Donato Academy of Hairstyling and Aesthetics ReviewFriday, January 02, 2015
So here's a post especially for Torontonian's or more specifically Etobicoke-ers, yeah, the same place Rob Ford is from. lol
I haven't gotten my hair cut since the last time I blogged about it here. Or wait, the last time I wrote up a draft and never finished it. Woops. Well, this one will be published if not to help acheieve my New Years resolution.
I was booked first thing when they opened and one of the first things I noticed was that everyone (well, MOST) of the employee's/students looked great. Not just hair but their makeup was on point.
I arrived a bit early and waited near at the front, the place looked very clean both in terms of sanitation and decor. I liked it. I was greeted by Minji (who had great makeup on!) and she took me to her station and asked what I wanted done. I showed her a photo and ask for her and her instructors opinion because tbh I'm low maintenance with my hair. Just wanted it to look good!
Yes, I showed her a photo of Kimmy K
I came in with the intention of layers and some bangs (shorter than the one in the photo) and that's exactly what I got. Minji started with a scalp massage (awesome), then a wash, and onto the cut. The cut itself didn't take as long as I thought it would, the longest part was the blow drying (mind you I have really long hair and lots of it! I felt sorry for Minji since not only am I tall, but she is shorter and had to really stretch to get all my hair. haha)
ANYWAY, the instructor came around and checked everything, said it was beautiful and I agreed. Minji did a great job! Will definitely come back and request her. I could tell she was a bit nervous, but she was very precise and did what I wanted. She said she'd only cut off 2.5 inches of hair and she didn't cut more than though (I would have been okay with more).
|My BORING, super long hair before - photo cred Amber Primdahl (during a photoshoot I asked if she could take a photo of my hair anticipating this post!)|
She asked if I wanted my hair straight or loose waves, I chose the latter and it looks lovely. My hair doesn't usually take to curls very well so it didn't last long, but I still liked it! Total time after everything was finished was close to two hours. Total cost was $30 excluding tip.
They provide little envelopes for gratuity and hang up you jacket/coat if you'd like in the back. You get a number so they know which is yours afterwards. The only thing I wasn't huge on was some of the products they used. The volume mousse now feels dry in my hair and did not, in my opinion, provide any volume. I also didn't notice any heat protector sprayed on, though she did apply some light cream to my hair, not sure if there was any protector in it.
|First selfie post haircut! c:|
Also, when I first called to make the appointment it sounded like the receptionist was chewing gum (or possibly sucking a candy) and then after giving my number and first name said I wasn't in the system. I had to clarify that I was a new client, not sure if maybe my voice just sounded like one of their regulars, but I found that odd.
I found both the instructor and stylist great, loved their style and they were both really friendly. Overall I had a great experience and will definitely be back!
I tried to get a brow shaping down as well, but they were booked up until much after my haircut had ended, wasn't going to wait around.
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3253 Lake Shore Blvd West
T: 416 252 8999