Ann is a hair wizard! I have been going to the same hairstylist for 15 years, and was nervous to go to someone new. Ann answered all of my questions, and helped me pick a new style based on my needs. (I'm lazy and don't want to have to "style" it everyday just to leave the house. I'm so in love with the cut, and the products she used!
It took me until my 30s to find someone I trust to do my hair, and it’s this place. She is amazing and I always leave feeling so good about my hair...which is a big deal for me. I have very fine, very thin hair and before Kristen, I avoided haircuts as much as possible because I left at best feeling meh, but more often went home in tears. Add to it that Kristen is soooo nice and you’ll never want to go anywhere else!
My stylist at Alder is Ann. She is terrific! Very professional, listens/answers all your hair questions, and works with you to get the style results you want. Really makes you feel a little special every time you're in the chair!
Absolutely the BEST salon I've been to in years! My hair looks freaking amazing, Kristen did a phenomenal job and exceeded my expectations by far! Finally found my forever stylist/salon!
Kristen is a kind and passionate artist whose hard work did NOT go unnoticed! As a stylist myself, I appreciated Kristen's honest and knowledgeable suggestions of what would work best for my hair based on the inspiration picture I showed her! I felt beautiful after my trial but made a few adjustments in the end. Kristen made sure to execute each of them on the big day and my hair looked even more beautiful than I could have imagined. It also stayed in all night, despite my constant dancing and headbanging to the music! My whole wedding party looked and felt beautiful, as well. Kristen is 100% worth every penny, as she is a master of her craft!
Took my 16-yo here for a completely new look. Ann was incredibly attentive, professional, and knew exactly how to pull off the haircut my kiddo wanted. My teen left with a huge smile on her face and is so, so happy with Ann’s work. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much!
I booked Kristen and Ann for my wedding! They did my hair and makeup, plus four bridesmaids, the MoG, and the MoB. I cannot tell you how much I recommend them. They arrived right on time in the morning and got to work! They bring their own ring lights and seats so you're not dependent on good hotel room lighting and chairs (luckily). They did a beautiful job on our hair and makeup to a one. They totally got the vibe of the wedding and made sure each of us had a look that we loved. Beyond just doing an amazing job, they are some of the nicest, funniest, kindest ladies you could meet. It felt like having two extra friends in the room with all of us! Both my hair and makeup help up beautifully throughout the day. My pictures from 11:00 am look the same as my pictures from 8:00 pm. Eventually I did need to take my hair out (TOTALLY not Kristen's fault - she locked it down with bobby pins but I may have done a little too much head banging at the reception), and when I did, Kristen had done my hair in such a way that it still looked sexy and fun - not like a crazy rat's nest. I don't know how she did it, honestly. Overall, my experience with Alder, and with Kristen and Ann's wedding services, was phenomenal. Competitive rates, great service, and really stellar gals. I would recommend them to anyone in the Kalamazoo/West MI area and I'm so happy I booked with them for my big day
I love getting my hair cut with Ann at Alder! The environment is relaxing and calm and I love the head massage. My hair always looks great when Ann is done.