If you want to receive compliments on your hair..... My friends tell me "You're lucky - you have such great hair!" I am flattered but have to confess my secret: a great stylist who knows my hair and how to make it look it's very best. Tamie is always happy to see me and I'm always pleased with my hair color and cut. Check out Riverstone - you'll be glad you did.
Gem of a Spa!. Loved my experience at the Longfellow Neighborhood's gem of a spa, the Riverstone. They did a wonderful job scheduling my services which was a bit tricky given my schedule. Friendly and personable. An incredible massage and relaxing facial. Treat yourself to some luxury and follow it with a treat and coffee and Turtle Bread just across the street!
great waxing!!!!! (and hair :) !). I just got my brows fixed by Nellie at Riverstone! She is amazing, the place I was going to before was leaving me with next to nothing, now I look good!! I also see Danielle for my Color and Cuts, and she always does a great job, she keeps it fun and low maintenance (just like me!) Nellie also turned me to eyelash tinting, and I really like it it's me, but only better, I am not much of a make up girl so I never really have worn mascara, so this was perfect for me!! Thanks Girls!!! See you soon!
Switcharoo. I had an appointment for a facial with Laura that I had been looking forward to for awhile. When I arrived I was greeted by another esthetician who said she would be doing my appointment. I was very put off by this. I requested Laura for a reason and was told once I was there that she was no longer there. And of course they wouldn't tell me where she was. I stayed for the facial because it was so uncomfortable I didn't know what else to do. It was not the best facial, or even a good facial. I wish they would have called me to tell me Laura left instead of blindsiding me with someone else. Also they were fairly rude to me when I was asking questions. Needless to say I will not be going back!
I love my hair!. I went to Riverstone Salon on Saturday and had a great haircut and a color overhaul! My stylist Danielle FIXED my hair she took my hair from Brassy to Classy :)!!!! I went to a beauty school to save a little money, I will not be doing that again, and they turned my hair yellow, gold, white , and green :(. Danielle fixed it up and now it looks and feels great she also help my cut I still have long hair but now it is easier to style and takes less time !!!!! ya!! I will be back!
Where'd all the good stylist go?.
So i have been going to Riverstone for quite some time now and used to recieve some of the best haircuts i have ever gotten till recently....
In the past ive seen 5 stylist, which ALL are now no longer there.When i called riverstone to set up an appointment with one of them they told me that the stylist no longer worked there and when i asked for her information they refused to give it to me....needless to say i needed a haircut and decided to just try someone who was still there.
I have a simple bob haircut which for the girls that have cut my hair here in the past it has always turned out amazing. When i came into riverstone i sat down and told my stylist what i wanted and thought it was fairly simple till i turned to the side and i had HUGE HOLES behind my ear. ....
So after this haircut i would not recommend this place..and i will not be returning....and for anyone out there that noes where all of thoes stylist went..HELP! i need there number!
I've been going here for several years now. I use the same stylist always and never have a complaint about the cut and color delivered. In addition she gives facial massages along with washing your hair. During the cut and style you're offered wine to sip on. The space is bright and cheerful. I'm instantly greeted when I enter the door. The pedicure and manicure room is fabulous. I always leave feeling relaxed and pretty. I never feel rushed during the cut and if I need it tweaked once the cut is finished I'm always accomodated. Staff not actively providing a service utilize a breakroom in the basement of salon. I've never seen a cluster of personel gossiping or creating a disturbance as noted by another reviewer.
Hint to the woman complaining about her cut.....maybe you're over directing the stylist while she's cutting or your hair simply doesn't translate into the style you want. Also, if you want to dictate the tip, do what I do...hand it directly to the stylist, then she doesn't have to claim it on her taxes!
Worth a try, they're ready to please ....
Seldom does one have the opportunity to relax, enjoy an adult beverage, and receive spa services in such a pleasant atmosphere. Natural light floods the large styling area of the salon as the nearly floor to ceiling, west-facing windows capture the sun year-round. That's a real treat during Minnesota winters.
I've enjoyed styles, foils, massages, pedicures, and facials at Riverstone since it opened. Never have I been disappointed. I was even able to immediately schedule an "emergency" pedicure after a table leg rearranged the nail on my big toe.
The staff is poised to please - from the gentle (and at my age - necessary) appointment reminding phone calls, to the greeting when one arrives, Services are completed with respect, kindness, and consideration for the client.
And, this is a NEIGHBORHOOD salon! Walk-ins are welcome. There is comfortable seating if you need to wait for your appointment - although I've never even been able to finish an article from one of the available magazines before my name's been called.
Give this one a try! You won't be disappointed.
Pretentious and Pushy. I've been there several times over the last two years for massage and hairstyling. I have NEVER received a hairstyle I wanted. I'd describe it, bring in pictures, and I would go home looking nothing like what I had asked for...most of the time not even close. The first stylist I went to was young, so I thought I'd give her a chance, I think she cut my hair three times, all of them fairly poor cuts. The second one I went to was a bit more experienced, but the cut she gave me was so wrong I had to go to Great Clips the same day and get it fixed (and I've gotten more compliments on the job Great Clips did than I've ever gotten before). I honestly think she didn't even listen to me when I told her what I wanted. The massage therapist was great (though she is not there anymore) but the salon is so noisy and the staff stand in the hallway outside the massage door and gossip and laugh that it takes away from the serenity the therapist was trying to create. At one point she stuffed towels under the door to try and block out the noise. The atmosphere of the salon is pretentious and phony. They no longer accept checks and when you use a credit card do not allow you to add the tip yourself. They ask you what the tip will be and write it in for you (which seems odd to me). If you are really looking for a friendly neighborhood salon...this is not the one. Great Clips was a much friendlier, and seemingly more competent, salon.
Where everyone knows your name!.
I used to drive by this salon on my way to work, but didn't give it much thought. However, after I ran the Twin Cities Marathon for the first time I had a body so sore I couldn't stand to be in it. I remembered that they offered massages here and signed up for one. It was fabulous, I've had two more since then and cannot recommend Sherri enough! Last weekend (and I give you permission to laugh) I thought I could cut my own bangs. Big mistake. I called Riverstone to see if they could take me as a walk-in, and it was no problem. I was in the door 2 hours later. Melissa cut my hair and she did a great job. She listened to what I wanted she talked it through with me and then she did exactly what she said she would. Probably the best haircut I've had in years! I will definitely be going back.
The atmophere is warm, sunny, inviting and friendly. The staff all seem to know your name the instant you walk in the door. This is a great neighborhood salon, one that I will definitely be recommending to my friends and family.
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