Severely disappointed...to say the least. I was in need of salon services for my friends who were coming in town to be in my wedding.I was looking for a higher end AA salon (it's a shame that there are very few in SA) I was referred to the salon by a family friend, who loves the place. The result...average-below average service with higher end salon prices. The staff was cold & unwelcoming. Then, by the time my bridal party got to me (aprx 1 hour after getting it done), their hair was frizzy! I then had to pay the stylist that was on location for me to restyle their hair!
I love Mane and Glory!! They do such a fabulous job with my hair. I am in the process of going natural and I am not the person to wear it looking natural so they get it straight without the chemicals. I wasn't going to go natural but the transition has been so easy because of them. I have been getting my hair done there for over a year now and I don't know what I would do without them. If you live in San Antonio or visit San Antonio go over to Mane and Glory and get your hair done.
Mane & Glory is full of experienced and talented stylist. You go there not only for a great end style but also education about healthy, maintainable hair. The idea of African American hair being straight and full of body without a relaxer was almost unheard of...until I experienced it myself. The ceramic phusion process that the stylist at Mane and Glory specialize in is phenomenal. Mane and Glory is my weekly spot. There is nothing like being styled by one of the Best Melvin! Thanks to Mane and Glory....my healthy, chemical free, thick, full Mane is my Glory!!
Awesome shampoo techs for a weekend
client who travels often and appreciates the ability to make a appointment on line, call in for a last minute appointment or get 'worked in' to a busy day full scheduled. The M&G team is fun, outgoing, personal and educated. The M&G team collaborates and doesn't mind do what ever is necessary to make you feel comfortable. My stylist is Melvin & he rocks! The atmosphere is friendly and the facility offers complimentary bottled water and Wi-Fi.
Atlanta-New York-San /Antonio
The best natural hair care for women of
color especially African American women. Terre Wafford and the stylists at Mane and Glory have revolutionized natural hair care. Whether you are into wearing your hair in it's natural curl pattern or are a person like me who enjoys the carefree bounce of a straight look, you will find it all at Mane and Glory. Their ceramic phusion technique leaves your hair soft, silky, sexy and chemical free. That is right no relaxer or "hair-crack" needed. Take it from a Sister who formerly relaxed her hair bone straight every five week. I am now "relaxer- free" almost three years and counting. No more breakage, no more scalp burns, an no need for a flat iron. Once these stylists treat your hair you will enjoy healthy hair that looks the way you always imagined: luxurious, long, straight with body, bounce and movement that will have you turning heads. Contact them today and change your hair life for the better forever! I love you Mane and Glory.
My advice ladies is that you clear your calendar for this pamper session. Never ever be rushed when getting a treat like this. Your beauty is far too priceless for a rush job. I want the stylists at Mane and Glory to devote the necessary time to every client so they will adore the results as much as I do. This treat and treatment is well worth the time and ladies we deserve a little extra time being pampered when we do and give so much to others.
See you at Mane and Glory...shout outs to Terre, Melvin, Pepper, and Lisa!
Ms. Valarie Fluellen
If all you care about is "fly hair" then stop reading!.
Where is "Tabitha's Salon Takeover" when you need it?! It is apparent that Mane and Glory is on the cusp of greatness, but is in need of a major overhaul! My service, shampoo, steam treatment and ceramic phusion on natural hair, should have taken a maximum of 2.5 hours. I WAS IN THAT SALON FOR 5 HOURS and I had an 1.5 hr WAIT UNTIL I WAS SAT AT THE SHAMPOO BOWL. I stayed only because I had an event to attend the next day. However, I did miss my class due to the salon's lack of time management. Another customer was in the salon from 11:30 am to 9 pm! Her stylist was so behind that she called her husband to bring their daughter to the salon to get her hair styled as well. No water, no food, for far too long!!!!!!!! Black salons are known for this type of inconsideration, but I have never given my business to such an establishment, until now.
Two hours after I checked in, I received an apology from the receptionist that they were short staffed. I should have been told that crucial piece of information when I checked in and then I could have made an informed decision to stay or leave.
