I visited Leverage in Hiroo for the first time on Tuesday, November 2 for a cut with top stylist Maho Toda. The entire experience was extremely positive and I am looking forward to being a regular customer of this salon.
Upon entering, I was greeted cheerfully by Toda-san and was made comfortable from beginning to end. The shop's interior is quite bright, clean, and elegant. Since it was my first visit, I filled out a short questionnaire and we discussed the type of style that I preferred. We reviewed a few model photos, I pointed to one that was similar to the image that I wanted, and soon Toda-san went to work.
As she started to cut my hair, the first impression I had is that Toda-san is highly skilled and confident, and definitely earns her status as a top stylist. She works smoothly, with no tentativeness or hesitation. She asked at various times if I was happy with the length, and she quickly obliged the one time I asked for the top to be cut shorter. She is also really friendly, and strikes the ideal conversation balance by being neither too chatty nor too quiet.
I had another pleasant surprise when it was time to pay the bill. The total was much less than I expected, as Leverage offers a significant discount for first time visitors. Not only that, but my wife mentioned that this haircut was much better than any previous ones. So, kudos and thanks to Leverage, and in particular to Toda-san for an excellent experience.