Prudence for color and Kendra for cut are my favorite combo! I have dark, thick, curly hair which typically scares off the average hair professional. I have even had cuts from so-called "curly hair specialists," which ended up a disaster.
Cut: Before I found Kendra I had all but given up hope of a good cut -- unless I traveled over an hour into town to see another stylist that also trained with Alan Murphy. With the daunting challenge of carving out 4 hours for cut and travel time, it had been over two years since my haircuts were anything but good -- until I found Kendra. She took my hair from drab to fab! With a masterful hand, she fearlessly brought my layers and curls back to life! To date I have had several cuts with Kendra. She somehow manages to decode the bits of broken direction I give her and translate this into action -- even when I don't even really know what I mean or want! :) Kendra is nothing short of amazing!
Color: Prudence's skills are out of this world! I was first referred to her for color correction and fell in love. Prudence always seems to know exactly what my hair needs to do to complement my skin. She is not afraid of working with dark hair and is a true master at her craft -- which is to be expected considering that she is an Aveda color instructor. I like my hair to have a cooler dark base with natural looking highlights, and she always manages to accomplish this tough combination -- even on my dark hair which has a tendency to turn that nasty brassy color when lightened. Once, in conversation I mentioned my allergies to just about everything and that even the very organic and gentle Aveda color make my scalp irritated. She immediately altered my color mix to include her secret anti-allergy ingredient and i have had no problems ever since! Prudence is a hair coloring angel on earth.
Shout out to Denise at the front desk -- she is great. She is always a joy to speak to in person and over the phone -- even when I have annoyingly had to change appointments!!!
Alan Murphy is a great place for a color and cut. The entire team is very warm, welcoming, and lovely. I am a very happy Alan Murphy client and plan on being one far into the future -- or as long as I can keep my Prudence & Kendra combo! ;)