I made my appointment online and was pleased that Mane and Glory appeared to be a progressive establishment. The online booking system gives an option for "new client," which I selected. This should have immediately flagged me in the system and notified the stylist. I had questions about my hair damage and only saw the stylist when I made a request while at the shampoo bowl (2 hours after checking in). I should have seen the stylist first for at least 5 minutes. It's just that simple. She acted as if her only job is to style hair. WRONG ANSWER! A stylist's job is to partner with clients to create a win-win dynamic by sincerely asking/answering hair questions, educating clients and styling hair. My stylist was not interested in having a basic conversation about my hair and giving helpful feedback/solutions. She was more concerned with talking to co-workers, treating her clients like cattle, checking off a list and getting everyone in and out of the salon.
DECOR: Not as polished as I thought it would be; Unfinished floors; improper seating for hair steamers (a grown woman should not have to "climb" on top of pillows and balance in position to use a hair steamer)
STAFF: Not knowledgeable about products that harm natural hair (i.e. parabans, sulfate), simple tricks like using cold water to close the hair cuticle in order to banish fly away hair, and does not explain processes to new clients who are trying new services for the first time.
PROS: I was not drenched in water at the shampoo bowl, steam treatment results, and the look/feel of my hair as I walked out of the door.
Friendly, Professional Atmosphere and Great Hair Results.
I am natural and usually keep my hair in braids. My edges were looking horrible indicating that I needed to give my hair a break. I wanted to relax my hair because I didn't know how I would manage while in army uniform. I decided to book an appointment with Mane and Glory upon a recommendation from a classmate in IPAP. I was a little hesitant because of the one bad review but I was willing to give the shop a try.
My worries were certainly needless! As soon as I walked in, I was greeted warmly by the receptionist, Pepper. She saw my hair and instantly informed me of another option besides the relaxer, a ceramic phusion. This option allows me to have straight hair or revert back to natural if I desired! I was still skeptical and she offered me a discount on a relaxer if I decided I did not want to keep getting a ceramic phusion. So I agreed.
The shop was very clean, comfortable and very stylish. All of the stylists were friendly and professional. I was included in their conversations, even though they did not know me. I was also educated about my hair the entire time. My stylist, Lisa, changed my Celie (from Color Purple) hair to a bouncy, shining, low maintenance hair style! I was VERY impressed and I intend on coming back regularly. This will be especially true when they start offering eyelash extensions!
Kudos to Mane and Glory!
VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
I am a Cosmetology Instructor and I have been getting my hair done at Mane & Glory for a few months now and the experience has been exceptional. My hair is 100% natural and after I walk out of Mane & Glory several people of all ethnicity want to know how my hair is so shiny, healthy, and full of life. My husband cant keep his hands out of my hair after I get it done. ( Everyone knows thats a no no :} )
I have had my hair styled by Terre and Melvin and they both do an awesome job. I worried about not fitting in because they have so many regulars but when I am there they include me in there "debate of the day" and they keep me laughing and smiling the whole time I am there. Terre also has other stylist there like Sybil and they are awesome too.
For the ladies who had a bad experience I am sorry but that just leaves a slot open for me to get in and get my hair styled by a professional and friendly staff. From the time I walk in, to the shampoo bowl, to the styling chair, and out the door I am welcomed and invited back.
Thank You Terre, Melvin, Sybil, Peppa, and staff of Mane & Glory for making me feel beautiful.
Mane and Glory is Worth the Wait!.
Terre and the entire Mane and Glory staff are wonderful. I did not mind having a week-day appointment, but I definitely plan on being one of the 'regulars'. She is patient and works on maintaining healthy hair, incorporating the latest hairstyles. I was welcomed immediately and enjoyed the salon's 'debate of the day':) Terre is professional, patient and is good at what she does. I give this salon five stars!
Not sure what the complaints on decor were, but the salon was immaculate, tasteful and calming. Anyone from TX knows there are some bad areas in every city and this is not even close to being one of them.
Best Stylist In San Antonio, TX. I have been going to Terre for years she is in deed very professional, friendly, and has prefected her craft. Terre is current with the latest styles and techniques needed to maintain healthy hair. Yes, it is true that Terre is currently the only stylist in her salon at this present time, so due to this and respect for her clients she does not double/over book her clients. So, if you are business minded you will know that you cannot give everyone a Saturday appointment. As the previous writer stated if you want to receive a great hair style in a relaxing environment Terre is the stylist for you. However, if you need a psychologist you might need to shop around because she does not specialize in that area. Love your work Terre.
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