Mary Goes Natural at Julio Castrejon Salon

Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please come along as Mary finds a salon in their new neighborhood. 

Mary is at the entrance to Julio Castrejon Salon located just west of the corner of Calle Berlin y Av Francisco Villa en Colonia Versalle.

We’ve arrived just in time for Mary’s 11:00 appointment. This is one of the most important haircuts in Mary’s life. Why? Living in the tropics, coloring her hair was putting too much stress on it, so, about a half year ago Mary decided to quit that and go natural. She has opted to go short in order to chop off most of the dyed and damaged hair.

Meet Julio.

Of course the whole process starts with a shampoo. While Julio is doing this, I wander around taking pix in an effort to convey the ambiance of this rather cool salon. Here’s the slideshow:

Mary is reviewing a style book.

Let’s try this.

Let the cutting begin. I am mesmerized by his magic fingers.

The style is starting to take shape.

And here is the finished product.

Mary is absolutely thrilled with her new look. She recommends Julio highly. Oh, the cost? 120P before tip.

Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Hasta proximo Domingo!

February 19, 2017 · Bruce · 16 Comments
Posted in: Life in Puerto Vallarta

16 Responses

  1. Mary Mendez - February 19, 2017

    Great haircut Mary. That style is very flattering on you. And you can’t beat the cost. Wow!

  2. Mary - February 19, 2017

    Thank you Mary! I felt confident that Julio would create the best style for me. He did all that, the haircut, confidence boost and pampering all for about $6US. Que Bueno!

    Thanks for reading, Mary


  3. Alex - February 19, 2017

    I’ve never dyed my hair. I know many women who reached a certain age and decided to go natural. I rarely see Mexican women without severely black hair. Love the new style. Looks great.

  4. Bruce - February 19, 2017

    Hola Alex,

    Here in Vallarta, we see some pretty wildly colored hair on many of the locales. Probably explains why there is a salon on pretty much every corner.

    Mary says thank you very much for the compliment. She is very happy with the way it turned out.


  5. Joanne - February 19, 2017

    Mary, you look Fabulous. That is a very flattering style. Miss you two!

  6. Mary - February 19, 2017

    Howdy Joanne! Thank you very much, you are too kind 🙂 It is a relief to ’embrace’ the many colors of my hair now, some of which are even natural! lol

    Miss you too Joanne. We look at old pix of our days in Yucatan and miss our good friends and all the good times.


  7. Izzy - February 19, 2017

    Love the new look, and you will love the no more coloring!
    Miss you guys!

  8. Mary - February 19, 2017

    IZZY! You are my inspiration for going “au natural”!! I will not see the beautiful color that you have, but will have healthier hair on my way to my natural color.

    ps…btw, I found LEMONS!!


  9. Jody Hanson - February 19, 2017

    Hi Mary,
    Love your haircut – it is you! Lookin good – Buff AND Beautiful!

  10. Mary - February 19, 2017

    Jody, good to hear from you!! You are too kind 😀 I am finally embracing the fact that time will have its way with me, and I might as well go along with it and join the parade.

    Next time you’re in Vallarta, let me know!!


  11. Paula Knutson - February 19, 2017

    Love the “Do” and seriously can’t believe the price!

  12. Bruce - February 20, 2017

    Hola Paula,

    Believe it or not but that is the most Mary has ever spent on a haircut in Mexico, the lowest she has spent is 30P, but you do get what you pay for.

    Glad you like the style and… thanks for reading, Cheers!

  13. Terry - February 19, 2017

    Curious, how do you decide on that salon?

  14. Bruce - February 20, 2017

    Hola Terry,

    A couple months ago we were walking around and spotted this very nice salon. Mary asked about a hair conditioning treatment for her damaged hair and Julio demonstrated just the right amount of disdain so Mary knew she had the right guy when she was ready to go natural.

    Thanks for reading, Cheers!

  15. Marly - February 20, 2017

    Very nice! Congrats to Mary for “going natural.”

    Wow on the price though. I had my hair shampooed and trimmed (not cut) in the Marina last month and it was 300 pesos.

    Careful on advertising Versalles though —- they might start building big boxy condos there. It’s my favorite walking colonia, so I hope that doesn’t happen. Sort of a joke, but not really. It could happen.

    Looks like a great salon and *new do.*

  16. Bruce - February 20, 2017

    Hola Marly,


    Yes, we love Versalles as well. Agreed, we would hate to see what’s happening in Old Town happen to Versalles. Pretty soon they’ll be building condos on top of condos.

    Thanks for reading, Cheers!

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