Sandy B.
San Diego, CA

I have been going to Pret A Porter Salon for about 10 years now. I discovered the salon when I lived in La Mesa and it was a true find!

I moved away from La Mesa about 8 years but still make the drive to get my hair cut and colored by Roz, the salon owner. The prices are reasonable and she always gets the color perfect!

Roz has taught color classes and makes sure that all of her stylists know what they are doing. This is a rarity!

 

 
Amy B.

La Mesa, CA

 

I went to Pret a Porter for the first time recently and left feeling fabulous!! I was long overdue for a cut and color and they accommodated my same-day request for an appointment. The receptionist was extremely welcoming and helpful over the phone and when I arrived I felt immediately comfortable with the laid-back atmosphere. My hairstylist Shawna listened to me and gave me exactly what I was looking for. I absolutely LOVE the Aveda color and products she used too.

All of this with some great deals and coupons…$25 off the first visit, a return visit gift card for spa services and an Aveda promotion when I bought some products. I think I found my new salon!

 

 
Kat M.

La Mesa, CA

 

Went back for a needed pedicure/reflexology..been too long. Alva was wonderful, easy to talk to and did a great job! Carrie did the reflexology and it was wonderful!!! I thought I really need to invest more in this kind of “pampering” versus eating out..less calories and manages stress better! I’ll be back!

 
Leah S.

San Diego, CA

 

I went back to Pret a Porter again for a facial and massage as well as getting highlights and a haircut a few days prior. My highlights(and low lights per the suggestion of Dan, my stylist) looked amazing. I had never had low lights before and he suggested them and trusting him I said sure, they looked and still look amazing. He also listened to me when I said I just wanted a trim.

Teresa was my facialist, and let me say the facial was terrific. I have never fallen asleep before during a facial but I definitely did when I got one from her.

My masseuse was also names Teresa, a different girl though. Of all the massages I have ever received I have been told I would need follow ups to get all of the knots out of my back, not with Teresa. I felt more relaxed than I ever have after a massage.

Overall a very pleasant experience yet again, would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

 

 
Chloe S.

La Mesa, CA

 

One of the best facialists I’ve ever been to is Teresa. She is so gentle and attentive. She is in the room the whole time. When a mask is on she is massaging your scalp, face, arms, and back. I always leave glowing.

She is also very helpful with product recommendations. She will also give you samples to try new products. She is worth every penny, if not more, for her facials. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Also, the front desk help is also very sweet and helpful. Sometimes front desk girls are on the snobby side. Not here. Just very caring. The salon also has promotions going all the time for products. An example: I purchased three products and got a free deluxe pedicure. Also, if you sign up to receive their emails, you will be alerted to last minute deals on services throughout the salon. It is usually a discounted rate of twenty percent. If you are anything like me and wait to the last minute, it really helps save money.

 

 
Sarah C.

San Diego, CA

 

One of my least favorite things to do when I move is find a new hair salon. What will the stylists be like? Will they listen to me? Will they ruin my hair so bad I’ll have to go somewhere else and then avoid the other place like the plague and start all over?

Luckily, I found Pret-a-Porter. And, it’s within walking distance from home! Score!

I’ve gotten my haircut three times here, and have yet to have a bad cut. Ask for Shawna – she knows her stuff. She listened to what I wanted each time, and had suggestions when I asked for them. The last time I went in, I had done some research online to find tips on the best hairstyles for my face shape. When I asked Shawna for tips on the same subject, she repeated everything I had read. Perfect.

The cost is obviously going to be pricier compared to your average Great Clips or Fantastic Sams or Beauty School, but it is totally worth it. They also have spa services, weekly last-minute specials, and are an Aveda salon. As long as I live in San Diego, I won’t go to another salon.

 

 
Carolyn H.

Alpine, CA

It was my first time at pret a porter salon the other day called to see if they could take me in for a facial as soon as possible because I was having a bad day. They took me right away which was awesome and had my first aveda facial. Its was the best facial in my entire life. made me skin radiant and had an awesome massage all through out. Teresa was excellent and made me fall asleep because it felt soo good. I definately will never go anywhere else for my spa treatment. I definately will come back

 

 
Nancy T.

