to stylists for straightening all over the country, and michi is by far the best!! In so many ways. Her work is impeccable, she spends time perfecting all of my "problem" areas (the shorter hairs around my ears and around my neck)... to make sure that I'm satisfied with the end result. My hair comes out straighter, healthier, and shinier than with any other stylist. I've actually moved away from California and will be planning yearly trips back just to see Michi and get my straightening. That's how much better than the competition she is!! She uses the same chemicals as other stylists, but as she says it's not the chemicals that matter, it's the stylist. She indivuliazes treatments and times for your hair and spends her entire day making sure it will turn out wonderful. She's always impressed me during the flat ironing steps. She flat irons your entire head doing basically 5 strands at a time- twice!! Her patience and perfectionism are remarkable- exactly what is necessary for this type of treatment.
Not only is her treatment and attention to detail amazing, but she makes you comfortable the entire visit (which can be quite long- I think my first one took 6 hours). There's lots of time spent sitting around letting the chemicals do their work and Michi does her absolute best to ensure you're satisfied with every aspect of your visit. You're in a private room with a television and music and tons of magazines. You can bring your own dvds if you want. We've even ordered lunch in the in between time!
Michi once fit me in at the very last minute on a holiday when the rest of the salon was closed!! She is 100% committed to each client and made me feel and look incredible!! Her work is far superior to other stylists that perform the straightening, as is her execution. She's literally given me the ability to just wake up, shower, and go... which I never thought was possible back when I was spending an hour doing my hair each morning. Michi has changed my life and if you're contemplating straightening, you should definitely allow her to change yours!
The search is OVER!.
I have been going to Michi for years now and every time I go I get the same results: perfection! She is gentle with your hair and gives you a customized treatment depending on your hair quality and condition. She is absolutely honest in what she can provide which is what you want in your stylist when you are spending this much time and money on your hair.
I have curly, curly, thick hair and I don't know how she does it but my hair always turns out smooth, straight and HEALTHY. Everyone compliments me on my hair and on how shiny it is. I am very pleased with the results and trust me when I say that I have been to other places and NOONE comes close to Michi.
Don't waste time anywhere else, this is it!
Hair Perfection!. I have been going to Michi for over 5 years and always leave knowing she is the very best. Ever referral I send her way thanks me for making the connection. I let no one but Michi do anything to my hair... PERIOD!
Best Hair Straightening!.
I've been going to Michi to straighten my hair for 5 years now. My hair is thick, naturally frizzy, and difficult to manage. I decided to visit her after tiring of constantly having to straighten it myself and I could not have made a better choice. Due to the rough texture of my hair, both Michi and I were unsure if my hair could take the straightening but she said she would be careful and I decided to go through with it. After getting it straightened, it came out soft and shiny and felt so healthy! Michi is excellent at what she does. I've never had any problems straightening my hair with her. On the contrary, my hair comes out feeling super healthy after every visit to her.
Michi is supremely friendly and professional. She cares a lot about your hair and makes sure that the processing doesn't damage it; she doesn't care about the number of times she has to recondition your hair or shampoo it or anything like that--just that it comes out healthy and how you want. She works really hard and it definitely shows in the results.
I could never trust anyone else with straightening my hair! I've moved to college since I first started going to her but I fly down every so often from San Francisco to have it redone by her.
Thank you Michi!
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