“Janet’s Shear Genius” salon is the place to go when you want a haircut, color, style or waxing.
I’ve gone to her ever since she was at Hairmaster’s in Four Corners, and when I heard that she was going to open her own salon, I didn’t go anywhere else until her salon opened. (She saw me at her home salon in the interim period.)
It wasn’t that I thought that another beauty operator could do just as well (yes, that’s what I thought) it was just that Janet styled my hair the way I wanted it.
Janet does not have preconceived notions on what hairdo would be appropriate for your age, she regards her customers as individuals, and before too long, and she has become your friend as well.
But before all else, she is a consummate professional and she meets her customers beauty needs.
One of my pet peeves is the salon operator who stereotypes her customers. You know what I’m talking about—-the older ‘ladies’ are always called ‘honey’ and greeted in a condescending manner. (They seem to see them only as the price of a salon visit and not as individuals.)
I happen to look younger than my ‘senior’ years, and can ‘get away’ with younger styles. I do not want to patronize a salon where the stylist has preconceived notions on what their customer should wear if they happen to be at the age where they can draw social security.
I like my hair short, but should I want to wear it long, I don’t want their opinion as to why I should not wear long hair past an arbitrary age.
When I first started going to Janet’s I went from perm hair to straight hair and as you know straight hair required a good cut.
I chose a young-looking style that would be ‘risky’ for a woman over fifty, but it turned out to be a style that garnered compliments almost every time that I went out in public.
On one occasion I was sitting in a restaurant, and a woman gets up from her table on the other side of the room just to tell me how much she liked my hair style. The color and cut is fantastic and where did I have it done?
It goes without saying that with short hair the cut is vitally important; if the cut is bad the ‘style’ is bad, it will not only make the woman look older but put her in the ‘cookie cutter mold’ of hairdo’s worn by women ‘of a certain age.’
The long and the short of it (I couldn’t resist) is “Janet’s Shear Genius” is not just the name of her salon at Sawyer’s Village; it is a description of how she cuts hair. Janet is also wonderfully adept everything she does at her full service salon.
Janet does it all, and she does it with good pricing. I can get a cut and color at “Janet’s Shear Genius” and have it looking no different than a style in one of those frou-frou salons where I’ve paid twice as much.
If you live in the Maple Valley area, check “Janet’s Shear Genius” salon, you will not be disappointed.