Client Reviews


“I love having the Colvin & Taunton location in the neighborhood. Knowledgeable, professional & experienced staff. The product lines are helpful to keep my hair looking like it does when I leave the salon. Annette Mortellaro is so talented with cuts, color, curly hair & so much more!”

Jane C, April 2015 – Facebook

“New to Clarence, I was hot on the hunt for my new hair place. I was wavering between trying this one and another one in Clarence but I decided to try here, and this one has a new fan!  Got a 5pm appointment and was taken right back at appointment time.  Always appreciate timely appointments!
Had my hair appointment with Sam or Samantha (receptionist called her Sam, other reviews on here call her Samantha.  Same awesome chick) for some root color, highlights and cut.  Sam nailed the root color.  My hair turns auburn easy and I told her how I don’t like it red so she did a great job getting those roots a nice golden brown color.  Covered up all my gray!  I always feel kinda stabby when I leave a hair salon and I look in the mirror in the car and see any left behind gray and Sam did a great job making sure she got ALL of that hidden.  Did an awesome job with the highlights too!I normally just do a one length, shoulder length cut.  I’m a Mom, my toddler is a terrorist, 90% of the time my hair is in a ponytail to avoid be yanked.  Sam suggested putting in some layers.  I’m old enough to know that it’s just hair, it always grows back. So figured, “why not? worse case I hate it and I’ll just grow it out. Best case it looks awesome”. Sam kept the layers all long enough I can still toss it back in a ponytail.  My hair is fine and thin but with the layers in, it got a lot more volume.  When I walked in the door my husband said to me all shocked, “Your hair… it’s not flat. It looks like it has volume”.  He was very pleased.  I am too, it’s nice to have a cut that has a style about it but is still low maintenance enough I can rock my ponytails.I can def say I looked better walking out than walking in.  My hair color is very pretty now and Sam gave me a cut that even my husband noticed.  Sam is very nice and excellent at making chitchat.  I’m an introvert and really suck at it, so I always notice when other people are good at it.  They have good magazines here to read while your color sets.  The prices are really good. There is a parking lot.  I already made my next appointment, Sam really won me over with her talent for hair!”

Sarah S. – April 2015 – Source:  Yelp

“I put a desperate shout out on Facebook that I had a bad haircut and needed help! A friend recommended April. I loved how my hair turned out!! She changed the color and gave my hair a new style! I’m a new woman, and I love it! It didn’t cost an arm and a leg, either. I brought my mom in, and we love how her hair turned out, too! April used different techniques for each of us. My hair is long and color treated. My mom’s hair is short and naturally silver. April styled each of us to suit us uniquely. I recently brought my particular teenage son to her. She gave him his favorite haircut! She used different techniques on him and recommend products for him to use. April is very versatile and very attentive to detail. She’s a sweetheart!”
Kathy S., March 2015 – Facebook

“Annette is an artist, a true crafts woman with hair!!”
Kathy M, January 2015 – Google+

“It’s always a great experience when I come in for an appointment with Rachel! She’s the best and I always appreciate her honesty during the time she takes to talk to me before she see starts cutting or coloring. She really listens to what I’d like and is always professional if something may not work for me ~ that’s what I like the most. I trust her completely and love the results.”
Lori C. – June 2014 – Source:  DemandForce

“This was my first time getting my hair cut here and I left very happy with my hair and the service. I had Samantha who was very cheerful and was full of great suggestions for my new hair cut. I told her what I liked and did not like about my hair when I first walked in and she did exactly what I wanted to it. I will absolutely be returning to Del Monte Hair System and Day Spa.”
Kaitlin G – June 2014 – Source:  DemandForce

“Friendly and professional atmosphere. Very accommodating and do very good work.”
Anonymous – May 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“I love my haircut. Leigh did a great job.”
Laurie G. – May 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“I am absolutely satisfied with my experience! The salon is clean and cosy. Staff makes you feel right home. Sam does an amazing job on my very unmanageable curly hair. She is an excellent stylist!”
Stephanie S. – May 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“Lynn (sp?) did what I asked, and took me last minute, but she must have used a whole can of hair spray on me. I figured I’d try it if it held the curl in longer, but it looked and felt too product-ish, so I came home, washed it out, and recurled it. I should have told her more clearly that I wanted soft, bigger curls, not springy, spiral, Shirley Temple curls. !!

Overall, I love Del Monte, and will be back.


Maria S. – May 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“Samantha was excellent and took a lot of extra time to get my toes back to looking pretty once again!”
Doris W. – May 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“Samantha has been my savior. I’ve followed her from her pervious salon because she is that good. She knows what she’s doing and shes professional. She always listens to what I want but also has great suggestions if I don’t know lol. Many times I just let her do what she feels on her own intuition and I always love it! Her cuts are equally praised. I have a wavy mane and she always puts that beast in check. Haha. I come out looking polished every-time! I wouldn’t go to anyone else. I’ve found my girl and I’m loyal to her and her craft. My hair and I say thanks!”

