Michael Rains is my new best friend.
Recently I was in need of a haircut and color. I took a chance and "walked in" to Stella Luca. Well, the gods were smiling upon me because I was given Michael Rains who had just had a cancellation. From the instant I met him I knew I would like him. He made me feel so comfortable taking the time for a thorough consultation. He said he understood my thick hair and the cut I was going for. I must honestly say he gave me THE BEST haircut I have ever had. I have no trouble styling my hair as it blends easily into place. Not only is he a talented and gifted hair stylist but he is interesting and alot of fun to be around. Personality plus! The next week I went in for my color and once again he knew exactly the right blend of base color and perfectly placed highlights to compliment my complexion. My hair was healthy and shiny. Thank you so much Michael for it's been a long time since I loved my hair this much!
PS... Even Tabatha would be impressed!!!
April at Stella Luca saved my damaged hair.
April is the best hairdresser I've found and I've tryed many places in town and am extremely picky about my hair moreso than anything else.
She fixed my damaged hair. I have fine, thin blonde hair that was damaged from product and highlights. She used a natural amonia-free highlight that makes my hair healthy, strong and shiny, along with a glaze to protect it from the hairdryer and all the volumizing products I use.
She's completely honoest and doesn't try to upsell me on anything including more color than I need; she recommends the mini highlight so this shows me she really cares about what's best for me.
She recommended Redkin Anti snap which also makes my hair shiney and healthy. She recommended taking biotin- you can get it at any drug store for $5 to $10 for 30-day supply (take one each day) which made my hair thicker to where I could actually wear it at a longer length for the first time ever and it still looks good vs. stringy and flat against my head!
I highly recommend April!
Above and beyond!!!. Michael Rains is the greatest! Not only are his hair talents spot on, but his customer service is impeccable. For the first time "in forever", I have enjoyed spending time in a salon and it is all because of the patience and energy Michael extended to me, my hair and my experience!!! I love that he was ready to work with me so that I was completely happy with my hair! I love my color (it's perfect!) and my feathers are way cool. I cannot wait to go back for a cut and straightening...and I shall look forward to it! Michael and the Stella Salon is A+++ in my book and I trust you will feel the same!
Michael Rains is AMAZING!. I always feel amazing after leaving this salon. Michael Rains does a phenomenal job. I have never had so many complements on my hair ever since I have been seeing him. He does a great job with color and hair treatments. I suggest everyone try and get in with him :) hes ahhh-mazing
OMG the TLC!!!. Weary of assembly line salon experiences? One trip to Stella Luca and you will wonder why on earth you ever went anywhere else!! From the moment you walk in the door, everyone from the receptionists to the designers extend themselves and make sure you feel FANTASTIC. Robert washed my hair - such a terrific person and what gentle, skillful, respectful hands!! Michael Rains was my designer and he is extraordinary - part painter, part sculptor, part magician and PURE POETRY IN MOTION!! He took my haywire Wild-Girl-of-Borneo curls and customized a treatment that left them unbelievably soft, supple and springy, he shaped them perfectly and then colored them exquisitely!! And what a lovely person to spend the time with! In fact, EVERYONE who works there is fun-loving and so positive - the vibe is FABULOUS. This is a Dream Team salon with a genuine soul!! So glad that I found them!!!
I always have tons of fun!. I have very high standards when it comes to choosing a salon for repeat business. Stella Luca has a fun atmosphere, the stylists work together and value one anothers' opinions. I see Michael for my hair services, and always leave even happier than I expect. Another reviewer stated that Michael is an artist, and hair is his canvas. I couldn't agree more. I take pictures to him, and he works VERY hard to match exactly what I want. He takes his art extrenely seriously, and it definitely shows. He is the most conscientious stylist I have ever seen. Plus, he is super fun to hang out with for a few hours, which doesn't hurt! Each time I go in, I get an extreme makeover, because it is just so fun and Michael is so good at everything! It's not just MIchael, either, I love seeing what all the other clients are having done, and they always seem to leave happy. The stylists take pride in their work, and are constantly parading their latest hair style around for oohhhhs and aahhhhs.
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Rachel Castaneda puts on a great act, I almost believed she wanted to me to be happy with my hair. SHe was given 3 times! First cut was great, second cut she rushed through and I had to fix my bangs myself because I work out of town. 3rd cut she butchered my bangs! I gave her THREE pictures to look at and she cut a chunk right out of the middle, about an inch and a half shorter than the rest of my bangs! Not only did she say that she would just show me how to hide HER MISTAKE! But she also refuses to give me my money back! THe salon itselfs has no say over any of the stylist so they can screw you and there is NO ONE to hole them accountable! DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!
Great salon CJ is the best!. Wonderful salon everyone is so friendly and helpful. CJ is a fabulous stylist who really cares. Try her sometime you won't be disappointed.
My Magic Makeover Experience.
I recently had my hair done by Michael Rains and it turned out incredible. My color came first and it turned my hair silky, shiny, and smooth. He cut my hair, still keeping my long layers as i wanted, and adding a little new spice which were bangs. I was hesitant to getting them because I have never had bangs cut on me before but Michael worked his Magic and made me look new and vibrant. The salon was wonderful and it is a place i would refer to anyone. Thank you Michael Rains for giving me such a new great look!(: Im so excited to have you as my personal stylist this season!!
Gizelle: Orlando Magic Dancer.
Michael Scott Rains as King. Window browzing found my favorite Bumble&Bumble products then I ask for cut/color...the stars were in-line and cute as can be Michael found me...After some conversation I realized I was sitting in the chair of an artist and my head was his canvas...rarely do you find someone in his profession that truly understands color, style, lighting, and the health of hair. My girls (teens) love Michael because he "gets it"..and he has FEATHERS!!! I really feel comfortable at Stella Luca and the restaurants/shopping/entertainment just adds to the whole package!! Win/Win
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