1420 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521940.440646 -79.986717
Neighborhoods: Downtown (Central Business District)
Meh, nothing special besides a good price – Having recently moved to Pittsburgh for school, I began searching around for an local salon with similar atmosphere and talent to mine at home. I decided upon one owned by two sisters and possessing reasonable prices, a good online rating, and an almost identical design and feel as mine, albeit about half the size. While it wasn't "bad" in the least, there was undoubtedly gulfs of difference in the quality of styling skills and "above-and-beyond" customer attentiveness between here and my home one. My biggest disappointment came early on as I was getting my hair shampooed. They used no towel nor apron to protect my clothes (admittedly, not that big of a deal for me) and placed my neck bare against the basin cut-out, which had some kind of weird bump that pressed into my spine and that I'm still sore from. And the actual shampooing was the worst one I've ever had, I swear the lady barely touched my hair, much less any part of my head; I've had better massages from my cat accidentally walking on me. But I digress. Thankfully, it did get a bit better from then on. The stylist was polite and chatty and the workspace comfortable and clean, though no evidence of drinks or hot towels. The actual haircut was decent, mainly because I took a few cell phone pictures of my hair right after I got it cut last time. The stylist reproduced it fairly accurately, though more sterile and academic and lacking my salon's subtle stylish nuances that I didn't even fully notice until now. I suppose the best part about the experience was the price, $15 men's cut, due to Pittsburgh being cheaper overall than Dallas.
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