How ridiculous! If a stylist gets paid $10 hour that is the line of work she CHOSE to do so cry me a river "secretstylist" let me guess you work for this horrid company and have to defend their antics too?? Figures. To be charged $106 is a RIPOFF!!! It does not take 4 hours to cut, color, and add highlights unless you are incompetent. My stylist, an excellent beautician of 20 years, takes less than 20 mins to put foils through my entire head and then additional 25 mins for processing & 20 mins for a cut. I guess you could add 40 mins for a complete color & rinse too...that is only 1hr 45mins. Oh and her conditioner is FREE. She only charges $50 for a complete head of foils, shampoo & conditioner (scalp massage) and cut, blowdry AND style and I always get compliments on her cuts & color. Then again she is experienced, constantly upgrades her education through classes and seminars, and is not a low grade "cheap cuts" bottom barrel employee who barely made it through beautician school and feesl the need to overcharge to make up for her slowpoke speed.
Do yourself a favor, go to a reputable salon where they know how to give you phenomenal service. I've been to Smartstyle too in Walmart and had to visit the ER after my scalp burned because the beautician put the bleach directly on my scalp (any beautician knows you do NOT put the bleach directly on someone's scalp!) and the bleach bled under the foils leaving me with patches of brassy orange hair. So disgusted with their crappy customer services. I've seen pictures on other sites regarding Smartstyle showing actual hair loss due to over processing--why do you think they make you sign a waiver BEFORE you get your color or perm done? I should have ran away--instead I am siting here after a large dose of steroids to counteract the searing burning inflammation of my scalp and aloe vera gel on my head (my own gel of course the salon refused to offer anything to counteract the burning of my scalp) Buyer beware!!!