Erica M. – April 2014 – Source:  Yelp

Having just turned 60, maintaining my Youthful side is really important to me. I enjoy trendy hair styles and im not afraid to experiment with new color trends. My Artist, Lynn Rizzo Wright, had envi sioned a new look she thought would be perfect for me.i went in for roots and highlights. i usually have some form of red or dark brown in the winter and add highlights in spring. On This date Lynn told me she had envisioned me with a new “Color Block” with the primary color very dark brown with the front section a very bright red. I refer to Lynn as an Artist because she is truly that creative, and i trusted her implicitly…so tbe process began. Even as Lynn rinsed and towel dried my hair, people in the salon were already commenting on the color combination. I can tell you that by the time i left DelMontes, i looked 10 years younger with a sassy new look that suited me perfectly. Everywhere i go people compliment me and love the look. More importantly, I love the look. I rarely make recommendations, however, i HIGHLY recommend Lynn Rizzo Wright as an Artist, highly intuitive with a long list of very satisfied customers. Del Monte’s is the perfect salon for Any age, Any style, Any occassion with a versatile highly talented & skilled staff catering to any and all hair and beauty needs. And dont worry about location because they have a Salon in Clarence and in North Buffalo. Do make your next appointment there because i guarantee you’ll never go to any other salon. Bev Holland….Akron, NY
Anonymous. – April 2014 –  Source:  Superpages

Best service anywhere
Dave M. – April 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“I honestly don’t know where to begin. I stopped over to the Colvin location today, sort of on a whim after a business meeting with some of the ladies from the Clarence location. My hair was a bit of a mess so I figured I’d get a cut while I’m there. There wasn’t a free chair at the hour but I offered to rush over to Colvin and sneak a quick cut in. There I met Annette, who startled me at first because she was strangely excited about cutting my hair. We spent the first 10-15 minutes discussing my facial structure, hair type, possible looks etc. and peeking through a GQ magazine. When it came time to grab the scissors I just told her to “go with it.” She explained every stroke, and there was a clear method to her madness. I closed my eyes because frankly I don’t usually venture beyond “take a little off the top” and this was new to me. When she finished I didn’t know who was in the mirror. She explained the billion and one ways I could style it, and how she set me up so I could have a strong business look by day, and a playful look at night. She literally cut my hair to not just match my face but my personality. I strutted out of there like I was entering the Grammy’s. Somehow, someway she found my perfect hair cut. Annette is definitely an artist. A co-worker told me i went from “a shaggy Will Ferrell” to “Gerald Butler”…which i’m pretty sure is a good thing? Thanks Annette, and two thumbs up for Del-Monte :)”
Thomas Jennings – March 2014 – FaceBook

“Excellent service and very clean. Very happy with my hair cut.”
Stephanie S. – March 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“Color is amazing!! Awesome job as usual! TONS of compliments, gave your name to several people.”
Judy G. – February 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“Love it. Samantha does my hair perfectly and is so friendly and professional. I’ll be back!”
Maria S. – February 2014 –  Source:  DemandForce

“I can’t say enough about this salon. I am always happy when I get my hair done at Delmonte! Not only do they do a fine job but they treat you beautifully. Wonderful customer service. This is not a fancy place, but don’t be fooled. I have been to salons in big cities that don’t have the level of skill or service I’ve found at Delmonte. They will give you exactly what you want and will offer input only if you request it. I always walk out looking fabulous! I think you will, too.”
Susan Banks – 2013 – FaceBook

“I love the place, love April. Never a wait Saturday mornings and always pleasant. Not to mention they do a wonderful job there. Beautiful hair!”
Jessica P. – 2013 – Source: Yelp

“As a caveat, I have to say that I’m incredibly particular about my hair; thick, short hair. I’ve been to some of the best salons in the area as well as many that were mediocre. Thankfully, my search for a new stylist is over. As a caveat, I will say that I am incredible particular about my hair. If you aren’t familiar with Del Monte Hair System in Clarence, you may want to stop in. Rachel is phenomenal! Friendly, energetic and knowledgeable, she immediately put me at ease while taking a good deal of time to talk about my hair. The cut is amazing! Well worth the drive to Clarence Center.”
Anonymous – 2013 – Superpages

“Went to see Rachel today… Requested that she shear my mullet off! And that’s exactly what she did, clippers and all! She gave me the “Chrissy”- a super hip, short haircut! I was so excited when I left, I had an extra skip in my step. Check out my profile pic for an idea of what the “Chrissy” holds. Great cut, great convo, super happy that I went to see her. Go see Rachel and ask for the Chrissy!!! And maybe some cool purple streaks which I’m considering myself…”
Lindsay A. – 2012 – Source:  Yelp

“I’m always pleased when I visit Del Monte Hair System. Their facials are great and the skincare line they use (Plantogen) is amazing! I also visit them regularly for my hair services. I’ve seen a number of different stylists at both locations and I always leave happy and feeling great!”
Guest65249 – 2011- Superpages

Excellent stylist

My sister first turned me onto this salon as she had been going there for years. Although they are a bit pricey, they do a wonderful job. Tony is a great colorist and is able to really do justice to the look you are trying to achieve. It is small, friendly and very accomodating to your schedule. And Tony is just a nice guy.”

Kathleen H. – 2008Insiderpages

“Notably good service experience

I am very happy with this salon. I get my hair cut, colored, and my eyebrows waxed.. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. I have been there quite a few times now and every time i’ve been overly satisfied. My daughter just got married and her wedding party went there for their hair and everyone looked amazing. If you’ve never been there you’ve got to try it, i’m sure you’ll love it too!”

DS from Wilson – 2006- Superpages

“The best decision I ever made!

Everyone is very professional and friendly. I received a haircut, highlites and eye brow wax. The consultation gave me the confidence that the stylist knew exactly what I was looking for. I was very pleased with my haircut, color and waxing. I highly recommend this salon for anyone that is looking for a new look or even just a moderate change. They really know their stuff!”

RR from Buffalo – 2005- Superpages