I have been to a salon twice before Farrah and I were married. The salon was Atelier Aveda on Santana Row. Aveda is for everyone, both women and men. But it appears to cater to women more. Since I have been growing out my hair again, Farrah thought I would like to visit a salon again. Instead of Aveda, she found the American Male Salon.
The salon is located in San Antonio Shopping Center, an outdoor mall where I spent many days hanging out. It's tucked in a corner near the 24 hour Fitness. Parking was a bit of an issue on a Saturday afternoon since Trader Joe's was bustling.
I arrived a bit early for my appointment. I was offered a drink and a chair in front of the television where the Seahawks-Packers game was on full blast. I then met Yessica (I heard Jessica, but her card says Yessica). Farrah signed me up for the Men At Play package. The package was not only for a haircut, but also included a pedicure and a manicure. They call it detailing which is a term I think I prefer.
Yessica suggested starting off with the pedicure, then the manicure, and lastly the haircut. I have never had a pedicure or manicure and found the experience to be extremely relaxing. Yessica was very professional and nice. She talked only when I stared a conversation, giving me the option to simply relax and enjoy the service and the football game, which was on another television set in manicure/pedicure area!
After my nails were done, and before my hair was washed for its cut, I had the opportunity to dip my hands in a paraffin hand dip. I have to say that experience is interesting as well. Layering your hands in wax and having it peeled off later to reveal a softer feel is an experience.
The haircut was standard fare, pretty much secondary to what had previously occurred. Yessica did talked to me about options regarding my hair and how I take care of it. She offered products to consider to use for my hair without being pushy about it. For me, I'm used to being fairly bald so any advice is helpful.
I really enjoyed my experience there. Though it cost considerably more, for the package, I think I will find myself going back in six to eight weeks. In fact, I have my next appointment already set.
Rating: **** (out of 5)