4904 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2820935.163716 -80.850015
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I live in Puerto Rico and had been doing some research on coming back to the U.S. and getting a thermal done. After carefully scouring countless message boards, yelp reviews and soliciting people's opinions, I realized getting a thermal is no joke. There were horror stories about people whose hair was falling out afterwards, etc. I knew I had to pick carefully. My friend call Stephanie Rider and ask about her straightening service.
She explained that she offers a free consultation before ever performing any straightening service. She does a strand test on anyone who wants a thermal. She told me generally she has to turn down about 6 out of 10 people after the strand test because she refuse to do the thermal on anyone if its going to destroy their hair. Considering what I had read on the message boards about thermals, I very much appreciated her commitment to running an ethically sound business and her legitimate concerns over giving people an end product they will be pleased with rather than just trying to generate revenue.
Besides being committed to doing a great job, she is also a pleasure to be around. She spent the three hours chatting, laughing, etc. By the time I left I felt like I had made a great new friend.
The end product? Unbelievable. I have always had wavy, kinky, hard to manage hair. Now it is silky, smooth, and takes only minutes to do in the mornings. I don't even have to use my flat iron anymore. It is a dream come true and, as many of these posts have said as well, it really is life changing.
The service, experience and end product were of such value to me that when I have to get my roots touched up in about 6 months or so, I will be flying back to do so. Stephanie does an incredible job. Do yourself a favor and go to her. You'll be happy you did.
Stephanie is the best! Absolutely the best! I have now had four Thermal Hair Straightening done by them and I can tell you that I won't be going anywhere else! I recently moved to NYC from Charlotte, but I will be making the trip back solely for the purposes of getting my hair re-straightened by her.
I've had completely flawless results from their Japanese/Thermal Straightener. Prior to going to Stephanie, I had been to other salons for the straightening and my hair didn't turn out nearly as nice. Echoing another reviewer, THANK GOD for the "Stephanie Rider!"
I just want you to let everyone know that I absolutely LOVE the Brazilian Treatment!! My hair feels and looks great. She is really nice and professional. She took the time to explain everything about the treatment. She answered all my questions. I really enjoyed my time with her. I will be back!! Thank you so much Stephanie...
Stephanie Rider is AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! I've been getting my hair brazilian keratin treatment by her for 6 years now. I have incredibly thick, long hair, that's tight curly and on the coarse side and it always comes out AWESOME! She never fried my hair - not even the tiniest, littlest, slightest bit. When she done with me, my hair is always soft, shiny, frizz free and perfect.
If you're thinking of getting your hair straightened, definitely see Stephanie, she might not be the cheapest place in town - but you get what you pay for. For the level of professionalism, attention to detail and overall awesomeness - you won't find a better deal.
My hair is straight and frizz free!!! Stephanie Rider straightened my mix race hair with Brazilian Keratin. Honey, I Love my hair! She told me to embrace the white girl in me and welcome to my straight world. That girl is a trip...I can not say enough great things about my girl Stephanie. Alicia
Love Love My Straight Hair!! – I had the Japanese Straightener several times by Stephanie and love it, but also had the Brazilian Keratin Treatment done twice and I actually prefer it because it fades naturally... after 3-4 months my hair was back to 80-90% of it's curl, but it happened very gradually, and I was able to wear my hair in loose ringlets for a while (humidity became a real issue).
I loved my hair when I had the BKT because it was "wash-and-go", my dream!
Stephanie worked your magic on my mixed race frizzy hair! – I am mixed race and have had perms from black hair salons. The results were horrible. I hated my hair because it was dry as well as damaged . One day I enough and started searching the web for straighteners, I came across Stephanie's website. I started reading about the different straighteners: Brazilian Keratin and Thermal. I could not believe it could be used on my hair. So, called Stephanie to find out more information about the differences of the two straightening services. She explained that the products she used were safe and would not damage my hair. I asked her so many questions and she had an answer for all of them. I made an appointment and had the service done. After 2 day I shampooed my hair I was amazed! My hair bounced, moved, felt great and it was straight.... Love love love her...
My Hair is everything Stephanie said it would be and more... – She has changed my curly, frizzy nightmare hair forever. I can wake up and my hair is straight. Take a shower still straight. Go outside in the rain still yes straight. Stephanie explained everything to me before my service was done. I ask her lots of questions and she was happy giving me the answers. She told me that the Keratin Treatment would last longer if I washed my hair less. I was used to not shampooing often because my hair was so dry. But after this great treatment my hair was soft, shiny and straight. I had my hair straighten the beginning of this year and did not need to go back until June and I just had it straightened last week for the holidays. I highly recommend Stephanie Rider for any straightening service. You will not be disappointed you!!! Everyone should experience keratin treatment it is a miracle.....
Hair Straightening Experience – I had my hair straightened by Stephanie and it got soft and straight from the $175 Keratin treatment. I was told it would last 3-5 months--however it lasted only 9 weeks and went back to being coarse and wiry. I used the products Stephanie recommended. I was not happy and talked to her about it and she said I was washing it too much and the product washed out sooner. I wash my hair every other day. She said I should wash it once a week but did not tell me that when I had the straightening done. Nowhere on her follow-up information that she gave me does it say anything about the frequency of how often to wash your hair--it does say not to shampoo it for 2-3 days after the treatment and I didn't. When I mentioned that she told me the Keratin treatment was 3-5 months, she said she told me the wrong time frame for the treatment. The $175 was a lot of money to me but I assumed I would get at least 3 months worth for my investment. She said I should have the $595 Japanese treatment but I can't afford that. So I will not be going back to her and advise anyone to get the correct information before laying out your money.
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