Miami >Beauty > Salon & Spa Renova In Coconut Grove
All around Salon!. I highly recommend this Salon to others. I gladly drive over 45 mins and cross county lines to get my hair done at Renova with Orlando. The staff is professional, friendly, attentive, and excellent at their craft. From the minute you walk in the door to your way out, you are treated wonderfully. Orlando is a very experienced and exceptional hairstylist who works wonders on my hair(it has never looked as good as it does now thanks to him!) as well as an excellent business owner who is very conscientious of supervising his staff and attending to his clients. (Free parking is a plus especially in the Grove!)
renova salon the best in hair color.
WONDERFUL . The service is the best and the owner very, very very professional.
I am happy to have Orlando for my hair stiling and color;
The staff for man/ped is excellent.
Best in town!.
I have been going here for years, best spa man/ped with no details overlooked. Wonderful owners and very friendly staff make your trip to the spa fun and relaxing as it should be. Anytime I need a gift to give this is what i give and it is appreciated immensely! Nice product selection too! Easy parking which in Miami is a huge benefit. Coffee or nice lemon ice water is a very nice touch!
Wow. Perfect color & haircut... spa pedicure the best I've had
Excellent Services by an Excellent Staff. I drive about 45 minutes to have Orlando style my hair & it's well worth it. It is a wonderful experience each & every time! The services are provied by a curteous & professional staff with years of experience. They are not limited to hair styling offering a wide variety of services. Renova has been able to provide me with what I have always wanted: healthy, shiney, beautiful hair!
Spectacular Grove Treasure - lacking all the bs hype/PR.
I have lived and worked in the Grove for over two decades and have seen people and places come and go. I religiously have a mani/pedi at least twice a month and this place does the most awesome pedicure of all the ones I've tried in the area. I get all the regular stuff of other pedi's (cuticle removal, polish, etc) plus a deep scrub, hot towels, a feet/leg mask, massage -- all while I drink the complimentary cafe latte (or sometimes I drink one of many herbal teas) -- ask for the spa pedi + mani special (both $45). They have 6 spa pedicure stations and the ladies are consistenly great and super clean.
Also, I have been doing hair with the owner since before he opened this place 8-9 years ago (he use to work down the street). I can tell you that he and his staff will go out of their way to insure that the most gentle and safe products are used on your hair. I have seen my friends come here and go to other places who offer quick and perhaps a cheaper route BUT their hair seem to always look fragile and very unhealthy (even break).
For the past 12+ years of coloring with Orlando and/or his staff, my hair feels natural & healty and never has breakage (unlike my other girlfriends which eventually come to him for repair). I can make a long list of who you should avoid here in the Grove but I won't -- usually the ones with the most hype or bogus reviews, are the ones you should avoid. Gals... sit down for a consultation and ask questions before you let someone dump all sorts of chemicals on your hair, OR just go for a blowdry or some other harmless service to feel out the person (& catch their bs)... or go get a mani and check the place out and when you there ask the advice of some of the hair people. This is what I tell my friends (I may just start a blog of all the experiences and nightmares we have gone through). I have also had facials and my friend has had the straightening treatment -- both great.
Great cuts, great people watching.
I go to school nearby, and live a few blocks over. When I come in for a cut, I take the first available. Usually a risky gambit, but its worked out well for me at Renova. I still get my high lights done when I go home. I only do it a few times a year, so its not worth the stress of finding someone here to trust, then moving again in a few years. I'm a people watcher, so personality matters as much as ability for me.
First I had the owner Rolando. He was very, very good - super precise. We spent a long time talking about the cut. He had a strong idea of what would work for my hair texture and face, and in the end I went with what he recommended. It was not what I thought I came in to get, but in the end I really liked it. While we were cutting, he spent the whole time telling me what was wrong with my color, and what he needed to do to fix it. He also recommended a lot of products for me to use at home. That was a buzzkill. I didn't like hearing my stylist back home put down. Still, great cut, I would go to him again.
Ben has cut my hair a few times. So different. We talk about my hair and what I like for about 5 minutes before shampooing. Once he has the idea of what I want, he makes a few recommendations, and we design on a cut we both thought would work. After a great shampoo, he sits down to cut. He talks a lot, and asks a lot of questions. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation. His cutting style is fun to watch - imagine getting your hair cut by Einstein/Grizzly Adams! He seems very relaxed and comfortable, and that feeling is contagious.
I have had my blowdry with Cristina a couple times - once she did half while Ben did the other half! Never had 2 at once, that was nice. Her blowdry is the best - better than any one else I've had there, including the owner. When she does it, I don't want to wash it, it looks too good. She's also a lot of fun. She's like a party with blonde hair! If you need to look great, call up and ask for her.
Professional, attentive to detail, & nice folks.
This is a very nice salon where everyone is super friendly, accomodating, and knowledgeable. They are always professional and turn out exceptional work.
My color & hair is pretty straight forward, but I see the attention and level of professsionalism they give to their other color/hair clients and how they thoroughly listen and explain your "issue" and the resolution to it... it makes alot of sense and they REALLY know their stuff.
I have recommended Renova to friends and the results have been positive.
I've been getting my hair done by Ben for a few years now. I have always left happy. He's teaching color for some company, and I can tell you why - this guy knows his stuff. He's always ready to do something new, but has never gone overboard and given me something that was "too much" - but he isn't afraid to tell me no when I want something that won't work. I think I've asked for bangs three times, and each time he's come up with a diplomatic way to tell me its really a bad idea. He's right, too. They just don't work for me.
Aside from being good, he's fun to talk to. He has an interesting story, every time I leave I feel like I just spent quality time with a good, old friend. One with lots of great stories!
The salon has a pretty nice atmosphere (aside from the music - so bad I bring my own!) Everyone seems to get along for the most part. The girl on one side of him is very fun, but a little crass. Usually in a good way. She is getting busy. The guy on the other side never talks to me, but strikes me as a gentle soul. His clients sure seem to like him. Avoid the owner, he's a real pain in the butt. At least he usually doesn't interfere with his employees much, and lets them take care of their people. Like one other person mentioned, he will find creative ways to improve his bottom line - check your reciept before you pay. They charge enough without padding.
The nail girls are a mixed bag - some are great, some aren't. The turn over for nails is high - I think I've seen 15 girls come and go, so I gave up on that and just come for the hair. None of them speak English, and on a busy day it sounds like Havana on that side of the salon. Viva Miami!!!!
Bottom line, if you need a great color, and patient, real nice guy who understands how to give it to you, call Ben. He's also good with the cuts, and knows how do style my frizzy hair curly or straight. The blowouts last forever. The salon's pretty good - but if he leaves, so do I!
Best massage ever. If you want to get a massage to completely relax and have a great day Renova spa has the best massage therapist. His name is Joel Quintana and his hands made in heaven. He is a very professional massage therapist with the best skill. The atmosphere at the salon is awesome its owner Rolando is a great hair staylist as well.
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