Hairstyling Services

Every few weeks, I get a call from someone who tells me they want to book an appointment for "just a haircut" and provides an address of where their current stylist does business. The very next question I always ask is, "How do you feel about your hair?"


There's usually an uncomfortable pause on the other end of the line before they say, "No offense, but I hate it."


As a Hairstylist at Thairapy Salon El Paseo for over 20 years, I've learned that most people don't realize what an impact their hairstyle has on how they look and feel about themselves. In fact, the majority of my clients usually come to me because they weren't happy with something about their hair.


The problem is, most people don't know how to communicate what they want and lack the ability to express what they're looking for. They just say, "I want a haircut," without providing enough information for me to help them find a solution that will work for them. Hairstyles have evolved over the years and Hairstylists have learned how to adapt new techniques for a wide variety of hair types, but the bottom line is that some people just don't know what they're looking for.

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I decided to try coloring my own hair, and that did not turn out so well. I called Aileen and she came in the next morning and fixed it. I get so many compliments! She does my wife's hair and people stop us on the street asking us who does our hair! We love working with her and the salon is always nice and clean!

Savanna Newey

My hair needed, yes, Thairapy. As hard as I tried, I could not tame it's wild ways, so I began the search for the right Thairapist for my (horse tail, rat's nest, mangy mop, witch wig) um, hair. Finding a great and talented stylist, I discovered, is as hard as finding a fabulous dental hygienist, but I had SUCCESS! I found Ailene! She took the time to get to know me, my life style and my overall needs. And my hair, which is thick, heavy and annoying. She honestly told me what would suit me best. Ailene shampooed (favorite part) my enormous amount of hair and gave me an attractive yet easy to maintain cut. It can be wash-n-wear, sporty or elegantly styled. She heard me well and knows I might not have a stylist visit for another 6 months.

Patricia Gardner

Who doesn't want to walk into a salon that's clean, bright and has all the right vibes?!? That's only part of what you get upon entering Thairapy Salon El Paseo, the rest of the good stuff comes after the magic happens at the chair!
I love Thairapy on El Paseo. The staff is friendly, the salon is clean, and the owner is amazing! Not only is Ailene an amazing salon owner she is a GREAT hairstylist and a color specialist. If you're looking for great service and a clean salon or a color correction, visit Thairapy!

Marlene Ruttenberg

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What I've realized is that if you want a good Hairstylist, you need to hire someone whose profession it is to make people look and feel better. Hairstylists at Thairapy Salon El Paseo go to school for 2 or 3 years after high school before they can even practice Hairstyling on real people.

The reason I spent so many years in beauty education is because being a Hairstylist is not just about cutting hair. Hairstylists are trained to create hair designs that work with the texture and density of your individual hair. There is no "one haircut fits all." Hairstylists use conditioners, styling products, color treatments and various cutting techniques that are specific for different types of hair in order to enhance your natural beauty.

Bottom line - if you want to feel more confident, you need to see a Hairstylist.

I understand it can be stressful trying to find the right Hairstylist for you. Hairstyles change over time and trends are constantly changing, so it's important that both Hairstylists and their clients are on the same page regarding what looks good and what's in style. The right Hairstylist will listen to your needs and help you create the look you're trying to achieve.

I want my clients to know that I'm not just looking for another paycheck. I love Hairstyling and believe it is an art form like painting or sculpting, which can make people feel and look better.

We Hairstylists at Thairapy Salon El Paseo want you to be totally satisfied with your Hairstyles, but we need your help in order to achieve that goal. We ask that when you're ready for a new Hairstyle, you give us enough information so that we can work together toward a solution.

Simply saying, "I want a haircut," is not enough information for Hairstylists to help you look your best. If you want the right Hairstylist to give you what you're looking for, remember to communicate clearly and say more than just "cut my hair." It will make all the difference in how you look and feel.

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