Santee, CA

While looking for a salon that carries Aveda products, I came across Pret-a-Porter in La Mesa. I read the reviews, visited the salon, and decided to make an appointment. I am so glad I did.

I’ve had several services at the salon in the past two weeks and every one of them were excellent. Roz, one of the owners, cut, colored, and highlighted my hair. Not only was she easy to talk to, (it’s refreshing to have a hairdresser really listen to you) but she has a real eye for color and knew what would look good with my skin tone. My cut was excellent. I couldn’t be happier with my hair and already booked another appointment with her for next month.

Alva did my manicure and pedicure and it was a treat. She was fun, personable and did a great job. It was very relaxing after being at work all day. I’m going back next month for another appointment with her, also.

Now, I didn’t think I would have anything really positive to say about a lip wax. But, I have nothing but praise for Teresa, the esthetician. I’ve never had anyone take as much care and be as thorough with a lip wax. Usually it has been wax on the lip, rip, a little lotion and out the door. Not with Teresa. I can only imagine how great her facials must be.

Another unique service this salon provides is a hand massage while your color processes. I was lucky enough to have Carrie, one of the massage therapists, massage my hands. Can’t wait to make an appointment for a massage with her. She even gave me a moist heat pad to put on my shoulder when I mentioned it was aching. I brought a book to read during my appointment but I never even bothered because I was sipping tea, having my hair done AND getting my hands massaged. I wanted to take the time to write this review to share my very positive experiences at Pret-a-Porter. I found the staff to be highly skilled and also make their guests/clients feel so comfortable and welcome. Pret-a-Porter is a gem!!

 

 
Ashley R.

San Diego, CA

Now, I’m no salon connoisseur, but Pret-a-Porter is definitely a gem in my eyes. The industry today lacks passion. The receptionist smugly asks your name, a stylist slaps you in a chair, and for 30 to 40 minutes you get the pleasure of awkward smalltalk, having your scalp tugged mercilessly, and your neck positioned and repositioned in ways you never thought fathomable.

The atmosphere at P-a-P eliminates all of that. As soon as you enter, the receptionist is pleased to offer you your choice of coffee, tea, or the occasional pastry.

As far as stylists go, Dan is my favorite. He’s a co-owner of the salon (along with his wife) and he’s always in good spirits. He genuinely cares that I leave the shop with the hairstyle I came in looking for. Plus, he’s a master of the aromatic scalp massage (which he very generously includes with every cut). Because he is one of the senior stylists, his cuts and colors come at a higher price, but you’ll find it well worth it.

I’ve even had the pleasure of experiencing the salon’s facial treatment. I can safely assure you that my skin had never felt more refreshed than when I left that room. The setting is relaxing, the facials personalized for each individual’s skin, and the advice for maintenance is top notch.

All in all, I highly recommend this salon. I promise you won’t leave disappointed.

 

 
marki m.

La Mesa, CA

Dan is amazing!!! He is awesome with color. He picks the perfect color that would go beautifully with your skin color. He also is a great listener. He trimmed and styled my hair so cute, unlike other stylists who want to chop it all off.
I am so skeptical of salons and decided to come here because of the great reviews I had seen. I wanted a different look and went from blond to a beautiful brownish-red color Dan matched me with for my skin color. It was so fun and beautiful- my husband loved it!! After a few months I wanted to go back blond so I went back to Dan and he made me blond again without my hair falling out. My hair is an even better shade of blond than I had it before. I will never go to another stylist!!! I recommend Dan and highly trust him with any body’s hair!! I attached a picture in my profile of my hair Dan has colored and cut, both brunette and blond. He colored it from brunette to blond right before my wedding.

 

 
Chelsey G.

San Diego, CA

 

This is such a great place! I had a one hour facial with Theresa and it was fantastic! I decided to go with the outer peace facial because I have hereditary acne problems and that facial I can honestly say helped my skin SO much! I can’t wait to go back and get another done. Not only that but I have met the owner and she is such a pleasure! I trust her with my business completely! Thanks for the great experience pret-a-porter! I can’t wait to come back!

