On Thursday, I headed to ARROJO Studio to finally see what all the hype was about. I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve lived in Manhattan for six years now but had yet to have the true cosmopolitan city salon experience… this was it!
Upon check in, I was ushered in to a changing room, where I changed into a robe. While waiting for my stylist, I sipped a delicious iced coffee from the (adorable) cafe. I saw Olivia for color, and Matthew for a cut. Prior to both my color and my cut, I sat with them each for a consultation to discuss what I wanted to do. I was struck by how professional the whole process was.
I first met with Olivia for color. I was honest with her and explained that I hadn’t been for highlights in (gasp) six months, so we opted for ballayage – beachy, painted on highlights away from the roots. After meeting with Olivia, I headed over to Matthew’s chair for my cut. He was a bit appalled by my ends… (it had also been six months,) so we took quite a bit off. At his insistence, he added some long layers… I was hesitant at first but loved how they came out.
The pictures above illustrate the transformation rather well. I went from wavy (and dead!) to sleek, straight, and blonder!
I finished my little afternoon of pampering at the cafe with the most delicious mini-cupcake.
But seriously, how cute is the cafe? On another note… I always love learning the story behind a place and was intrigued to hear that the 10,000 square foot space began ten years ago with only three chairs. It’s amazing how far they’ve come in a decade!
Disclosure: ARROJO gave me a complimentary cut + style and a discounted color treatment. All opinions are my own… I think the photos speak for themself!