Amanda Moss at The Colour Room
I heard about Amanda from some friends of mine because I really wanted someone to come to my hotel room in downtown Chicago rather than heading out to a salon in the middle of winter. I was super happy with the trial run I had with Amanda. She not only matched the photo that I brought for a loose up-do, but she also tried a couple of other looks on me. It's clear Amanda really knows what she is doing because it turned out that I liked her version of the hairstyle BETTER than the one in the photo because she took my face shape into account and made some slight adjustments to the part & the way some of the pieces were laying. After the trial run I had my DH take some photos so that we would be completely ready to go when she came to my hotel room. She was 5 minutes early (thank you!) and very calm and professional. She's a great vendor!
The Color Room is tucked away in Chicago and a neat find. The place is modern, neat and accommodating. However, the day of my wedding didn't quite work out as the trial run had been performed. The bun-like style I had done was nothing like what my stylist had done on the practice day. It was much more simple and plain the day of the wedding, but by the time it was done I didn't have time to complain or say anything since I had to get to the next appointment. Even comparing pictures of the trail run and the day of pictures, you can tell they are nothing alike. I don't think my bridesmaids cared for their hairdos either, but being the sweet gals they were they didn't say anything to me. I'm not sure if there was miscommunication but the styles just didn't fit what the girls were looking for. I think this place is reasonable for the service, but just make sure you go in with a relaxed attitude and don't sweat the small stuff....after all for me, the bun was at the back of my head so at least I couldn't see and didn't have to worry about it too much.
I had a fabulous wedding trial with her and I really loved all the different styles that we got to try. I'm so impressed by her work with my friend's haircuts and our other friend's hair color that I scheduled a hair cut and color with her in addition to booking my stylist for the wedding! Edit: I love my new color - Amanda is seriously a magician and just amazing with it!
She's very friendly, perfectionist, and just amazing with hair!! Her prices are very very affordable compared to other places in the city - I had originally considered going with her just because her prices were the cheapest but after seeing the quality, she is just a STEAL! :) Amanda, you rock! After my hair trial and getting a more modern take on a wedding updo, I got compliments all night long - now, I just need to decide what will be best for me. Edit: I went in for a final hair trial with her and I LOVE IT - I can't wait for my big day for Amanda to really transform my hair into a princess!!
Final edit: Amanda was AMAZING on my wedding day - in less than four hours, she did yes, 6 bridesmaids hair styles (all different hair styles, too) and mine and we looked stunning - she left me a bottle of hair spray which wasn't necessary - my hair stayed up the WHOLE day. Thank you, Amanda, for making me beautiful on my special day!