 

 
Janet M.

La Mesa, CA

I would highly recommend this shop to anyone that wants great color and haircuts. I have been going there for several years and can’t have my hair done anywhere else.

 

 
Cheryl A.

La Jolla, CA

I just moved to San Diego in the last couple of months. Back in my hometown I have had the same hairdresser for 15 years so I was looking for a really great hairdresser here that I could feel as comfortable with as I did with my previous one.

I went to Roz at Pret-a-Porter salon in La Mesa and I was delighted with the way she did my hair. She really listened to what I wanted and did exactly what I asked her. I loved the color as it had the natural look I was going for and I loved the haircut too. She is very friendly, easy to talk to and seems very masterful with her art. I am grateful to have found her. The Aveda products are really wonderful too!

 

 
Tami d.

San Diego, CA

I recently had an appt to get my hair done at Pret-a-Porter salon, to which I had to cancel, because I came down with a 24hr bug. I was so bummed out, however, they were able to take my last minute cancelation and book me the next day for a full highlight!.

One of the owners(Rozz?) did my hair and before she was done with the highlight asked me if I wanted a haircut. I didn’t go in for one, but said, if you have the time, why not.

Long story short, I walked out so blonde(I love being blonde) and my hair cut was awesome. When I went in the salon my roots were pretty dark and I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get my color back to normal. She did an amazing job.

The thing is I didn’t know it would be so awesome until I got home and again the next day!!!

I am sooo glad I found the right Aveda salon for me. I will DEF. be going back again.

I would highly recommend this salon to anyone.

Thanks Pret-a-Porter!

 

 
Aislinn S.

La Mesa, CA

I just got my hair colored today and I couldn’t be happier with the results! My hair had previously been dyed too dark at another salon, and Maria my stylist got my hair back to my original color. Maria really took the time to consult with me beforehand and presented all my options to me. She really took what I wanted into consideration and made me confident she knew what she was doing. I walked out with exactly what I came in for. Perfect! I will definitely be returning.

 

 
Gail D.

Spring Valley, CA

The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The scalp and neck massage with choice of oil was soothing after a long work week. The stylist understood my hair perfectly and gave me a cut to make the most of my natural wave.

 

 
Anne N.

La Mesa, CA

I love this salon. My hair has an uneven wave and it has been difficult in the past to find a stylist who can cut my hair well. Dan at Pret a Porter has given me an excellent cut that enhances my natural curl. He also gave me the most beautiful highlights to help blend in my greys. I won’t go anywhere else now. The atmosphere of this salon is relaxing. It’s a beautful place with friendly employees and clients.

 

 
Lauren J.

San Diego, CA

 

Wonderful full service salon! I’ve been going here for about a year and have never been disappointed! Everyone on staff really works hard to provide the best service! My stylist (Mandi) always works hard to get my hair just the way I want it, and Teresa is wonderful for waxing and facials. They have good product/service deals every now and then and their “last-minute” deals are the best! Definitely recommend!!

 

 
Karee H.

San Diego, CA

 

I have been going to this salon for about a year now and I love it. Maria always does such a fantastic job with my hair, and she always makes sure I am happy with how it looks when I leave. I recently got married and used Maria and Shawna for myself and my bridesmaids. Everyone loved their hair and make-up, each girl was happy with their individual styles and got many compliments from the guests. They were professional, fun and energetic while we were getting ready. I highly recommend them!

 

 
Diane S.

San Diego, CA

 

I get my hair done here every month and have been going there since they opened. I live in Point Loma and drive all the way to La Mesa – hey, when you find a great hairdresser!!! Roz, the owner does my hair and she knows her stuff. She can really cut hair and is able to see what kind of cut will look best on YOU. Ditto with color as over the years she has changed my color to go with my a little bit older skin. As I am fond of saying, you always have your hair on and no one is going to notice that great outfit from Nordstron if your hair looks bad.