I won't see anyone but Mary and Alan!!. Hmmm...I don't really think it's possible to please everyone in waxing, but I will continue to encourage everyone I know that sees Mary regularly to add there opinions here too because I haven't heard anything but good things about her!! I see her all the time and my experiences have always been very professional. Waxing hurts!! I've tried a number of different places as well and it all feels exactly the same to me. I have also experienced that people who shop through Groupon tend to give more negative reviews. My theory is that it gives them an excuse not to go back and pay full price. Mary's prices are very reasonable. Schafer Studios is incredibly charming. I will never go anywhere else for waxing...unless Mary leaves! :)
Only salon I will go to. I came to Schafer Studios to see Mary for a Brazilian (which was fabulous BTW) and ended up meeting my hair soulmate. Alan is brilliant! He is attentive and listens to what you want (or helps you figure it out if you don't know already). He then offers his expertise and advice and sets to work giving you the best haircut you have had or will ever have. I can't recommend him enough; it is a treat to be in his chair!
Not Happy. My wife and I never write reviews, but my wife had such a bad experience getting waxed here that I have to say something (she's too nice to ever say anything bad about anyone.) She used a groupon for a brazilian wax and said the lady was nice enough but the waxing hurt a lot. More than other times she's been waxed. It was red, sore, and bumpy for over a week. There were also a couple of places where the skin was ripped away and then started to scab up. My wife was trying to do something sexy and surprise me but it turned out being a disaster.
Mary is fabulous!.
Can't say enough good things about Mary at Schafer Studios.
From start to finish, this was the best waxing/spa experience I have had. I have been to many upscale spas that did not feel as friendly and relaxed as Schafer Studios. Mary's studio is upstairs and very private, so you feel like you are getting away from the fast pace of life and almost stepping back in time. (I am guessing the building dates from the 1930's so it has that elegant yet charming feel with wood floors and dormers, positively fabulous). Anyway, she was fast and thorough and removed every single hair. She spent time tweezing where necessary. (I have been getting waxed for years, and no matter how good the aesthetician is, there will be some hairs that have to be tweezed if there isn't enough grow-out for the wax to grab it). Everything was clean and sterilized and Mary made me feel very at-ease; a very sweet and kind soul.
I am making this my regular salon since I had such a good experience here. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service is great!
Mary is a gem, if you can find fault you have never met her. It has taken me many years to find the perfect talent that i am so proud to share my most cherished environment with, a salon culminated by a design to suggest an invitation home and not patronized by ostentation. Mary brings years of passion and unparalleled talent to our studio, her rare social grace, her charm and her nurturing compassion lends her an easy target for cynics and other individuals attempting slander. The only reason Mary is kind enough to run an ad in groupon is that she has just started working in the Beaverton metro area and is building her clientele here after many years in the Seattle area and resorts in Arizona. We are so fortunate to have Mary join us and look forward to sharing her gift for personalized attention with all of our guests. Thank you, we love you Mary. Alan Schafer
DO NOT GET WAXED HERE!!!.
I got a Groupon to this place for a Brazilian wax and since the place seemed to have good reviews I thought it would be a safe place to choose. However, all the good reviews are for Alan, the salon owner who does hair, which I wish I would have realized before I got my wax.
I have had Brazilians before and so I thought I would get one before I went on my vacation to Greece. I went in a few days before I was to leave thinking that this would give me adequate time to heal. The atmosphere was so-so. Just an old house converted into a salon. There was no receptionist so I waited a few minutes after I came in, awkwardly standing around. Finally someone came and told me that that Mary (the esthetcian) would be with me shortly.
Several minutes later Mary came down and I followed her up these narrow creaky old stairs into the waxing room. I was surprised when she asked me if it was okay if she stayed in the room while I undressed. I said sure just because I am not that modest, but normally the person who waxes you leaves the room and lets you lay down on the table with the paper over you. So it was a little uncomfortable and not very professional if you ask me.
So the waxing began and it was very painful! I don
Great cut and color!. Alan did a great job on my hair! The cut is perfect, the color is fabulous! Will only go to him from now on.
BEST Service, Color, and Treatment!. I am one of the many people who change hair colors with the seasons. Alan does an AMAZING job transitioning from brunette to blonde. I have had many hair stylists that I have gone to for long periods of time, but Alan is by far the best. He is an incredibly passionate, talented and precise stylist.
You will not be disappointed!. I've been going to Schafer Studios for just about 10 years..been with him at a few different locations but it doesn't really matter which place the conversation and awesome talent follow him wherever he goes! I have always been 100% satisfied!
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be Schafer Studios.....
What can I say if you want an average haircut... go to supercuts.
If you desire to transform your "Drab Hair to Fab Hair"... Schafer Studios is where the magic begins.
Owner/Master Stylist Alan Schafer, is by far the BEST in the business. His expertise and creativity is truly amazing. Alan's eye for detail with his extreme flair for color will take your hair to new dimensions. Alan Schafer you ARE my "Hair God"!!!!!
Get HOOKED on Schafer Studios!!!!!!!!
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