Salon Simpatico – Bozeman Hair Salon
Frequently Asked Questions
- It says here that Ceilon is working on her PhD in American Studies. Does that mean that she is going to quit doing hair when she has earned her PhD? I’d hate to get hooked on a good hairdresser if it means she’s going to move on to something else in a few years.
A: Ceilon Aspensen has been a licensed cosmetologist for 34 years. She’s been to more classes, training, and hair shows over the years than she cares to count. She has always kept her skills on the cutting edge (pun intended) of styling trends. I guarantee that you will love your service, or I will redo it for you at no charge.
A: We accept all forms of payment: cash, check, Mastercard, VISA, American Express, and Discover. If you want to pay with a check, please be prepared to provide your driver’s license as a form of identification, as well as your current address and phone number. You have a trustworthy face, but if your check is returned, we need a way to contact you.
A: Sorry, but no. Payment is expected at the time services are rendered.
A: Click here to see our current hours of operation.
A: We guarantee all of our services, and are happy to redo them for you if you are not completely satisfied, as long as you contact us within two weeks of the original service. We assume that if you do not love your hair, you will let us know right away, and waiting a long time before you let us know might seem a little suspicious to us. We are serious about our guarantee, and conscientious about our work, and are grateful that the vast majority of our clients find no need to take us up on it.
A: Yes, by appointment only. We do not accept walk-in appointments outside of regularly scheduled hours (obviously). To make an appointment after hours you will have to call the salon at (406) 587-2041. Our online appointment scheduler will not let you schedule an appointment outside of regular business hours, but our human appointment schedulers will. If you call after hours, you may have to leave a message on our voice mail, but someone will call you back ASAP to schedule your appointment. Though we are very accommodating of our clients’ schedules, we make no guarantee that we will be able to to accommodate an after-hours appointment, though we will make every effort.
A: Unfortunately, no. Do to recent abuses of our family-friendly policy, we have had to limit the presence of children in our salon to only those receiving services. Many of our clients enjoy the respite of our peaceful, relaxing environment, and do not bring their own children with them in order to experience some quiet down time. If you bring your children then their experience may be diminished, which is not fair to our other clients.Please understand that our waiting area is very small–there is no spreading out room at all, and our waiting clients must have room to sit while waiting for their appointments. Please be considerate of our other clients.Even if your child is a baby, unfortunately, a child that must sit in your lap while your service is being performed will interfere with your stylist’s ability to perform that service. The same is true for children who require your attention (because they are tired, tired of sitting, need assistance going to the bathroom, need a diaper change, etc.). This can also cause your stylist to run behind, if there are too many interruptions to your service caused by your child, which puts us behind schedule, and is not fair to the clients scheduled after you.Please make daycare arrangements for your child during your service.
A: No. We are happy to refer you to Roxy at Perfect 10 Nails (just down the hall, in the same building as Salon Simpatico).
A: No! Not if the owner of the salon is the one who performed the service on your hair or nails. At Salon Simpatico, the owner of the salon is paid as an employee like everyone else, and your tips are much appreciated.
A: Nothing! Bang trims in between haircuts are free when you book your next appointment at checkout for your current service.
A: No worries. This happens to everyone at one time or another, and we understand. Just call us at (406) 587-2041 to reschedule, or use our online appointment scheduler at http://bozemanbeautysalon.com/schedule-now/ to reschedule.
A: The “seashell” is actually a nautilus shell. A nautilus shell provides a natural example of a golden spiral. The golden spiral is a type of fractal. You can read all about fractals and golden spirals at the links I’ve provided here (click on fractal or golden spiral), but all you really need to know about them to understand why I chose a naturally occurring fractal shape for the Salon Simpatico logo is this: “Because they appear similar at all levels of magnification, fractals are often considered to be infinitely complex (in informal terms). Natural objects that are approximated by fractals to a degree include clouds, mountain ranges, lightning bolts, coastlines, snow flakes, various vegetables (cauliflower and broccoli), and animal coloration patterns.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal)Fractals are all around us, even in and on our own bodies. All that we find beautiful in nature emerged from fractal geometry.Though some might find hairdressing a repetitious job, I do not. Even when someone comes in and says, “I want you to do exactly what you did last time,” there is still variety inherent in the replication of a previous style. Though you will get “exactly what you did last time” at the visual level, I am not a machine, and your body will have changed in the 4-6 weeks since your last haircut, so it will not be exactly the same (even if it looks like it is). There will be enough variation to make it interesting, while keeping it “exactly the same.”Beyond the very loose (and possibly weak) connection to cosmetology that I just provided, I am simply fascinated with fractals! They represent a form of natural, infinite perfection that I appreciate. As an artist I find them beautiful. As a teacher I find them instructive. As a cosmetologist I find them….something interesting to talk about when we run out of conversation while I’m cutting your hair. 😉As a logo, it pulls together my variety of interests into one neat little image: art, science, beauty, and infinite wonder.
A: sim·pa’·ti·co /sim-pah’-ti-koh / adjective
congenial or like-minded; likable: I find our new neighbor simpatico in every respect.Origin:1860-65; < Italian: literally, sympathetic, equivalent to simpat ( ia ) sympathy + -ico -ic. Compare Spanish simpÃ¡tico, French sympathique, German sympatisch (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/simpatico)
For many people, the atmosphere and environment in which they get their hair done, as well as the personality of the cosmetologist performing the service, are every bit as important as the quality of the service itself. If you are that kind of person, we are the salon for you! Whatever your personality, political/social/spiritual beliefs, cultural orientation, etc., it’s all simpatico at Salon Simpatico. We love everyone, and we’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable and cared for during your time with us. And it goes without saying that you’ll receive the highest quality service and get exactly what you want (but we’ll say it anyway).
Q: It says here that Ceilon is working on her PhD in American Studies. Does that mean that she is going to quit doing hair when she has earned her PhD? I’d hate to get hooked on a good hairdresser if it means she’s going to move on to something else in a few years.